Samsung's Space Monitor is created to clamp on to your desk, eliminating the need for a traditional stand that takes up space.source Samsung It's created to let you use the desk space that would usually be taken up by a traditional monitor stand.
Kicking us off is Samsung and a handful of new monitors for 2019. It also looks like it uses a proprietary cable with a dual-headed power and HDMI (v2.0), though that may just be what comes in the box; it also has a Mini Display DisplayPort (v 1.2) connector. The adjustable stand arm folds into the rear chassis of the monitor, effectively disappearing when the monitor is in the raised position.
But while a desk-based monitor is a great addition to a home or workplace, the monitor itself can still take up a fair amount of space itself on the desk, leaving you with just enough room for the laptop or keyboard and mouse.
The new monitor seems an average 27-inch QHD monitor (also available in 32-inch 4K models) but it's also bolted onto a fully-integrated monitor arm that clamps onto your desk. The aspect ratio is identical to what you'd have if you put two 16:9 panels next to each other, minus the bezel running down the center of the screen. The 27-inch model offers WQHD resolution for incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images, while the 32-inch model presents content in 4K UHD.
On top of the increase in resolution, this 32:9 ultra, ultra-wide monitor features a 120Hz refresh rate, 1,000 nit peak brightness, HDR10 support, FreeSync 2 HDR technology and 1,800 R curvature that feels as if it threatens to engulf you as you sit in front of it. Meant for gamers, the 49-inch display minimizes image lag and motion blur and provides superfine detail to keep-up with fast paced games.
Samsung will be selling at least two versions of its Space Monitor.
This year, though, Samsung is looking to reinvent how the monitor is placed, at least in one generation of displays.
Samsung plans to officially unveil its new monitor line up at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where we expect to hear about shipping timeframes and pricing. Availability is expected in the second half of 2019. This one's made specifically for creative professionals with 32-inches, a 4K curved display with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and "support for up to one billion colors", Samsung said in its announcement.
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