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Samsung reveals 34-inch curved ultra-wide monitor

Samsung reveals 34-inch curved...
Samsung's new ultra-wide, curved SE790C monitor
Samsung's new ultra-wide, curved SE790C monitor
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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.

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6 comments
Truffol
Pricing is the most important thing...especially since people usually have a lower budget for monitors compared to TVs...
MarylandUSA
It will be interesting to see how it compares with the other curved 34s of the same resolution: LG's 34UC87 and Dell's U3415W.
Wolf0579
A curved screen. So what?
Wolf0579
The only application I can see for this tech is perhaps in interior "windows" for hypersonic aircraft that will not have glass openings in the front due to bowshock temps. on re-entry
Gadgeteer
34 inches is too small for that aspect ratio. I'd want a 50-inch desktop monitor and with higher resolution, with the 2160 vertical pixels of 4k and the 5120 horizontal pixels of the iMac's 5k screen.
And it has to be made by LG.
Elijah Sherv
It's beautiful.