Picture-in-Picture Stories December 22, 2014

Samsung readies 34-inch 21:9 curved monitor

Samsung has announced the latest addition to its line of desktop displays with the SE790C extra-wide curved 34-inch monitor. This follows up the 27-inch SD590C from September that started Samsung’s curved monitor endeavors. The 21:9 aspect ratio is able to handle a resolution of up to 3,440×1,4000 with a pixel density of roughly 110, which surpasses 1080p and compares favorably to the 34-inch LG UM95.

The SE790C is built for an “immersive and comfortable viewing experience” that also focuses on multi-tasking while maximizing the monstrous 34-inch display. Samsung claims that “all curves are not created equally”,  touting a curve that aligns with the natural shape on a human eye ball. This allows for equal-distant viewing for peripheral vision as well which Samsung says makes it easier to see more of the screen at once.

Samsung is packing features that we’d expect to see in a flagship display offering, such as picture-in-picture, USB 3.0 and HDMI inputs. Pricing has not yet been announced, but we expect to see a follow-up with more information at CES in January where we’ll have a full team on site.

Picture-in-Picture Stories November 30, 2014

expired4K UHD LED Monitors: Samsung 28″ 60Hz $400 (Reg. $600), Dell 28″ 30Hz $299 (Reg. $490)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 20-inch 4k UHD LED 60Hz Monitor (U28D590D) for $399.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $200 off the regular price, and $80 better than our Black Friday mention at Amazon where it is rated 3.9/5 stars, we found it to be favorable in our review as well.

It features two HDMI 1.4 and one DisplayPort, audio out, and introduces a slick brushed metal look with thin bezels and a T-shaped stand that minimizes the machine’s overall footprint. Also included is a new “Picture-by-Picture” mode that lets you “connect two PCs to the same monitor and see the desktops of both simultaneously on one screen that’s divided into two.”

We also spotted the Dell 28-inch UHD 4K Monitor (P2815Q) for $299 shipped over at the Microsoft Store. This is the lowest price that we can find by nearly $190 from reputable retailers. It is rated 2.9/5 stars over at Amazon by 39 users, but we expect at this price point to see more value for the money.

This monitor features 3840×2160 resolution, mini DisplayPort input and adjustable height for customized viewing.

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