Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday May 17, 2018

How Wide is too Wide?

The good folks over at PC Perspective have just put out a nice review of the new Samsung C49HG90 49 inch FreeSync 2 monitor and they are asking whether or not it's just too wide. The monitor sports a 32:9 aspect ratio instead of the more widely used 21:9 ratio of other UW monitors. It's curved and really is beastly with such a wide screen. Some of the good is that it has FreeSync 2 and supports it on both HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces. Some of the negatives are the cost of $1,000 and poor HDR performance. Yes, this monitor is wide, but is it too wide for you? Thanks cagey.

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At just under $1000 on Amazon right now, the C49HG90 is a tough sell. With the lackluster HDR performance, it comes down to the unique aspect ratio of this display as the main standout feature. Still, combined with FreeSync 2 compatibility, the uniqueness of this display could be the perfect thing for a gamer looking to enter the Ultrawide market.