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Samsung's latest curved QLED monitor packs Thunderbolt 3

The 34-inch display also features a 3440x1440 resolution.


Samsung isn't going to sit idly by while LG's upcoming range of monitors hog the limelight at CES 2018. The electronics giant just unveiled another curved QLED display, the world's first with Thunderbolt 3, which should pique the interest of MacBook Pro users. It's officially called the CJ791, which doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, and also features 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, a wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a four-millisecond response time.

Those specs are clearly no match for LG's upcoming 34-inch ultra-wide 5K monitor (or Samsung's insane 49-inch curved QLED display). But, that isn't stopping Samsung from boasting about its immersive picture quality, achieved through 1,500R curvature and an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle coupled with the company's QLED tech, which reflects colors across a 125 percent sRGB spectrum for "deeper blacks and whiter shades." Ultimately, Samsung hopes it will attract both business users in search of multi-tasking screen space, and gamers.

And then there's Thunderbolt 3, which should entice laptop users looking to hook up to a larger monitor without the need for an additional power source. As you've probably guessed, that also means faster processing speeds (up to 40 gigabits per second) and laptop charging, with up to 85 watts of power. Alas, Samsung is keeping quiet about how much the display will cost, but it's safe to say it won't be cheap.

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