Samsung Builds A Potentially Affordable Curved Monitor

Full HD monitors are boring. There, I said it. However, a display that could make 1920 x 1080 pixels exciting again is the curved Samsung S27D590CS.

Samsung built the monitor with a VA panel that provides vertical and horizontal viewing angles of 178 degrees, and it has a blinding 350 cd/m2 brightness along with a dynamic contrast ratio of 3000:1. The monitor has a gray-to-gray response time of 4 ms and should cover most of the sRGB color space. It also comes with a "Game Mode" feature, which adjusts the gamma and saturation settings so that it is easier to make out detail in darker scenes.

The curved design, according to Samsung, will create a sort of 3D effect. The company says that due to the curvature, images may appear to have a sense of depth. While we question how true that is until we can see it for ourselves, we can believe that it will at least offer a more immersive experience.

Samsung has fitted the monitor with DisplayPort, VGA and HDMI input connectors, and it also has a 3.5 mm audio input jack for the 5 W stereo speakers. Topping it off, the curved display also comes with a VESA mount and controls that are accessible from the rear of the unit for a clean front aesthetic.

The company didn't indicate what the monitor would cost, and surely it won't come cheap; but because it's merely Full HD, the S27D590CS will likely be a relatively inexpensive monitor compared to other curved displays on the market.

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  • TechyInAZ
    Interesting, I don't know how it can make stuff immersive but Ill see what the reviews say.

    It would also made a very excellent triple monitor gaming setup.
  • mavikt
    I guess that curved (computer) monitor makes more sense than the "banana" television.
    It's amazing LG created a full page PDF outlining benefits of the curved design of televisions. I can see very few and would otherwise opt for a flat (OLED) one!
  • SkyBill40
    Interesting. I'm not a super fan of the curved thing going on right now, but it's hard to determine whether it'll be a fad or a long lasting idea.

    Any word on the expected price at this point? Are we to assume the refresh rate is 60hz? IPS or TN?