Based on 25 owner reviews this medium monitor has an average owner rating of 77%.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of the this flatpanel monitor are Mega Contrast, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on PC screens of a similar age and type to it.
Samsung Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Samsung has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S27C390 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². The S27C390 has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
1080p Video Mode
This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable age and type to it.
The average weight of PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the S27C390 is 5.1kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg. With a weight of only 2.5 kilograms, the Samsung S27C390 is fairly light compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the S27C390.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The S27C390 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the S27C390 do have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC screens of a similar age and spec to the S27C390 are not 3D compatible. The S27C390 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung S27C390 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the S27C390, the S27C390 does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Samsung S27C390 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the S27C390 the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this Samsung LCD screen was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors of this spec and age.
Power and menu buttons are touch based and not tactile and panel has the red tint to it that is becoming standard on Samsung TV's and monitors. Makes it ever so slightly annoying when trying to... Read more…
The various Magic view options are suspect. I feel that the reclining angle is more a contrast or brightness boost than an actual function of the monitor to improve viewing angle. When I used this... Read more…
I picked up a 120MHz LCD LED BL 3D monitor + tv tuner etc.. from Samsung last year, for my wife. it was 700 bucks.. 3D aside these monitors LOOK the same to me. To be honest I like this one more... Read more…
I own several Samsung electronics with their touch-based buttons, and they just haven't perfected the tech yet. Still, using the buttons is only 0.01% of the time you spend with this monitor, and... Read more…
Sturdy snap-together stand, adequate packing in the box, Samsung quality, supersonic shipping from dear 'ol Newegg, and a big honking monitor on my desk, all for $180.... what's not to like about... Read more…
Overall I love this monitor. I bought this as a second monitor for my desktop so I could sit on the couch and watch shows/movies. The view angles are excellent and I couldn't be happier with the... Read more…
I haven't fiddled with the menu much so I can't elaborate on configuration. I went from a 25" to a 27" and the difference is actually quite noticeable. Right now I'm using a VGA connection and I... Read more…
I'm currently using this as a display for my Xbox 360. The color, brightness, and resolution of this Samsung monitor has already produced tangible improvements in my gameplay.
Hooking up a... Read more…
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