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Samsung Announces Pricing, Availability For New Line Of Curved Monitors

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Just weeks after Samsung introduced five new curved monitors to the international crowd, Samsung Electronics America revealed this week that four of those panels will be heading to North America in May 2015. These include the 31.5-inch SE590C Series, the 27-inch SE591C Series and the SE510C Series, which arrives in 23.6-inch and 27-inch flavors.

For starters, the SE590C series monitor is the only one in the batch with a 3000R curvature; all of the others sport a curvature of 4000R. All of these monitors have a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a response time of 4 ms, a refresh rate of 60 Hz and support for 16.7 million colors. Other similar traits include a 16:9 aspect ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, HDMI input and a headphone jack.

As for individual specifications, the two SE510C Series monitors have a typical brightness of 250 cd/m2, a static contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and a VGA port. Both come in black and sport a curved T-shaped stand. Samsung proprietary tech includes MagicBright, MagicUpscale, Game Mode, Flicker Free technology and more. This panel does not include speakers.

The SE590C Series curved monitor has a glossy black and metallic finish. The panel also includes a typical brightness of 350 cd/m2, a static contrast ratio of 5,000:1, one DisplayPort jack, two 5-watt speakers, two HDMI ports, a headphone jack and a curved T-shape stand. VGA, DVI, and dual-link DVI jacks are not included. Note that this is the only panel in the group that doesn't include Samsung's MagicUpscale technology.

Finally, we have the SE591C Series monitor. This panel has a typical brightness of 350 cd/m2, a static contrast ratio of 3,000:1, one VGA port, one DisplayPort jack, one audio port and a headphones jack. Also included are two 5-watt speakers, a curved T-shaped stand and Samsung's proprietary Game Mode, Flicker Free tech and so on. This panel ships in a glossy white finish.

"We've seen a lot of excitement around curved displays, first with our TV line and again with the SE790C curved monitor we introduced at CES 2015. We're excited to be expanding our curved monitor line to give consumers more options," said Dave Das, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America.

Samsung’s new monitors will be made available sometime next month. The SE510C Series will cost $299.99 and $379.99 for the 23.6-inch and 27-inch monitors respectively. The SE591C Series monitor will cost $399.99, and the SE590C Series monitor will cost a heftier $599.99.

Updated April 3, 2015 at 2:20pm EST with pricing for the two SE510C monitors.

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  • Xivilain
    Curved screens under 27" seem like a gimmick...
    Isn't the idea to get immersed or surrounded by the view? A single 23.6" screen can't do that by itself. Am I missing something?
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  • hixbot
    Curved at any size is a gimmick. It corrupts the geometry of content that is meant for a flat screen. A content creator would need to know the specific curvature and the exact size of the screen and how far your eyes are from the screen, then he would know the exact correct perspective to create. If that ever happens, I'd be interested to see it.
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  • chicofehr
    They should stop making the 1080p resolution all together and switch to 1440p and 4K. Need to get with the times. 1080 needs to die now.
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  • FlayerSlayer
    Thank you for the writeup, but it would be extremely helpful to have a table for this sort of article, even if just for the differences. Four monitors, compared by size, price, brightness, contrast, and features. Reading seven paragraphs of writeup makes it hard to really get a feel for which is which, particularly with the only identifier being such ugly model numbers.
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  • Bondfc11
    Agree with Flayer.

    Also, agree with Chico - 1080? Meh my 980s would crush this screen into dust! Bring on 1440 and beyond!
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  • delaro
    $299.99 for 4ms 1080p 24inh with limited connections, sounds like a overpriced gimmick. There are plenty of higher quality less expensive monitors out to make you think...Why should I buy one of these.
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  • JQB45
    I agree with delaro - these things are way overpriced for only 1080p
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  • therealduckofdeath
    Curved at any size is a gimmick. It corrupts the geometry of content that is meant for a flat screen. A content creator would need to know the specific curvature and the exact size of the screen and how far your eyes are from the screen.
    What a load of rubbish. Seriously.
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  • therealduckofdeath
    They should stop making the 1080p resolution all together and switch to 1440p and 4K. Need to get with the times. 1080 needs to die now.
    Because everybody's on the same budget, right?
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  • demonhorde665
    well I suppose a curved pc monitor is better than acurved TV. you don't have a room full of folks trying to watch a pc monitor like you do with tv.
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