If you’re planning to check out CES 2019 in person, I recommend doing a few neck stretches to prepare.
Samsung has unveiled an upgraded version of their massive, curved, ultra-wide gaming monitor. The 49-inch curved display now sports an impressive QHD (aka Quad HD) resolution.
The new CRG9 offers a 32:9 aspect ration and a gargantuan 5120 x 1440 display resolution. That’s a big upgrade on the 3840 x 1080 the CHG90 has.
It’ll boast a 120Hz refresh rate and come with Freesync 2 technology out of the box, a signal of Samsung’s ongoing cooperation with AMD. The monitor will also sport two DisplayPort inputs and one HDMI.
If you’re wondering why Samsung is pushing expensive gaming hardware that’s already pretty niche, it’s likely an arms race response. Rival Dell recently announced a display with similar specs.
There’s no information on price or release date, but seeing as the old CHG90 currently retails for around $1,000, and since Dell’s 49-inch QHD is going for around $1,500, it’s safe to expect a pretty sizeable price point.
If you’re looking for something more toned down, Samsung announced two other monitors: the smaller URC59, a 32-inch 4K display with a slick, subdued look, and the ultra-flat Space Monitor.