Samsung Space Monitor at CES 2019: saving space on your desktop

Samsung will present new monitors at CES 2019, one of them being a 4K UHD curved monitor ideal for content creators. But the new Space Monitor stand will be the one to watch closely.

Samsung Space Monitor at CES 2019: saving space on your desktop

The new Samsung monitor for content creators may be the solution you need on your desktop, but you’ll probably wish Samsung used its Space Monitor solution for the new UR59C, and other monitors.

Presented as an ideal solution for content creators for who seek both versatility and performance, the new UR59C 32-inch monitor features a UHD curved display with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and full 3840×2160 4K UHD resolution with support for up to one billion colors. The 1500R curvature delivers accodring to Samsung, a “truly immersive experience that shines while creating content and art, watching videos or gaming.”

The monitor is one more in a long line of modern monitors designed for multiple uses, from work to leisure, so Samsung says that it produces “a wide range of colors and deep, dark blacks. Whether you are gaming, watching videos, or working with graphics applications, you’ll enjoy accurate and true-to-life colors.”

Offering Picture-by-Picture (PBP), the UR59C  lets you connect two different devices to the monitor and view input from both side-by-side on the screen simultaneously and at their native resolution. Users can set up their PBP faster with the Easy Setting Box, which makes it easy to display multiple windows in different sizes and layouts. The monitor will be available April 2019, with a price of $ 499.99.

Samsung Space Monitor at CES 2019: saving space on your desktop

A monitor to save desktop space

Available in dark blue gray, the UR59C has a super-slim design, with a depth of only 6.7mm. Its 31.5-inch display is attached to a clean and simple two-prong base that reduces its footprint on the working surface. In fact, the Samsung UR59C features a slender yet sturdy V-slim metal stand that also encases cables, which is a step forward in relation to what many monitors offer in terms of stand. Still, I must say, after looking at the new Space Monitor from Samsung, I wish that all monitors could have the same type of stand.

The new Samsung Space Monitor offers a unique built-in space saving solution: a minimalist, fully-integrated arm clamps to the desk and frees up desk space for ultimate user productivity. The monitor  is easy to set up and adjust when you aren’t using it, and simple to push back and store flat against the wall. It can also be lowered to the desk surface, and Samsung’s Zero Height Adjustable Stand feature provides the ultimate versatility for any type viewing preference. The stand not only makes viewing more comfortable, but also eliminates the hassle of cable management by integrating power and HDMI cords through the arm for a clean, flexible look.

Samsung Space Monitor at CES 2019: saving space on your desktop

Space Monitor arrives in March

Beyond aesthetics,  the Samsung’s Space Monitor is a feature-rich, high-performance monitor. The 27-inch model offers QHD resolution for incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images, while the 32-inch model presents content in 4K UHD. The fact that the solution is available for 32-inch makes me wonder if the system can be used and will be used in future monitors, even from other brands, as it looks like a very interesting solution to give you more space on the desktop. The Samsung Space Monitor will be available by the end of March, with a price of $499.99 for the 32-inch version, and $399.99 for the 27-inch version.

“Samsung’s latest monitor lineup is incredibly versatile, and demonstrates our commitment to continued innovation and leadership in the category,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “All of these monitors are part of our larger strategy this year, to keep giving you choices so you can get what you want— beautiful, hardworking devices that inspire you to do more.”

Samsung Space Monitor at CES 2019: saving space on your desktop

The CRG9 has a 5120×1440 screen

The lineup also includes a gaming monitor which, after all can be used for other things too. The CRG9 49” Curved Gaming Monitor is the world’s first high-resolution, super ultra-wide gaming monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio. Designed with gaming in mind, it offers a 120Hz refresh rate with a fast 4ms response time on a 49-inch display that minimizes image lag and motion blur to effortlessly keep up with fast-paced games. Samsung says it was built for “a superior gaming experience”, and the monitor also features AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Technology to reduce stutter, screen tearing and input latency to ensure the best possible frame rate and smoothest gaming experience.

The CRG9 features dual QHD resolution (5120×1440) and HDR10 and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, providing superfine detail in the brightest and darkest parts of an image, according to the company. HDR10 delivers outstanding local dimming, and high-contrast HDR offers advanced specular highlights not available in traditional gaming monitors, adds Samsung. The monitor also leverages the company’s revolutionary Quantum dot technology for an exceptionally wide range of accurate color reproduction, and a 1,800mm screen curvature and an ultra-wide field of view for complete visibility.

Samsung Space Monitor at CES 2019: saving space on your desktop

One monitor, two video sources

Despite the fact that it is presented as a gaming monitor, the CRG9 can  be used for work, especially if you need the extra space provided, equivalent to two 27-inch QHD 16:9 monitors placed side-by-side. The 32:9 super ultra-wide screen also provides ultimate multitasking flexibility, assisted by PbP (Picture-by-Picture) functionality to allow two video sources to be viewed on the same screen. The CRG9 includes one HDMI port, two Display Ports, USB 3.0 and headphone connectivity options. Samsung also designed the CRG9 with a smaller stand size for convenience and flexibility in every gamer’s space. Price for this model is not available yet, but expect it to cost more than $1000, as the now available 49″ CHG90 QLED costs close to $1000, and “only” offers 3840×1080.

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