Initially launched in August as the world’s largest QLED gaming monitor, the Samsung CHG90 has now been certified by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) as DisplayHDR compliant. This new standard is the first recognized relating to the HDR performance of PC monitors and laptop computer displays.
DisplayHDR is a fully open standard which specifies HDR quality, including luminance, colour gamut, bit depth and rise time. It consists of three levels (DisplayHDR 400, 600, 1000). The Samsung CHG90 meets the DisplayHDR 600 tier, indicating that HDR content can be enjoyed in bright indoor lighting conditions.
VESA acknowledged the monitor’s use of HDR to elevate contrast ratio (3,000:1), colour accuracy and overall presentation vibrancy as an industry standard-setter.
Measuring 49 inches from corner to corner, the CHG90 is basically the size of two 27-inch monitors combined and boasts a 32:9 super ultra-wide aspect ratio, 3840 x 1080 resolution, 1800R curvature and 144Hz refresh rate. Quantum dot colour technology allows it to express approximately one billion unique shades of accurate colour (approximately 125% of the sRGB standard).
The monitor connects with a single display cable and a power cord while offering connectivity through a variety of ports, including two HDMI inputs, a display port and a Mini DisplayPort. The adjustable-height stand allows for easy orientation through tilts and swivels that offer users precision control over their display’s orientation.
Those afraid of eye strain caused by staring at a screen for long periods of time will be glad to know that the CHG90 features a low-reflection coating that reduces such strain. Other features designed to increase viewing comfort include the monitor’s Eye Saver mode, which reduces blue light emission, as well as its Flicker Free setting, which minimizes backlight flickering.
This behemoth of a display is available in Malaysia priced at a RRP of RM 6,499