Samsung Announced Curved QHD, 144Hz Gaming Monitors At Gamescom

Posted by at 11:29 am on August 21, 2018

Samsung at Gamescom 2018 launched a pair of affordable Quad HD (QHD aka WQHD, 2560 x 1440 resolution), curved gaming monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate that will be available in 27-inch and 32-inch.

Samsung’s new curved the 27-inch (C27JG5) and  the 32-inch (C32JG5)  share an identical three-sided bezel-less design and the same technical specifications. The monitors come equipped with a curved VA (vertical alignment, high contrast) panel with a 1,800R curvature and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles that serve the dual purpose of providing a more immersive gaming experience and minimizing eye fatigue. The panels come in a 16:9 ratio with a brightness level of 300cd/m2. The monitors’ other attributes include a 144Hz refresh rate, 3000:1 contrast ratio and 4ms GTG (gray to gray) response time.

The Samsung CJG5 has a generous amount of inputs to satisfy even the most demanding gamer. The monitor has two HDMI ports (one each of the new 2.0 standard and older 1.4 standard), one DisplayPort 1.2 output and a headphone jack.

Samsung markets the C27JG5 and C32JG5 as affordable, curved gaming monitors. The manufacturer didn’t reveal U.S. pricing for the monitors, but they did share United Kingdom pricing. The 27-inch model goes for £309.99 ($398.73), while the 32-inch model costs £359.99 ($463.04)

Do not both units both lack adaptive refresh technologies – i.e. G-Sync or FreeSync. Both models will be globally available in Q3 of this year.

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