Samsung has unveiled the world’s widest gaming monitor, a 49-inch, double full-HD, QLED behemoth that takes console and PC gaming to another level.
Making use of Samsung’s in-house brand of quantum-dot technology, the monitor boasts a resolution of 3 840x1 080, translating to a 32:9 aspect ratio, eliminating the need to place several monitors alongside one another.
Screens laced with either red or green quantum dot nanocrystals are layered over a blue-hued LED panel, creating sharp and highly focused red, green and blue (RGB) tones.
Importantly, the display also offers HDR output, something hard to come by in anything other than top-end TV sets.
“When combined with quantum dot composition, this HDR integration produces a realistic, detailed, and colorful presentation that showcases games exactly as developers intended, dramatically improving picture quality and gameplay with crisper colors and sharper contrast,” says the company.
Other features include a 1ms response time, a 144kHz refresh rate, and motion-blur reducing technology.
It’s also equipped with AMD’s Radeon FreeSync 2 system, which automatically ensures an optimal gaming experience by making full use of the display’s HDR capabilities.
Several game publishers, including DICE and Ghost Games, have worked with Samsung to perfect the device, while AMD has called it a “must-have” gaming accessory.
The display is already available for pre-order at an account-sapping price of $1 499 (around R20 000).