While curved screen Televisions have been out for a while, nobody has generally found them useful enough to make a purchase. However, the curved TV screen technology has been making its way to PC monitors, and consumers have started to see it’s true potential.
Now Samsung has been making curved TVs for quite some time, and they have also recently started to make the jump into the curved monitor department, too. So as a consequence of CES starting up, Samsung announced a couple of new curved monitors that have a twist.
That twist is the inclusion of Quantum Dots, which Samsung is claiming that their new monitors are “designed with gamers in mind.” There are several monitors announced, the first of which is the CH711 Quantum Dot curved monitor, which comes in either a 27-inch or 31.5-inch configuration, and features a 1,800R curvature, which is a 1,800mm curve radius across the width of the monitor. Both screen sizes have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and has support for 125% of sRGB color coverage.
If you don’t know what Quantum Dots are, they’re essentially semiconductor nanocrystals that work in a way that is similar to OLED displays, which is to allow a screen to be brighter, produce better color accuracy and saturation, on top of functioning more efficiently.
Samsung also released two other Quantum Dot monitors, which are already available to buy if you’d like to get your hands on one. The first is the CFG70, which is aimed more towards gamers because it has a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, AMD FreeSync Support and a 1080p resolution. The 24-inch model will cost $349.99, while the 27-inch one will cost $499.99. It is also important to add that both models come with a ‘Gaming UX’ interface that has “advanced calibration options” to help optimize the image output for the different types of games that people play.
The second monitor is the CF791, and that has a 1,500R curvature, but that’s because it’s a 34-inch screen that’s aspect ratio is 21:9. The display resolution is 3440 x 1440 and offers a 4ms response time. It is important to note that it can also be wall mounted. If you’d like to pick this one up, it’ll set you back $999.99.
All three of the monitors mentioned in this article will be at CES next week, and as mentioned above, the two quantum dot monitors are available for purchase now. Stay tuned to TechDependent as we will be covering CES 2017 in great detail. To read all of our articles, click right here.