Samsung’s most recent desktop monitors feature ultra-wide screens, eye-popping resolution, and a sleek design, unlike any other desktop monitor we’ve seen.
Save Some Space with the Space Monitor
The Space Monitor may appear to be a standard desktop design, but a closer inspection reveals that the stand is anything but typical, featuring a minimalist design that focuses on giving you back the desk space that most other monitors occupy.
A built-in clamp allows the Space Monitor to be attached to the edge of a desk or table, while a dual-hinge stand allows for height and angle adjustments. This folding arm design allows the monitor to be lowered to the desktop surface or raised to sit flush against the back wall, freeing up a great deal of space on the desk.
Recently, we had the opportunity to test out the new monitor, and we were impressed. The minimalist design appears sleek, with integrated cable management and hinges that move smoothly. When the monitor is in the raised position, the monitor’s adjustable stand arm disappears into the monitor’s rear chassis. The clamp’s curves and angles are surprisingly elegant, unlike the vice-style clamps used on aftermarket monitor arms.
The Space Monitor will be available in two sizes: a 27-inch QHD model with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz and a 32-inch 4K model with a standard refresh rate of 60Hz. Both sizes and resolutions support up to 1.07 billion colors, which is an impressive amount.
The Samsung Space Monitor is currently available for pre-order on BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, and Samsung.com, and we anticipate seeing it in greater detail at CES.
Stretch Further with the CRG9’s Ultra-Wide Display
In gaming, however, a wider screen can feel like an unfair advantage, allowing you to see more of the game than your opponents. The CRG9 features a 49-inch screen with a 32:9 aspect ratio, which is equivalent to two 27-inch monitors placed side-by-side.
The ultra-wide CRG9 features dual QHD resolution (5120 x 1440) and Samsung’s QLED technology, which utilizes quantum dots and other optimizations to produce deeper black levels than standard LCD panels and richer colors – up to 125 percent of the sRGB gamut, according to Samsung.
The monitor’s 4ms response time and 120hz refresh rate with support for AMD’s Freesync II make it ideal for gaming. It also supports HDR10, providing gamers with brighter whites, deeper blacks, and more vibrant colors, with a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits.
The panel is not only wide but also curved, with a 1800R arc that gently brings the ultra-wide screen’s outer edges closer to the user for a more immersive experience without the distortion or viewing angle issues a similarly sized flat-panel display would have. A built-in picture-by-picture mode enables its use as a dual-monitor configuration with Windows Snap and full-screen applications.
The CRG9 ultra-wide monitor is equipped with an HDMI port, two Display Ports, USB 3.0, and a headphone jack. Wall mounting allows you to remove the monitor from your desk, while the included stand prioritizes desk space while providing the necessary support for a large monitor.
The Samsung CRG9 49 Gaming Monitor is available for pre-order through Samsung, Amazon, and Best Buy, but pricing information has not yet been released. The expected availability is in the second half of 2019.
The UR59C Curved UHD Monitor supports 4K content creation
Samsung has introduced a 4K monitor with curves for artists and designers, combining 3,840 x 2,160 resolution with a 1500R curvature that makes using it more immersive and comfortable. The display features a contrast ratio of 2,500:1, support for more than one billion colors, and a design that is only 6.7 millimeters thick.
Samsung has not disclosed pricing or availability information for the curved 4K UR59C monitor, but we anticipate learning more at CES 2019 next week.