If curved screens is your thing, then the Samsung C27F390 27” curved monitor might just be the monitor for you. It boasts the world’s curviest screen ensuring maximum immersion. The monitor is also particularly slim, at only 11.9 mm of thickness, which is seriously impressive.
Curved screens are selling like hot cakes at the moment, and for good reasons too. The curvy nature of the monitors make the corners of the monitor appear closer to our eye line. This makes it easier for viewers to focus better.
Although Samsung doesn’t market this as a gaming monitor, there is scope for gaming as it comes with AMD’s FreeSync technology, that provides a stutter free gameplay. It has a large 27” HD screen but has a refresh rate of only 60 Hz. More on that later.
Let us take a quick glance at the specifications of this monitor:
- 27 in, 1,920 x 1,080-pixel screen
- VA panel
- 1,800 mm radius curve
- 1 x DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, 3.5 mm in, 3.5 mm out
- 2 x 5W speakers
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio
- 250 cd/m2 brightness
- 3000:1 Contrast ratio
- 4 ms response time
The monitor comes in the standard glossy black finish. The bezels are thin and the monitor is slimmer than a pen at only 11.9 mm thickness, as mentioned before. On the back, there are ports for connectivity, one HDMI and one VGA port. I wish there were more ports for multiple connectivity.
Surprisingly, there are no USB ports included but it comes along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. For those for whom aesthetics matter a lot, I’d admit the monitor as a whole looks quite good both from the front and back.
It has a 1800R screen which basically means 1800 mm curvature in the screen. This is way more than the usual wider 2400 mm radius curve. The monitor comes with a stand that allows you to pivot sideways, but with a monitor like this, it is recommended for you to use it directly.
I mentioned above that this is not a gaming monitor, but it doesn’t mean you can’t play games using it. The specs are not the absolute high end, but you should get a decent gaming experience with it, thanks to the AMD FreeSync.
To enjoy the benefits of FreeSync, you will need an AMD graphics card that supports it. This technology eliminates tearing giving you a smooth gaming experience. There is no G-Sync enabled however, so tough luck NVIDIA users.
It has a VA panel and a response time of 4 ms, which means clear images and no ghosting during high frame rate situations. The VA panel offers deep blacks and accurate colors. Even without any settings tweaking, you’ll get rich vibrant colors out-of-the box.
The C27F390 has a refresh rate of 60 Hz, so gamers looking for a high refresh rate of 144 Hz or above will not find it here. The 4 ms response time is enough for most users, but gamers usually look for 1 ms response time. I did test a few games with it, and did not find any ghosting issues and the overall experience was great.
So if you are someone who edits images and videos, and needs accurate colors, this monitor won’t disappoint. However, when viewed from the side at an angle, the colors start to alter so it’s best to view it directly.
The monitor has a 3000:1 contrast ratio which coupled with the VA panel makes the colors truly stand out. All kinds of content such as gaming, movies, video editing will benefit from the accurate and vibrant colors. The monitor also has an Eye Saver mode for reducing strain on the views eyes, which is a nice addition to have.
The C27F390 is a great monitor for its price point and the features that it provides. It’s most noticeable feature is the 1800R curvature and it is not a gimmick of any sorts. The extra curve provides a much more immersive experience.
I think it will be tough for me to watch content on any other monitor after a few weeks of using this monitor. The colors were great and vibrant, typical of Samsung monitors. Samsung always delivers in this department.
For gaming however, I believe there are better options. You can get a flat screen 144 Hz monitor for the same price but to me, and many others, the curved screen is a game-changer.
Where Can I Buy It?
Samsung is a very popular brand globally and Dubai is no exception. Their TVs sell very well and you can find a Samsung TV almost anywhere. However, we at Eyaana, always try to bring the best deal for our readers.
Amazon has a crazy deal going on right now for the C27F390 where you can purchase this for almost half the regular price.