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This LCD screen has an average owner rating of 83 out of 100 based on 59 owner reviews.
Easy to Use
Several customers who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Dmitry Marina mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Such a great piece! It's very comfortable for the eyes” and rated it as very good. Wade Womersley rated it as excellent and he wrote on Amazon also two years ago “3440x1440 pixels at 34" feels very comfortable and it covers most of your field of vision” in his review of the Samsung S34E790C. Avforums.com wrote “Comfortable size for working on one screen”.
A few Samsung S34E790C owners wrote in their reviews that the Samsung S34E790C had a good experience. In January last year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The curve is also very gradual so it makes the experience very natural and fluid”. Pluckybrit mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Although that monitor is obviously an awesome gaming screen I prefer the cinematic experience this aspect ratio provides” and rated it as very good. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “9 panels provide a widescreen experience that's great for gam”.
Some people wrote in their reviews that the Samsung S34E790C was easy to use. Anup wrote in their review of the Samsung S34E790C two years ago “However the bad points.1) The menu of controls are fiddly to use and there's no quick way to turn the power off” but they gave it a score of 3 stars.
One person who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. S. Haque mentioned on Amazon “Two 980s will provide you enough compute performance to easily maintain 60 FPS with ultra settings” in their review and scored the product very highly.
Good Picture Quality
Some Samsung S34E790C reviewers considered that the product had good picture quality. Avforums.com mentioned “Consistently good image quality” in their Samsung S34E790C review and rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100.
Three customers who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Mil wrote on Amazon last year “Very clear picture, nice colours, have not found any faults, love it”. Pluckybrit wrote in their review of the Samsung S34E790C on Amazon “Nice subtle curve, lovely colours and black levels, decent response” and rated it 5 stars. S. Haque rated this PC monitor as excellent and wrote on Amazon “Without this the colours are dull and unimpressive”.
Some customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had clear images. Techhead wrote on Amazon “Amazing clarity, detail” in their review of this PC monitor and rated it as excellent. Two years ago Avforums.com mentioned “Good pixel response and clarity” in their review of the Samsung S34E790C.
Several customers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had a good contrast ratio. S. Haque wrote on Amazon “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”. Two years ago Shaun Walsh mentioned “The VA panel exhibits a noticeably higher contrast ratio than my old acer IPS panel”.
One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Paul H. mentioned “The down side is the refresh rate can be pretty horrendous”.
According to Amazon sales data, the S34E790C is a popular choice amongst customers who bought PC displays in the last 3 months.
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A few Samsung S34E790C reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer said “Even if it was half the price I'd probably send it back” yet they gave it a score of 2 stars. Anup mentioned two years ago “Ok, I bought a monitor for picture not sound, however for the price I really expect better”. Paul H. mentioned in his review on Amazon in the same month “And forth is the price” but he only gave the Samsung S34E790C a rating of 3 stars.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Last year Jon gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “Id say its better than most cheap computer speakers”.
Good Product Quality
Several people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality. Julius said two years ago “Briliant, superb image quality, curve is realy plesant to eye” in his Samsung S34E790C review. Myles Mcdonnell wrote on Amazon also two years ago “The picture quality is fine”. S. Acton wrote on Amazon “Ultimately the big issue here for me is that the picture quality was no-where good enough for a screen of this price”.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Samsung S34E790C owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was noisy. Avforums.com mentioned “Decent, loud sound for a monitor”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Anup mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon two years ago “A great power saving feature” however they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this flatpanel monitor is Mega Contrast, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
Samsung is one of the better rated PC screen manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Samsung also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Samsung S27A850[plb_1388314_price], or the DELL UP2414Q[plb_2251567_price].
3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Samsung S34E790C is 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
A 3440 x 1440 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all PC screens that were released more than two years ago.
The worst display resolution across similar types of PC display is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The S34E790C has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S34E790C which do not have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price].
Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most PC screens of a similar age and type to the S34E790C have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Samsung S34E790C which has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)
Across all the medium monitors that have been around for more than two years the display diagonal (metric)s range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of 86 centimeters, the S34E790C has one of the biggest display diagonal (metric)s amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the S34E790C range from 0.5W to 49W. At 14 Watts, the S34E790C has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
3440 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution of the S34E790C is 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the S34E790C is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Quite Fast Response Time
Across all the PC screens that were launched around the same time as the S34E790C the response times range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the S34E790C has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
One person thought this PC monitor was not a good height. Indigol mentioned “Aside from that, which was the main reason I sent it back, I found the vertical height a bit too limited” . One Samsung S34E790C owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was not heavy and bulky. Avforums.com said “Heavy and bulky”.
Poor Sound Quality
One Samsung S34E790C reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung S34E790C did not have good sound quality. Myles Mcdonnell mentioned in his review “2) The sound quality is poor” .
One Samsung S34E790C owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was not easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Also the joystick on the back was broken and not working properly”.
One Samsung S34E790C owner considered that this PC monitor was not good looking. Paul H. gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and he said “You can get some pretty horrible ghosts, especially if the contrast is high between objects”. One Samsung S34E790C reviewer who bought this PC monitor 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.
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One Samsung S34E790C reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Snowy said 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” in their review of the Samsung S34E790C.
Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
The S34E790C is a one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the S34E790C have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
LCD screens of a similar spec and age range in price from £43 to £9,999. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a similar spec and age.
The S34E790C is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S34E790C, the S34E790C does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The S34E790C does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the S34E790C also do not have a card reader integrated.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated to this PC screen and we think the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] is also worth considering.
High Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this Samsung PC monitor is C, and the S34E790C is in the most expensive 10% of all 1,019 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the S34E790C is £167.
Quite Low Height Adjustment
The S34E790C has a fairly low height adjustment (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The lowest height adjustment of LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the S34E790C is 13mm and the highest is 1,200mm.
Only Has Three Cables Includeds
The S34E790C has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables includeds DisplayPort, HDMI and USB are also found on this LCD screen.
Fairly High Power Consumption (max)
At 77 Watts, the S34E790C has a quite high power consumption (max) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S34E790C. The lowest power consumption (max) of PC monitors that are a similar age to the S34E790C is 15W, the highest is 250W, and the average power consumption (max) is 55W.
The weights of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S34E790C range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The S34E790C is one of the heavier similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the S34E790C (7.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
At 93 kilowatt hours, the S34E790C has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the S34E790C. Across all the flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago the annual energy consumptions range from 25kWh to 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 51kWh.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This LCD screen has been on the market for over two years.
3440 x 1440
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3440 x 1440
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Colour of Product
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64
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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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