When I first tried an “ultra-wide” monitor in 2016, I was hooked for both its gaming and productivity applications.
Ultra-wide monitors are a relatively new category of monitors that are, indeed, wider than regular monitor. But on Friday, Samsung introduced the first monitor in the new “super ultra-wide” category, and it’s outrageously wide.
It’s called the CHG90, and it has an aspect ratio of 32:9. For comparison, ultra-wide monitors have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and a normal monitor has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The CHG90 is part of Samsung’s gaming line of monitors that comes with specs and features that gamers can appreciate, like quick response times and AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology.
But enough talk of aspect ratios and response times, check out the CHG90 and see just how crazy this thing is for yourself:
Behold, the 49-inch CHG90 super ultra-wide gaming monitor from Samsung. Samsung’s marketing photo simply doesn’t do justice to the CHG90’s incredible super ultra-width, so here it is displaying an Excel spreadsheet to help put it into perspective.
Here’s a look from a different angle.
It’s curved, which helps keep the CHG90’s outer edges in your peripheral vision. Without the curve, you’d probably be physically turning your head constantly, which could get uncomfortable after a while.
It has a 178-degree viewing angle.