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20 Reasons For
Good Picture Quality
A few people who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Julius wrote in his review of the Samsung S34E790C on Amazon “Briliant, superb image quality, curve is realy plesant to eye”. Myles Mcdonnell mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is fine” but gave this PC monitors a rating of 3 stars. S. Acton mentioned “Ultimately the big issue here for me is that the picture quality was no-where good enough for a screen of this price”.
Several people who reviewed the Samsung S34E790C thought it had good colour saturation. Mil said on Amazon in September this year “Very clear picture, nice colours, have not found any faults, love it”. Pluckybrit wrote in their review of the Samsung S34E790C “Nice subtle curve, lovely colours and black levels, decent response”. S. Haque wrote on Amazon “Without this the colours are dull and unimpressive” in their review of the Samsung S34E790C.
Three customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had clear images. Techhead mentioned “Amazing clarity, detail” in their review of the Samsung S34E790C. Last year Avforums.com mentioned in their review “Good pixel response and clarity”.
Several Samsung S34E790C reviewers who reviewed this PC monitors said that it had a good contrast ratio. S. Haque wrote in September last year “9 models? This uses a VA panel which, although suffers a little from weaker viewing angles, provides an incredible contrast ratio that only a VA panel truly can”. Shaun Walsh mentioned “The VA panel exhibits a noticeably higher contrast ratio than my old acer IPS panel” in his Samsung S34E790C review.
One customer who bought the Samsung S34E790C concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Paul H. and he mentioned in his review “The down side is the refresh rate can be pretty horrendous”.
Easy to Use
A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dmitry Marina mentioned “Such a great piece! It's very comfortable for the eyes” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Wade Womersley said in his Samsung S34E790C review on Amazon “3440x1440 pixels at 34" feels very comfortable and it covers most of your field of vision” and rated this PC monitors 5 stars. Avforums.com wrote in their review of this PC monitors “Comfortable size for working on one screen”.
A number of Samsung S34E790C owners thought this PC monitors had a good experience. In September Amazon Customer said in their review “The curve is also very gradual so it makes the experience very natural and fluid”. Pluckybrit scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Although that monitor is obviously an awesome gaming screen I prefer the cinematic experience this aspect ratio provides”. In September last year expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review “9 panels provide a widescreen experience that's great for gam”.
A number of Samsung S34E790C reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. Anup wrote in their Samsung S34E790C review “However the bad points.1) The menu of controls are fiddly to use and there's no quick way to turn the power off”.
One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. S. Haque said on Amazon last year “Two 980s will provide you enough compute performance to easily maintain 60 FPS with ultra settings” in their review of this PC monitors and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
Four Industry Awards
Amongst medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded.
A few Samsung S34E790C owners who reviewed this PC monitors considered that it was good value for money. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Samsung S34E790C “Even if it was half the price I'd probably send it back” nonetheless gave it a score of 2 stars. Anup said on Amazon “Ok, I bought a monitor for picture not sound, however for the price I really expect better”. Paul H. mentioned “And forth is the price” in his review.
One person who bought the product considered that it was a bargain for the price. In September Jon mentioned “Id say its better than most cheap computer speakers” and rated it 99 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
A number of customers who bought the product thought it was good quality. Julius said on Amazon “Briliant, superb image quality, curve is realy plesant to eye” in his review. Myles Mcdonnell mentioned in his review of this PC monitors “The picture quality is fine” although only scored it 3 stars. S. Acton mentioned in September this year “Ultimately the big issue here for me is that the picture quality was no-where good enough for a screen of this price” in their review of this PC monitors but despite that only gave this PC monitors a rating of 3 stars.
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Good User Reviews
On average, based on 59 user reviews this PC display has an overall user rating of 83 out of 100.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was noisy. Avforums.com scored the Samsung S34E790C 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung S34E790C in September last year “Decent, loud sound for a monitor”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One Samsung S34E790C owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. Last year Anup said on Amazon “A great power saving feature” in their review of this PC monitors.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Samsung S34E790C is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the S34E790C have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Recent Price Drop of £77.35
The S34E790C has dropped in price by £77.35 in the last 48 days.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of the this PC display are Mega Contrast, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.
Samsung Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Based on 3,465 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its PC monitors. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The S34E790C has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the S34E790C.
Alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price], or the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price].
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Philips BDM3470[plb_2512918_price].
Two HDMI Ports
The Samsung S34E790C is a two HDMI port PC display.
Very Big Display Diagonal
The S34E790C has a fairly big display diagonal (86 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the S34E790C. PC displays that are a similar age to the S34E790C have screen sizes of between 48cm and 110cm.
Very High RMS Rated Audio Power
With an RMS rated audio power of 14 Watts, the Samsung S34E790C has a very high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the S34E790C. The average RMS rated audio power of PC screens that are a comparable age to the S34E790C is 5.4W.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The S34E790C has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all PC screens of a similar age and spec to the S34E790C ranges from 720 x 400 to 3840 x 2160.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The highest typical contrast ratio of the Samsung S34E790C is 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. Across all comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the S34E790C the best typical contrast ratio is 5000:1 and the worst is 600:1.
Quite Fast Response Time
The fastest response time of LCD screens of this spec and age is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the S34E790C has one of the faster response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
17 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Avforums.com said in their review of the Samsung S34E790C “Heavy and bulky”.
One Samsung S34E790C owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not a good height. Indigol rated it 20 out of 100 and mentioned in September “Aside from that, which was the main reason I sent it back, I found the vertical height a bit too limited”.
Poor Sound Quality
One Samsung S34E790C reviewer reckoned that this PC monitors did not have good sound quality. Myles Mcdonnell wrote in his review on Amazon “2) The sound quality is poor”.
One person who purchased the product considered that it was not easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer wrote this month “Also the joystick on the back was broken and not working properly”.
One Samsung S34E790C reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was not rough. S. Haque mentioned “Here is a rough guideline on how to make your monitor look much better right away” in their review. One Samsung S34E790C reviewer reckoned that it was not good looking. Paul H. wrote in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “You can get some pretty horrible ghosts, especially if the contrast is high between objects”.
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One Samsung S34E790C owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Snowy wrote in their review of the Samsung S34E790C on Amazon “Truly plug and play too - I connected it via the DisplayPort cable (HDMI restricts refresh rate, be sure your machine supports DisplayPort), powered up the PC” however despite that still gave the Samsung S34E790C a score of 99 out of 100.
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port
The Samsung S34E790C is a one USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen.
Expensive for an LCD Screen That Has Been On the Market for More Than a Year
We thought that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of a similar age and spec. We checked 450 PC screens of a similar age and spec and they range in price from £51 to £5,066.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung S34E790C does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The S34E790C does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with an integrated card reader and we think the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price]; or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC monitors of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Samsung S34E790C is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
High Running Costs
This LCD screen has an energy efficiency classification of C. The S34E790C is one of the less economic to run LCD screens of a comparable age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S34E790C is £106.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The lowest maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the S34E790C is 17mm, the highest is 510mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 100 millimeters, the Samsung S34E790C has one of the lower maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S34E790C have between one and four USB 2.0 ports, including the S34E790C which has one USB 2.0 port.
The lightest LCD screen of this type and age is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg. The Samsung S34E790C is one of the heavier PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the S34E790C (7.4 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
At 93 kilowatt hours, the Samsung S34E790C has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the S34E790C. The annual energy consumptions of similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the S34E790C range from 22kWh to 29,000kWh.
Across all the PC displays of a similar spec and age to the S34E790C the widths range from 51mm to 960mm. With a width of 821.5 millimeters, the S34E790C is one of the wider PC displays that were released one year ago amongst medium monitors of this age.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price] (624.96mm) which is also cheaper.
2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung S34E790C
Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over a year ago.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago.
We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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Excellent colour accuracy, even without calibration
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Easy To Set Up
I've had it for three days of use. The format 21 9) is a perfect replacement (evolution of) the dual monitor set up. For productivity, the 3440 1440 is a great setup. The curve is noticeable for a fe
The blacks are black and there is no light bleed on the edges or corners that is present in the current competing IPS panel models (Asus, Dell, LG)
AWESOME for gaming, I thought it would be awkward due to the screen aspect ratio, but it really works
The curve is subtle, but not a gimmick. Side by side with another 34 inch "flat" monitor will have you begging for the little curve
This monitor format is expensive these days, even after this format has been one year on the market
For the price - I paid 900 after a 10 percent code on Newegg - I expected more from the image quality. It is not especially sharp or colorful. The images don't pop in the way some monitors do. It is u
Gaming Performance: Speaking of graphics cards - This PC is a new build. I played my first game - Metal Gear Solid 5 Phantom Pain for a few hours. I was disappointed that the game did not appear to su
The stand is attractive but the monitor wobbles when I type at normal levels. Its very distracting and almost a deal killer. I'm afraid to type aggressively, the monitor would probably rock. Of course
Nasty blackgrey pixel burn out the size of 2 rice grains. Didn't expect this in 2015, especially with a monitor of this price
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