Not prolonged after LG teased the new 34-inch “5K” guard it plans to showcase at next week’s CES trade show, Samsung has announced a new widescreen row of its own.
The latter Korean organisation on Wednesday teased the CJ791, a not-imaginatively named 34-inch guard with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a fortitude of 3440 x 1440. That means it’s QHD, not 4K, and will so not be as pointy as LG’s stirring screen. It is a winding panel, though, a form cause that creates some-more clarity on the desktop than in the vital room.
This is another one of Samsung’s quantum-dot-using QLED panels, which the company says have a 4ms response time and 178-degree observation angle. Naturally, Samsung is hyping the softened black levels and liughtness that QLED customarily brings (albeit to a obtuse grade than OLED), but we’ll have to see the row for ourselves before making any judgments.
Perhaps the many aspiring thing about the new guard is that it comes with a Thunderbolt 3 port. That takes the same figure as a USB-C port, but it has a throughput of up to 40Gbps, which creates it much faster than the 5-10 Gbps speeds on many non-Thunderbolt USB-C ports. Here, Samsung says it also provides up to 85 watts of power, which will concede it to charge concordant laptops. All of this means that with the right notebook, some users can evidently get absolved of a satisfactory cube of the cables sitting around their desk.
Though many high-end notebooks and other peripherals are shipping with some turn of Thunderbolt 3 support these days, monitors ancillary the customary have been comparatively scarce. LG’s newly announced panels support Thunderbolt 3 as well, so here’s anticipating the somewhat wider adoption marks the commencement of a trend.
That said, while the CJ791 won’t lay among the highest-end panels—even within Samsung’s own lineup—it isn’t likely to come cheap. Samsung did not discuss a cost in its press release, nor did it respond to a ask for criticism on some-more sum on additional ports, HDR support, and the like. We’ll likely hear some-more once CES starts in earnest.