Samsung C34J791

Samsung C34J791

  • Maximum resolution: 3440x1440
  • Screen size: 34 inches
  • Refresh rate: 100 Hz
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4.1 of 5 stars

Based on 14 reviews

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02/12/2018
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PureJT(2 reviews)
The Skinny - Impressive physical build, excellent picture, great connectivity, makes users very smug, pricey From unboxing this, your know it's special. It's surprisingly lightweight given the size of the screen and the arm is reassuringly sturdy. Connectivity options are impressive and good to see they have tried to hide cables behind a flip out panel - adding to the nice simplistic design and lines. The power brick is huge though - literally the size of a brick. Picture quality is bright, vibrant and sharp - this is dependant on your inputs. The screen doesn't seem that big - aided by the curve and is very pleasing to use. I've had mutiple spreadsheets and browsers option and couldn't help but feel smug with the screen real estate. The in-built speakers are punchy but lacks solid bass. They're good and very usable, reaching very high volumes. Firing up PBP options is where the limitations of this ultra wide format start to show. You will end up with some black bars on each side because the ultra wide format means that standard resolutions don't make use of the full horizontal width. I found this quite a lot with playing movies as you need content in the right resolution to make full use of the width, else you end up stretching to fit. The monitor lifts and rises effortlessly and tilt adjusts well - it doesn't swivel, however I'm just nick picking now. The power button placement on the back is simple, but annoying to use after a while. They could have opted to put this on the side or bottom to make it more accessible. I've loved every second of using this, and it makes you smug to show off to your friends. The thing that lingers is whether or not the price tag is worth it. It's a very expensive purchase if you are simply looking for a bigger monitor to do some multi-tasking. For gaming, it's a very nice setup but you can't help but feel asking if the price justifies this - could you simply buy a LED TV instead and save some money. This needs to be at a price point of £400 to make it a competitive purchase - otherwise it's a very lavish purchase.
26/11/2018
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Redwards(1 review)
I’ve been using this for 4 weeks now as my main monitor at home, using it for 3 primary reasons: gaming, work and photo editing. It replaces 2 1080p monitors. I now have one of those as my second monitor with this Samsung as my main monitor. Gaming: wow, what a difference! With the monitor sitting a short distance from me, games feel like they are wrapping around me. Due to my slightly ageing PC, I can only run the latest games at 2K rather than the close to 4K the monitor is designed for but this is still a substantial upgrade from my old 1080P monitors. So much more detail and the colours are vivid. No visible blurring or slow down either and response time seems to be excellent. Work: so using apps like PowerPoint, I can place two apps side by side, essentially giving me 3 monitors with my existing second monitor. Some handy included software allows you to split the screen in two (or more if required) and ‘snap’ apps into various configurations. Working on multiple documents is a breeze on this monitor! The PBP (Picture-by-Picture) mode of the monitor gives you the ability to connect two sources to the monitor which appear side-by-side which is great for plugging in my work laptop along with my home PC. I assume this would also work for game consoles, but I’ve not yet tried this. Some apps don’t play nicely with the massive wide nature of the monitor and seem a little lost when not splitting the screen, but I guess apps will get updated over time to use the increased resolution and screen real-estate. Photo editing: Increased detail and accurate colours really help when editing my photos! The difference in colour reproduction is night and day compared to my old monitors. Other points to note are that the built in speakers function OK, but aren’t as good as my £90 desk speakers so don’t expect amazing quality/loudness for gaming or music playing. The monitor looks stunning. Nice simple sleek design with a beautiful curved screen. Cable management is good with enough ports to connect anything you can think of. Setup was very easy and I had no issues getting it setup. Would I recommend it? Yes, if price is no issue. But, its an expensive beast and I think if I were to do buy again, I’d have gone for the larger version, especially if you are trying to replace 2-3 monitors for work apps. The 34” size split into two is just OK but two large single monitors may be better. But, for me as a single app/gaming monitor, I love it!
19/11/2018
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Spinstorm(1 review)
I really wanted to love this monitor. I was so excited for the fact its thunderbolt and would work with my mac; I was so excited by the 34” wide screen allowing two sources side by side. It is one of the few monitors that actually also works with the new iPad Pro as an external display. My problem with it is that the black levels and contrast and brightness are average at best - for a quantum dot monitor - this is not what I expected. I can’t see any detail when its a dark video or scene on any source. It is just a blur of greyness and to make it worse the brightness levels seem to be very bright and bright - but it doesn’t get bright enough to resolve any contrast in those black videos and I can’t turn down the brightness enough to make it useable at night. I honestly cannot use this monitor at night as its just too bright. The manual brightness settings are useless. The calibration of colours is terrible. And the way it upscales or changes the aspect rations of different sources stretches everything out so it is unwatchable. Considering how good Samsung TVs are it seems like they haven’t taken any of the features of the TV’s and used them on this monitor. So I give this 3 stars - average - it is better than cheap basic monitors and its connectivity options are fantastic. It looks good too with the design. And if your not used to better displays then you will probably think it looks great, but it doesn’t. It’s good value for money; but a huge disappointment for me. If you set your expectations low then you will love it. If you expect Samsung to deliver a monitor that is as good at the TV’s then you will hate it.
06/11/2018
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Rizwanhk(1 review)
he Samsung CJ791 is an amazing monitor with a stunning display. I have used it for over a week now and I am super impressed with it so far. Its an ultrawide display which feels a bit awkward at the start but you get used to it pretty quickly. The curved screen with vibrant colours gives a highly immersive experience with watching videos or carrying out graphics or design activities. I have used dual screens along with my laptop screen for many years but ever since I have started using Samsung CJ971, this is the only screen I use now for my work. Some further thoughts -Aesthetics The monitor has a thin brushed aluminium bezel and base with glossy white body at the back. The monitor looks quite elegant in the room. -Setup The setup of the monitor was quite straight forward. There are multiple connectivity options including HDMI ports, mini Display Port or Thunderbolt 3.0 / USB C. The Thunderbolt 3.0 provides the added benefit of charging the MacBook Pro through the single cable thus reducing the desk clutter. The screen height is adjustable and it comes with a wall mountable bracket as well. -Colors & Features This is where the monitor stand out. The screen produces very sharp and bright images. I was hardly able to see any difference in the color tones, image sharpness and quality between Samsung CJ971 and my 2018 MacBook Pro. The PBP (Picture-by-Picture) mode of the monitor gives you the ability to connect two sources to the monitor which appear side-by-side. This allows you to have the same traditional “dual screen experience” through a single monitor. I have tried using the Applications/Videos in full screen mode but the sheer size of the screen doesn’t give a great experience. Also in full screen video mode, you see “black bars” on the sides and bottom due to 21:9 unusual aspect ratio. It’s a great monitor for gaming and multi-tasking but not a substitute for a TV (in my opinion). The 7W built-in speakers in the monitor are of decent quality but don’t expect a Sonos / Bose quality sound. With all these great features, the only downside I feel is the need to upgrade my desk which was presiously OK for a 21” screen but cannot accomdate this beast. Overall, it’s a fantastic monitor with great picture quality and value for money. I highly recommend it for all gamers and multi-taskers out there.
29/10/2018
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mip01(1 review)
Arrival From the moment the box arrived, you knew you were about to receive an impressive piece of kit. The set-up of the screen was simple and pain free. First impressions Having first turned on the ultra-wide screen on, I was instantly struck by the sleek curved design which sunk perfectly into the shape of my desk, creating an impressive and immersive user experience. One concern I had was that the screen would be ‘OTT’ and that it’d take a fair bit of getting used to, however, this proved not be a problem… Experience One of the biggest selling features for me is the ability to input through Thunderbolt. This gives you the versatility to switch between applications and portability to transfer hardware (i.e. my MacBook) from place to place. Moving onto the screen quality, I can’t say I experienced issues that other Insiders have with regards to fading etc. Rather, I found the QLED quality to be up to scratch with colours holding depth and crisp, clear clarity. As you can see from my pictures, it had no issues oozing the details displayed in the 4K illustrative video. In terms of split screening, I think this will be a point of curiosity for those who are thinking of purchasing this kind of screen for the first time. However, the ultra-wide screen and immersive curved experience really eased and simplified how I work with different tabs and made me fall in love in having one single display! Lastly, the speakers are not something I use frequently. However, these were of a good standard, but I do concur that they lack bass. However, I think for a user who requires a lot from speakers that they would buy standalone speakers over inbuilt in any case. Overall, I think it’s an excellent piece of kit which really up’s the game in the tech world. However, I would suggest a few ‘light’ improvements to make the experience even greater: - The ability to move the bezel would be very useful, particularly if you are showing the display to an audience or clients. - For a monitor of this spec and detail, I would expect a non-plastic bezel for not only effect but also rigour. - Quality of speakers are good, but can be made great! Think of going into a restaurant, having a great main course but the dessert letting you down slightly. That’s what happened here. - There is a slight bend on HDMI wiring –more give would be helpful in preserving the life span of the lead. - The power supply is quite hefty which might not be ideal if you have a small / limited working area
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