Samsung has announced a new addition to its line of monitors with the new 27-inch SD590C curved LED. Long recognized for its television manufacturing know-how and high quality displays, Samsung is making a push to create an immersive viewing experience for gamers and editors alike.

This new monitor is designed to be used in a multi-display setup and for gaming, with a specialized mode that optimizes the display with a single click. While we have already seen ultra-wide monitors, the Samsung SD590C takes a whole new approach to displays.

Additionally, Samsung is touting the SD590C as providing users with an “unparalleled viewing experience like no other monitor” because of its curved design. There is even some math behind it, with a wider field of view than traditional flat 27-inch monitors, the display appears to be bigger. Samsung claims that peripheral visual clutter is reduced because the “display’s edges are closer to the user’s eyes and match their natural curve”.samsung-sd590c-monitor

The SD590C features a 5-watt 2-channel dual stereo speaker system, which is built directly into the curve of the monitor, as well as HDMI, Display Port and D-sub inputs. Because of the curved design of the monitor, Samsung claims that audio will “envelop users” as they watch content. The narrow bezel allows for users to easily pair two monitors together, which can create a larger more subtle curve.

The SD590C will be available for purchase on October 1st at a price of $429.99. If you’re looking for extra screen real estate but are working on a tight budget then you may want to consider the incredibly popular ASUS VS278Q-P that’s currently available for $259.99 (or less).

Key Specs:

Category Feature Specification
Display Screen Size 27”
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Panel Type VA (Curved / 4000R)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 350cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega ∞ DCR
Viewing Angle 178°/178°
Response Time 4ms (G2G)
Color Support (16.7M/1B) 16.7M
Refresh Rate (Hz) 60Hz
Design Color (Front) Black
Color (C/R) Black (Hairline)
Color (Stand base) Metallic Silver
Stand Type Curved T-shape
Tilt Range -2°~ +20°
Wall mount Yes (100×100)
Function key type Joystick
Connectivity Video Input D-sub x1, HDMI x1, Display Port x1
Audio In (PC) Yes
Stereo Audio Out (Headphone Out) Yes
Power Consumption Adapter Type External
Power Consumption (DPMS) 0.3W
Power Consumption (Stand-by) 0.3W

Samsung Introduces Curved LED Monitor for Richly Immersive Entertainment and Gaming Experience

New SD590C curved monitor displays lifelike colors and imagery; represents Samsung’s continued focus on advancing monitor design and innovation

September 29, 2014 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a world leader in display technology, today announced the SD590C curved monitor. Architected as the ultimate entertainment display, it delivers a completely immersive viewing experience, while its super narrow bezel seamlessly allow for multi-screen extension. Stereo speakers built directly into the monitor’s curve complete the package with high-quality surround sound, while a specialized mode optimizes the monitor for gaming with just one click.

“The SD590C represents that vision, with a curved design that was carefully engineered to draw you into the display and truly make you feel a part of the content.”

“As a leader in the display industry, Samsung is committed to pushing the envelope on both monitor design and technology to offer consumers the best experience possible,” said Ron Gazzola, vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “The SD590C represents that vision, with a curved design that was carefully engineered to draw you into the display and truly make you feel a part of the content.”

Unparalleled Viewing Experience

The SD590C provides a viewing experience like no other monitor, thanks to its curved design. 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 SD590C’s curved LED screen provides users with a unique perspective ideal for viewing content ranging from multimedia to games. Through its carefully selected curvature of 4000R, the monitor has a wider field of view than flat 27-inch panels, drawing viewers in like no other LED, while also making the display seem bigger than 27-inches. Furthermore, since the user is absorbed in the onscreen action, peripheral visual clutter is reduced, providing a more comfortable viewing experience that is significantly easier on the eyes.

Because the display’s edges are physically closer to the user’s eyes and match their natural curve, users don’t need to shift focus to see the ends of the screen. This component is ideal for serious gamers or office workers who spend extended hours in front of a computer.

High brightness (350 nit) and 3000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio add to the experience by making images and video appear even truer to life with deeper blacks, pristine whites and amazingly bright colors. With the screen’s wide field of view, you can enjoy all your multimedia content freely from nearly anywhere in the room with incredible picture quality.

Optimized for Gaming and Entertainment

The SD590C pairs its deeply immersive viewing experience with equally impressive surround sound, provided by 5-Watt, 2-channel dual stereo speakers built right into the curve. The speakers deliver rich, high-quality stereo sound that envelops users, enabling them to experience theater-level acoustics when enjoying movies and music in the comfort of their own hone.

Gaming on the SD590C is also a uniquely enveloping experience. With just one click, the monitor switches into Game Mode, instantly adjusting settings for optimized play. It intelligently detects changes in scenes, enhances the color, and alters the screen’s contrast to make the darks darker and the lights lighter. With Game Mode, users can see all the action at all times, even in the darkest scenes. The curved screen makes the action more lifelike than ever, plunging users into a gaming experience so exhilarating it will keep them at the edge of their seat.

Game Boost also enriches sound to further boost gaming in two ways: first, the monitor’s equalizers are adjusted to make sound effects sound true to life. Second, the most important game noises (for example, car noises in a driving game, explosions in an action game, or character sounds in a role playing game) will stand out over the background music. When paired with the display enhancements above, the result is an unmatched gaming experience.

Users can connect two or even three SD590C monitors simultaneously to create a wider, gentler curve that delivers an incredible viewing experience for all games and multimedia content.*

Elegant and Ergonomic Design

The SD590C monitor features a clean, understated look and narrow bezel that keeps users focused on the content while still standing out on their desk. The screen is elevated on a curved metallic stand with an angled neck, which makes it appear to float weightlessly. The elegant silhouette is enhanced by the monitor’s sleek back, ensuring that it looks gorgeous from all angles.

The SD590C will be available in the U.S. beginning October 1, 2014 for an MSRP of $429.99. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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