Top Best 50 Curved Monitors in November 2021

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LG - 38” QHD+ IPS Curved UltraWide Monitor - Black
Description

The UltraWide QHD+ (3840 x 1600) resolution has nearly three times the pixel space of 16:9 Full HD, allowing more information to be viewed simultaneously, helping you to be more productive.

5 Features
  • HDR10 Support: The 38BN75C-B is compatible with HDR10 high dynamic range, supporting higher levels of color and brightness than those found on displays with standard dynamic range.
  • IPS with 99% sRGB and CIE1931 Gamut: In addition to a wide viewing angle, this IPS display boasts 99% coverage of the sRGB and CIE1931 color spectrums
  • UltraWide QHD+ Display: More Space for Multitasking, the 3840 x 1600 UltraWide QHD+ resolution has nearly three times the pixel space of 16:9 FHD monitors, allowing more information to be viewed simultaneously with the intent of improving productivity.
  • OnScreen Control: You can customize the workspace by splitting the display or adjusting basic monitor options with just a few mouse clicks
  • Flicker Safe & Reader Mode: To help protect your eyes, Flicker Safe reduces the screen flicker level to almost zero, and Reader Mode reduces blue light, creating a screen with a color temperature similar to that of paper
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Suckygimbol, 10 out of 10
    4K!!!

    4k 38 inches and lot better quality than your average monitor. This monitor is very under rated.

    Jul 16, 2021 19:57
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    ViewSonic - ELITE 27" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    The ViewSonic ELITE XG270QC is a 27" WQHD curved gaming monitor capable of achieving a 1ms (MPRT) response time. With its 165Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology, this enthusiast monitor ensures smooth and uninterrupted gameplay for even the fastest scenarios. The XG270QC monitor is also equipped with PureXP technology to drastically reduce motion blur for clear visuals through finely tuned backlight strobing. With a peak luminance of 550 cd/m2 and 90% DCI-P3 coverage, the XG270QC is certified for VESA DisplayHDR 400 to deliver an ideal entry point into HDR gaming. Beyond panel performance, the stand of this monitor includes ELITE Design Enhancements (EDE), a series of features that improve organization and elevate a gamer's setup. These enhancements include a built-in mouse bungee, headphone hook, ELITE RGB ambient lighting, and a sturdy metal base. Capable of achieving 165Hz refresh rate through DisplayPort.

    10 Features
  • 2K Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution: Expand your gaming performance in line with the power of your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 165 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • 2 HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3-watt built-in speakers: Let you enjoy your favorite entertainment in stereo sound.
  • 120,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 550 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by PCGamer, 10 out of 10
    ViewSonic - ELITE 27" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Moni

    We purchased this monitor for our son's gaming pc. For the price, he said it is very fast and the images are very good.

    Jan 23, 2021 06:52
  • Review by DontLikeTheColor, 10 out of 10
    SharpCrispBrilliant

    All I can say is AWESOME! Exceptional qualities with no complaints here.

    Sep 03, 2021 00:41
  • Review by Consolegamer, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Easy set up really enjoying this monitor. I’m using it for my ps5 and series x.

    Jul 23, 2021 19:46
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    ViewSonic
    ViewSonic - 27" LED Curved WQHD Monitor
    Description

    Play your favorite games with this 27-inch ViewSonic QHD curved gaming monitor. The 1 ms response time minimizes lag and streaking, while the dual HDMI and DisplayPort inputs let you connect multiple video output devices for flexibility. This ViewSonic QHD curved gaming monitor features Adaptive-Sync technology, minimizing stuttering and screen tearing for smooth, low-latency gaming.

    13 Features
  • 27" MVA monitor with anti-glare coating: This efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: At four times the resolution of a traditional 720p panel and almost double that of a traditional 1080p display, WQHD results in a much sharper image, with no distortion or stretching, all while maintaining the same 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • 1 ms (MPRT) and 5 ms (typical GTG) response time: Delivers smooth images while minimizing motion blur and ghosting.
  • 165Hz refresh rate: Offers perfect visual fluidity and awesome graphics, no matter how quickly the in-game action unfolds.
  • Immersive curved screen design: A sleek, concave screen with ultrathin bezels provides an incredibly immersive viewing experience with panoramic images, vivid color, and incredible detail.
  • AMD Adaptive™ Sync: Synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • Dual integrated stereo speakers: This monitor combines incredible screen performance with stereo sound for an immersive multimedia experience.
  • One DisplayPort (v1.2) and two HDMI (v2.0) inputs: Provide flexible connectivity for both general use and entertainment.
  • Wall-mountable design: Mount the monitor as you see fit using its convenient VESA-compatible mount design. It works with a 75mm x 75mm VESA mount.
  • 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (4,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Offers a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • Exclusive ViewMode™ presets: Provide optimized screen performance for different home entertainment applications, such as watching movies, editing files, or playing video games.
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  • Review by BurtRanch, 10 out of 10
    Great curved 1440p monitor

    Very impressed with this monitor. It was a great value when purchased on sale for around $260

    Oct 20, 2021 08:14
  • Viotek - GNV30CBXA Advanced 30-Inch Curved 200Hz Gaming Monitor (HDMI, DisplayPort) - Black
    Description

    The ultrawide 1080p (2560x1080p) resolution and cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio lets you see more of the game and take advantage of the much larger FOV (compared to standard 16:9 FHD monitors). The GNV30CBXA delivers faithful, true-life color reproduction, thanks to the upgraded VA panel with its 112% sRGB gamut, 300-nit brightness and 3000:1 contrast ratio. Turn on DCR and watch as colors pop with vibrancy—perfect for playing darker, shadow-heavy games. Though the GNV30CBXA’s colors are beautiful out the box, images can be adjusted on the fly using display presets (standard, photo, movie, game, FPS, RTS). Or fine-tune the image RGBs to find your perfect color balance. Take advantage of the GNV30CBXA game-winning features and take the lead. AdaptiveSync with low frame-rate compensation (LFC) smooths out fast-paced games, significantly reducing image glitches, tears, ghosting and other distracting visual artifacts. (AdaptiveSync is compatible with FreeSync and G-Sync. Hardware restrictions may still apply.) Get the drop on the bad guys before they get the drop on you by turning on FPS/RTS optimization in the OSD. This brings out the extra detail in darker games, letting you see snipers hiding in the shadow. And with GAMEPLUS crosshairs, you’re all but guaranteed a bullseye with every shot. And with the adjustable blue light filter, you can minimize eye fatigue and eyestrain during those marathon sessions. The blue light filter targets just the harmful “blue” light frequencies while maintaining the color quality and image detail.

    5 Features
  • Lightning-Fast 200Hz Monitor: Seamless, glitch-free gaming with full support for the latest game consoles. AdaptiveSync with LFC, compatible with GSYNC and FreeSync. Activate overdrive for 45% increase in responsiveness.
  • Phenomenal Images: 2560x1080p resolution delivers 25% more screen space than a standard FHD monitor. Enhanced 112% sRGB gamut and 3000:1 contrast produces amazing color with deep blacks and brilliant whites.
  • Important Resolution Info: Max. resolution/refresh for HDMI 2.0: 2560x1080p @ 165Hz. HDMI 1.4: [email protected] 75Hz. DisplayPort max. is 2560x1080p @ 200Hz. For best results, use the included DP cable. (Xbox is limited to 1080p @ 120Hz.)
  • Pro-Gaming Features: Enjoy all the tools to play and win, including AdaptiveSync for liquid-smooth gameplay; GAMEPLUS crosshairs for improved accuracy; and RTS/FPS optimization for enhanced detail in darker, shadow-heavy games.
  • Fully Immersive: Ergonomic 1800R curvature pulls you into the action while the ultrawide 21:9 puts more content on your screen. Height- and swivel-adjustable stand with built-in cable management. LED rear light and user-adjustable blue-light filter.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AnnyJ, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Amazing!!! I just got it for my sons birthday and it was a perfect gift. The screen quality is great and he loves the way it looks. It seems like a great monitor for gaming.

    Sep 08, 2021 18:01
  • Review by Kelly, 10 out of 10
    Great screen for the price.

    I use this monitor for office work. This monitor was really easy to set up. I'm not a gamer and don't necessarily stress out graphics in my daily use. But it looks great, the images are clear. Connects easy and I am very pleased. Full range of motion with the stand, no wobble.

    Sep 06, 2021 09:08
  • Review by Cindy, 10 out of 10
    Light weight but sturdy!!

    The quality of this monitor is well built. Sleek design, the installation was simple and easy. Light weight for a monitor 30 inches screen compared to the old one I had. I attached the base to the monitor, it is sturdy. The image quality is clear and stunning. Great for gaming, also great for stock trading with this big screen. My 12 years old son love it.

    Sep 05, 2021 12:18
  • Review by Apple, 10 out of 10
    Good

    Beautiful layout of the curve screen. My area is limited and I’m able to work and play in the same space. The quality of the screen is fantastic and the size is so very useful for whatever type of work or game your doing or playing.

    Sep 07, 2021 11:43
  • Review by Jason, 10 out of 10
    Awesome ultrawide curved monitor!

    Great ultrawide monitor for work and gaming. Easy set up and the base is not taking too much space. 2560x1080 resolution makes this monitor so smooth and clear! Overall I am incredibly happy with this product!

    Sep 09, 2021 13:40
  • Review by Adan, 10 out of 10
    Great

    This monitor is super clear and great price. Fit my need perfect love it!

    Sep 27, 2021 15:31
  • Review by Mary, 10 out of 10
    Very clear

    I love this monitor. Easy set up and very clear vision. Excellent quality!

    Sep 08, 2021 13:54
  • GIGABYTE - 27" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB) - Black
    Description

    GIGABYTE gaming monitors pack upscale performance into a streamlined package. The G27QC A provides an immersive experience through fluid gameplay with 1ms response time, 165Hz refresh rate, and AORUS utility software.

    13 Features
  • Display Size: 27 Inch VA Panel
  • Display Resolution: 2K 2560x1440 VA Display
  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz Refresh Rate
  • Response Time: 1ms (MPRT) Response Time
  • HDR Ready: Studio Grade HDR Ready and 92% DCI-P3 (120% sRGB) Color Gamut
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: Smooth Gameplay with AMD FreeSync Premium
  • Game Above The Curve: Native 1500R Curvature
  • Gaming Feature: GIGABYTE Classic Tactical Features with OSD Sidekick
  • Stand Adjustments: Head & Tilt adjustable stand
  • Display Input: 1x Display Port 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0
  • VESA Mountable: VESA Wall Mount Compatible 100x100mm
  • Blue Light Filter: Low Blue Light & Flicker-Free
  • Warranty: 3 Years Warranty, Parts and Labor
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Marc831, 8 out of 10
    Great but

    Bought for my ps5 picture is great sucks it doesn’t run 120fps even on 1080p but non the less it’s a great monitor the curve is just perfect not too much curve. Only thing that’s missing is the 120fps can’t wait for the Ps5 to support 1440p

    Nov 01, 2021 00:24
  • Review by Jordan, 10 out of 10
    Has built in up/downscaler

    Has a down and upscaler built in. Purchased for my wife since she works from home and she mirrors her 1080p laptop from work to it. When she turned the monitor on it upscaled to 1440p.

    Curve isn’t too drastic either. I think it’s perfect.

    Nov 09, 2021 22:18
  • Review by Joey, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    I have the Gigabyte WQHD 34" monitor and needed a monitor to complement it but without being as wide and this monitor was the perfect choice and looks stunning. Had a 1080p before and it just didn't seemed right next to the 1440p but with this monitor being the same 1440p my view is what I was exactly looking for

    Sep 19, 2021 13:56
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Gaming

    This monitor is a good budget 2k gaming monitor. Currently using 2 of these in my setup.

    Aug 13, 2021 17:22
  • Review by darknoire92, 10 out of 10
    A very great 1440p monitor

    HDR looks good, the curved screen is cool, and games look great on this monitor. It’s a must buy

    Oct 29, 2021 23:37
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Worth the price

    Great quality and is above what I expected. Pretty decent price for what u are getting

    Nov 02, 2021 21:12
  • Review by gmorlang, 10 out of 10
    Love this monitor!

    Gorgeous display! Picture settings we're tricky to get dialed in at first but it is perfect once you get it dialed in. Great for my editing and gaming!

    Sep 22, 2021 12:25
  • Review by Captain, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great product at a decent price! Best Buy is awesome! Beautiful screen!

    Oct 23, 2021 07:48
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    ASUS - TUF 31.5" Curved QHD 165Hz 1ms 1440P Freesync Premium Gaming Monitor (DisplayPort,HDMI)
    Description

    Enjoy a smooth gaming experience with this 32-inch ASUS WLED Curved monitor. The Shadow Boost feature increases clarity in dark scenes, and the ultrafast response times minimize blurring and streaking for seamless gameplay. This ASUS WLED monitor has an ergonomic design that allows tilting, swiveling and pivoting as needed.

    15 Features
  • Viewing Angle: 178°(H)/178°(V)
  • Special Picture Modes: HDR Gaming Monitor
  • Brand-Specific Technology/Features: ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB SYNC™) technology enables a 1ms response time (MPRT) together with Adaptive-sync, eliminating ghosting and tearing for sharp gaming visuals with high frame rates
  • Brightness: 400 cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Built-in Speakers and/or Webcam: Stereo Speakers : 2W x 2 Stereo RMS
  • 1ms Trace Free: Fast paced gaming experience with ghosting free
  • WQHD 2560 x 1440: Enjoy greater image details and more onscreen desktop space than Full HD displays
  • VESA compatible/wall mountable: Yes
  • Display HDR: Display HDR 400 compatible to reproduce lifelike images
  • 165Hz Rapid Refresh Rate: High refresh rate for ultra fast and smooth gameplay
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: Eliminates smearing and tearing, allowing you to smoothly react to your game
  • Inputs/Connections: Signal Input : HDMI(v2.0) x2, DisplayPort 1.2. Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
  • ELMB Sync: Enables VRR and ELMB at the same time to reduce motion blur
  • GameFast Input: Low input lag to react as quick as possible
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mirvana, 10 out of 10
    Excellent 1440p on a budget

    The VG32VGR from ASUS is a great gaming monitor for those of us on a bit of a tighter budget. It provides a crisp, clear picture and, as you would expect, is an excellent gaming monitor. ASUS didn't skimp on features either as this monitor comes packed with features that allow you to tailor your experience to your personal preferences.

    There are 7 different picture modes including a very interesting MOBA setting that essentially eliminates every color except for green and red. You can adjust for blue light filtering for longer gaming/work sessions to reduce eye strain which is very important for me as I also use this monitor for work.

    Worth noting is that some picture modes don't allow certain picture adjustments (sRGB in particular doesn't allow for any customization of brightness, contrast, saturation, color temp, etc.) but most allow extensive adjustment.

    ELMB Sync does a fantastic job of enhancing motion clarity during gaming and fast moving scenes though it does come at the cost of some brightness. Shadow Boost is an interesting feature that boosts shadow detail to help you find enemies in dark environments faster. The Trace Free setting can also further reduce motion blur though it, like most monitors with similar features, causes a bit of over-scan.

    The picture looks fantastic and the VA panel can produce deeper blacks than any monitor I've ever used before. Since the monitor is curved there is very little horizontal picture degradation and vertical color accuracy is, to my eye, above average. The screen can be easily adjusted to suit your setup and/or preference.

    My preferred settings:

    - Racing Mode, Brightness 70, Contrast 80, Color Temp: Warm, VividPixel 25, Trace Free 0

    A few quirky things I've noticed about the monitor that are not at all deal breakers for me:

    - When HDR is enabled, several picture adjustments become unavailable until HDR is disabled. If you find a setting to not be to your liking, you'll have to disable HDR, adjust the picture accordingly, and then re-enable HDR. A minor annoyance but one that can easily be worked around.

    - For whatever reason, HDR would significantly increase in contrast and brightness if I adjusted the volume on my PC during gameplay for a few seconds (around 2 seconds or so) but would revert very quickly. This could very well have nothing to do with the monitor itself.

    - Not an "issue" but worth noting: HDMI limits you to 144Hz at 1440p so you'll need to use DisplayPort to use the monitor to its full 165Hz potential.

    Overall, this is a fantastic monitor and well worth the money. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing Destiny 2 on this monitor and using it for a work monitor as well. Highly recommended if you need a more budget friendly but very capable monitor.

    Jun 03, 2021 20:52
  • Review by YourMainDude, 10 out of 10
    VA (Vertical Alignment) panel Excellence

    The Asus VG32VQR, TUF Gaming 32" WLED monitor proves what VA panels are now capable of.

    My experience includes many large-format displays over the past 10 or so years, including a professional grade Asus IPS color-calibrated model and a competitors gaming display that is G-Sync enabled, 240 Hz capable and built upon a TN panel.

    I've have read numerous articles and watched blind-test comparisons between the three major panel types and honestly, I wasn't expecting much from the VA realm; especially in this size category. So, I was completely shocked and immediately struck by the amazing picture quality of this curved display.

    Presentation & Setup

    The VG32VQR is a mid-line, mid-priced 'gaming' monitor without any of the bling and with the absolute bare minimum of connection ports - albeit the right ports. The physical bezels are very thin but the dead-space area around the actual pixel plane is wider, although not distracting. The power indicator led is very subtle - which I personally like - and all the button controls are located on the rear, right hand side. If you're coming from a truly flat panel setup you will be immediately taken by the curved presentation but it will become a natural thing within a few days. The curve helps to reduce uniformity issues detected by the eyes whilst at the same time creating a very 'immersive' experience, even at viewing distances greater than 18 to 20 inches.

    Assembly was tool-less, simple and firm. One thing I appreciate in this design is the understated and compact base. No spidery legs here, which makes the accommodation for various desktop stands and platforms simple.

    Performance

    Again, coming from a 27" TN, 240 Hz panel and having read a wealth of less than favorable reviews regarding VA panel tech, I wasn't expecting much. But needless to say, my expectations were blown away as this generation of VA panel @ 165 Hz is a something that needs to be seen to be believed. I was immediately shocked to see what I consider to be OLED rivaling performance in terms of the depth of black, absence of light bleed and vividness in color reproduction. Straight out of the box, this monitor can be used without any fuss. But if you do have access to something like a SpyderX Pro, a simple warm-up and calibration will produce even more spectacular results.

    I am driving this monitor with a RTX 2070 Founders Edition card via Display Port and I have to say, although the 165 Hz is noticeably lower in overall motion quality vs. 240 Hz ... the near-OLED experience and vibrancy is utterly mind blowing. And I'd like to add that other than calibrating with a SpyderX Pro, I' have found this monitor is able to perform just fine without invoking HDR in Windows 10, not utilizing the advanced ELMB - nor the shadow boost or the vivid pixel controls. Essentially using this monitor on its defaults with DP, a capable graphics card ... and perhaps a little manual 'by-eye' calibration or with a SpyderX is all you will need to do to realize your money's worth here. I do go back and forth with a slight touch of vivid pixel enhancement but it is really game dependent (think old game titles...) and for C o D platforms or Insurgency, I find it best just leaving it turned off.

    With respect to the gaming experience, this monitor runs smooth and sharp, even in the most action/motion demanding scenarios. C o D Black Ops, Nuke Town is one of my favorite online sessions to engage and on the VG32VQR - it takes gaming to a completely new-level of wow. Color depth is outstanding, V-Sync enabled controls is a thing of the past and the contrast ratios from the brightest down to the darkest scenes is incredible and well balanced. I'll say it again ... calibrated - this thing looks like an OLED panel, across very bright to modestly darkened, ambient room environments.

    I'm 100% in the VA camp now. TN is too washed out and IPS isn't really meant for gaming anyhow. VA has come of age and I look forward to the faster response times that will certainly arrive in the years to come for VA based gaming monitors. I seriously cannot imagine a TN based 32" gaming monitor coming anywhere near the visual quality of the VG32VQR.

    The only real drawback I noticed with this display in that it appears to go into a rather deep, secondary sleep mode when allowed to do so - due to inactivity - thereby making it slow to wake up in a monitor-only sleep mode scenario. I assume this due to ECO friendly design practices. It's OK but just something worth mentioning.... as it takes about 15 seconds, give or take, to wake up.

    Pros

    Solid, top tier build quality

    All the essential ports

    Easy button controls and well laid out menu system

    Very easily the best non-OLED panel I've experience first-hand with Excellent color, brightness and black-level uniformity

    Comes with both a HDMI and DP cable. Thank you, Asus!

    Comprehensive enhancement features for those that want that extra boost in presentation

    Cons

    No onboard USB ports for those needing that convenience

    Slow resume from its onboard deep-sleep state

    Very average built-in speakers

    Highly recommended if you're a value conscious Gamer and prefer a curved, OLED mimicking gaming monitor.

    Jun 06, 2021 21:39
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor at affordable price

    First Impressions: With a 32” (really 31.5”) monitor, I expected there to be a little bit of weight, but the box, even though it has handles on either side of it, is a bit hard to move around. The monitor itself only weighs 20 pounds, but it really does feel like so much more than that with the box. The assembly process is easy enough. You simply attached the stand to the monitor body and then connect the appropriate cables. You also have the option of using the VESA mount on the back of the monitor if you would prefer to mount it on the wall or a desk mount. The monitor moves on its stand - up and down, side to side, and tilting back and forth - which is great for adjusting viewing angles.

    Viewing Quality: The monitor provides a very good level of brightness as well as a higher contrast range and deep blacks. So the visuals that come through are stunning. As for the 165 Hz refresh rate - it’s very useful for gaming as long as the game can support it. In addition to PC gaming, the higher refresh rate makes the monitor an ideal companion for console gaming, too. The Xbox Series X has an output of 120 Hz, so users can definitely take advantage of the advanced specs of this monitor. Because this monitor has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440, it is not rated as 4K. This isn’t going to be a deal-breaker for most people who just want to use it for gaming, but if you plan to use it for any other media, it could be.

    Actual Use: I used this monitor in a variety of ways to test it out. When it came to gaming, I didn’t notice any screen tearing, lag, or motion blur. I thought that the colors were vibrant and that the visuals were realistic. I also did some regular productivity-type tasks like work with spreadsheets and answer emails. I found the monitor was perfectly adequate for those things as well, but definitely more suited toward gaming (to really reap the benefits of the technology). I did also watch a movie on this monitor and I was very impressed with how good the picture quality was. If I were going to dedicate this for media streaming though, I would calibrate the colors for that purpose instead of leaving it for gaming. I did also hook up my Xbox Series X to the monitor and was impressed with how good console gaming was on it.

    Overall: I think this is a very strong gaming monitor that can be used for other uses as well. It’s affordable and really excels at providing a consistent gaming experience for the user. You will want to use a DisplayPort cable to take full advantage of the refresh rate.

    Jun 06, 2021 14:35
  • Review by Ssmithcrew, 10 out of 10
    Great for Gaming!

    My son enjoys gaming so I got this Asus monitor for him. He is so happy with the 165HZ....no lagging and the picture is amazing! The curved screen makes the game experience more realistic. Super fast response time and overall a top notch monitor for gaming!

    Jun 02, 2021 13:47
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Gaming monitor

    Excellent gaming monitor for your Xbox or PC with its 1440 resolution.

    Jun 23, 2021 16:02
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    Treat Your Eyes

    What do you look for in a great gaming monitor? Is it the high refresh rate, the super fast response time, color accuracy, or high resolution? I think most gamers wish for all of those, but generally prioritize and pick the ones that are most important to them. Sometimes, it all just depends on the kind of games you plan on playing. FPS gamers generally prioritize refresh rates and response times. RPG and action/adventure gamers usually prioritize the resolution, colors, and overall crispness of the image. The great thing is this monitor doesn’t ask you to choose a couple of these things, you can have them all!

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    Build Quality -

    This monitor is beautiful! The build of this 32” monitor is great, exactly what I would come to expect from ASUS. Solid, easy access to all of the ports, and smooth articulation of the stand to maneuver the monitor into a comfortable viewing angle. I love that I can easily tilt, pivot, or swivel the monitor to find that perfect viewing angle. This uses a power brick as opposed to the traditional single power cable. No big deal, many monitors use this setup, and if you have ever used a laptop, it’s the same idea. Buttons are all found on the bottom right rear of the monitor, where I think most expect it to be. I did like that you can’t accidentally power off the monitor. You need to press the power button and then use the little joystick button to toggle it off and then you can power it off. You won’t accidentally power it off the monitor when you are trying to change the angle.

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    Image Quality -

    This image is crisp. The 2560 x 1440 resolution makes anything on the monitor look great. Even just sitting on my desktop or browsing the web, this thing is beautiful! Now, obviously websites and desktops is not why you are looking at a gaming monitor. Games look amazing on here. My previous gaming monitor was a 1080p HD monitor so this is a noticeable improvement over that. You get so many image quality features that when combined, make your games look beautiful. The 1ms response time, 165Hz refresh rate, adaptive sync, and ASUS’s Extreme Motion Blur Sync all work together to make sure that no matter how fast you are gaming, your image stays clean and you don’t get tearing. Combine all of that with the WQHD 2560x1440 resolution, HDR, and shadow boost feature and you will really get the most out of your games. The icing on the cake here is that you also get a curved display. I’ve used a few other curved displays that are actually a bit distracting with the severity of the curve. The curve on this monitor is subtle, it doesn’t distract you but immerses you further into your game.

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    Overall -

    After playing this for about a week now, I can say it would be difficult to go back to using something at a lower resolution, or something that didn’t support HDR. This monitor has so many features, but in the end the only thing that matters is that it improves your gaming experience and doesn’t get in the way of it. This monitor does just that. High image quality, fast response time, FreeSync, and a slightly curved display, all come together to give you a great experience. After hours playing World of Warcraft, Fortnite, Apex, CoD, Minecraft, Red Dead 2, and GTAV on this monitor I can easily recommend it to anyone looking for a gaming monitor with zero compromises. This is the complete package. It’s such a great experience that two of my sons are already scheming ways that they can ditch their monitors and take over mine.

    Jun 08, 2021 10:53
  • Review by ZBMILLER, 10 out of 10
    Great display for you budget conscious

    The ASUS 31.5" WLED is a beast! The sheer size of the display is great, you have a curved display with minimal bezels and a small chin, enough to rep the brand. The product is solid, weighing in around 20lbs, once you get it set in place the monitor is sturdy!

    In the box you have the display itself, an HDMI, Display Cable, Power adapter, a simple cable organizer and some documentation. The monitor itself is simple in design, no LEDs other than a power indicator, but nothing flashy on it, the monitor can easily function for work (and look the part), with the specs to also give you a smooth gaming experience.

    You have 2 HDMI Ports, 1 Display Port, 1 3.5mm headphone jack and the input for power on the back. The buttons are on the back right hand side, you have the little navigation nub that you can navigate and bring up the menus plus various shortcuts on the buttons below for Cancel, GamePlus, GameVisual and Power.

    GamePlus gives you Crosshair (Practice Mode), Timer, FPS Counter, Display Alignment and Sniper (Practice Mode).

    GameVisual gives you visual presets for Scenery Mode, Racing Mode, Cinema Mode, RTS/RPG Mode, FPS Mode, sRGB Mode and MOBA Mode.

    The monitor does have built in speakers, they are a little flat, however if you are using an HDMI gaming input display audio output can be handy if you're playing something casual. A pair of speakers or a gaming headset is what I typically use so I only tested them out then turned them down again.

    The 165HZ 1440P display looks amazing, it took a couple adjustments after launching a game to get the display to my preferred visuals, I was initially using the monitor to work on some Excel sheets for work and had adjusted the visuals to a mostly white display. I jumped in and played a couple battle royales to try and finish off the season pass before they ended, so I sat in front of the display for quite a few hours, FPS Mode was my preferred setting (I did turn the brightness down just a touch). With the refresh rate and Freesync the display was buttery smooth! After a little more gaming I did adjust the monitors sharpness (mostly for text) and now I am pleased!

    Overall I am very pleased with this monitor, ASUS hit all of the right specs to make this an amazing display, and with the TUF Gaming badge you know you're getting great gaming hardware, at a price that is more budget friendly!

    Jun 07, 2021 19:01
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 10 out of 10
    Yep, It's Immersive

    The Asus TUF Gaming VG32VQR is one of Asus’ latest installment of gaming monitors in the larger, curved space. They have a couple of curved monitors in the 31.5” size, but this one looks to stand out to professional gamers in both PC and console realms.

    Specs Taken from the Asus Website:

    31.5-inch WQHD (2560x1440) 1800R curved gaming monitor with ultrafast 165Hz refresh rate designed for professional gamers and immersive gameplay

    ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB ™) technology enables a 1ms response time (MPRT) together with Adaptive-sync, eliminating ghosting and tearing for sharp gaming visuals with high frame rates.

    FreeSync Premium technology to eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with professional color gamut delivers contrast and color performance that meets the DisplayHDR 400 certification

    Supports both Adaptive-Sync with NVIDIA GeForce* graphics cards and FreeSync with AMD Radeon graphics cards *Compatible with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series, GTX 16 series, RTX 20 series and newer graphics cards

    Full HD(1920 X 1080)@120Hz & 1440P (2560 x 1440)@60Hz output on PS5; Full HD & 1440P(2560 x 1440)@120Hz VRR output on Xbox Series X/S

    Build Quality:

    Out of the box, the monitor felt overwhelmingly large since I am used to 24”/27” monitors at home as well as at work, and I’m guessing you will too when you unbox it from its overwhelmingly large box. Assembly is quite simple as attaching the base footing to the monitor stand, requiring no tools. One would think that this monitor fully assembled would weigh a considerable amount, but no! It’s very light and that for those of us that will VESA mount (100x100mm) this monitor won’t have to sweat the stress on the mount. If you intend to use the included base, monitor adjustability is as follows:

    Tilt : Yes (+20° ~ -3°)

    Height Adjustable

    Swivel

    There is no option to on the included base to rotate to portrait...but then who would do that to a curved monitor anyway???

    As far as looks are concerned, the monitor’s plastic bezels are fairly thin, but about a ¼” of panel on the top and sides are actually bezels flushed with the VA panel. So effectively the monitor is indeed 31.5” due to these bezels. The same is true for another Asus TUF monitor I own, so that must be a thing for them. Other than that, a vast majority of the monitor is made out of plastic, save the metal base for its weight to keep the monitor planted.

    I/O Ports:

    DisplayPort 1.2 x 1

    HDMI(v2.0) x 2

    Earphone Jack : Yes

    There isn’t a USB Hub built into the monitor, which kind of sucks as I’ve gotten used to monitors that do, but it isn’t a deal breaker by any means.

    Performance:

    The VG32VQR monitor is a gorgeous monitor. I run a 5900x with an Nvidia RTX3090. Right off the bat, Nvidia was able to detect both the refresh rate of 165Hz as well as the option to enable G-SYNC (although it does mention that the display is not validated as a G-SYNC compatible monitor). I turned it on just fine.

    Messing with the OSD allows the selection of predefined “GameVisuals” for most scenarios. sRGB was perfect for everyday browsing and productivity. Moving from visual to visual will change the color, brightness and contrast settings to benefit a particular genre of game or viewing mode. FPS, MOBA, RTS/RPG and Racing are the gaming modes; Scenery, Cinema and sRGB are more for your everyday viewing pleasure. I found each to be mostly positive for its intended purposes, but the advanced user will be able to customize each GameVisual that works for their situation. Another quick menu item is “GamePlus”, which allows an option of overlay: FPS practice crosshairs, a timer, FPS counter, DisplayAlignment and Sniper crosshairs.

    The VG32VQR is a DisplayHDR 400 certified monitor and when HDR is enabled in Windows, the monitor will disable GameVisuals to allow you to either choose HDR Cinema or HDR Gaming. If a particular game you play has a setting for HDR, it might be worthwhile to run in this mode, but beware that HDR will make your game appear washed out if there isn’t an option to do so.

    Finally, frame rates! Using an online website test tool, I was able to confirm the 165Hz refresh. This is making sure FreeSync Premium is enabled in the monitor. But how does that equate to gaming? You have to remember that your PC’s hardware will dictate the amount of fps it can generate based on the game you are trying to play. Will I get 165Hz out of Shadow of the Tomb Raider at Ultra settings? Probably not. But dang, it is so gorgeous on this monitor. But when I ran in lowest settings, I was able to max out fps at 165Hz. The same can be said for most games; find a good medium of graphics quality and fps if you can. Obviously if fps is your priority, then make the necessary graphics adjustments to do so. There is also the ELMB option to quicken the MPRT, but I found it made the picture darker overall.

    The biggest surprise for me is the 120Hz VRR output on Xbox Series X. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock for a minute, but to me this monitor is a bonafide gaming monitor made for console gaming! Currently, the PS5 only puts out 60Hz according to Asus, but I’m guessing with a PS5 VRR update down the road, this too will be able to allow higher refresh rates.

    Price-wise, there is a lot of competition in the 32” 1440p space, curved or not. Some omissions that I wish were on this monitor are USB ports as they come in extremely handy rather than buying another hub as well as Nvidia G-SYNC compatible. These features can be found on other monitors at around or below the asking price for this monitor. Seeing that this is an AMD-friendly monitor with Freesync Premium, this will probably suit better for AMD Radeon GPUs as well as next gen consoles with AMD silicon. I’d say if you’re part of that group, this is an easy buy. If you’ve got an Nvidia card like me, I don’t think you’ll find any issues running G-SYNC either, but you may be inclined to find a monitor with the GSYNC stamp of approval.

    Jun 02, 2021 02:00
  • 9.6score
    AOC - 30" LCD Ultra Wide Curved Monitor - Black/Red
    Description

    The AOC CQ30G3E is a curved, 30-inch monitor with enhanced features that make it a strong performer for office use, as well as for home entertainment. The massive size of its screen gives users 30” of desktop space on which to view multiple windows, extremely long spreadsheets, or widescreen videos. It features a VA panel which provides richer colors, a high contrast ratio, and a wide 178 degree maximum viewing angle for a wonderful visual experience. It also comes with FlickerFree technology, which reduces imperceptible screen flicker that can cause eye fatigue during long usage sessions on other monitors. Yet the CQ30G3E is more than just an office or home office monitor. It also offers features gamers look for, like AMD FreeSync to eliminate tearing and dropped frames in games and videos, and a fast 1ms refresh rate, which reduces blur and allows users to respond more quickly in fast-paced action games. Gamers will also enjoy its ShadowControl feature, which makes objects in dark areas more visible. It is VESA mountable, and offers DisplayPort 1.2, and 2 x HDMI 1.4 connections. All in all, the CQ30G3E is an ideal upgrade for anyone using their computer for both work and play.

    8 Features
  • 30” size with Full HD 2560 x 1080 resolution: 30” Ultra wide LCD panel delivers sharp video and imagery, suitable for watching videos, work, and general computing.
  • Immersive gaming with curved panel: The VA panel features a 1500R (1500mm radius) curvature to provide a more immersive viewing experience as the edges of the screen
  • Up to 75Hz refresh rate: Enjoy fast frame transitions and avoid stutter.
  • 1ms response time (MPRT): Avoid blurring during fast-action movements with the ultra-fast response time.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium certified: Certified to equip serious gamers with high refresh rate and low framerate compensation (LFC) for fluid and tear-free gaming at peak performance.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort: Achieve sharper images and better performance with digital inputs that support up to 165Hz refresh rates. 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.2.
  • 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 300 cd/m² brightness: The high 300 cd/m² brightness achieved by LED backlight ensures good visibility on the display even in brightly lit rooms.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TomUt, 10 out of 10
    Good monitor. Good Value.

    Very nice monitor. I did a gaming build with my son and we used this monitor. He's very happy with the quality of the video transmission.

    Nov 12, 2021 16:11
  • Review by kcf89898, 8 out of 10
    Overall, Good

    Overall, I would say this is an excellent monitor. The only issue I have is that in order for it to work with the latest Mac products, you have to have the Mac's charger plugged in at all times, or else it won't work.

    Jul 30, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Michael2482, 10 out of 10
    AOC curved monitor

    Wish it would’ve came with a monitor cable for older PC’s that don’t have an hdmi port to run the monitor.

    Jun 18, 2021 15:41
  • Review by techdaddy, 10 out of 10
    Great View

    I have been working from home like a lot of people. The wide screen with a 30' view is awesome. I immediately had better video chatting and productivity than ever before. I also use the wide screen to view streaming and it is great. Highly recommend this item.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:28
  • 9.6score
    Philips - E-Line 322E1C 32" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA) - Black
    Description

    The Philips 32" class (31.5" viewable) E-Line monitor features stunning visuals, great color reproduction, and elegant design for a stylish enhancement to your home or office workspace. The 322E1C is a 32-inch curved Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED monitor, boasting a 3-sided frameless design for a sleek and minimalistic look. The 1500R curved panel provides an immersive viewing experience, putting you at the center of the action. Philips 322E1C also features a fast 75Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, and AMD FreeSync technology for smoother casual gameplay and video playback. The frameless design (with narrow border) offers a minimalistic style that allows for a more seamless multi-monitor setup. Its VA panel also produces realistic colors that don't shift even when viewed from a wide viewing angle. Its 104% sRGB and 85% NTSC color gamut coverages mean it displays images with more accurate and life-like colors, an important aspect when it comes to color-critical applications. Philips monitors are designed for your well-being, especially when it comes to your eyes which you see the world through. Featured on the E-Line, Philips LowBlue mode reduces the potentially harmful blue-spectrum of light rays that all monitors emit. Also included is Philips FlickerFree technology that applies a new solution to regulate brightness and reduce flicker for more comfortable viewing. Philips 322E1C comes with HDMI and VGA inputs for ease of connecting digital or analog devices. The headphone port on the back provides HDMI audio out for additional convenience. The monitor also comes with VESA compatible mounting points for more mounting options when paired with 3rd party mounting accessories.

    14 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: This display features Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution in a 16:9 ratio for crisp details paired with high brightness and incredible contrast.
  • 32" class (31.5" viewable) VA panel: The LED-backlit VA panel outputs uniform and accurate colors for a more lifelike display.
  • 1500R curved display: The large display features a deep 1500mm radius curvature, providing an immersive viewing experience when sitting at the center of the action.
  • More accurate colors with 104% sRGB coverage: Philips 322E1C displays up to 104% sRGB and 85% NTSC color gamut coverages for life-like reproduction of images and movies.
  • 3-sided frameless: Ultra-thin bezels on the 322E1C offer a clean and elegant design while allowing for a more seamless appearance when configured in a multi-monitor setup.
  • 75Hz refresh rate & AMD FreeSync: Enjoy fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate with AMD FreeSync support via HDMI or DisplayPort connection. Combined with the 75Hz refresh rate, gaming won’t be a choice between choppy gameplay or broken frames.
  • 4ms response time for smooth gaming: Enjoy smooth gaming action with a speedy 4ms (GtG) pixel response time and Philips SmartImage Game mode that optimizes dark themes for better visibility or faster response time.
  • HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA inputs: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 and VGA inputs allow for easy digital and analog connectivity, ensuring wide compatibility with most computers. An HDMI cable is included.
  • Wide 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Images are displayed with more uniformity and consistency even when viewed from wide viewing angles.
  • Philips LowBlue Mode for your wellbeing: Philips LowBlue mode can be turned on to reduce the potentially harmful blue-spectrum of light rays that all monitors emit.
  • Philips FlickerFree for more comfortable viewing: Philips FlickerFree technology that applies a new backlighting solution to regulate brightness and reduce flicker for more comfortable viewing.
  • Mega Infinity dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): Philips SmartContrast analyzes the content you are displaying and automatically adjusts the colors and backlight intensity to dynamically enhance contrast for higher image quality.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: The high 250 cd/m² (or 250 nits) brightness achieved by W-LED backlight ensures good visibility on the display in typical indoor lighting.
  • VESA mounting compatible: This monitor is VESA mounting compatible for various mounting options when paired with a 3rd party solution for a more ergonomic and space-saving look.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Brett, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend

    My wife and daughter spend a lot of time in front of a monitor for work. They both were suffering from headaches and eye strain so I bought one for my wife first and she instantly had relief. I bought one for my daughter and she can’t believe the instant change. I highly recommend to anyone who spends long periods of time in front of a monitor to get one.

    Feb 12, 2021 16:37
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Good monitor

    Purchased as a gift for in-laws. They are happy with the monitor. Good value.

    Aug 11, 2021 12:47
  • Review by Main, 10 out of 10
    Office monitor

    This monitor was purchase for my work computer. It works well in my office environment. I would recommend to other.

    Jul 02, 2021 16:10
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor!

    Awesome monitor, I can use two windows to split the screen and both are plenty large to make it much more productive

    Apr 17, 2021 12:51
  • Review by Triniti, 10 out of 10
    Nice design

    I was looking for a 32 inch curved monitor with Full high definition. This one came up Bestbuy for a right price. This works perfectly for virtual classes.

    Dec 11, 2020 19:04
  • Review by MarkP, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

    Beautiful display easy to setup. Fast refresh rate.

    Oct 09, 2020 22:00
  • Review by YoYo, 10 out of 10
    Christmas Present

    My son loves it. Great picture. Good size. I wish it had 2 HDMI connections, but it's a monitor not a TV so it's cool...

    Jan 15, 2021 17:16
  • Review by trebil, 10 out of 10
    "Yuge" Monitor for Working from Home

    i love the size of this monitor for my work needs. I've attached it to my laptop for dual monitor capability. It works great!

    Oct 12, 2020 13:01
  • 9.6score
    Dell - 24" VA LED FHD Curved Gaming Monitor (HDMI 2.0, Display Port 1.2) - Black
    Description

    The new Dell 24" Curved Gaming Monitor is equipped with a 4ms Response Time - 165Hz - AMD FreeSync™ Premium Technology featuring Vertical Alignment, Anti-glare with 3H hardness, and 1500R Curvature. Adjustable height and LED screen, this 24" monitor is equipped for ultimate game play.

    13 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution: The three-sided ultrathin bezel design lets you enjoy superb screen clarity in 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution
  • Consistent colors: Get virtually seamless views with consistent colors across a wide 178°/178° viewing angle with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology
  • 24" LED Edgelight Monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • AMD FreeSync Technology: Seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay.
  • Seamless switching: Built-in dual HDMI ports keep your devices always plugged in and let you effortlessly switch between streaming and console gaming
  • Design: Curved Gaming monitor is built to deliver swift and responsive gameplay, versatility and highly customizable features to deliver an exceptional and immersive gaming experience to mainstream and casual gamers.
  • Refresh Rate: An impressively quick 165Hz refresh rate allows fast-moving visuals to be seen with incredible clarity so you can react quicker.
  • Response Time: Enjoy seamless performance during high-speed action thanks to an incredibly fast 1ms Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) and 4ms GtG response time that eliminates motion blur.
  • Contrast ratio: View rich, consistent colors (99% sRGB color gamut) on the VA (Vertical Alignment) panel that offers a high contrast ratio of 3000:1 across a wide 178-degree viewing angle
  • Curved screen: The 1500R curved screen creates a more realistic field of vision for a more immersive viewing experience
  • Height Adjustable: Height and tilt adjustability let you customize to your viewing preference for long hours of gaming
  • In-game advantage: 3 user-defined profiles to fit the variety of games played in addition to 4 preset modes and game features such as Timer, Frame Rate Counter, Dark Stabilizer.
  • A cable management chamber: Allows for cables to pass through the stand discreetly to easily connect to the ports within the hidden compartment on the back of the monitor.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NAMO, 10 out of 10
    Inexpensive and Very Accurate Color Reproduction

    Key Features

    165Hz Refresh Rate

    1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution

    AMD FreeSync Compatible

    2 HDMI 2.0 Inputs

    1 Full-Size DisplayPort 1.2 Input

    1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time)

    SET-UP

    The monitor comes well packaged and protected. Anyone with a Dell monitor will instantly recognize the steps necessary to get it attached to the stand and set-up for use. This is the same mounting solution Dell has used for years (even my 2012 model Dell UltraSharps use the same mounting system). If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Dell even made the assembly a tool-free, issue-free affair. Excellent!

    As notated above the monitor includes what I would consider the basic assortment of available connections. But, it should be just enough to satisfy a vast majority of consumers. There are 3 input connections, 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, and 1 full-size DisplayPort 1.2 input. Note, there are no analog video inputs. Next to those inputs, is the monitor’s sole output, a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is not a lot of extras built-in, but at this price point, the selections are sufficient, and I think does the job at covering the bases for what the average consumer would need in a quality 1080p monitor.

    There are 4 buttons, and a joystick multi-selector on the back of the monitor to adjust the settings and parameters of the monitor. I found the buttons a little clunky and somewhat hard to decipher when initially setting it up. It became more familiar after a few adjustments, but still clunky to me. Thankfully, Dell has developed its excellent: Dell Display Manager Application. A small download allows the user to control and adjust the functions of the monitor with simple clicks of the mouse. The program enables a 2-way communication with the monitor, and it works great!!! You no longer must reach behind the monitor and guess at which button does what. It is a well-executed and implemented program. Dell should be commended on its functionality.

    USE

    I was all set to hate on this monitor after getting it connected and turned on for the first time. I am an IPS panel snob and when the screen turned on and I could see the hot spots from the edge lit LED’s I had made my mind up that this was going to be an average monitor at best. I was right. The monitor was OK, it had decent color and imaging. I used it for a few hours and it served its purpose well enough. Text was clear. I was able to write up a couple of long overdue Word documents. Web browsing was equally fair. The monitor had a decent picture and didn’t do anything necessarily wrong, but I wasn’t wow’d in any way. So, I decided to hook up my colorimeter and do a calibration now that the new monitor had several hours of break in.

    My initial indifference was immediately removed after calibration. The monitor looked vibrant, and colors were much more accurate. The shortcomings and my lack of enthusiasm were gone. The monitor really did have a great image in it after all. I posted pictures of the results of the calibration. This monitor returned a near perfect image and an almost equally perfect D65 color. WOW!!!! This is something that my expensive UltraSharps aren’t able to achieve, nor can my HP Omen gaming monitor. This is one of the most accurate monitors I’ve used to date.

    NEGATIVES

    There are only two potential negatives that I can think of:

    1. The monitor is only compatible with AMD FreeSync. So, owners of gaming rigs containing nVidia graphics cards will not be able to take advantage of the screen matching refresh rate that nVidia uses (GSync).

    2. I’m not sure that a 24” monitor is really wide enough to need to be curved. I will admit that it could just be that I am not totally comfortable with the curved monitor yet, but I just don’t know if there is any really real benefit of the curve at this screen size. Both my Dell UltraSharps are 24” and neither one is curved and I don’t see a need.

    CONCLUSIONS

    I am incredibly pleased with the performance of this monitor. It has an accurate color reproduction, that covers 99% of the available sRGB color spectrum and a near instantaneous response time, rivaling even the best IPS panels. Text in spreadsheets and documents are clear and images are authentic and natural looking. Games played smoothly with no perceivable lag or stuttering. Even fast paced games like Call of Duty and Forza played cleanly and smoothly with no perceivable lag or tearing.

    While I was fully prepared to give this monitor a mediocre rating after first turning it on, it has completely won me over. I give this a full 5 star rating for its crisp, clear text and extremely accurate color reproduction that rivals or exceeds much more expensive IPS monitors.

    Mar 29, 2021 19:17
  • Review by explore42, 10 out of 10
    Full Featured Gaming Monitor

    Getting a monitor that gives you a great FHD panel with a high refresh rate for a reasonable amount of money has just gotten easier. This Dell monitor once I got it fully set up really amazed me. The overall display quality, build, stand flexibility and ease of set up makes this monitor a real winner. Naturally one of Dell’s larger curved monitors will give you a more immersive feel but if you don’t have the space or the money this is a great alternative.

    Features: The display is VA panel which supports FHD 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate up to 165hz. It has up to a 178 degree viewing angle and a 3000:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks. The response times are 1ms in MPRT mode, 4ms Gray to Gray (GtG) in Super Fast mode and 8ms GtG in Fast mode. There are two HDMI ports, a Display Port and a Headphone/audio out jack. The monitor has the typical Dell stand which gives you total control over the display height and angle. I think this is more important with a curved screen than a flat screen. To get the full immersive feel you need to have the monitor at eye level so that your eyes are aligned with the middle of the screen. Since this is a 24” monitor I set mine up so that I was sitting about 1.2 ft away for playing games, that is the minimum recommended distance for a 16 x 9, 24” FHD display. When doing anything else I would move back to about 24 inches from the screen. If you sit close your games are going to become far more intensive. The display has a very thin side bezel so all the control buttons are on the right rear of the panel. There is one main joy stick menu button and four function buttons. These are the buttons you need to access the set-up menu but more importantly you use them for selecting input source, short cuts and game presets. So when choosing where to put the monitor its important to make sure you can get your hand around the right side of the display. The other option is load Dell’s Display Manager (DDM) app for windows and control everything via the app.

    Setup: After I put the monitor together on its stand and cabled it I went through the basic set up items. My gaming laptop can do up to 144 hz at FHD so I configured Windows for 1080 at 144hz and set the monitor’s response time settings to MPRT – note that MPRT only works with 144hz and 165hz refresh rates. Next I checked out the monitors performance using the Eizo monitor test and TestUFO. The panel was perfect with no pixel issues and the colors and gray scales were uniform across the panel. Playing with the TestUFO I was able to see how much the 144 hz refresh improved over a standard 60hz rate. I repeated this same process with my desktop which support FHD 1080 at the 165hz refresh rate. Again the monitor looked and performed great. There are five preset game settings and 3 customizable presets as well. The preconfigured presets are Standard, FSP First-Person Shooter, MOBA Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, RPG Role-Playing Games and Sports. These are definitely something you are going to want to play around with and if you don’t like them you can create up to three more presets to meet your taste.

    Bottom Line: What I really like about this monitor is that the colors are vivid and blacks are reasonably black. Some of my games seemed to run better under MPRT and others seemed to look better using the Super Fast response time. I’m not sure how much of this was personal preference vs measurable performance but I played with the settings until I found what I liked. I would recommend making sure your game’s refresh rate is set correctly because I found several of mine defaulted to 60 fps and I had to manually change it. I also found that because it’s a curved monitor the in-game camera angles can change the immersive feel. Viewing the game from inside the car was much more immersive than having the camera show a bird’s eye view from behind. You need to try the various options because what worked on a flat screen may not give you the maximum benefit of this curved monitor. Lastly because this is a VA monitor its good for general use as well. Getting used to the curved screen while doing spreadsheets and documents does take a little getting used to but once you do it becomes a non-issue.

    Mar 19, 2021 11:10
  • Review by Omar94, 10 out of 10
    Curved monitor

    This phenomenal curved screen delivers on everything it says it will in description, I waited A while before making any reviews to see if I would Experience any problems but over all it’s very clear and bright picture and doesn’t have any texture loss when running certain things so I’m in love and highly recommend it to anyone whose starting off gaming on pc like me

    Jul 05, 2021 15:32
  • Review by TechTux, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor / Great Display

    I was in the market for a curve display with great refresh rate and quality picture. I really enjoy this monitor and the ease of navigation through the menus using the knob on the back of the panel. Over all the ports are easy to access and connect to peripherals and the menu navigation is a breeze. There are multiple customized settings you can go through to set the picture to the way you prefer.

    Overall I recommend this monitor for anyone who is looking for a curve display.

    May 13, 2021 12:31
  • Review by Good, 8 out of 10
    Beautiful monitor

    Before this one I had a 75hz monitor also from Dell and now after using this one I can play so much better on my PC and also I use it for a PlayStation 5, looks good and the curve makes it a nice monitor

    Oct 23, 2021 23:53
  • Review by Djbino, 10 out of 10
    Dell gaming monitor

    This monitor is really good for gaming and the curved screen is super cool

    Jun 06, 2021 12:40
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Look at that Curve!!!

    The Dell 24 Inch LED Curved Gaming Monitor is a true beauty in every sense. The monitor not only looks amazing with its curvature, but will also amaze you its with display. It provides excellent colors and blacks and performed well in every aspect for myself. The monitor is very easy to setup out of the box with no tools required. With one simple screw on the bottom, you are ready to go and get your gaming on. so lets go over some of the PROS and CONS of the Dell LED Curved Gaming Monitor.

    PROS-

    165Hz Refresh Rate

    FreeSync

    Light Weight – Compared to my other gaming monitor same height

    Easy Installation

    Excellent Colors / Darks

    That Curvature

    Multiple Gaming Presets

    Anti-Glare

    1080 FHD – For the Price

    All in all, keeping the price point in mind this is an amazing monitor. You will not be disappointed.

    Mar 19, 2021 17:58
  • Review by Echo, 8 out of 10
    Great value gaming

    Great gaming monitor for the pice and g-sync works with my 2070 super

    Jun 25, 2021 20:02
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - A650 Series 34" LED 1000R Curved WQHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR - Black
    Description

    The latest in curved screen technology, the A650 ultra QHD monitor showcases ultimate user comfort and productivity. The A650 monitor provides 1000R curvature, 21:9 aspect ratio, and USB Type-C port with 90W charging power. With HDR10 technology, colors will look vivid and lifelike while the TUV-certified eye comfort care will reduce eye fatigue and keep you productive. The minimalistic, virtually borderless design, clean cable management and slim, sleek stand gives you an optimized clutter-free workstation.

    9 Features
  • Feel fully immersed Ultra-WQHD resolution with 34” curved display: Immerse yourself in detail. Within games, movies or design projects, surround yourself with the 34” ultra-wide curved display featuring a 21:9 aspect ratio.
  • Enhanced concentration and comfort: Enhance productivity and reduce eye strain for those long working days.
  • Enjoy a billion colors with incredible depth 1 billion colors with HDR 10: Enjoy any content in stunning color accuracy and detail.
  • Keep your setup clean and clutter-free USB Type-C with LAN Port: Contoured to your unique needs. From innovative ergonomic features to a docking station with USB-C connectivity, this monitor is designed to put your work ahead of the curve.
  • Relieve your eyes from strain TUV certified Intelligent Eye Care: Keep your eyes fresh and strain-free. For those late-night projects, brightness and color temperature adjust automatically for optimization in any environment.
  • Focus uninterrupted for optimal productivity: With a virtually borderless design, stay focused on your work with minimum distractions.
  • Fast 100 Hz Refresh Rate: The fast 100 Hz screen refresh rate provides smoother, silkier mouse sensitivity for enhanced productivity in any application. It also reduces screen stutter in fast-moving action scenes for a flawless gaming experience.
  • Stay in sync with the action: Make your entertainment experience more fluid than eve. AMD FreeSync™ keeps your monitor and graphics card refresh rate in sync to reduced image tear and stutter.
  • Create a sustainable future: Transform your eco-friendly, FSC-certified packaging into practical tools or choose to recycle for enhanced sustainability. And with S6’s EPEAT and Energy Star-certified eco saving plus mode, save up to 10% of electricity while maintaining beautiful picture quality.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Xephyroth, 8 out of 10
    Good Ultrawide with 90W USB-C, But With Caveats

    < INTRO >

    The Samsung A650 Ultrawide monitor aims to provide users with a wide array of features that could appeal to both productivity focused tasks as well as gaming. It sports a 34” 21:9 aspect ratio VA display with high contrast ratio, “HDR10” support, 100Hz refresh rate with FreeSync, and a USB-C connection that supports DisplayPort, USB Data transfer, Ethernet & 90W Power Delivery.

    It aims to combine two separate purchases—a Monitor & USB-C dock into one product. But does the A650 deliver on this promised experience?

    < UNBOXING & INITIAL SETUP >

    The unboxing experience of the A650 was pleasantly simple. Inside the box, you’ll be presented with the components for the 2-piece stand as well as the display, itself. I grabbed a Phillips-head screwdriver and assembled the base to the pole-like stand, and then without any additional tools, I attached the display to the stand using the integrated latching mechanism. It was very easy to assemble, which is always great to see, as I’ve dealt with many monitors that require too many screws or are fidgety to assemble.

    < PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS >

    Once it was assembled, I placed it on my desk and used the stand’s built-in height adjustment to bring the monitor to eye-level. Samsung gives users 120mm (4.7”) of height adjustment which might seem small, but can really make a big difference. On my recording studio desk, I sometimes stand up to play guitar while viewing the monitor, so it’s nice to have that extra height so I can have a more appropriate viewing angle.

    You also have a -2 degree (aiming down) to 25 degree (aiming up) tilt which is plenty for users to dial in good posture for viewing the display. Additionally, the display can be rotated left or right 30 degrees each way—this might be useful for showing content to someone standing next to you, so you don’t have to rotate the entire stand.

    The stand doesn’t have a swivel which might be desirable for some workflows like coding, but since this display has such a strong curvature, it wouldn’t be such a great experience.

    < BUILD >

    In terms of the build quality, I have no complaints. The base might be thin, but it is a solid hunk of metal and feels very sturdy. I don’t have issues with screen wobble on my unit, and it doesn’t have any issue maintaining all of aforementioned physical adjustments. The A650 appears well-built, and I like the classy aesthetic. It’s not too business oriented, and it’s also not gamer-oriented. While it’s largely a plastic build, everything feels solid without also being super heavy.

    < ON-SCREEN CONTROLS / OPTIONS >

    The on-screen controls are usable, but certainly not my favorite. Under the bottom center of the display is effectively a rubber D-pad with a center “action” button (which can also be used to power-on the display). While it’s easy to feel the buttons (as they have small dot bumps that you can feel), they’re rather mushy and require extra force to press in. I’d rather they have provided plastic tactile buttons.

    That being said, the user interface for the on-screen controls is fairly intuitive, although if you’re used to dedicated back buttons, you’ll need to instead press the action button to escape modals and the left arrow button to exit sub-menus. As a UI/UX developer, I found this to be not my favorite user experience, but this is honestly just a nit-pick and isn’t something worth dwelling over.

    However, one thing that really confused me was the number of settings that directly affect brightness. The on-screen descriptions of these settings don’t explain when the options are available; instead, forcing you to consult the manual for guidance. Many of the settings won’t allow you to engage them if other settings are toggled. Let’s walk through some of the extra settings that affect brightness.

    • Eco Sensor Mode: Optimizes brightness in real time, based on your lighting environment.

    • Eco Saving Plus: The Eco Saving Plus function reduces power consumption by controlling the electric current used by the monitor panel.

    • Dynamic Brightness: Automatically adjust the Brightness to provide the best possible screen contrast under the current conditions.

    • Adaptive Picture: Optimizes brightness and provides the best picture quality in real time, based on the lighting condition and the content you're viewing.

    • Min Backlight: Minimizes screen backlight when running Adaptive Picture.

    If you’re thinking that’s a lot, well that’s because it is. And you’ll need to consult the manual to see which ones you should (and can) engage based on your needs—whether professional or personal.

    There are a lot of helpful settings for things such as auto-switching to a newly plugged in device when there’s no signal, as well as some extra power savings features based on your habits and needs.

    < USB-C CONNECTIVITY >

    The A650 supports DisplayPort over USB-C along with 90W Power Delivery. In the monitor’s system settings, setting the USB-C Preference to High Resolution will enable [email protected], but will limit the 3 USB ports to USB 2.0 speeds and also limit the speed of the ethernet port. Whereas setting it to High-Speed Data will limit the display to [email protected], but the 3 USB ports can operate as USB 3.0.

    Since this isn’t a Thunderbolt or USB4-enabled monitor, you’re unfortunately forced to pick between these options. On one hand, if you only need to use the USB ports for mouse and keyboard, using the High Resolution mode will be great. But if you planned to use the ethernet jack and/or external SSDs, you’ll have to compromise on the frame rate by selecting High-Speed Data mode instead. Hopefully with USB4 becoming more prominent, we’ll see more ultrawide monitors with high refresh rates as well as high speed USB ports at lower costs. But in the meantime, this is really only available in Thunderbolt 3-enabled ultrawide monitors.

    My USB-C usage was limited to my 16” Intel-based MacBook Pro. My intention was to have a one-cable solution that would allow me to forego a Thunderbolt 3 dock. And while it did work just fine during actual usage, it also had some worrisome issues with Power Delivery during sleep mode. I found that during sleep mode, the monitor would seemingly cause the power chime noise to go off every couple minutes until it eventually woke up my MacBook and subsequently woke up the monitor. The MacBook itself would become hot while this was happening. The “fix” to this is to power the MacBook via the wall adapter. This will allow it to sleep normally and without overheating. This means it’s unfortunately not a one-cable solution for MacBook users unless you plan to unplug the MacBook from the monitor after each session. There are other monitors that exhibit this same issue with MacBooks, so it may very well be something more related to the MacBook ecosystem.

    But if you don’t have any intention of using this monitor with USB-C, then you may want to consider other options because you could easily spend a couple hundred dollars less and get a great display without USB-C but with faster response times and also higher refresh rates.

    < DISPLAY >

    My assessment of the display will be largely subjective since I do not have the tools to perform measurements. Firstly, I think this is a great display for productivity purposes. I didn’t think I’d like the 1000R curvature over the milder 1500R curvatures I’m used to, but I forgot about it very quickly after using it for a while. Viewing angles are definitely focused on the sweet spot and will definitely shift more due to the curvature exacerbating the “actual” angle from which you’re viewing the display.

    It gets plenty bright when configured correctly and has excellent contrast so that blacks are rich while lighter colors still pop through. The colors present themselves vividly compared to some other displays that end up more washed out. However, HDR is best experienced on displays that can achieve much higher peak brightness. When I tried using HDR in macOS with the A650, darker scenes in HDR content became noticeably noisy at times. Having more local dimming zones is necessary for HDR content, and this A650 just doesn’t really hold up well compared to a proper HDR display certified by VESA

    The 100Hz refresh rate lends to a fluid visual experience and is decent for gaming, but there are certainly better monitors for gaming, especially for the price. That being said, there is a Game Mode which Samsung recommends enabling if you intend to use the A650 for gaming. Additionally, there is a setting for enabling faster response times, which is good to see for a monitor that doesn’t market itself heavily towards gamers. If your primary purpose is for gaming, I’d still advise looking at other options.

    < CONCLUSION >

    Overall, the Samsung A650 ultrawide monitor is a good contender for those looking for a display that is decent for both gaming and productivity over USB-C. If you’re the kind of person who has two computers—a desktop for gaming and a USB-C enabled thin and light laptop for work, the A650 might be a good option to simplify your connectivity. While I don’t think it’s the best option for single-cable use for MacBook owners due to the sleep-related issues I encountered, your mileage may vary for other USB-C enabled notebooks.

    It’s well-designed and otherwise a joy to use. The display is good, but not the best I’ve used. And while it claims to support HDR10, it’s not bright enough and also not VESA-certified.

    There are not many ultrawide monitors that support [email protected] along with 90W Power Delivery over USB-C. In that regard, Samsung is delivering something that is pretty rare to find—especially at this price point. You’ll have to spend a lot more for Thunderbolt 3-enabled displays. So while the A650 isn’t perfect for everyone’s use-cases, it provides a compelling feature set for the price when compared to the competition.

    May 10, 2021 18:36
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Impressive in size and beautiful

    Samsung knocks it out of the park with this curved WQHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR. I have been using it mainly for working from home purposes and I love it. This has spoiled me with it's large size for multiple window placement, power management, and relief from eye strain.

    The curvature of the monitor is unique and took a moment to get used to, but then I realized how much easier it was to naturally turn my head left and right and still be comfortably looking at the screen. The large 34" size has been amazing to have Outlook, Zoom, Excel, Chrome, and etc. all open at once in multiple windows. I much more prefer this singular monitor over a 2 monitor home office setup.

    The power management ability of this monitor is very nice and it almost acts much like a docking station. USB-C ability allows me to have a cable running from the monitor to my laptop and that allows me to power my laptop and use that as my display as well. Simplified wires to maximize the work space. I can also operate it with HDMI from my laptop for simple visual and audio only. TUV certified Intelligent Eye Care is an impressive feature to have on this as I work long hours and want to care for my eyes without damaging them. This monitor is gentle on they eyes, and doesn't get overly bright. This might be an issue for someone in a bright room setting, but works well for me in my home office during day and night. This has a fast refresh rate of 100hz and I haven't noticed any lag or blurring. I like to edit my YouTube videos on here and consume a lot of streaming content as well, and am pleased with the video quality. So far the HDR10 content I have watched on Disney+ and also on Amazon Prime has looked really nice. My eyes appreciate the color accuracy and the crisp details.

    It's a beautiful monitor to see in action and just looks plain nice when sitting on my desk space. I've really liked the adjustable neck of the stand as well to shift it up or down and left to right easily. Samsung really hit the nail on the head with this one.

    May 11, 2021 23:32
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for Work and Games!

    The Samsung S6 34 (A650) monitor is one of Samsung's newest lineup of monitors. Designed for everyday work at home, or office use with the user in mind. The new lineup offers special features to reduce eye strain, and make the viewing experience as comfortable and beneficial as possible.The monitor is nice and streamlined, with a tiny bezel, nice curve, and lightweight feel. The curve of the monitor is actually based off of the same curvature of a person's eye. Typically flat wide screens can fatigue the user's eye by forcing them to constantly move around to see the full screen, but the S6's curve is designed to meet your eye in those fatigue spots, and lessen the movements needed for a similar flat screen. The stand is easy to connect, with only 1 screw at the bottom, the base is slim but heavy enough to stay in place. The monitor can be turned in virtually every direction and height to best fit your requirements, it can even be tilted up or down at decent angles. The viewing angle of the monitor is 178 degrees, but I have noticed that some of the color depth is lost moving out of 100 degrees from center. Everything is still very detailed, and easy to see, just not as in depth as 0 degrees.

    The monitor is TUV certified, with intelligent eye care. The brightness and color temperature is automatically adjusted based on your environment . The S6 also protects eyes against excessive blue light with the eye saver mode and a flicker free setting. All of these features can be found in the monitor's settings, and can be switched on or off, based on your preferences. Personally, I have used these settings and found them to be very beneficial. There has been a lot of new information about blue light and eye health, so do your eyes a favor and try it out. I have definitely noticed less eye fatigue, dry-eye, and headaches. So, thank you Samsung.

    Samsung really put a lot of thought into this monitor. It comes with a USB 3.0 hub, a headset/speaker 3.5mm port, USB-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a 1.2 version Display port. It even has an ethernet port, the ethernet port serves no direct feature to the monitor, it has no built in web browser, and you can not update the software from here either. So you are probably wondering what it is for, and that is for sharing the ethernet connection to supported devices via the USB-C cable. It is a plug and play feature for any available device, there is nothing more that needs to be done aside from plugging everything in. The available USB ports can also provide connections to additional devices to be used with the connected USB-C device.

    I was able to directly connect my Samsung Note 20+ to the monitor via the USB-C cable. It automatically activated the Samsung DEX feature on my phone, and displayed my desktop on the monitor. There is no need to use a DEX hub with this monitor. A pop-up on your phone should allow you to use your phone as a touchpad to navigate the DEX desktop.If the pop-up does not appear, you can activate it by pressing an icon on the bottom left of your phone screen. The cool thing is that you can connect a keyboard and mouse directly to the USB ports on the back of the monitor and use those instead. I tried it, and everything worked great.

    The USB-C cable also works as a charging cable to limit some of your desktop cables, it provides up to 90watts of power and can charge almost any device that has a USB-C connection.

    The monitor can be set to auto detect and switch to available inputs.

    It will also tell you what the max resolution possible is for the connected device, if it is not already chosen. Even though the monitor has no internal speakers, the audio will carry from whatever input you are using to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of the monitor. You can even adjust the volume to the speakers directly on the monitor, with the navigation buttons on the underside of the monitor. The speaker volume actually works great for consoles that don't have any volume controls of their own, ie; some video game systems.

    The S6 34 boasts 100hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time, which should give you a pretty clean screen during most scenes with a lot of action.

    The higher the refresh rate the smoother the action is. Low refresh rates can cause stutter, blurr or pixilation, making a very messy looking screen, plus it makes it harder to follow the action or very fast moving objects, if everything is blurred together.To further add to the smoothness of this monitor it offers FreeSync. AMD FreeSync promises a tear free, low latency experience. FreeSync works with Radeon, and some Nvidia graphics cards, so check for any available downloads if it's not already installed on your machine.

    The monitor provides an excellent work experience. The ultra wide display makes it possible to easily have 3 or 4 windows open at a time. Everything just looks so neat and clean with the size of the monitor, and easy physical screen positioning. The USB hub even reduces desk clutter, keeping all your wires behind the screen and unseen . I love that I can just run 1 cable to the monitor, and connect everything else directly to the back of it. No more crawling under my desk to reach the desktop. I used to have 2 wide monitors and all their power and connection cables all over my desk, now I can do just as much if not more with this one monitor. Plus it has built in blue-light and anti-eye fatiguing features, that my other monitors did not have. I used to wear blue light blocker glasses all the time, but not anymore.

    I realize that the resolution is not quite the same as 4K, but it's definitely very sufficient at 3440x1440. If I was watching nature movies all day, then maybe I'd go for a 4k screen, but this ultra wide display is where it's at for work and play. I hooked up my gaming laptop to this, and set the resolution to 3440x1440, then bumped up the refresh rate to 100hz, and everything is super smooth, and the field of view is incredible, it reminds me of almost wearing a VR headset. The games looked great with no lag, and amazing response times. The colors were just as good as any 4k display with HDR10. The monitor can display over a billion colors in HDR10 mode. Everything was very impressive, and my laptop seemed to handle the video load a lot better than a 4K monitor, in fact a lot of games started dropping frame rates using the 4k settings. I have not seen that yet on this monitor.

    You can even hook up your consoles to the monitor for similar experiences. The Xbox consoles are closer matched to the PC experience, and even offer supporting resolutions of 1440 on the Xbox one and series X/S machines. The Xbox consoles even offer FreeSync and HDR.

    The Sony PS4 and PS5 do not offer 1440 resolutions or FreeSync.You can still connect your Sony console to the monitor, but it will have a stretched look to everything.The effective resolution on the PS4 and PS5 will be 1080P at 60Hz with HDR*( on PS5s and some PS4s).

    Any capable laptop or desktop will be able to reach the full potential of the monitor at 3440x1440 and 100Hzs.A lot of devices will connect at 3440x1440 and 60Hzs, so you might have to go into your advanced display properties on Windows,or straight through your graphics cards software to change the refresh rate.

    Overall, I am very pleased with this monitor as it meets all my work and gaming needs.

    May 11, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Erik77, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor, love it

    This quickly became my favorite and primary monitor. I must say that I like everything about it except sound which I will address later.

    Size:

    34” wide screen with slim design is definitely a great size and well above standard screen size which in my personal opinion makes this a premium monitor. Monitor sits on adjustable, tiltable and rotatable stand, which it’s also 100mm (quick press and release) VESA mountable. Stand base also has simple rubber made cable management clip to keep the cords in place. Curved screen definitely offers great visibility and new exciting viewing experience from any angle. I use this monitor as primary screen for both my computer and my home surveillance system (4K NVR) simply by switching input sources or using PIP mode. It is pretty heavy (21lb) so be very careful if you decide to mount monitor on arm or wall mount.

    Picture:

    Very clean and bright picture with great resolution up to 3440 x 1440 @100Hz and aspect ratio of 21:9. With sharp and clean picture you will enjoy this monitor regardless are you playing games, watching videos or doing office work. Monitor offers 5 pictures modes: Custom, Standard, Cinema, Dynamic contrast and Game mode. It also provides speed settings for response time (standard, faster and fastest).

    Sounds:

    This monitor does not have a speakers but it does have 3,5mm headphone output jack. I must say that I do not like sound quality delivered to headsets since it’s in my personal opinion good only for gaming, bringing lots of background sounds to front. I have external speakers so this was not a big deal for me.

    Features:

    Picture in Picture (PIP) mode which allows you to use two sources at the same time (split screen or full screen with picture of 2nd source on one of the corners.

    “Eye care”, mode which those who use computer for several hours a day will appreciate. It offers Adaptive picture, minimal backlight and low and high "eye saver mode" which you are guessing is dimming the screen and adjusting the brightness.

    USB-C output with 90w charging power to charge your phone is another of cool features on this monitor.

    Ports:

    This monitor offers 1 HDMI port, 1 DisplayPort, USB-C (which can charge your phone), RJ45 network port, 3 USB’s and 1 3,5mm jack.

    Energy use:

    This is Energy Star certified LED panel

    May 10, 2021 22:54
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    Useful for productivity but takes getting used to.

    A good number of years ago, curved TV’s were the hottest thing at CES, and while that trend did not last, this trend of a curved monitor for high-end desktops is here to stay.

    There are several reasons why you’d want to go to a single widescreen monitor vs a dual-screen setup, but there are also several reasons you may not want to either. This review hopefully will help you make that decision for you.

    My current desktop setup consists of two 24” 1080P (1920x1080) IPS screens; for a lot of my everyday work, a single widescreen 34” in a 21:9 format would be a more suitable replacement. Considering the max spec resolution of [email protected] (1440p) and its size, it is equivalent to my dual-screen setup.

    Unboxing

    The large 34” widescreen monitor is packaged well; removing the screen from the box was quite a bit easier than I thought it would be. Just be aware, the box is big enough and just about heavy sufficiently that you may need to use a second person to lift it, and the backseat or fold-down rear seats if you plan to take it home with you in your car, after all, it is a big monitor.

    Setup & Usability

    The monitor setup is straightforward; everything that comes out of the box is very organised. Requires only a screwdriver to attach pole to base. The monitor itself feels well-made and sturdy. It comes with a built-in cable management attachment near the bottom to help keep the two (power & HDMI/DP) necessary cords neat. The laptop also has a 90W Power Delivery USB-C interface that allows you to use a single cord display and power connector for your laptop and provides extra USB connections.

    The initial setup via HDMI was easy, though one needed to reset the resolution to match the screen. Using Display Port also was no hassle in comparison. USB-C video connectivity was a bit unpolished of an experience; even so, my laptop requires more power and far outstrips the 90W PD via USB-C, which meant it needed to be plugged directly into the wall with its charger to use the USB-C video out.

    I liked the central control on the bottom of the monitor, as it is easy to find and adjust settings. The monitor provides ample ergonomic adjustments from colour temperature adjustment to display height (about 5” rise) and tilt angle up to 25*. This monitor can be set to be placed in a very ergonomic position for any office setup.

    Workflow:

    This monitor was tested both on a PC and a Mac to evaluate the possibility of getting more of these monitors. A late 2013 Mac Pro is used for editing 4K footage and is usually hooked to dual 4K screens. The setup experience of this monitor with the mac was not any different from the PC. We loved that as an editing solution, it was easy to fit in all the necessary windows needed to create and edit. The timeline and source windows all fit in nicely, and because they are on one screen, it eliminates some of the headaches of dragging and dropping clips across screens. However, in this case, the 1440P resolution meant this monitor is more set up for my everyday use than hardcore 4K video editing. If you do not need the ability to preview 4K for video editing, this screen will work well, but in my case, that was not an option.

    So what would be this monitor good for? Gaming? Frankly yes... I enjoyed playing Counter-Strike on a curved screen. It made for an immersive experience, but caution must be used as when running it at 1440P, depending on your gaming rig video card setup, your frame rates may drop. I preferred a windowed 1080P layout but nothing beats the immersive 1440P. That said, games like Rocket League and GTA-V provide quite an enhanced gaming experience.

    When it comes to writing documents, graphics design and coding, the monitor has my dual 24” setup beat. While I tend to have reference documents (or a movie) on the second monitor, the ease of having it all on one monitor and not having to turn my head to look up a reference made things so easy. If anything, the ergonomic solution made me more productive once you got used to the deep curve. The curve is intense, which takes some getting used to moving from a single or dual monitor setup. The distortion of the image from the curve is quite noticeable at first.

    That said, the downside to this monitor is that you now have one 34” wide, vs two monitors that act independently and can be independently controlled. I still think there is a place for a 34” Ultra Widescreen over dual monitors. The overall productivity increase from having one monitor is unquestionable. The clarity, colour quality and overall fatigue levels from not having to turn your head constantly helps. The decision on should you go for dual monitors or a single monitor will come to your use case criteria. In my case, I have replaced one of my daily desktop setups with this 34” ultrawide, while I source a 4K version of a curved ultrawide to replace the dual 24” IPS screens.

    Pro’s

    Solidly built, good looking monitor

    HDR image quality, capable of 100hz refresh (though I don’t think it made a difference to me)

    Large clear ergonomically compliant monitor that is easy to set up and use every day

    Con’s

    No speakers built-in, only a headphone out (via the HDMI / or USB-C), but audio quality sucks.

    Take a bit of getting used to the perfect spot where you are comfortable to see the entire screen. The sweet spot is quite immersive as it's quite a deep curve.

    May 11, 2021 04:29
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    The Samsung A650 is Ahead of the Curve

    The Samsung A650 34” ultra wide curved monitor has been beautifully crafted and engineered to give you more screen without adding to the desktop clutter. With the A650, I eliminated a docking station and a pair of aging 23” monitors from my desktop.

    First of all, this monitor has excellent build quality. It is a heavy monitor, requiring an all metal base and metal stem to support it. I love that there are three degrees of freedom to make physical adjustments to the monitor. The monitor slides smoothly along its stem to allow vertical height adjustment. This means I no longer have to resort to stacking old textbooks to adjust the height of the monitor. It also tilts up and down and can also swivel left and right.

    The monitor has plenty of choices for input connections: HDMI, Display Port, and USB Type C. It also has a standard headphone jack, 3 USB Type-A ports, and a LAN interface. With this many connections, it basically turns the monitor into a docking station. I’m using a Dell XPS which lacks ports of any kind except the usb-c thunderbolt connector. Now I only have a single cable running to the monitor. No need to have a separate power charger to the laptop when I have it docked and charged to the monitor. The monitor provides up to 90 watts of power. I have access to all my portable external hard drives which are connected to the usb ports on the monitor. What a clean setup! It made my desktop literally clutter free. Another welcome sight is that the power cord for the monitor is simply a regular cord. There is no bulky power brick attached to the cord like you would find on many monitors in the market today.

    The 34”curved screen is nothing short of amazing. It has very thin bezels. It is bright with excellent contrast, sharpness, and vivid colors. The screen is anti-glare and non-glossy. You can set it up anywhere in your room without worrying about having too much reflection. It also has wide viewing angles. The screen has a 21:9 aspect ratio. Using Windows Snap features, I am able to mimic a dual monitor setup and use half the screen for my e-mail browser while the other half is reserved for working on documents and spreadsheets. Beside the standard screen adjustments to color, brightness, contrast, etc., the Samsung A650 has a feature to change the warmth of the display to make it easier on your eyes and reduce fatigue. The monitor also features Picture In Picture (PIP) and Picture By Picture (PBP). Both PIP and PBP allow you to view contents on the monitor simultaneously from two different input sources. PIP basically places the second display as an inset to the larger display. I find PBP to be the more useful of the two since it splits the display in half with the left side from one input device and the right side from another device.

    Another bonus with this monitor is that it has VESA mounts. The mount spacing is 100mm x 100mm.

    I can’t find anything negative to say about the Samsung A650. I use it solely for office productivity and watching videos, and I am very happy with it. In fact I am even contemplating purchasing another one for a super ultra wide dual curved monitor setup, but that would defeat the purpose of having a clutter free desktop. So much for clearing up my desktop, I’m in...I’m getting another A650 monitor!

    May 13, 2021 01:51
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    A good multi-purpose monitor

    I’m always excited to try out new monitors. They are an essential element of any workstation - even if you primarily use a laptop - and depending on what your line of work is, a monitor can make or break your project. I’m a photographer by trade and so I’m always looking for the best monitor for color accuracy and uniform brightness across the screen. While you can certainly go through the paces of calibrating monitors for your needs, if you start out with one that is color accurate, you are that far ahead of the game when you start. With these needs in mind, I decided to take a look at the A650 Series monitor from Samsung.

    To start, this monitor is not a 4K monitor. With a resolution of 3440x1440, it is considered 2K since 4K resolution starts at 3840x2160. Even though it’s not 4K, this screen size still works beautifully with games that support it. The monitor is labeled as “WQHD”, which stands for Wide Quad HD. The QHD part of it means that the monitor has four times as many pixels as 720p resolution (standard HD). The Wide part refers to the wide resolution, but that’s apparently a bit redundant since all HD resolutions are meant to be widescreen. The monitor has a refresh rate of 100Hz, which is impressive when paired with the screen resolution. In my opinion, it’s sort of the middle of the road for refresh rate for gaming, but when you think about all the other activities the monitor might be used for, 100Hz is a good option - especially if you are upgrading from a lower refresh rate like 60Hz. With a contrast ratio of 4000:1, the monitor has a nice range of brightness vs. dark levels. It also has a brightness rating of 300 candela per square meter, which puts it into the ‘high-level brightness’ category for monitors/TVs. With these specs in mind, I would consider this a decent monitor for photography, but it’s probably best suited for general productivity, gaming, and other entertainment purposes.

    Setting up the monitor is quite easy. It comes in three pieces - the monitor, the stand, and the base. The stand screws into the base and the monitor snaps into place on the stand. The monitor can then be adjusted for height, tilt, or left-to-right orientation. The monitor comes with an HDMI cable, power cable, and USB-C cable. One of the coolest features of this monitor that might be overlooked by some people is the absence of a power brick. The monitor only has a single AC power cable that plugs directly into the back of the monitor and then into an outlet. This was a joy for me to see because I hate having to deal with power bricks.

    The USB-C cable is included because the monitor features a USB Type C port with 90W charging power. I tested this against a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro that requires a 96W power adapter. After a few seconds, the MBP recognized that it was plugged into an external power source and started charging. The system profiler still was still showing that the battery was not charging and that the laptop was not plugged into AC power, but the menu bar icon showed that it was receiving a charge. The battery percentage even started increasing. I was actually thrilled that the UBS-C port not only provided a charging option for a connected device but also allows for the visual connection as well. There are four source ports - 1 x HDMI, 1 x display port, 1 x USB-C, and 1 x headphones. There is also a LAN port provided for additional connectivity.

    The image quality of the Samsung monitor is really impressive. I have used it in conjunction with my 16-inch MacBook Pro for standard productivity use as well as photo/video editing and design work. In addition to that, I’ve also connected an Xbox One X and gaming PC for gaming tests and had an Apple TV connected for video streaming purposes. The monitor has performed admirably under every circumstance and I have truly been impressed with the picture quality across the board. To verify the picture quality of the monitor, I ran the Eizo monitor test. This is an online test that checks 13 different measurements including a test pattern, defective pixels, uniformity, color distances, gradients, sharpness, viewing angle, gamma, and response time. The Samsung monitor passed each of the tests, without any issues. Another test I ran was the MotionMark test. It’s a graphics benchmarking software that tests the graphics performance of your monitors. The Samsung received a score of 859.69, which was much higher than my current monitor's score of 654.14.

    The retail price of the monitor is very reasonable and I believe this monitor is worth it. It’s an amazing piece of equipment that provides premium visuals and an easy set-up. It really excelled at showing off high-quality graphics in movies as well as being awesome for detailed work like photo editing. This is a wonderful investment for anyone looking to upgrade their monitor.

    May 11, 2021 12:20
  • Review by Saitzev, 10 out of 10
    Real Estate for Days!

    This is the best Ultrawide I have ever used! Fantastic for spreadsheets, immersive for gaming, and great for watching movies! The 1440 resolution is fantastic on the UW format, and it even has a decent refresh rate. I can work and play on this monitor at the same time! It feels like 2 monitors in one!

    May 12, 2021 09:57
  • 9.4score
    11
    MSI
    MSI - Optix 27" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI) - Black
    Description

    Enjoy detailed visuals while gaming with this curved 27-inch MSI Optix QHD (2560 x 1440) monitor. The 1 ms response time minimizes blurring, streaking and ghosting for smooth gameplay, while AMD FreeSync technology eliminates input lag for stutter-free and tear-free visuals. This MSI Optix Full HD monitor has an ergonomic stand with tilt and lift settings for creating a customized setup, and VESA mount compatibility allows installation on a wall.

    10 Features
  • Full QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 144Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI, DVII and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by kckinwa, 8 out of 10
    Great gaming monitor with minor flaws.

    I am happy with the monitor for my needs. I purchase one of these monitors a couple of years ago and have been completely happy and satisfied with it. I recently purchased two more of these monitors off of Best Buy Online. The purchasing, shipping and receipt of shipment was all fantastic. Upon turning on the two new monitors I found one of them to had a stuck pixel, no problem Best Buy was great with the return. I then re ordered another of the same monitors and this time it was perfect. I am in no way disappointed with Best Buy or MSI, these things happen and it was handled as it should of been. I would however like to point out that if you plan to do a 3 monitor set up it would be advantageous for you to purchase all three at the same time. I have noticed that the two new monitors are the same in color, contrast, brightness and clarity however my oldest of the three is a bit different. I do not think this is a product defect but most likely due to the age and 24/7 on cycle leaving it with a slightly dimmer hue or appearance, but I don't know I am certainly no expert, but again I am completely satisfied for my needs. My needs are mostly web searches, streaming shows, games and flight sim. The only cons I have for the monitor is the stand can be a bit wobbly if not on a solid surface or solid wood desk and the monitor tends to make snap crackle pop noises when expanding and contracting from heat, this goes away once it's warmed up.

    Jan 04, 2020 20:06
  • Review by LivinTheDream, 10 out of 10
    Exactly what i need

    Great monitor for gaming, the display port slot is a great thing to have for the graphics. The 2560x1440 resolution really pops.

    While i would recommend it, I would hold out for a sale. $329 is a bit of a stretch for me, but that's my personal opinion. If you've got a decent graphics card to utilize the full resolution (2560x1440), its worth every penny. The curved screen is an added bonus.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:54
  • Review by cremesomyunggui, 10 out of 10
    love this screen

    using as a second moniter to extend the ultrawide I have, honestly between the two screens I have never been so happy with a setup in my life. This alone is a great screen, very crisp and fresh looking, thin bezzels. For the price you can not beat it.

    Oct 16, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Edgar, 10 out of 10
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    Honestly its not going to be the best monitor you’ll buy but I’ll do the work for the price. The only thing missing that will make it great its HDR.

    Sep 28, 2021 15:25
  • Review by Ironlifter, 10 out of 10
    good 144p monitor.

    real good 1440p monitor the knife is extreme crisp and I like the led lights on the back. The stand is sturdy and highly adjustable.

    Nov 06, 2021 03:26
  • Review by Elijah, 10 out of 10
    Good monitor

    This item is good i use it for pc and Ps4 and it come in handy it also tells u what hertz your playing at

    Sep 17, 2021 15:59
  • Review by PUPCRN, 10 out of 10
    Good deal for a 1440p monitor

    I previously owned an MSI C27C4 monitor that I loved, but my cat ended up knocking it over and shattering the screen. So, I went to look for a replacement MSI monitor with something higher than a 1080p resolution, and happened to stumble upon this one. I'm extremely happy with my purchase so far, since this monitor is way more versatile and higher quality than my previous one.

    Pros:

    1. The monitor comes with a very sturdy and versatile stand, allowing for both height and tilt adjustment. This is a major plus since my previous monitor stand didn't move at all, despite taking up more desk space.

    2. The price is great for a 1440p 144hz curved gaming monitor. You're getting a pretty high quality piece of hardware while paying a lot less than most other name brands. Not to mention the color and images are gorgeous compared to some other VA panel monitors (the subtle glow in the back is a nice touch as well).

    Cons:

    1. There wasn't really any instructions on how to attach the cord organizer to the stand, and I almost ended up snapping it in the process until I realized I was doing it wrong. Not enough to knock off a star, just enough to slightly annoy me (otherwise it was very easy to put together).

    2. For some reason, and I can't quite explain why, but my previous MSI monitor that was only 1080p seemed to have just a tad bit more depth to the colors despite both being VA panels. This isn't so much of a con as it is a personal observation. Most people won't be swapping out one almost identical monitor for another like I did. Plus I'm sure I'll forget about it in a day or two (this image still looks gorgeous regardless).

    If you're looking for a good gaming monitor that gives you the best bang for your buck in the 1440p 144hz world, then this is the monitor for you.

    Aug 18, 2021 19:25
  • Review by Jm345, 10 out of 10
    GREAT!!

    Amazing Monitor. I was skeptical at first and just really not sure but i told myself to stop being so tight and im really happy with the results. Will most definitely recommend to a friend.

    Jul 18, 2021 00:02
  • 9.4score
    Dell - S2721HGF 27" Gaming - LED Curved FHD FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    27" Full-HD curved gaming monitor with bold new design. Featuring 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms MPRT for smooth, immersive gameplay.

    16 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate and 1ms (MPRT) Moving Picture Response Time: A 144Hz refresh rate combined with a 1ms (MPRT) response time eliminates motion blur and allows fast-moving visuals to be seen with incredible clarity.
  • 27" LED Edgelight Monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Certification: NVIDIA G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh rates between the GPU and display, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium Technology: Seamlessly synchronizes the frame rate output between your graphics card and monitor. This dynamic refresh rate effectively eliminates image tearing, stuttering, and jerkiness for smooth gameplay.
  • Bold Design: The distinct and gaming-centric design offers both functional and aesthetic benefits for gamers, such as a 3-sided ultrathin bezel that creates expansive views, and uniquely-designed vents located in the back that enhance heat dispersal.
  • Curved Screen: The 1500R curved screen enhances field of vision and reduces distortion, glare and reflection to create a truly immersive gaming experience.
  • Sturdy and Sleek: The tapered stand is sturdy and sleek, with a small footprint that brings you closer to the action.
  • Height Adjustable: The stand is height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustable so you can game in comfort for extended periods.
  • Customizable Features: Joystick and shortcut buttons on the back allow for easy navigation and management of the OSD menus. Three user-defined profiles for even more personalization options. The Timer, FPS Counter and Dark Stabilizer for managing frame rates, brightness, and shadow control.
  • Connectivity: Includes 2 HDMI 1.4 ports and a DisplayPort. (HDMI cable is included in the box, DisplayPort cable is not included)
  • ComfortView with Flicker-Free Screen: Reduces blue light emissions and optimizes eye comfort.
  • Dell Display Manager: Compatible with Dell Display Manager software to use easy arrange and other key features (requires software download)
  • VESA Mount Compatible: Compatible with VESA mounts, 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 3,000 : 1 Contrast Ratio (Typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 3 Year Warranty and Advanced Exchange: Dell Premium Panel Exchange allows a free panel replacement during the Limited Hardware Warranty period even if only one bright pixel is found. (See Limited Hardware Warranty for details and qualifications)
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for gaming!

    I’m certainly not a gaming expert but my son is and he is absolutely in love with his new monitor. I shopped around and settled on this because of the good reviews (didn’t let me down) and Best Buy always takes care of us if issues arise. My son has had this for almost a month and we haven’t had 1 issue. I read another reviewer mentioning something about the settings needing to be tweaked but it was perfect out of the box. The only issue I have, my daughter wants 1 now!

    Mar 19, 2021 17:21
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Enveloping Curved Monitor with Joystick Control

    Amazing curved screen really puts you in the action with this Dell gaming monitor. It gives you a different viewpoint that makes gaming more intense and more realistic. Easy to use Joystick on the rear panel allows you to control the way you want to set up this Curved Monitor. The Joystick and Curved monitor, set this Dell apart from the rest.

    • Setup – Once I unboxed the Curved Monitor, there were 2 additional solid pieces for connecting. These 2 pieces were the base and stand riser. The Base attaches to the Riser with a handle screw. Once that was put on, the Curved Monitor back slid into the Riser. The Curved Monitor was base heavy. The plastic pieces with metal reinforcements made this Curved Monitor so firm, it would take more than a bump to knock it over! SOLID! After the easy assembly, the box contained a HDMI cable and a power cord.

    • Connections – The connections for the Curved Monitor are located near the middle of the back facing downwards. There you can connect your power cord, two locks (security, stand), 2 HMDI ports, 1 display port and a headphone 3.5mm jack. I connected the power cord and plugged the Curved Monitor. Then I plugged the HDMI cable from the Laptop to HDMI input on the back of the Curved Monitor. It was plug n play after turning on the power. The Curved Monitor brightened up the room when I pressed the power lit button on the bottom right front. It was simple to set up and looked great even before I made adjustments. The only issue I have run into is the headphone jack. I have plugged wired headphones and I get no sound. I have looked thru the menus, but had no success. There is no sound at all coming from the monitor. I consider this a minor detail when you look at the whole package that is the Dell 27in Curved Gaming Monitor.

    • Joystick – A feature that really makes this Curved monitor a game changer is the Joystick. It makes moving the Joystick to the either side, up and down to navigate options to change menus and monitor options a breeze. It’s also easy to get to! On the back right side as you face the Curved Monitor, there are 4 buttons and the Joystick. I activated the OSD (on screen display) by pressing in the Joystick. The main options are Game, Brightness/Contrast, Input source, Display, Audio, Menu, Personalize and other. From this menu I am able to operate changes for how I would like the Curved Monitor to look. I made these adjustments (options) to get the screen effects that personalized the Curved Monitor for me. First, I kept the Standard Preset Mode, turned on the AMD FreeSync, made the Response Time fast and left the Dark Stablizer at 0 (my room is darker). Secondly, I set the Brightness at 75 and the Contrast at 88, I chose the input #1 which I had plugged the HMDI Cable into the back of the Curved Monitor and adjusted the sharpness at 70. Now, you can adjust the options however you like, but these helped make the Curved Monitor setup great for me. Next I was able to see the saved personalized short cut buttons. The 4 buttons are located just under the Joystick. Each one has a special function. It helped me navigate the Curved Monitor options without going through the OSD. They are as follows: Preset Mode, Dark Stabilizer and Brightness/Contrast with menus. The Joystick and shortcut buttons really made my personalized options extremely easy to access.

    • Curved Monitor Features – The 27in Curved Gaming Monitor from Dell is outstanding for gaming. The screen displays 1920x1080 at 144 MHz so action packed games run smooth and graphics are Full HD. Another feature is the Moving Picture Respose Time (MPRT) which is set at 1 ms that keeps the action going without monitor fatigued or getting smeared. The anti-glare 16x9 widescreen is rich with 16.7 million colors that make it brilliant to watch. I found the experience outstanding! Playing Bulletstorm and Serious Sam BFE never looked better. Whether I am shooting or running in the games, detailed graphics are the normal. The active Matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) with its LED screen, light up to the very edge with a thin bezel. The backlighting LED with 3000:1 contrast will make the difference for you in gaming. The Curved Monitor is treated for anti-glare reflection and decreases the level of blue light that is put out from the screen. This means your eyes will be able to keep up in comfort with the Curved Monitor’s smooth graphics, accurate coloration, and no lag time for hours of intense game play. Another feature that really makes a difference in this Curved Monitor is the Sync. AMD FreeSync Premium works with your graphics card to keep the screen clean in great action scenes from looking fuzzy and blurred. It made the difference for the on screen graphics from looking good to looking great! Not to be overlooked, the screen tilt is -5 degrees to 21 degrees meaning you can find a comfortable position when viewing the Curved Monitor.

    The Curved Monitor Screen is flat out amazing. Whether you are playing games, working on Microsoft Office or browsing the net, you will notice the difference a Curved Monitor makes. To me, images seem to surround you and envelope you in whatever you are doing with the computer. This Curved Monitor takes gaming to another level.

    Sep 17, 2020 21:26
  • Review by aarondr, 10 out of 10
    Solid budget gamer with 144Hz, FreeSync, and more

    The Dell S2721HGF is a 27” 1080p VA curved high variable refresh rate monitor offering MPRT support. There’s a lot packed into that sentence, but the essence of what sets the S2721 apart is that nervana of technologies and features and not much else. Dell has consistently put out monitors that cater to the gaming crowd with solid core feature sets, and the S2721 doesn’t sway from that lineage.

    Physically the monitor is wrapped in matte plastic. The back has a subtle design that makes me think of 80’s car window louvers. No RGB or lights other than the white on LED. It’s a subtle and handsome design. Obviously it’s curved at a 1500R (1.5M radius if you tried to make a circle). There are a plethora of buttons on the back, but all functions are controlled through a simple joystick/button. Bezels are thin at 7mm, and the stand offers a generous height adjustment (5”) and tilt (-5 to 21 degrees). As with most midrange and higher Dell monitors, the stand is excellent. VESA 100x100 is also available with screws preinstalled. Port selection is really good too, with DisplayPort, and dual HDMI. You could easily use a console or two and a PC with this monitor. Power is a standard AC cable, so no annoying power brick!

    So what sets the S2721HGF apart from Dell’s other offerings? Well, Dell’s curved monitor selection (other than ultrawides) is generally pretty sparse, making this a pretty unique offering. Curved monitors are more comfortable because the eye itself is curved. The image is less straining on our eyes, and as a result feels more immersive. There are downsides, mostly in image distortion and geometry that affect some professional work. The truth is, I’ve been using curved monitors for years now, and I have a hard time going back to a flat screen when the panel is larger than 24”. I was a skeptic, but having used a 32” 16:9 4K curved, as well as a few ultrawides, I’m convinced. The importance of a curve becomes less as the size decreases, but even on a 27” 16:9 panel it’s noticeable.

    But the curve is just one aspect of the monitor. Another selling feature that will attract a crowd is the 144Hz refresh rate. If you’re an aspiring gamer, or even a casual FPS player, then I’d recommend checking out why the pros go for high refresh rates. Arguments of perceived screens per second still exist, but there have been many tests proving that the higher the refresh rate, the lower the perceived lag from mouse to game, which results in better and more consistent playing. Again, I was a skeptic for a long time, having grown up on 60Hz monitors and playing relatively competitive shooters. While the brain adjusts and adapts to 60Hz, 120, 144, or 240Hz do make measurable differences. The 144Hz that this monitor supports is a great place to be, as anyone will tell you the night and day difference between a 60 and 120+ refresh rate with diminishing appreciation after 120Hz. So why is it 144Hz? Well, while 60Hz has been the norm for a long time on PCs, movies and cinematics run at 24 FPS. If your refresh rate is a multiple of 24 then you don’t get the judder associated with the mismatch of frames.

    Let’s keep breaking down the topics in that first sentence: What is MPRT? LCDs struggle with blur. Blur occurs on monitors due to the way our brains/eyes work vs how LCDs and OLEDs work. MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) attempts to correct this visual phenomenon by strobing the backlight to reduce the perceived blur. This is enabled through the settings menu, specifically on the response time. So does it work? While the MPRT setting does make a very visible difference on the famous UFO test (google it), the results for me were mixed. First of all enabling MPRT does affect brightness output (on a monitor that’s already not that bright). Secondly, the perception at higher motions is that it feels like a ghost or trail image (different from ghosting from overdrive). I noticed this playing CS:GO, and honestly I preferred the extreme overdrive setting to MPRT. Your mileage may vary, as the science behind how MPRT works is interesting. However, this setting isn’t enabled by default, and it will disable VRR support (Freesync Premium), so I would suspect many purchasers of this monitor won’t enable it.

    Moving on to VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support, the S2721 shines here with Freesync Premium support and being G-Sync compatible. If you haven’t had a variable refresh rate experience yet, this monitor does a great job and supports essentially every graphics card on the market. The G-Sync pendulum demo is a great testing tool for this (even on AMD cards) and even simulating 40-60 frames per second, the motion of the pendum was natural. Without VRR the frames being rendered by your graphics card won’t meet up perfectly with the monitor. You can fix this with VSync, but that causes its own issues. VRR fixes this by syncing the monitor to a multiple of the frame. This is especially important if you have games that can’t hold the native refresh rate of your monitor (144hz), as it maintains a consistent experience all the way down to the 40 FPS range (lower than that and you’ll probably start to notice the lower FPS more intensely). Through experimentation, the freesync range appears to be 55-144Hz, with frame doubling occurring below 55Hz. Given the tradeoff, I would choose VRR over MPRT any day. Overall, this is a great G-sync compatible monitor.

    Now, the VA referenced stands for Vertical Alignment, which is the LCD panel tech. TN is one of the oldest, and fastest tech, while IPS is renowned for colors, viewing angle and image quality. VA is the middle ground, offering some of the colors advantages, viewing angles, while also bringing superior contrast. VA’s do have downsides, including black smearing caused by a natural sluggishness between swapping between grays (this is where MPRT stood out for me, as it removes much of this). Overall, the contrast ratio mates well to gaming, and the screen uniformity is pretty good on this display. Unlike IPS panels, the VA might have a bit of glow in dark scenarios, but it doesn’t have bright spots around the edges. The curve doesn’t have any impact on the uniformity which is showing how mature the tech has become.

    So some other details about this monitor. The OSD (on screen display) is super helpful and awesome. The Game menu has lots of presets, including 3 fully customizable game modes which let you tweak color. There’s an Game Enhanced Mode with a timer, frame rate, and display alignment settings - of which Timer is about the only useful thing. You can turn on and off FreeSync. The MPRT is hidden under the response time, but there are 3 other overdrive settings: Fast, Super Fast, and Extreme. Obviously Extreme is the best because it’s extreme… also it appeared to have the least ghosting or inverse ghosting. Dark stabilizer lets you adjust the gamma to see better in dark scenes in a game (don’t use it). The other menus are pretty basic, but when you get to ‘Personalize’ you see one of Dell’s most famous features. They really like giving the user the ability to adjust settings quickly on the display by mapping buttons to whatever setting you want, and it's amazing. It’s a huge reason to get a Dell monitor, as if you want to adjust between presets, it’s simply a button push.

    Colors seem accurate enough for the VA panel, and the standard gamma seemed on point. I don’t have a colorimeter to calibrate the display, but considering this is for gaming, dialing in the settings that look the best to you is probably the right answer. The panel itself is 8-bit, but I observed no banding issues - that said it’s no 10bit panel. Again, out of the box, the image was pretty well tuned neutral so most will be happy without further tweaking. If you want to tweak, the built in Game color profiles added to the custom profile mean you get 4 fully customizable color profiles - not bad for a budget gamer.

    So what downsides are there? First and foremost 1080p FHD. 1080p is a fine resolution, but at 27” it starts to get a very coarse feeling. This is especially apparently in productivity where the VA panel’s subpixel arrangement does it no favors with text exacerbating the situation. If you do a lot of school or work this display is tolerable, but not ideal. VA panels do have response time issues, and while this is an excellent example, it’s no TN. Even with MPRT there are issues. Nothing that I personally notice in gaming, but some might. HDR is absent, but at this price point that’s actually fine and even preferred (as even expensive monitors don’t do HDR well yet). No USB hub or speakers, but at least there is audio passthrough via a 3.5mm jack (hook speakers to that and PC/Xbox/PS would all route audio when their input was selected).

    Alternatively Dell’s S2721DGF model sports IPS, 165Hz, and 1440p - which while costing more is a better investment for those going more multi-function. However if all you’re doing is gaming on this monitor, 1080p is a great sweet spot for PC and obviously consoles, as it’s easier to drive than 1440p. Plus this model is curved, and the D is not.

    At it’s given price, it’s a value. While there are other 1080p curved monitors, not many sport the high refresh rate, VRR support, customizability and general feature set. Most of those alternatives hit in the 23-24” range, and 27” is more comfortable for gaming in my opinion. Overall this is an amazing monitor for gaming on a budget.

    Sep 18, 2020 01:14
  • Review by Susyga, 10 out of 10
    Peferct

    Super awesome just what my son was looking for on the hz...He is so enjoying the gaming on this 144hz monitor.

    Oct 02, 2021 00:16
  • Review by Santiago, 10 out of 10
    Great product.

    Works nicely with my simulator for drifting. I bought 3 of them and they make the curve nice.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:49
  • Review by RyanW, 10 out of 10
    My second one!

    This monitor is so great, I had to buy a second one! It has an awesome response time. It is currently hooked up to my Mac, PC and Apple TV.

    Apr 10, 2021 02:21
  • Review by RGM4, 2 out of 10
    Surprised

    I bought this item "Open Box Excellent". Returned it four days later due to two rather noticeable lines going horizontally across the bottom of the screen. The box was pretty tattered upon arrival and the actual monitor was pretty dusty. I'm very skeptical about buying open box items now. Very surprised Best Buy's open box products have declined since I last purchased one.

    Oct 19, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Tee81, 2 out of 10
    Not functional right out of box

    Bought two of these monitors. One worked fine out the box, the other flickered on and off and the resolution was washed out.

    Aug 31, 2021 07:49
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - 390 Series 24" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (HDMI, VGA) - High glossy black
    Description

    Enjoy an immersive viewing experience with this Samsung 24-inch curved monitor. An ultra-fast video response prevents blurring so you don't miss a detail. This Samsung 24-inch curved monitor provides bold panoramic views and its ultra-slim design is complimented with a simple tilting stand.

    9 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal-clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • 4 ms response time: Helps prevent blurring, ghosting and streaking during intense action sequences in video games and movies.
  • Watch crisp images: The 60Hz refresh rate is a good choice for gaming and other fast-moving media.
  • 24" widescreen curved LED monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • FreeSync technology for fluid gameplay: AMD FreeSync synchronizes the refresh rate between the GPU and display to eliminate image tears and choppiness.
  • HDMI and VGA inputs: Enable you to connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Provides a high number of shades between black and white. This range enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: For a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MBH123, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend.

    Had my computer monitor go out from a lightening storm and so I hooked up a TV to use in the meantime. TV's are designed to be viewed from across the room, not up close, so the screen was hurting my eyes.

    I went to BestBuy.com, my source for everything electronic and picked out this curved screen because the reviews were good and I wads intrigued with the screen curvature.

    Using it now for about a month and it's been great. Very sharp, very bright, excellent color after I adjusted the monitor and my graphics software. No more sore eyes when working onn the computer.

    I'm very happy with it and would recommend it.

    Dec 26, 2020 15:19
  • Review by KimD, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor I ever owned!

    I wasn't sure how I was going to like the curved monitor but let me tell you, it's AWESOME!! Now I want all of my monitors to be curved. The picture is crisp/sharp/clear, the colors are vivid and bright, excellent color! When I picked up the box I almost threw it over my shoulder, I expected it to be heavy but it's not, it's very light. Definitely super happy with this purchase.

    Mar 07, 2021 08:57
  • Review by obmaeve, 10 out of 10
    MUST BUY

    This is an amazing monitor! For the price it’s the best monitor I’ve ever had. I use it to connect my MacBook Pro to for another screen! You have to order a dongle to connect but you can guy one from amazing for 8 bucks and it works perfectly! Highly recommend and everyone compliments my rounded shape monitor!

    Oct 22, 2021 15:55
  • Review by RonW, 10 out of 10
    2nd monitor

    I bought my first curved monitor about 2 years ago and love it. I just bought this one along with the USBC dual/triple display docking station so I could use 2 monitors with my laptop.

    Aug 21, 2021 08:27
  • Review by Sarahroo31, 10 out of 10
    I love this monitor!

    I bought two of these monitors, and I ended up putting one up in portrait style. I love these monitors!

    Jul 19, 2019 15:45
  • Review by BrianL, 10 out of 10
    Great display to meet your needs.

    Fantastic curved display for business or gaming. I love the sleek look. The only downside is the single button for all functions and power.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:29
  • Review by Matthew, 10 out of 10
    Fits great on small desk

    Main goal when purchasing this was to optimize my desk space Looks great and fits my needs (mostly work related).

    Would be better if the tilt and/or height could be adjusted but it's fine the way it is.

    Base scuffs easily from resting my laptop on it but still happy with it.

    Jan 03, 2021 02:59
  • Review by Alexander, 10 out of 10
    Samsung curved monitor

    Great product. Definitely would recommend as i have bought two.

    Jul 27, 2021 20:02
  • 9.4score
    14
    MSI
    MSI Optix G27C5 27" LED Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Enjoy your multimedia viewing experience with this 1500R MSI Optix monitor. The 27" FHD anti-glare display ensures high-quality visuals along with MSI Anti-Flicker technology and reduced blue light. Equipped with a 165Hz refresh rate + 1ms response time VA LED panel, this monitor easily handles fast-paced multiplayer games. The 178 degree viewing angle offers flexibility in set up options.

    5 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 165 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" Anti-Glare with narrow bezel: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels, and super narrow bezel for max viewing size.
  • Curved screen (1500R); Anti-Flicker and Less Blue Light: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching, preventing eye strain and fatigue.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by tfsvectr, 10 out of 10
    Visually Amazing.

    Had it for about 2 days now and been playing on it since then, so far the experience is flawless. Super clean resolution. The pictures i took do NOT do this monitor justice... Love it so far.

    Oct 30, 2020 18:05
  • Review by Gufah, 10 out of 10
    Great MSI monitor

    Great curved monitor and it supports 120hz on ps5!!

    Jan 01, 2021 19:18
  • Review by Yaco, 8 out of 10
    Decent monitor, just what I expected.

    Good monitor overall but the screen is a little bit too dark. The rest is very good. If you have a budget, consider buying this monitor. Recommended for people with budgets but not to people that looks for the best 144hz 1080p monitor, this is good/decent but not the best one!. Oh, I forgot to say that I got a dead pixel on the middle-right of the screen (as shown in the 3rd picture), is so little that I prefer not to return it for a new one even tho I can.

    Dec 30, 2020 18:07
  • Review by Monitor, 10 out of 10
    Handy Monitor

    Love this monitor. I use it for work when I work from my house

    Dec 04, 2020 15:46
  • Review by Virginian, 10 out of 10
    Great Deal

    Got it on sale under $200. It works better than expected.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:04
  • Review by sgtsuper, 10 out of 10
    Best Bang For Your Buck

    Great quality and price. this monitor was perfect for me. easy set up, with the ability to mount it on a monitor stand. if you're looking for a great quality monitor i recommend this one.

    Nov 29, 2020 20:47
  • Review by Alana, 2 out of 10
    NOT LED

    bought this a couple days ago and it is not LED its LCD. So if your are looking for an LED this is not the way to go at all. It even says on the manual that is LCD... Also for some reason, I have 165 just chilling on the top left of my screen, I asked support, they told me to reset, and it still won't go away! Returning it!

    Nov 06, 2020 12:47
  • Review by Ryzenix, 2 out of 10
    Bought 2 one randomly broke 3 months later

    I bought 2 of these, I'm making this review 4 months later, the monitors were amazing quality and perfectly fine. In tell, last month, one of mine randomly broke for no reason, the inside paneling cracked and I didn't even do anything to it. Bestbuy gave me a full refund but I had to talk to them for a long time to get a refund... MSI didn't want to give me a refund even though it was mostly their fault for the bad design, so I would say the durability is terrible, but everything else is fine now, I only have one monitor now. Also, it's super hard to put the HDMI/DVI/DP inside you cant put it in easily because the back wasn't designed very well It takes an hour to get it switched there is a thing blocking it so you can't even see where it goes! also back when I bought them they where 40 dollars off so if I bought a new one to match the other monitor then I'm going to have to pay $40, I don't think I'll be buying another MSI monitor.

    Apr 27, 2021 17:28
  • 9.4score
    15
    MSI
    MSI - Optix 24" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor - Black/red
    Description

    Experience stunning visuals with this 24-inch MSI monitor. Its 1920 x 1080 resolution displays crisp images and text, and its 178-degree viewing angle lets you see it clearly from multiple locations. This MSI monitor has a 1 ms response time for quick transitions between frames, which is ideal for gaming applications.

    10 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal-clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • Ultrafast 1 ms response time: Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.
  • Watch crisp images: The 144Hz refresh rate is a good choice for gaming and other fast-moving media.
  • 24" antiglare widescreen curved LED monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • FreeSync technology for fluid gameplay: Synchronizes the refresh rate between the GPU and display to eliminate image tears and choppiness.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Provides a high number of shades between black and white. This range enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: For a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • ENERGY STAR certified: Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Marc, 10 out of 10
    Mastered Product with Refined Features

    MSI Mastered the model and execution of the computer. The slim and sleek design details the curvature which displays bright and vibrant colors and pictures. The monitor has a rapid display refresh which captures the fast movement through gaming and daily life. This product is perfect for gaming. The accessible ports in the back allow connection to consoles and pc's with ease. Also setting up the computer was the easiest I have ever done. MSI provides resources to allow you to set up your gaming setup. The color match between the black and deep red makes the monitor pop and be vibrant across your setup. The sleek and small stand allows you to have more space on your desk compared to other monitors. The screen is vast and feels like your experiencing the game in real life. The monitor also comes with a detachable case cover to the ports, which protects your monitor when not in use. Keyboards and mice look perfect with the monitor. The monitor has a sturdy but slim design which makes your monitor feel supported. The monitor is also lighter than most other products, which puts this product in the spotlight. The price of the product also sets it in the top of its competitors. The buttons on the bottom of the monitor is small but noticeable, allowing ease when turning the monitor off. One of my favorite designs of this product is the slim border surrounding the screen. The border doesn't take up space compared to most monitors. The brightness of the monitor is also very unique and vibrant. The screen is perfect for gaming. The only thing I would change is more mobility of rotation. Other than that the monitor is perfect and I will buy this product in the future. I recommend this product for intense gaming but also for casual use. This product is perfect!

    Jan 12, 2020 16:33
  • Review by Surender, 8 out of 10
    Extraordinary Monitor for the Price!

    I've had this monitor for just over a week now. This is my first time gaming in FPS above 60. It feels so smooth and swift. My only question is that the maximum hertz I can set it to is 120hz. Is this because of FreeSync? I'd like 144hz but I can't set it to 144hz.

    Dec 06, 2019 14:27
  • Review by RoboATron, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor

    I like how the monitor is easy to set up. The more that I used the monitor the better the experience was. The curve monitor let you see the games you play wide.

    Oct 16, 2021 11:12
  • Review by Jermaine, 10 out of 10
    PS5 Owner

    Bought this moniter for my ps5. I think it’s a great buy as I have no complaints overall quality is great and I definitely recommend.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Kev79, 10 out of 10
    Great for gamers.

    If you're concerned about the curve don't be, you barely notice it after looking at it for a while. I did change out to a longer DP cable after I got it because the one that came with it wasn't quite long enough yet. I have a VESA arm mount but it looks like I need to get some sort of adapter to make it fit, haven't really looked into it too much yet.

    Dec 07, 2018 21:13
  • Review by Jgilbert, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor for the budget gamer

    Great clear picture. I use it mostly for school and sometimes for gaming. For the price, you cant beat it.

    Sep 10, 2021 19:10
  • Review by Game, 10 out of 10
    Game monitor

    Decent, brother loved it. Price was okay!!!! He said it’s top notch.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:46
  • Review by iMaikCR, 10 out of 10
    The best monitor price quality!

    It is one of the best monitors I have ever tried

    I recommend it a lot for video game lovers

    Jul 07, 2019 20:34
  • 9.4score
    Dell - S3220DGF 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort, HDMI, USB) - Ascent Gray
    Description

    Enjoy stunning panoramic views during gameplay with this Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor. A vibrant 2560 x 1440 resolution coupled with a contrast ratio of 3000:1 delivers precise colors for an immersive gaming experience. This Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor has AMD FreeSync 2 to reduce screen tearing and splitting, and a 165Hz refresh rate keeps the action smooth.

    16 Features
  • 2K Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 technology: Ensures lifelike fidelity and striking color, so games and movies are seen exactly as the developer or filmmaker intended.
  • 4ms response time: Helps prevent blurring, ghosting and streaking during intense action sequences in video games and movies.
  • 165Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" flat-panel VA monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming and video watching.
  • AMD FreeSync™ 2 technology: This adaptive synchronization technology matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • Five USB 3.0 ports: One USB upstream and four USB downstream ports let you connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • Wall-mountable design: Detach your monitor from its base to hang it on the wall via the included 100mm x 100mm VESA mount.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 400 cd/m² brightness: Offers a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • Adjustable stand: Enables tilt and height adjustments so you can create a more personal, comfortable environment for optimal performance.
  • Improve your gaming experience: Features like Timer, Frame Rate Counter and Dark Stabilizer give you an in-game advantage by improving visibility during dark gaming scenarios, controlling the frame rate and aligning the display.
  • ENERGY STAR certified: Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jsugarsd, 10 out of 10
    So happy!

    I have been waiting a long time to upgrade to a monitor like this! I am not a competitive gamer but I am no noob either. I built my own system which has a 4.3 GHz stable overclocked i7 and GTX 1070 Ti. I feel that since high end GPUs like the 2080 Ti struggle to push 4K over 100Hz reliably, that 1440p is the proverbial "sweet spot" for screens under 40 in or so. I normally play games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mass Effect and the occasional Battlefield when it comes to AAA titles. I played blu ray dvds of Tron Legacy and 300 and it looked fantastic. The darks and contrast on this panel are a clear upgrade to my old 24 in 60Hz Asus IPS and 43 in Samsung tv that I was using. If you are looking to play FPS (shooters) or be more competitive then I recommend you look at 24 to 27 in monitors with 240Hz+ refresh rates. Whatever you decide, I wish you the best of luck!

    Jun 23, 2020 02:47
  • Review by Electrician, 10 out of 10
    A gamers must!!

    Bought this monitor November 2020. Review is July 2021. First off this is the first curved monitor I have had. It is also the best. Keeps everything in eyesight and you don’t notice the curve during gameplay. It’s really got a great picture as well. Got this one for gaming and got another 24 inch regular dell monitor for chat/discord that way I can keep the game up but interact with chat and friends while playing. Then I added the 82 inch tv on a wall mount to finish off the setup. This is a must have and I really love the quality build this has. I would definitely recommend if anyone is looking for a good gaming monitor with a great refresh rate to get this monitor. It moves up and down with ease has a area for wire management in the stand as well and even tilts a little so you can get the right view for your needs. I actually bought two of these one for me and one for my wife’s gaming computer as well. It is worth every penny. You do have to adjust the refresh rate in settings. It comes preset on 60 I believe. However I don’t really play fast paced racing games so I set mine to 120 refresh rate. It’s nice to have the option to bump it up if I ever play a game where it’s needed though why not. Hopefully this helps you make your choice on monitor. I don’t really review much items I purchase but a friend was asking about monitors so I looked back at what I purchased and figured it deserved a review. Never have had any problems with picture quality or any malfunctioning at all. Don’t throw $600 out for a monitor because you think you need it. Check the specs and compare a lot of times a little tweak in the specs isn’t worth another $250 more then what you get with this monitor. I would recommend and Honestly will probably pick up another one of these in the near future.

    Jul 14, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Jason, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitor. Forget IPS screens, get this!

    One of the best curved monitors you can get bar none. I went through a few monitors before finding this gem, and for the price, performance, and picture quality you cannot go wrong. It isn't too big, it isn't too small, it is just right. Couple thought with a high refresh rate, freesync, QHD, and great port options, it's the best monitor you can pair with a gaming PC. The pixels are dense enough so that graphics don't look pixelated with you are close to the screen. It's a great balance. I don't feel 4k is worth it since it is such a performance hit, even for higher end cards like my RTX 3080.

    Minimal to no light bleeding on this one. This monitor actually trumps any IPS panel that I've tried on the market. And the picture quality almost looks as if it is IPS...just without the IPS glow.

    Oct 23, 2021 02:17
  • Review by Zero7159, 10 out of 10
    Love the size, features and picture quality!

    I bought three of these monitors to replace my triple screen setup which was previously outfitted with three 27 inch Dell S2716DG 1440p G-sync monitors. In summary, this monitor is a nice upgrade from the S2716DG because of the size, features and picture quality.

    First, as to size, there is definitely a difference going from 27 inches to 32 inches. I wonder how I lived without 32 inches, I cannot see myself going back. So, 32 inches is not too big, its perfect. 27 inches for gaming is too small IMO.

    Second, this monitor has all of the features I want for PC gaming, including 1440p resolution, which is perfect for this size monitor. This monitor also has Freesync adaptive sync technology, which helps smooth the action by syncing the GPU and monitor. The monitor also has a refresh rate of 165 hz (164 hz in the Nvidia driver), which also helps smooth out the action, particularly when you are at or near 165 frames per second.

    Speaking of adaptive sync, although this monitor is not officially G-sync compatible, it nonetheless largely supports G-sync technology if you are using an Nvidia GPU. I say "largely" because I have noticed some flickering with G-sync enabled that I never had with my S2716DG monitors or my Alienware AW3418DW, both of which have native G-sync support via a chip inside the monitor.

    Also, the HDR on this monitor is quite good on my PS4 Pro. The whites are quite bright, without being washed out, and the colors are rich. GT Sport, for example, looks incredible. An added bonus is that by enabling HDR on the monitor, my PS4 Pro is able to transmit and the monitor receives a 4K signal. Very cool. HDR on PC, however, is generally weak. I tried Shadow of the Tomb Raider in HDR on this monitor and the colors were muted and I saw too much gray compared to SDR, which was much more vibrant. HDR in Windows also apparently causes flickering in some games, for example iRacing and Shadow of the Tomb Raider when I am running in Nvidia Surround with G-sync enabled. In summary, HDR is a perk if you are using this monitor with a PS4 Pro, but I would not get your hopes up regarding HDR if using this monitor on PC.

    The monitor has a DisplayPort 1.4 port, plus two HDMI 2.0 ports. I bought three DP 1.4 cables to use because I had read about flickering issues when people used the included DP 1.2 cables. I question Dell's decision not to include DP 1.4 cables, even though the monitor supports it. HDMI 2.0 is good, that is what is needed for 4K on PS4 Pro or your Xbox One X.

    The OSD is quite good, similar to other Dell and Alienware monitors I have used and owned. It is very easy to scroll through the menus and make adjustments.

    And finally, the picture quality of this monitor is superb. The VA panel produces rich, vibrant colors, at least in part because of its 3000:1 contrast ratio, which is much higher than the 1000:1 contrast ratio we typically see on TN or IPS panels. I love deep, saturated colors and so I used the OSD to crank up the Saturation. Very cool. Text is sharp, although not quite as sharp as what I see in my Alienware AW3418DW monitor, which of course has an IPS panel.

    In summary, this monitor is great value, even at the regular price of $449. I was able to get a price match down to $360 when the monitor went on sale at Best Buy. Definitely buy with confidence!

    Jul 07, 2020 18:54
  • Review by Raymond1210, 10 out of 10
    Crisp, amazing graphics and pretty fast response r

    Well I lm gonna give this monitor 5 stars even though I had to return it because the large screen was way to big for me but that should not affect the rating of this monitor. The image is very very crisp watching videos was amazing for some reason when I tried to run warzone with an intel i5 process and a 1660ti graphic card warzone would crash and not launch I disable the free sync and gsync and I uninstalled and reinstalled warzone but for some reason when I switched from my old dell S2716DG monitor which is also a 2k monitor I started having problems, I really don’t know why but I couldn’t figure it out and I ended up not wanting to deal with it anymore so I ended up just returning my monitor.

    Apr 10, 2021 07:27
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Graphics!!!

    Amazing Graphics paired with my Xbox Series X. Running [email protected] or [email protected] is a game changer...It even makes playing older titles more enjoyable! Highly recommend!!!

    Dec 05, 2020 20:38
  • Review by Scoshis, 10 out of 10
    Great screens for gaming

    Aside from my 3080, this has been my been my favorite upgrade. I decided to get a second one a few weeks later. The only gripe is that they weigh over 25lbs so have them on a dual mount isn't worth the risk since most weight capacity are around 2/3 of their weight.

    I've ran the likes of Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk, The Medium, Apex, Warzone all at 1440p Ultra 165hz and the difference from my 4k 30hz monitor was massive. Curved screens give the illusion of a larger screen so that adds to the value. Ive recommended them to a couple of friends who bought soon after they came to see the quality in person.

    I purchased them both while they were on sale for 399 and 329 so be patient!

    Feb 02, 2021 18:17
  • Review by Sparky, 10 out of 10
    Very Glad I Purchased This.

    I'm not a gamer, but I love this large screen for watching videos, video conferencing, or just doing routine computer work. Very easy on the eyes. I attached mine to a desk mount so I can position it wherever needed and to eliminate the stand and wasted desk space. I also attached a portable speaker box to the monitor's headphone jack as a speaker option. Totally happy so far. Worth every penny. I'll never go smaller than 32" from this point forward.

    Mar 19, 2021 18:29
  • 9.4score
    Dell - S3222DGM 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Enjoy stunning panoramic views during gameplay with this Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor. A vibrant 2560 x 1440 resolution coupled with a contrast ratio of 3000:1 delivers precise colors for an immersive gaming experience. This Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor has AMD FreeSync 2 to reduce screen tearing and splitting, and a 165Hz refresh rate keeps the action smooth.

    13 Features
  • QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 technology: Ensures lifelike fidelity and striking color, so games and movies are seen exactly as the developer or filmmaker intended.
  • 165Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" flat-panel VA monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming and video watching.
  • AMD FreeSync™ technology: This adaptive synchronization technology matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • Wall-mountable design: Detach your monitor from its base to hang it on the wall via the included 100mm x 100mm VESA mount.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 350 cd/m² brightness: Offers a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • Adjustable stand: Enables tilt and height adjustments so you can create a more personal, comfortable environment for optimal performance.
  • Improve your gaming experience: Features like Timer, Frame Rate Counter and Dark Stabilizer give you an in-game advantage by improving visibility during dark gaming scenarios, controlling the frame rate and aligning the display.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Rivae, 10 out of 10
    Amazingly vibrant VA display

    I won’t rehash the standard reduced VA viewing angles versus IPS other than to say this monitor looks gorgeous when viewing dead on. Luckily since this is geared towards being a gaming monitor, most users will be directly in front and get to enjoy the best view.

    As a gaming monitor this one is stellar with the higher resolution providing a more immersive experience. The curvature of the screen helps with this as maintaining a full view across the entire screen in FPS games is made easier with the curve. On most flat 32” screens you lose the edges in your peripheral so the somewhat gentle 1800r curve definitely helped me see the whole scene without having to scan my head right or left. I describe it as gentle as it’s certainly not overwhelming like other more aggressive curves I’ve seen as this one feels like a perfect little hug for your eyeballs.

    Packaging was well done as always with Dell and included a display port cable, hdmi cable, and power cord. Ports on the back include two HDMI, the DP, and an audio out. I personally used the DP as that gave me the full 165Hz refresh versus looking like it’s limited to 144 with HDMI.

    Gaming was an absolute pleasure and I mainly tested using Apex Legends. There was no noticeable blurring or stuttering when having to whip around 180 to deal with enemies in the opposite direction. As mentioned previously the colors are super vibrant and this panel definitely lives up to its gaming monitor moniker. Adjustability is all there via up/down and a fairly wide degree of tilt available. Also it looks like the VESA mount is standard on the back (100mm). One key note if you don’t want to peruse the quick guide to find it is that the power button is on the bottom right versus the buttons on the back of the monitor.

    Sep 18, 2021 02:01
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 10 out of 10
    Vibrant and bright w/smooth, blur-free motion

    The Dell S3222DGM 32” gaming monitor is my first curved screen monitor, and it’s pretty cool. I’d previously been using a flat IPS display for gaming, and since this is a VA display, the experience was quite different. After a very brief acclimation period of getting used to a curved screen versus a flat one, I found that despite the significant increase in screen real estate, I could still see pretty much the whole screen all at once, plus there was little distortion at the peripheral of my vision. That’s thanks to the screen being at a roughly equal distance to your eye even at the sides of the screen, and it really does feel like a more immersive experience when gaming.

    Make sure you measure your desk space though because the monitor has a quite a large footprint at 28 inches wide, 18 inch minimum height, and a depth of 9 inches. The screen height is adjustable on the included stand about 4 inches increasing the maximum height to 22 inches. You can also tilt the screen around 30 degrees to pitch up or slightly down, however, there is no side-to-side swivel or portrait rotation. I like that attaching the included stand and base is a tool-less process, though the stand can be easily removed, and underneath are four removable screws to make this monitor compatible with VESA 100mm x 100mm mounting systems.

    Since this monitor is an upgrade for me from 250 nits to 350 nits, the increase in brightness was instantly noticeable, especially in a brightly lit room with window glare. At full brightness, I feel it’s a tad intense, so I like to set the color mode to ComfortView which is Dell’s “Low Blue Light” setting. This mode also has the benefit of reducing eye strain and fatigue, though it will throw off color accuracy, so you’ll want to use the standard of custom color calibrated profile for creative work where accuracy is important. Speaking of which, the colors on the screen are in general, vibrant and well-saturated with a full 8-bit color depth that covers 99% sRGB color gamut.

    The contrast of this monitor is good at 3000:1, displaying dark blacks and bright whites, and the visual performance is pretty uniform across the screen – provided you’re sitting centered in front of it. Because this is a VA panel, there is a slight color shift at off angles, so while the visuals are great for a single viewer, this monitor may not provide the same experience when there are multiple viewers seated in different positions around the screen. At full 2560x1440 resolution (1440p), text is crisp, clear, and easy to read. While the monitor’s fastest refresh rate is 165 Hz, note that this can only be achieved over a DisplayPort connection and if connecting via HDMI, the max refresh rate you’ll get is 144 Hz, which is still plenty fast.

    The monitor does support Adaptive Sync for AMD FreeSync Premium, but if you’re using a contemporary NVIDIA GPU, you may still be able to enable G-SYNC for the display, but again, only when connected via DisplayPort and performance/compatibility is not guaranteed. Adaptive Sync over HDMI is available with AMD GPUs. For me, G-Sync appeared to be working just fine with my GTX 1070 and gaming in large, fast-paced arenas like Fortnite and CS:GO was a super smooth with tear-free motion. The monitor’s OSD is accessible by pressing any of the 4 buttons on the back or clicking the 4-way joystick. You can custom set the functions for the OSD buttons and change the various settings like adaptive sync, frame rate display, and response time in the full menu. Interestingly there’s a soft blue downlight in the center of the screen that you can toggle by simply tapping just under the logo, but you can also turn it off altogether in the menu as well as disable the light in the power button.

    The bezels around the screen are razor thin, though keep in mind there’s about a ¼ inch border from the viewable screen to the bezel as well, so there will be a gap in multi-monitor setups, albeit a pretty small one. One thing to note is that this monitor does not have built-in speakers, so you won’t be able to hear audio out of the monitor itself. However, it can pass through audio via DP/HDMI to the AUX output port adjacent to the video inputs, to which you can attach a set of headphones or external speakers. This model also does not have a USB hub, so you won’t be able to connect or power USB devices off of it.

    Overall, I’ve been pretty happy with the performance of this screen for gaming. It’s fast, smooth, bright and immersive. It’s even pretty good for watching movies on. For productivity applications and creative work, I’m a bit more ambivalent because you can tell that the screen is curved when you track your eyes along the bottom and at the sides and your eyes have to move over a greater distance, which can be distracting depending on what you’re working on; so when I don’t need all that screen real estate, I just work in a smaller window centered on the screen instead.

    Sep 16, 2021 21:03
  • Review by Evolved1, 10 out of 10
    32" of Greatness for All

    Let me start off by saying that this is the largest monitor I have ever had the pleasure of owning and it’s my first endeavor into the curved monitor world. I have a triple monitor mount and have the Dell S3222DGM 32” curved monitor in between two 27” monitors. The first thing that I noticed is that it’s a different game trying to position everything around the 32” curved beast. Once I got past the size of it, it was time to play with it.

    The Dell 32 Curved Gaming Monitor – S3222DGM boasts AMD FreeSync 2 technology and contrast ratio of 3000:1 with a refresh rate of 144-165Hz depending on your input selection. Either way, I can certainly say that the gameplay has been impressive. Whether it was some FPS fun with Fortnite or flying fun with Star Wars: Squadrons, I didn’t see any flickering with the blacks or the vibrant colors on-screen. I definitely see the upgrade from my previous primary gaming monitors. From a setup perspective, this couldn’t be any easier. You have your choice of 1 DisplayPort or 2 HDMI ports to connect to. Then you have your power cable and a 3.5mm jack for those that want to connect headphones to it.

    For those like me, you may want to utilize the VESA certified mounting option. This is one of two little dings/issues that I came upon and this could just be my mounting system for my monitor arm. The indentation for the VESA plate setup makes things a little difficult if you have a style that has a sliding/snapping solution to connect to the arm. I had to get creative to make it work because there isn’t enough room to slide it on because of the depth of that indentation. Most of the others that I have worked with mounted right to the back panel and not into an indentation. Again, I may seem like I am drilling on it, but I don’t hold it against Dell or the monitor as a whole. The look and performance totally make up for this little hassle.

    The other little ding is the button placement on the back panel. If you don’t have a clear view or open path to the back panel, it could be a little difficult to adjust everything. Even after a few days of tinkering with settings, I was still hitting the wrong buttons or pushing the wrong way on the joystick. I am sure I will get by, but the placement could have been better. Luckily, there are a number of presets that will allow you to set it and forget it. That certainly helped me get up and running quickly.

    Ultimately, I recommend the Dell 32 Curved Gaming Monitor – S3222DGM for all gamers and entertainment enthusiasts. The versatility and style will appeal to all. For the RGB nut, the downlight on the bottom of the monitor is an added bonus. It does well to illuminate a good amount of desktop space while looking nice. The 1 to 2ms response time will certainly make everyone happy. When you have a clean, crisp, and beautiful picture that refreshes excellently, there aren’t too many things that you won’t like.

    Sep 19, 2021 11:59
  • Review by Shail, 10 out of 10
    Good design, Vibrant Colors, Great for gaming

    I use this monitor daily in my home office as well as have used it for gaming over the weekends. In both the scenarios, it has met my expectations very well and I am quite happy with it. Here are more details:

    The setup was a breeze. You don't need any tools. Just insert the stand into the base and secure with the provided screw. After that you snap the stand into the back of the monitor and you are done. You can adjust the height (up to 10 cm) as well as Tilt (-22.5 to 5 degree). It does not support swivel though. The monitor comes with and HDMI and DisplayPort cables. Simply insert the cable of your choosing into your device and you are good to go.

    It has good design. The bezels are thin which helps me with my 2 monitor setup in my home office (the other monitor is an Asus 32" curved monitor and both of them work well together).

    The other thing that I like about this is that it has preset modes as well as three modes for user-defined settings. I personally prefer the "Standard" mode for my day-to-day home office use.

    The colors are vibrant, response time is excellent, has fast refresh rate and input lag is quite low.

    Overall it is a good monitor for the price for daily home office use as well as gaming needs.

    Oct 02, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Kelby, 10 out of 10
    Immersive Gaming Monitor

    ----- Summary -----

    Verdict:

    The difference that a high-performance gaming monitor like the Dell S3222DGMA can make on your gaming experience is stunning. The exceptional detail and clarity, high contrast ratio, smooth 165Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync all work together to deliver an incredibly immersive gaming experience. If you’re looking for a curved gaming monitor, this one is a top contender.

    Pros:

    - Appealing design

    - Solid build quality

    - Curved screen

    - Thin bezels

    - Height and tilt adjustability

    - Clear and detailed QHD resolution

    - High 3000:1 contrast ratio

    - Fast refresh rate (165Hz)

    - Stutter-free gameplay with AMD FreeSync

    Cons:

    - Stand doesn’t swivel or rotate to portrait orientation

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    Design:

    The Dell S3222DGMA has an appealing design that will look great in any setting. The curved screen is the standout design aspect. As a first-time owner of a curved monitor, I’m impressed by the extra immersion it provides, especially for gaming. I was also impressed by the thin bezels and height and tilt adjustability. It doesn’t swivel or rotate to portrait orientation though, which would be nice to have for added versatility. Although the monitor and stand are made of plastic, the build quality is solid. I haven’t noticed any quality issues during setup or use, and the stand is sturdy. Speaking of the stand, a small but much-appreciated design aspect is the cutout for cable management. Since I use both HDMI inputs and might use the DisplayPort as well, it’s nice to have the cutout to keep them all together. Another nice touch is the blue ambient downlight at the bottom of the monitor, which can be turned off/on by touching it.

    Setup:

    With just a few steps and no tools required, I had the Dell S3222DGMA set up in a couple of minutes. After unboxing, the stand needs to be inserted into the base and locked into place with a screw (which can be tightened by hand). Then, the stand just snaps into the back of the monitor. It does support VESA 100mm x 100mm if you’d like to mount this monitor instead. After that, plug in the included power cable and it’s ready to go. Other cables in the box include one DisplayPort and one HDMI.

    Features & Performance:

    Since the Dell S3222DGMA is designed for gaming, the features reflect that, and they don’t disappoint. With QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution for exceptional detail and clarity, a high 3000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks and brighter whites, a smooth 165Hz refresh rate for clarity and faster reaction time, and AMD FreeSync for stutter-free gameplay, this monitor delivers an immersive gaming experience. It’s unlike any TV or monitor I’ve played games on before. The first day I got it, I was tempted to pull an all-nighter because I was so giddy with excitement. It might sound silly, but that’s the best way I can describe the experience of playing games on this monitor. Other notable features include game preset modes (Standard, FPS, MOBA/RTS, RPG, Sports, and three user-defined profiles), as well as Timer, Frame Rate Counter, and Dark Stabilizer options for managing frame rates, brightness, or shadow control. The features and high performance of the Dell S3222DGMA have elevated my gaming experience.

    Sep 18, 2021 15:10
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Beast!!!

    Dell 32 Inch LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor is a beast in every sense of the word. From its sheer size to its crystal clear display, everything about this monitor is big. You can enjoy an immersive gaming experience with its panoramic view and amazing resolution. So, lets go over some of the key features and the PROS and CONS.

    Key Features:

    Curve

    QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution

    AMD FreeSync technology

    3000:1 contrast ratio - Crisp Images with Deep Blacks

    165Hz refresh rate

    2 HDMI 2.0 Inputs

    1 DisplayPort 1.2

    Super Cool Downlight - Nice Touch

    Vesa Certified DisplayHDR 400

    Setup:

    The setup process for this monitor is super simple. You will find everything you need to get this monitor up and running in a few minutes in the box. In the box you receive, the monitor, stand, power cable, 1 HDMI Cable and 1 Display port cable. To setup the monitor with the stand all you need to do simply insert and lock in the stand into the monitor and the best part no tool required. Once the setup process is complete, hook up the power cable and the the input of your desire and your are pretty much ready to go.

    Usage:

    As soon as I received this monitor I super excited to to hook this baby up and see what this can do and it did not disappoint. The colors on this monitor are vivid, blacks are deep blacks, and the images are crisp, clear, and just vibrant and the panoramic curve just brings everything together. Even though there are multiple preset modes already setup, you will have to play around with the settings a bit to better suit your needs. This monitor is not only gaming, I was able to complete some data input for work as well. The text was crisp and clear and with the 32 inch display, very easy to read.

    The monitor comes setup with 12 presets. STANDARD, FPS, MOBA/RTS, RPG, SPORTS, GAME 1,2, and 3, COMFORT VIEW, WARM, COOL AND CUSTOM COLOR. I would recommend that you play with the setting to fit what fit your needs. The Comfort view setting has become my best friend. After spending hours staring at a monitor at work and then coming home to relax and spend sometime playing some games really does strain the eyes. I realize the color and the resolution may not be as vibrant on comfort view, but believe me it really helps.

    PROS:

    Multiple Presets

    Curve

    165 Hertz Refresh Rate

    QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution

    AMD FreeSync technology

    3000:1 contrast ratio - Crisp Images with Deep Blacks

    CONS:

    There was only one thing that I was did not like on this monitor and that was the button placement. The power button for the monitor is on the bottom right corner and the the joystick toggle and 4 buttons are on the back. its hard to figure out which button does what.

    Overall, this is an amazing monitor that is the best of both worlds. It will fulfill all your gaming and work needs and instead of having multiple monitor setup you will only need this.

    Sep 14, 2021 22:27
  • Review by TechGeek, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming monitor for an affordable price!

    Dell S32222DGM is a 32" (31.5") curved QHD FreeSync gaming monitor that Dell recently released. Plenty of real estate with a narrow bezel, offers immersive experience with 165 Hz refresh rate, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and QHD 2560X1440 resolution with FreeSync technology that takes gaming to a whole new level. These are the common specs on most of the gaming monitors and this product definitely competes with the name brand gaming monitors in the market on the price point. I had an opportunity to compare its performance side-by-side and I didn't notice any significant difference in the performance and this comes at a lower price tag compared to the name brand ones in the market.

    Setup and installation: Set-up was a breeze, took less than a minute to get the stand installed on the monitor. The stand is pretty sturdy and doesn't wobble. Comes with a power cord, HDMI cable and a display port cable. The monitor height can easily be adjusted, slides up and down the vertical rail. The monitor has the menu buttons on the back right that are easily accessible and has two customizable buttons that lets you switch settings with a button click. I had one button programmed for gaming mode and the other for comfort mode for work.

    Performance: I had it hooked up to a dock to the HDMI port (144Hz) for office use and used the display port (165Hz) to connect to my gaming desktop. I played around with different settings and found the preset game mode 3 best for my gaming needs, chose the Comfort mode for work and sports mode for watching movies on the PC. I didn't see any screen tearing, or blur images, distortion or flicker when playing games on the PC. I have another old gaming monitor and I can clearly tell the SyncFree technology made a big difference on my gaming experience with zero lag, high contrasting colors with a good color depth, excellent response time with a fast refresh rate. Saw some black smears on dark scenes, which is pretty common on most gaming monitors, unless you splurge on some high end gaming monitor, it did bother me though.

    Cons:

    My only complain is it doesn’t come with a swivel stand and I have manually adjust the monitor stand to play nice with my second gaming monitor that has a swivel stand.

    Overall a great gaming monitor at an affordable price!

    Sep 16, 2021 16:34
  • Review by zero325, 8 out of 10
    Great Gaming Monitor

    The Dell S3222DGM is a quality 1440p, 165Hz, curved gaming monitor. Design is solid with no over the top “gamer” aesthetic. Darks look great and no notable issues with color. This model doesn’t support HDR, expect a higher price tag for a similar spec that feature.

    Don’t expect much from the included stand. It has a reasonable tilt and acceptable height adjustment. No swivel and nothing too notable.

    Sitting directly in front of the curved monitor for the first time is breathtaking. I regularly play Battlefield 4, 5 and 1, and love the feeling of being surrounded by the game. The size of the screen is perfect, and the angle of the curve gives a great sense of immersion.

    Overall, awesome curved gaming monitor without any over the top style or out of this world price tag.

    Sep 20, 2021 01:21
  • 9.4score
    18
    MSI
    MSI - Optix 24" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor - Black/red
    Description

    Experience stunning visuals with this 24-inch MSI monitor. Its 1920 x 1080 resolution displays crisp images and text, and its 178-degree viewing angle lets you see it clearly from multiple locations. This MSI monitor has a 1 ms response time for quick transitions between frames, which is ideal for gaming applications.

    10 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Delivers crystal-clear picture quality with stunning detail.
  • Ultrafast 1 ms response time: Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.
  • Watch crisp images: The 144Hz refresh rate is a good choice for gaming and other fast-moving media.
  • 24" antiglare widescreen curved LED monitor: Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
  • FreeSync technology for fluid gameplay: Synchronizes the refresh rate between the GPU and display to eliminate image tears and choppiness.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Provides a high number of shades between black and white. This range enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: For a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.
  • ENERGY STAR certified: Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
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  • Review by Marc, 10 out of 10
    Mastered Product with Refined Features

    MSI Mastered the model and execution of the computer. The slim and sleek design details the curvature which displays bright and vibrant colors and pictures. The monitor has a rapid display refresh which captures the fast movement through gaming and daily life. This product is perfect for gaming. The accessible ports in the back allow connection to consoles and pc's with ease. Also setting up the computer was the easiest I have ever done. MSI provides resources to allow you to set up your gaming setup. The color match between the black and deep red makes the monitor pop and be vibrant across your setup. The sleek and small stand allows you to have more space on your desk compared to other monitors. The screen is vast and feels like your experiencing the game in real life. The monitor also comes with a detachable case cover to the ports, which protects your monitor when not in use. Keyboards and mice look perfect with the monitor. The monitor has a sturdy but slim design which makes your monitor feel supported. The monitor is also lighter than most other products, which puts this product in the spotlight. The price of the product also sets it in the top of its competitors. The buttons on the bottom of the monitor is small but noticeable, allowing ease when turning the monitor off. One of my favorite designs of this product is the slim border surrounding the screen. The border doesn't take up space compared to most monitors. The brightness of the monitor is also very unique and vibrant. The screen is perfect for gaming. The only thing I would change is more mobility of rotation. Other than that the monitor is perfect and I will buy this product in the future. I recommend this product for intense gaming but also for casual use. This product is perfect!

    Jan 12, 2020 16:33
  • Review by Surender, 8 out of 10
    Extraordinary Monitor for the Price!

    I've had this monitor for just over a week now. This is my first time gaming in FPS above 60. It feels so smooth and swift. My only question is that the maximum hertz I can set it to is 120hz. Is this because of FreeSync? I'd like 144hz but I can't set it to 144hz.

    Dec 06, 2019 14:27
  • Review by RoboATron, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor

    I like how the monitor is easy to set up. The more that I used the monitor the better the experience was. The curve monitor let you see the games you play wide.

    Oct 16, 2021 11:12
  • Review by Jermaine, 10 out of 10
    PS5 Owner

    Bought this moniter for my ps5. I think it’s a great buy as I have no complaints overall quality is great and I definitely recommend.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Kev79, 10 out of 10
    Great for gamers.

    If you're concerned about the curve don't be, you barely notice it after looking at it for a while. I did change out to a longer DP cable after I got it because the one that came with it wasn't quite long enough yet. I have a VESA arm mount but it looks like I need to get some sort of adapter to make it fit, haven't really looked into it too much yet.

    Dec 07, 2018 21:13
  • Review by Jgilbert, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor for the budget gamer

    Great clear picture. I use it mostly for school and sometimes for gaming. For the price, you cant beat it.

    Sep 10, 2021 19:10
  • Review by Game, 10 out of 10
    Game monitor

    Decent, brother loved it. Price was okay!!!! He said it’s top notch.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:46
  • Review by iMaikCR, 10 out of 10
    The best monitor price quality!

    It is one of the best monitors I have ever tried

    I recommend it a lot for video game lovers

    Jul 07, 2019 20:34
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - 27" 390 Series Business Monitor - Black
    Description

    With an 1800R curved screen, the LC27F390FHNXGO 27" 16:9 Curved LCD Monitor from Samsung is designed with viewing comfort in mind. In addition to the curvature of the display, Samsung has included both Eye Saver Mode and flicker free technology into the display to greatly reduce eye fatigue when viewing the screen for extended periods of time. For the gamer, this Samsung monitor offers AMD Free Sync connectivity and a dedicated Game Mode to make it easy to configure the display for gaming and multimedia playback.

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  • Review by Pjb681, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful

    The first monitor was damaged Sent another one the same day

    Awesome Monitor is working fine

    Feb 12, 2021 16:19
  • Review by LadyDi, 10 out of 10
    Mothers Christmas

    This was great for my mom whom loves Facebook and Utube videos

    Dec 27, 2020 18:46
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Great picture

    Great picture! Clear and no issues seeing spreadsheets or pictures.

    Apr 23, 2021 16:56
  • Review by Alyssia, 10 out of 10
    High quality screen

    I bought this monitor to use as a screen while I work from home. I connect my laptop to it via hdmi and it works great

    Jan 15, 2021 19:22
  • Review by CandT, 10 out of 10
    Good Choice

    We love this screen - best one we've owned, (for the book-keeping duties and some online YouTube action). We operate no less than 5 computers for our Music/Videography business.

    Feb 05, 2021 20:06
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Monitor

    It arrived in a timely manner. Very easy setup. Very nice picture quality.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:16
  • Review by Mac25, 6 out of 10
    Good inexpensive option

    Good buy - T55 series fit my office needs better. Still a good buy for the price.

    Feb 06, 2021 17:31
  • 9.4score
    20
    AOC
    AOC - G2 Series C27G2 27" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Premium Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA) - Black/Red
    Description

    Level up your gameplay with the AOC C27G2 27” curved gaming monitor with premium performance features that deliver an ultra-smooth gaming experience.The AOC Gaming C27G2 has a 1500R curved screen that provides immersive gaming and video playback experience as it surrounds your field-of-view. The 3-sided frameless design makes it an ideal model for a multi-monitor setup, giving you a seamless and even more immersive battle station. C27G2 is capable of displaying up to a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (MPRT), combined with Low Input Lag mode, gone are the days of stutters, lag, and skipped frames. Rated for AMD FreeSync Premium, C27G2’s low frame-rate compensation allows for a wide range of Adaptive-Sync support, working in conjunction with your graphics card for smooth gameplay. A sleek ergonomic stand comes standard with the C27G2, allowing for easy height, swivel, and tilt adjustments, promoting a healthier sitting posture. It is also VESA compatible, allowing for mounting with 3rd party mounts once the stand is removed with the thoughtful quick release function. More than just a gaming monitor, the AOC C27G2 also displays a wide color gamut for more lifelike and realistic images (up to 119.9% sRGB area coverage*) when it comes to color-critical applications. The C27G2 is truly a well-rounded performer and is accompanied by the best warranty the gaming monitor industry has to offer: 3-Year Zero Dead Pixel Guarantee + 3-Year Advance Replacement + 1-Year Accidental Damage Warranty through AOC.

    13 Features
  • 27” size with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: 27” large Full HD resolution panel delivers sharp video and imagery, suitable for watching videos, work, and general computing.
  • Immersive gaming with curved panel: The VA panel features a 1500R (1500mm radius) curvature to provide a more immersive viewing experience as the edges of the screen
  • Up to 165Hz refresh rate: Enjoy fast frame transitions and avoid stutter with the incredibly high refresh rate when connected via HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 inputs. Supports refresh rate from 48 Hz to 165 Hz.
  • 1ms response time (MPRT): Avoid blurring during fast-action movements with the ultra-fast response time.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium certified: Certified to equip serious gamers with high refresh rate and low framerate compensation (LFC) for fluid and tear-free gaming at peak performance.
  • 119.9% sRGB & 88.4% DCI-P3 color gamut area coverage: Wide color gamut produces an incredible reproduction of images and videos with more true-to-life colors, important for photo editing and other color-critical tasks.
  • Low input lag mode: Enable Low Input Lag mode to reduce the lag and image processing time so that your reaction time is as closely reflected on-screen as possible, giving you an edge over your opponents.
  • Game Shadow for better visibility: AOC Game Shadow settings allow for tuning of the display with quick profiles so that the dark areas of the gameplay are boosted for more contrast without affecting other parts of the image. Enemies and important details are now easier to spot with AOC Game Shadow.
  • HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA inputs: Achieve sharper images and better performance with digital inputs that support up to 165Hz refresh rates. 2x HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 1.4), 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (HDCP 1.4), and 1x VGA port are available.
  • Height, swivel, and tilt adjustable stand: The included stand is height, swivel, and tilt adjustable so it can be positioned in a position to promote better sitting postures, reducing fatigue over a long usage period. The stand is equipped with a quick-release button for easy attachment and removal.
  • VESA mounting compatible: The VESA mounting holes allow for flexible mounting options should you choose to mount it with 3rd party mounts for a more ergonomic or multi-monitor setup.
  • 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: The high 250 cd/m² (or 250 nits) brightness achieved by W-LED backlight ensures good visibility on the display even in brightly lit rooms.
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  • Review by MeMes, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for PC/PS5/Xbox Series X Gaming.

    Excellent monitor. Can't ask for anything better at this price. It's literally plug-in and play.

    For PC you have to: Right Click --> Display --> Scroll down until you see Advanced display settings --> Click on Display adapter properties for Display such and such --> Click on List on all Modes at the bottom --> Look for 1920 by 1080 165hz --> Click on it and select Okay --> Then Click Apply and Okay (The Should should flash black for a split second or 1 second or so) --> Close the window. That's it you are done. You now have 1080p 165hz on your PC.

    Feb 27, 2021 14:34
  • Review by Holly, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful, vibrant monitor

    Awesome monitor for playing games, or even just watching shows/movies. Vibrant colors with great screen quality. A lot of the curved monitors I looked at had a slightly boring design as far as external appearances are concerned, but I like that this monitor has a pop of red and gray on the outside to break things up a bit and provide a little visual interest.

    Nov 08, 2021 13:24
  • Review by Ahmad, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    What’s not to like the curve and size is amazing the ms response time and the hertz are amazing

    Jun 17, 2020 00:38
  • Review by Emish244, 10 out of 10
    Just buy it

    Killer monitor. I use it daily for gaming the image is crisp and bright. The biggest selling point for me was the stand. The vertical adjustment is awesome and works great. A definite buy if you're looking for a 1080p display.

    May 21, 2021 20:46
  • Review by Ironhorse, 10 out of 10
    AOC gaming monitor

    It’s a bit big for my tiny desk but the quality is immaculate! Thank you so much! It was so easy to connect to my pc.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:24
  • Review by Love, 10 out of 10
    My monitor

    Great Monitor, easy to use and good quality, I definitely recommend it, love it..

    Dec 04, 2020 15:46
  • Review by Johnmyrick718, 10 out of 10
    Yes I am a virgin

    I have no complaints but the default settings aren’t the best brightness comes very low.

    Jan 15, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Is very good

    Recommended this product is very good

    I liked have mode gaming

    Sep 13, 2020 13:42
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - A650 Series 34" LED 1000R Curved WQHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR - Black
    Description

    The latest in curved screen technology, the A650 ultra QHD monitor showcases ultimate user comfort and productivity. The A650 monitor provides 1000R curvature, 21:9 aspect ratio, and USB Type-C port with 90W charging power. With HDR10 technology, colors will look vivid and lifelike while the TUV-certified eye comfort care will reduce eye fatigue and keep you productive. The minimalistic, virtually borderless design, clean cable management and slim, sleek stand gives you an optimized clutter-free workstation.

    9 Features
  • Feel fully immersed Ultra-WQHD resolution with 34” curved display: Immerse yourself in detail. Within games, movies or design projects, surround yourself with the 34” ultra-wide curved display featuring a 21:9 aspect ratio.
  • Enhanced concentration and comfort: Enhance productivity and reduce eye strain for those long working days.
  • Enjoy a billion colors with incredible depth 1 billion colors with HDR 10: Enjoy any content in stunning color accuracy and detail.
  • Keep your setup clean and clutter-free USB Type-C with LAN Port: Contoured to your unique needs. From innovative ergonomic features to a docking station with USB-C connectivity, this monitor is designed to put your work ahead of the curve.
  • Relieve your eyes from strain TUV certified Intelligent Eye Care: Keep your eyes fresh and strain-free. For those late-night projects, brightness and color temperature adjust automatically for optimization in any environment.
  • Focus uninterrupted for optimal productivity: With a virtually borderless design, stay focused on your work with minimum distractions.
  • Fast 100 Hz Refresh Rate: The fast 100 Hz screen refresh rate provides smoother, silkier mouse sensitivity for enhanced productivity in any application. It also reduces screen stutter in fast-moving action scenes for a flawless gaming experience.
  • Stay in sync with the action: Make your entertainment experience more fluid than eve. AMD FreeSync™ keeps your monitor and graphics card refresh rate in sync to reduced image tear and stutter.
  • Create a sustainable future: Transform your eco-friendly, FSC-certified packaging into practical tools or choose to recycle for enhanced sustainability. And with S6’s EPEAT and Energy Star-certified eco saving plus mode, save up to 10% of electricity while maintaining beautiful picture quality.
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  • Review by Xephyroth, 8 out of 10
    Good Ultrawide with 90W USB-C, But With Caveats

    < INTRO >

    The Samsung A650 Ultrawide monitor aims to provide users with a wide array of features that could appeal to both productivity focused tasks as well as gaming. It sports a 34” 21:9 aspect ratio VA display with high contrast ratio, “HDR10” support, 100Hz refresh rate with FreeSync, and a USB-C connection that supports DisplayPort, USB Data transfer, Ethernet & 90W Power Delivery.

    It aims to combine two separate purchases—a Monitor & USB-C dock into one product. But does the A650 deliver on this promised experience?

    < UNBOXING & INITIAL SETUP >

    The unboxing experience of the A650 was pleasantly simple. Inside the box, you’ll be presented with the components for the 2-piece stand as well as the display, itself. I grabbed a Phillips-head screwdriver and assembled the base to the pole-like stand, and then without any additional tools, I attached the display to the stand using the integrated latching mechanism. It was very easy to assemble, which is always great to see, as I’ve dealt with many monitors that require too many screws or are fidgety to assemble.

    < PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS >

    Once it was assembled, I placed it on my desk and used the stand’s built-in height adjustment to bring the monitor to eye-level. Samsung gives users 120mm (4.7”) of height adjustment which might seem small, but can really make a big difference. On my recording studio desk, I sometimes stand up to play guitar while viewing the monitor, so it’s nice to have that extra height so I can have a more appropriate viewing angle.

    You also have a -2 degree (aiming down) to 25 degree (aiming up) tilt which is plenty for users to dial in good posture for viewing the display. Additionally, the display can be rotated left or right 30 degrees each way—this might be useful for showing content to someone standing next to you, so you don’t have to rotate the entire stand.

    The stand doesn’t have a swivel which might be desirable for some workflows like coding, but since this display has such a strong curvature, it wouldn’t be such a great experience.

    < BUILD >

    In terms of the build quality, I have no complaints. The base might be thin, but it is a solid hunk of metal and feels very sturdy. I don’t have issues with screen wobble on my unit, and it doesn’t have any issue maintaining all of aforementioned physical adjustments. The A650 appears well-built, and I like the classy aesthetic. It’s not too business oriented, and it’s also not gamer-oriented. While it’s largely a plastic build, everything feels solid without also being super heavy.

    < ON-SCREEN CONTROLS / OPTIONS >

    The on-screen controls are usable, but certainly not my favorite. Under the bottom center of the display is effectively a rubber D-pad with a center “action” button (which can also be used to power-on the display). While it’s easy to feel the buttons (as they have small dot bumps that you can feel), they’re rather mushy and require extra force to press in. I’d rather they have provided plastic tactile buttons.

    That being said, the user interface for the on-screen controls is fairly intuitive, although if you’re used to dedicated back buttons, you’ll need to instead press the action button to escape modals and the left arrow button to exit sub-menus. As a UI/UX developer, I found this to be not my favorite user experience, but this is honestly just a nit-pick and isn’t something worth dwelling over.

    However, one thing that really confused me was the number of settings that directly affect brightness. The on-screen descriptions of these settings don’t explain when the options are available; instead, forcing you to consult the manual for guidance. Many of the settings won’t allow you to engage them if other settings are toggled. Let’s walk through some of the extra settings that affect brightness.

    • Eco Sensor Mode: Optimizes brightness in real time, based on your lighting environment.

    • Eco Saving Plus: The Eco Saving Plus function reduces power consumption by controlling the electric current used by the monitor panel.

    • Dynamic Brightness: Automatically adjust the Brightness to provide the best possible screen contrast under the current conditions.

    • Adaptive Picture: Optimizes brightness and provides the best picture quality in real time, based on the lighting condition and the content you're viewing.

    • Min Backlight: Minimizes screen backlight when running Adaptive Picture.

    If you’re thinking that’s a lot, well that’s because it is. And you’ll need to consult the manual to see which ones you should (and can) engage based on your needs—whether professional or personal.

    There are a lot of helpful settings for things such as auto-switching to a newly plugged in device when there’s no signal, as well as some extra power savings features based on your habits and needs.

    < USB-C CONNECTIVITY >

    The A650 supports DisplayPort over USB-C along with 90W Power Delivery. In the monitor’s system settings, setting the USB-C Preference to High Resolution will enable [email protected], but will limit the 3 USB ports to USB 2.0 speeds and also limit the speed of the ethernet port. Whereas setting it to High-Speed Data will limit the display to [email protected], but the 3 USB ports can operate as USB 3.0.

    Since this isn’t a Thunderbolt or USB4-enabled monitor, you’re unfortunately forced to pick between these options. On one hand, if you only need to use the USB ports for mouse and keyboard, using the High Resolution mode will be great. But if you planned to use the ethernet jack and/or external SSDs, you’ll have to compromise on the frame rate by selecting High-Speed Data mode instead. Hopefully with USB4 becoming more prominent, we’ll see more ultrawide monitors with high refresh rates as well as high speed USB ports at lower costs. But in the meantime, this is really only available in Thunderbolt 3-enabled ultrawide monitors.

    My USB-C usage was limited to my 16” Intel-based MacBook Pro. My intention was to have a one-cable solution that would allow me to forego a Thunderbolt 3 dock. And while it did work just fine during actual usage, it also had some worrisome issues with Power Delivery during sleep mode. I found that during sleep mode, the monitor would seemingly cause the power chime noise to go off every couple minutes until it eventually woke up my MacBook and subsequently woke up the monitor. The MacBook itself would become hot while this was happening. The “fix” to this is to power the MacBook via the wall adapter. This will allow it to sleep normally and without overheating. This means it’s unfortunately not a one-cable solution for MacBook users unless you plan to unplug the MacBook from the monitor after each session. There are other monitors that exhibit this same issue with MacBooks, so it may very well be something more related to the MacBook ecosystem.

    But if you don’t have any intention of using this monitor with USB-C, then you may want to consider other options because you could easily spend a couple hundred dollars less and get a great display without USB-C but with faster response times and also higher refresh rates.

    < DISPLAY >

    My assessment of the display will be largely subjective since I do not have the tools to perform measurements. Firstly, I think this is a great display for productivity purposes. I didn’t think I’d like the 1000R curvature over the milder 1500R curvatures I’m used to, but I forgot about it very quickly after using it for a while. Viewing angles are definitely focused on the sweet spot and will definitely shift more due to the curvature exacerbating the “actual” angle from which you’re viewing the display.

    It gets plenty bright when configured correctly and has excellent contrast so that blacks are rich while lighter colors still pop through. The colors present themselves vividly compared to some other displays that end up more washed out. However, HDR is best experienced on displays that can achieve much higher peak brightness. When I tried using HDR in macOS with the A650, darker scenes in HDR content became noticeably noisy at times. Having more local dimming zones is necessary for HDR content, and this A650 just doesn’t really hold up well compared to a proper HDR display certified by VESA

    The 100Hz refresh rate lends to a fluid visual experience and is decent for gaming, but there are certainly better monitors for gaming, especially for the price. That being said, there is a Game Mode which Samsung recommends enabling if you intend to use the A650 for gaming. Additionally, there is a setting for enabling faster response times, which is good to see for a monitor that doesn’t market itself heavily towards gamers. If your primary purpose is for gaming, I’d still advise looking at other options.

    < CONCLUSION >

    Overall, the Samsung A650 ultrawide monitor is a good contender for those looking for a display that is decent for both gaming and productivity over USB-C. If you’re the kind of person who has two computers—a desktop for gaming and a USB-C enabled thin and light laptop for work, the A650 might be a good option to simplify your connectivity. While I don’t think it’s the best option for single-cable use for MacBook owners due to the sleep-related issues I encountered, your mileage may vary for other USB-C enabled notebooks.

    It’s well-designed and otherwise a joy to use. The display is good, but not the best I’ve used. And while it claims to support HDR10, it’s not bright enough and also not VESA-certified.

    There are not many ultrawide monitors that support [email protected] along with 90W Power Delivery over USB-C. In that regard, Samsung is delivering something that is pretty rare to find—especially at this price point. You’ll have to spend a lot more for Thunderbolt 3-enabled displays. So while the A650 isn’t perfect for everyone’s use-cases, it provides a compelling feature set for the price when compared to the competition.

    May 10, 2021 18:36
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Impressive in size and beautiful

    Samsung knocks it out of the park with this curved WQHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR. I have been using it mainly for working from home purposes and I love it. This has spoiled me with it's large size for multiple window placement, power management, and relief from eye strain.

    The curvature of the monitor is unique and took a moment to get used to, but then I realized how much easier it was to naturally turn my head left and right and still be comfortably looking at the screen. The large 34" size has been amazing to have Outlook, Zoom, Excel, Chrome, and etc. all open at once in multiple windows. I much more prefer this singular monitor over a 2 monitor home office setup.

    The power management ability of this monitor is very nice and it almost acts much like a docking station. USB-C ability allows me to have a cable running from the monitor to my laptop and that allows me to power my laptop and use that as my display as well. Simplified wires to maximize the work space. I can also operate it with HDMI from my laptop for simple visual and audio only. TUV certified Intelligent Eye Care is an impressive feature to have on this as I work long hours and want to care for my eyes without damaging them. This monitor is gentle on they eyes, and doesn't get overly bright. This might be an issue for someone in a bright room setting, but works well for me in my home office during day and night. This has a fast refresh rate of 100hz and I haven't noticed any lag or blurring. I like to edit my YouTube videos on here and consume a lot of streaming content as well, and am pleased with the video quality. So far the HDR10 content I have watched on Disney+ and also on Amazon Prime has looked really nice. My eyes appreciate the color accuracy and the crisp details.

    It's a beautiful monitor to see in action and just looks plain nice when sitting on my desk space. I've really liked the adjustable neck of the stand as well to shift it up or down and left to right easily. Samsung really hit the nail on the head with this one.

    May 11, 2021 23:32
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for Work and Games!

    The Samsung S6 34 (A650) monitor is one of Samsung's newest lineup of monitors. Designed for everyday work at home, or office use with the user in mind. The new lineup offers special features to reduce eye strain, and make the viewing experience as comfortable and beneficial as possible.The monitor is nice and streamlined, with a tiny bezel, nice curve, and lightweight feel. The curve of the monitor is actually based off of the same curvature of a person's eye. Typically flat wide screens can fatigue the user's eye by forcing them to constantly move around to see the full screen, but the S6's curve is designed to meet your eye in those fatigue spots, and lessen the movements needed for a similar flat screen. The stand is easy to connect, with only 1 screw at the bottom, the base is slim but heavy enough to stay in place. The monitor can be turned in virtually every direction and height to best fit your requirements, it can even be tilted up or down at decent angles. The viewing angle of the monitor is 178 degrees, but I have noticed that some of the color depth is lost moving out of 100 degrees from center. Everything is still very detailed, and easy to see, just not as in depth as 0 degrees.

    The monitor is TUV certified, with intelligent eye care. The brightness and color temperature is automatically adjusted based on your environment . The S6 also protects eyes against excessive blue light with the eye saver mode and a flicker free setting. All of these features can be found in the monitor's settings, and can be switched on or off, based on your preferences. Personally, I have used these settings and found them to be very beneficial. There has been a lot of new information about blue light and eye health, so do your eyes a favor and try it out. I have definitely noticed less eye fatigue, dry-eye, and headaches. So, thank you Samsung.

    Samsung really put a lot of thought into this monitor. It comes with a USB 3.0 hub, a headset/speaker 3.5mm port, USB-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a 1.2 version Display port. It even has an ethernet port, the ethernet port serves no direct feature to the monitor, it has no built in web browser, and you can not update the software from here either. So you are probably wondering what it is for, and that is for sharing the ethernet connection to supported devices via the USB-C cable. It is a plug and play feature for any available device, there is nothing more that needs to be done aside from plugging everything in. The available USB ports can also provide connections to additional devices to be used with the connected USB-C device.

    I was able to directly connect my Samsung Note 20+ to the monitor via the USB-C cable. It automatically activated the Samsung DEX feature on my phone, and displayed my desktop on the monitor. There is no need to use a DEX hub with this monitor. A pop-up on your phone should allow you to use your phone as a touchpad to navigate the DEX desktop.If the pop-up does not appear, you can activate it by pressing an icon on the bottom left of your phone screen. The cool thing is that you can connect a keyboard and mouse directly to the USB ports on the back of the monitor and use those instead. I tried it, and everything worked great.

    The USB-C cable also works as a charging cable to limit some of your desktop cables, it provides up to 90watts of power and can charge almost any device that has a USB-C connection.

    The monitor can be set to auto detect and switch to available inputs.

    It will also tell you what the max resolution possible is for the connected device, if it is not already chosen. Even though the monitor has no internal speakers, the audio will carry from whatever input you are using to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of the monitor. You can even adjust the volume to the speakers directly on the monitor, with the navigation buttons on the underside of the monitor. The speaker volume actually works great for consoles that don't have any volume controls of their own, ie; some video game systems.

    The S6 34 boasts 100hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time, which should give you a pretty clean screen during most scenes with a lot of action.

    The higher the refresh rate the smoother the action is. Low refresh rates can cause stutter, blurr or pixilation, making a very messy looking screen, plus it makes it harder to follow the action or very fast moving objects, if everything is blurred together.To further add to the smoothness of this monitor it offers FreeSync. AMD FreeSync promises a tear free, low latency experience. FreeSync works with Radeon, and some Nvidia graphics cards, so check for any available downloads if it's not already installed on your machine.

    The monitor provides an excellent work experience. The ultra wide display makes it possible to easily have 3 or 4 windows open at a time. Everything just looks so neat and clean with the size of the monitor, and easy physical screen positioning. The USB hub even reduces desk clutter, keeping all your wires behind the screen and unseen . I love that I can just run 1 cable to the monitor, and connect everything else directly to the back of it. No more crawling under my desk to reach the desktop. I used to have 2 wide monitors and all their power and connection cables all over my desk, now I can do just as much if not more with this one monitor. Plus it has built in blue-light and anti-eye fatiguing features, that my other monitors did not have. I used to wear blue light blocker glasses all the time, but not anymore.

    I realize that the resolution is not quite the same as 4K, but it's definitely very sufficient at 3440x1440. If I was watching nature movies all day, then maybe I'd go for a 4k screen, but this ultra wide display is where it's at for work and play. I hooked up my gaming laptop to this, and set the resolution to 3440x1440, then bumped up the refresh rate to 100hz, and everything is super smooth, and the field of view is incredible, it reminds me of almost wearing a VR headset. The games looked great with no lag, and amazing response times. The colors were just as good as any 4k display with HDR10. The monitor can display over a billion colors in HDR10 mode. Everything was very impressive, and my laptop seemed to handle the video load a lot better than a 4K monitor, in fact a lot of games started dropping frame rates using the 4k settings. I have not seen that yet on this monitor.

    You can even hook up your consoles to the monitor for similar experiences. The Xbox consoles are closer matched to the PC experience, and even offer supporting resolutions of 1440 on the Xbox one and series X/S machines. The Xbox consoles even offer FreeSync and HDR.

    The Sony PS4 and PS5 do not offer 1440 resolutions or FreeSync.You can still connect your Sony console to the monitor, but it will have a stretched look to everything.The effective resolution on the PS4 and PS5 will be 1080P at 60Hz with HDR*( on PS5s and some PS4s).

    Any capable laptop or desktop will be able to reach the full potential of the monitor at 3440x1440 and 100Hzs.A lot of devices will connect at 3440x1440 and 60Hzs, so you might have to go into your advanced display properties on Windows,or straight through your graphics cards software to change the refresh rate.

    Overall, I am very pleased with this monitor as it meets all my work and gaming needs.

    May 11, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Erik77, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor, love it

    This quickly became my favorite and primary monitor. I must say that I like everything about it except sound which I will address later.

    Size:

    34” wide screen with slim design is definitely a great size and well above standard screen size which in my personal opinion makes this a premium monitor. Monitor sits on adjustable, tiltable and rotatable stand, which it’s also 100mm (quick press and release) VESA mountable. Stand base also has simple rubber made cable management clip to keep the cords in place. Curved screen definitely offers great visibility and new exciting viewing experience from any angle. I use this monitor as primary screen for both my computer and my home surveillance system (4K NVR) simply by switching input sources or using PIP mode. It is pretty heavy (21lb) so be very careful if you decide to mount monitor on arm or wall mount.

    Picture:

    Very clean and bright picture with great resolution up to 3440 x 1440 @100Hz and aspect ratio of 21:9. With sharp and clean picture you will enjoy this monitor regardless are you playing games, watching videos or doing office work. Monitor offers 5 pictures modes: Custom, Standard, Cinema, Dynamic contrast and Game mode. It also provides speed settings for response time (standard, faster and fastest).

    Sounds:

    This monitor does not have a speakers but it does have 3,5mm headphone output jack. I must say that I do not like sound quality delivered to headsets since it’s in my personal opinion good only for gaming, bringing lots of background sounds to front. I have external speakers so this was not a big deal for me.

    Features:

    Picture in Picture (PIP) mode which allows you to use two sources at the same time (split screen or full screen with picture of 2nd source on one of the corners.

    “Eye care”, mode which those who use computer for several hours a day will appreciate. It offers Adaptive picture, minimal backlight and low and high "eye saver mode" which you are guessing is dimming the screen and adjusting the brightness.

    USB-C output with 90w charging power to charge your phone is another of cool features on this monitor.

    Ports:

    This monitor offers 1 HDMI port, 1 DisplayPort, USB-C (which can charge your phone), RJ45 network port, 3 USB’s and 1 3,5mm jack.

    Energy use:

    This is Energy Star certified LED panel

    May 10, 2021 22:54
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    Useful for productivity but takes getting used to.

    A good number of years ago, curved TV’s were the hottest thing at CES, and while that trend did not last, this trend of a curved monitor for high-end desktops is here to stay.

    There are several reasons why you’d want to go to a single widescreen monitor vs a dual-screen setup, but there are also several reasons you may not want to either. This review hopefully will help you make that decision for you.

    My current desktop setup consists of two 24” 1080P (1920x1080) IPS screens; for a lot of my everyday work, a single widescreen 34” in a 21:9 format would be a more suitable replacement. Considering the max spec resolution of [email protected] (1440p) and its size, it is equivalent to my dual-screen setup.

    Unboxing

    The large 34” widescreen monitor is packaged well; removing the screen from the box was quite a bit easier than I thought it would be. Just be aware, the box is big enough and just about heavy sufficiently that you may need to use a second person to lift it, and the backseat or fold-down rear seats if you plan to take it home with you in your car, after all, it is a big monitor.

    Setup & Usability

    The monitor setup is straightforward; everything that comes out of the box is very organised. Requires only a screwdriver to attach pole to base. The monitor itself feels well-made and sturdy. It comes with a built-in cable management attachment near the bottom to help keep the two (power & HDMI/DP) necessary cords neat. The laptop also has a 90W Power Delivery USB-C interface that allows you to use a single cord display and power connector for your laptop and provides extra USB connections.

    The initial setup via HDMI was easy, though one needed to reset the resolution to match the screen. Using Display Port also was no hassle in comparison. USB-C video connectivity was a bit unpolished of an experience; even so, my laptop requires more power and far outstrips the 90W PD via USB-C, which meant it needed to be plugged directly into the wall with its charger to use the USB-C video out.

    I liked the central control on the bottom of the monitor, as it is easy to find and adjust settings. The monitor provides ample ergonomic adjustments from colour temperature adjustment to display height (about 5” rise) and tilt angle up to 25*. This monitor can be set to be placed in a very ergonomic position for any office setup.

    Workflow:

    This monitor was tested both on a PC and a Mac to evaluate the possibility of getting more of these monitors. A late 2013 Mac Pro is used for editing 4K footage and is usually hooked to dual 4K screens. The setup experience of this monitor with the mac was not any different from the PC. We loved that as an editing solution, it was easy to fit in all the necessary windows needed to create and edit. The timeline and source windows all fit in nicely, and because they are on one screen, it eliminates some of the headaches of dragging and dropping clips across screens. However, in this case, the 1440P resolution meant this monitor is more set up for my everyday use than hardcore 4K video editing. If you do not need the ability to preview 4K for video editing, this screen will work well, but in my case, that was not an option.

    So what would be this monitor good for? Gaming? Frankly yes... I enjoyed playing Counter-Strike on a curved screen. It made for an immersive experience, but caution must be used as when running it at 1440P, depending on your gaming rig video card setup, your frame rates may drop. I preferred a windowed 1080P layout but nothing beats the immersive 1440P. That said, games like Rocket League and GTA-V provide quite an enhanced gaming experience.

    When it comes to writing documents, graphics design and coding, the monitor has my dual 24” setup beat. While I tend to have reference documents (or a movie) on the second monitor, the ease of having it all on one monitor and not having to turn my head to look up a reference made things so easy. If anything, the ergonomic solution made me more productive once you got used to the deep curve. The curve is intense, which takes some getting used to moving from a single or dual monitor setup. The distortion of the image from the curve is quite noticeable at first.

    That said, the downside to this monitor is that you now have one 34” wide, vs two monitors that act independently and can be independently controlled. I still think there is a place for a 34” Ultra Widescreen over dual monitors. The overall productivity increase from having one monitor is unquestionable. The clarity, colour quality and overall fatigue levels from not having to turn your head constantly helps. The decision on should you go for dual monitors or a single monitor will come to your use case criteria. In my case, I have replaced one of my daily desktop setups with this 34” ultrawide, while I source a 4K version of a curved ultrawide to replace the dual 24” IPS screens.

    Pro’s

    Solidly built, good looking monitor

    HDR image quality, capable of 100hz refresh (though I don’t think it made a difference to me)

    Large clear ergonomically compliant monitor that is easy to set up and use every day

    Con’s

    No speakers built-in, only a headphone out (via the HDMI / or USB-C), but audio quality sucks.

    Take a bit of getting used to the perfect spot where you are comfortable to see the entire screen. The sweet spot is quite immersive as it's quite a deep curve.

    May 11, 2021 04:29
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    The Samsung A650 is Ahead of the Curve

    The Samsung A650 34” ultra wide curved monitor has been beautifully crafted and engineered to give you more screen without adding to the desktop clutter. With the A650, I eliminated a docking station and a pair of aging 23” monitors from my desktop.

    First of all, this monitor has excellent build quality. It is a heavy monitor, requiring an all metal base and metal stem to support it. I love that there are three degrees of freedom to make physical adjustments to the monitor. The monitor slides smoothly along its stem to allow vertical height adjustment. This means I no longer have to resort to stacking old textbooks to adjust the height of the monitor. It also tilts up and down and can also swivel left and right.

    The monitor has plenty of choices for input connections: HDMI, Display Port, and USB Type C. It also has a standard headphone jack, 3 USB Type-A ports, and a LAN interface. With this many connections, it basically turns the monitor into a docking station. I’m using a Dell XPS which lacks ports of any kind except the usb-c thunderbolt connector. Now I only have a single cable running to the monitor. No need to have a separate power charger to the laptop when I have it docked and charged to the monitor. The monitor provides up to 90 watts of power. I have access to all my portable external hard drives which are connected to the usb ports on the monitor. What a clean setup! It made my desktop literally clutter free. Another welcome sight is that the power cord for the monitor is simply a regular cord. There is no bulky power brick attached to the cord like you would find on many monitors in the market today.

    The 34”curved screen is nothing short of amazing. It has very thin bezels. It is bright with excellent contrast, sharpness, and vivid colors. The screen is anti-glare and non-glossy. You can set it up anywhere in your room without worrying about having too much reflection. It also has wide viewing angles. The screen has a 21:9 aspect ratio. Using Windows Snap features, I am able to mimic a dual monitor setup and use half the screen for my e-mail browser while the other half is reserved for working on documents and spreadsheets. Beside the standard screen adjustments to color, brightness, contrast, etc., the Samsung A650 has a feature to change the warmth of the display to make it easier on your eyes and reduce fatigue. The monitor also features Picture In Picture (PIP) and Picture By Picture (PBP). Both PIP and PBP allow you to view contents on the monitor simultaneously from two different input sources. PIP basically places the second display as an inset to the larger display. I find PBP to be the more useful of the two since it splits the display in half with the left side from one input device and the right side from another device.

    Another bonus with this monitor is that it has VESA mounts. The mount spacing is 100mm x 100mm.

    I can’t find anything negative to say about the Samsung A650. I use it solely for office productivity and watching videos, and I am very happy with it. In fact I am even contemplating purchasing another one for a super ultra wide dual curved monitor setup, but that would defeat the purpose of having a clutter free desktop. So much for clearing up my desktop, I’m in...I’m getting another A650 monitor!

    May 13, 2021 01:51
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    A good multi-purpose monitor

    I’m always excited to try out new monitors. They are an essential element of any workstation - even if you primarily use a laptop - and depending on what your line of work is, a monitor can make or break your project. I’m a photographer by trade and so I’m always looking for the best monitor for color accuracy and uniform brightness across the screen. While you can certainly go through the paces of calibrating monitors for your needs, if you start out with one that is color accurate, you are that far ahead of the game when you start. With these needs in mind, I decided to take a look at the A650 Series monitor from Samsung.

    To start, this monitor is not a 4K monitor. With a resolution of 3440x1440, it is considered 2K since 4K resolution starts at 3840x2160. Even though it’s not 4K, this screen size still works beautifully with games that support it. The monitor is labeled as “WQHD”, which stands for Wide Quad HD. The QHD part of it means that the monitor has four times as many pixels as 720p resolution (standard HD). The Wide part refers to the wide resolution, but that’s apparently a bit redundant since all HD resolutions are meant to be widescreen. The monitor has a refresh rate of 100Hz, which is impressive when paired with the screen resolution. In my opinion, it’s sort of the middle of the road for refresh rate for gaming, but when you think about all the other activities the monitor might be used for, 100Hz is a good option - especially if you are upgrading from a lower refresh rate like 60Hz. With a contrast ratio of 4000:1, the monitor has a nice range of brightness vs. dark levels. It also has a brightness rating of 300 candela per square meter, which puts it into the ‘high-level brightness’ category for monitors/TVs. With these specs in mind, I would consider this a decent monitor for photography, but it’s probably best suited for general productivity, gaming, and other entertainment purposes.

    Setting up the monitor is quite easy. It comes in three pieces - the monitor, the stand, and the base. The stand screws into the base and the monitor snaps into place on the stand. The monitor can then be adjusted for height, tilt, or left-to-right orientation. The monitor comes with an HDMI cable, power cable, and USB-C cable. One of the coolest features of this monitor that might be overlooked by some people is the absence of a power brick. The monitor only has a single AC power cable that plugs directly into the back of the monitor and then into an outlet. This was a joy for me to see because I hate having to deal with power bricks.

    The USB-C cable is included because the monitor features a USB Type C port with 90W charging power. I tested this against a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro that requires a 96W power adapter. After a few seconds, the MBP recognized that it was plugged into an external power source and started charging. The system profiler still was still showing that the battery was not charging and that the laptop was not plugged into AC power, but the menu bar icon showed that it was receiving a charge. The battery percentage even started increasing. I was actually thrilled that the UBS-C port not only provided a charging option for a connected device but also allows for the visual connection as well. There are four source ports - 1 x HDMI, 1 x display port, 1 x USB-C, and 1 x headphones. There is also a LAN port provided for additional connectivity.

    The image quality of the Samsung monitor is really impressive. I have used it in conjunction with my 16-inch MacBook Pro for standard productivity use as well as photo/video editing and design work. In addition to that, I’ve also connected an Xbox One X and gaming PC for gaming tests and had an Apple TV connected for video streaming purposes. The monitor has performed admirably under every circumstance and I have truly been impressed with the picture quality across the board. To verify the picture quality of the monitor, I ran the Eizo monitor test. This is an online test that checks 13 different measurements including a test pattern, defective pixels, uniformity, color distances, gradients, sharpness, viewing angle, gamma, and response time. The Samsung monitor passed each of the tests, without any issues. Another test I ran was the MotionMark test. It’s a graphics benchmarking software that tests the graphics performance of your monitors. The Samsung received a score of 859.69, which was much higher than my current monitor's score of 654.14.

    The retail price of the monitor is very reasonable and I believe this monitor is worth it. It’s an amazing piece of equipment that provides premium visuals and an easy set-up. It really excelled at showing off high-quality graphics in movies as well as being awesome for detailed work like photo editing. This is a wonderful investment for anyone looking to upgrade their monitor.

    May 11, 2021 12:20
  • Review by Saitzev, 10 out of 10
    Real Estate for Days!

    This is the best Ultrawide I have ever used! Fantastic for spreadsheets, immersive for gaming, and great for watching movies! The 1440 resolution is fantastic on the UW format, and it even has a decent refresh rate. I can work and play on this monitor at the same time! It feels like 2 monitors in one!

    May 12, 2021 09:57
  • 9.4score
    GIGABYTE - 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB) - Black
    Description

    GIGABYTE gaming monitors pack upscale performance into a streamlined package. The G32QC A provides an immersive experience through fluid gameplay and great color accuracy with 1ms response time, 165Hz refresh rate, and compatibility with graphic card software.

    13 Features
  • Display Size: 32 Inch VA Panel
  • Display Resolution: 2K 2560x1440 VA Display
  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz Refresh Rate
  • Response Time: 1ms (MPRT) Response Time
  • HDR Ready: Studio Grade VESA Display HDR400 and 94% DCI-P3 (124% sRGB) Color Gamut
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: Smooth Gameplay with AMD FreeSync Premium
  • Game Above The Curve: Native 1500R Curvature
  • Gaming Feature: GIGABYTE Classic Tactical Features with OSD Sidekick
  • Stand Adjustments: Head & Tilt adjustable stand
  • Display Input: 1x Display Port 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0
  • VESA Mountable: VESA Wall Mount Compatible 100x100mm
  • Blue Light Filter: Low Blue Light & Flicker-Free
  • Warranty: 3 Years Warranty, Parts and Labor
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Its like your inside the game. Total Immersion!!!

    I started out buying the MSI - Optix 27" LED Curved monitor, and it was all right. Now after giving the Gigabyte a try, I am much happier. The interface for switching between monitor inputs in much more user friendly. the refresh rate alone knocks this one out of the park. Well worth the small price difference!!!

    Oct 18, 2021 11:02
  • Review by Tommyskillz, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor, easy over clock to 170hz

    Very nice monitor, Great color, very responsive.

    I have this tuned in just how I like it with out any effort.

    The one button on the back that controls all the settings was weird at first but I was pretty quick on getting use to it.

    I have this monitor overclocked to 170hz by the way. I didnt even know that was an option.

    Oct 03, 2021 20:00
  • Review by jboi2343, 8 out of 10
    Perfect Except for Slight Damage

    First, I was very happy with the shipping time as it came ~3 days earlier than expected. Shoutout to the guys from OnTrac!

    I would've given this monitor 5 stars had it not been for a tiny blimp on the screen that is constantly dark. I'm thinking its a pixel that was damaged upon arrival. I tried cleaning it hoping it was just a piece of dust but quickly realized it was a defect with the monitor itself. Otherwise I think this is a 5 star product as the build quality and screen itself are amazing. Would've kept it had it not been for the dead pixel.

    Sep 18, 2021 19:20
  • Review by Televisionisaweaome, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Great monitor for whatever use you have planned gaming, movies, or just doing work/schoolwork on a second or single monitor.

    Oct 01, 2021 17:16
  • Review by LJones, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Love it. Beautiful smooth picture. Best bang for you buck in my opinion.

    Aug 30, 2021 07:07
  • Review by Chuck, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Excellent product. Crisp resolution and just the right size

    Aug 28, 2021 18:10
  • Review by ScreaminWeasel, 8 out of 10
    Monitor

    Wont do 165 mhz. Use for finishing builds not gaming now

    Aug 28, 2021 01:55
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - Odyssey Gaming CRG5 Series 24” LED Curved FHD FreeSync monitor - Black
    Description

    Samsung’s 24-inch CRG5 curved screen pulls you in and immerses you in the action and with 144Hz refresh rate gives you clear images even in fast action scenes.

    6 Features
  • Dive Into the Curve: Get fully immersed in every game with an 1800R curved screen. No matter what you are playing, get the feeling of being pulled in as your game's world wraps around you.
  • Smooth, Fast Visuals: Smooth and clear action virtually every moment. A refresh rate of up to 144Hz puts you ahead, even in the most demanding games. Spot the enemy instantly and notice tiny crucial changes in every scene.
  • Flawless Action: No more choppy gameplay. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ virtually eliminates image tears for exceptionally smooth, fast-action gaming. With a dynamically adapted display refresh rate, even the most complex game scenes are seamless and virtually stutter-free.
  • Built for Gaming: Get ideal settings for your game. Game Mode optimally adjusts black gamma levels, contrast, sharpness, and color for any game genre. Low Input Lag Mode minimizes delays between your input devices and display.
  • See Details in the Dark: Give them nowhere to hide. A whopping 3000:1 contrast ratio lets you see dangerous objects or enemies with greater clarity. Blacks are deeper and whites are brighter with more levels of shades in between. Even when enemies hide in the dark, you can spot them quickly.
  • Play On...And On: Play for even longer. Eye Saver Mode minimizes blue light enough to keep eyes relaxed and comfortable when gaming for extended periods. Flicker Free technology continuously removes tiring and irritating screen flicker so you can focus longer with less distraction or eye strain.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HMcdo7412, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor! Love it!

    Really great monitor, works perfectly and I am able to play games with no issues. I even bought an open box product for a discount and its in great condition. The only thing I don't like about it is that you have to change the brightness/settings with the power button, you tilt the button up, down, left and right to control the menu. Its a little weird, but not really an issue.

    Nov 20, 2020 16:12
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great Product

    I bought this monitor mainly because the one I had wanted was out of stock; however, this samsung monitor is so much better than I was expecting and I no longer even miss not buying the AOC monitor I initially wanted to purchase.

    Sep 18, 2020 18:17
  • Review by Sky4571, 10 out of 10
    Good 144hz monitor

    Best budget 144hz won’t disappoint you I would tell people about this monitor

    Jan 20, 2021 23:45
  • Review by DoanTVProduction, 10 out of 10
    WORKS GREt

    Love it! It’s perfect for video editing, gaming, anything you may need it for. I would get one more, so I can have dual monitors when I edit, Love the monitor.

    Nov 01, 2020 09:04
  • Review by PurppMatt, 8 out of 10
    Great monitor.

    Great monitor runs at 144hz as advertised, however, The 24inch is NOT vesa compatible. Meaning you can not purchase a monitor stand for a dual monitor experience. Customer service tried their best to sweep it under the rug and it is almost a deal breaker. Luckily I had enough space on my desk to have both laid out on the not-so attractive stand. can’t even purchase a Vesa adapter because of the curved monitor. Back to the monitor, this a high quality perfect starter monitor that I highly suggest.

    Jul 16, 2021 15:49
  • Review by DarkStarGaming, 10 out of 10
    i absolutely love these...

    i bought 2 of the samsung 24' curved gaming monitors, and i am very pleased and happy with this product. excellent display and refresh rates not choppy one bit.

    Apr 17, 2021 02:03
  • Review by HectorH, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor for Gaming

    This is a great monitor for gaming! Highly recommend for pc players!

    Aug 02, 2021 08:32
  • Review by DotDot, 10 out of 10
    Dot Dot

    I purchased this Samsung Monitor to sink w/my Mac Air LaptopComputer.....Apple monitor was a little steep for my pockets but I am very pleased w/this monitor. I get a very vibrant picture and I was told the gaming monitors are the best, also the

    Price was very reasonable,...

    Jan 01, 2021 16:22
  • 9.2score
    24
    LG
    LG - UltraGear 34” Nano IPS Curved 21:9 WQHD G-SYNC Ultimate Monitor with VESA DisplayHDR 600 (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB x2) - Black
    Description

    Zero In with LG UltraGear™. Getting into that place where it all flows. How you focus, how you play, how you win. LG UltraGear™ is made to help you find the perfect state. It delivers the latest hardware, specs, ergonomics, and the ultimate sensory experience. With gaming-focused features like an immersive 34” Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) screen, NVIDIA® G-SYNC® ULTIMATE, 1ms (GtG) response times, pro-level customization and fast, vivid Nano IPS panels, it's immersion on a whole new level.

    8 Features
  • 34” WQHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Display: Zero in with LG UltraGear™ with gaming-focused features like a 34" WQHD IPS display with NVIDIA® G-SYNC® ULTIMATE, 1ms (GtG) response times, for immersion on a whole new level.
  • NVIDIA® G-SYNC® ULTIMATE: The highest-grade Variable Refresh Rate technology provided by NVIDIA®. It features the top NVIDIA® G-SYNC® processors to deliver the very best gaming experience, including lifelike HDR, stunning contrast, cinematic color, and ultra-low latency gameplay.
  • IPS 1ms (GtG): LG's IPS 1ms provides a true 1ms response time. It's incredible speed with minimized afterimage. By utilizing an improved IPS panel that provides native 1ms (GtG) response time, you’ll get immersed on your way to victory — without the side effects of extreme speed.
  • 144Hz (Overclock 180Hz) Refresh Rate: Overclock boosts refresh rates from 144Hz to a lightning fast 180Hz, displaying less motion blur and smooth movement. Combined with a 1ms response time, gamers see fast action, obstacles and opponents in near real time for a clear advantage.
  • VESA DisplayHDR™ 600: VESA DisplayHDR™ 600 brings your world to life with an experience that surpasses reality. This next-level display tech elevates textures, surrounding elements, realistic character movements and natural recreations of sun and shadow.
  • RGB Sphere Lighting: Six different color settings create a gaming atmosphere that can be tailored to a gamer's mood. Options include: White Daylight, White Neutral, Magenta, Red, Nature Green, and Sky Blue, any of which can be adjusted on the fly with a wheelkey.
  • On-Screen Gaming Controls: Have more command over your gaming experience. On-screen gaming controls, including Crosshair®, Black Stabilizer® and Dynamic Action Sync®, guide and elevate your experience to give you pro-level control and customization.
  • Meticulously engineered: LG UltraGear™ Gaming Monitors are created to frame up virtual worlds in a clean, sleek, minimal design. Yet they're crafted to maximize your experience with pro-level control, gaming modes and adjustable ergonomics.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Best 34” Ultrawide

    This is the best Ultrawide I’ve had to date. Ive tried the Gigabyte 34 and the Asus Tuf 34 and this is by far worth the extra $$. I paired this with a 27GP950 and it’s the perfect combo for whatever you need. 180 FPS and G-Sync Ultimate is the perfect for First Person Shooters on Ultrawide. Great option for anyone who works from home and also games. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative go for the 34GP83A-B at $800 rather than $500 for some of the lower end alternatives, you wont regret buying an LG.

    Aug 14, 2021 14:45
  • Review by DrYoloNuggets, 10 out of 10
    Money well spent!

    Fantastic panel! I couldn’t find any IPS glow, if there is any I didn’t notice it. Really nice colors.

    Oct 20, 2021 11:30
  • Review by Ptilly, 2 out of 10
    A Disappointing Mess

    I received this monitor with very bad backlight bleed and one green and one red (stuck) pixels. I tried all of the methods known to attempt to remedy these pixels, but none of those methods worked. After looking through Reddit, this is a very common complaint about the 34" UltraGear series of monitors.

    For a monitor that's $1,300+, this is unacceptable and I'll be returning it for a different brand.

    Nov 05, 2021 23:43
  • Review by richintheveins, 10 out of 10
    Faster and Brighter than the LG 38GL950G-B

    This monitor is amazing! It's faster and brighter than its big brother the LG 38GL950G-B (albeit with a slightly lower resolution and pixel density) the colors really do pop in gaming and the HDR is noticeably better due to its GSync Ultimate certification. It overclocks to 180 hz but you have to lower the color depth to 8 bit to accomplish this. Personally, I can't see a difference between 8 bit or 10 bit. If you don't want to lower the color depth you can still run it at 144 hz at 10 bit color. Additionally, it has exceptional low input lag for an IPS panel, it's Vesa DislplayHDR 600 certified, and it has 56 edge lit dimming zones. This further explains the reason its brighter than previous LG ultrawide displays. Even though it lacks full array local dimming, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at it's performance given it's price point. If you are looking for an amazing gaming monitor then this might be the one for you.

    Aug 27, 2021 10:25
  • Review by Leeeee, 8 out of 10
    Fix dead pixels LG

    The monitor looks amazing. The best ultrawide monitor out here I would say, but I received my monitor with two dead pixels. It barely noticeable though, but still for the price I’m not happy about it.

    Sep 23, 2021 19:50
  • Review by RyanK, 10 out of 10
    Absolute perfection.

    I purchased this monitor to mainly use for gaming. I have an HP Omen 15 gaming laptop with an Nvidia 2070 with super max q. It’s not a super high end gaming rig, but it can push Warzone to about 80-100 FPS with the right settings. This monitor can handle all of that and then some. The additional screen real estate and higher frames has helped my K/D improve from about a 1.15 to a 1.6 - 1.8 average. I also use the monitor for work and it almost entirely eliminates the need for dual monitors.

    My only gripe is that the bias lighting isn’t as good as I hoped it’d be. In a completely dark room, it’s great. But in a dimly lit room it’s simply not bright enough to notice it.

    If you have the desire, and the funds, don’t hesitate. Buy it. You won’t regret it.

    Nov 08, 2021 14:27
  • Review by Tjh909, 10 out of 10
    Very nice

    Everything is so clear as a person with bad eyes I love this monitor It makes any game I play a very immersive experience

    Nov 06, 2021 21:57
  • Review by Oscar, 10 out of 10
    Best 21:9 gaming monitor

    Fantastic monitor! Great response time, better ips glow than 16:9 monitors. Maybe the best ultrawide monitor so far. Sadly I had to return it as my new place doesn’t have the space for it.

    Sep 11, 2021 16:07
  • 9.2score
    25
    MSI
    MSI - MPG ARTYMIS 323CQR 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI)
    Description

    Enjoy detailed visuals while gaming with this curved 32-inch MPG Artymis QHD (2560 x 1440) monitor. The 165hz and 1 ms response time minimizes blurring, streaking and ghosting for smooth gameplay, while AMD FreeSync technology eliminates input lag for stutter-free and tear-free visuals. This MSI Optix Full HD monitor has an ergonomic stand with tilt and lift settings for creating a customized setup, and VESA mount compatibility allows installation on a wall.

    10 Features
  • Full QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 165Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up desktop, laptop and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 400 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FrenchRhino, 10 out of 10
    Greek Goddess, Artemis

    This Thing was pretty much made for PS5, the curve is really easy to get used to and it immerses you into the game a little more. Lots of visual settings to mess around with, but overall the 2K picture looks absolutely stunning. Control knob to navigate the menu is extremely helpful. I have been using this for 4 days now, will update with any issues.

    Oct 31, 2021 08:44
  • Review by SGTJeffy, 10 out of 10
    Great Machine.

    Seriously such an amazing monitor. Had some ghosting at first, but i think it was from the settings in the game. Literally went on sale a day after I bought it, which sucks.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:00
  • Review by Jreview, 6 out of 10
    VESA Mount Compatibility Issue

    Does not fit with Ergotron LX arm. Didn't test the monitor any further as it wouldn't fit in my setup

    Sep 30, 2021 15:37
  • Review by GameTyme, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitor and feature set for the price!

    Really wanted to get into a 32" monitor with 1ms and 144hz or better refresh rate but was had a hard time finding one in my price range. THIS monitor...wow! This speed and clarity are simply amazing. It took a bit to get used to a curved monitor but once I did, I felt like I was immersed in the game. Only thing that was a pain is the stand. it is a tripod style so I was not able to push this back far enough on my desk to my liking. I have got used to it as is, so if you have a big enough desk, this is a non-issue. Any way, I give it two thumbs up!

    Sep 02, 2021 10:32
  • Review by ForeverMeek2012, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Monitor!

    Upon seeing this on display at one of my local Best Buy store, I immediately was drawn to not only its design but its picture quality! Luckily, it was on sale for $399.99 instead of its regular price of $449.99 when I purchased it. The build quality looks good and the picture looks good too! I highly recommend checking this out if you're looking for a gaming monitor!

    Oct 17, 2021 15:33
  • Review by 9to5, 10 out of 10
    Huge Upgrade, Great Decision!

    Works wonderfully on my Mac! The resolution and refresh rate are definitely a huge step up from my old monitor. I love the amount of inputs included so I can also use the monitor for my second laptop! Work productivity is going to go up!

    Nov 06, 2021 13:00
  • Review by ExcellentMonitor, 10 out of 10
    10/10

    Excellent monitor. For Vesa mounting it *does* work, other reviewers are incorrect. You use the vesa standoffs to give your mounting plate space away from the curve of the monitor.

    Oct 19, 2021 03:28
  • Review by KillaCobra77, 8 out of 10
    Golden Monitor for gaming

    all in all a great monitor have had no issues at all with it, only thing i have a problem with is my refresh rate... it says it has a 165HZ rate but it will only go to a 144HZ rate why i have no idea but thats the only reason i would give it 4 stars other wise it would be a 5 star product

    Nov 09, 2021 02:11
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - T55 Series 27" LED 1000R Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA)
    Description

    27" Curved Monitor with optimal curvature 1000R

    8 Features
  • Optimum curvature: Introducing the boldest curve ever accomplished. This milestone, born from years of relentless innovation, changes the shape of visual display and pioneers the future of monitor technology.
  • 1000R and eye comfort certification: T55 received a high performance curved display (1000R) and eye comfort certificate for its superior 1000R curved display from TÜV Rheinland; a leading international Testing , Inspection, and Certification body.
  • Ready to entertain: Connect to all your favorite devices with a convenient HDMI, DP, and D-Sub triple interface. The built-in 5 Watt speakers make it even easier to get lost in your favorite movies or TV shows, without plugging in a speaker.
  • The curve champion: The leader in curved monitors. Samsung has led the curved monitor market since being the first to introduce the innovative displays to the world in 2015. With industry-leading technology in a full line-up, Samsung's curved monitors are consistently number one in market share.
  • Easy on the eyes: In comparison to conventional monitors that have less curve, 1000R closely fits the human field of view for less eye strain. The whole screen can be seen in just one glance to limit visual fatigue, even during sustained use.
  • Minimalist design: Next-generation design. The virtually borderless display's striking aesthetic is enhanced by a fabric-textured backside and premium-quality slim metal stand. The result is a monitor that won't just catch eyes, but complements any interior, too.
  • What gamers want: Welcome to your new playground. AMD FreeSync delivers seamless gaming, while 75Hz makes scenes smooth. This flawless imagery comes together with Game Mode and the renowned 1000R curve for intensely realistic immersion.
  • Focused comfort: Protect your eyes and do more. The T55's advanced eye comfort technology reduces eye strain for more comfortable extended computing. Flicker Free technology continuously removes tiring and irritating screen flicker
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Brucester, 10 out of 10
    Double 27's

    This is the first time I've use two curved screens as the monitor, and it will not be the last... Primarily a working computer with some CAD functions necessary though out the week.. Much easier for the excel sheets, and also stacking the word or PDF documents..

    Easy to see and no apparent eye strain after almost a month

    Dec 11, 2020 18:14
  • Review by AvidShopper, 8 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Bought this for my son who had to work from home, when he returned to office I used it at my wfh desk. Took a minute to get used to the curved screen but once I did I love it. Great picture, clarity and crisp colors. I use two and plan to replace my other with a match. Only thing I don't like is you can't tilt up and down.

    Nov 05, 2021 08:12
  • Review by Chewy, 10 out of 10
    Amazing must habe

    Love this. Was debating between this or a small tv saw this and new it would fit perfect in the corner of my desk.

    Wasn’t to bad to set up with iMac computer.

    If you have iMac go to setting display and make sure the second monitor picture is highlighted and make sure mirror monitors is UNCHECKED. THEN DRAG STUFF TO THE FAR LEFT TO SEE ON YOUR NEW MONITOR

    SORRY FOR CAPS

    Aug 30, 2020 21:28
  • Review by Samsunggoesoverthetop, 10 out of 10
    She's wrong you know it's the better one!

    Purchased as a gift for my gaming grand child, she loves it, even thou her brothers have better. You know she's wrong right? Samsung is reaching new heights with performance and ease of use. BOOM great video screen with all the essentials of clear and brighter than life colors.

    Oct 30, 2021 09:19
  • Review by DescJockey, 10 out of 10
    Curved Coolness

    First time I've bought a curved monitor. Took a couple of days of getting used to but we really like it. Probably best if your desk and monitor backside face a window vs. having its light reflect a little in the monitor. The curve picks up a little more reflection angle but is not really a problem when using it. Definition is crisp and colors are sharp and true.

    Aug 04, 2021 13:05
  • Review by David, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor

    I love the monitor but I bought one and it had a little bit of white light shining through the crack between the screen the frame of the monitor i returned it and the one they gave me in exchange has the exact same problem in the exact same spot, guessing its a normal defect for this monitor but I don't see it in anyone else's review, I will be returning this one for a different monitor.

    Aug 01, 2020 17:31
  • Review by Satisfiedcustomer, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Fantastic clarity and I love the curved screen. Looks great and does the job well.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:58
  • Review by MCutting, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor

    I loved this monitor so much I bought another one a month later.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:36
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Odyssey Gaming CRG5 Series 27" LED Curved FHD G-Sync Monitor - Dark Blue/Gray
    Description

    Minimize eyestrain during long gaming sessions with this Samsung 27-inch RapidCurve gaming monitor. The 240Hz refresh rate eliminates lag, even in fast-paced scenes, while the curved design heightens concentration for a more immersive experience. This Samsung 27-inch RapidCurve gaming monitor features an advanced contrast ratio for greater clarity when navigating dark scenes.

    13 Features
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution: Offers a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response timec: Ensures solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 240Hz refresh rate: Enables powerful operation so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" LED monitor: The efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Extra immersion for gaming or watching video.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Let you set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow viewing the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 300 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • Jog-button control panel: Boasts intuitive controls with only one button for easy use.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible: Demolishes image tears, stuttering, and screen lag for exceptionally smooth gaming.
  • RapidCurve technology: Features Samsung 1500R curved-screen technology and lightning-fast 240Hz refresh rate for the ultimate gaming experience.
  • Split-picture mode: Lets you view two programs side by side simultaneously.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TooKoolBrianYT, 10 out of 10
    Amazing For The Buck

    Grade $350 budget Monitor it runs 240 Hz smoothly the response time on it is insanely quick coming up at 4 ms has multiple settings to mess with does not come with speakers one flaw that I didn’t really like my desk is small and this monitors mount pushes it forward so I had a really small room to work with until I got another monitor mount And that’s not my problem 27 inch average display curve that makes certain games like rainbow six siege modern warfare and any type of call of duty game or FOV Changeable game really nice would 100% recommends

    Mar 20, 2021 02:42
  • Review by Drew4You, 10 out of 10
    Best monitor in it’s class IMO

    I got this on sale for $299 and I am more than satisfied. It matches my 8 series curved TVs as well. The 240 refresh rate is amazing! S Ruth img about this monitor is great! I originally purchased the 24 inch monitor and still have it (I’m going to return it) but the difference was immediately obvious and most definitely worth the extra money especially with the sale!

    Jun 13, 2021 09:31
  • Review by Giovanni, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming monitor

    Great purchase to go with my PS5. Staff was very helpful in helping me make the decision. This a great monitor and I am very happy with it.

    Sep 28, 2021 12:48
  • Review by Fister69, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitor, Pricy but worth it!

    Best Monitor! 240HZ and amazing picture quality! The only downside is it’s 1080P only (Doesn’t support 4K)

    Jul 28, 2021 21:41
  • Review by TiCr, 10 out of 10
    Nice monitor

    Very nice monitor if you can get it when on sale (got mine for $270). not that noticeable when comparing its 240hz with my MSI 165hz, but the cable management feature built in its stand is nice to have.

    Feb 13, 2021 00:34
  • Review by Jugg3rKnot, 10 out of 10
    Good for me

    Great monitor so far. No major concerns or issues as of this review. Wish I could rotate or maneuver. But I will purchase a monitor arm for that.

    Jan 23, 2021 12:55
  • Review by Mychal, 10 out of 10
    Works with PS5

    I bought this for my pc and it works great. It works with PS5 and it does the full 120fps.

    Jan 08, 2021 09:28
  • Review by Samsungmonitor, 10 out of 10
    Monitor

    Good monitor, i bought it for my son, as a Christmas present, he was pretty exited.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:55
  • 9.2score
    Lenovo - G27c-10 27" LED FHD Curved FreeSync Monitor (HDMI) - Raven Black
    Description

    Upgrade your computer gaming experience with this 27-inch Lenovo monitor. A gently curved screen boosts immersion by engaging your peripheral vision, and the adjustable stand lets you get a comfortable angle for your gameplay. The 144Hz refresh rate provides seamlessly fluid visuals. This 27-inch Lenovo monitor boasts a Full HD resolution that brings your games to life.

    10 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 165 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 350 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Trickerd, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!

    Just got mine today! I'm liking it a lot so far. I am also using a Nvidia RTX 2060 super GPU and all I had to do was plug in a DisplayPort cable (NOT HDMI) use DisplayPort cable and it started using G sync compatibility right away! also you must go to your Monitor settings and change the Hrz from 60hrz to 165hrz, as new monitors default to 60Hrz out the box. and again to use G sync and get over 60Hrz you must use a DisplayPort cable and not a HDMI cable. the monitor comes with a HDMI cable, but it doesn't come with a DisplayPort cable. hope this helps.

    Dec 18, 2020 23:14
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    amazing for entry level 1080p gaming.

    Amazing entry level gaming monitor- perfect for 1080p gaming - the 27in curved display sets it apart from most standard 27" monitors. Lenovo also makes good quality products as they try to get their name more into the gaming space. Unlike some of it's competitors... But that's a conversation for another day. I bought this display to compliment my 34" lenovo monitor however i did not have a lot of room to the right or left so i purchased a high monitor stand and this 27" fit the standard mount with no issues. If you can get this on sale it is definitely worth the $200 if you want a decent curved gaming monitor. (i also had no issues hooking it up to mac mini) I will say that if you have a high power graphics card you're better off purchasing one of lenovo's better monitors with better refresh rates

    Aug 25, 2021 18:58
  • Review by Netsai, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor

    Really good monitor has the best graphics, I highly recommend to buy this you are missing out,

    Dec 02, 2020 09:31
  • Review by shockme18, 6 out of 10
    JUST SAY NO!

    nice monitor, a bit expensive but worth it. only issue is the "bezeless" claim is just that, a claim. as you can see, there is in fact a border. it DOES NOT go to the edge as the description claims.

    I wouldn't suggest this to anyone who plans on using more then 1 monitor. I mostly play iRacing and I've had no issues with anything.

    comes with power cord and a HDMI cord. I suggest getting a DisplayPort cable.

    Nov 09, 2020 11:50
  • Review by MomofOne, 4 out of 10
    Power Button Fell Off

    Bought this in December and received in January, it is now August and the power button that is also used for display settings fell off. Get the warranty. I have a monitor that is 6 years old and I no problem with the power button. Since this is physical Lenovo cannot do anything. Get the Best Buy warranty.

    Aug 24, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Nathan, 2 out of 10
    I got sent a faulty

    The monitor developed a yellow dot on the screen 2 months after use it’s a really great monitor but one day I just turned it on and a big yellow dot showed up I don’t know if it’s a faulty but it sucks whatever it is

    Aug 22, 2021 15:33
  • Review by pixelsdied, 2 out of 10
    Dead pixels in less than 3 months

    Monitor is defective with dead pixels after less than 3 months of use. Bestbuy doesn't want to exchange the product. Buyers beware!!! You don't want to have dead pixels, your vision will always float to that defect. This product will be sure to have that effect on you.

    The three months before today it was working really well, and I expected this to continue, but alas the Pixels sang the Dead Song and ended the marvelous journey we had.

    Jan 01, 2021 14:18
  • Review by aerp, 2 out of 10
    Ruined Christmas surprise

    This came with a Type I (Australian) power cord. So my daughter can't even plug this monitor in, and Best Buy doesn't sell an adapter. Terrible Christmas gift, will be returning. Why isn't this in the specs or other reviews??

    Dec 25, 2020 22:46
  • 9.2score
    29
    LG
    LG - UltraGear 34” Nano IPS Curved 21:9 WQHD G-SYNC Ultimate Monitor with VESA DisplayHDR 600 (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB x2) - Black
    Description

    Zero In with LG UltraGear™. Getting into that place where it all flows. How you focus, how you play, how you win. LG UltraGear™ is made to help you find the perfect state. It delivers the latest hardware, specs, ergonomics, and the ultimate sensory experience. With gaming-focused features like an immersive 34” Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) screen, NVIDIA® G-SYNC® ULTIMATE, 1ms (GtG) response times, pro-level customization and fast, vivid Nano IPS panels, it's immersion on a whole new level.

    8 Features
  • 34” WQHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Display: Zero in with LG UltraGear™ with gaming-focused features like a 34" WQHD IPS display with NVIDIA® G-SYNC® ULTIMATE, 1ms (GtG) response times, for immersion on a whole new level.
  • NVIDIA® G-SYNC® ULTIMATE: The highest-grade Variable Refresh Rate technology provided by NVIDIA®. It features the top NVIDIA® G-SYNC® processors to deliver the very best gaming experience, including lifelike HDR, stunning contrast, cinematic color, and ultra-low latency gameplay.
  • IPS 1ms (GtG): LG's IPS 1ms provides a true 1ms response time. It's incredible speed with minimized afterimage. By utilizing an improved IPS panel that provides native 1ms (GtG) response time, you’ll get immersed on your way to victory — without the side effects of extreme speed.
  • 144Hz (Overclock 180Hz) Refresh Rate: Overclock boosts refresh rates from 144Hz to a lightning fast 180Hz, displaying less motion blur and smooth movement. Combined with a 1ms response time, gamers see fast action, obstacles and opponents in near real time for a clear advantage.
  • VESA DisplayHDR™ 600: VESA DisplayHDR™ 600 brings your world to life with an experience that surpasses reality. This next-level display tech elevates textures, surrounding elements, realistic character movements and natural recreations of sun and shadow.
  • RGB Sphere Lighting: Six different color settings create a gaming atmosphere that can be tailored to a gamer's mood. Options include: White Daylight, White Neutral, Magenta, Red, Nature Green, and Sky Blue, any of which can be adjusted on the fly with a wheelkey.
  • On-Screen Gaming Controls: Have more command over your gaming experience. On-screen gaming controls, including Crosshair®, Black Stabilizer® and Dynamic Action Sync®, guide and elevate your experience to give you pro-level control and customization.
  • Meticulously engineered: LG UltraGear™ Gaming Monitors are created to frame up virtual worlds in a clean, sleek, minimal design. Yet they're crafted to maximize your experience with pro-level control, gaming modes and adjustable ergonomics.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Best 34” Ultrawide

    This is the best Ultrawide I’ve had to date. Ive tried the Gigabyte 34 and the Asus Tuf 34 and this is by far worth the extra $$. I paired this with a 27GP950 and it’s the perfect combo for whatever you need. 180 FPS and G-Sync Ultimate is the perfect for First Person Shooters on Ultrawide. Great option for anyone who works from home and also games. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative go for the 34GP83A-B at $800 rather than $500 for some of the lower end alternatives, you wont regret buying an LG.

    Aug 14, 2021 14:45
  • Review by DrYoloNuggets, 10 out of 10
    Money well spent!

    Fantastic panel! I couldn’t find any IPS glow, if there is any I didn’t notice it. Really nice colors.

    Oct 20, 2021 11:30
  • Review by Ptilly, 2 out of 10
    A Disappointing Mess

    I received this monitor with very bad backlight bleed and one green and one red (stuck) pixels. I tried all of the methods known to attempt to remedy these pixels, but none of those methods worked. After looking through Reddit, this is a very common complaint about the 34" UltraGear series of monitors.

    For a monitor that's $1,300+, this is unacceptable and I'll be returning it for a different brand.

    Nov 05, 2021 23:43
  • Review by richintheveins, 10 out of 10
    Faster and Brighter than the LG 38GL950G-B

    This monitor is amazing! It's faster and brighter than its big brother the LG 38GL950G-B (albeit with a slightly lower resolution and pixel density) the colors really do pop in gaming and the HDR is noticeably better due to its GSync Ultimate certification. It overclocks to 180 hz but you have to lower the color depth to 8 bit to accomplish this. Personally, I can't see a difference between 8 bit or 10 bit. If you don't want to lower the color depth you can still run it at 144 hz at 10 bit color. Additionally, it has exceptional low input lag for an IPS panel, it's Vesa DislplayHDR 600 certified, and it has 56 edge lit dimming zones. This further explains the reason its brighter than previous LG ultrawide displays. Even though it lacks full array local dimming, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at it's performance given it's price point. If you are looking for an amazing gaming monitor then this might be the one for you.

    Aug 27, 2021 10:25
  • Review by Leeeee, 8 out of 10
    Fix dead pixels LG

    The monitor looks amazing. The best ultrawide monitor out here I would say, but I received my monitor with two dead pixels. It barely noticeable though, but still for the price I’m not happy about it.

    Sep 23, 2021 19:50
  • Review by RyanK, 10 out of 10
    Absolute perfection.

    I purchased this monitor to mainly use for gaming. I have an HP Omen 15 gaming laptop with an Nvidia 2070 with super max q. It’s not a super high end gaming rig, but it can push Warzone to about 80-100 FPS with the right settings. This monitor can handle all of that and then some. The additional screen real estate and higher frames has helped my K/D improve from about a 1.15 to a 1.6 - 1.8 average. I also use the monitor for work and it almost entirely eliminates the need for dual monitors.

    My only gripe is that the bias lighting isn’t as good as I hoped it’d be. In a completely dark room, it’s great. But in a dimly lit room it’s simply not bright enough to notice it.

    If you have the desire, and the funds, don’t hesitate. Buy it. You won’t regret it.

    Nov 08, 2021 14:27
  • Review by Tjh909, 10 out of 10
    Very nice

    Everything is so clear as a person with bad eyes I love this monitor It makes any game I play a very immersive experience

    Nov 06, 2021 21:57
  • Review by Oscar, 10 out of 10
    Best 21:9 gaming monitor

    Fantastic monitor! Great response time, better ips glow than 16:9 monitors. Maybe the best ultrawide monitor so far. Sadly I had to return it as my new place doesn’t have the space for it.

    Sep 11, 2021 16:07
  • 9.2score
    Lenovo - G27c-10 27" LED FHD Curved FreeSync Monitor (HDMI) - Raven Black
    Description

    Upgrade your computer gaming experience with this 27-inch Lenovo monitor. A gently curved screen boosts immersion by engaging your peripheral vision, and the adjustable stand lets you get a comfortable angle for your gameplay. The 144Hz refresh rate provides seamlessly fluid visuals. This 27-inch Lenovo monitor boasts a Full HD resolution that brings your games to life.

    10 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 165 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 27" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (3,000:1 typical): Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 350 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Trickerd, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!

    Just got mine today! I'm liking it a lot so far. I am also using a Nvidia RTX 2060 super GPU and all I had to do was plug in a DisplayPort cable (NOT HDMI) use DisplayPort cable and it started using G sync compatibility right away! also you must go to your Monitor settings and change the Hrz from 60hrz to 165hrz, as new monitors default to 60Hrz out the box. and again to use G sync and get over 60Hrz you must use a DisplayPort cable and not a HDMI cable. the monitor comes with a HDMI cable, but it doesn't come with a DisplayPort cable. hope this helps.

    Dec 18, 2020 23:14
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    amazing for entry level 1080p gaming.

    Amazing entry level gaming monitor- perfect for 1080p gaming - the 27in curved display sets it apart from most standard 27" monitors. Lenovo also makes good quality products as they try to get their name more into the gaming space. Unlike some of it's competitors... But that's a conversation for another day. I bought this display to compliment my 34" lenovo monitor however i did not have a lot of room to the right or left so i purchased a high monitor stand and this 27" fit the standard mount with no issues. If you can get this on sale it is definitely worth the $200 if you want a decent curved gaming monitor. (i also had no issues hooking it up to mac mini) I will say that if you have a high power graphics card you're better off purchasing one of lenovo's better monitors with better refresh rates

    Aug 25, 2021 18:58
  • Review by Netsai, 10 out of 10
    Best Monitor

    Really good monitor has the best graphics, I highly recommend to buy this you are missing out,

    Dec 02, 2020 09:31
  • Review by shockme18, 6 out of 10
    JUST SAY NO!

    nice monitor, a bit expensive but worth it. only issue is the "bezeless" claim is just that, a claim. as you can see, there is in fact a border. it DOES NOT go to the edge as the description claims.

    I wouldn't suggest this to anyone who plans on using more then 1 monitor. I mostly play iRacing and I've had no issues with anything.

    comes with power cord and a HDMI cord. I suggest getting a DisplayPort cable.

    Nov 09, 2020 11:50
  • Review by MomofOne, 4 out of 10
    Power Button Fell Off

    Bought this in December and received in January, it is now August and the power button that is also used for display settings fell off. Get the warranty. I have a monitor that is 6 years old and I no problem with the power button. Since this is physical Lenovo cannot do anything. Get the Best Buy warranty.

    Aug 24, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Nathan, 2 out of 10
    I got sent a faulty

    The monitor developed a yellow dot on the screen 2 months after use it’s a really great monitor but one day I just turned it on and a big yellow dot showed up I don’t know if it’s a faulty but it sucks whatever it is

    Aug 22, 2021 15:33
  • Review by pixelsdied, 2 out of 10
    Dead pixels in less than 3 months

    Monitor is defective with dead pixels after less than 3 months of use. Bestbuy doesn't want to exchange the product. Buyers beware!!! You don't want to have dead pixels, your vision will always float to that defect. This product will be sure to have that effect on you.

    The three months before today it was working really well, and I expected this to continue, but alas the Pixels sang the Dead Song and ended the marvelous journey we had.

    Jan 01, 2021 14:18
  • Review by aerp, 2 out of 10
    Ruined Christmas surprise

    This came with a Type I (Australian) power cord. So my daughter can't even plug this monitor in, and Best Buy doesn't sell an adapter. Terrible Christmas gift, will be returning. Why isn't this in the specs or other reviews??

    Dec 25, 2020 22:46
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - 34" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor (DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB) - White/Silver
    Description

    Enhance your viewing experience with this 34-inch Samsung Thunderbolt monitor. Its 21:9 aspect ratio lets you multitask by browsing various windows and applications side-by-side, and the curved design reduces eyestrain while providing maximum immersion. This Samsung Thunderbolt monitor uses AMD FreeSync technology to deliver smooth frames for gaming and video playback.

    15 Features
  • 3440 x 1440 resolution with 21:9 aspect ratio: Delivers more contents on the screen for easier multitasking.
  • 4 ms response time: Ensures solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 100Hz refresh rate: Provides smoother, silkier mouse sensitivity for enhanced productivity in any application.
  • 34" LED monitor: Ensures an accurate and lifelike picture.
  • Ultrawide curved monitor: Delivers the picture that is not degraded at angles.
  • AMD FreeSync technology: Synchronizes the refresh rates of your graphics card to minimize image tearing and stutter.
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports, DisplayPort and HDMI inputs: Let you connect any digital device.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 7W built-in speakers: Provide enhanced audio.
  • Wall-mountable design: A slim profile without a base makes the monitor ideal for placement on most walls.
  • 3000:1 contrast ratio: Enjoy crisp images with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 300 cd/m² brightness: Ensures that images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • Quantum-dot technology: Delivers bright, crisp and natural reds and greens and smooth and seamless color transitions.
  • Picture-in-picture mode: View a small inset box overlaid on the full screen to watch two programs at once.
  • ENERGY STAR certified: This monitor is designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechUser10101, 8 out of 10
    Great Ultrawide

    The main reason I decided to go with this monitor was because of the thunderbolt 3 capability which will charge, display, and transfer data from my MacBook Pro. I wanted to get a monitor that would be somewhat future proof as technology continues to change. Here are the main things I like and dislike about the monitor.

    Pros:

    1) Ultra sharp picture

    2) Can have 3 full size windows size by side (great for enhancing productivity)

    3) I can charge and display my Macbook with thunderbolt 3 connection

    Cons:

    1) My laptop doesn't support 100hz refresh for external display so I can't take advantage of that feature (not the fault of Samsung)

    2) The Samsung screen splitting software isn't compatible with Mac OS.

    3) I wish there were more usb 3.0 ports. 2 is hardly enough.

    Feb 02, 2019 20:06
  • Review by Goms, 10 out of 10
    Good monitor for gaming and content creation

    No doubt I search all over the internet trying to find a good monitor for content creation and gaming and I ended up buying this. No regrets. Looks beautiful and works great. The colors are vivid and the viewing angle because of the curved angle is great. The sound is not out of this world but works good. Recommended product.

    Dec 21, 2020 05:43
  • Review by DaBull101, 10 out of 10
    must buy

    Perfect monitor for my MacBook Pro m1 max setup.. One cable does it all

    Nov 08, 2021 03:35
  • Review by JBDM9091, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor, worth the money!

    Been enjoying my new QLED curved monitor from Samsung for just over a month, and it's doing nothing short of fulfilling my expectations! Great picture quality, amazing size and compatibility; even the sound quality is impressive for 8-watt speakers. Overall, happy with my purchase and Best Buy's store pickup process.

    Jan 07, 2021 01:54
  • Review by scooterWien, 8 out of 10
    Nice Complement to Mac Mini

    Monitor looks great paired with the Mac Mini. Easy set up and factory specs are fine out of the box. The Eye Saver Mode is somewhat washed but not sure if it is supposed to be so or there is an issue with it.

    The noticeable issue I have is the gap between the black frame and bezel. As seen from the photos, light is emitted. This is either poor workmanship or it was damaged prior to it being packaged.

    Working with Best Buy to sort this out.

    Apr 21, 2021 08:33
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Ultra wide thunderbolt monitor!

    This monitor works perfectly with both my Mac and my PC. The thunderbolt 3 connection allows me to use a single cable to connect my computer to the monitor. I am getting mouse, keyboard, external storage, internet, power and audio all through a single thunderbolt (USB type C) connection. The display quality is fantastic and very responsive. I am also very impressed with how Samsung designed the cable management channel along the back of the stand which hides the cables as they route down to the desk. The bud power delivery is plenty to operate and charge my 2018 MacBook Pro 15 inch all while still providing plenty of power to all of the other devices connected to it. Note: to get internet pass through, I bought a USB C Ethernet and USB 3.0 type A dongle that I plugged into the second thunderbolt port in the back of the monitor. The Mac recognizes they Ethernet connection and immediately takes me online at 940 Mbps. I highly recommend this monitor for anyone who wants a great looking, fast, bright, HD monitor with all the benefits of having a dual monitor setup without having 2 separate monitors. Also if you don’t feel like plugging and unplugging all these different cables every time you want to take your computer away from the desk, this is a great solution! Enjoy!

    Jul 23, 2021 15:54
  • Review by gryph131, 10 out of 10
    WFH Upgrade!

    After trying multiple combinations to create an appropriate digital workspace, I contemplated adding a widescreen display. I did some research and encountered this model. As a Samsung display loyalist, I decided to give this one a whirl, sight unseen outside of research. I am quite pleased with the results in creating a large digital worktable that can accomplish the myriad of tasks associated with my workflows. While I cannot fully recommend this for video editing for true color display, I have found all features suitable for web conferencing, office productivity, and PhD research.

    Mar 07, 2021 08:02
  • Review by MikeInYpsiMI, 6 out of 10
    Don't do it if you switch inputs a lot.

    I purchased this monitor shortly after it came out in March of 2019 despite some of the early reviews saying that it was a pain the way that it scanned for sources instead of letting you pick one. I actually thought to myself that one of those reviewers must be pretty picky. Wow was I wrong! This thing drives me nuts! First let me say that I am a Software Engineer that works from home. I have a work laptop and a personal laptop. The company I work for is very particular (rightly so for security, etc.) of what its employees do with their work laptop, so I swap them out at least once a day, usually more. It drives me absolutely insane that it will switch from USB-C to another input instantly so I have to waste 45 seconds or more each time waiting for it to scan. Plus of course it will stop on each of the other active inputs. It is also not energy star rated so if I just close my laptop an forget to turn it off, I will see the slight glow when I walk by my office during the night.

    All of that being said, if you don't switch inputs frequently or use only one it is a good monitor, so I have to give it a high quality rating. I use a whole house HDMI distribution system, so the HDMI input always has a replication of every other TV in the house so if I often use the pic in pic when I go from the living room and want to continue what I was watching w/o pulling up the content in a browser. Works great for that but I do wish that it had an additional HDMI input for when I am working on a Raspberry PI or something. I have a manual HDMI switch attached to the back to switch HDMI source.

    I would give it 4 stars for sure if I had the option to manually switch inputs from the UI, which I could do much faster than its "automatic" scan. I debated giving it 2 stars just due to the input selection, but mine is probably not the typical use case.

    Dec 30, 2020 18:52
  • 9.2score
    32
    LG
    LG - UltraGear 34" IPS LED UltraWide HD FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Get an edge on the battlefield with this 34-inch LG Ultrawide UHD gaming monitor. The Nano IPS 1 ms speed provides ultra-fast response rates for fluid gameplay, while the VESA DisplayHDR 400 delivers rich color reproduction and lifelike visuals. This LG Ultrawide UHD gaming monitor features FreeSync technology and is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible to eliminate stuttering and tearing.

    12 Features
  • Ultra WQHD resolution: Expand your gaming performance in line with the power of your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 160 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 34" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • UltraWide Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • G-SYNC technology for smooth gameplay: NVIDIA G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh rates between the GPU and display, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • 2 HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports: Allow you to connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 400 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by solitaryscience, 10 out of 10
    Does all the things

    After several days of research, I decided that this monitor was on the very short list of upgrades for me. It ticks all the boxes for what I want: IPS, Adaptive Refresh, 160hz, 3440x1440, VESA compatible, and a subtle curve. Tim from Hardware Unboxed was my best resource regarding reviews.

    My only complaint would be the glow in each corner when dark images are shown. It's really only noticeable during a screensaver though. I bought this model open-box, so I think it's possible that another customer was more unhappy about than I am.

    Oct 10, 2021 10:13
  • Review by RonnieD, 10 out of 10
    industry-leading UltraWide that delivers the goods

    Beautiful display. The colors are perfect, the brightness is just right and the gameplay is silky smooth.

    How they integrated 1 joystick to control all the options is genius. Having it located on the lower bezel instead of the industry standard right side bezel is a very welcome touch.

    The only con I have is the price. At ~$750 this would be an excellent deal but at full price (which I paid) $1000 its still worth it.

    Highly recommend this monitor.

    Oct 30, 2020 17:02
  • Review by eman, 10 out of 10
    Buy This Now

    This is the best purchase I’ve made alongside my new PC build. This monitor is perfect with its crisp display, beautiful colors, and the overclocked refresh rate of 160Hz. At first, I was skeptical of the hype for ultrawide monitors but honestly I don’t think I can go back to 16:9 after this. It does come with a hefty price tag but I believe it’s definitely worth it.

    One thing to note is the panel lottery and backlight bleed. I swapped a jackpot 27GL850 with zero backlight bleed for this and I do notice a good amount of it in the lower right corner, but it’s definitely not a reason for me to return the monitor.

    All in all, highly recommend!

    Nov 15, 2020 10:53
  • Review by Shane, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic ultrawide gaming monitor!

    Coming from a Alienware 3418DW.

    Pros:

    - extremely low input lag/response time

    - HDR is nice

    - Gsync compatible (no screen tearing)

    - great refresh rate

    Cons:

    - doesn’t swivel

    - HDR 400 can sometimes blow out certain dim images if near a bright image (think of a mountain in front of a sunset)

    This is a neat perfect monitor. The only thing I can think that could’ve done differently that wouldn’t affect the price is the inclusion of a swivel base. Didn’t think I would want it, but it’s driving me crazy that the stand isn’t straight on my desk (nitpicking at best). A higher HDR certification and adding FALD zones or micro LEDS (for better HDR) would make the price higher, so I can’t knock it for that.

    In short; if you’re looking for a great ultrawide gaming monitor, I can highly recommend this one.

    Jul 22, 2020 22:17
  • Review by RockWood, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Screen

    I have been a Samsung screen fan for the last few years, up until recently. I purchase an LG OLED 4k TV last year, and earlier this year I purchased the LG UltraWide model that was equivalent to this model. That screen was cranked in an accident so I purchased this one to replace it. I felt I had to, because once you go UltraWide, you can't go back to 16;9.

    I do gaming in my free time, but I also did a lot of music production and video editing work. The UltraWide screens are amazing for these tasks. I have so much on my screen in my editing software, I hardly ever have to scroll or move Windows/Tool bars.

    I didn't think this monitor was going to be too much better then last year's mode I had, but I was really surprised that it improves on it quite a bit. The HDR effort of this model is done really well for HDR gaming. I am getting 160fps on competitive games like Ridley League, and it's super smooth looking.

    I have a RTX 2080ti gpu and the G-Sync works great with it. I wasn't happy with dishing out another $1000.00 for a monitor, but I discovered that it was gong to cost almost that amount to repair the last one where the screen was cracked.

    I love LG's screens in their higher end devices. They are rather fragile, as any screen tends to be, but if there was a flaw with their panels, I'd say they are a little too fragile. Outside of that, I absolutely love this monitor.

    Oct 09, 2020 18:36
  • Review by Caleb, 10 out of 10
    Great performance and appearance

    The extra wide aspect ratio is great for an immersive gaming experience. The colors look great from most angles. The ultra fast refresh rate and low input lag have helped my COD game quite a bit. The only downside it that there is NO RGB... if you care about that stuff lol

    Aug 01, 2020 21:43
  • Review by EliasIann, 4 out of 10
    Very Small and Narrow. Too expensive.

    I didn’t keep this monitor because of its price. This would be a great monitor if it cost around $500-$600. I also didn’t like the bezels because they are thick, the monitor doest get too bright either, compare to my LG 32 UltraFine 4K. If you have a 32 inch monitor, this monitor will feel small for you. This is basically a 27 inch monitor slightly wider. You do lose a massive vertical real state. Its around 2 inches shorter. The 1ms is basically useless, since it introduces inverse ghosting and this is very distracting. This monitor lack of speakers.

    The monitor is very fast at 144hz everything feels buttery smooth, the stand feels really premium and sturdy. The software has tons of features and customizability, the crosshair is very useful. I like how organize are the settings on the monitor, and that I can adjust everything even the hue and saturation of each color, select multiple gama profiles, color profiles, etc.

    Aug 10, 2020 03:08
  • Review by Iszack, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor, one of the best out there.

    WOW, I was using 2x Dell 27" 1440p 144hrt monitors and this one blows them away. Much better color, supports HDR, 160hrtz. Love this monitor, use a monitor mount gets rid of those feet that stick way out onto your desk.

    Dec 09, 2020 12:23
  • 9.2score
    Viotek - GNV29CB Ultrawide Curved 29-Inch 120Hz Gaming Monitor - 3-Year Warranty (HDMI, Display Port)
    Description

    VIOTEK returns with an all-in-one solution for gamers, creators and productivity enthusiasts. Beautiful image quality, game-winning features and top-notch color accuracy. That's the promise of the GNV29CB, an ultrawide 29-inch curved gaming monitor. The GNV29CB is a compact display that delivers an UWFHD 2560x1080p monitor resolution with a 21:9 monitor aspect ratio. Its 120hz monitor max refresh rate gives you video fluidity that's great for video conferencing, casual gaming and T.V. binging. The VA panel pushes 16.7 million colors with a 107% sRGB color gamut. So colors are truer to life and the 3000:1 contrast ratio (1M:1 DCR) means you get inky blacks; bright whites; and RGBs that are vivid and rich. Its super-tight 1200R curvature creates a more immersive experience. In games that natively support a 21:9 aspect ratio, this desktop monitor reveals more of the content without a lot of head/eye movement. AMD FreeSync with low-framerate compensation (LFC) minimizes image distortion on high-octane games, incl. ghosting and stuttering. Even if the refresh rate drops below 48Hz, you’re covered. (Also works with G-SYNC.) GAMEPLUS crosshairs helps make ever shot a bullseye. And the user-activated FPS/RTS display optimization brings out the extra detail in the shadows. Its 4ms (GTG) overdrive response time adds rapid-fire speed into the mix. Two HDMI ports (HDMI 1.4 & HDMI 2.0). One DisplayPort 1.2. One 3.5mm audio out. Plenty of options to connect to the devices you want. And with 75x75 VESA, you can mount the GNV29CB to a wall or attach it to a VESA monitor mount. The ultrawide 21:9 gives you more real estate, while the low-bezel frame takes up less desk space. Picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture (PBP) gives you even more options for working smarter. You'll also get the best-in-market dead pixel policy and 3-year limited warranty, backed by an American company. Need assistance? Our expert customer service is available via chat, email or phone.

    5 Features
  • ULTRAWIDE 21:9 MONITOR: The full-hd monitor resolution (2560x1080p) delivers pixels packed with detail and brilliant colors with a 107% sRGB color gamut for high color accuracy. And the ultrawide screen real estate gives you more room to enhance productivity.
  • GAME-READY 120HZ MONITOR: The fast refresh rate means smoother video transitions with zero dropped frames. Perfect for movies and video conferencing. Easier on the eyes, the higher refresh rates help reduce eyestrain during extended use.
  • ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION: Work. Play. Create. Experience. From the true cinema-quality multimedia display to the dual-input PIP/PBP integrated productivity tools. This compact desktop monitor works for entrepreneurs, casual gamers and content creators alike.
  • VIOTEK GAMING SUITE: Smooth gameplay. Optimized colors. Sure-shot targeting. We know what it takes to play and win. That’s why we give players all the tools needed to play harder and better: AMD FreeSync, FPS/RTS optimization, GAMEPLUS crosshairs.
  • SUPER-CURVED & FULLY IMMERSIVE: The tighter 1200R monitor curvature adds comfort to your daily viewing and contributes to a greater sense of immersion and realism to games and movies. The result? A more enjoyable viewing/gaming experience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Julia, 10 out of 10
    Monitor

    I love it! Graphics are amazing as well! I got my monitor without a scratch.

    Jan 24, 2021 06:42
  • Review by Awsomemonitor, 10 out of 10
    Screen monitor

    My son love it!! Awsome quality! I recommended %100

    May 14, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Wilbert, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    I love this monitor is very good for faming, I like it

    Jan 26, 2021 00:11
  • Review by Lewis, 10 out of 10
    Great WFH Monitor, Price is fantastic.

    I work from home. Recently, I have had to add a second laptop to my desk, eliminating my dual monitor setup. I bought this to replace the dual monitors. So far so good. Unboxing impressions.

    1) Very well packaged. The manufacturer went to great lengths to prevent damage.

    2) The setup was simple. The stand goes together with two screws. Easy peasy.

    3) Port access is tough. You have to remove a panel to get to it easily. The panel adds nothing because it is behind the monitor. Why have it at all?

    4) Picture quality is good with HDMI and display port. Display port is a bit sharper, but HDMI works well too.

    All told it seems to do everything I need. If you are WFH and need more screen real estate, this is a great choice. For $250, it is a no-brainer.

    Nov 01, 2021 21:26
  • Review by Good, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor, no audio output

    I was mostly looking for a quality monitor, which this happens to be. I would say the only negative thing about this monitor is that it does not have an audio output on it. Therefore, you are going to be forced to use some sort of headphone jack to hear any sort of audio from it. Other than that, if you are fine with not being able to hear anything from the monitor itself it is a great purchase and it is a great size as well .

    Sep 24, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Keith, 10 out of 10
    perfect

    love the overall quality of this monitor. exactly was i was looking for.

    i would recommend to anyone.

    Sep 22, 2020 19:58
  • Review by MacGyverDood, 10 out of 10
    Dang, It's wider than I expected.

    This monitor is so wide you can the curvature of the earth much to the dismay of The Flat Earth Society. Here in normal people land we buy things like this to immerse ourselves in wide view.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Computergeek, 10 out of 10
    Viotek - GNV29CB Ultrawide Curved 29-Inch 120Hz Ga

    The clarity on this computer is great. It meets all my expectations. I love it so much that I'm purchasing a second.

    Oct 25, 2021 23:28
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - T55 Series 32" LED 1000R Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Dark Gray/Blue
    Description

    Experience immersive gaming with this 32-inch Samsung 1000R curved FHD monitor. AMD FreeSync technology eliminates screen tearing for smooth on-screen action, while the flicker-free design protects your eyes in the heat of battle. This Samsung 1000R curved FHD monitor features a compact design with a borderless display for a refined, modern look.

    10 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort inputs: Let you connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 5-watt built-in speakers: For enhanced audio.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HollyDarkness, 8 out of 10
    nice monitor but it's hard to tilt

    Pros: the monitor has perfect curve, brilliant colors, beautiful HD pictures, and it's very nice for watching movies, just as expected from a famous TV maker, Samsung.

    Cons: This is why I give it only 4 stars.

    1/ I'm totally OK with one-button control but please do NOT make the button completely look like a SCREW. I had thought it was a LOOSE screw until I tried to tighten it and found out it is actually the control + power button. (I know how ridiculous I was)

    2/ poor instruction guide: the instruction to install the base & stand is fine but the guide has no instructions of how to tilt the monitor (I'm going to show you right below).

    The 2 cons are easy for Samsung to fix, not major issues but I believe half of the buyers are very disappointed when they can not tilt the display.

    I've seen a lot of buyers complaining about that the monitor can NOT tilt and the stand is NOT strong enough. After using it for 2 weeks, I can confidently confirm:

    1/ the stand is completely fine if you can find a small screw under the stand and tighten it hard enough while connecting the stand and the base (3rd step in the quick installation)

    2/ this monitor CAN tilt, but you need to do in a proper way. This is how:

    - One hand with all 5 fingers HOLDS firmly the bottom edge (clench it, do NOT gently touch it).

    - The other hand holds the top edge.

    - Have someone help you push down the base if you can't do it yourself since both of your hands are already busy.

    - Now you can pull the bottom edge forward and push the top edge backward at the same time while your helper is still holding down the base. It's quite hard to tilt it the first time. See the picture for the 3 directions of forces exerted on the monitor.

    - Tips: you can not tilt this monitor if you're afraid to break it like I was, then you can go to any Best Buy store, and practice on the similar model T55 Samsung monitor displayed in store (24' or 27' is OK). This was how I figured out the way to tilt it.

    Good luck and hope you can enjoy this nice curve monitor.

    Nov 03, 2020 02:49
  • Review by James, 2 out of 10
    Bad customer support

    BAD DEAL - Great monitor for 3 months. Then monitor cracked at turn on. Nothing was touching the monitor when it cracked but Samsung wouldn't honor the 3 year warranty. Very disappointed in Samsung's customer support. Will not be buying Samsung in the future.

    Oct 15, 2020 14:27
  • Review by Kiki0304, 10 out of 10
    Great for multi-tasking

    It's been a month now and so far I've had 0 issues.

    Purchased this monitor for my home office set up. The 32" really helps with multi-tasking.

    I thought I'd need to buy separate speakers, but it does the job.

    I don't use this monitor to watch movies or play games so I can't comment on the refresh rate.

    Overall, my "best buy" and would recommend this monitor to others, at least for professional use.

    Jun 27, 2020 20:37
  • Review by Manny, 10 out of 10
    Great for multiple monitor work stations

    We were skeptical at first on the curve but, after having a curved TV, we gave these monitors a chance and set up two of them together. The curvature gives you a very comfortable line of sight to rotate your head with and helps your eyes from having to wonder to far. Maybe not a big deal for most but, if you have multiple windows open that you have to alternate to work on, these monitors make it much easier and time efficient when you're in a rush.

    Jun 19, 2021 10:17
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Curved Monitor

    This is a perfect curve monitor and fit to my desk. I feel comfortable when I watch the screen

    Nov 10, 2021 07:42
  • Review by Rick, 10 out of 10
    Improved my work life completely

    This monitor replaced what I thought was an adequate-sized unit. This makes a huge difference in my posture and ability to read details. Excellent product

    Aug 14, 2020 20:48
  • Review by emma, 10 out of 10
    so worth the money

    amazing to use for work as a main monitor. i get compliments on it all the time!!

    Oct 22, 2021 16:09
  • Review by Runnerinca, 8 out of 10
    Not a bad product

    Tilts down all the time. Does not stay where it needs to be. Other then that works fine and gets the job done.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:07
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - Odyssey G5 32" LED Curved WQHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR (HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Introducing the G57 Odyssey’s high performance line-up of Full HD and Quad HD curved gaming monitors. The G57 range hosts a variety of next level performance and visual upgrades at a fantastic value, allowing gamers to pick and choose the model that’s right for the games they love to play.

    6 Features
  • Unmatched Immersion: Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain.
  • Stunning WQHD: Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action.
  • Express 144hz Refresh Rate: More than double your potential frame production, with the Odyssey G5. With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen.
  • Lightning Fast 1ms Response Times: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving information as fast as technologically possible.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly
  • Truly realistic HDRAwe-inspiring graphics with HDR10: A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before. Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites, and outstandingly detailed resolution.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ILOVESAMSUNG, 10 out of 10
    Made my Christmas!! I bought for myself lol

    Best monitor on the market!! Amazing everything,,despite what other monitor's are claiming everyone knows pic quality is everything! RESOLUTION!! 1440P ,144HZ, SAMSUNG!!

    What more could I ask for and its HUGE/CURVED!!

    Dec 29, 2020 10:20
  • Review by MrCowAndCrow, 8 out of 10
    Dead Pixel Good Monitor

    Got This New. Sad To Have Dead Pixel On Top Right. Not Worth The Hassle Of Replacement Or Return.

    My First Curved Monitor. I Do Want To Note That As A Curved Monitor I Find That It Looks Strange When Strafing In Games. This Is Inherent In Curved Monitors.

    Do Make Sure That Your Monitor Is Of Quality You Deem Fit. There May Be Dead Pixels In A Worse Place Than Mine.

    Jun 25, 2021 19:19
  • Review by Trent, 10 out of 10
    Nothing to complain about

    I mean I don’t have any complaints. I was skeptical about purchasing it because of the reviews about the screen not being bright enough, but this screen is brighter than my AOC curved 1080p 144hz monitor, so this monitor is great for me. The picture is crystal clear and took a while to get used to the extra 8 inches of screen size over my 24”, but I’ve established that I can use both monitors, one for FPS/comp and this odyssey for casual, more textured and beautiful games like WoW or Valhalla or just RPGs in general. The stock stand is definitely short though. Get a vesa desk or wall mount for sure.

    Apr 30, 2021 16:34
  • Review by CapnCorgibutt, 8 out of 10
    Awesome monitor with some nit picks

    I want to give this monitor 5 stars but there are some issues with it.

    First I am having issues upgrading the firmware via the USB port. I tried several different usb sticks but nothing worked. It might be a faulty USB port and I found out about it when I can no longer return it.

    Second I feel like the picture quality is not the best but I do know if I want the best picture quality I have to pay several hundreds more and get the G7.

    Third I hate the fake speaker look towards the bottom. Yes I get it, it's a "Gaming" monitor but they serve no purpose and they don't look good. You can live with it.

    The positives:

    Price is very good for 32 inches with 144hz! 144hz is a game changer! Even just with regular computer use. I can't seem to go back to 60hz.

    No dead pixels or dirty screen on my unit. Everything seems to be tip top (Apart from the allegedly faulty usb port).

    I recommend this if you are looking for a $3-400 32inch 144hz gaming monitor.

    Apr 02, 2021 15:49
  • Review by wage20, 10 out of 10
    Great Monitor!

    Size is great! Latest specs for this price is a perfect!

    May 21, 2021 19:10
  • Review by Salbert, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Quality

    This is the best monitor I've owned to date. I still don't understand all of the settings and Freesync compares with Gsync, but the image quality has dramatically improved and I love being able to have more screen real estate. Most games have improved with the exception of Escape from Tarkov. I never used to buffer or lag, but it's not going great with this monitor. I've tweaked the game settings and monitor settings, so I think it's an issue with Tarkov. I've got a 3070 and Ryzen 9 3950, so processing power should be an issue at all.

    Oct 19, 2021 11:08
  • Review by RachaelG, 10 out of 10
    Good for the price

    Purchased for my new life working from home. I've had two monitors at work for years, but shortly before I switched to remote work I was in a conference room with a large curved monitor and I HAD TO HAVE ONE. It is so much better not to have the split down the middle. I wish this monitor was wider and shorter, but I still love it and have had no issues in the past month using it. For the price, it is as close as I was getting to what I wanted.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:32
  • Review by Kevo86, 10 out of 10
    Best budget monitor

    Best budget monitor in the market, great monitor for Xbox series x and Ps5

    Dec 15, 2020 07:15
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - G97T Series 49" Class 1000R Curved Gaming Monitor - Black
    Description

    At 49”, and arced to match the curvature of the human eye, the G9 marries unmatched immersion, with unbelievable performance, pixel perfect image quality and incredible visual design.

    9 Features
  • Samsung’s largest 1000R gaming monitor: Get your head in the game with the 49 inch Odyssey G9, which matches the curve of the human eye, for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain. With the screen space of two 27” panels, you can truly take command on the battlefield.
  • Cutting Edge QLED Technology: From deepest blacks to vivid colors, Samsung QLED ensures pixel perfect picture quality with every frame.
  • Unparalleled Depth, with HDR 1000: See your games as they were meant to be seen, with Samsung HDR 1000. Bring unrivalled depth to every world you choose to explore, and experience insane levels of detail in every scene.
  • Dual QHD display: The gaming world of your imagination made real. The 49-inch DQHD resolution brings you a display as wide as two QHD monitors sitting side by side, with incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a more encompassing view with maximum space to take in all the action.
  • Infinity Core Lighting: Customize your Odyssey with distinct core color customization, allowing you to match your monitor with the rest of your gaming setup.
  • Rapid 240hz Refresh Rate: Topping leaderboards never looked or felt so smooth. With Odyssey’s rapid 240hz refresh rate, you have up to four times as many frames displayed on screen every second compared to a traditional screen.
  • Lightning Fast 1ms Response Times: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or our enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving information as fast as technologically possible.
  • Full G-Sync and FreeSync: Premium Pro Support Dropping frames means dropping chances to put your enemy in the dirt. With G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro support, Odyssey matches every frame from your graphics card, so you’re never caught short from moment to moment.
  • See it all on one screen(mp4): For worlds of gaming and more. The 49-inch super ultra-wide curved panel's 32:9 aspect ratio keeps games alive—even when you need to pause the game.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Tighe, 10 out of 10
    The zero compromise monitor, but...

    This monitor looks amazing! I love it. There it is not without it's issues though. First, there is an issue with flickering when G-Sync is enabled. This goes away if you disable G-sync. What seems to trigger it are medium gray colors. I believe this to be an issue with Nvidia's GPU drivers (I am using a 3090FE). Also, Nvidia has messed up Display Stream Compression in it's latest drivers so you cannot go to 240hz refresh with the current drivers, You have to use Nvidia's driver version 456.98 to enable 240hz mode. Lastly, there are now adjustable monitor arms that can support the weight of this monitor as it is curved, the one I bought even though I tightened the tilt bolt all the way would still sag. I ended up using a steel pin though the hinge to stop the sag. If you are planning on using the included stand or using a wall mount you will be fine.

    Apr 20, 2021 08:01
  • Review by skygunner27, 10 out of 10
    Incredible!

    This is absolutely the best gaming monitor available! It checks all the boxes. This is exactly the same monitor, as the G9 Odyssey with the previous problems fixed. If you buy it, make sure you update to at least firmware 1007.1(latest as of 11/2020)

    Nov 15, 2020 16:53
  • Review by Beast, 10 out of 10
    Awesome piece of kit

    Absolute beast of a monitor, picture is incredible and the curve takes a bit of getting used to but it doesn't take long.

    Monitor does get warm (it's huge so no surprise) I grabbed a USB fan which I keep on and aimed at the unit to keep it cooler.

    No big issue just something to be aware of.

    It is super fast and crisp at all speeds and the g-sync compatability works well.

    All in all this thing is incredible but make sure you have the desk space for it, pictures do not do it justice. It is Massive!

    Feb 26, 2021 19:46
  • Review by DigitalFusion, 8 out of 10
    This is NOT the G97T

    I ordered this as the G97 is supposed to be the updated 'business' version of the G95 with most of the issues corrected. I am hoping that perhaps they have ironed out the quality control issues, and this G95 will not be troublesome, even though it did arrive with one dead pixel.

    The chat support was utterly worthless on this issue.

    Feb 06, 2021 14:29
  • Review by Xilberto, 10 out of 10
    240hz

    Awesome monitor....the 240hz is the first un the market. A little too hot when you are working near to the monitor...but overall great buy.

    Jun 11, 2021 20:10
  • Review by LeOeD, 10 out of 10
    I'm in love

    Amazing monitor, i get fully immersed in my gaming sessions. I doubt I can ever go back to a 16:9 monitor

    I highly recommend this Monitor!!!!

    May 28, 2021 16:26
  • Review by Randi, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    This monitor is completely worth the price. Absolutely amazing picture quality

    Jul 16, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Jeff, 2 out of 10
    It was love at first site, but it didn't last...

    Samsung censored my last review on their site, so I'll leave this with BestBuy instead. Quality control is very obviously lacking on these displays. Against all public recommendations (Reddit, Google, etc.) gave this monitor a try only for it to let me down. Great looking piece of equipment and I would have loved for it to have worked, but my first interaction with it is a defective display and Samsung support does not recommend using the 1008 firmware (which fixes 240hz mode with 30 series Nvidia cards) even though this G97T monitor ships with G95T firmware. (Samsung doesn't update the G97T specific firmware for some reason). I would stay away from this display unless you want to go through several returns finding a decent one and are willing to troubleshoot the display driver and Nvidia compatibility on your own.

    Feb 14, 2021 12:43
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - T55 Series 32" LED 1000R Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Dark Gray/Blue
    Description

    Experience immersive gaming with this 32-inch Samsung 1000R curved FHD monitor. AMD FreeSync technology eliminates screen tearing for smooth on-screen action, while the flicker-free design protects your eyes in the heat of battle. This Samsung 1000R curved FHD monitor features a compact design with a borderless display for a refined, modern look.

    10 Features
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution: High resolutions that deliver a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 75 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 32" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • FreeSync Technology: Adaptive synchronization technology that matches the frame rate of the monitor to any compatible AMD graphics card.
  • HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort inputs: Let you connect both digital and analog devices.
  • 5-watt built-in speakers: For enhanced audio.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Ensures images are clear and can be seen across the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HollyDarkness, 8 out of 10
    nice monitor but it's hard to tilt

    Pros: the monitor has perfect curve, brilliant colors, beautiful HD pictures, and it's very nice for watching movies, just as expected from a famous TV maker, Samsung.

    Cons: This is why I give it only 4 stars.

    1/ I'm totally OK with one-button control but please do NOT make the button completely look like a SCREW. I had thought it was a LOOSE screw until I tried to tighten it and found out it is actually the control + power button. (I know how ridiculous I was)

    2/ poor instruction guide: the instruction to install the base & stand is fine but the guide has no instructions of how to tilt the monitor (I'm going to show you right below).

    The 2 cons are easy for Samsung to fix, not major issues but I believe half of the buyers are very disappointed when they can not tilt the display.

    I've seen a lot of buyers complaining about that the monitor can NOT tilt and the stand is NOT strong enough. After using it for 2 weeks, I can confidently confirm:

    1/ the stand is completely fine if you can find a small screw under the stand and tighten it hard enough while connecting the stand and the base (3rd step in the quick installation)

    2/ this monitor CAN tilt, but you need to do in a proper way. This is how:

    - One hand with all 5 fingers HOLDS firmly the bottom edge (clench it, do NOT gently touch it).

    - The other hand holds the top edge.

    - Have someone help you push down the base if you can't do it yourself since both of your hands are already busy.

    - Now you can pull the bottom edge forward and push the top edge backward at the same time while your helper is still holding down the base. It's quite hard to tilt it the first time. See the picture for the 3 directions of forces exerted on the monitor.

    - Tips: you can not tilt this monitor if you're afraid to break it like I was, then you can go to any Best Buy store, and practice on the similar model T55 Samsung monitor displayed in store (24' or 27' is OK). This was how I figured out the way to tilt it.

    Good luck and hope you can enjoy this nice curve monitor.

    Nov 03, 2020 02:49
  • Review by James, 2 out of 10
    Bad customer support

    BAD DEAL - Great monitor for 3 months. Then monitor cracked at turn on. Nothing was touching the monitor when it cracked but Samsung wouldn't honor the 3 year warranty. Very disappointed in Samsung's customer support. Will not be buying Samsung in the future.

    Oct 15, 2020 14:27
  • Review by Kiki0304, 10 out of 10
    Great for multi-tasking

    It's been a month now and so far I've had 0 issues.

    Purchased this monitor for my home office set up. The 32" really helps with multi-tasking.

    I thought I'd need to buy separate speakers, but it does the job.

    I don't use this monitor to watch movies or play games so I can't comment on the refresh rate.

    Overall, my "best buy" and would recommend this monitor to others, at least for professional use.

    Jun 27, 2020 20:37
  • Review by Manny, 10 out of 10
    Great for multiple monitor work stations

    We were skeptical at first on the curve but, after having a curved TV, we gave these monitors a chance and set up two of them together. The curvature gives you a very comfortable line of sight to rotate your head with and helps your eyes from having to wonder to far. Maybe not a big deal for most but, if you have multiple windows open that you have to alternate to work on, these monitors make it much easier and time efficient when you're in a rush.

    Jun 19, 2021 10:17
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Curved Monitor

    This is a perfect curve monitor and fit to my desk. I feel comfortable when I watch the screen

    Nov 10, 2021 07:42
  • Review by Rick, 10 out of 10
    Improved my work life completely

    This monitor replaced what I thought was an adequate-sized unit. This makes a huge difference in my posture and ability to read details. Excellent product

    Aug 14, 2020 20:48
  • Review by emma, 10 out of 10
    so worth the money

    amazing to use for work as a main monitor. i get compliments on it all the time!!

    Oct 22, 2021 16:09
  • Review by Runnerinca, 8 out of 10
    Not a bad product

    Tilts down all the time. Does not stay where it needs to be. Other then that works fine and gets the job done.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:07
  • 9.0score
    Viotek - GNV29CB Ultrawide Curved 29-Inch 120Hz Gaming Monitor - 3-Year Warranty (HDMI, Display Port)
    Description

    VIOTEK returns with an all-in-one solution for gamers, creators and productivity enthusiasts. Beautiful image quality, game-winning features and top-notch color accuracy. That's the promise of the GNV29CB, an ultrawide 29-inch curved gaming monitor. The GNV29CB is a compact display that delivers an UWFHD 2560x1080p monitor resolution with a 21:9 monitor aspect ratio. Its 120hz monitor max refresh rate gives you video fluidity that's great for video conferencing, casual gaming and T.V. binging. The VA panel pushes 16.7 million colors with a 107% sRGB color gamut. So colors are truer to life and the 3000:1 contrast ratio (1M:1 DCR) means you get inky blacks; bright whites; and RGBs that are vivid and rich. Its super-tight 1200R curvature creates a more immersive experience. In games that natively support a 21:9 aspect ratio, this desktop monitor reveals more of the content without a lot of head/eye movement. AMD FreeSync with low-framerate compensation (LFC) minimizes image distortion on high-octane games, incl. ghosting and stuttering. Even if the refresh rate drops below 48Hz, you’re covered. (Also works with G-SYNC.) GAMEPLUS crosshairs helps make ever shot a bullseye. And the user-activated FPS/RTS display optimization brings out the extra detail in the shadows. Its 4ms (GTG) overdrive response time adds rapid-fire speed into the mix. Two HDMI ports (HDMI 1.4 & HDMI 2.0). One DisplayPort 1.2. One 3.5mm audio out. Plenty of options to connect to the devices you want. And with 75x75 VESA, you can mount the GNV29CB to a wall or attach it to a VESA monitor mount. The ultrawide 21:9 gives you more real estate, while the low-bezel frame takes up less desk space. Picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture (PBP) gives you even more options for working smarter. You'll also get the best-in-market dead pixel policy and 3-year limited warranty, backed by an American company. Need assistance? Our expert customer service is available via chat, email or phone.

    5 Features
  • ULTRAWIDE 21:9 MONITOR: The full-hd monitor resolution (2560x1080p) delivers pixels packed with detail and brilliant colors with a 107% sRGB color gamut for high color accuracy. And the ultrawide screen real estate gives you more room to enhance productivity.
  • GAME-READY 120HZ MONITOR: The fast refresh rate means smoother video transitions with zero dropped frames. Perfect for movies and video conferencing. Easier on the eyes, the higher refresh rates help reduce eyestrain during extended use.
  • ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION: Work. Play. Create. Experience. From the true cinema-quality multimedia display to the dual-input PIP/PBP integrated productivity tools. This compact desktop monitor works for entrepreneurs, casual gamers and content creators alike.
  • VIOTEK GAMING SUITE: Smooth gameplay. Optimized colors. Sure-shot targeting. We know what it takes to play and win. That’s why we give players all the tools needed to play harder and better: AMD FreeSync, FPS/RTS optimization, GAMEPLUS crosshairs.
  • SUPER-CURVED & FULLY IMMERSIVE: The tighter 1200R monitor curvature adds comfort to your daily viewing and contributes to a greater sense of immersion and realism to games and movies. The result? A more enjoyable viewing/gaming experience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Julia, 10 out of 10
    Monitor

    I love it! Graphics are amazing as well! I got my monitor without a scratch.

    Jan 24, 2021 06:42
  • Review by Awsomemonitor, 10 out of 10
    Screen monitor

    My son love it!! Awsome quality! I recommended %100

    May 14, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Wilbert, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    I love this monitor is very good for faming, I like it

    Jan 26, 2021 00:11
  • Review by Lewis, 10 out of 10
    Great WFH Monitor, Price is fantastic.

    I work from home. Recently, I have had to add a second laptop to my desk, eliminating my dual monitor setup. I bought this to replace the dual monitors. So far so good. Unboxing impressions.

    1) Very well packaged. The manufacturer went to great lengths to prevent damage.

    2) The setup was simple. The stand goes together with two screws. Easy peasy.

    3) Port access is tough. You have to remove a panel to get to it easily. The panel adds nothing because it is behind the monitor. Why have it at all?

    4) Picture quality is good with HDMI and display port. Display port is a bit sharper, but HDMI works well too.

    All told it seems to do everything I need. If you are WFH and need more screen real estate, this is a great choice. For $250, it is a no-brainer.

    Nov 01, 2021 21:26
  • Review by Good, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor, no audio output

    I was mostly looking for a quality monitor, which this happens to be. I would say the only negative thing about this monitor is that it does not have an audio output on it. Therefore, you are going to be forced to use some sort of headphone jack to hear any sort of audio from it. Other than that, if you are fine with not being able to hear anything from the monitor itself it is a great purchase and it is a great size as well .

    Sep 24, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Keith, 10 out of 10
    perfect

    love the overall quality of this monitor. exactly was i was looking for.

    i would recommend to anyone.

    Sep 22, 2020 19:58
  • Review by MacGyverDood, 10 out of 10
    Dang, It's wider than I expected.

    This monitor is so wide you can the curvature of the earth much to the dismay of The Flat Earth Society. Here in normal people land we buy things like this to immerse ourselves in wide view.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Computergeek, 10 out of 10
    Viotek - GNV29CB Ultrawide Curved 29-Inch 120Hz Ga

    The clarity on this computer is great. It meets all my expectations. I love it so much that I'm purchasing a second.

    Oct 25, 2021 23:28
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - CHG9 Series C49HG90DMN 49" HDR LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor (DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, USB) - Matte dark blue black
    Description

    Enhance your gaming experience with this 49-inch Samsung curved gaming monitor. Quantum Dot technology delivers 1 billion shades of color with extra deep blacks and a black equalizer to let you see what's lurking in every corner. The superfast response time of this Samsung curved gaming monitor reduces motion blur to support your play.

    8 Features
  • 3840 x 1080 resolution: Delivers a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 144 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 49" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • 2 HDMI and Mini DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports: Allow you to connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bmealer, 10 out of 10
    GREAT for productivity!

    I purchased this for my home office. I don't game much anymore and haven't tried this monitor for this yet. Though, my teenage son is drooling over the opportunity! I've been using the monitor now for about a month and the experience has been wonderful

    I work with a lot of large spreadsheets consisting of a lot of columns. Excel is AMAZING with a monitor this wide. I also do a lot of multitasking and keep a lot of applications open throughout the day. I am able to see a lot of things going on at once when I don't have the screen filled with a spreadsheet.

    I would recommend getting a good monitor arm. First, you must have a pretty deep desk as the monitor legs will take up quite a bit of desk space. Because the monitor is large and 1080 resolution, your font is not small, which allows you to push the monitor back a good way and still be able to see it well. A monitor arm will give you much more space and allows the monitor to hoover over the desk.

    I put a lot of research into finding an arm strong enough to hold up a monitor that weighs nearly 30 pounds without the stand. I was able to purchase the Loctek D7L Heavy-duty Monitor Arm. It is rated up to 33 pounds and does a good job of keeping this monitor supported. It was the cheapest monitor arm I could find that would support the weight.

    I find the monitor to be a premium device. Some argue that a higher resolution would be better. However, I still prefer the 1080 resolution for work productivity so that I am not straining my eyes looking at small text all day. The text isn't huge either...it's just right in my opinion.

    This monitor is simply impressive. It makes time spent at the computer very enjoyable....especially if you like to multitask.

    May 08, 2020 20:40
  • Review by HalfAMind, 8 out of 10
    Small - Thin - Wide screen monitor.

    This is my first curved monitor. I used this with a HP pavilion laptop. It seems that the laptop can not go as wide in the settings to display it correctly. It will display in zoomed mode only. I tested this on a Nintendo switch and was surprised that it was able to fit the screen automatically. However it did have a foggy image to it. No to bad at all so it’s not going to be to much of a distraction. But if your looking for image Quality you will find it and be annoyed by it.

    I have yet to test this on my new pc so this image thing might be caused by the Nintendo switch itself. It’s unclear right now as my ox is not here yet. I like it but the only few things that really just tick me off about it is the cords there’s to many cords this comes with. I have them all plugged in to the monitor but there not in use. Only the power and the speaker port are being used right now. Anyway the cherry that makes me hate it is the was the ports were made. Unless you plug everything your going to plug into it straight out of the box your going to find yourself in frustration when you want to plug more stuff in later as the plugs are upside down under the screen. And the cord arrangement needs to be reopened to store your newly added cords. It comes with a small mounting plate but I wouldn’t mount this on the wall at all. At this price anyway. It would of been nice if it came with a installed camera but I like that it didn’t in the end. I added my own. I tried using a yeti mic on this screen nothing happen. My mix never detected it was plugged into anything and obs didn’t detect it as well. So for further testing I’m waiting on my ox to get here. It does have a few marks on the screen but are not very noticeable unless your really looking for these. It should have a light in the back but I can never see that while using it so I won’t be reviewing that at all here. The stand kinda takes most of the space under the screen. I think they need to design a newer stand for it but it is solid for now. As long as you don’t move it a lot I think it should be fine. Other than that I would say keep your box. If you move you’ll need a box that fits this.

    Oct 10, 2021 23:11
  • Review by ProductiveinIdaho, 10 out of 10
    The ultimate monitor

    I LOVE this monitor! I purchased two of these for our home office that hubby and I share. When I hook up my laptop to it I have the potential of using the equivalent of four monitors...what! My productivity has increased tremendously. And when I really want to focus on something (especially creative designs) I can scale my windows to be larger and still have two monitors.

    I highly recommend these if you have the space. I was worried at first that it would be too large but that fear went away as soon as I sat in front of it to work. I know it is designed for gaming and I do not game but it definitely has upscale my home office.

    Jul 11, 2020 08:16
  • Review by Gray, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Monitor. Very Immersive!

    I love this monitor. I tried 3 27" msi's to game on and it got old. Too wide and the bezels between the screen was ok. I then went to a 32" 1440p monitor. It is and still is fantastic, but i wanted something more to emerge inside my games. This monitor is great! It is 1080p, but it doesn't take as much to put the fps. I have a 2080 super can i get around 130 fps. Not all games support it, but a lot do. Destiny 2, Hitman, Avengers, Far Cry 5. The settings are easy to navigate too with the little thumb stick on the bottom.

    Oct 15, 2020 12:45
  • Review by Flashy384, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming monitor

    It’s a fantastic gaming monitor. The large 49” super wide curved screen gives you a sense of being totally emerged while gaming. I have my monitor mounted on a Loctek Heavy Duty mount to give me a better ergonomic eye-level while gaming so I’m not super close to the monitor and adds additional desk space. Overall, it’s a great gaming monitor.

    May 06, 2020 12:44
  • Review by PUNKYD, 10 out of 10
    Great replacement for 3 monitors

    I’ve been eyeing on this earlier this year. Pulled the trigger 3 months later after an extensive research and comparison of different brands. You can connect 2 video sources for 60hz each or just a single one for 120hz.

    Theough it is expensive, I am very satisfied with this purchase and have been using the ultrawide view and acreen/window partitioning.

    May 29, 2020 18:46
  • Review by RickGood, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Monitor

    It's an impressive 49’ monitor that can be used as two 27’, I use my Mac Mini connected on screen one and my game PC connected on screen 2. Sometimes I play using the entire screen It's fantastic, and I love this.

    Jun 12, 2020 20:01
  • Review by TroyD, 8 out of 10
    Magnificent

    The monitor is awesome for both gaming and work. instead of using multiple monitors the CHG9 becomes my workhorse. the only issue is that you have to download the EasySettingBox to get the snap to window function. Unfortunately for me, it conflicts with some of my work software. All-in-all, simply a great monitor.

    Aug 05, 2019 07:45
  • 9.0score
    40
    LG
    LG - 38” UltraWide Curved WQHD+ IPS HDR10 Monitor (HDMI) - Black
    Description

    38” UltraWide Curved WQHD

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Serg777, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor with very nice resolution for 48"

    I like everything in this insane curved monitor -design,size,price,colorful display, adjustable stand. I bought for work and I think for game it will work also.

    Aug 04, 2020 21:30
  • Review by amitraj7, 10 out of 10
    Great value multi use ultra wide monitor!

    Great ultra wide screen monitor, have been using this for over a month and so far it has been working flawlessly. The ultra wide screen really helps with the office work by opening two application windows side by side without any black strip if two monitor frame.

    Also the response time is good for office work, will not suggest this for competitive gaming but for office work and light YouTube and movie watching this is great!

    Also the screen really shine while watching 21:9 aspect ratio movies. This gives a really immersive experience. HDR10 is an added feature but don’t expect brightness as current generation LED or OLED TVs as the peak brightness is not high for this monitor.

    Two gripes I have about this monitor which can be deal breaker for some are the external power brick which takes space under the table and the input ports are not down facing rather then durecgly facing the back side which can be issue with space constraint setup.

    Finally the curvature of this screen is not bad as it’s not a wild curve but good for normal viewing!

    Nov 05, 2021 16:20
  • Review by KenBob, 10 out of 10
    Work at Home Monitor

    We bought this for my wife who has been working from home for almost a year now. She had been working off of two DELL monitors she got from her employer. They were hurting her eyes and giving her a headache. We bought this after I did a bunch of research into different monitors. At first she didn't want to get it because of the cost but decided to try it out. She loves it. The different ways you can split the screen allows her to do everything the two monitors allowed and more. Now she says she doesn't know how she will be able to go back to work without this monitor. The only bad thing about this monitor is LG's online support. They did not seem to have a user friendly website and the info in it wasn't up to date.

    Apr 26, 2021 13:03
  • Review by Andrew, 10 out of 10
    Still love this monitor

    Bought it last year during WFH. Around a year later it still works great with my MBP via USB-C to display port. Great productivity monitor!

    Oct 01, 2021 21:58
  • Review by Doug, 8 out of 10
    Good monitor if you need a lot of room to work

    Bought this for editing and works well with the wide screen.

    Nov 10, 2021 19:07
  • Review by LSUEngineer, 10 out of 10
    Great for working from home. Gaming not so much.

    Working from home is way easier with this extra wide curved screen. Love it! My kids didn’t like it for gaming which is actually a good thing for me but if you’re looking for a gaming monitor this one may not be for you. Something about the refresh rate.

    Apr 21, 2021 15:48
  • Review by CashBack, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Nice monitor. It is hard for me to go back to flat monitor after this one.

    Mar 29, 2021 17:47
  • Review by Troy, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    Great monitor, very happy. It is height adjustable but it sits a little too high at the lowest setting.

    Jan 23, 2021 05:01
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ROG Strix 49” Curved FHD 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort,HDMI,USB) - Black
    Description

    Immerse yourself in a multimedia experience with ASUS ROG Strix gaming monitor. The curved 49-inch display with a 3840 x 1080 resolution offers a wide-ranging view, and multiple HDR settings adjust to gaming or video creation. This ASUS ROG Strix gaming monitor features FreeSync 2 technology for enhanced contrast and brightness, and the 144Hz refresh rate delivers lag-free visuals.

    12 Features
  • HDR400 VESA Certified Display HDR technology: Ensures lifelike fidelity and striking color, so games and movies are seen exactly as the developer or filmmaker intended.
  • DFHD resolution: Delivers a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 4 ms response time: Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.
  • 144 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 49" antiglare LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • 2 HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports: Allow you to connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 450 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • ASUS GamePlus: Ensures impressive gaming performance with various features that allow you to check FPS and incorporates crosshairs and real-time refresh rate.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by skipy, 10 out of 10
    So far a good monitor

    Have only had it for a month and my opinion is that it's awesome. I am a flight simmer, cockpit soooo much bigger and along with TrackIR I can't say enough. Also nice to have several windows open like navigation maps and another maybe a tv show I missed. I have always trusted Asus products and this one I trust.

    Sep 25, 2020 16:30
  • Review by Julio, 10 out of 10
    Great for trading!

    This screen has been amazing on my daily trading I'm goin to 3 more. Money, money money!

    Apr 02, 2021 01:06
  • Review by Anonymous, 2 out of 10
    Horrible quality broke at 4 weeks

    Great big black spot appeared on my screen today. 4 weeks after purchase. Sits in my office behind a locked door! Extremely disappointed. Have appointment with Geek Swuad tomorrow praying they can repair or replace.

    Sep 10, 2021 18:29
  • Review by Hein, 10 out of 10
    Great ulta-wide monitor for gaming

    When I was looking to replace my 60Hz monitor, I was looking for something a bit bigger, still curved & that offered a 144Hz refresh rate... and boy did this monitor deliver!

    First off, it's huge. When I hoisted it onto my desk the first time, for a brief moment I thought it wasn't going to fit. That ticked the first box. As someone who doesn't enjoy the bezels on the tri-monitor setup, this is exactly what I wanted - a panel that fills my entire field of vision without arbitrary plastic lines in the way.

    Moving up to 144Hz was worth it as well. I never put much stock in the refresh rate, but I now appreciate why gamers aim for this 144 magic number. Everything feels so much more responsive & games look fantastic. If you are moving from a 60Hz panel, just remember to update your graphics settings to 144Hz in the OS to ensure you get the benefit.

    For general use this monitor makes multi-tasking a breeze. It's the size of 2 standard 27" monitors side-by-side & using the Windows shortcut Win+Left Arrow\Right Arrow, you can easily "dock" a window to fill 50% of either side of the screen. Again, without any pesky bezels in the way.

    Two minor criticisms I have, one of which is not under Asus's control:

    1) 4ms response time - this causes you to see just the faintest of ghosting on text when you're scrolling super fast, but honestly, I had to go looking for it to notice. I've not been able to definitively pick this up while gaming, only on text on high-contrast backgrounds. Certainly not an issue for me, but if you're looking for the ultimate crispness, you might consider looking at 1ms panels from Samsung or Dell.

    2) Ultra-wide support in games - I've come across some oddities in some games where the ultra-wide support is somewhat lacking. From cutscenes rendered in the center with black borders (understandable, if the cutscene was pre-rendered at a certain resolution), to UI elements sitting way off in the corners. Consider checking support for your games on ultra-wide before diving in. Some games do have excellent support though - The Division 2 "centers" the HUD off from the sides, making it easier to see without having to turn your head.

    In all I think it's an excellent monitor. Clocking in at a full $100 less than the comparable Samsung panel, it provides rich color fidelity, very good response times & loads of screen real estate to render stuff on. Would definitely recommend for gaming or for heavy workloads that require constant focus switching.

    Jul 17, 2020 20:34
  • Review by TechEfx, 10 out of 10
    Ergonomic Monitor

    Great for multi tasking but could use another 10" in height to optimize productivity. Setup instructions are concise and work extremely well. Product comes with machine screw risers for a mount. Power jack receptacle may be mislabeled; it has a USB icon next to it. Picture in Picture (PNP) may need the screen size settings adjusted on computers each time you switch set-ups.

    Nov 06, 2021 00:49
  • Review by Adam, 8 out of 10
    great except the button....

    This was my first ultra wide monitor, so be warned, it gets some taking used to. the two things I wish were better on this product are the refresh rate and what caused me to swear= the button. the single button is used for inputs, screen resolutions, profiles,etc. since you have to rock it side to side it was nearly impossible to seamlessly switch inputs. once i accidentally hit the "crosshairs" on and left it on as i didn't want to deal with toggling the button anymore. overll if you have space on your desk, it's well worth the money to get this monitor so you can see everything on one monitor.

    Aug 09, 2021 18:18
  • Review by Kronos, 10 out of 10
    ASUS STILL ON TOP

    Asus has always been one of my top three go-to companies for tech.

    [NO SPECIFIC ORDER]

    ASUS

    SAMSUNG

    LENOVO

    Even though this monitor is only a 1080p, it allows me to run multiple screens and switch back and forth seamlessly. This comes in handy for editing, file transfers, and whatever other task requires multiple monitors rather than cascading windows. It was reasonably priced for what it is and the OLED versions were not practical for my needs. It does take up some real estate on my desk but I have everything organized so that my workflow doesn't suffer. I would recommend this monitor as an entry to mid-level upgrade for those who do not want to run multiple smaller monitors but want that overall functionality.

    May 02, 2021 17:27
  • Review by techgeek2023, 10 out of 10
    Amazing monitor!

    Great for multitasking. Can easily fit 3 full sized windows on the screen at once.

    Nov 07, 2021 11:31
  • 9.0score
    ViewSonic - 27" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Premium Monitor
    Description

    Stay ahead of the competition with this ViewSonic gaming monitor. The 1500R curved design offers a wide field of view, while the 165Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time provide clarity during high-paced action scenes. This ViewSonic gaming monitor features AMD FreeSync technology to eliminate stuttering and tearing for smooth gameplay.

    14 Features
  • 27" MVA LED monitor: The efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Built-in 2W dual speakers: Designed with the dual integrated speakers, the monitor accents its amazing screen performance with stereo sound for a complete multimedia experience.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow viewing the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • FreeSync Premium technology for effortlessly smooth gameplay: Features an adaptive sync technology, which reduces the screen tear, stutter, and input latency. The low frame rate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly.
  • 1500R curved screen: Matches the curve of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eyestrain.
  • Wall-mountable design: Requires an optional mounting kit (not included). The VESA 100x100mm mount makes the monitor ideal for placement on most walls.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Offer a wide range of compatibility, giving you the ultimate flexibility when connecting devices. Also, it has an earphone jack.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Enjoy solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • User-customized ViewMode: Boasts specialized presets to fit different use scenarios.
  • Flicker-Free technology with blue light filter: Helps reduce eyestrain and fatigue from too much screen time and intense use.
  • Ultrafast 1 ms response time: Provides better performance with smooth pixel transitions from color to color and reduced ghosting.
  • Rapid 165 Hz refresh rate: Delivers excellent visual fluidity and flawless graphics no matter how quickly the in-game action unfolds.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Skellington2828, 10 out of 10
    Great value, beautiful picture

    I was nervous because I had no familiarity with the brand but becauae of the poritive feedback from Best Buy, the advertied price, and the features, I decided to research this brand. It seemed like a solid brand so I took the chance. I love this screen. I am usimg it to extend my computer screen and love it.

    Jul 03, 2021 08:59
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Wow

    Great Monitor!!! I paid $199 for it before the price hike up... My son absolutely loves the built in speakers. A must buy for gamers!!!

    Apr 26, 2021 06:12
  • Review by DadWith2GamingSons, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Curved Gaming Monitor

    Great monitor. Resolution and field of view is excellent. Vibrant colors.

    Mar 21, 2021 09:14
  • Review by Nasowner, 10 out of 10
    Great for gaming

    Love this monitor. I bought 2. They have worked flawlessly for gaming and work needs.

    Feb 08, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Brozy, 10 out of 10
    Game monitor

    Excellent product. Great value. Good gaming monitor

    Feb 20, 2021 08:52
  • Review by Ravi, 4 out of 10
    Garbage speaker monitor

    I buy this monitor because of speaker.

    Garbage product; my laptop speaker far better then this.

    even display quality is not impressive.

    recommend others to try some other monitors.

    Aug 07, 2021 20:32
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - Odyssey G7 27" LED Curved QHD FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Stay at the top of your game with this 27-inch Samsung Odyssey WQHD gaming monitor. The 1 ms response time and a 240Hz refresh rate deliver detailed visuals for fast-paced gaming, while the QLED technology ensures accurate color reproduction for realistic visuals. This Samsung Odyssey WQHD gaming monitor has an Infinity Core Lighting system, which matches your gaming system for customization.

    12 Features
  • 27" monitor with QLED technology: Ensures pixel-perfect picture quality with every frame. The Quantum Dot technology creates more vivid colors to provide high class of color reproduction.
  • QHD display: Boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow viewing the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • Full G-Sync and FreeSync: Featuring G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro support, Odyssey matches every frame from your graphics card, so you're never caught short from moment to moment.
  • 1000R ultrawide curved screen: Matches the curve of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eyestrain.
  • 350 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • Two DisplayPort and one HDMI inputs: Let you set up your PC for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • 2500:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • Find hidden depth with HDR600: From damp and dark corridors, to sunlit alien vistas, Odyssey's HDR600 brings incredible depth to the worlds you choose to explore, revealing small hidden details so you don't miss a thing.
  • Infinity Core Lighting: Customize your Odyssey with the distinct core color customization, allowing you to match your monitor with the rest of your gaming setup.
  • Ultrafast 1 ms response time: You can be sure that you're receiving information very fast.
  • Rapid 240Hz refresh rate: Enables powerful operation so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Matt, 8 out of 10
    Gaming Feature Rich Monitor - Over priced

    As a previous owner of the CHG70 (Samsung's last 144hz iteration of this display) - This is effectively a very nice refined revision of it.

    It has a nicer curve than the CHG70.

    It still has a 125% color gamut with Qled.

    Contrast is still excellent.

    It has an even higher refresh rate at 240hz and appears to have minimized smearing significantly (an issue on the CHG70).

    Cable management has been added which is really slick.

    Additional lighting points have been added in the front and now has customizable colors. I think it looks great.

    Finally G-Sync compatible. (Adaptive sync needs to be on in the menu.)

    Side note: If you set this to 10-bit at 240hz on an Nvidia card, you may find your display is stretched when you apply it. Just reboot the computer.

    I did not have any issues with dead pixels.

    Backlight uniformity seems fine. I don't mind some cloudiness.

    I personally don't like bright spots and I haven't noticed any in gaming or regular/work use.

    As far as cons I don't have much.

    The stand is gigantic as it was previously on the CHG70.

    The vertical part of the stand no longer bends forward/backward when sliding up/down like it did previously and it is much better.

    The legs of the stand are very wide to allow for keyboard space but you lose a foot or more of depth on your desk. Keep this in mind because you may be much closer to the screen if you don't have a deep desk.

    To better reference this, from the back of your desk, measure 1 foot towards your sitting location. The closest point to where your sitting is how close the screen is. (See pictures).

    The monitor does wobble easily while typing. I don't care all that much and while gaming, you're not typing stories so its a non issue for me.

    Only a 1 year warranty on a $700 monitor is absolutely terrible. Other brands offer a better value and some offer a 3 year warranty. I find this unacceptable especially if this is a "Premium" monitor. I'm hoping this goes on sale in the return period because at $499 or even at a stretch at $599 I could rationalize it better.

    Overall, the colors, refresh rate, and curve I think are excellent and offer something pleasing from the king of the mobile display market.

    I just don't know that its worth $700. In the chance the monitor fails just after a year I would be extremely upset. So much so I would consider returning it.

    I have a 24" Dell 1440p 165hz G-Sync TN panel. It might have only display 70% of the colors and average 700:1 contrast compared to 125% and 2500:1. . . but it was $250 on sale. It can be completely replaced almost twice before even breaking this monitor once.

    That price is a major factor for me and it is beyond luxury priced above $500. The monitor itself is excellent otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a rich friend, but not someone just trying to get by in covid.

    Jul 08, 2020 10:05
  • Review by Jcreate, 10 out of 10
    New technology in the Odyssey G7 is AMAZING!!!

    I highly recommended this monitor for intense gaming. I have had it long enough to learn how to get the most out of it. This monitor has the nvdia G sync thing going on too. It's future proof because of the new dot technology it incorporates and the curve is enough to immerse you almost totally in the game of your choice. The best graphics goes to War Thunder. Its free to play and you can also purchase premium tanks, heli's, prop planes and jets, and even ships. The game is an absolute monster!!! Game on brothers and sisters!

    Jun 08, 2021 16:10
  • Review by Miles, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Odyssey G7

    Great monitor this is one of very very few monitors that I can say is worthy.

    Everything about it is great people talk about back light bleed come on get real its not that big of a deal blacks are still awsome.

    Coming from a 4k monitor I wanted better frames this is everything plus what I'd want.

    And can't say the diff between 4k and 2560/1440

    Is all that drastic but definitely won't let u down.

    Feb 03, 2021 16:43
  • Review by ThatsTuff, 10 out of 10
    Samsung G7

    This monitor is worth every penny! Seen there were a lot of issues with the monitor. But i guess i got lucky and hit the monitor lottery with no problems! Picture is super clear! The curve is not that bad once you get used to it. And its on sale right now grab it!

    Nov 25, 2020 23:15
  • Review by AYoo, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for ps5

    Got it for my PS5 replaced my HP omen , running COD at 120HZ raised my KD from 1.71 to 2.17 huge performance advantage , only thing is make sure you have the desk space this thing is huge really really wide base

    Jan 08, 2021 17:00
  • Review by preorder, 6 out of 10
    HDMI no 4k with free sync on.

    In order to get 4k hdr via hdmi port, on this Samsung odyssey 27" curved g7 monitor you have to turn off the free sync feature .which means the refresh rate will only be 144 hz not full 240 hz. With free sync on via hdmi you get only 1080p. You only get the full 4k hdr with 240 hz with the display port input with free sync on.thinking of returning this and get the older one I had Samsung odyssey ghg7 which had 144hz max refresh rate.

    Jul 10, 2020 13:43
  • Review by MoBizzle, 4 out of 10
    Line of dead pixels running down entire screen

    I’ve had this monitor for a month and half now and out of nowhere a line of dead pixels appeared on my screen. I bought the warranty I just don’t want to have to send it in and wait a week until a new one is ready... $800 and this is a problem :/ pretty upset

    Nov 11, 2020 20:07
  • Review by tjhrulz, 6 out of 10
    Great potential, Samsung still cant do monitors

    I had high hopes for this monitor as it checked off all the boxes for me, I was hoping this could be what replaced LG's 27GL850 as the new 1440p champ given that LG decided to go 4K for their high end gaming monitors this year (Which I think has little point at 27"). I felt this was Samsung's chance to prove they were done treating their gaming monitors as second class citizens and while the specs are great the experience of actually using it falls flat.

    For starts lets go over the main selling points for me:

    1440p - Perfect for the 27" size, nice and sharp but without going overkill.

    240hz - This still gives a nice boost in smoothness and responsiveness, I also did not notice the usual black smear that commonly plagues VA displays which is awesome. I am usually not one to like VA panels due to that but this one performs well.

    VESA HDR 600 - While like most computer monitors this still can't take full advantage of HDR, and window's HDR implementation still needs a lot of improvements, this can at least hit 600nits peak brightness. I do feel that HDR games look better on this screen than when I play them in SDR. I still would rather play a cinematic game on my OLED but at least when I am sitting at my desk gaming on the G7 I don't feel the need to turn HDR off.

    VRR - This is where things really start to fall apart the 27" version of this monitor has a VRR Range of 60-240Hz (80-240 on the 32"). I also can only speak to the Nvidia experience but given this is certified it should be fine, right? Not even close. I have never once noticed flicker on my GL850 but it happens all the time in certain scenarios on the G7. Seems anytime the frame time exceeds about 6-7ms (So say like an unstable 150fps) you can get flicker if the scene is a high contrast scene. This was the same place for 2 different monitors I have received (Had to swap out the first due to it having 3 dead pixels). I used CRU to try to fix this issue by bumping up the bottom of the VRR range to help this issue but I had to move it up so much to eliminate it that it made VRR just note as worth it.

    While the VRR annoyance had me nearly returning this monitor this rest of the experience is the reason why I will.

    For starters something else I noticed (And this seems to maybe be related to the VRR flicker) is that certain images/content on screen will cause this odd effect where every other line is a different intensity and the whole screen dims. The content that seems to do this is content that once again is high contrast that only a small part of it is bright. Given this just like with the VRR flicker happens "randomly" it can be distracting a take away from the experience.

    I have attached two pictures showing the comparison of what it looks like when this happens, this is hard to capture since a camera tried to smooth it together given how small it is but it gives you an idea, and in the real world it is very noticeable every time it happens.

    Also when my computer turns the screen off for a bit and thus this monitor goes to sleep takes forrrrevverrr to go back to displaying an image. It takes multiple seconds to do so and comes on and off multiple time in the process. I thought maybe the monitor had a deep sleep mode like dell does, but if it does there is no way to turn it off. Firmware updates feel like they have made this worse, not better. Also because of this if you are going to use this monitor in a multi monitor setup persistent windows is going to be a godsend.

    Lastly when the display goes into this sleep mode it turns off the USB controller. Most monitors only turn this off when you manually turn the display off, but this one will also just do it after a certain amount of time. That means no long file transfers using the USB ports on the monitor (Not that that is a big deal given how hard they are to access). But in my case as someone who uses a USB DAC plugged into the monitor for my audio this means if I am playing a game, hit pause, and come back in a few minutes then I need to reboot the game since my audio controller is no longer seen by the game since it was affectively unplugged and plugged back in.

    In conclusion this monitor shows that while Samsung may be ready to take Gaming Computer Monitors seriously their years of not caring and not understanding what PC gamers expect from a monitor is what kills this monitor. If you are looking in this price range DONT buy this monitor, I know it is tempting, but if you can, just wait a few more months until monitors start coming out with the new IPS 1440p 240hz panel from LG that we have seen on a few companies roadmaps. If you can't wait then I would say just go down to the 27GL850, the price just to the G7 is just not worth it given the little features you gain and the giant headaches that come with it.

    Oct 14, 2020 13:40
  • 8.8score
    Samsung - Odyssey G7 32" LED Curved QHD FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort, HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Experience a new level of immersion with this 32-inch WQHD Samsung Odyssey G7 curved gaming monitor. Support for G-Sync and FreeSync technologies helps eliminate screen tearing for smooth visuals, and the curved design draws you into the action of intense gaming sessions. This Samsung Odyssey G7 curved gaming monitor boasts a rapid 240Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time for accuracy and minimal latency.

    12 Features
  • 32" monitor with QLED technology: Ensures pixel-perfect picture quality with every frame. The Quantum Dot technology creates more vivid colors to provide high class of color reproduction.
  • QHD display: Boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow viewing the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • Full G-Sync and FreeSync: Featuring G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro support, Odyssey matches every frame from your graphics card, so you're never caught short from moment to moment.
  • 1000R ultrawide curved screen: Matches the curve of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eyestrain.
  • 350 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • Two DisplayPort and one HDMI inputs: Let you set up your PC for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • 2500:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • Find hidden depth with HDR600: From damp and dark corridors, to sunlit alien vistas, Odyssey's HDR600 brings incredible depth to the worlds you choose to explore, revealing small hidden details so you don't miss a thing.
  • Infinity Core Lighting: Customize your Odyssey with the distinct core color customization, allowing you to match your monitor with the rest of your gaming setup.
  • Ultrafast 1 ms response time: You can be sure that you're receiving information very fast.
  • Rapid 240Hz refresh rate: Enables powerful operation so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Reddell, 6 out of 10
    Not that great unfortunately.

    Not too Happy. Paid a good amount for it only for this white line/ scratch to show up a month later. Very unfortunate because besides that it's an exceptional monitor. Unfortunately poor customer service from Samsung due to them essentially telling me to kick rocks will have me leaving a poor review. Get a monitor from a company that cars at least a tad more.

    Oct 16, 2021 18:51
  • Review by Loki5155, 10 out of 10
    Awesome purchase and quality

    Great monitor, coming from a 4k 32" 60hz and the difference with my rtx 2070 was impressive but with my EVGA Rtx3090 ultra gaming, the detail is extremely impressive. Stock settings are OK but when you adjust to your liking plus use G-sync it's a big difference. Highly suggest if you have spent big money on a pc and accessories that you need to spend the money on a quality monitor like this one. If not it's like having a sports car with Yugo tires on it. You won't get the full potential of your cpu and GPU without it.

    Feb 12, 2021 14:10
  • Review by Randy, 10 out of 10
    G7 32"

    At first I was a little hesitant on buying this. But I wanted a bigger monitor and a curved one. And Xmas was coming up, so I put it on my list. I set it up and was amazed at it. Even tho there was some things not set up, and the instructions was just on how to put it together. I did figuer on how to get and learn about everything. Now that I got it up and running right I want another one. I did have and issue with the on screen controls. But going online to see what they was talking about I got that right. The on and off switch is a toggle switch for all your controls. Then the dpi cable was not working. But then again I that that my port on my card had gone out, because on my old monitor I had to switch it to the HDMI cable. Ok so researching this I seen a lot of people was having the same problem. And further research suggested that you make SURE the dpi cable is all the way in. So with that, checking with the old monitor. All is good and now I would like to get another one. One more thing. On the G7 under the gaming controls, it says it has a virtual cross hair. I didn't know it did, but my old one did and glad that G7 does. Just remember to go on line to check the set up instructions. There is none in the box except on how to put the thing together. Screen shots. the 1st is Ghost Recon Wildlands and the 2nd is Break Point. The 3rd is bench marks.

    Jan 07, 2021 22:35
  • Review by Mvadam, 8 out of 10
    Great monitor but check for deadpixels

    Great monitor, only down side was i found out it had a 1 dead pixel, so double check the monitors before the best buy return policy experation expires which now i can't do.

    Mar 28, 2021 10:49
  • Review by Jordy, 2 out of 10
    Do NOT BUY OPEN BOX

    Never Buy Open Box Products. Monitor is great but it’s missing parts. Samsung doesn’t have pictures to the parts online, so they keep sending me the wrong parts. They have sent me 3 so far and they aren’t the correct ones. It’s a hassle to get through. Monitor was missing both covers. The cover to the back of the monitor and the cover to the stand. My monitor looks horrible. Spent close to $700 for a non complete monitor. And it was labeled “Excellent condition” by Best Buy. Now I’m stuck with it because I missed the 14 days deadline to return it. I thought “Excellent condition” was a good enough rate to trust. DO NOT TRUST OPEN BOX CONDITIONS FROM BEST BUY. Good luck guys. Don’t mess with Samsung customer service either. Just return it immediately if you are missing anything from the box.

    Feb 21, 2021 21:48
  • Review by RTKemp, 10 out of 10
    A True Gaming Monitor With Few Compromises

    The Samsung Odyssey G7 is one beautiful piece of technology.

    Gaming on this monitor has been a pleasure. Colors pop and images are crisp.

    HDR is pretty good but definitely not true HDR as it is not a full array display and is lacking local dimming zones. For being a monitor with an MSRP that comes in just shy of $800 that is to be expected. HDR reduces the brightness of the screen by around 30% which, in all honesty, is fine since this monitor is extremely bright when HDR is turned off.

    I have seen reviews of some of these monitors with the blacks appearing very bright around the edges. I am happy to say my monitor doesn't have this issue. All colors appear extremely uniform and blacks are dark especially with HDR enabled and allowed to contrast with brighter colors.

    The refresh rate is insane. My RTX 3080 is putting in some major work pushing out frames to keep up with the 240Hz.

    Please bear in mind that this monitor does not have speakers. You will need to buy speakers or use headphones.

    The curve is aggressive. That is a positive for me as I rather enjoy the immersion it provides and I don't plan on making this a dual-monitor set-up.

    No dead pixel issues of any sort.

    I would highly recommend this monitor to anyone looking for a curved gaming monitor.

    1440p at 240Hz > 4k 120Hz any day of the week ;)

    Feb 17, 2021 16:40
  • Review by TechyTechyGuy, 4 out of 10
    Amazing Monitors ruined by Dead Pixels!

    After receiving and unboxing FOUR of these monitors, I'm ready to write my review:

    Spec for spec, this is the best gaming monitor that Best Buy offers. It's the only one with 240hz refresh rate, 1440p QHD resolution, QLED, GSYNC, and HDR support. This monitor is amazing! It has a huge 32" screen (which I didn't even know I needed until now). Gaming on this is a dream! The colors are vibrant, the HDR makes them really pop. The 240hz refresh rate is buttery smooth! You would expect nothing but the best from Samsung, right? WRONG!!!

    Upon ordering and receiving the FIRST monitor and inspecting the screen, my excitement and enthusiasm was immediately deflated due to dead pixels - one in the bottom right, and one in the top right. I called Best Buy support to report the problem. They were very sympathetic and kindly shipped me a SECOND replacement monitor. To my dismay, the second monitor also had dead pixels. This time in the dead center of the screen. When I called Best Buy customer service, they told me they could not ship me another monitor because they had already done a reship, so instead I took the second (worse) monitor into the store for a return.

    The representative was really nice and helpful. She set me up with a THIRD monitor to be shipped to me. Third time's the charm, right? Spoiler alert...NOPE! I received the third monitor and this time there were stuck pixels in the center of the screen. They were stuck on red so they only showed up on green, blue, and white images, but still very annoying and distracting.

    After being in complete and utter despair after having received THREE bad monitors, I had resolved myself to just keeping the original monitor because at least the dead pixels were in remote corners of the screen and less noticeable. Upon returning the third defective monitor, the Best Buy store manager surprisingly offered to ship me a FOURTH monitor. Reluctantly, I agreed because, I mean, what are the odds of getting 4 bad ones? I was actually in shock of how awesome and patient and understanding the Best Buy staff has been through this! I can't praise them enough!

    Well, today I received the FOURTH monitor and you guessed it...DEAD and STUCK pixels!!! There was another red stuck pixel (seems to be common with this model), a group of dark gray pixels that never changed right in the middle of the screen, and a dead pixel in the bottom right. Ughhh.

    At this point, if there was another brand of monitor that could offer me all of the features that this monitor has I would go with it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately...there isn't. So I guess I will begrudgingly hold on to the original monitor since it had the least amount of dead pixels because I just love this monitor so much and nothing else compares. It just infuriates me that Samsung could have this horrible of quality control! Ironically, I'm a big Samsung user. I have the Samsung Note 20 Ultra (no dead pixels), and I have 2 Samsung 4k TVs (both without any dead pixels). Until this, I have been happy with all my Samsung products. I don't know why their gaming monitor division is so terrible!

    If you are considering rolling the dice and playing "Pixel Roulette" with this monitor, make sure you purchase the Geek Squad protection plan because you are almost certain to see dead pixels at some point in the life of the monitor. Looking at Samsung's warrantee policy, they say that they will NOT warrantee any device unless it has more than SEVEN dead pixels!! Are you kidding me?? That in itself is an unforgiveable travesty, and tells you that they must KNOW that they are intentionally shipping screens with dead pixels!! What the heck Samsung??? If you are paying $800-$1000 for a TV/monitor, it should have ZERO pixel problems. So make absolutely sure you get the Best Buy coverage!

    If you are a pixel peeper like me, then I would suggest staying away. You're only setting yourself up for heartache and a LOT of trips back to Best Buy. If you are the type of person who doesn't see dead pixels or doesn't even understand what I'm talking about, then go ahead and get this monitor. You'll probably love it. If you do happen to get a monitor without dead pixels, congratulations! You won the lottery! You will enjoy a fantastic gaming monitor! Sadly, that's not something that I will ever get to experience....

    Final ratings:

    Best Buy Staff: A++

    The monitor itself (assuming you get a good one): A

    Samsung Quality Control: F-

    Oct 05, 2020 15:38
  • Review by AllisChalmers, 10 out of 10
    Gorgeous & Mountable!

    I ordered two of the 32" G7 monitors, and while I did test them with my older PC to verify they work, have little backlight bleed, and briefly viewed their performance in Fortnite, they currently sit awaiting my new gaming PC. I will update my review after using them for gaming and video editing (as G-Sync apparently has flickering issues from what I've read in other reviews), but I wanted to share photos of how nice this monitor looks when mounted.

    Yes, this is a Vesa 100x100 mount monitor, and it does come with the mounting plate. Be aware that when mounting, you cannot install the plastic ring on the back of the monitor where the LED display is or the cover to hide the cords (this particular mounting bracket does have cable management features though). I mounted two 32" panels on a Mount-It 1772 desktop bracket, and it does a pretty good job of holding these beasts at attention, though tilt adjusting is a bit tedious. Since the G7 has a large stand, mounting saves considerable desk space if you don't mind pulling your desk away from the wall a bit.

    Stay tuned for more once I am able to test these puppies with an RTX 2080ti and Ryzen 9 3950x.

    Jul 16, 2020 07:29
  • 8.8score
    Samsung - G5 Odyssey 34" Curved Gaming Monitor with 165Hz Refresh Rate - Black
    Description

    Odyssey G5’s lightning-fast 165Hz refresh rate ensures flawlessly smooth action scenes even in games with high frame rates. The Odyssey G5 range allows you to make the most out of the games you love to play, at a fantastic price point.

    6 Features
  • Optimal curve. True immersion.: Vivid scenes wrap around you. The all-encompassing 1000R display fills every part of your peripheral vision and draws you right into the character's shoes. Experience a level of gaming more heart-pounding than anything before.
  • Ultra WQHD: Boundary pushing graphics. Ultra-WQHD gives you a vast encompassing view of your game world, with true lifelike detail. The sheer size delivers pure immersion — eliminating the distracting middle bezel and messy cables of a dual monitor setup.
  • 165Hz refresh rate: Ready to conquer enemies, lag, and blur. The ultra-fast 165Hz refresh rate handles even the most exhilarating scenes and super-quick visuals.
  • 1ms response time: Make every move count with a 1ms response time. Jump on enemies as soon as you see them and stay ahead with precise mouse movements. Your on-screen performance is as swift as your own reflexes.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly.
  • Truly realistic HDR: Awe-inspiring graphics with HDR10. A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before. Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites, and outstandingly detailed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Devmode, 8 out of 10
    Best when mounted on wall

    The monitor itself is nice. The HDR is good compared to a good model i used to have, but it makes the screen dimmer. That's not so bad though when approaching bedtime. The monitor stand is absolute trash, but i wall-mounted the screen anyway.

    Jun 05, 2021 15:07
  • Review by Jones5233, 10 out of 10
    Great but not Perfect

    Overall I really like this monitor, but it’s not entirely perfect. I love the curve, and it has an amazing crisp screen. The stand could be better, adjustment wise, but for my set up it’s not an issue. Would I recommend it, yes, if your looking for a ultra wide 34!

    Feb 21, 2021 09:07
  • Review by YoungMessy, 8 out of 10
    Mixed feelings but good overall

    First thing I would like to start of with saying is the CURVE is must, I personally love it! With every other post I could find over this monitor, in which there are not many out yet. People considered this a huge turnoff. I honestly think it makes it easy on the eyes causing less strain as to perhaps a non-curve ultrawide. Again this is my first UW so what do I know as this is my personal opinion but the 1000R curved screen feels right.

    The previous monitor I had was a 2560x1440p 144hz 1ms. The difference is noticeable since this has a fresh rate of 165hz but nothing that is as exciting if one was to upgrade from a 60hz monitor. I do notice quite a bit of ghosting while dragging dark applications back and forth from one side to the other side of the monitor. This still has me on weather or not I should keep the monitor. In hope that samsung perhaps releases an update here soon to address this issue. Is this even possible to release a fix in terms of causing less ghosting?

    Playing games expect some of the cutscenes or menus to be cropped out. This is common as these developers do no keep us in mind :3. Although I barely noticed after an hour gaming session on Cold War but was brought back a few times into noticing it after matches ended and the game went back to the menu screen.

    The monitor has inbuilt menu with features that allow you to change a few things

    Refresh Rate: Adjust the rate in which the monitor updates with new images each second. The options given are 60Hz, 100Hz, and 165Hz.

    Black Equalizer: This gives the user the option to adjust the brightness of the dark areas. The values given from 1-20, The closer the value is 1 the brighter the backlight will be.

    Response Time: This accelerates the panel response rate to make video appear more vivid and natural. The options given here are as followed Standard, Faster, Fastest, and Fastest (MBR). MBR stands for *Motion Blur Reduction in which reduces blur by controlling LED behavior. I myself have left this to Fastest. The Fastest (MBR) dims your monitor and is not as appealing due to brightness being brought down to near pitch dark. I would assume this is meant for those who like to play in the dark? I have not tinkered with this feature much.

    FreeSync: This features disables and thus controls the Refresh Rate, Response Time, Low Input Lag, and Screen Size. Again I have not tinkered with this and personally have kept it off as I would like to control the features list above myself.

    Low Input Lag: This minimizes input lag for fast reactions by reducing the video processing time.

    Virtual Aim Point: This has a digital crosshair right in the center of your screen. This gives you a choice between 6 different crosshairs. varying in 2 sizes (Small & Medium) and 3 different colors (Red, Cyan, & White)

    Screen Size: You can select screen size and ratio. options given are Auto, Wide, 17"(4:3), 19"(4:3), 19" Wide(16:10), 21.5 Wide(16:9), 22" Wide(16:10) 23" Wide(16:9), 27" Wide(16:9), & 29" Wide (21:9).

    There also happens to be a picture category with subcategories to control and choose the liking of inbuilt preset Picture Modes. Other in depth features that can be changed are the Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Color, Black Level, Eye Saver Mode, & Screen Adjustment.

    Although with all these features I am able to control. I still have mixed feelings over the picture quality of the monitor. It seems no matter what tinkering I do to try to get less of a ghosting, the colors which seem a little dull with not much life to it, the saturation playing a big part as to if I want to see a blur and then all of a sudden with the switch of a value everything looks garish and unnatural. I am going to give it a few more days till my brain and eyes adjust to this new monitor to see what my motives are, but so far the most important part of a monitor is a let down with day to day tasks. While playing video games there is not much difference from what I could tell.

    Feb 12, 2021 07:49
  • Review by Janyssa, 8 out of 10
    Excellent, but could be better

    I have had this monitor for a few months now, don't get me wrong it is a good monitor, but the only problem I seem to come across if the placement of the display port on the monitor. I wish it would have been placed somewhere else due to the fact that it puts stress on the display cord and causes it to prematurely break. I had the display cord that came with it, which broke just a few weeks after using it(the monitor does not move its spot) and now after using a threaded cord, it has begun to compromise the display by "popping" or having random episodes where the display becomes overplayed with static. Overall it is a good monitor, but be prepared to spend a bit on display cords.

    Apr 14, 2021 18:57
  • Review by Moonmaster, 8 out of 10
    Solid Monitor, Terrible Stand

    The 1000R curve on this is fantastic. I am not having issues with noticing text warping or anything like that. I am not getting any flickering running freesync capability on my RTX 3070. It does require some tinkering to adjust the settings to get proper color, but every monitor does.

    The ghosting that exists has had no impact on the games that I play. I am not a competitive gamer and mainly play single player games or PVE content in MMOs. If you are looking for top esports level response and no ghosting you are not going to find it here.

    Lastly, the stand is a joke on this thing. Can slightly tilt up and down and cannot move vertically. It also wobble really badly. The value proposition really lies with the extreme curve which really adds immersion IMO.

    Feb 15, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Wulee427, 8 out of 10
    Wobble Wobble lol

    Good monitor, coming from 1920x1080 to 3440x1440 is a nice change. Got to love the big screen. Only complaint is that the monitor stand suck, the monitor would wobble on a standing desk when you are typing. Who ever design the stand should get fired.

    Invest in a premium vesa mount like Ergotron if you are going to get the screen and you have a standing desk.

    Sep 12, 2021 19:51
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    GAMING SET UP

    THE BEST SET UP Samsung G5 gaming 34" Monitor

    Razen keyboar and a lot og RGB on my AMD RYZEN 7 CPU

    Mar 25, 2021 10:52
  • Review by ShonB, 8 out of 10
    *Almost Perfect

    Love the real-estate this monitor has, but brightness is inferior to my 27in 4k. Its pricey compared to other brands in this category and doesn't perform as well. Still a great monitor for my needs. There were other options that I would have likely gone with if in stock.

    Oct 01, 2021 18:16
  • 8.8score
    ASUS - TUF VG35VQ Gaming Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black - Black
    Description

    The TUF Gaming VG35VQ 35" Curved Widescreen Gaming monitor featuers Adaptive-Sync technology, for extremely fluid gameplay without tearing and stuttering designed for professional gamers and those seeking immersive gameplay.

    4 Features
  • Immersive Experience: Completely immerse yourself with the 35" curved panel which is designed for comfort, productivity and style
  • LCD Display: Enjoy stunning, luminescent visual images with LCD display
  • VESA Compatible: VESA mount compatibility allows you to mount the display on a wall or with a stand depending on your specific needs
  • Brightness: View your content easily in well-lit areas with 300 Nit - Maximum brightness
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jeffreyh, 10 out of 10
    4k HDR10 widescreen… awesome

    It’s amazing. Very high refresh rate, display port, I use this monitor fir day trading and occasional gaming. The curve keeps pretty ouch any charts or diagrams looking even without distorting length of lines like a widescreen flat monitor.

    It ISNT LED backlit, however you forget that pretty quickly after seeing how sharp the 4K on here is

    Nov 01, 2021 00:56
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Work work monitor

    It’s a gaming monitor but I use it for work. I have no issues with it at all unlike Samsung monitors with Pixels dying out

    Jun 06, 2021 19:36
  • Review by Mathias, 10 out of 10
    Nice big monitor

    It's awesome! Very happy with this purchase. Definetly a ging monitor. HDR is not that great seem to get better image quality with it off. But very gorgeous contrast and many options depending on the games you play.

    May 31, 2021 17:55
  • Review by BBGG, 2 out of 10
    Defective Monitor

    I only had the monitor for 2 hours before one of the backlights quit working, causing a dim band to form down the middle of the screen. Very disappointed in the quality from ASUS. Fortunately, the return process at Best Buy was simple and easy.

    Sep 18, 2021 15:18
  • Review by ForeverMeek2012, 10 out of 10
    Good Curved UW Gaming Monitor!

    I had purchased the Asus TUF VG35VQ Gaming Widescreen Monitor as a gift for my boyfriend. My boyfriend plays mostly MMO type games so having that extra screen real estate is beneficial plus I was able to price-match it for $439.00 compared to its retail price of $579.99! Post unboxing and set up, although the unit is made of plastic, the quality seems to be really good and the it's vibrant enough without blinding you. Luckily we don't have a defective panel (i.e. minimal backlight bleed - probably about 5% at most). Overall, I think this is a good upper lower to lower midrange curved UW gaming monitor especially if you're on a tight budget.

    Oct 25, 2021 16:43
  • Review by CardzFan, 10 out of 10
    Very pleased!

    Love this monitor…great picture resolution and I like the subtitle curvature of the display for productivity applications

    Jul 30, 2021 20:38
  • Review by Wizardloct, 8 out of 10
    Monitro

    The Monitor is good. Keeping this short. not making a long review

    May 16, 2021 14:17
  • Review by Harry, 10 out of 10
    Awesome monitor

    Awesome monitor and a great picture. Also has plenty of adjustability for working comfortablely.

    Apr 10, 2021 08:45
  • 8.8score
    Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 49" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR - Matte Dark Blue/Black
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Enjoy breathtaking images with this refurbished Samsung 49-inch QLED curved gaming monitor. The ultrahigh refresh rate of 144Hz coupled with a fast 1 ms response time ensures you have an edge over the competition when playing fast-moving games. This Samsung 49-inch QLED curved gaming monitor features Quantum Dot technology for high-quality color reproduction and lifelike imagery.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    9 Features
  • HDR600 VESA Certified DisplayHDR technology: Offers lifelike fidelity and striking color, so games and movies are seen exactly as the developer or filmmaker intended.
  • 3840 x 1080 resolution: Delivers a solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • 1 ms response time: Enables ultrafast operation and minimizes lag.
  • 144Hz refresh rate: Ensures powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 49" LED monitor: Efficient screen type that uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • Curved screen: Offers extra immersion for gaming or watching video.
  • Two HDMI and Mini DisplayPort inputs: You can set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal.
  • Two USB 3.0 ports: Let you connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by happy, 10 out of 10
    Looks brand new - i can't tell it's refurbished

    A must buy for working from home and improving your productive. Also this item looked new not refurbished. I can't tell the difference at all..so yes buy it if it's refurbished.

    Mar 17, 2021 12:57
  • Review by Reinier, 10 out of 10
    Impressive

    I’m enjoying my new monitor it makes my work easier as I don’t have to be minimizing windows

    Dec 19, 2020 08:18
  • Review by ThoughtfulDad, 10 out of 10
    awesome immersive experience

    this is an awesome monitor. Excellent picture quality with great immersive experience. Only negative is samsung easy setting box does not work. :(

    Jul 24, 2020 16:30
  • Review by Jorge, 2 out of 10
    Refurbished product came damaged.

    Sent with a damage screen.

    Very disappointed this pass the geek squad inspection.

    Dec 20, 2020 02:00
  • Review by WingCommanderPlayer, 10 out of 10
    It is everything you think it is....

    ....it is wonderful. For people with glasses, not having to squint while reading is priceless. Of course modern games are great on it...but it is also wonderful for cutting, pasting and editing documents. It could only improve by serving chilled martinis...a feature the current model sadly lacks.

    Jul 31, 2020 17:13
  • Review by Spence, 10 out of 10
    A++++++++++++

    I am in love with my Samsung 49" ultra wide monitor. Multitasking is a breeze with this monitor and I can have 4 tabs going on the same screen. Also gaming on this is Awesome!

    May 01, 2020 15:51
  • Review by ngilewski, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    Love this and will not be without it. Was great for school and writing dissertation. Had multiple articles and documents open at once; made my life much easier.

    Oct 30, 2020 22:09
  • Review by Hildy, 8 out of 10
    Huge screen great for doing multi screens.

    It was easy to put together but the instructions were not so easy to understand. The graphics are amazing but I can not find any sound on the monitor? I guess I will have to buy a headphone set or a sound bar.

    I paid 999.00 I see now it is $809 I just bought it two days ago I hope they will refund me the $190.00.

    Feb 13, 2020 10:42
  • 8.8score
    ViewSonic - 27" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor
    Description

    Game for long hours nonstop without straining your eyes using this 27-inch Viewsonic curved gaming monitor. The 144Hz refresh rate with a fast response time delivers smooth graphics in fast-paced scenes for more immersive gaming, while AMD FreeSync technology eliminates screen tearing for a fluid gaming experience. This Viewsonic curved gaming monitor features a display port and two HDMI ports for flexible connectivity.

    14 Features
  • 27" VA LED monitor: The efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • 2W built-in speakers: Features stereo sound for a complete multimedia experience.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow viewing the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • FreeSync Premium technology for fluid gameplay: Synchronizes the refresh rate between the monitor and the graphics card to eliminate image tear and choppiness.
  • 1500R curved screen: Extra immersion for gaming or watching video.
  • Wall-mountable design: Requires an optional mounting kit (not included). The VESA 100x100mm mount makes the monitor ideal for placement on most walls.
  • 250 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • One DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs: Let you set up your computer for a clear, high-quality audio and video signal. Also, it has an earphone jack.
  • 3,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio: Offers solid gaming or video experience without undue strain on your graphics card.
  • User-customized ViewMode: Boasts specialized presets to fit different use scenarios.
  • Flicker-Free technology with blue light filter: Helps reduce eyestrain and fatigue from too much screen time and intense use.
  • Ultrafast 1 ms response time: You can be sure that you're receiving information very fast.
  • Rapid 144Hz refresh rate: Enables powerful operation so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by gilbert, 10 out of 10
    big step up from 1080p 144 hz

    this is a huge leap coming from a 1080p 144 mhz. i play both PC and Xbox series S. i can now play on my Xbox at 1440p 120hz. playing on PC at 1440p 144 hz getting 181 fps at high settings. first time user for curved screen and it's awesome. my PC specs, Ryzen 5 3600XT, Radeon 5700 8 gb, 16 gb ram. i had this on my saved list, when i saw it on sale, boom! i never hesitated. VA vs IPS, i did my research, because of recent developments, VA is almost as good as IPS. just remember this is not a plug and play for Freesync. you need to activate it using the monitor menu. it uses a joystick to navigate.

    Apr 10, 2021 14:01
  • Review by Yoda, 10 out of 10
    can't believe this was only $189...

    can't believe this was only $189... this better than some $500 IPS panels I have seen...

    changed response time to Ultra Fast mode and not seeing any overshoot, everything looks great...

    I calibrated it - 94 brightness is the sweet spot, leave it on Standard, and turn on freesync premium in settings.

    this monitor is very top tier for only costing $189

    the only issue with this monitor is the pink tint on the left side of the monitor... it doesn't happen in game thankfully on when web browsing, but the res tof the screen is white except for about two inches on left the entire area vertically is a little pink... but for 189 can't really complain especially since it does not show up in game.

    Apr 30, 2021 15:22
  • Review by Anon, 6 out of 10
    Bad stand and for blue light filtering.

    3 stars because of 2 complaints. One is that the stand is pretty bad. It has no height adjustment. The other may or may not affect you but if you are a user who is sensitive to blue light then this is probably not the monitor for you. I find that with using the windows blue light filter, anything white turns orange when scrolling down/up a page which is something very noticeable. If you turn the windows filter off and use the built in filter in the monitor then the problem isn't there, but the built in filter isn't good enough.

    I wouldn't pay more than the sale price of $189 and if you're someone sensitive to blue light.

    May 25, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Corban, 8 out of 10
    Awesome Budget Monitor

    This monitor, for the price point, is unbeatable. The features it's packed with should, theoretically, run you at least $60 more, or often times closer to $100-200. However, the fact that this monitor is so cheap isn't some miracle. Some corners have been cut. The plastic is cheap, the overall build quality, while solid, still feels barebones. In terms of performance, it does what it's supposed to quite well, though there's pretty noticeable ghosting on high contrast. Overall, though, a GREAT monitor for the price.

    May 17, 2021 20:21
  • Review by Bobbybuys, 10 out of 10
    Blew past my expectations

    Recently Bought this when it went on sale, at first I was a bit skeptical, but after using this for about a month, I can now say for certain that I am really pleased with my purchase, I'm not sure if I won the lottery with my panel, but it looks great with no stuck or dead pixels, when it comes back in stock if it's on sale again I will surely be buying another one.

    May 19, 2021 19:22
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Great monitor

    144 hz wonder, with an easy to use joystick control panel. (Note: Freesync is by default off)

    Purchased when on sale at 180, would have easily paid 300 for this thing.

    Apr 25, 2021 16:26
  • Review by GenG, 8 out of 10
    For the money, great high refresh rate monitor.

    Great monitor, but mine has quite a bit of dirt screen effect. Very noticeable in dark scenes.

    May 21, 2021 16:40
  • Review by JuJu, 8 out of 10
    Viewsonic

    bought this for my grandson he love it. He really like it because it cruves

    May 07, 2021 19:03
  • 8.8score
    49
    LG
    LG - UltraGear 38" IPS LED UltraWide HD G-SYNC Monitor (HDMI) - Black
    Description

    Play your favorite titles on this 38-inch LG UltraGear curved gaming monitor. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology ensures smooth, stutter-free gameplay, while the 1ms response time minimizes blurring and ghosting for solid performance. This LG UltraGear curved gaming monitor has a Nano IPS display that maintains consistent colors at various angles, and the WQHD+ resolution delivers detailed visuals.

    12 Features
  • WQHD+ resolution: Expand your gaming performance in line with the power of your graphics card.
  • HDR 400 compatible: True 8-bit quality and high dynamic contrast ratio deliver outstanding colors for lifelike realism.
  • 1 ms response time: Delivers ultra-fast performance, minimizing lag and time-to-screen.
  • 144 Hz refresh rate: Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.
  • 38" LED monitor: Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.
  • UltraWide Curved screen: Provides extra immersion for gaming or video watching.
  • G-SYNC technology for smooth gameplay: NVIDIA G-SYNC synchronizes the refresh rates between the GPU and display, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.
  • HDMI and DisplayPort inputs: Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports: Allow you to connect devices to the monitor, which then transfers the data to the computer.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio: Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.
  • 450 cd/m² brightness: Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by THEKINGKINDRED, 10 out of 10
    Well Worth The Release Wait

    Purchased this monitor 12-14-2019 and as of 12-18-2019 (date of writing this review) I've logged 21 hours of utilization.

    That said I want to say that this monitor was slated to release before it did, several push backs on the date and from my findings on-line, it was to iron out some issues it suffered from after development.

    I want to speak about the things I like:

    1. The overclock refresh rate feelings a lot more organic than some other monitors I've tested in past times. One I'd like to speak on is the Asus PG248Q, I'll use that as a reference because I own that 1080P set, the native refresh rate feels fine at 144Hz, when pushed to 180, though it feels more smooth, there is the random ghosting, even in the mouse cursor. With this particular panel, I don't see that as much. From a gaming perspective, I don't play anything FPS at a competitive level to feel the need for 175Hz, however in day to day computing it feels absolutely amazing.

    2. The pixel density here, it is amazing. I've been using Ultra-wide (gaming) monitors since the original run of the Acer Predator, that was 3440 X 1440 at 100Hz. Though it had some opportunities, it was the start of many variants that later came in a more perfect form from companies like Asus (much better option) and even Dell Alien-ware of the same model turned out to be really well. Still, with this particular monitor, the higher resolution in the Ultra-wide format feels like a much sweet spot for people that are looking for content creating and the next level for 4K gaming.

    3. This monitor does not produce a ridiculous amount of heat and or noise, and that is something that I was concerned about because noise was a major call out when this monitor was in it's Beta stage.

    Some of the opportunities that I feel this monitor has:

    1. I am not a personal fan of the RED accents, I'm not even sure who came up with the idea that RED was the color that spoke to gamers, I've been into PC gaming since 2013 and even before the RGB era, RED has always been that color, what I would have liked to have seen are maybe some replacement plates for the base of the monitor, maybe a black one. I do understand that this is a "gaming" monitor, but this has so many perks that will speak to people beyond gaming, and the accents of RED could just throw off a person looking to buy. I feel that is something LG should consider going forward.

    2. You are unable to access the maximum refresh rates all while taking advantage of HDR. That is a limitation that should drop this monitor by $200 retail, in my honest opinion.

    That ends my separation of likes and dislikes.

    Speaking of HDR, I've seen the few reviews written on here speaking to the HDR not being real HDR or max. This monitor sits in a very different space. Anyone looking for max nits of brightness needs to target a monitor that has full array local dimming, that needs to be the Acer predator that does 4k at 144hz, this monitor being Ultra-wide, it's kind of in a different space. I don't know, some are picky, I never expected HDR1000 from this set but I can tell you that the HDR on this works, it's a nice kick for people that will use this for film/photo creating, anyone looking to inspect the content that they have shot in HDR format will be pleased, I'm no pro but I've done some edits and it's a welcomed tool In my opinion.

    My build setup that I am currently using for this monitor (New build for it in progress)

    Case: NZXT H500, I went black case with Red cable bar

    Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

    MOBO: Asus TUF X570

    GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Gaming Trio

    My gaming experience for the single player games from Tomb Raider, Batman, Resident Evil, etc style games has been wonderful, most of these games sweet spot is 60FPS, the higher refresh rate certainly helps with making timed counters (Batman series) feel fluid.

    This is not a monitor that I'd recommend for people playing video games that are of the fighting game genre, I used to play Street Fighter at a professional level, and I still play a variety of fighting games but this monitor isn't the optimal choice for fighting games, if you play fighting games as a main genre, do not invest in this monitor for that!

    I give this monitor a 5 star, it hit all my expectations. Again, I've used Ultra-wide options before, what this has given me is larger screen, higher pixels, HDR, higher native and OC refresh rate VS what was new years ago from Acer, Asus and Dell in the Ultra-wide categories.

    Lastly, get a Best Buy Geek Squad Protection plan on this, if you invest $1800 or got it open boxed for $1600 then be prepared to invest another $150 for a 4 year product replacement plan!

    -TKK

    Dec 18, 2019 07:04
  • Review by 4Givn, 8 out of 10
    Great gaming ultra wide

    You need to know this first. This monitor needs at least a 2080ti. I had a i9/2080 and wasn't happy with the settings quality and frame rates. Had to go too low on quality to appreciate the screen. Would get tearing and other issues on the 2080. I upgraded and haven't regretting going 2080ti.

    I still have my acer 240hz and I miss the speed of that a little gaming but the picture quality makes up for that.

    If you are worried about the brightness it is plenty bright. HDR looks good but not the best on the market, but the speed is what I appreciate. After buying this, I don't want to hit a 1000nits. ouch! That would be too bright to be enjoyable to me. The contrast can be annoying the way it is used to manage brightness. I don't miss HDR when I turn it off. Nice to have for movies

    Don't personally care about the LEDs on back but they are cool and plenty bright. Easily turned off. Required to run a usb cord to pc for light screen sync function.

    I wouldn't want a bigger size, this is perfect for my work requirements. Better than the 34 size for me.

    In game changing stuff like volume makes screen blink like input is changing. Its annoying.

    Biggest complaint is price. Wish it was cheaper, but that's the game.

    N