Samsung announces the C43J89 — a 43-inch 32:10 ultra-wide curved gaming monitor

The Samsung C43J89 is a 3840x1200 32:10 curved monitor with a 120 Hz refresh rate. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung C43J89 is a 3840x1200 32:10 curved monitor with a 120 Hz refresh rate. (Source: Samsung)
The C43J89 is Samsung's new ultra-wide monitor that boasts a resolution of 3840x1200 in a 120Hz 43-inch VA panel. Coming in both business and gaming variants, the C43J89 supports a host of connectivity options, offers a 99% FOV, and can display two sources simultaneously.

Samsung has revealed their new ultra-wide gaming monitor in the CJ89 lineup. The C43J89 is an ultra-wide curved gaming monitor (1800R) with a resolution of 3840x1200 that yields an aspect ratio of 32:10. The 43-inch bezel-less display is a VA panel that offers a 120 Hz refresh rate. The ultra-wide 3840x1200 resolution offers a 99% field of view and enables effectively using the monitor akin to dual 1920x1200 displays.

The use of the VA panel enables a high native contrast ratio of 3000:1 and deep blacks. However, Samsung hasn't listed any Freesync or G-Sync support implying no Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support. This being an 8-bit panel, native HDR support is also not available. The panel offers a 5ms GtG response time and a standard sRGB color gamut.

Connectivity wise, the Samsung C43J89 is fully loaded. There are 2 USB-C ports for connecting peripherals and smartphones along with an USB-C up port, 2 USB 2.0 down ports, 1 USB 3.0 down port, 1 HDMI 2.0 port, 1 DisplayPort 1.2 port, and a headphone jack. Since this is essentially two 1920x1200 monitors in one, there is a built-in KVM switch that can easily toggle between and control connected devices in each half of the display. Additionally, there are 5W bottom-facing stereo speakers on each side for loud enough sound. The display also comes with blue-light filtering and a flicker-free mode for reducing eye strain. 

With a fully adjustable stand and compatible VESA mounts, the Samsung C43J89 seems to offer a compelling option for gamers or those who require a wide field of view. However, the asking price of US$900 might put off many prospective buyers given the lack of gamer specific options such as VRR. Availability is expected later this year.

(Source: Samsung)
(Source: Samsung)
(Source: Samsung)
(Source: Samsung)


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-19 (Update: 2018-07-19)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.