Samsung has introduced its new CHG90 monitor, which has an impressive 49-inch screen and ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio. It features a VA curved display with quantum dot technology, supports 125% of sRGB and 95% of DCI-P3 color spaces, and features HDR ‘picture enhancement technology.’
It’s hard to get a sense of the display’s size from photos, but this youtube video from BWOne is very helpful in that regard.
The resolution may bring a bit of disappointment, however. Most photographers in the market for a new display today are probably focused on 4K or even 5K options, but the CHG90’s resolution is 3840×1080 pixels. (Basically, it’s two 1080HD screens side-by-side.) That won’t provide the high pixel densities many of us are used to, but it does deliver a lot of horizontal real estate.
Samsung makes it pretty clear that this monitor is aimed at gamers, but it got me thinking… would you use a display like this for photo editing? It would be a heck of a way to scroll through my Lightroom library, and I can see hard-core panorama photographers nodding their heads in agreement, but what about the rest of us? What do you think?