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Samsung - CF391 Series C32F391FWN 32" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor - High Glossy White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 348 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    False Advertising

    Posted
    theheff
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this because Samsung's website say that it supports FreeSync. Sadly once I got this I couldn't figure out how to enable it. Looking through the owner's manual, this particular model does not in fact support it. I really wanted to use this monitor for gaming but didn't want to pay this much for a monitor without that feature. The monitor seemed pretty nice otherwise. 1080p on a 32" monitor is pretty low DPI, but if you sit back its not a ton worse than 1080p on a 27" monitor. The curve is cool but this monitor does have a glossy display so background lights tend to get reflected and the curve seems to collect background lighting from a broader range than a normal monitor might. For something this size the curve is nice for immersion though. The colors and brightness were good. I also like the white color just for something different. All in all it seems like a nice monitor but I can't figure out who it is intended for. The low resolution is especially noticeable when using Office type applications so doesn't seem like the best monitor for productivity (unless you like to recline while working or have really bad eye sight). And since Samsung excluded FreeSync on this monitor it doesn't seem like a good gaming monitor. It's good for watching videos I guess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product/Great Value

    Posted
    WFHBob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Got the Samsung 32in curved to add to my set up and improve productivity. I'm a full time grad student and I also work in the finance industry from home on a regular basis. For the money this was a steal! I wanted a large monitor that wasn't really thin(height) like some of the competition but I didn't want to spend nearly $1000 on a single monitor. This was the prefect product, the screen is so big I can have up to four usable windows open at a time, great for research on one side and writing a paper on the other. The height of the screen really allows you to maximize the real-estate. The only downside is the lack of ports and that its only HDMI and DVI. My work computer only has VGA but for the $20 VGA to HDMI converter its an easy compromise. Absolutely love this monitor and it makes 15-20hr days in-front of the screen between homework work and work a lot easier on the eyes. I would recommend using the eye saver setting as it dims the screen a lot and is much softer on the eyes for extend periods of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice monitor for this size and resolution

    Posted
    trekfan9
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was a little hesitant to buy this monitor because of the relatively low resolution (1920x1080) for a 32" panel. Out of the box the display was miserable. But after calibrating it using the Windows 10 Color Calibration and Clear Type tools it looks really good - much better than I expected. So far I have used it for gaming (CS:GO, No Man's Sky) as well as some work (PowerPoint and Word). In both instances it is performing very well. The "Game Mode" pretty much just maxes out the brightness and is pretty worthless outside of gaming. Otherwise there are plenty of calibration controls built in. PROS: Nice screen size. Good connections. Images are bright and clear. The control stick on the back is quite intuitive. The curvature is natural and gives a nice look to the display. Minimal glare. CONS: Horrible out-of-the-box calibration, almost to the point that I thought it could not be salvaged. Relatively low resolution for display size, but this is not as bad as I expected. If you are thinking about buying this monitor I would encourage it. Plan to spend some time calibrating though. The white color of the frame and stand is quite brilliant, but not that apparent because the bezel is pretty thin and the base is not that big. Final Note: I primarily bought this for work (typing) and gaming. The lower resolution ensures that I won't have to buy a new $600 graphics card every year to keep up with the games. That is a definite plus for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Monitor Never Worked

    Posted
    BestBuyCustomer
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    Bought this monitor in May 2017 and it worked for two weeks and then stopped. I went to return it to Best Buy and they would not take it back after 30 days. They indicated Samsung had a warranty. I shipped it back to Samsung 4 different times and they had it for months at a time. Each time I received it, it worked for two weeks and then stopped. I finally sent it back the first week of November 2017 and Samsung stopped contacting me. I called and they said they lost it. There different people promised to call me back three different times and never did. I demanded a refund several times and was told no. Finally someone told me I would receive a refund and a call back- neither happened. When I called back to ask about the refund, they told me I was misinformed about the refund. After calling back every day for two weeks, and not having my monitor from August through December, I was finally issued a refund. I have been a loyal Samsung customer for years (TVs, phones, etc.) but I will never purchase a product from them ever again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good monitor, but not for me

    Posted
    Jclark
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    It was a very nice, light, sleek big monitor but it did not work for my needs. I am sure it is great if you are sitting a good distance from it or possibly for gaming. I needed a lot of "real estate" or screen space to have multiple windows open. I could not get the resolution to adjust enough to have much smaller icons and text and be able to properly utilize the size. Also inspire of the curved screen, it has a LOT of glare and reflection. Any light source behind you glares on the screen. AS I said this may be a perfect monitor for gaming when you want large images and are usually playing in a dark environment. There was not one on display when I purchased it and since they have a standard display on them I would not have known about difficulties in re-sizing. I gave it a 4 because most of the things I found wrong with it were due to my personal needs. I am sure for others it would make a great monitor at a reasonable price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, color, and easy to use

    Posted
    TravelingKat
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    plug and play, has great sound, color, display/picture, and is easy to use with a little toggle nob that makes all the buttons minimized and less bulky. Used it in the "homework area" so the kids could bring their own laptops and hook up on the desk to work. My husband loved the set up so much he wanted a second so he could have a dual monitor set up to do his work on at home when necessary. Quick refresh rate makes my kids happy with gaming, and vivid colors makes them happy while working their graphics and photos with class... rear has an audio output as well as input so they can put on their headphones for gaming or chat programs... DP, HDMI, and D SUB makes laptop connections easier from older models to newer...more options for connection... assuming with this set up on the back you could actually hook up a gaming console but I'm not positive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What can I say!!!!

    Posted
    Junior
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    A great employee by the name of Ed guided me in the right direction.by the way at downers grove store on 75th street. I was looking for a nice monitor for my Mac and I was going with a 24in for $300 when ed said I have a beautiful monitor in the tv section "which I have no idea why the h*ll would they have a pc monitor out there lol" for $349.00.. I was like lets see. this monitor was awesome!! 32in's wow.. you wouldn't be disappointed in this product. beautiful color display 1080p 60hz.. great for gaming, and believe it or not, my Apple TV looks great on it. xbox 1 wont disappoint .. would buy this product again.. which I would love to do a dual display for my Mac . THANKS A LOT ED!! THUMBS UP GOOD JOB!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed With Resolution...

    Posted
    Gerald
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this monitor with high hopes... As soon as my desktop loaded, my disappointment hit. The resolution is horrible. Its not the monitors fault. With such a large screen, the native resolution is just not enough to keep the image nice and sharp with small icons, text, etc. The one thing I loved about this monitor was streaming TV/movies!! I loved watching videos on it. But working with word, excel, and PowerPoint, it was disappointing and would find myself working off the smaller 24" Dell monitor (dual monitor setup). Great monitor, but be forewarned, the resolution is not that great. I will tell you that you get used to it after a week or so and forget how crisp the small monitor looked. I exchanged this 32" Samsung for the 34" LG widescreen... Much happier with the LG.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best 32 Inches I've Seen...

    Posted
    3DaySale
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    For a few months I had been looking for a large LED Monitor to connect my MacBook Pro Retina to - After doing research online and seeing the 32 LED Curved Monitor at a store I knew it was the right one! Only 10 minutes went by at the office having setup mine and my coworkers were back at Best Buy buying one each too! The great thing about the display is that it immerses you in whatever media you're working on. Works great for: - Web Browsing - Excel - Email - Movies/Videos - Lite Gaming

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Big screen, but mediocre resolution.

    Posted
    AutoXRacer
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was looking for a larger screen to upgrade from my 24" Dell. I am disappointed to say that I will be exchanging it. Upon setting up the monitor, I noticed the resolution is pixelated (sp?). Its like connecting your computer to a TV and everything looks bigger and pixelated. I was hoping to keep the resolution the same as my 24" Dell but have more screen area. Its a deal breaker for me, I was not too happy. Webpages, desktop, and office documents look rough (in my opinion). After speaking with a Best Buy agent, I will be exchanging it for a LG 34" wide screen monitor which supposedly offers a crisper higher resolution.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    CRAPPIEST BRAND EVER!

    Posted
    KK2018
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My 2nd 32" SAMSUNG Curved Monitor Screen broken from exact same RIGHT middle spot. Please see attached picture. These screen are built very poorly. They will break simply touching or cleaning the screen. STAY AWAY!!! Both BEST BUY and SAMSUNG refuse to do anything. Had to buy 3rd monitor from my own pocket $$$:( WHY CARRY SUCH CRAP QUALITY IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this monitor!

    Posted
    aggboy7
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was a little skeptical of these Samsung curved TV's and monitors, but I think it works for a computer monitor. Why I'm not a fan of the curved TV's is the glare of lights and such that was VERY noticeable in my local Best Buy store...so I'm going to pass on the curved TVs; however, for these computer monitors, they are great! If you are sitting right in front of this monitor, it gives you the feeling of if being "wrapped around you" and it's amazing. Yes, it is still 1920x1080 resolution, so you might see a little "pixalation" of a few things, but these can be remedied with some adjustments of the screen. Not bad and well worth the sale price I paid!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good monitor - but not a whole lot else

    Posted
    Humz
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    Pros: Good display/colors Ps4 looks awesome on it HUGE - with slim bezel Curve Price - on sale for 300 Cons: No speakers Only 1 hdmi and 1 display If you run audio through a mac to the hdmi and then to a speaker you lose control of the speaker via the mac os White color is okay if you have white accesories/theme - metal would have been metter This is a good looking monitor for only 1080p. Make sure you have a computer that can output to it tho cause a 2012 mackbook pro struggled to. Got it as a alternative to ultrawide and the price and amount of real estate you get its a much better deal

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Beautiful Monitor or TV!

    Posted
    Orroco
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Overall: The size is great The screen is affective against the sun and adjustable to your needs, and also on-reflective The screen is detailed and emersive The stand is extremely stirdy The finish is beautiful and good quality The Ports are minimal (wish there were more) Speakers are not included There is no remote of course It can be used as a TV or a Monitor It is not a strain on the eyes, even for an extended period of time Overall, I absolutely am ecstatic about this Monitor! I would buy it again definitely, and reccomend it to a friend. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do! It's worth the extra bucks, if you have it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not hi def enough

    Posted
    Greg
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    I bought this monitor to replace my apple Cinema Display that unfortunately went out. So ordered and showed up the monitor looks really nice unfortunately some major shortcomings. First the resolution is not good enough. I have a 2008 Mac Pro I was going to use this for and the icons and tab bar were large and clunky. I tried everything to improve this no go. Second- no vertical adjustment so unless you plan on buying a monitor mount it is less than good. I returns it and got a LG-34 inch curved wqhd monitor markedly better not a moiitor for gamers( refresh rate 60hz) but looked just like my Cinema Display crisp and clear

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Work well with limitations

    Posted
    goobee
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    If you are expecting razor sharp clear text, this is not the monitor for you. At 32" and 1080p resolutions, text is not especially sharp. Look to 2K and 4K monitors for that. However, if you're needing large text for comfortable reading, this is your monitor. I have to wear prescription computer glasses with 25" and below monitors. With this monitor, I can comfortably see text on the screen without my glasses. For me, this monitor suits my purposes. I took a star off for terrible back light bleed that creates splotchy light areas with black backgrounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    Posted
    Ivan
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    I work from home, writing software all day long. Having a pair of these monitors makes life much easier. They are clear and easy to read while minimizing the effort to refocus when I look toward the edges of the screens. My wife liked how my screens looked enough that she got a pair too. The resolution could be a bit higher, but that is a minor issue. I mount my pair on mounting arms. My wife uses her directly on her desk with the default stand. The back plate supports either option, which was the #1 criteria for me. I prefer open space under my monitors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Screen But...

    Posted
    Thorn
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    This screen was purchased to replace a 29inch flat panel. When I connected it I was very impressed with the size and clarity. However, within 30 minutes I started getting eye strain and within an hour I was getting a headache. I did a search and tried adjusting the settings and brightness to no avail. I returned it that day. I would recommend it but beware if you are sensitive to flicker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good bang for the buck

    Posted
    LooCeeGooCee
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    Read the reviews and waited for a price drop before buying this monitor. The extra screen space and curve took a little getting used to, but now there's no way I could go back to the LG 23" monitor I was using before. The picture was perfect right out of the box. The only thing I would change is the toggle control on the back of the monitor-a bit of a pain-though I'm not sure where else they would put it. Overall a solid monitor with an awesome picture typical of Samsung. You won't be sorry you bought it especially if you catch it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Monitor

    Posted
    GankMeister
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    This monitor feels like a "little IMAX" theatre at my desk. It's tall and wide giving a great field of vision with the curve. I play Battlefield 1, WOW and other high demand games in ultra video settings. This monitor has no problem with those settings. My only complaint is the white only color. It sorta looks like a Mac which probably appeals to Apple users. I'd prefer Silver or Black color options but that did not prevent me from enjoying this monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend