Upcoming Samsung CF791 is a high-contrast FreeSync ultrawide

— 12:53 PM on August 26, 2016

Samsung posted a video to its YouTube channel recently describing the company's monitor lineup for late 2016. The video talks about a lot of monitors, but of particular note is the upcoming CF791 curved monitor. This 34-inch FreeSync display comes in 3440x1440 resolution, and boasts 3000:1 static contrast thanks to its VA LCD panel.

Samsung says VA panels offer superior contrast and reduced light leakage versus IPS panels, particularly in the corners of curved displays. The CF791's VA panel is sharply curved at 1500R, which according to Samsung makes this display "the most curved in the world." The new monitor uses uses quantum-dot technology, and Samsung says that move allows it to reproduce 125% of the sRGB gamut. Samsung implements AMD's FreeSync variable-refresh-rate technology, too. The CF791 supports FreeSync at up to 100Hz over both DisplayPort and HDMI. 

Besides the technical specs, the CF791 impresses in other ways. It supports picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture modes, allowing users to display images from two inputs simultaneously. Samsung says the monitor is "bezel-less" on three sides (though it's clearly not) for less interference in multi-monitor use. The CF791 also includes special snap-on plates to hide wiring and preserve the monitor's clean appearance. Alternatively, the standard base can be removed to reveal a VESA mount. Samsung includes a USB hub, as well as 7W stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm jack for headphones.

There's no price mentioned in Samsung's video, but the company says it will be available worldwide in the second half of this year.

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