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Samsung launches five new curved monitors

by Mark Tyson on 23 March 2015, 14:25

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Today Samsung launched five new curved monitors. All of the new monitors use VA panels and their sizes range from 23.5 to 29-inches. Some models have 3000R curvature while others boast a less pronounced 4000R curvature. South Korean rival LG launched a 29-inch curved monitor last week.

Seog-Gi Kim, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics said of the launch "This year is shaping up to be the year of the curved monitor, as more consumers and businesses turn to curved displays to achieve a more comfortable viewing experience". All else being equal would readers opt for a curved panel over a traditional flat one? If not, this definitely isn't going to be the 'year of the curved monitor' as far as HEXUS readers are concerned

The new range sees the introduction of more features designed to bring comfort to its users. The new panels boast both an eye-saver mode with reduced blue light levels and flicker free technology. These technologies are especially appealing to users who have to work for long periods in front of a monitor screen. Such users should feel more comfortable and less fatigued during their workday.

If not being used for work then the new curved screens can provide great immersion in entertainment titles. They boast high contrast ratios, bright highlights and deep blacks with intelligent image correction for games, for example. Samsung has also thought of sustainability and energy efficiency with these new monitors with a new eco-saving plus mode.

 

Model

SE790C

SE590C

SE591C

SE510C

 

 

Model Name

S29E790C

S32E590C

S27E591C

S24E510C

S27E510C

 

Design

Curved Display

 

 

 

Display

Size

29″ (21:9)

31.5” (16:9)

23.5” (16:9)

27” (16:9)

27” (16:9)

 

Curvature

3000R

3000R

4000R

4000R

 

 

Resolution

Wide FHD (2560×1080)

FHD (1920×1080)

 

 

 

Response Time

4ms (GTG)

 

 

Brightness

300 cd/m2

350 cd/m2

250 cd/m2

 

 

Contrast Ratio

3000:1

5000:1

3000:1

3000:1

 

 

Color Support

16.7M (8 bit)

 

 

Viewing angle

178:178 (H/V)

 

 

Design

Color(s)

Black & Metallic Silver

Black & Metallic Silver

Black

Black

White High Glossy

 

Stand Type

Curved T-Shape

 

 

As you can see from the above, most of these monitors only offer FHD 1080p resolution. Even the flagship 29-inch SE790C only offers 2560 x 1080 pixels. This wide FHD monitor makes the most of this extra screen real estate by offering both Picture-by-Picture (PbP) and Picture-in-Picture (PiP) 2.0 functionality.

Although a game mode is offered by the new monitor range - to correct blurry images, enhance colours and alter contrast intelligently in gaming scenarios - the spec above doesn't mention gaming technology such as adaptive refresh rates. Actually we don't even have any basic spec about these monitors' refresh rates. Samsung is yet to divulge availability and pricing information.



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Curve on a 16:9 monitor thats under 50"… pfffft. The 21:9 I can kind of understand, but none of them appeal to me. Better look next time Samsung!
I'm going to have to check them out as ive had a samsung monitor for years and loved it.
There's a lot of things that I want from a monitor: 1440p+ at 120Hz+, IPS-quality colours, for example.
Curvature is not one of those things.
Curvature has one benefit that often gets overlooked: it's nearly immune to glare. For almost any possible light source position (other than a point source at the exact centre of curvature), the most glare you can get from it is a single vertical line rather than the entire screen being washed out.
edzieba
Curvature has one benefit that often gets overlooked: it's nearly immune to glare.
+ 1 -

Curved TV's are a bit pointless because the benefits are lost because of the distance from you and TV - unless its silly big. Your eyes adjust to the curve at a distance and after 5 minutes you notice no difference…

But close up - on your desk only a foot or two away… Your clearly would notice the difference.

I'd consider 2560 x 1080 if the pricing was right as GPU's aren't really up to 4k gaming yet.