We checked out Samsung’s latest Curved Monitor at CES2015

on January 10, 2015
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If you take a walk around the Samsung booth here at CES 2015, one thing you cannot miss is the ‘curve’; even the entrance is curved shape. Along with its ambitious vision for IoT, Samsung is also showcasing the new industry trend, the curvature.

 

One of the many advanced curved gadgets that are being displayed here at Samsung booth is Samsung’s latest and most advanced curved monitor, SE790C. That is what we are about to check out.

 

The booth is making it clear why its latest curved monitor is curved. It is ‘curved comfortably around eyes.’ For those of you who don’t understand this, here is the brief explanation of the reasoning of the curved display. Not only is the curved screen shaped to match the natural curvature of the human eye, but also no matter where the eye looks, the picture will be most vivid. Therefore, the curved screen will provide the most comfortable viewing experience for your eyes.

 

Two different sizes for the curved monitor are being displayed: the 34-inch and the 27-inch. For now, let’s talk about the bigger one.

 

In terms of general features, the 34” curved monitor features ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio (Ultra WQHD) with 3440 x 1440 resolution, which is 2.5 times the pixel density of Full HD. It also features the 3,000:1 static contrast ratio

 

If you are overwhelmed by the numbers above, here is basically what it is like standing (or sitting) in front of the curved monitor. The first thing you’ll feel is how panoramic the monitor feels (the 21:9 aspect ratio). You will also feel that black is blacker and white is whiter; generally the colors are brighter more real than you’ve ever experienced in high pixel density and contrast ratio.

 

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Even though it has an ultra-wide screen, the curvature of the display (3000R) and the 178° wide viewing angle horizontally and vertically, make the viewing feel easy on your eyes.

 

And talking about being easy on the eyes, the curved monitor features the Flicker Free technology. As you can see from the photo, the monitor does not have any flickering. The Flicker Free technology can help lessen your eye fatigue.

 

This screen also has a very fast response time of 4ms and 60 Hz Refresh Rate, which means less motion blur caused by fast on-screen motion.

 

If you have the chance to take a look at the curved monitor SE790C, you should; it is definitely an upgrade. And when you do, be sure to check out the exterior of it as well. It is easy to get lost in the picture quality, and not focus on what a great looking screen this is

 

 

The first thing you’ll notice about the exterior design will be the metallic frame and the curved T-shaped metallic Height Adjustable Stand (adjustable up to approximately 100mm.) The monitor is also tilt-able.

 

If you take a look at the back of the monitor, you’ll realize that it has a VESA 100 x 100, which means you can mount it easily on a wall. It also supports 2 HDMI ports, 1 display port, and 4 USB 3.0 ports.

 

You’ll also notice that it has built-in speakers. These speakers are 7-Watt 2-channel dual stereo. Samsung has implemented its Dual Sound Engine and acoustic mechanical engineering technology on it for better sound, which can come pretty handy as well.

 

There are more things to check out such as the Picture-by-Picture feature, which lets you view 2 different input sources on one screen with the picture quality of the original source, and the Picture-in-Picture 2.0, which lets you resize the second picture to cover up to 25% of the screen and position it anywhere. We also really wanted to check out the Game Mode, which enhances the darkness of the picture, but we weren’t able to play around with the monitor as much as we would have liked.

 

That is it for checking out the curved monitor. We will cover more products as we go along, but if there is anything specific from CES that you want us to cover, leave us a comment to let us know. Thanks!

 

 

* All functions, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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