Samsung Announces Quantum Dot Curved Monitors for Gamers

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Samsung has added new Quantum Dot curved monitors to its lineup, including the CH711 Quantum Dot curved monitor. Aimed at gamers, but also usable for a variety of multimedia work, Samsung says this new model should be available early this year.

The New Quantum Dot CH711

Samsung Quantum Dot CH711 Curved Monitor

The CH711 will be available in 27- and 31.5-inch sizes. Samsung didn’t state the type of technology used in the display panel itself, but does say the monitor offers 178-degree viewing angles. This indicates it’s IPS, IGZO, or similar non-TN technology.

Samsung also boasts of rich colors thanks to the monitor’s 125 percent sRGB color space coverage.

The CH711 has a 1440p (2,560×1,440 pixels) resolution in both of its sizes, translating to about 78 percent more pixels than a traditional 1080p resolution. This is an appropriate resolution for a 27-inch or larger display.

Samsung says the CH711’s white design is there to keep viewers focused on the screen. We like the fact the monitor has a narrow display bezel for a near edge-to-edge look. For cable management, the CH711 keeps its power and HDMI cables inside the stand’s neck. There’s no word on whether the stand supports adjustments. At the very least, we’ll expect tilt.

Pricing information hasn’t been announced for the CH711. Again, we’ve been told to expect it in early 2017.

Coming in Early 2017: Quantum Dot UH750 and SH850

Two other Quantum Dot monitors will also be making their CES 2017 debut. The UH750 is a 4K (3,840×2,160) resolution monitor to be available in 28- and 31.5-inch sizes. Like the CH711, it also has a narrow-bezel design for an edge-to-edge look.

The SH850 offers a 1440p resolution in 23.8- or 27-inch sizes. It has a height-adjustable stand with pivot, tilt, and swivel capabilities.

No other information has been announced about the UH750 or SH850, other than that they’ll be released in early 2017, like the CH711.

Already Available: Quantum Dot CFG70 and CF791 Curved Monitors

Two models in the Quantum Dot lineup have already made their commercial debut in the U.S, becoming available for purchase in December 2016.

Samsung Quantum Dot CFG70 Curved Monitor

The CFG70 is the most gamer-oriented monitor in the Quantum Dot line. Available in 24- and 27-inch sizes, it offers gamer-friendly features including a gaming user interface with calibration features for various genres. The screen uses a Vertical Alignment (VA) panel for an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The monitor supports AMD FreeSync technology when connected with a FreeSync-enabled AMD graphics card. FreeSync is an alternative technology to Nvidia G-Sync. Both technologies are designed to smooth out the gameplay experience, especially when framerates drop below optimal.

The 24-inch CFG70 is available now for $349.99, while the 27-inch model goes for $449.99.

Samsung Quantum Dot CF791 Curved Monitor

The CF791 is a 34-inch curved monitor with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a height-adjustable stand. Its 3,440×1,440 resolution is 2.5 times higher than 1080p. Gamers should be able to appreciate the relatively high 100Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time, plus AMD FreeSync support.

Other notable features include dual built-in 7-watt speakers, two USB ports, and Picture-By-Picture (PBP) technology. The latter allows users to place a second picture source on the screen via HDMI or DisplayPort input.  

The CF791 is available now for $999.99.

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