17 October 2018
Gaming monitors are now an exciting area of tech expansion as more and more companies are investing in to bring exquisite new pieces of monitors, may it be flat, curved, QLED, IPS, or any other. Samsung, one of the leaders in the monitor market, recently unveiled its massive new gaming monitor at the IFA 2017, the 49-inch CHG90.
The single Samsung CHG90 is like having two 24-inch widescreen displays connected to the PC. The gigantic monitor has a 32:9 aspect ratio, a curved 1800R panel, with a resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels. As it is meant to be a gaming monitor, it has a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 as well that helps support HDR graphics run smoothly.
The Quantum Dot LED (QLED) technology used for the display makes everything look brighter on the screen and even helps with better contrast. As for I/O, the CHG90 has two HDMI ports, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Mini DisplayPort, a USB hub with 2 Type-A and 1 Type-B, and 3 audio ports. Apparently, there seems to be no USB Type-C port, which is a slight letdown.
The 49-inch QLED monitor is priced at $1,500 and will be shipping to customers towards the end of September. Users who are interested in purchasing the monitor can buy it directly from Samsung or Amazon, although pre-orders are not available yet.