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Samsung’s new monitors have a better reason to be curved than TVs ever did

Samsung’s new monitors have a better reason to be curved than TVs ever did

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CES is just a week away, but if manufacturers keep going at their current pace of announcements, they're going to have nothing new to reveal on the show floor. The latest is the CH711 monitor from Samsung, a sleek, curved model designed for gaming that uses quantum dot technology for what Samsung says is a "vivid, visually stunning picture."

The snazzy white-bodied CH711 has 27-inch and 31.5-inch variations, but both offer 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution, and have a curvature of 1,800R. That's pretty damned curved, but that's great if you're playing games and watching movies from a few feet away, like Samsung's relaxed test subject in the picture above. The company promises a 178-degree viewing angle, anyway, and says the monitor gives a "richer and more vibrant color from any viewing distance."

The new model is due out in early 2017, but will be on show at CES — along with Samsung's other new curved quantum dot monitors, including the gaming-centric CFG70 and more workplace-focused CF791. Samsung's going hard on curved screens, but it will also be showing some regular flat monitors at the show, too — monitors like the still-to-be-released UH750, which the company says boasts a super-fast 1ms response time.