Samsung to produce uberwide display panels
Monitor technology has been out of control lately from the launch of OLED and claims it can never be larger than a couple of inches to 72" OLED tvs on display at CES 2017. Well it would seem that in the PC monitor world the ultrawide panel is the new way to go.
Personally I'm a dual monitor PC user and actually feel my productivity decreasing when forced to work on a single monitor. Its simply that I always have multiple windows open at a time which you can't do on a single panel.
Well, with an ultrawide or uberwide panel you can enjoy all of the dual monitor benefits without an ugly bezel dividing the screen in two. Up until this point LG was the leader in ultrawide panels and it would seem that Samsung is now getting onboard with a monster monitor. 49 inches monster.
49" mega-wide panel - this panel will offer a massive 49" size, in a 32:9 aspect ratio which Samsung are referring to as a "Grand Circle" format. We knew about the plans to produce a panel like this back in January 2016, but more details are starting to emerge now which is good news. These are the current specs but could of course change between now and mass production. The resolution will be 3840 x 1080 (referred to as DFHD = double full HD). It will be a VA technology panel with a 1800R curvature and a 3-side frameless design. The panel will offer a high 5000:1 static contrast ratio which is pushing the CR beyond current Samsung VA panels in fact. Perhaps most interesting is that the panel will apparently support a 144Hz refresh rate, along with options for AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-sync. The panel is due to go in to mass production around September 2017.
Double 24.7" (44") - this is an interesting option in their Grand Circle format. Creating a 29:9 aspect ratio and ultrawide format, this is a double 24.7" sized screen which ends up being 44" diagonal in size. It's designed to replace dual 24" sized monitors really and offers a 3840 x 1200 resolution. It's a VA panel with 5000:1 contrast ratio, 1800R curvature, 8-bit colour depth and a 3-side frameless design. There will apparently be 60Hz and 144Hz versions available and it is expected to go in to mass production in September 2017.
40" Full HD - slightly less interesting is a large 40" panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution VA panel. This offers a 1800R curvature, 3000:1 contrast ratio and 8-bit colour depth. This might well be aimed at TV / multimedia displays given the resolution and spec. It is expected to go in to production in Aug 2017.
I have to admit these are some tasty specs but 49 inches seems a bit large for the office. #justsayin.
Oh and #doesithavergb
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