Samsung Announces Pricing, Availability For New Line Of Curved Monitors

Just weeks after Samsung introduced five new curved monitors to the international crowd, Samsung Electronics America revealed this week that four of those panels will be heading to North America in May 2015. These include the 31.5-inch SE590C Series, the 27-inch SE591C Series and the SE510C Series, which arrives in 23.6-inch and 27-inch flavors.

For starters, the SE590C series monitor is the only one in the batch with a 3000R curvature; all of the others sport a curvature of 4000R. All of these monitors have a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a response time of 4 ms, a refresh rate of 60 Hz and support for 16.7 million colors. Other similar traits include a 16:9 aspect ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, HDMI input and a headphone jack.

As for individual specifications, the two SE510C Series monitors have a typical brightness of 250 cd/m2, a static contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and a VGA port. Both come in black and sport a curved T-shaped stand. Samsung proprietary tech includes MagicBright, MagicUpscale, Game Mode, Flicker Free technology and more. This panel does not include speakers.

The SE590C Series curved monitor has a glossy black and metallic finish. The panel also includes a typical brightness of 350 cd/m2, a static contrast ratio of 5,000:1, one DisplayPort jack, two 5-watt speakers, two HDMI ports, a headphone jack and a curved T-shape stand. VGA, DVI, and dual-link DVI jacks are not included. Note that this is the only panel in the group that doesn't include Samsung's MagicUpscale technology.

Finally, we have the SE591C Series monitor. This panel has a typical brightness of 350 cd/m2, a static contrast ratio of 3,000:1, one VGA port, one DisplayPort jack, one audio port and a headphones jack. Also included are two 5-watt speakers, a curved T-shaped stand and Samsung's proprietary Game Mode, Flicker Free tech and so on. This panel ships in a glossy white finish.

"We've seen a lot of excitement around curved displays, first with our TV line and again with the SE790C curved monitor we introduced at CES 2015. We're excited to be expanding our curved monitor line to give consumers more options," said Dave Das, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America.

The monitors will be made available sometime next month. Samsung didn't provide exact pricing for the two SE510C Series monitors -- just a starting price of $299.99. The SE591C monitor will cost $399.99, and the SE590C Series monitor will cost a heftier $599.99.

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  • Xivilain
    Curved screens under 27" seem like a gimmick...
    Isn't the idea to get immersed or surrounded by the view? A single 23.6" screen can't do that by itself. Am I missing something?
  • hixbot
    Curved at any size is a gimmick. It corrupts the geometry of content that is meant for a flat screen. A content creator would need to know the specific curvature and the exact size of the screen and how far your eyes are from the screen, then he would know the exact correct perspective to create. If that ever happens, I'd be interested to see it.
  • chicofehr
    They should stop making the 1080p resolution all together and switch to 1440p and 4K. Need to get with the times. 1080 needs to die now.