Samsung CH89, CH80, and SH85 displays are ready for desk jobs

After the release of the Note 8 handset, Samsung is turning its attention to PC hardware. At IFA 2017, the Korean conglomerate presented a trio of business-oriented displays: the 34" C34H89, the 27" C27H80, and the SH85, available as the 27" S27H85 or the 24" S24H85.

Samsung C34H89

The C34H89 is the big daddy of this group. Its copious 34" ultra-wide screen has a 1800R curvature. The panel uses VA technology and has a 3440×1440 resolution. Its direct sibling the C27H80 has a 27" diagonal (once again with 1800R curvature) and a VA panel, but has a standard-issue 1920×1080 resolution.

Samsung C27H80

Finally, the SH85 comes in two variants, both flat: the 27" S27H85 and the 24" S24H85. The resolution is 2560×1440 regardless of panel size. Samsung didn't mention which panel tech these models use, though we'd wager it's either PLS or VA, judging by existing offerings with similar model numbers.

Samsung S27H85

All three models connect to host PCs via USB Type-C ports. Samsung didn't say what other input options are available (if any), but noted that the C27H80 and both SH85 variations offer DisplayPort daisy-chaining capability. Likewise, the bezels for all three models are super-slim on three sides, and the included stands support height, swivel, and tilt adjustments. The three displays also support Samsung's Easy Setting Box screen-splitting application.

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    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    I don’t know about you guys but I much prefer flat panels over these curved ones. Didn’t they say the display has to be flat to eliminate distortion back when flat CRTs were all the rage?

      • Anonymous Coward
      • 2 years ago

      Concave is better than convex.

        • ronch
        • 2 years ago

        But is concave better than flat?

          • demani
          • 2 years ago

          depends on the use and the tech. TVs were inherently multi-person use, while computer monitors are usually single use. So that is one factor.

          And curved LCDs put the panels with their normal pointed at you instead of past you, so there is less off-axis shift, which CRTs didn’t have in the first place.

          I’d love to have three of those C27H80s wrapping around. that would be great fun for some games, and some 360 video experiences.

          • GrimDanfango
          • 2 years ago

          No, a lot of marketing “science” is spouted about the benefits of curved displays, but it’s still just a gimmick.

          For 2D(desktop) work, it really makes little difference, as 2D is inherently abstract anyway. For 3D/games/photos/movies, a curved display is basically wrong… as at this point no 3D game renders to a cylindrical projection target (and no video camera captures images to a cylindrical sensor), and there’s really little reason games ever would – as it would pretty much necessitate a true raytracing renderer, rather than a polygon rasterizing engine, and raytracers are pretty much a perpetual dead-end in game engine terms, as there’s never any real point sacrificing that much speed for a more “brute force” rendering approach.

          I really think the reason curved displays have been pushed so hard is because they suffer from less viewing angle shift at the edge… ie, they can make cheaper curved monitors, where a flat one would need to be better to avoid those issues at the same given size.

          (Edit: Actually, curved screens would probably make some sense for VR eventually, as they already employ distortion shaders to correct for the lenses, and a curved (spherical rather than cylindrical) screen would make somewhat better use of pixel coverage at the periphery)

    • GrimDanfango
    • 2 years ago

    Aaalmost there… when are they finally going to announce the release date for the CHG75/c32hg75? (The 32″ 2560×1440 144hz VA with G-Sync (variant of the Freesync C32HG70))

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