Samsung C32F391FW 31.5 inch VA with 1800R curve
A trend we’ve seen with many of Samsung’s ‘F’ series models is the inclusion of steep curves – and universally, the addition of Adaptive-Sync (AMD FreeSync support). Both of these trends are embraced by the C32F391FW (regional suffixes vary) of the CF391 series. The 1800R curve that has been adopted here is significantly steeper than the 3000R curve used on the previous S32E590C. Another striking difference compared to its predecessor is the glossy white rather than black finish for the stand and housing. A JOG button (joystick) is again included for intuitive navigation of the OSD (On Screen Display).
The monitor uses a 31.5” Samsung SVA (Vertical Alignment) panel with the aforementioned 1800R (relatively steep) curve and a 1920 x 1080 resolution. 8-bit colour is supported (believed to be true 8-bit, without dithering) whilst specified viewing angles are 178°/178° horizontal/vertical. This should of course be approached with a degree of scepticism given the panel used and its likely viewing angle characteristics. It’s likely that a relative un-grainy (and fairly light) matte screen surface is used on this model. The specified contrast ratio is 3000:1, which may disappoint some who recall 5000:1 on last year’s model. In our experience, though, measured contrast ratios are not usually accurately reflected by these figures. A flicker-free WLED backlight is used which offers ~sRGB colour space coverage and provides a typical maximum luminance of 250 cd/m². A 4ms grey to grey response time is specified; approach with caution.
The usual recent additions such as ‘Eye Saver’ Low Blue Light (LBL) settings and the ‘Game Mode’ also feature. 75 x 75mm VESA holes are included on the textured white rear if the included tilt-only stand doesn’t provide the ergonomic freedom you crave. The ports of the monitor are backwards facing and include; DP, HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack and a DC power input (external power brick). The refresh rate is 60Hz, but is variable with the use of Adaptive-Sync (AMD FreeSync support). According to information we have, this model supports FreeSync over HDMI 1.4a – we’re not sure whether it is supported via DP on this model as well. The variable refresh rate range for this is unknown.
Further information on the monitor can be found on various regional Samsung websites, including their Italian one (in Italian – may require translation into English). A May-June release is expected with an initial price of approximately $400 USD (£280 inc. VAT). We will bring you further details as soon as we can and may see if we can review this model if there is sufficient demand.