PC gaming is exploding in popularity. Not only are people playing games, but they are watching other people play on services like Twitch. Heck, even eSports is being more accepted as a legitimate spectator sport -- you can watch such competitions on television. Crazy times, eh?
With PC gaming growing, so too are the number of products -- mice, keyboard, headsets and more. One of the most important things a gamer can buy is a quality monitor. Today, Samsung unveils two new displays (CHG70 and CHG90) with jaw-dropping features. Both models feature QLED Quantum Dot technology and the all-new Radeon FreeSync 2, which is AMD's solution for reducing screen-tearing. The 49-inch CHG90 is the most exciting of the bunch, however, as it features a neat resolution of 3840x1080. It is like putting two 1080p monitors side-by-side! The 27- and 31.5-inch CHG70 monitors have a resolution of 2560x1440.
"The new monitors all leverage Samsung's revolutionary QLED Quantum Dot technology, first made available in the new QLED TV lineup launched at CES 2017. This technology delivers a new metal core and supports 125 percent of the sRGB color space and 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, for an exceptionally wide range of accurate color reproduction -- especially dark reds and greens -- that stay crisp and clear even in bright light. From gaming to web browsing to document work, content comes alive on the screen," says Samsung.
The company further says, "Beyond HDR technology, the CHG90 sets the new visual standard for gaming displays by projecting a sharp 32:9 aspect ratio and 3,840x1,080 double full HD (DFHD) resolution across an ultra-wide, 49-inch screen. This unique combination helps deliver game scenes in their entirety, with deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more vivid colors. The CHG90 also boasts a rapid 1ms response time, 144hz screen refresh rate, and advanced, four-channel scanning technology to deter motion blur throughout the entire screen, making the monitor ideal for first-person shooting, racing, flight simulation, and action-heavy games."
The CHG90 can be pre-ordered today for a pretty reasonable $1,499. It is being sold at both Amazon and MicroCenter. The 27-inch CHG70 is only being sold by Samsung directly for $599, while the 32-inch variant is exclusive to Newegg for $699. These too can be pre-ordered beginning today.