This open-box deal may include minor cosmetic signs on the frame, stand and back, plus some non-essential accessories could be missing, yet the performance should not be affected. There is also a US$1,214.99 open-box option that looks brand new and only misses some packaging.
Launched as a more affordable alternative to the S95C QD-OLED TVs, Samsung’s S90C models are in the same class as LG’s C-series screens. The S90C 4K QD-OLEDs are now getting a US$300 discount at Best Buy, but there also are better deals via the open-box buying options, which see the price lowered by as much as US$730.
Unlike the S95C that comes with the second gen QD-OLED panels, the S90C features the first gen panel just like the S95B from last year. These are still excellent screens with superior color gamut even over this year’s ALM OLEDs from LG. Bright highlights only get to around 1000 nits instead of 1400, while full field brightness is capped at around 200 nits instead of close to 300 compared to the S95C model, and the One-Connect box is missing as well. However, reviews have shown that the image quality is still better compared to this year’s LG OLEDs when it comes to gaming, especially in HDR content.
A brand new model costs US$1,599 with the US$300 discount from Best Buy. However, buyers who do not mind getting a slightly used model can pay only US$1,166.99 for a TV with minor cosmetic signs (usually on the stand and back) and some non-essential accessories missing, or US$1,214.99 for a screen that looks brand new and contains all accessories, but it’s missing some packaging.
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Bogdan Solca – Senior Tech Writer – 2067 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I’m also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
Bogdan Solca, 2023-06-28 (Update: 2023-06-28)