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Samsung - 390 Series 24" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor - High glossy black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2236 reviews

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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice picture

    Posted
    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!

    Posted
    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    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

    Beautiful picture quality for day to day

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor for the price

    Posted
    Dave
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    I researched a number of monitors before choosing this Samsung monitor. It has a curved screen that takes some time to get accustomed too. The monitor is simple to setup and use. It is great with small fonts and excellent with pictures and video. It's large enough to open several applications simultaneously. Any monitor is only as good as the graphics card that is driving it. I upgraded my graphic card after purchasing this monitor from a motherboard intel to an Nvidia that significantly improved image quality and performance. There are better more expensive 4K monitors out there however this one is more than adequate for my needs today and 4k content is still very limited. At it's price point it's definitely a quality leader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor for the price

    Posted
    JakeSTP

    Bought 2 of these to run in a dual monitor set up at work and so far so good. The picture on it is great and color uniformity is good and the blacks appear to be good when viewing head on. I tried testing out freesync, but it doesn't appear that it actually supports it as AMD Radeon settings shows it as not supported. The only real downsides to this monitor is the lack of freesync that it says it has and that the bezels are pretty big, but that's really a non-issue at this great price point. I would definitely recommend this monitor to anyone that is looking for a good monitor or as a cheap gaming alternative.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Brilliantly Clear Screen

    Posted
    dutch184
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    My old Dell flat screen died on me and I needed a replacement quick. Best Buy had this monitor at what I thought was a great price so I jumped at it. I never thought I'd get a 24" curved HD monitor for this price and Samsung delivers. The focus is brilliant, the picture brightness is ideal, and the focus is spot-on. No adjustments were necessary, I just plugged it in. On the other hand, I do not like the position of the controls on the back of the monitor it acts as a joystick function. Also, I do not like that my cursor disappears and gets lost on many occassions. Otherwise I am very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Monitor curved for no great purpose

    Posted
    yyye
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    Please note that this monitor does not offet any USB connections so if you want one monitor you can connect your laptop to and out comes a workstation, this is not the choice. In my opinion the curved feature is really not very impressive. Actually it is a feature you may like for really large screen but for this one it is not necessary. Also, the height and angle is not adjustable. That being said, it is still good when on discount. Easily adjustable from settings andthe one button control design is impressive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good solid buy, room for improvement

    Posted
    Halianora
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    Beautiful, simple, monitor. Hardly had to adjust. Occasionally see barely noticeable waves/lines when the screen is adjusting but it’s a very vivid display. The curve is perfect for gaming and I’ve read that some ppl have issues with reading reports on it but I’ve had the opposite experience. I love the large display for my emails and reports for work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Picture good but no sound

    Posted
    CK123
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    The picture quality is good and I like the curved screen. Sales rep in store told me that it had sound and that I didn't need anything additional. I did not use the monitor right away as I was waiting for my desktop to arrive. I didn't hook it up until 5 days after the 30 day return window and found out that while the monitor had sound, it only worked with headphones. There are NO BUILT IN SPEAKERS, so if you want to hear without headphones you need to purchase external speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good..but

    Posted
    sxklass
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    The monitor itself is really good. It has great colors, rich blacks, and the curve gives it a nice feel on the desk. The biggest issue is that in order to Mount the monitor without the legs you have to open the whole back. Such a dumb design I don't understand why Samsung would do it. I open the back and now there are Black lines on the left side of the monitor. That is my fault I wasn't more carefully, but I am very disappointed that Samsung when with this design choice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Picture But Funky Interface

    Posted
    BigBlackDog
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    This is my first experience with a curved monitor and I have only used it sparingly the past few weeks but the clarity seems to be excellent and I look forward to spending more time working on my graphics and design with it. So far my only negative is the weird little control button in the back that powers the unit and controls the settings. It's like a little dongle and takes a while to get used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall great just need an extra hdmi port

    Posted
    ZainaV
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    Got this on sale for $129.99 which is a perfect price on this product. Crystal clear display, no glare, reduces tearing, and fast response time. The downside for me: Original Price, controls at the back are somewhat finicky(same as all Samsung Monitors/TV), the auto-detect on sources needs to be programmed better, it can't tell and switch to the other source once the current source in use is turned off and the other source is turned on. So your left staring at it if it switched over. Recommend this for someone in budget and in need of a larger work space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor, but not for me...

    Posted
    imaginaryfriend87
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    I am a bit of a Samsung fanboy, but I ended up returning this mointor. I just discovered I am more of a fan of IPS monitors. I like the richer colors and brightness. Although there is some color bleeding, and the screen is glossy, I still prefer them. This monitors clarity just bugged me and the colors didn't seem saturated enough. The curved display is awesome and get's a lot of compliments, but not enough for me to want to keep. Also, the joystick like menu button in the back is very easy to use and one of it's best features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pixel damage but overall good monitor

    Posted
    Marzouk115
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    I purchased this monitor from best buy about a month ago, and the first unit I got had pixel damage. There were two pixels that were dead and it just looked very bad to be honest. After exchanging it with another unit, the monitor that I recieved was perfect and I really liked the display. It doesn't curve as much as I hoped but its good enough. The price was amazing too, since its very hard to find curved monitors under 200 or even 300.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Junie
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    I purchased this monitor during the Black Friday sale; it was good value for the price. The monitor does not have built-in speakers so it was a good thing I had my own speakers. I like the fact that the power switch is located on the back, but the toggle switch is a pain. I'm still trying to figure out how to use it. Furthermore, when I turn off the monitor it emits a blue light that remains until you power up again. I don't think that's necessary. Overall, I like the monitor, for the price I paid.

    I would recommend this to a friend