Samsung is undoubtedly the foremost specialist on curved monitors on the market, and not in vain were they the pioneers in terms of these. The company is not stopping, and they have now announced a new addition to its catalogue, the new Samsung 27-inch C27F591FDU with an 1800R curvature.
The C27F591FDU is a monitor that will come in the middle of the Samsung catalogue range, because the manufacturer has specified its price will be $350 upon release (it is now available in the United States and will reach Europe in mid-June). This panel will have Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a static contrast of 3000:1 and a maximum brightness of 250 cd/m2.
While its refresh rate is the standard 60 Hz, the C27F591FDU is compatible with AMD’s FreeSync technology, which allows this rate to be adaptive, between 48 and 72 Hz, and controlled by the graphics card (if you look closely when using FreeSync, the refresh rate will rise from 60 to 72 Hz maximum). It is therefore a monitor designed for Gaming, but while the panel is VA, it has a fairly high response time of 4 ms GtG.
The 1800R curvature is much more pronounced than the usual 200R, and in contrast to the latter, which is designed so that the corners are at the same distance from the user as the center, the 1800R curvature is designed to follow the curve of the human eye, making the feeling of immersion much greater.
Samsung has made it VESA-compliant, so you can place the monitor on brackets or ergonomic arms. Video inputs include DisplayPort 1.2, VGA and an HDMI 1.4A port that is compatible with Adaptive Sync. Also, it integrates two 3.5 mm minijacks, one for headphones and one for input line, and it incorporates a pair of 5-watt stereo speakers.
Finally, we must mention that the panel has Flicker Free anti flickering technology, and is capable of covering 81% of the NTSC color spectrum, with an energy consumption rate of 54 kWh a year, according to Samsung. The manufacturer says in the press release that it includes "Active color crystal technology", so you could have Quantum Dot backlighting instead of the regular LED.