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 at $429.99, and will be available beginning tomorrow.
Samsung says the SD590C is the result of extensive research it conducted on the human eye to determine the optimal monitor curve radius. The monitor's edges are physically closer to the user’s eyes and match their natural curve, so they don’t need to shift focus to see the edges of the screen, the firm says.
The display, which sits on a curved T-shape stand, has a maximum brightness of 350cd/m2, gray-to-gray response rate of 4ms, and a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz. It also features a 5-watt 2-channel dual stereo speaker system, as well as HDMI, Display Port, and D-sub inputs.
The monitor includes a Game Mode, which according to the company, intelligently detects changes in scenes, enhances the color, and alters the screen’s contrast to make the darks darker and the lights lighter, allowing users to see "all the action at all times, even in the darkest scenes".
There's also a Game Boost feature that enhances audio by making important game noises, for example, car noises in a driving game, explosions in an action game, or character sounds in a role playing game, distinctly audible.
“The SD590C represents that vision, with a curved design that was carefully engineered to draw you into the display and truly make you feel a part of the content", said Ron Gazzola, vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America.