It has enough processing power to upscale lower definition images to 3440 x 1440 (Ultra WQHD).

Using two different computer sources, you can have Picture-By-Picture (two computer screens side-by-side) or Picture-in-Picture up to 25%.

The 2 x 7W stereo speakers reach 80dB and are suitable for small room viewing. Sound signature is warm and sweet (good) although the bass is a little thin. If you were going to use it for movies, a Bluetooth headphone or speaker would be a good investment.

There is no perceptible back light bleed.

16:9 movies will show black bars on either side but take up the full height. You can run a movie in full width, but you lose slices off the top and bottom image. Many Hollywood blockbusters are available in the ultrawide format.

Most games (Wide Screen Gaming Forum) and productivity software support the ultra-wide format. If the software does not, it elongates the picture – wider like squashing a balloon slightly out of shape.

Stand/build

It uses the typical Samsung round stand, and it has -14/+22° tilt. It can VESA wall mount (supplied). The screen looks well built, it’s not too reflective and certainly the quality I expect from Samsung.

Size with the stand is 808.7 x 516.0 x 309.4 mm x 7.7kg.

It comes with an HDMI cable and a .5m Thunderbolt 3 passive cable.

Ports

  • HDMI 1.4
  • DisplayPort 1.2a
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports with 85W USB Power delivery
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (total 5V/3A or 15W charge)
  • Headphone port

Price

The recommended price is A$1599 (Model LC34J791WTEXXY). In part, the 10% drop in the Aussie dollar has put it up there. Shop around as you might find it closer to $1000 on existing stock if you hurry.

GadgetGuy’s take. C34J79

As I said earlier, I will miss it when it goes back to Samsung. I love lots of screen real estate, and this is amazing. I was a little concerned about the tighter 1500R curve, but practically I sit closer to it and future from the 3000R HP z34c.

Thunderbolt is convenient and dual Thunderbolt more so. That is going to make this a must-have for MacBook owners who can use it to power the laptop too. You can read more about Samsung’s Thunderbolt range here

Samsung C34J79 34” curved monitor with Thunderbolt 3
1500R curve draws you in - immersiveQLED colours are accurate and crispTwo Thunderbolt 3 connections
Pricey due to the falling Australian dollar
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