Thursday, January 3rd 2019

Samsung Debuts its 2019 Monitor Lineup

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced three new monitors: the modern and minimalist Samsung Space Monitor, the CRG9 designed for an unparalleled gaming experience and the UR59C, a stunning 4K UHD curved monitor ideal for content creators. Each monitor offers the best in technology ranging from ultra-wide screens and lifelike colors for immersive gaming to space-saving designs that increase productivity.

"Samsung's latest monitor lineup is incredibly versatile, and demonstrates our commitment to continued innovation and leadership in the category," said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "All of these monitors are part of our larger strategy this year, to keep giving you choices so you can get what you want- beautiful, hardworking devices that inspire you to do more."
Samsung Space Monitor: Modern, Minimal and Flexible Design
Samsung Space Monitor leverages its sleek design and functionality to allow users to focus on what's on the screen and not what's around it. Its unique built-in space saving solution, a minimalist, fully-integrated arm clamps to the desk and frees up desk space for ultimate user productivity. Samsung Space Monitor is easy to set up and adjust when you aren't using it, and simple to push back and store flat against the wall. Through easy ergonomic adjustment, port access, and a discreet cable management system, Space Monitor improves the form and function of any workstation or home office.

Beyond aesthetics, Samsung's Space Monitor is a feature-rich, high-performance monitor. The 27-inch model offers QHD resolution for incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images, while the 32-inch model presents content in 4K UHD.

Space Monitor gives has a unique arm stand, which can disappear into the back of the monitor's slim-bezel. When using the stand, Space Monitor can be easily tilted or extended from the wall. It can also be lowered to the desk surface, and Samsung's Zero Height Adjustable Stand feature provides the ultimate versatility for any type viewing preference. The stand not only makes viewing more comfortable, but also eliminates the hassle of cable management by integrating power and HDMI cords through the arm for a clean, flexible look.

CRG9 49" Gaming Monitor: Super Ultra-Wide Display with Dual QHD Resolution
The CRG9 is the world's first high-resolution, super ultra-wide gaming monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio. It offers a 120Hz refresh rate with a fast 4ms response time on a 49-inch display that minimizes image lag and motion blur to effortlessly keep up with fast-paced games. Built for a superior gaming experience, the monitor also features AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Technology to reduce stutter, screen tearing and input latency to ensure the best possible frame rate and smoothest gaming experience.

Content comes alive on the CRG9, with dual QHD resolution (5120x1440) and HDR10 and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, providing superfine detail in the brightest and darkest parts of an image. HDR10 delivers outstanding local dimming, and high-contrast HDR offers advanced specular highlights not available in traditional gaming monitors. The monitor also leverages Samsung's revolutionary Quantum dot technology for an exceptionally wide range of accurate color reproduction, and a 1,800mm screen curvature and an ultra-wide field of view for complete visibility.

Equivalent to two 27-inch QHD 16:9 monitors placed side-by-side, the 32:9 super ultra-wide screen also provides ultimate multitasking flexibility, assisted by PbP (Picture-by-Picture) functionality to allow two video sources to be viewed on the same screen. The CRG9 includes one HDMI port, two Display Ports, USB 3.0 and headphone connectivity options. Samsung also designed the CRG9 with a smaller stand size for convenience and flexibility in every gamer's space.

UR59C 32" Monitor: Curved 4K UHD Designed for Content Creators

Ideal for content creators that seek both versatility and performance, the new UR59C 32-inch monitor features a UHD curved display with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and full 3840x2160 4K UHD resolution with support for up to one billion colors. The 1500R curvature delivers a truly immersive experience that shines while creating content and art, watching videos or gaming.

Available in Dark Blue Gray, the UR59C has a super-slim design, with a depth of only 6.7mm. Its 31.5-inch display is attached to a clean and simple two-prong base that reduces its footprint on the working surface.

Samsung Space Monitor and the UR59C are available now for pre-order exclusively at BestBuy.com, Amazon.com and Samsung.com, and the CRG9 will be available later in 2019.
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13 Comments on Samsung Debuts its 2019 Monitor Lineup

#1
Mistral
I wouldn't mind if I had the option to split the CRG9 into two flat 29" displays...
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#2
nemesis.ie
I'd prefer it if it was more like two 30" side by side, I want a little more vertical size than what a 27" gives; for better immersion.
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#3
Patriot
nemesis.ie said:
I'd prefer it if it was more like two 30" side by side, I want a little more vertical size than what a 27" gives; for better immersion.
Yeah.... I wish I could have my current setup without bevels. ZR30W front and center 2x LP2065's rotated. gives me dual 30's of resolution centered on 1.
I have to sacrifice vertical room for refresh rate soon. :(
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#4
yakk
This year will probably be upgrade time to a CRG9, and if things go well, maybe a couple new Radeon cards to drive it. :)
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#5
Minus Infinity
So 49" and 32:9 and still less pixels than a real UHD monitor. You'll see the pixels with the unaided eye. Give me two 27" or 32" UHD monitors side-by-side or offer something more desirable like a 42" 6K x 2k
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#6
umageddon
I wonder how many trendmongers actually live in minimalistic, sterile, white rooms like these?
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#7
stimpy88
There is not one monitor on the market I want, under $2000 that is. They are all either curved, not HDR, or offer terrible contrast ratios 1000-1 etc.

My dream monitor is:

27-32" non-curved 16x9
Slight - non reflective coating, not a mirror
4K or 1440p at a pinch
Real 10Bit panel, with a 10Bit or better input
Wide colour gamut
REAL working HDR600 minimum
3000-1 minimum contrast ratio in SDR mode - No tricks with dynamic black levels etc
Fast panel response & High refresh rate (120Hz+ not this 75Hz BS)
Less than $1000

Will I finally be able to spend my money in 2019? It's really not looking likely.
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Vayra86
stimpy88 said:
There is not one monitor on the market I want, under $2000 that is. They are all either curved, not HDR, or offer terrible contrast ratios 1000-1 etc.

My dream monitor is:

27-32" non-curved 16x9
Slight - non reflective coating, not a mirror
4K
Real 10Bit panel, with a 10Bit or better input
Wide colour gamut
REAL working HDR600 minimum
3000-1 minimum contrast ratio in SDR mode - No tricks with dynamic black levels etc
Fast panel response & High refresh rate (120Hz+ not this 75Hz BS)
Less than $1000

Will I finally be able to spend my money in 2019? It's really not looking likely.
90% of the progress in panel technology is fake innovation really. The actual quality has steadily declined and great tech got phased out in favor of cheap tricks. Just add a new tech name to the portfolio and everybody thinks its the new holy grail; QLED, MicroLED, Nano IPS, the reality is it either isn't feasible or simply more of the same, or it doesn't really matter much at all compared to cheaper alternatives. All LCD technology is 'el cheapo' by design. Its the whole reason it got big.
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#9
atomicus
Vayra86 said:
90% of the progress in panel technology is fake innovation really. The actual quality has steadily declined and great tech got phased out in favor of cheap tricks. Just add a new tech name to the portfolio and everybody thinks its the new holy grail; QLED, MicroLED, Nano IPS, the reality is it either isn't feasible or simply more of the same, or it doesn't really matter much at all compared to cheaper alternatives. All LCD technology is 'el cheapo' by design. Its the whole reason it got big.
MicroLED doesn't belong in your list... that truly does have potential to change things, but it's a way off yet. Apple have invested MASSIVELY in to it, so it will happen eventually.
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stimpy88
Vayra86 said:
90% of the progress in panel technology is fake innovation really. The actual quality has steadily declined and great tech got phased out in favor of cheap tricks. Just add a new tech name to the portfolio and everybody thinks its the new holy grail; QLED, MicroLED, Nano IPS, the reality is it either isn't feasible or simply more of the same, or it doesn't really matter much at all compared to cheaper alternatives. All LCD technology is 'el cheapo' by design. Its the whole reason it got big.
You are correct in most of what you say. The PC monitor market has been moving at a glacial pace for 10 years now. Personally, i'm amazed we even have 4K panels for a fair price! But really, the tech used is the same old crap, 1000-1 contrast ratio, edge backlit, 6 to 8bit FRC crap. People go on about 120Hz panels being innovitive, yet HDTVs from 6 or 7 years ago were doing that. My 5 year old sony 55" has all the stuff thats being just pushed in to the PC monitor market right now... 120Hz panel, real 10bit colour 12bit with FRC, local edge dimming backlight, 4000-1 contrast ratio, QLED/Quantum Dot LED backlight, 95+% DCI-P3 extended colour space, sound familiar???

The apologists say that HDTV tech is ahead because they are much more expensive... I paid $2500 for a 55" HDTV 5 years ago, where the only PC monitor on the planet with the same specs, and much smaller, so therefore far cheaper panel, is brand new, and also costs $2500, go fish... Funnily, my HDTV is still able to hang with the very latest HDTVs, and is only bested by the new ones in 4k support, and CPU/GPU power for the apps and OSD, which I don't need or use.

atomicus said:
MicroLED doesn't belong in your list... that truly does have potential to change things, but it's a way off yet. Apple have invested MASSIVELY in to it, so it will happen eventually.
I hope the Micro LED comment he made was a mistake. MicroLED is the tech we PC users have been waiting for, it's pretty much the holy grail in display tech.
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#11
bug
Samsung used to be the go to name for great monitors. But they've fixed that.
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#12
Totally
What monitor is in the last 3 panels? To me that seems to be the most interesting of the bunch.

Mistral said:
I wouldn't mind if I had the option to split the CRG9 into two flat 29" displays...
They're options in the VGA driver software that can do that, I don't know about nvidia, but I know AMD has this feature. Unless you're referring to something like Pic n Pic with two different sources.

bug said:
Samsung used to be the go to name for great monitors. But they've fixed that.
When was this? I only remember NEC, and then Dell when the former got too expensive for commoners.
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bug
Totally said:
What monitor is in the last 3 panels? To me that seems to be the most interesting of the bunch.
https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/space-monitor
Considering the $500 tag, it's probably just a fancy office monitor.

Totally said:
When was this? I only remember NEC, and then Dell when the former got too expensive for commoners.
710N, XL20 (which didn't really take off, buy it is still years ahead of its time), some SyncMaster models before the LCD age...
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