Samsung’s clever new monitor clamps down to the end of your desk
Shame it’s not a touchscreen, this would be an instant buy from me.
With monitors (and their stands) getting bigger, and desk sizes – well, not, this new monitor range from Samsung is pretty forward-thinking.
Normally to reclaim valuable desk space, you’d need to buy a separate monitor arm. Samsung has integrated a super-slimline monitor arm into its Space Monitor range, so you get all that extra desk space without having to purchase more equipment.
Okay, it doesn’t literally stick to your wall, but it sure looks like it does. The svelte arm clamps onto the back of your desk, letting you either have it completely flat against your wall or swung out to have it closer to your eyes. It can even be folded down to desk-level if you prefer.
This monitor is a beast
There’s a pretty nifty cable management solution here, where cables are routed down the back of the arm and invisible to the user. As you’d expect from Samsung, the bezels are almost non-existent, except on the bottom edge, where there’s a small lip. Fans of minimalist setups and those with small desks will love this, as would people with small kids. Users can fold the panel down to desk-level, which is great for shorter people.
You can get the Space Monitor in 27-inch and 32-inch sizes. The 27-inches has a 1440p resolution, while the 32-inch has a more suitable 4K resolution. The 27-inch model has a 144hz refresh rate and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, while the 32-inch version has a 60hz refresh rate and a 2,500:1 contrast ratio. Both monitors are VA panels and have a 4ms response rate.
Pricing is pretty good too, $399.99 for the 27-inch and $499.99 for the larger 4K model.
There are other options available too
If desk space isn’t a consideration for you, Samsung also released another behemoth 49-inch ultra-ultrawide, the CRG9. This monitor has a huge 5,120 x 1,440 resolution, that’s almost like putting two 27-inch QHD monitors side-by-side. Aimed at gamers, it has a 120Hz refresh rate, Freesync 2 and HDR. The CRG9 also has Samsung’s Quantum-dot film technology and a brightness of 1,000 nits to meet the highest HDR specification.
No word on pricing on this beast, the prior model was around $1,000 so expect similar pricing.
Preorders are live for the Space Monitor on Samsung’s website and will ship by March 22nd.
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