Sceptre 30-inch Curved Gaming Monitor9.2/10 (Expert Score)
About this item
- 30″ Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1080 Full HD Resolution. Response Time- 5ms GTG.Aspect Ratio: 21:9. Viewing Angle is 170° (H) / 170° (V). Brightness(typ) is 250. Without Stand (W x H x D)-27.82 x 12.64 x 3.69 inches
- DP Up to 200Hz Refresh Rate / HDMI 2. 0 Up to 120Hz Refresh Rate: More than double the standard refresh rate, 200Hz gives gamers an edge in visibility as frames transition instantly, leaving behind no blurred images
- AMD Free Sync With Free Sync, gamers now enjoy smooth video and seamless on the spot movement through their fast paced games. Free Sync is an AMD technology that nearly eliminates tearing and stuttering due to differences between a graphics card’s frame rate and a monitor’s refresh rate.
- FPS-RTS FPS and RTS are Scepter’s custom set display settings built for an enhanced gaming experience. FPS (First Person Shooter) , RTS (Real-Time Strategy).
- Blue Light Shift Reduce your monitors blue light to protect you from eye fatigue, irritation and strains. This enables you to work on you documents, watch movies, or play games more comfortably for extended periods.
- VESA Wall Mount Pattern Using the VESA wall mount pattern, easily mount your Scepter LED monitor on the wall in a manner that is both aesthetically pleasing and conveniently practical. You will be able to save ample space and view the screen in a position that affords the greatest visibility possible.
- Gaming LED Light
Perfectly suited to work & gaming settings, built-in speakers deliver robust & smooth audio while saving space on your desk.
Multiple Digital Ports
The DisplayPort deliver up to 200Hz refresh rate, providing incredible visibility & agility to beat your standard player. The HDMI1 port provide an impressive 180hz refresh rate.
HDR400 (High Dynamic Range) enhances dynamic contrast ratio, illuminating colors up to 50% brighter than SDR while displaying profoundly clear dark colors.
Blue Light Shift
Blue Light Shift reduces blue light, allowing you to comfortably work, watch, or play applications without straining your eyes.
1ms MPRT Response Time
Colors fade and illuminate instantly with a 1ms response time, eliminating ghosting and piecing together precise imagery during action-packed scenes and gaming.
Picture in Picture
Picture In Picture allows our users to multitask and overlay a secondary source to display anything you desire. Expand your workflow with our Sceptre Ultrawide Gaming monitor.
- Display Port with 200Hz refresh rate
- Icon AMD FreeSync capability
- Icon Ultra-wide screen with thin bezels
- Icon Picture-in-Picture Mode available
- VA panel with low color accuracy
- Icon May exhibit ghosting at high refresh rates
Sceptre 30-inch Curved Gaming Monitor Prices
Specification: Sceptre 30-inch Curved Gaming Monitor
Walter O. –
One drawback is when it comes to PC’s and Monitors, you won’t know for sure until you try it out for yourself. You can ask the seller questions, but sometimes the question you should have asked isn’t obvious until the thing is sitting on your desk. It may boil down to something very specific to your application/environment/ergonomics that the seller, or even the manufacturer can’t give you a definitive answer because of the subjective nature of sitting in front of a screen for hours at a time. A big help for me in determining which to order is to download the user manual and quick set-up guides from the Manufacturer Website. By carefully reading the specs and going through the OSD Menu entries I am sure that what I’m ordering, at least on paper, has the right specs. This way, the monitors should have all the right comparable specs and you should end up with what you really want. Still, as was it was in my case you may have to try it out before you can finalize the purchase. I need a widescreen curved monitor such as this 30″ Scepter with PBP (split screen) so as to be able to work on documents from two different inputs, i.e. two PC’s. So I am reviewing this from more of a business angle, not from a Gaming criteria. Basically, it is a simple, single-purpose gaming PC Monitor. If used just for gaming on an Nvidia Graphics PC, it works as advertised. You’ve got to match video cards, max res, number and type of inputs, hdmi 1.4, 2.0? Is Displayport 1.2 enough? I finally narrowed down to a 30-32 inch 21:9 ultrawide, curved, (gaming) monitor though I would only use it for business. I need a split screen with quick and easy transition from one input to another. To change inputs from one PC to another on this monitor requires 11 button pushes and the dual split-screens are squished horizontally as determined by the screen width and 2560hz horizontal resolution. Nothing really wrong with the monitor itself. My opinion is that this monitor should be best acknowledged as a single input Gaming monitor. It was not quite suitable for my application. Better would be a wider monitor with higher horizontal frequency. The Wall Plate though not it’s intended use can be attaching it to a standard 4 hole Vesa mounting arm plate. It comes with a 75mm 4 hole Adapter, so it can be done. Two little bolts attach one side to the monitor, the other side can be fastened to a regular Monitor mounting plate (75mm hole pattern) on the extended arm of your vesa desktop stand mounted to your desk . You will have to obtain an additional four M4 x 20mm bolts, with washers and nuts to bolt (fasten) Wall Mount to the Vesa plate of your stand. Easily accomplished except for obtaining your own hardware. No wall plate screws are supplied as there are different types of wall mounts. At this price point, as I’ve mentioned, this monitor is designed to work best with a PC having an Nvidia Video Card using GSync. They tell you up front how it’s designed to work. With the right hardware you can get the 160 – 200 hz frequency for high-end gaming. With Displayport 1.2 I was able to get 120hz picture that was good enough for ordinary Windows 10 desktop, but I can’t comment how it would work for gaming. Need Displayport 1.4, or Hdmi 2.0 to obtain 160-200hz. The Nvidia drivers must be up to date and can be downloaded from Nvidia Website. The driver page lists a long paragraph of Nvidia cards compatible with that driver. It may work well enough with other PC video cards as well, but I was using an old GT 620. No problem with the latest driver but not suitable for intensive gaming. Using with a Mac, (I have a Macbook Pro) is a crapshoot. Older Macs are designed to work with older Mac compatible hardware. This monitor, as is the case with the majority of OEM generic monitors, is directed at the Windows PC Market. If it works with your Mac, well and good, but don’t count on it, not for serious gaming for sure. My 2011 Macbook Pro has early thunderbolt – backwards compatible with mini-displayport. I used a mini-displayport cable with short mini-displayport to Displayport adapter. Macbook has a 2560×1440 spec video output. It connected with the monitor but full-screen picture was a little vertically flattened, (i.e.horizontall stretched); not acceptable. Mac System Preferences Display Icon showed 1080p. That is correct, but the Macbook is designed for 4:3 ratio. My Macbook was never intended to handle 21:9 aspect ratio; not the fault of the monitor. Works perfect though with my 21.5 inch Acer screen. Newer macs with thunderbolt 3, a.k.a. USB-C should be compatible with USB-C input monitors. In order to avoid the hassle of a return, my advice is to ask the seller – better yet, download the manual, especially with third-party sellers as return shipping is pretty expensive. Be aware of the intended use and specs and consider that in order to get a monitor with better options, you might have to spend another $100.00 or more. What I could determine is that used as intended and properly set up, it will do what is advertised at 160hz For business, with dual inputs, maybe not, but the manufacturer does not advertise it as anything but designed for gaming so I really can’t complain. I had to try it to find out.Walter O.
Ok, I bought a mini pc replacing a much older gaming pc. I had dual 23″ monitors, one was only few years old the other was gawd how old, early HDMI days.. The older monitor didnt want to work well with the mini pc’s integrated graphic card. So I started doing my research for a new monitor. I am not one to spend alot on electronics but I wanted a decent monitor that was larger then my 23″. I went to several websites over the course of a few days and made a list of the ones that were commonly on them with good critic reviews. Sceptre C30 was on that list. I game alittle but work from home and I zoom call few times a month. With Windows 11 easy split screen it was like having 3 monitors. It was so nice!!! I had 3 full windows up and easy to read with the ultra wide screens. So after few weeks of using the Speptre C30 it was actually getting annoying how much better the picture quality was on the Sceptre verses the other monitor….. To be fair and transparent both monitors have the same picture resolution specs and were on the same settings. The 1 ms response time works well for gaming also. For what I paid, $220ish for ea it was so worth it. I just showed a few pictures to a friend who spent over twice for one monitor, 40″, and he was amazed at how much viewing screen I got for what $440…. And he was here the other day showing me how to play a character in a game. He said the picture on this monitor was amazing especially for the price!!! Now nothing is perfect!!! A big pitfall for me was the monitors have a very low profile and the height can’t be adjusted!! I am a pretty tall guy so this was a big problem. I had to spend $38 on monitor stands. But the reality is I found so much value in this monitor I bought a second one. And as I was writing this I had 4 windows going and it was like having 4 monitors. I am not an expert or pretend to be on computers but I am liking this set up alot. And the total price of everything was under $1000. new PC, 2x cables, 2x monitor stands, usb hub and a really nice keyboard and mouse. I paid more for just the gaming PC I replaced with alot worse monitors and keyboard. This monitor is a great buy!! Really gave me alot for very little money!!!
Marc B –
I purchased two monitors in July 2022 during “Amazon Days” they were a great price. I like the curve with the extra large display. I got one for my wife and the other for myself. Both my wife and I use them with Mac Book Pros, and we both like the extra wide screens. I don’t notice the curve of the screen when I’m working on the computer it just seems to be a natural feel and operation of the monitor.Unfortunately, after a few months one of the monitors had a problem with the back light. Half the display was dark. The monitor was still under warranty so got in touch with Sceptre’s Tech Support via Email. Tech support was a slow in responding to me. On their web site I had to filled out the form for support twice. The first time I got no response, the second time I got a response asking for more information and pictures of the problem. At one point of emailing back and forth it took them almost a week to answer me back and only after I sent multiple replays to their Emails. Finally they replied and I received the RMA# and said I would receive a pre-paid label to return the monitor. I did have to follow up with another email, to get the Label. My experience with tech support was not great but after all said and done, they did replace the monitor and the replacement monitor is working well.Final thought, I do like the monitors even though one had to be replaced after a few months of use. Sceptre’s Tech Support needs to be more responsive. I was starting to get frustrated with them, fortunately they did come through and took care of the problem under warranty. The monitors are good, and I would recommend them. If you need tech support just be ready to email the several times.