The Samsung C24F390 is a 24″ monitor who’s stand out feature is a relatively strong curve. There is also a grown up 27″ version of this one if 24″ seems too small for your taste. These models from Samsung have some of the deepest curves available on the market, measuring at 1800R. If you’d really rather push the boat out then you have a further model to consider, the more premium C27F591.
I’ve not seen a 24″ curved monitor up close and personal so it’s hard to comment on whether it works at this size. But that said, it really looks the part and has some decent specs on paper.
The C24F390 scores well on design. Curved screens just look kinda cool whether you feel they add anything to the experience or not. Add in those super slim bezels, a slim panel and a touch of black gloss and this is a monitor you won’t want to hide away. Whether or not the curve is of any benefit is still hotly debated around the net and perhaps it’s just something you’ll love or hate. In theory, by wrapping around your field of vision you should feel more immersed within games.
Connectivity is handled by VGA and HDMI ports. This should be fine if you intend on hooking it up to your PC but if you are looking for more complicated setups you might find this limiting. This model has a 75×75 VESA mounting attachment for those that want to ditch the included stand for a more flexible supporting arm.
This model isn’t marketed as a gaming monitor, the VA panel is not traditionally known for it’s game credentials and it is limited to 60hz refresh rate. But, it does include FreeSync which helps to give smoother game play and tear free images. This makes it ideal for someone who doesn’t have an all powerful gaming rig capable of maxing out 60frames per second on ultra settings. FreeSync kicks in to give you smoother images when you are hovering below this 60fps max.
VA panels have their benefits, they are designed to give a better image quality with superior viewing angles when compared to the cheaper and more common TN based panels. If you’re fed up with the washed up look of these screens then VA, or IPS, are the way to go.
Features such as Eye Saver Mode and Samsung Flicker Free are supposed to give you more a comfortable viewing experience, as I have not tried it out for real I can’t tell you if that’s the case. I’m slightly weary of these extras, they sometimes sound like they are there for marketing purposes but on the other hand if they do live up to their claims you should enjoy those longer gaming sessions.
Should I buy the Samsung C24F390?The C24F390 is a good all rounder thanks to it's VA panel. Solid colour reproduction and good blacks. FreeSync is a big boost to this monitor's gaming credentials and the curved display can help the immersion if that's to your taste. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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Samsung C24F390 Specification
|Connections||HDMI · VGA|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Speakers||Head phone socket|
|Buy Now: £129.99|
Model number: 886T295
Price Updated: 17 Jul 2018 18:04