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Samsung’s new monitor is a curved 49-inch QLED beast

By John Law - on 12 Jun 2017, 8:00am

Samsung’s new monitor is a curved 49-inch QLED beast

Samsung's new and ridiculously super ultra-wide 49-inch CHG90 gaming monitor. <br> Image source: Hexus.

If you thought 32-inches was the largest size a PC monitor could ever get on the mainstream, you might want to re-evaluate that thought.

Samsung recently announced several new gaming monitors into the PC display market. Of all the models, the CHG90 gaming monitor is the one that stands out, and is quite clearly the darling of the group.

The monitor’s size measures in at 49-inches, uses a QLED panel, and has a display ratio of a whopping 32:9. In addition, the CHG90 also uses Quantum Dot technology to minimize the amount of energy consumed by the LED. It also offers an RGB palette of 1.07 billion colors with color accuracy of up to 95 percent, and also supports HDR10.

It has a refresh rate of 144Hz and 1millisecond (1ms), but more importantly, the monitor is also curved with a gradient of 1800R.

The maximum resolution of the CHG90 is, however, a bit of an oddity. Where most ultra-wide gaming monitor with a display ratio of 21:9 would usually be given a maximum resolution 3,840 x 1,440 pixels (or 4K), the CHG90 and its super ultra-wide display will ship out with a Double Full HD (DFHD) resolution, which is essentially 3,840 x 1,080 pixels. As the naming convention would suggest, that's the 

It’s also the first gaming monitor to come built with AMD’s FreeSync 2 anti-screen tearing technology, the successor to the current FreeSync display technology.

Image source: Business Insider via Samsung.

According to the reports, the Samsung CHG90 will retail for US$1,499 (approx. RM6,389) upon its availability on June 30, 2017 for the U.S. market (with pre-orders already available on Amazon).

Samsung Malaysia has not said when and if they plan on bringing in the gaming monitor, but check back with us later, as we’ll update you once we get news on local availability and price.

Source: Engadget, Business Insider, Hexus.