Looking for a large monitor for watching movies and TV and seamless switching to work tasks, with the unusual design? This Samsung C34F791 review will show all the benefits and flaws of this curved multitask monitor
While the display has high contrast and refresh rate along with the color enhancement technologies, it doesn’t support HDR, which might become a deal-breaker for movie buffs. Meanwhile, it’s high response and refresh rate make it a great option for gamers. The unusual shape brings more presence to the picture but limits the screen sharing possibility and side-by-side work with another monitor.
The Samsung CF791 has a 34-inch diagonal and the 1500R curvature. It has 31.8-inch width, 20.3-inch height, and 12.2-inch depth if measured with the stand. The screen height makes 14.3 inches, while the depth equals 6.6 inches. The screen is quite heavy weighing 13.4lbs on its own and 16.8lbs with the stand.
The matrix of the Samsung CF791 series 34-inch curved widescreen monitor is the VA type making a difference to the majority of IPS-powered displays on the market. This brings intensive colors and deep blacks characteristic for the home theater monitors but also limits the viewing angles. The static contrast is 3,000:1 while the dynamic one makes 10,000,000:1 producing the impressive detail in videos. The screen supports the 3440x1440 resolution and has the aspect ratio of 21:9 (WQHD orientation). It displays the native Full HD and lesser formats. The standard color gamut of 16.7 million hues is enhanced with the Quantum Dot technology providing 125% of sRGB coverage and producing lifelike and vivid colors.
The monitor is quite bright, having the maximum nits number as 300. The monitor has the Gaming mode adjusting the lag and contrast parameters and setting the highest refresh rate. The latter parameter of Samsung 34 CF791 makes 100Hz, and the minimal response time is 4ms. The multitask functions include the picture-in-picture (smaller picture makes up to 25% of the screen and can be placed anywhere) and picture-by-picture options for multiple connected PCs or other devices. The display has built-in stereo speakers with good capacity (10W) and stereo mode. The system recognizes the connected devices fast thanks to the onboard Samsung CF791 drivers.
The monitor has a white metal base and a single mount arm, white plastic body with thin black bezels on top and on the sides of the display and wider white one on the bottom. This 34" CF791 curved widescreen monitor has the height adjustment mechanism making it 4-inch higher or lower. It can also tilt for -2 / 34 degrees. It’s connected to the PC through the DP port while the gaming console, Blu Ray player, or another source can be hooked up via two HDMI ports or a USB hub. There’s also the headphones output on the back, and the on/off buttons marked by the palpable circle lines for quick reach-out.
This monitor will become an attraction point in any home or office due to its unusual design and colorful picture. It provides a crisp Full HD resolution with an accurate color mapping, is bright, and lets combine multiple tasks through PIP and PBP features. Thanks to the good refresh rate and response, and the implemented Game mode, it makes a great gaming opportunity as well. The onboard stereo system makes a big benefit, while the audio port is for headphones only.