Samsung today announced the SD590C curved monitor, armed with a specialized mode which optimizes it for gaming along with stereo speakers. The SD590C's curved LED screen provides users with a perspective ideal for viewing content ranging from multimedia to games. Through its curvature of 4000R, the monitor has a wider field of view than flat 27-inch panels, while also making the display seem bigger than 27-inches.
The monitor features a brightness of 350 nit and a 3000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio. Its surround sound is provided by 5-Watt, 2-channel dual stereo speakers built right into the curve.
With just one click, the monitor switches into Game Mode, instantly adjusting settings for optimized play. It detects changes in scenes, enhances the color, and alters the screen's contrast to make the darks darker and the lights lighter.
Game Boost also enriches sound to further boost gaming in two ways: first, the monitor's equalizers are adjusted to make sound effects sound true to life. Second, the most important game noises (for example, car noises in a driving game, explosions in an action game, or character sounds in a role playing game) will stand out over the background music.
Users can connect two or even three SD590C monitors simultaneously to create a wider, gentler curve.
The SD590C will be available in the U.S. beginning October 1, 2014 for an MSRP of $429.99.
|Panel Type||VA (Curved / 4000R)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||Mega ∞ DCR|
|Response Time||4ms (G2G)|
|Color Support (16.7M/1B)||16.7M|
|Refresh Rate (Hz)||60Hz|
|Color (C/R)||Black (Hairline)|
|Color (Stand base)||Metallic Silver|
|Stand Type||Curved T-shape|
|Tilt Range||-2°~ +20°|
|Wall mount||Yes (100x100)|
|Function key type||Joystick|
|Connectivity||Video Input||D-sub x1, HDMI x1, Display Port x1|
|Audio In (PC)||Yes|
|Stereo Audio Out (Headphone Out)||Yes|
|Power Consumption||Adapter Type||External|
|Power Consumption (DPMS)||0.3W|
|Power Consumption (Stand-by)||0.3W|