We first saw this when it launched last week and, after a decent period of reflection and meditation, have decided we really *really* want one. All we need now is $1499.
It’s not even available until next month, but Samsung’s CHG90 QLED gaming monitor is exactly the sort of hardware that stirs the emotions and leads people to unwisely place orders in the wee hours of the morning. If you’ve ever wanted to play at being a Bond villain, this is the monitor for you.
While curved screens have so far failed to make much of an impact in the world’s living rooms, they make a lot of sense in the single-user world of computer monitors. This is Samsung’s first foray into the 32:9 aspect ratio and the slightly odd/slightly kludged double Full HD resolution of 3840x1080.
All in all the VA monitor provides an impressive viewing angle of 178º and features a 1ms response rate and a 144MHz refresh rate.
It uses quantum dot tech to enable support for the DCI-P3 colour gamut and also supports AMD’s forthcoming FreeSync 2 standard which seeks to expand the world of Windows HDR gaming.
And while all of Samsung’s marketing around it firmly emphasises its gaming credentials, we can’t help thinking that it might soon start to make appearances elsewhere. Like on our desks…