Samsung's Thunderbolt 3-Enabled Curved Monitor Launching in September for $900

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    Following an unveiling at CES in January, Samsung has announced the launch of the Thunderbolt 3-enabled CJ79 curved monitor, coming in September for $899.99. The 34-inch monitor is compatible with both Mac and PC computers, marking the first time that Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is available on a curved monitor.

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    On the unit there are two Thunderbolt 3 ports that transmit display, data, and power at a processing speed of up to 40 Gbps to compatible docks, other displays, computers, external GPUs, and more. Thunderbolt 3 connectivity also allows Samsung's monitor to supply up to 85 watts of charging power to compatible MacBooks.

    Thanks to the 3440x1440 ultra-wide curved display and a 21:9 aspect ratio, the CJ79 can also provide a dual monitor experience on one screen. Using a Picture-by-Picture feature, users can multitask by displaying two sources on screen at the same time, and even resize the second source to up to 25 percent of the screen, and position it anywhere.

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    The CJ79 includes a height-adjustable stand and tilt functionality, ensuring a comfortable position while working for extended periods of time. Samsung lists a few other details on its website:
    Samsung also briefly mentions the CJ89 43-inch curved monitor, but it does not support Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and is USB-C only. Otherwise, that monitor has a 3840x1200 resolution and a 32:10 aspect ratio.

    The company says that both the CJ79 and CJ89 are available in Europe right now, and the monitors will launch worldwide "soon." On B&H Photo, the CJ79 Thunderbolt 3 monitor is listed as being available to purchase around the "beginning of September 2018" for $899.99.

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    Thunderbolt. Doesn’t that describe lightning? Which is confusing, since Apple has a lightning connector.
     
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    Do you know that Thunderbot 3 is an interface with USB Type-C and used by Apple first?
     
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    Thunderbolt and Lightning are confusing? More like very, very frightening—to me, anyway.
     
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    4K TVs can be had for $200, this monitor is no better.
     
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    At 34 inches they should have gone with 3440 x 1600 at the very least. I have such a monitor with USB-C by LG and it rocks. Love that resolution, aspect ratio and size.

    For those of you that doubt/hate curve, whilst I agree for TVs they are a little strange, the immersion for computing is second to none in my opinion and my workflows greatly improved once tamed. Well worth a try!
     
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    I really hate the front branding. I like when my devices are just a screen on the front.
     
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    Asking 900 for this is insane. Samsung has lost their compass totally lately.
     
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    This monitor is far better for a lot of tasks, and will have much better input lag than a cheap $200 4k TV.
     
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    Wow, beautiful monitor, but its at a price point that pushes it out of the buy column for me.
     
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    Have you tried using a cheapo small 4k tv as a monitor before? I have. It's not a good experience...
     
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    Apple should get back to making their own displays - some with built in eGPUs even.
     
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    Try one for a few days... you might change your mind.
    I have a 65" 4k curved TV and the background glare is all but eliminated in most viewing angles.
    Great if it's in a room with windows on the opposite wall from the TV.
    The curve is subtle enough that I don't even notice it anymore.

    I wouldn't pay $900 for this monitor though, but the curve has nothing to do with that decision.
     
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    They really aren't. When you get to a sufficient screen size, the distortion at the corners of the screen becomes really unpleasant. For example, I currently have two 43 inch 4K curved monitors running at 60Hz native resolution on my Mac Pro (if it could only drive three at 60Hz I'd have three - and a bigger desk! - but unfortunately it can only drive the third at 30Hz, which is painful).

    At large sizes a flat screen becomes very hard to use, as the curve of the screens allows me to sit in the sweet spot all the time. I agree that curved screens are pointless at 'normal' desktop monitor sizes, but there are good use cases for them where they're far more comfortable.
     

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