PC gamers looking for a seamless ultra-wide HDR monitor have a new option from Samsung, the CHG90 QLED gaming monitor ($1499). It’s an audacious 49-incher with double full-HD resolution (3840×1080) and a 32:9 aspect ration. The company also announced the CHG70 monitor in 27″ ($599) and 32″ ($699) sizes. The CHG70 models feature a conventional 16:9 aspect ratio and 2560×1440 resolution. These QLED gaming monitors promise state-of-the-art image quality.
Gamer-centric features include a 1 millisecond lag time along with HDR support that delivers rich colors plus dramatic brightness and contrast. These monitors use LED-lit VA LCD panels featuring quantum dots to produce 95% of the DCI/P3 gamut that’s used in commercial cinema. All three support FreeSync 2 and a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz.
Samsung’s CHG90 comes equipped with one DisplayPort, one Mini-DisplayPort input and two HDMI inputs. The CHG70 models have one DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs. These monitors also have separate audio inputs, a headphone jack, and a USB 3.0 hub.
All three monitors can be wall mounted. They all feature a 1800 R curved screen. You can adjust the height of the included stand on the CHG90, plus tilt and swivel the screen. The CHG70 models don’t offer height adjustment but let you pivot, tilt and swivel the screen.
These new gaming monitors are available to preorder now. The 49″ CHG90 is available from Amazon well as Micro Center retail stores for $1499. The 32″ CHG70 is a Newegg.com exclusive with a MSRP of $699, and the 27″ model can be preordered from Samsung.com for $599.
Based on what I’ve seen with the Q9F TV, the intense color and bright highlights achieved by Samsung’s QLED panels leave me feeling optimistic that these displays will deliver intense gaming experiences. I’ve requested a review unit, which I hope to have in my hands in a matter of days.
After the monitor arrives (I don’t know which one yet) I’ll have a first look up within days, along with colorimetry. I see no reason to doubt the 1 millisecond lag claim for these QLED gaming monitors, so I’ll be looking at color accuracy and HDR performance.
Here’s the monitor spec sheet from Samsung’s press release: