Say you’ve struck the lottery, and you want to splurge and pamper yourself. How does a curved monitor sound? Good? Then there’s two to choose from, courtesy of Samsung.
The 34in SE790C, which costs S$1698, is especially great if you need the extra screen real estate, be it for gaming or design work. Else, be a bit conservative with the purse strings and consider the SD590C that’ll set you back by S$548.
Obviously, the price difference isn’t the only thing that differentiates the two curved monitors from each other. More pixels land on the higher-end SE790C - 3440 by 1440 pixels to be exact. The SD590C has a more modest screen resolution - think your normal full HD.
Other screen-enhancing features that are thrown into the mix include an intelligent sensor that detects and alters the on-screen colours and contrast based on your environment.
And these days, a monitor is more than a display. These curved screens are also equipped with Picture-by-Picture (PbP) and Picture-in-Picture (PiP) 2.0 functions. The former is an absolute dream, easily connecting two devices, such as a desktop, laptop and even that next-gen console that’s lying around to the screen.
How about USB, you ask? If you are willing to spend more for the SE790C, that model comes with four USB 3.0 ports. Think about it - no more bending over to find the USB port behind the desktop. Nor do you have to detach messy cables between the laptop and docking station when you’re hot desking. That, and the thought of charging your smartphone, tablet or anything USB-powered is enough to make you want this curved monitor.
Both curved displays will be available from 19 March, and you can pre-order them right now at major consumer electronics and superstores.