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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 2233 reviews

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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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous!

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great budget monitor

    Posted
    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for the price!

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around monitor

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    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

    Posted
    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.

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  • 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!

    Posted
    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++

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor for the Price

    Posted
    Alex
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    Picked this monitor up to use with my PS4 and to pair to my laptop for a larger screen. Was skeptical if I’d like the curved screen but it’s great. Use it mainly for gaming and it’s great. Auto turning on and off when the device powers on/off is nice too. Quality is great. Resolution seems very sharp and I like the colors as well, a little bit of a cooler color set in my opinion. Brightness is perfect for my somewhat dark room. No speakers is a slight bummer but no issue for me as I use a headset anyways. Highly recommend this monitor. Might even get a 2nd to match this and have an extra for my computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Monitor at Great Price

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    Aaddron
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    Ignore the curve in my opinion, it's not a reason to buy. It's more a show piece... I don't really even notice it much in day to day use. That said, it IS curved and not really more than any other quality monitors in it's price range so I consider it a free bonus. The monitor itself has been fantastic. It's well built and very bright. Colors seem good and I'm completely happy with it in day to day use. Viewing angles are solid! I don't notice much if any discoloration until I get to unreasonable angles. One interesting note is the monitor does have a 3.5mm jack for headphones and it works! It does not have speakers though! It is however in a sorta odd place on the back so keep that in mind. Would recommend as a good quality monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    KP367
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    I wanted a curved monitor for my desktop. I found this one at Best Buy. I didn’t know I would like it so much. Picture is clear with amazing colors and I really like the effect of the curved monitor. I got a very good deal on this one because it was an open box item. The only one they had in the store. So I took a chance and purchased it. At first I thought it might have a problem with the on off switch. It just took me awhile to figure it out. I’m a little slow sometimes. The switch is a toggle switch for different options but if you hold it in for a few seconds it will turn off. I am happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best FPS Monitor I have owned

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    BCPR
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    This monitor supports up to 75hz refresh rates, has settings to improve response times, it's a VA panel and has better image quality in my opinion than any of the IPS panels I use. 24" feels like the perfect monitor size for 1080p. I can't see any individual pixels like I can with my 29" Ultra wide from AOC... freesynce on top of the other great features this monitor has makes it a steal when it's on sale. I highly recommend this monitor. Wish I had bought 2 more for a triple monitor setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor

    Posted
    jmroyster
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    I work from an office at home and like to game. I tried the curved design due to the fact that working on reports and spreadsheets for work does strain the eyes. The curved design is supposed to aleiviate some of that, plus these monitors have an eye saver mode. They are as advertised as my eyes feel less strained and I do not get some of the headaches I used too. This could be in my head, but hey I like it. I also game. The size and quality of the monitors is top notch. The color is acurate and there is little to no motion blurring. Really happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Small Spaces

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    rain
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    the profile of this monitor makes it easy to fit into smaller spaces. with the curve, you can get a larger monitor into a smaller area - which was just what I needed. It would have been better to have a lower or at least an adjustable stand but it still worked great for me. the colors are good. the definition is good. you can set the brightness to adjust to day & night conditions. a really great monitor at an excellent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first curved monitor

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    Hexx
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    I was trying to find a nice balance of price, low delay, nicely sized monitor. The first model I looked at was sold out, and the associate was trying to sell me on the curved monitor. Honestly I had never used one before and was a bit put off by it at first. In the end the need for a monitor for the PC I just purchased trumped my worry. End result? I love it. I don't notice the curve, the monitor is great. I'm 100% satisfied and it's working great for gaming. The base feels a little cheap, but at this price point I don't expect much. It serves it's purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful!

    Posted
    Fabian
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    This is the first monitor that I've bought that didn't come with a computer and it's beautiful. The curved monitor looks weird from the sides but still looks nice. It looks amazing if your looking at it straight forward. I've noticed no lag when doing anything with it. I'm not a bit computer gamer but the few i've played have had no problems. I used it for a "TV" a few times when I used the HDMI port for my switch a few times and I didn't have any problems during.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great innovative design with gamer quailty

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    Combatvet11b
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    I was reluctant at first because of the curved screen but after over 300 hrs of gaming and streaming it has paid itself off. The picture quailty is impressive and it is actually faster than its rated I frequently get 67 fps on my gaming PC with this monitor. Brightness is a little low I recommend a darker environment to enjoy this fully.

    I would recommend this to a friend