Samsung, a company generally regarded as one of the best display manufacturers out there, has just announced an impressive-looking 34-inch curved computer monitor. The company has already released an abundance of curved displays, including its giant 105-inch curved model.
For computer monitors, curved displays are not as common as in other applications, though Samsung does have some other models on the market including its 27-inch S27D590CS offering. The new SE790C stands out for a couple of reasons. First, it's bigger, coming with a 34-inch display. Second, it features an ultra-wide screen resolution of 3,440 X 1,440. That's a 21:9 aspect ratio (16:9 is the standard widescreen aspect ratio).
Aside from being curved and wide, Samsung is promising some other interesting features with this new monitor. It's offering picture-in-picture, and picture-by-picture, both of which allow users to run multiple devices on the screen at the same time. For example, with picture-by-picture, users could run a PC and Xbox One at the same time, so they could work while crushing foes in Call of Duty on the same display. Picture-in-picture works as one would expect, with a smaller image placed within the fullscreen one.
Other notable specs included a 3,000:1 static contrast ratio, which Samsung calls "best-in-class." It also promises a 178-degree viewing angle from the sides and top to bottom, which should allow users to to sit anywhere in front of the monitor with a clear view of the screen. Three USB 3.0 charging ports are also included for keeping phones and tablets charged while using the display. Lastly, 7-watt stereo speakers are included for those who prefer not to use a dedicated speaker set up.
Unfortunately, Samsung didn't reveal pricing or release information for the new 34-inch SE790C monitor. Our guess is it won't come cheap, as there are some serious benefits to a curved display like this.