Samsung C49RG90 Review: Super Ultra-Wide Curved Gaming Monitor

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The Samsung 49-Inch Super Ultra wide Curved WQHD Monitor is the hardware your gaming has been waiting for. With a curved monitor, your entire field of vision can be immersed in gameplay. The ability to see your whole experience will take your gaming to the next level. The super ultra wide display…

Last updated on 18th January 2021 8:14 pm
Samsung C49RG90 Review: Super Ultra-Wide Curved Gaming Monitor
Samsung C49RG90 Review: Super Ultra-Wide Curved Gaming Monitor

£1,099.99 £999.97

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Price history for Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Curved Gaming Dual WQHD 1440p Monitor
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  • £999.97 - 18th January 2021
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  • £887.99 - 26th November 2020
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Since: 28th July 2020
  • Highest Price: £1,099.98 - 26th September 2020
  • Lowest Price: £887.99 - 26th November 2020

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Specification: Samsung C49RG90 Review: Super Ultra-Wide Curved Gaming Monitor

Screen Size 49 "
Reponse Time (ms) 4 ms
Resolution 5120 x 1440
Types of Ports Available HDMI 2.0
Item Weight (KG) 14.6 kg
Refresh Rate Hz 120 Hz

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  1. A.J.Lawson

     I love this monitor, there really is nothing else like it. Single cable docking is incredible. 32:9 or ‘double 1080p’ is amazing. This would be my perfect work and gaming monitor. Yes the price is high and yet, comparatively good considering the features. I just wish it could have delivered them.Unfortunately my first monitor arrived with an epic edge to edge row of dead pixels and what I presumed to be a bad USB-C cable that mostly worked, but suffered intermittent flickering. It was returned, with deep sadness.The replacement arrived quickly because Amazon are truly awesome.No dead pixels! Brilliant… but the USB-C flickering was still happening. It was less so on the 15w port than the 95w. It went hours without problems on that port, but that didn’t charge my Surfacebook 2. It also did eventually start to flicker on that port. So I dropped the resolution, ran my laptop at 21:9 with giant black bars on the sides. No flickering… plenty of space for my work. Full 32:9 gaming on my PC over DisplayPort. This isn’t so bad I told myself. Then a week in, several hours into a gaming session it started flickering over the DisplayPort cable.So off it goes, back to Amazon… along with my shattered dreams. :,(I can’t say I got to the bottom of the issues. I spoke with both Samsung and Microsoft for support. The SurfaceBook 2 can and did run the full resolution up to 120hz (although I stuck to 60hz), delivering video, sound, power and connecting my headphones, Ethernet, keyboard and mouse via USB-C. Most of the time. But everyday, without fail it would start flickering. I installed numerous drivers firmware and updates and even restored windows. I saw minor improvements. I worried there might just be ‘too much’ going over the single USB-C and this could be causing the flickering. But when it started over the DisplayPort from my PC, I had no alternative but to suspect the panel was faulty.I hope this helps others. It IS an incredible display; side, colour, contrast, features… I can’t fault anything about it, while it worked. It just didn’t work for long.I STILL want this monitor, but Amazon wouldn’t do another replacement. Was I just REALLY unlucky?!

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  2. Pierre-Yves

    Wow, just wow, that is most probably going to be your first reaction when you see it for the first time.For gaming the 120hz 5120*1440 is like no other available on the market, the super ultrawide ratio is immersive increasing dramatically your horizontal field of view and the 120hz refresh rate gives an amazing connected feel.The monitor is using a VA panel that gives a good contrast ratio but usually at the expense of the response time of the pixel. The good news here is that the panel is responsive at all frequencies and the smearing and shadow effect is invisible.The monitor also supports FreeSync 2 HDR for owner of a Radeon graphic card over the 48-120hz range. It also supports LFC in case you get out of the range without flickering.The HDR implementation is pretty good with great colour reproduction and a good contrast ratio and an impressive 1000nits peak brightness.The monitor has 10 vertical dimming zones which is a bit on the low side, I wish Samsung had used an array local dimming solution instead but this is one of the best HDR implementation I have seen on a monitor and at this price range it doesn’t have any competition.In order to use HDR you will need to make a small sacrifice though as the display port 1.4 interface can’t support this resolution at 120hz with a 10-bit colour depth. I personally restrict the refresh rate at 100hz, but you can also lower the resolution of use Chroma subsampling.I also use this monitor for work and the real estate that this monitor provides is a real luxury. As a software engineer, I always have a lot of windows open going from my main code editor to documentation, emails, slack, and the application I am working on.The CRG9 gives you a lot of flexibility. My favourite set up is to have a 16:9 windows right in the centre which host Visual Studio or my main work item and two half screens on each side of it for the rest of the info I need. But you can experiment and create a many configuration as you want.And finally, you can use the monitor with two sources at the same time, like 2 PCs or a game console and a laptop.Just keep in mind that HDR, FreeSync, and a few other features are disabled in this mode, your refresh rate will also be capped at 100HZ.Overall, I love this monitor, it is a delight to work and play with. Samsung has fixed the issues if the previous generation, the HDR performance is enjoyable and within this price range you would be hard pressed to find a more impressive monitor.

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