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Samsung's New 49-Inch Gaming Monitor Packs in the Pixels

Samsung CRG9

Samsung’s latest gaming monitor is a 49-inch widescreen beast. Ahead of CES 2019, the company has unveiled the CRG9, a PC display that boasts a 32:9 aspect ratio.

The product is an upgrade over an earlier model, which has an 3,840-by-1,080-pixel screen resolution; the new CRG9 comes in at 5,120 by 1,440.

“Content truly comes alive on the CRG9,” which supports a 120 Hz refresh rate and HDR10 technology for a higher range of colors, Samsung says.

The CRG9 essentially gives you two 27-inch displays packed in one, Samsung added. It can even display two video sources at the same time. The product comes with a pair of DisplayPorts and one HDMI slot, in addition to the USB 3.0 and headphone ports.

There’s no word on price or launch date, but the last-generation Samsung 49-inch widescreen monitor was $ 999.

Although display makers like to focus on how many pixels they can pack on a screen, Samsung has developed a separate monitor that addresses another issue facing consumers: how to save on desk space.

Samsung

The company’s so-called “Space Monitor” was also unveiled today and is designed to be compact. The display comes with a special mechanical arm that can clamp the side of a desk, helping free up the space underneath.

“Space Monitor gives users a unique arm stand, which can disappear into the back of the monitor’s slim-bezel,” the company said. “When using the stand, Space Monitor can be easily tilted or extended from the wall. It can also be lowered to the desk surface.”

All the monitor’s power and HDMI cords also go through the mechanical arm, helping to reduce the clutter. The 27-inch display offers a 2,560-by-1,440-pixel screen resolution. Samsung will also sell a 32-inch version, which raises the resolution to 4K at 3,840 by 2,160 pixels.

Both monitors will be on display at CES in Las Vegas next week.

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