In that spirit, check out "the world's first high-resolution, super ultra-wide gaming monitor" from Samsung's CES 2019 lineup. It comes in a 32-inch model with UHD resolution and 27-inch with WQHD resolution. Interestingly, it's available in Dark Blue Gray, not your typical monitor color. For now, here's what we know.
We briefly tested this ourselves, and while there are some articulation limitations with this type of arm, it's a uniquely clean and minimalistic setup that should attract users looking for clean lines on their desk. So maybe if your game can't stretch out to the full size you could use the rest of the monitor for your streaming or community software. It offers a 120Hz refresh rate with a claimed 4ms response time on a 49-inch display that has been designed for minimizing image lag and motion blur, which is good news for gamers.
An integrated clamp lets the Space Monitor attach to the edge of a desk or table, while a dual-hinge stand lets you adjust the height and angle.
"All of these monitors are part of our larger strategy this year", said Seog-gi Kim, Samsung's executive vice president for its visual display business. It is a space saving solution that allows the monitor to store flat against the wall.
Those details could be revealed at CES 2019, though (and we suspect that anyone whose system can fully utilize the monitor won't really care about its price and instead prioritize experiencing their favorite games in the private equivalent to an IMAX theater). The previous version's 600 nits peak brightness has also been increased, up to 1000 nits, and it comes with HDR10 support, meaning it will likely be VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified. The display uses Samsung's Quantum dot technology and has Picture-by-Picture (PBP) capabilities that allow 2 sources to be shown on screen at the same time. On the topic of connectivity, the CRG9 includes one HDMI port, two Display Ports, USB 3.0 and headphone out. The 1500R curvature is claimed to give users an immersive experience for creating content and watching videos while reducing the eye strain typically associated with long periods of traditional monitor use.
The Space Monitor will be available with a 27-inch Quad HD screen or a 32-inch 4K screen, priced at $399 and $499 respectively, when it goes on sale in late February. It stands out its ultra slim design (6.7mm) with frames that are barely visible, while the base will take care of hiding the connected cables.