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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first curved screen.

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    Steve
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    So, I searched for the properly sized monitor, of an acceptable brand and specs, and headed to Best Buy. I really like Samsung quality and Best Buy happened to have a 24 inch flat screen Samsung with 4 millisecond or less response time for a little over a hundred dollars. When I got to the store I was disappointed to learn they only had one in stock. I needed two that matched for my wife's and my side by side computer. They had a pair of some off-brand 24 inch monitor for $30 more, or for $40 more I could buy a pair of this Samsung curved screen. I had been pretty skeptical about the curved screen 'fad', and had no desire to pay more to try them. Circumstances conspired to make this the only real choice to buy if I wanted monitors that day, so I took a chance on them. Wow. After using them for about a month, both my wife and I agree, they are a great choice. They make watching anything displayed, immersive. It's not 3D, but it almost feels like it. While watching a video, if something travels off the edge of the screen, I catch my self turning my head to follow it. We both sit 24-30 inches away from the screen while typing, and slightly farther away when viewing a video. I really don't have anything bad to say about our experience so far. The positives of this purchase are: 1. Samsung quality. 2. Easy, straight forward stand assembly. 3. Cords were included, power and HDMI. 4. Price was much less than an advertised 'Gaming' monitor and still had the specs we were looking for. 5. The chance we took on the curved screen has paid off. We hoped for 'tolerable', and are so impressed now that we probably won't buy another non-curved product for our home. One last note about the difference between monitors advertised as 'gaming', vs this monitor. The only difference I saw was the response time. We do a lot of things with the computers, but the most graphic intensive thing we do is play World of Warcraft. A search for information led us to the conclusion that there would be no noticeable difference between a 6ms response time and a 1ms response time. This monitor has a 4ms response time. I cannot justify spending at least one-hundred dollars more for three 1/1000 of a second response time, especially if it is completely unnoticeable. I would definitely recommend this product and I would purchase it again if I had it to do over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous!

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    Britishtexan
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    Was wary about HDMI connections as when they fist came out the image was kind of iffy. Decided to take the plunge as this was also curved. Boy am I glad I did! First, in the day when no connection cables are normally provided, Samsung included an HDMI cable; nice plus. Second, set up was a breeze; just shut the PC down after connecting, reboot and up it popped, perfect resolution and aspect ratio. Third, and this is the BEST part; not only are the colors gorgeous, nice, crisp and full of depth, the curved monitor almost draws you into the image on the screen; 3D? No; but certainly the very best alternative that I've encountered in 30+ years of PC tech consulting! I only use this for standard web, word processing and pictures (photo's, art etc.) but I absolutely love this monitor! Purchased the 24" version (the two larger sizes would have been nice but desktop space limited my choices) and with the dedicated AMD Radeon card on my set up, I really couldn't be happier! This really is an absolutely superb curved monitor for an absolutely ridiculously low price! Grab one, seriously, before they are all gone because at this price, I can't believe it'll be too long before Best Buy runs out of stock!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They look awesome when you put 2 side by side!

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    HikingSoCal
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    Positive: 1) They look beautiful when you put 2 side by side! 2) Having 2 monitors in general has helped me multitask and the color/brightness/energy options on these have saved my eyeballs from early burnout! 3) They're even better if you have a compatible AMD graphics card and connect via HDMI (you can use FreeSync)! Unfortunately this isn't an option for the old school composite connection. Darn whipper snappers... ;-) Negative: 1) The edge is a little too thick and creates a 13/16" gap between screens when you put two of them side by side. 2) This is not really about the monitor itself so no stars lost here, but there aren't any games that actually utilize two monitors. 3) I had to exchange one of my monitors 2 times because the color white was showing up more like a very dull yellow. I probably wouldn't have noticed this if I didn't have 2 of them side by side. Check your serial numbers! I think there was a bad batch that had an A or B after the ...HTQK... in the serial number. Those were the bad ones for me anyway. Really should have been better QC for such a well known company. The one's that work are awesome so I guess I won't take a star off for this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great budget monitor

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    Ethan
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    I bought this 6 months ago and I still use it every day for my MacBook and Xbox. Before this, I was that guy gaming on a 48” Vizio, and now I’m never switching back. If you’re a casual or competitive gamer, you won’t have any complaints with this monitor. 1080p, 4ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate on a 24” screen is the best you can get without spending triple the price. Once you attach the stand, the monitor is fixed in one position, so you can’t grab onto the screen and move it up and down. For optimal viewing I keep the monitor at eye level. I sit 30 inches away and the curve is still immersive, the contrast looks good, and the screen is very bright (I keep the brightness between 50-75). People always ask about it whenever they see it because it looks good and the curve is a unique feature. Most of the specs on high-end monitors aren’t noticeable unless you’re serious about it, so I would consider this a great budget monitor from a trusted brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice picture

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    suem
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    I got this last week at 129.00 which made it a true steal but this price isn't bad either. Curved is the new thing but they've been too expensive to even consider for me. I have always favored samsung panels, they just look better to me and they have years of experience. This replaces a really old flat panel that I bought more than ten years ago and it's still going strong it's just older tech was time for an upgrade. Be aware there is no dvi plug on here so if your machine is old and has no dvi or vga plugs you may need to look into an adapter, of course you will not get the quality over those that comes with the hdmi. This is certainly not the fastest panel out there, it's a budget monitor but it will do fine for me, if you've never used a curved monitor you will like it and that's because your eye is not flat the lens and screeen (retina) are curved and that's why these look so much nicer to us. I have high hopes that this will serve me as well as my old samsung product that will be relegated to a backup role on a second machine. It is very light, if you want to use this on arm that should not be an issue and the adapter is external which makes it easier to arrange your cords as you want them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor, but not so great for gaming!

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    AcidTab
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    For the price, you cant beat it. I was skeptical about curved screens, but it was cheap so I gave it a go. For one person sitting directly center of it, this curved monitor is great as far as viewing perspective goes. Groups of 2 or more it becomes a not so great experience as the curve, if not sitting dead center of it, makes the perspective bad. However, one person in the center of it makes for a pretty immersive experience for movies gaming and it also helps with eye fatigue that regular monitors tend to give you after long sessions. --- For gaming on my PC, it was good but not great. Screen tears were my number 1 complaint. But for this price I was willing to put up with it. Just have to sync your games frame rate to 60 so it matches the monitors refresh rate that helps for a more fluid experience. - Overall, I wanted to give it a 5, but,really my review is a 4.5/5. Its a great monitor for everyday use and some movies and gaming but dont expect it to compare to the actual monitors designed for gaming with all the bells and whistles. For this price, you get more than what you pay for in my opinion. Curved, FHD, good build quality, decent refresh rate, 60hz, and it looks nice as well. Buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but a very good deal

    Posted
    Jeff
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    I decided my laptop's screen was a bit too small for drafting or split-screening. I just needed size and affordability since I don't do anything too critical and this monitor fit better than I anticipated. The resolution is good for what I use it for and the curve really helps see the sides of the screen from the corner of your eye. The controls are a little different (typical Samsung joystick), but it's not like you adjust the settings much. The sleep/standby is very good. The screen shuts off as soon as my laptop does and wakes up almost immediately. My only negative about the monitor is the power indicator light on the front-right corner. It flashes when in standby and is VERY bright in a dark room. It took several layers of masking tape to dim it enough that it wasn't bothering me in bed. Overall, the best monitor I've ever bought and has solidified my commitment to Samsung screen products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for the price!

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    Ray5384
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    Was debating for a long time on a monitor and did some research and ultimately decided on this one. First off it was on sale, which is always a plus. Second the screen is just curved enough to give you that viewing room you need and not be to much. Third, the picture is great. They had it on display and running with the "4K" generic video they have playing and it looked awesome. I have also tried it on with my direct tv box and my xbox and it works wonderfully for both. Lastly, i suggest for anyone thats looking into it, to get this one for the freesync. If you've heard about the gsync/freesync just remember that g-sync is only going to work with nvida graphics cards. Freesync will work with pretty much anything else. Also the 4 ms response time is great and i love that it has its own power button and tons of user friendly options for customization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not all that bad for the price, but....

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    Sarge
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    For the price of the monitor it's not bad but.... The gripes I have are: Very limited positioning of the stand if any. The natural position of the stand, tilts the screen downward. I've got some folded paper under the stand to correct the issue. Secondly, only after having had the monitor for 2 days, the screen goes black from time to time. It blacks out as if it was turned off. After 10 seconds or so it comes back on. So far, it has only happened 6 or 7 times. Picture quality is very good, that's a positive. Whether watching movies or gaming, I'm impressed with the quality for such a low priced monitor. If the stand offered hieght, tilt and swivel like most other monitors and the black outs didn't happen, I would give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good monitor

    Posted
    Jason
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    So this is a cool monitor. Decided to update my HP 22 inch because the contrast wasn't good, and this monitor has much nicer/deeper blacks. Now, I returned my first one due to some dead pixels and a weird colorshift where the bottom right was warmer than the rest of the screen...only to get another one that has, from what I can tell so far, 1 dead pixel and it just seems the entire bottom half of the monitor is only slightly warmer than the rest...but that's less annoying than just one color. It's not that noticeable. Either way, I bought Samsung because their AMOLED phone screens are great and their LED TV's are great, so I figured their monitors would be...and for the most part, it's great. the curve is weird to get used to, but the picture quality is great if you can get past possibly having a dead pixel or two. mine was manufactured in june of 2017, so maybe there was a bad batch, idk. either way, having a dead pixel is annoying, yes, but i'm trying not to notice it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around monitor

    Posted
    Nachos
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    I originally bought this monitor because I didn't think I had the room for the 27" version. Turns out I did have the room, so I exchanged it for the bigger version. With that being said, I feel I had enough time with this monitor to give my opinion. I mostly use my computer for movies, shows and chatting with friends. I also do some gaming. I recently downloaded a few games and movies and the picture was fantastic with both. The "joystick" on the back of the monitor allows you to easily navigate the menu and it has some nice pre-set picture options. Pros: Great for the price Amazing picture Cons: I honestly can't think of any I was very pleased with this monitor and I am even happier with it's big brother.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of bang for your $$$

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    PearsonB
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    I wasn't even looking for a monitor but when, to my dismay, I learned that best buy didn't carry DDR3L RAM I realized that I needed to burn my $175 gift card on SOMETHING. When I saw a floor model of the curved Samsung monitor for $150, I knew I had a legit good deal. Samsung makes the best monitors in the world (Hyperbole yes, but almost a true statement.) The only thing I wasn't fully sold on was the curve, was it really necessary? Well, having owned it for nearly 3 weeks, I'll say this... Necessary? no, Cool? Even Awesome? yes. the monitor is crystal clear, has a beautiful range of resolutions, and a fast refresh rate.. Not to mention the design itself, from the shiny black on black on black plastic to the silver samsung to the low-0profile round base it stand upon, the monitor just oozes sleekness. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great for my needs

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    Spookyac47
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    Was crippling along with an older smaller monitor that showed ghosting whenever I scrolled through websites. Time to upgrade to a better monitor that fit in my limited space. I am not a gamer but do occasional website building and a lot of documentation (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.). Brought the Samsung - 390 Series monitor home, removed it from the box, plugged it in and off we go. No issues with the setup and working much better than the older monitor. Only thing that is a bit of a bother is the non-adjustable stand that makes the monitor tilt forward a slight amount while sitting on my computer table. It does have the four hole feature on the back for mounting a different stand and will probably remove it from the old computer. Other than that, great monitor and I have no complaints

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice monitor

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    zacksba
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    I bought this after Christmas for the Black Friday price. I use it for a monitor both my personal MacBook Air and my work windows Toshiba laptop via the hdmi cable ( I purchased an hdmi switch from amazon for my setup on my desk). It’s a very nice monitor. It came with an hdmi cable and the monitor does tilt. There is a single bottom on the lower right, bottom back that handles controls and power. There is an audio jack on the monitor but I don’t think there is an actual speaker built in because the sounds still come from my laptops. The curved screen is more of a gimmick in my opionion but it looks really cool and it fits and looks great on my desk. I only have one but I bet this would look really great with two of these monitors next to each other.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor For Average Gamer

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    Vibezz
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    This is the second time I bought this monitor. The first time it had fell and cracked down the middle and became unplayable. Completely my fault and I did not have insurance. I had then bought an Asus monitor and hated it. Pixelated, screen tearing, ghosting. This monitor however is beautiful to look at with its curved design. The graphics are beautiful for gaming and Netflix or a Blu ray movie. The 4ms response rate feels very good for a competitive player. As long as you have good internet you will definitely be at an advantage in fast tick video games. Overall I am completely happy with my monitor for the price of 145$ what more can you ask for for the low price of 145$ I would say this is the best value you my find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always Samsung!

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    Boom
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    I've had several Samsung TV's over the years. I have always loved the clarity, color, depth, details of the picture. My Samsung TV's have always had a cleaner and better picture versus my JVC or Sony TV's. Recently I needed a monitor for dual screen/extended laptop screen for the sake of productivity. Decided to check out the Samsung monitor. Could NOT be happier! The 24" curved style monitor, sits so well on my small corner desk and allows me "to tuck" it into the corner to maximize this desk space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect A++

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    soram
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    This is my first and best personal monitor. I use Dell in my work place but it's too nerdy. This Samsung monitor is quite brilliant in almost all aspects. 1. Setting up in desk is just 30secs to 1min job with the help of simple to read install guide. 2. The HDMI cable in the box is just amazing as it saves additional bucks out of your pocket and also shipping time for it 3. The monitor has very easy settings to adjust to your eye's comfortable view. 4. The curved screen is quite pleasing to the eye too 5. I use it all the time with my laptop for both personal and professional use It's highly recommended and I got in a good deal in BBY...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I Expected More From This Brand

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    Nwsubaru
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    Original paid 200!!, after testing this monitor for 4 months i have come to the conclusion that I should have spent the money and then some on different brand or model. Iv always liked Samsung products and had good experiences with them but after reading reviews on this product and experiences myself, it seems this is one Samsung let’s slip through there fingers. To start with the monitor gets so hot that sometimes will turn off. The imagine quality isn’t what its truly cracked up to be, and to top it off after 4 months pixiles have stared to die, all I can say is thank you Best Buy for a product replacement plan.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Samsung

      Nwsubaru,

      I am very sorry for the issues you have encountered with your C24F390 Curve Monitor. I understand the frustrations and the inconveniences this has caused. I ask that you please contact Samsung Customer Support so that we can better investigate your issue and assist you towards a resolution or replacement.

      We can be reached by any of the following options:
      1) Toll-free calling: 1-800-SAMSUNG
      2) LiveChat or Email: https://www.samsung.com/us/support/#contact_us_for_support
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      Samsung stands behind the quality and performance of every product we manufacture, and we back Samsung monitors with a 1-year manufacturer's limited warranty, if purchased brand-new directly from BestBuy.com or any other authorized seller.

      Again, I am very sorry for the inconveniences you have had and hope that we will hear from you soon.

      ~ Samsung Solutions Samsung

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful picture quality for day to day

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    Paul
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    Curved displays seem to be the "next big thing" when it comes to TV and monitors recently. While the picture quality and color of this monitor is top notch, I would very much be hesitant on the curved aspect of it unless you are getting a great deal. The idea behind these curved displays is to give you a more immersive feel to whatever it is you are doing. The only issue with this is when your screen is in the smaller sizes you really do lose that effect with it not covering the majority of your peripheral vision. Still, even with that the curved does the intended job of making you more concentrated on what you are viewing. This was purchased as a gift for my wife, while she does game it is by no means a gaming monitor. It does however display the games beautifully and works excellent for everything else

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for the price

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    tallguybry
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    I bought 2 of these for my home office and really like them a lot. They are pretty much no frills, plug & play, easy to setup and start using right out of the box. There are some menu options available to adjust your basic settings as well as a few more options but pretty straight forward and really easy to use. The color is really good too. I have them hooked up to a docking station and use the dock and monitors with both my MacBook Pro and my work PC (which is an HP I believe) and no issues switching from either machine. I only gave 4 stars because the curved feature doesn't do anything for you on a small 24" screen. They look cool though, so there's that.

    I would recommend this to a friend