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Samsung aims at gamers with its new 27-inch curved LED monitor

By Himanshu Arora ยท 9 replies
Sep 30, 2014
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  1. Samsung has updated its line of monitors with a new 27-inch curved LED display. Dubbed SD590C, the device features a resolution of 1920 x 1080, aspect ratio of 16:9, curvature of 4000R, and 178-degree extra-wide viewing angle. It is priced...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,635   +696

    1920 x 1080 is becoming an old standard, especially for gaming. Curved screen or not, they'll have to do better than that. Surprised they couldn't at least manage a 1920 x 1200.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,869   +1,194

    Curved means nothing to me unless I have 3 or more of them. :p
  4. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Addict Posts: 197   +61

    400$? Preparing the launch of Nope torpedoes...
  5. 3 of this would look and feel akward....
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,005   +2,889

    An older standard it may be but it's not going anywhere just yet.
    $430 is already a ridiculous amount for 1920x1080 TN panel, imagine what they would've charged for a higher resolution. Admittedly a curved panel will be more expensive because it's still a niche gimmick for now. If the adoption rate picks up substantially the price will drop.
  7. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 141   +16

    Lol! what gamers are they targeting? looks like sammy is stuck in 2009.
    Littleczr likes this.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,458   +1,737

    1080P is quite unimaginative for today. The market is being taken by 34" curved panels with 3440x1440, with LG in the lead. And with $400 Samsung is way off the curb. I'm putting dimes together for LG 34UC97.
  9. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +59

    It's the 60Hz that puts me off. I'd love the day we can have 144Hz 4K IPS screens but sadly that day is far in the future but would have been good to this screen @ 120Hz atleast.
  10. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,769   +598

    The blast from the past with a little touch of future curve, this would be interesting, at the $300 price point, if not even $250. Or increase the resolution, and or refresh rate, otherwise it's just not a logical purchase. You can just about get 3 24" 1080p screens for the same price, think about that Samsung...

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