Samsung has announced that they are to produce an ultrawide monitor, the CHG90. A monitor of mega proportions, plans revealed that the monitor will be 32:9 aspect ratio. To put this into perspective, in general, ultrawide monitors have a ratio of 21:9, while normal monitors have an aspect ratio of 16:9.
The 49 inch CHG90 sets a new standard for monitor display. Coupled with 3,840×1,080 double full HD (DFHD) resolution, the new monitor offers users a unique experience. Colours will appear deeper and brighter, offering more realistic visuals.
Samsung may have tapped into a market of various customers for ultrawide monitors. The world of business, finance, and tech are well accustomed to using a multi-screen platform. Utilizing several screens simultaneously, allows professionals to use a multitude of apps, or follow a number of trends at the same time. However, this often isn’t the most productive method of monitoring your workflow, as they are sometimes difficult to set up, and disparities emerge between screens. Multiple screens also fail to provide a solution for companies which rely on wider documents, such as Excel Spreadsheets. As products such as the CHG90 emerge onto the market, companies may see the positives in investing in these devices as means to increase productivity.
An obvious market for these devices is the gaming community. As gaming companies continue to enhance the user’s experience, normal monitors will be unable to deliver the true intricacies of the game’s graphics. Ultrawide monitor displays also allow you to run native resolutions on current-generation video cards (and for gamers, even run games on your current graphics card) without having to upgrade to cards with more power, more ports, or in some cases, two or three cards just to make everything work smoothly. The ultrawide monitor is designed with a curved screen. This allows gamers to use their peripheral vision while gaming, facilitating a real life experience.
Samsung is not the only company tapping into this market potential. The Asus PG348Q and the Acer Predator X27 were recently announced, which offer users an ultra screen platform. These devices will become available to the public towards the end of 2017.
The Samsung CHG90 is not cheap, retailing at $1,499. Those interested, however, would see it as an investment in the user experience. Samsung will also include software to help users get the most out of the display.