17 October 2018
Samsung has confirmed that it will be bringing CJ79 QLED curved monitor to IFA 2018 in Berlin. It is the same one which it introduced at CES 2018 and touted as the world's first curved monitor with Thunderbolt 3 ports. While the pricing and availability details are still unknown, it mentioned the European customers will be the first one to get their hands on these monitors followed by others around the world.
The Samsung CJ79 is a 34-inch QLED curved monitor which is packed with a bunch of noteworthy features. The main aim of this monitor is to provide a greater viewing area so that a person does not have to rely on a multi-monitor setup. Its most interesting feature is the introduction of two Thunderbolt 3 ports which are said to offer up to 40Gbps transfer speed for transmitting data, power, and display.
It offers a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels with a 21:9 aspect ratio. There is a curvature of 1500R which suggests that the viewing area on this display is going to be huge. This seems to be reason Samsung added split-screen mode which allows users to see input from two different sources on the monitor. The second source input can also be resized up to 25% of the screen space and position it anywhere. For those who have an AMD GPU on their system, the monitor supports AMD FreeSync which should enhance the gaming and video consumption experience.
Other than this, Samsung will also showcase two new CJ89 monitors available with 43-inch and 49-inch display sizes. Both these monitors are similar to the above-mentioned one including the curved design. The only major difference is the lack of Thunderbolt 3 ports as they come with only USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports along with an HDMI port.