Samsung Unveils 49-Inch Curved Screen Monitor for Gamers

The company also introduced two smaller QLED models with 1.07 billion colors 

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If you've been looking to get more visual bang for your buck while you're gaming, Samsung has come up with some new QLED monitors that offer 1.07 billion colors, including one that is a massive 49" wide screen.

Samsung introduced the new line, with all three offering a one millisecond refresh rate and 1800R wraparound curvature. The 27" and 32" models are CHG70s with 2560x1440 resolution, while the 49" is CHG90 with a 3840x1080 resolution and an extra mini-Display Port. Samsung said in a release that the QLED tech "showcases games exactly as developers intended, dramatically improving picture quality and gameplay with crisper colors and sharper contrast."

QLED tech has only been used in high-end TVs before this and has a 144 Hz refresh rate. According to Samsung, it has four-channel scanning tech "to deter motion blur throughout the entire screen. The monitors have next-gen Radeon FreeSync 2 support, although there is no word of Nvidia support. The company also worked with EA developers Dice and Ghost Games to get HDR tech into Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Need for Speed: Payback, respectively.

The new models run $599 for the 27", $699 for the 32", and a gaudy $1,499 for 49".

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    June 9, 2017 11:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Samsung Unveils 49-Inch Curved Screen Monitor for Gamers

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      June 9, 2017 11:12 AM

      *Reads up to freesync*
      *Closes tab*

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      June 9, 2017 2:42 PM

      I want, no nah, I need one.

      Could you dual screen these?

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      June 9, 2017 3:05 PM

      Wait, wasn't this already shown a few weeks back?
      Milleh?

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        June 9, 2017 3:06 PM

        I remember a 32:9 announcement, but not 49 inches!

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            June 9, 2017 3:15 PM

            Oh, okay. Pricing and availability being announced now.

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            June 9, 2017 3:17 PM

            Oh wow, you're right!

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          June 9, 2017 4:19 PM

          Can anyone on the Shack even handle 49 inches?

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            June 9, 2017 4:20 PM

            I can! I have my 35 inch 21:9 a foot from my face and I often find myself wanting more to fill my peripheral vision

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              June 9, 2017 6:10 PM

              Just curious, at what point does just going a VR headset become more cost effective in comparison to just going with a larger monitor?

              I'm not familiar with VR tech, but unless they're using VA panels or OLED's, I don't want them.

              I guess one other benefit to VR headsets is that you don't have to worry about ambient light from lamps or windows.

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                June 9, 2017 6:57 PM

                One vr gets good enough at desktop emulation!

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                  June 9, 2017 6:57 PM

                  *once

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                  June 9, 2017 9:05 PM

                  There are actually some surprisingly decent programs for desktop emulation in VR now, but still not anything I'd use on a regular basis.

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                June 9, 2017 8:12 PM

                The oculus uses OLED and I'm pretty sure the Vive does as well.

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            June 9, 2017 5:20 PM

            With enough lube and patience, anything is possible.

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      June 9, 2017 3:12 PM

      This sounds pretty great for racing sim rigs.

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        June 9, 2017 10:59 PM

        Probably pretty sweet for flight sims too - you could basically have the cockpit displayed 1:1 just like it'd appear in front of you.

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