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Samsung's Curved Gaming Monitors Come With Ultrawide 49-Inch Model

Samsung's Curved Gaming Monitors Come With Ultrawide 49-Inch Model

If you've seen HDR in action, it's immediately clear how much of a game changer it is for picture quality, so it's good to see it here. All three monitors come equipped with HDR (high dynamic range) for increased light range, quantum dot LEDs that cover 125% of the sRGB color space and 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, as well as AMD FreeSync 2 technology for smooth frame rates and avoiding screen tearing. Today's announcement from Samsung is all about pushing these new features for AMD graphics cards, with its first generation of FreeSync 2 enabled displays.

The 27-inch C27HG70 and the 31.5-inch C32HG70 both feature a quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, while the massive 49-inch C49HG90 comes with an unusual, ultra-wide resolution of 3,840 x 1,080. The new monitors all leverage Samsung's revolutionary QLED Quantum Dot technology, first made available in the new QLED TV lineup launched at CES 2017. It also promises "deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more vivid colors". If you don't have the room - or want to spend near $1,500 - on the CHG90, Samsung also announced 27- and 32-inch CHG70 monitors. Combine this with HDR, Samsung's new curved monitors should be able to deliver twice the brightness and color than the sRGB standard.

And not just that, this is a FreeSync 2 ready monitor at 144 Hz. Samsung has some proprietary software created to help better take advantage of the screen real estate, by splitting the screen in a number of different layouts allowing users to configure up to six windows at once.




Despite all this going on, this tech cocktail keeps moving images on the display at a steady 144Hz, with a 178 degree viewing angle. The CHG70 models sport a DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs; the CHG90s feature the same connections, in addition to a mini-DisplayPort interface.

The 27-inch model costs $599, the 32-inch $699 and the 48-inch $1499.

The 49-inch CHG90 is available for pre-order on Amazon - expect it to ship late July or early August.


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