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Samsung launches curved CFG70 quantum dot gaming monitors

by Mark Tyson on 17 October 2016, 11:01

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Samsung has started to leverage its quantum dot screen technology in PC gaming monitors. Today the South Korean electronics giant announced the global launch of the CFG70 curved gaming monitor line. The full HD Samsung CFG70 is available in 24- and 27-inch diagonal screen sizes, supporting AMD FreeSync technology and refresh rates up to 144Hz.

Seog-gi Kim, SVP of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said "With the introduction of quantum dot technology to our pioneering curved monitors, Samsung offers a look into the future of gaming, along with a level of picture quality like the industry has never seen before." Kim went on to repeat the usual claims that curved monitors provide greater immersion. Add this to the quantum dot tech which helps enable a 125 percent sRGB spectrum and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and images should really pop from this display.

Samsung has leveraged its quantum dot tech in a VA panel with a 1ms moving picture response time (MPRT). Add in FreeSync and a top 144Hz refresh rate and it's easy to see the appeal of this monitor for gamers. The CFG70 panel is formed with a 1,800R curvature and provides 178-degree ultra-wide viewing angles.

As is usual with gaming monitors Samsung provides a 'game style' UX for easy access to gaming presets. This works alongside "a series of hotkeys on the front and back of the display," to provide convenient switching of settings for FPS, RTS, RPG and AOS genres. Digging deeper in these settings, or making your own, will let you twiddle with contrast ratios, black gamma levels for enhanced brightness, white balance levels for temperature management, and more.

On your desk you will be able to adjust the CFG70 dual-hinge arm by up to 140mm vertically, tilt by 20 degrees, pivot by 90 degrees and swivel by plus or minus 20 degrees. Around the back you will find 2x HDMI and 1x DP port. This monitor doesn't have built-in speakers.

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Was interested in the 27" until 1080p…
Was interested in the 27" until 1080p…
Where does it say that? Was just about to comment on the missing resolution info.

EDIT: Dug into the specs on Samsungs site and found it. Bummer!
Yes, both 24-inch and 27-inch versions are 1080p. I mentioned that they were ‘Full HD’ and linked the 24-incher specs in the article. The 27-inch version specs can be found here (click specs tab).
Yeah, 1440p is the “sweet spot” for a 27" panel imo.
Ass this to the quantum dot tech…

On a more serious note, I'm joining the ranks of the disappointed with them being only 1080p res. Forget the curve, give us the res!