Samsung reveals two budget-friendly curved monitors at Gamescom

midian182

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The new CJG5 series is available in 27-inch and 32-inch versions. Both feature WQHD (2560 x 1440) curved VA panels with contrast ratios of 3000:1 and minimal bezels.

As these displays are aimed at gamers, they come with high refresh rates; 144Hz, to be exact. While some will argue otherwise, 1440p@144Hz (or higher) is generally regarded as the sweet spot for PC gaming.

Both monitors come with a 1800R curvature—the same as Samsung’s CFG70—which the company claims minimizes eye fatigue by reducing the change in the user’s focal distance. Port-wise, they feature two HDMI inputs (2.0 and 1.4) and a DisplayPort. No G-Sync or FreeSync, sadly.

“Due to the rapidly increasing demands of gaming monitors, we sought to offer competitively-priced gaming monitors for more users to benefit from premium technology,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

While Samsung calls these monitors “affordable,” it only revealed the UK prices: £309.99 for the 27-inch and £359.99 for the 32-inch version. Converting to dollars and taking into account taxes, the smaller display should cost somewhere between $300 to $350, which isn’t bad for a 27-inch monitor with this resolution and refresh rate.

For more displays of all specs and price ranges, check out our Best Gaming Monitors feature.

Full specs:

  • Model CJG5
  • Size 27”, 32”
  • Design Curved Display
  • Color Dark Silver
  • Resolution 2,560 x 1,440
  • Aspect Ratio 16:09
  • Curvature 1,800R
  • Panel Type VA Curved
  • Brightness (Typ.) 300 cd/m2
  • Viewing Angle 178o(H)/ 178o(V)
  • Refresh Rate 144Hz
  • Contrast Ratio (Typ.) 3,000 : 1
  • Response Time 4ms (GTG)
  • Input Signal 2x HDMI (1x 2.0, 1x 1.4)

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Uncle Al

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I guess those are good, but I just bought an Acer 27" flat screen monitor off Amazon for $157 so why spend more for a novelty?
 

toooooot

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I almost bought a non name monitor with similar specs for this price. I d rather go with Samsung for the same price if it wasnt curved. TVs look bad curved, monitors alike. When you got 3d TV, you couldsimply ignore this useless feature.
Therefore, they need to make their monitors with the ability to uncurve them for people who wanna go back to flat screen.
 
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Capaill

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That does look good. I have a 1440p 27" IPS monitor (60Hz) and going to a faster framerate would typically cost over $650. The low cost here is presumably the benefit of not having GSync. Although I believe GSync is less useful at 1440p?