Samsung outs 49-inch 32:9 super ultrawide QLED gaming monitor
Gamers are always looking for the ultimate immersive experience, and the default go-to option in this case would be a multi-monitor setup. But why bother with multiple monitors when you can get a single curved monitor like Samsung’s latest 49-inch QLED CHG90 model that sports an impressive 32:9 ratio.
The super ultrawide screen comes with a rather unusual resolution of 3840 x 1080, but this seems consistent with the unprecedented 32:9 screen ratio. Due to its 1800R deep curve, the monitor’s stand is a lot bigger than usual, and reminds of those that come with bigger TV screens. Connections for this model include 2 x HDMI ports, 1 x DisplayPort and 1 X MiniDisplayPort, as well as a USB 3.0 hub with three ports on the back.
The 49-incher features the QLED technology that Samsung is trying to promote as an alternative for the more expensive OLEDs that are usually reserved for premium TV screens. It is able to handle HDR content and offers fast 1 ms response time, with 144 Hz refresh rates. Samsung decided to go with AMD’s Freesync 2 for the hardware vsync option. Other special features include a 20-step black Equalizer, an eye-saver mode that eliminates blue light emissions, settings optimized by game genre and improved options for multitasking or picture-by-picture setups.
The CHG90 gaming monitor is already available for US$1,499 from Samsung’s site. Some reviews on the site pointed out that the curved screen is more prone to come with dead pixels and the anti-glare finish of the screen does not do justice to the QLED technology, so the monitor is currently sitting with a 3 star rating.