Samsung has added to its local curved monitor portfolio, bringing five new monitors to the Australian market.The models comprise Samsung’s 32″ CF391, 27″ CF591 and 22″, 24″ and 27″ CF390, sporting a range of curves from 16 to 22 degrees, providing for “a subtle curve, or a deeper look and feel”.
Samsung states the “displays are designed to meet the diverse requirements of personal and work lifestyles, catering to professionals, home offices and families”.
In bringing its new range to the Australian market, Samsung has cited a Harvard Medical School study, which it states found curved monitors deliver a more comfortable viewing experience for some users than comparable flat-screen alternatives.
The study found fewer reports of eye strain during and after content searches on a curved monitor than with a flat-screen monitor, Samsung states.
Four of the five new displays include embedded AMD FreeSync technology over HDMI functionality (not available on the CF391), synchronising screen refresh rates with AMD graphics cards (sold separately), helping combat input latency, stutter and lag when viewing interactive video content.
Samsung states that the CF390, CF391 and CF591 displays’ 3,000:1 static contrast ratio is nearly three times higher than standard Samsung monitor alternatives, presenting “content with deep blacks and pristine whites”, with all curved monitors reinforced with Samsung’s Vertical Alignment panel technology, helping reduce backlight bleed and producing a complete, high-quality picture.
Samsung active colour crystal technology supports a wider sRGB colour gamut with the CF591, enabling the monitor “to present a wider range of colour hues and values than conventional Samsung displays, creating a more vivid viewing experience”.
Game Mode setting can automatically adjust picture conditions, becoming lighter or darker as dictated by gameplay, helping also to minimise screen stuttering and tearing.
“The 2016 range of Samsung monitors deepens our range of beautifully crafted curved screens that will provide an incredibly rich and immersive experience,” Todd Lynton, Samsung Australia director – Business Solutions, commented.
“The monitor market is undergoing an exciting evolution in terms of panel design and technology, as well as how people use them to interact with content, whether they’re streaming online or working.”
Lynton stated that since launching its first range, “Samsung has experienced a strong uptake in demand for curved monitors”.
“We see clear growth in this market, which is why we are responding by extending our range, as well as the degree of curvature in specific ranges,” he commented.
Available now from selected retailers, the monitors are priced at:
– CF390 (22″ model) $289.95 RRP
– CF390 (24″ models) $349.95 RRP
– CF390 (27″ models) $519.95 RRP
– CF591 (27″ model) $549.95 RRP
– CF391 (32″ model) $699.95 RRP