We could be looking at a new gaming monitor powered by Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology unveiled at CES 2017 next week – the mega event that a lot of tech companies use as an early launchpad for the year’s new and innovative products.
The CH711 quantum dot curved monitor comes in 27- and 31.5-inch variants, both of which will sport 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution. The CH711 has some neat features, such as a 178-degree viewing angle, an 1800R curvature, 125% sRGB coverage and a 1ms response time.
But for serious gamers, some specs can be glaringly absent, such as whether it’s 10-bit color and what the refresh rates are. Refresh rates in this context are essentially the number of times per second that the frames can be refreshed.
OLED is a little behind on this, but Quantum dot technology should be able to support in excess of 120Hz, equating to 120 frames per second. That’s obviously going to give you a much richer experience. The Samsung CFG70, for example, supports a refresh rate of 144Hz. Basically, the higher the refresh rate, the better it will be for gamers. Some 4K TVs have refresh rates of up to 240Hz, but 120Hz is generally more widely available for PC monitors. From that standpoint 144Hz is pretty decent.
We’ll only know about the pricing and availability when it’s officially unveiled at CES 2017, so we’ll bring you more information about that as it breaks.
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