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Samsung's 27-Inch Curved Monitor To Cost $429.99

Samsung Electronics America introduced a new curved monitor earlier this month called the SD590C that includes a super slim bezel, allowing customers to have a nearly-seamless panorama when using two or three SD590C panels together. At the time, Samsung did not disclose pricing, but we speculated that it would be relatively inexpensive due to the fact that its resolution was Full HD, and indeed the price tag is only $429.99. 

The panel is a bit more expensive compared to most flat 27-inch models on the market, but obviously what you're paying for here is the curved nature, which presumably will make games and other digital entertainment more immersive.

"Samsung engineers conducted extensive research on the human eye to determine the optimal monitor curve radius, resulting in a product that is both captivating and comfortable to use," the press release said.

The 27-inch panel has a curvature of 4000R, a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a typical brightness of 350 cd/m2. The specs also show a contrast ratio of 3000:1, 178 degree viewing angles, a 4 ms response time (G2G), support for 16.7 million colors and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.

The curved monitor also comes packed with a D-sub port, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort connection, an audio-in jack and an audio-out jack (headphones). There's also a 100 x 100 wall mount, a joystick for scrolling through the display's functions, LED backlighting and two 5 watt 2-channel stereo speakers.

Included with this monitor is a special Game Mode, which will automatically adjust the settings for optimal performance with just one click. Game Mode will detect changes in scenes, adjust the color and adjust the contrast ratio so that the lights are brighter and the blacks are darker.

The monitor also has what Samsung calls "Game Boost," which adjusts the monitor's equalizers so that the sounds players hear are more "true to life." This feature will also filter important game noises such as explosions, character sounds and so on so that they are better heard against the game's background music.

The Samsung SD590C is expected to go on sale this October 1.

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  • pills161
    Only 1080p/60hz and a slow 4ms delay? For $429 because it's curved? No thanks.
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  • ahnilated
    They are trying so hard to push this curved crap. I wouldn't pay $29.99 for a gimmick. Samsung needs to get the 8K tv's out and get rid of this curved nonsense imho.
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  • pacdrum_88
    300:1 contrast ratio? What? No way.
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  • ohim
    They are trying so hard to push this curved crap. I wouldn't pay $29.99 for a gimmick. Samsung needs to get the 8K tv's out and get rid of this curved nonsense imho.
    What 8k are you dreaming about ? there`s still no reasonable 4k tv out there and you dream of 8k you`re one of those guys happy that they have 1440 5" phone screen i guess.
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  • everlast66
    So Samsung can make several 8-10 inch tablets with 2560x1600 resolution, but can't make a f'ing 27" curved monitor more than 1080p!
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  • Merry_Blind
    Nice. I think curved monitors make much more sense than curved TVs.

    Curved TVs are a bad idea most of the time because you watch it with other people, so few people, of not only one, are at the optimal sitting position to enjoy it.

    Monitors are meant to be used by one person, so it being curved makes sense because that one person will always be perfectly centered in front of it.
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  • dovah-chan
    Wow everyone here sounds so spoiled. A consumer-priced curved screen that is somewhat affordable and is able to be purchased by the common joe? Aww but it has a 1080p resolution and a 4ms response time so that makes it awful and a rip off. I feel like I'm the only person here who is generally impressed that they are able to do this.

    Like really, if this thing was released before 2010 it would have been the hype.
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  • Merry_Blind
    They are trying so hard to push this curved crap. I wouldn't pay $29.99 for a gimmick. Samsung needs to get the 8K tv's out and get rid of this curved nonsense imho.

    You should advocate for OLED man... not higher resolution... Windows scaler is crap anyway, I don't want to need to zoom in everything to be able to read comfortably.
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  • TheMentalist
    Wait...what's the point of curved displays on monitors smaller than 30".
    And it's overpriced.
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  • zhunt99
    I'd be really happy with cheap 4K monitors with displayport
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