Ultrawide and curved monitors have been the up-and-coming choice for gamers when they’re in the market for a new gaming setup. We’ve seen companies like Acer tout monitors with eye-tracking, and even Samsung releasing curved Quantum Dot monitors. Now at E3 2017, Samsung is back with a new 49-inch ultra-wide monitor that has an absurd 1800R curvature. The company will be making three variants of the monitor: one that measures at 27-inches diagonally, one at 32-inches and the flagship model at 49-inches. There is QLED technology onboard that offers a 1.07 billion color palette; and also offers a 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 professional color range.
The monitors have an impressive 144Hz refresh rate, four-channel scanning to detect motion blur throughout the entire screen, and also support for Radeon FreeSync 2. No word has been specified if they will support NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology.
Instead of using plain LED displays, these new monitors are using new Quantum Dot nanoparticle technology to assist the LEDs for better color reproduction and lighting. However, Samsung’s QLED monitors won’t have the same color contrast that OLED panels have, but it does display brighter images, with the panel measuring in at 1,500 to 2,000 nits of brightness alongside a 100% DCI-P3 color volume.
Interestingly, Samsung partnered up with game developers such as EA Studio to enable HDR technology for games such as Need For Speed and Star Wars: Battlefront II.
All three models feature the same specifications, but the 27-inch and 32-inch models have a QuadHD display (2560 x 1440) while the 49-inch model has the ultrawide curve and a UHD screen (3840 x 1080) plus an extra Mini-DisplayPort. The 27-inch and 32-inch monitors will set you back $599 and $699 respectively, while the 49-inch model will cost you $1499.
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