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Samsung C27F396

Samsung C27F396
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Reviews
118 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
86
Age
16 Months Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A number of reviews mentioned that this LCD screen has a good picture quality. It's a highly rated and relatively new 27" PC screen, with a great spec.
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178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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Samsung C27F396 Price History

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.

There is a 46% chance that the price of the Samsung C27F396 will go up in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices might increase by up to $10 over this period.

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With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Samsung C27F396 number 96 across all PC monitors.

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Kagoo Score
88
Reviews
84
Features
82
Popularity
61
Value for Money
86
Age

78

78
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 78?

purchasers report that it has very good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 118 reviews.
At over a year old this flatpanel monitor is slightly out of date, and newer LCD screens with more up to date technology are available.
This PC monitor has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
Faster than average response time
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
The deepest screen curve for the most deeply immersive viewing experience
1800R screen and eye saver mode for increased viewing comfort
Superior image quality with samsung's advanced display technology
Flawlessly smooth gameplay with AMD freesync

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each PC monitor by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the PC monitor is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec PC monitors come to market, the older PC monitors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

3.8 stars (118 reviews)

67%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Samsung C27F396?

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The Vast Majority of People Thought This PC Monitor Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... C27F396, which is interesting not only a strong bend the panel, but also an attractive price, supporting FreeSync and stylish design. However, the disadvantages ...
    hw4all.com 27 Aug 2016
  • Fantastic product at an affordable price (less than 200). Despite all the positives. It took me three tries to get one that wasn't pixel damaged. First ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 May 2017
  • Curved. Good looking and image quality is awesome for the price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Oct 2016
  • The screen is of absolute quality and value for money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Jan 2018
  • Four People Thought This PC Monitor Was Unreliable

    Several people thought that the Samsung C27F396 wasn't well made and was easy to damage or scratch.

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    Not Well Made
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Holder for the stand is built in to monitor can get in way if wall mounting or may be ive not worked out how to take it off.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Mar 2017
  • Decent quality. Supposed to have built in speaker but they do not work.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 Sep 2018
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    Easy to Damage or Scratch
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought This PC Monitor Was a Good Size

    More than 10 people thought that the Samsung C27F396 was an outstanding size.

  • ... bit fuzzy. But that's more to do with how they've been produced, And a great size. So I can have two decent-sized windows open side-by-side. The monitor ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Nov 2018
  • I had some doubts about the size, And I'd read a review where someone said text can be a bit fuzzy. As I read text on screens for a living. I can now categorically ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Nov 2018
  • Great size and picture quality. Nothing.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Sep 2017
  • Perfect for the size of my desk. Do not know any.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Jun 2018
  • The Majority of People Thought it Was Carefully Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Samsung C27F396 was very good-looking.

  • Beautifully presented image. With the curved screen adding to the experience. Nothing bad.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Sep 2017
  • Curved. Good looking and image quality is awesome for the price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Oct 2016
  • Curved screen makes it look bigger than it actually is and can watch a film while surfing the net etc. Lack of speakers they should all come with them.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Oct 2018
  • Very aesthetically pleasing - Perfect size - Nice picture. Only one HDMI port.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jun 2018
  • The Majority of Customers Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Samsung C27F396 was very easy to setup and to use.

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    Very Easy to Setup
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... to run the very latest games - but wouldn't be afraid to do so) and dead easy to set up. Although it's at the small end of the range for a curved screen. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Jan 2018
  • Easy to set up good picture quality.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Jun 2017
  • Robust. Nice looking product. Really easy to set up. Bought for my son as a Christmas present to use with his XBox. He was over the moon with it. One minor ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Jan 2018
  • ... monitor is ready to go straight out of the box. Just like plug and play. So simple to set up. The picture quality is very good, And the response time is ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Aug 2018
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    Really Easy to Use
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Five People Thought it Did Not Have Good Technical Features

    Five people thought that the Samsung C27F396 had a weak motor.

  • ... Definitely a 1010. I only have one really tiny niggle. The power button is part of a mini-joystick on the rear, And it's a bit tricky to find it the first ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Nov 2018
  • Have 3 of these monitors excellent. Had to buy a seperate power supply as the monitor came with an American fitting.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Feb 2018
  • Qualityprice ratio. Power button on the back.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Jun 2018
  • Simple menu. Little power light stays on unless turned off at mains. Catches ur eyes when trying to sleep.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Dec 2016
  • Two People Thought This PC Monitor Did Not Have Good Connectivity

    Two people thought that the Samsung C27F396 was bad in terms of connectivity.

  • ... point really but be aware there are no integrated speakers. Finally. Only basic connectivity. Hdmi in. RGB in and headphones out.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Jan 2017
  • ... image makes this great for long stretches of use. Not much connectivity (I knew that when I bought it).
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Aug 2017
  • The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Produced a High Quality Picture

    Over 100 people thought that the Samsung C27F396 had a very good picture quality and over 40 people thought that it has a good screen. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it had a very sharp image, had outstanding colour saturation and had very clear images.

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    Has a Brilliant Picture Quality
    128 people agree
    9 people disagree
  • Great picture quality best monitors ever bought two.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jan 2018
  • Beautiful picture.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Sep 2018
  • Very aesthetically pleasing - Perfect size - Nice picture. Only one HDMI port.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jun 2018
  • Liked the curved screen. The very high picture quality. There is nothing I did not like. Perfect.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 29 Oct 2018
  • View All Reviews About Image Quality
    Has a Good Screen
    42 people agree
    16 people disagree
    Has a Very Sharp Image
    10 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has Superb Colour Saturation
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Very Clear Images
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Good Picture Quality
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Four People Thought it Had Poor Sound Quality

    Four people thought that the Samsung C27F396 had bad sound quality.

  • ... Best used as a PCGaming monitor - great value for money. No audio output do an aux cable is needed. Not too big but big enough. Perfect for a desk set ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 30 Oct 2017
  • ... colours. No sound need speakers or headphones (not ideal in an office environment) didn't see it advised that internal speakers were not included.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Nov 2017
  • ... isn't very clear and sounds very tinny. I had to purchase a souround sound system just to make it sound better.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Sep 2018
  • ... It takes it's timeslow. Sometimes the image gets stuck but audio runs while playing a video. The pixels breaks down. It's too bright which effects your ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Jan 2018
  • How Good Are Samsung Flatpanel Monitors?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Bigger than average display diagonal
    Faster than average response time
    Wider than average vertical viewing angle
    Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
    High typical contrast ratio
    Has a headphone out
    Has an HDMI
    Has an ECO mode
    Has a game mode
    Has an HDMI cables included
    Has a stand included
    Only 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
    Does not have a built-in USB hub

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought this PC monitor was a good size
    The majority of people thought it was carefully designed
    The majority of customers thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of customers thought it produced a high quality picture
    Four people thought this PC monitor was unreliable
    Five people thought it did not have good technical features
    Two people thought this PC monitor did not have good connectivity
    Four people thought it had poor sound quality
    Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

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    Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the C27F396 of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other PC screens. It is in the biggest 17% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. Across all the LCD screens the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

    What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Faster Than Average Response Time

    The response times of PC monitors range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.9ms. The response time of the C27F396 of only 4ms is in the fastest 18% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

    What does "response time" mean? Less Edit
    Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
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    The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC screens is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The C27F396's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 10% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

    What does "vertical viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
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    The horizontal viewing angle of the C27F396 of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the widest 10% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of LCD screens is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

    What does "horizontal viewing angle" mean? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

    Like most other LCD screens, the Samsung C27F396 does not have a built-in USB hub. 81% of PC screens do not have a built-in USB hub.

    What is a built-in USB hub? Less Edit
    High Typical Contrast Ratio

    The C27F396 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of High. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of a Low PC monitor, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. LCD screens typical contrast ratios range from Very Low (worst) to Ultra High (best). A contrast ratio of between 2,500 and 5,000:1.

    A contrast ratio of between 2,500 and 5,000:1.

    What does "typical contrast ratio" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Headphone Out

    The C27F396 has a headphone out, which is unusual. 83% of LCD screens do not have a headphone out.

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    Has an HDMI

    The C27F396 has an HDMI. 92% of LCD screens do not have an HDMI.

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    Has an ECO Mode

    The Samsung C27F396 has an ECO mode, unlike 92% of PC monitors which do not have an ECO mode.

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    Has a Game Mode

    The C27F396 has a game mode, unlike 93% of LCD screens which do not have a game mode.

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    Has an HDMI Cables Included

    The C27F396 has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens. The most frequently found cables included is VGA, but this cables included is not found on this PC display. The cables included HDMI are also found on this LCD screen.

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    Has a Stand Included

    The C27F396 has a stand included, unlike 77% of LCD screens which do not have a stand included.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Samsung C27F396 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 96 out of 1,645 PC monitors.
    61
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Samsung C27F396 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

    Better Value For Money Worse Value For Money

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought this PC monitor was reasonably priced
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    Samsung C27F396 Release Date

    November 2017

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    When Are Most New Samsung PC Displays Released?

    The most common period for new Samsung flatpanel monitors to be released in is between February and March.

    That means that most of the latest Samsung PC display technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month last year for new Samsung PC screen releases was March, with eight new Samsung PC displays released that month. February was the biggest month in 2017 for new Samsung PC screens, with 11 new Samsung PC screens released that month. In December 2016, 45 new Samsung LCD screens were released making it the biggest month that year for new Samsung flatpanel monitor releases.

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    How Fast Do Samsung Flatpanel Monitor Prices Drop After Release?

    Samsung PC monitors tend to depreciate faster than most flatpanel monitors.

    Most flatpanel monitors drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. On average Samsung flatpanel monitors drop in price by 3% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of $13 on a typical $394 new Samsung LCD screen if you wait 6 months before buying.

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    3.8 Stars

    67%

    67%

    67% of Customers Would Recommend
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    Samsung C27F396 Specification

    Key Features
    Display Diagonal
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    3D
    Response Time
    Vertical Viewing Angle
    Horizontal Viewing Angle
    Typical Contrast Ratio
    Aspect Ratio
    Display Scanning Frequency
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Supported Video Modes
    HD Type
    Vertical Viewable Size
    Horizontal Viewable Size
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Display Technology
    Display Brightness
    Color Gamut
    Screen Shape
    Native Aspect Ratio
    Colours
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
    Maximum Refresh Rate
    Display Brightness (Min)
    Panel Type
    Display Brightness (Typical)
    Peak Luminance Ratio
    Ports & Interfaces
    Built-in USB Hub
    Headphone Out
    HDMI Port
    DC-in Jack
    Headphone Outputs
    Audio Input
    VGA (D-Sub) Port
    Multimedia
    Built-in Camera
    TV Tuner Integrated
    Design
    Colour
    Market Positioning
    Performance
    NVIDIA G-Sync
    AMD FreeSync
    Compatible Memory Cards
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Thin Client
    Thin Client Installed
    Ergonomics
    Tilt Angle
    Tilt Adjustment
    VESA Mounting Interfaces
    Cable Lock Slot
    VESA Mounting
    Power
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Typical Power Consumption
    Standby Power Consumption
    Power Consumption (Off)
    Annual Energy Consumption
    Maximum Power Consumption
    AC Input Voltage
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Package Height
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight (With Stand)
    Height (With Stand)
    Depth (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    Stand Included
    Quick Start Guide
    User Guide On CD-ROM
    Power Cable Length
    Other Features
    HDMI
    Display Technology
    Dimensions (W X D X H) With Stand
    Accessories Included
    Technical Details
    Game Mode
    ECO Mode
    Speakers
    Active Display Area (W X H)
    Samsung Eye Saver Mode
    Quick Installation Guide

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    lc27f396fhuxen lc27f396fhuxen, pumpslaing lc27f396fhuxenean, samsung lc27f396fhuxen, pumpslaing c27f396fhu, samsung c27f396fh

    Barcodes

     04058154089262,  08801643098476,  08806088285634

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