Samsung has confirmed a 120Hz refresh rate, along with FreeSync 2 HDR support for their new gaming monitor. The display comes with a special mechanical arm that can clamp the side of a desk, helping free up the space underneath. Does anyone have experience using either ultra-wide or curved displays? When raised, the rear of the monitor has enough space for that arm to hide on the back of the screen, allowing it to lie that much flatter. Let us know in the comments section below. Samsung's initial press release doesn't get into the hard specs of this thing, but it does mention that "power and HDMI cords" are run through the monitor arm for a cleaner look, suggesting that it doesn't have DisplayPorts.
Samsung super ultra-wide 49-inch CRG9 monitor
Ahead of CES 2019, Samsung is sharing information about a few standout products it plans to showcase at the convention and chief among them are a collection new desktop monitors that range from a super ultra-wide 49-inch CRG9 panel, minimalist Space Monitor and ultra slim 4K UHD display. "Through easy ergonomic adjustment, port access, and a discreet cable management system, Space Monitor improves the form and function of any workstation or home office".
The first of the two new models for professionals is the Samsung Space Monitor, which places a premium on ergonomics and aesthetics over actual display technology-considering advances in display panels industry-wide, the key to differentiation is packaging panels in novel ways for professionals to benefit. Models will be available in 27-inches with a QHD resolution or 32-inches with 4K UHD resolution. It can even display two video sources at the same time. Samsung also designed the CRG9 with a smaller stand size for convenience and flexibility in every gamer's space. A couple of other monitors targeting gamers and content creators are also on their way. But the 27-incher has a 144Hz refresh rate and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, while the 32-inch model has a 60Hz refresh rate and a 2,500:1 contrast ratio. The 1500R curvature is claimed to give users an immersive experience for creating content and watching videos while reducing the eye strain typically associated with long periods of traditional monitor use. Again, it has what Samsung calls "super-slim" design with just 6.7mm of depth - it appears that saving space on your work surface is some kind of trend over at Samsung, and I don't mind it one bit.
Major air bag recall
The NHTSA called the Takata air bag recalls "the largest and most complex vehicle recalls in US history". Ford is urging owners to get their vehicles to dealers as soon as possible for replacement at no cost.