Samsung's latest monitor is a 34-inch QLED ultra-wide with Thunderbolt 3

CES 2018 is fast approaching, and companies are starting to take the wraps off of the tech they plan to show off at the annual tradeshow. In that spirit, Samsung is looking to make a splash by announcing (opens in new tab) the CJ791, a curved QLED ultra-wide display that Samsung says is the first to feature support for Thunderbolt 3.

As you'd expect from its ultra-wide designation, the CJ791's 34-inch panel features a 21:9 aspect ratio. That's backed by a 3440x1440 resolution, along with a four millisecond response time. The display also features a 1,500R curve and Samsung's QLED tech, which it says can reproduce colors "across a 125 percent sRGB spectrum."

This isn't Samsung's largest curved QLED display; that honor goes to its 49-inch gaming monster released in 2017. However, Samsung is hoping to appeal to both gamers and business users with the CJ791. And part of what may sway some is the inclusion of the Thunderbolt 3 port, which boasts fast connection speeds (40 Gbps) and can act as a laptop display while also providing power with a single cable.

Samsung is mum on pricing and availability, but we can likely expect to learn more when CES 2018 kicks off on January 9. It will also be interesting to see how Samsung's offering stacks up against LG's HDR monitor lineup that it plans to bring to CES.

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  • That sounds amazing. USB-C Ports for everything!
  • Fewer pixels than a 4k monitor. I'll stick with 4k.
  • Waiting in anticipation for LG's range to be announced. The 8K OLED looks phenomenal in their TVs.
  • Wake me up when they release an OLED version. Yawn.
  • OLED on a monitor would lead to serious pixel burn, that's why they've implemented so many "screensaver" techniques on Xbox and OLED TVs. A IPS LED is great for monitors, and the Quantum film in Samsung for a better gamut is top notch. I'm hoping to see HDR10 implemented in LG's range for a comparison. Keep me away from OLED monitors, I don't want to spend that much on a pixel burn screen with a taskbar showing constantly.
  • QLED is a marketing scam
  • QLED in the same price category as OLED is a scam for TVs (really annoyed me when I went to the shop to buy the LG OLED C7 and they Samsung guy tried to sell his QLED as "superior"). QLED when compared to Quantum Dot from last year is identical so a marketing "scam".
    But the principal of QLED "quantum dot filter" is good tech for monitors.