Samsung will offer PC gamers new 'quantum dot' curved monitors up to 34 inches

Samsung has announced its new CFG70 and CF791 curved PC monitors in 24-inch, 27-inch and 34-inch sizes. The monitors, made for PC gaming, use Samsung's "quantum dot" technology that is already in the company's UHD televisions.

You may be asking, "What is quantum dot technology, anyway?" Samsung says it will make PC games look much better:

As the first curved quantum dot gaming monitors, Samsung's CFG70 and CF791 express brilliant colors across a 125-percent sRGB spectrum, while employing an environmentally-safe cadmium-free design. This luminance emphasizes a range of otherwise-hidden game details in both light and dark settings, offering unprecedented visual realism designed to capture the attention of even the most hardcore gamers.

The CFG70 24-inch and 27-inch models will have a 1920x1080 resolution and will have a couple of extra features:

The CFG70's "Super Arena" design aligns 1800R curvature with sound interactive LED lighting that lets players fully experience the thrill of victory. This format also includes 1 m/s moving picture response time, making it the first curved gaming monitor to offer such functionality. A rapid refresh rate of up to 144 Hz further ensures a seamless and uninterrupted presentation.For added game management convenience, the CFG70 includes Samsung's user-friendly Gaming UX OSD interface. During competition, gamers can access the interface's intuitive on-screen dashboard to view all essential settings, ranging from response time to refresh rate, in a single glance. They can also easily adjust gameplay settings through shortcut hot keys located on the front and back of the monitor.

The big 34-inch CF791 monitor has a 3440x1440 resolution with a 21:9 ratio. All three monitors use AMD's FreeSync Technology that syncs up their refresh rate with your AMD Radeon graphics card (if you have one installed). Samsung's press release didn't offer a release date or prices for the monitors, but SlashGear reports that they will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2016. The 24-inch model will sell for $399, the 27-inch will be priced at $499 and the 34-inch monitor will cost $999.

John Callaham