Monday, April 11th 2016

Samsung Curved Monitor Sales Pass 1 Million Units

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has sold more than one million curved monitor products worldwide. The global display provider introduced its first curved LED monitor - the 27-inch, 4000R (curvature radius of 4,000 mm) SD590C model - in September 2014, and since has expanded its line-up to include several additional curved monitors. As a result, Samsung currently accounts for more than 85 percent of all global curved monitor sales (Source: International Data Corporation (IDC), 2015 Q4 worldwide sales results for 15"~34" curved monitors).

Designed to match the natural shape of the human eye, Samsung's curved monitors feature uniform center-to-edge viewing distances to create a more comfortable and immersive viewing experience conducive to long-term use. Combined with extra-wide viewing angles and enhanced contrast ratios, these curved displays are ideal for gamers and at-home entertainment users seeking realistic, distraction-free picture quality. As a result, Samsung has capitalized on growing demand from these audiences (many of whom employ several monitors during game play or content viewing).
"Since the launch of our first curved monitor in 2014, we've seen this technology evolve to become an industry standard that gaming and entertainment viewers expect," said Seog-gi Kim, Senior Vice President, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. "As curved monitors continue to grow in popularity, we welcome the challenge of further advancing our displays' design and capabilities to drive new levels of viewer engagement and comfort. We are happy to have reached one million sales for our curved monitors so far, and we look forward to delivering new curved technology innovation in the coming years."

Samsung's curved monitor design refinement includes the introduction of a sharper curve with each new model while maintaining a consistently sleek and stylish presentation. In January 2015, Samsung released its second curved monitor, the 34-inch SE790C, featuring 3000R curvature. The company's latest curved offerings - the CF591 (27-inch model) and CF390 (23.5- and 27-inch models) - further expand visual possibilities with an industry-leading 1800R composition.
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10 Comments on Samsung Curved Monitor Sales Pass 1 Million Units

#1
DavidFennerR
All I think of is where are those 1 millon old LCDs, LED and plasmas gonna end up and how much they will hurt the planet. If only there was a real recycling policy for electronics. There are so many electronic cemeterys already, with Pentium 4s, Old square TV's and monitors, etc... now another generation to pile up.
On the optimistic side, good for Samsung, they really needed those sales. And on the other hand, good for the consumer, how the hell could they enjoy movies with a flat monitor?? Now this extra viewing quality and experience is really gonna cool, really worth it.
Sarcasm aside... Emm... good for the economy... emm...
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#2
medi01
Uhm, dunno, I still use 20" Eizo from 2005.

Will wait for HDR to go mainstream, thanks to AMD, it might be soon enough.

PS
Oh, and slim arcade machine is what I plan to do with my old monitor.
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#3
Vayra86
If anything curved, it should and could be a monitor. I still don't like it though.

But we do seem to slowly get past the curved HDTV panels. Slowly. Please die faster.
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Rockarola
DavidFennerR, post: 3443631, member: 150042"
All I think of is where are those 1 millon old LCDs, LED and plasmas gonna end up and how much they will hurt the planet. If only there was a real recycling policy for electronics. There are so many electronic cemeterys already, with Pentium 4s, Old square TV's and monitors, etc... now another generation to pile up.
On the optimistic side, good for Samsung, they really needed those sales. And on the other hand, good for the consumer, how the hell could they enjoy movies with a flat monitor?? Now this extra viewing quality and experience is really gonna cool, really worth it.
Sarcasm aside... Emm... good for the economy... emm...
Depending on where you live, there are some pretty solid recycling policies in place.
I live in Denmark and we have separate bins for most recyclables...and a lot of that million gets passed down to younger/older/financially challenged family members and friends.
I don't know any figures on this, but I reckon it's 'only' about a third that gets thrown out.
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#5
xorbe
Just bought the 65" Samsung curved 4K from Costco that they've got "on sale" (but still only $100 cheaper than Amazon). The curve doesn't seem better or worse to me, just different. *shrug* I like that the new TV seems to have a not-quite-glossy coating, but it's more glossy than matte. Possibly a crime, but I'm using it at 1920x1080 with the HTPC. My old Sharp "HD" tv was cheating ... it said 1920x1080 but it was not usable at that resolution. It was down sampling as far as I could tell, maybe 1366x768 or 1600x900 pixels in reality. This new one is soooo much better. The curve has a pleasing look in the living room.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
1 mill is that all ?, then again they are shit expensive.

A lot of them forgot to tell people that even though watching TV though Cable would have the display working at the 1920x1080 were most other ports only worked 720P, if you wanted one that could display 1080P you had to look out for the Full HDTV marking.
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#7
micropage7
i always want triple curved monitor
looks kinda cool
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#8
lZKoce
I'd totally try one if I had the chance. I am really curious how it feels. I guess it all depends on the angle of the curve. Based on review opinions only, I think BENQ does it better, but more expensive as well.
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DavidFennerR
Rockarola, post: 3443699, member: 159709"
Depending on where you live, there are some pretty solid recycling policies in place.
I live in Denmark and we have separate bins for most recyclables...and a lot of that million gets passed down to younger/older/financially challenged family members and friends.
I don't know any figures on this, but I reckon it's 'only' about a third that gets thrown out.
That's cool, Denmark and other places in europe have concience. Sadly where I live (Chile), only a few towns recycle, and pretty unefficently. And is the same for the rest of southamerica. I frankly don't understand all the comments here, c'mon! It's just a curved monitor.
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#10
deemon
DavidFennerR, post: 3443631, member: 150042"
All I think of is where are those 1 millon old LCDs, LED and plasmas gonna end up and how much they will hurt the planet. If only there was a real recycling policy for electronics. There are so many electronic cemeterys already, with Pentium 4s, Old square TV's and monitors, etc... now another generation to pile up.
Don't know about how things work over there, but we here have garbage-burning-power-plants (also called incinerator plants).


Also weirdly enough I haven't thrown away yet a single LCD display. The old "main display" usually moves to side for extra display when I buy a new and more advanced main.
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