Samsung Introduces Ultra-Wide 49-Inch QLED Gaming Monitor – Forbes
A dedicated UHD gaming display measuring in at over 4 feet? Yes, please.
Today, Samsung has introduced an impressive new line of QLED displays aimed at “virtual competition” and set to “deliver the ultimate gaming experience”. Leading the pack is the ultra-wide 49-inch curved CHG90, which sports a 32:9 aspect ratio, 3,840×1,080 double full HD (DFHD), a 144hz screen refresh rate, and four-channel scanning technology that deters motion blur throughout the entirety of its impressively elongated screen. Launching alongside the CHG90 are the CHG70 monitors, which come in at a more modest (and much less rockstar, really) 27 and 32 inches.
All three monitors are HDR-enabled and utilize Samsung’s pioneering Quantum Dot standard. Additionally, they’ll be some of the first gaming displays to support AMD’s new Radeon FreeSync 2 technology. Samsung says that this functionality “combines smooth, stutter- and tear-free gaming with low-latency, high-brightness, high-contrast visuals, as well as excellent black levels and support for a wide color gamut to showcase HDR content with twice the perceivable brightness and color of that offered by the sRGB standard.” Apparently, this FreeSync 2 will reduce the need to adjust settings when switching between games and various pieces of software, a convenience that I’m all for.
Samsung also says it’s been working closely with EA’s DICE and Ghost Games to fine tune the technology—which is usually reserved for TVs and other large-display devices—in these new sets. Upon its release, the CHG90 will be the widest gaming monitor available, and it seems the electronics giant is hoping to eliminate the problems that gamers have with linking multiple, separate screens together in attempts to widen their play and view area. Combine that with an extremely adjustable stand and an integrated dashboard and you’ve got something worth keeping an eye on.
Do know that if you want to be the coolest kid on the block (and play Club Penguin Island in ultra-wide magnificence), you’ll have to cough up the cash. The 49-inch CHG90, which is available for pre-order now on Amazon.com and at local Micro Center retail stores, will set you back an admittedly steep $1499. The 32-inch CHG70, on the other hand, which is available for pre-order exclusively on Newegg.com, is a slightly more reasonable $699. And that cute 27-inch display? Samsung’s powerful runt is available for pre-order on Samsung.com for $599.
E3 will provide a closer look at the 32-inch CHG70 model specifically, so we should get a better idea of what these displays are capable of soon enough.
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