Samsung's 144Hz Curved Ultrawide: 49 Inch Monitor for $800

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With the best Cyber Monday Tech deals already making their way in, now’s a good time to finally pull the trigger (opens in new tab) on updating your gaming display. For those craving a large, curved ultrawide that can handle speedy gaming at 144Hz, the 49-inch Samsung CHG90 just dropped to $800 (opens in new tab), its lowest price ever.

Samsung CHG90 : was $1,000, now $800 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Samsung CHG90 : was $1,000, now $800 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Samsung CHG90 has had an MSRP of $1,000 and was selling for $900 of late, but has dropped to its all-time lowest price. With 3440 x 1440 resolution, it's equal to having to two 27-inch 16:9 screens and delivers fantastic contrast, HDR with FreeSync 2 HDR and accurate DCI-P3 gamut coverage.

In our Samsung CHG90 review (opens in new tab) last year, we praised the monitor's premium gaming features. That includes that fast refresh rate and low 1ms (GTG) response time, plus FreeSync 2 HDR (opens in new tab). Curved ultrawides make gaming feel more immersive, especially at this size and with an 1800R curve. 

For productivity, we wish pixel density was greater than 88 pixels per inch (ppi), as 110ppi is our sweet spot. However, with its high contrast (3,000:1) VA (opens in new tab)panel you may not mind when gaming or watching movies. And HDR (opens in new tab)looks great, thanks to a zone-dimming edge backlight. 

Just keep in mind this monitor is currently selling for the same price as what we consider the best gaming monitor (opens in new tab) for ultrawide gamers, the LG 34GK950F (opens in new tab) (also $800 on Amazon (opens in new tab)), but that’s a smaller display at 34 inches. 

Scharon Harding

Scharon Harding has a special affinity for gaming peripherals (especially monitors), laptops and virtual reality. Previously, she covered business technology, including hardware, software, cyber security, cloud and other IT happenings, at Channelnomics, with bylines at CRN UK.