Display and picture quality
First of all, it should be said that the giant monitor is explicitly a gaming screen, although the dimensions do not indicate it at first. However, according to Samsung, the 1800R curvature of the screen, which is quite strong, should make it an ideal device for gaming. Further advantages resulting from the design of the display are mainly the much larger viewing angles. Opponents can be noticed much earlier in games than on smaller displays. In dicey situations, the width of the screen can therefore be the decisive factor in deciding whether to win or lose.
The color fidelity of the screen is still noticeable in the test. Colours are very differentiated and reproduced true to detail. The contrast is at a very high level with 3000:1, which is positively noticeable in our test. All in all, HDR support makes the presentation of content extremely realistic. In addition to the factors mentioned, the curvature, which gives the impression of being in the middle of the action, also ensures this. Unfortunately, the relatively low resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels for the size of the monitor is noticeable here. Although content is presented in a very differentiated and lively way, it is not extremely sharp. Especially if one is used to higher resolution monitors, the change is noticeable. However, one must also consider that current graphics cards with a higher resolution would have problems.
A frame rate of 144 Hz and AMD’s FreeSync technology also ensure that image delays and annoying streaks are effectively avoided. All in all, there are only points of criticism regarding the resolution with regard to the image quality. Samsung’s exceptional screen can otherwise offer an exceptional picture quality and convince in this so important area.
Connections and extras
Plenty of connection options are available. Two HDMI sockets, two DisplayPort ports and two USB 3.0 ports should be more than sufficient for the average user. There’s also a headphone jack. It is also possible to connect two image sources to the screen at the same time. In this case, the content is displayed in two separate windows on the screen, which is ultimately a useful additional feature offered by only a few products.
The monitor can be adjusted both in height and tilt to adapt to individual needs.