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Samsung’s latest super-wide monitor looks great for work and play

This week, Samsung has introduced yet another 49-inch monitor to its portfolio – the Samsung LS49A950UIU. Boasting a dual QHD, super-wide resolution, low response time and even 120Hz refresh rate, this monitor is marketed for office use, but it could also pass as a gaming monitor. 

Featuring a curved (1800R) VA panel powered with QLED technology, 5120×1440 resolution, 4ms G2G response time, and 120Hz refresh rate, the LS49A950UIU looks to be a versatile monitor for various use cases. Moreover, the panel has a 10-bit colour depth, a 3000:1 contrast ratio and a typical brightness of 350 nits, but it should be able to peak at 400 nits, given that it has VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. All this allows the monitor to cover up to 95% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut.

 

The connectivity options offered by this monitor include a USB-C port with 90W of power delivery, 3x USB-A 3.0 ports, a LAN port, a 3.5mm audio jack, a DisplayPort and 2x HDMI ports. Additionally, this monitor also features 2x integrated speakers, a KVM switch, and both flicker-free technology and eye saver mode to reduce the user’s eye strain.

The included stand offers a slew of adjustment options, including tilt, height adjustment, and swivel. However, you can further increase these options through a compatible VESA 100×100 monitor arm. This monitor is already available to order in a few stores for €1200 in Europe, but the delivery date is still unknown.

KitGuru says: It’s funny to see Samsung marketing a 120Hz monitor with a 5120×1440 resolution for the business/enterprise market. Not that it wouldn’t be appropriate for work, but it looks like it would also be quite decent for gaming. Would you rather use this monitor for work or gaming?

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