Samsung has taken displays to the next level with its new super ultra-wide monitor. It’s called the CHG90 GLED Gaming Monitor, and it’s a lot different than other displays.
The monitor has a 32:9 aspect ratio, which means it’s twice as wide as a regular 16:9 monitor. The monitor allows the viewer to see twice as much as a regular monitor — meaning video game players would have a huge advantage with this monitor.
Antonio Villas-Boas: If you ever felt like your screen was just too small for what you’re doing then this would be the answer.
So, if you think about it this way, the monitor you’re using right now, most likely is 16:9. That’s a standard widescreen monitor. This thing … is 32:9 So, it’s exactly the same aspect ratio as if you put two monitors together.
So, there are two things that come to mind when it comes to video games. One is the passive, sort-of peripheral vision thing. You just sort of let it fill your peripheral visions and it really sucks you in a little more. The other thing about playing video games on this monitor is actively using the super-ultra width on either side that you could use to your advantage in a game. You can see an enemy on the screen where you would never have seen an enemy before on a regular, sort of, 16:9 monitor. ‘Cause you just, you just have extra real estate. It’s as simple as that.
So here’s the thing about playing video games on such a wide aspect ratio. Not all games have the ability to fill up all that screen. Game developers have to build that into the game. And only a few have so far. I played Battlefield 1 for example. I feel like it’s probably a quick fix. We’ll see, you know?
Another cool thing about Samsung’s monitor is that you can hook up two different computers to it and have them be on the same monitor. You can play a video game on one half of the screen and then you can have a YouTube video playing on the right side of the screen.
The other use for this monitor apart from gaming is productivity. You can just have so many apps on one screen. We’re doing so much more with our computers. Just more, and more, and more. Just keep on piling on the apps … piling on the multitasking. People, I feel, have a need for more screen real estate I can see this being a really useful thing. But, at $US1,500, it is quite expensive. Maybe look at a cheaper solution like you can hook up two $US200 monitors together and get a much cheaper option if you want more screen real estate. But if you’re a video gamer, and you have money to spend, and you have all the highest and latest computer parts, and the most powerful computers for playing video games, you may want to look at this monitor. It’s really, really nice.
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