Samsung Announces 34-Inch Curved Widescreen Monitor with Thunderbolt 3

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 3 Jan 2018

Taking on LG’s new Thunderbolt 3 monitors, Samsung today announced its own widescreen Thunderbolt 3 monitor. The CJ791 monitor from Samsung features a curved 21:9 34-inch panel and a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440. 

The QLED display from Samsung covers 125 percent of the sRGB spectrum, an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle, and a 1,500R curvature. It also features a 4ms response time thereby making it ideal for watching fast-paced action movies and gaming. There is also a dedicated Game Mode in the monitor which switches to a dynamic gamma setting that tweaks the contrast and color depending on each individual scene.

Thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, the Samsung CJ791 monitor can be connected to a wide range of docks, USB-C laptops, Macs and external graphics cards. It can also charge laptops and external devices and is capable of providing them with up to 85W of power. This means that similar to LG’s 5K UltraFine monitor, Samsung’s widescreen monitor can also charge your MacBook Pro featuring a USB-C port while being connected to it.

Samsung’s widescreen monitor is not as impressive as LG’s recently unveiled 34-inch monitor which features a resolution of 5120 x 2160. The monitor features a 21:9 aspect ratio, a nano IPS panel, and features Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Unlike Samsung’s monitor though, the LG monitor is not curved.

Details about the pricing and availability of Samsung’s Thunderbolt 3 monitor would be revealed at CES 2018 which kicks off from next week.