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Samsung 49-Inch QLED HDR 144hz Gaming Monitor

Samsung 49-Inch QLED HDR 144hz Gaming Monitor

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I've had this monitor since January. While it does have some freesync issues (I turn it off), I couldnt go back to anything smaller ever again. I mainly play destiny 2 right now and it's killer. Amazing color and excellent contrast for a gaming rig. On the desktop, having multiple youtube videos open to do product research and music windows open makes going back to 27in, or even 34in, so uncomfortable. I picked this up for 900 at the egg. I recommend it! Some games have scale issues like monster hunter world but that's due to the lazy developer
2160p?
It is cheaper on amazon by $10 as of 11/5/2018 @ 1042 CT.
dedomena
It's $999.99 on amazon right now..
I can't believe this is 1080p resolution and still so expensive. If it was at least 1440p I would consider it.
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Sure it's harder to run, but you can always change the resolution to 1080p lol. What?????
MassDropUser110
the only 1440 super ultrawide on the market right now is one from dell and its only 60hz and twice as much.
Hey MD, if you're going to sell at $10 more than Amazon at least provide nice international shipping to make up for it... I'm only seeing affordable international on non ultrawide monitors :(
how does 80 PPI/Pixels per inch look on a monitor like this. I would expect you would notice jagged edges on a work setup? not sure about gaming. I have a 24" at 1080p and 92 PPI, and i do notice jagged edges on MacOS icons, plus some fonts look less than optimal. I sometimes think about moving to a 1440p at 24".
rossb2
Im using it now and this monitor is the best I've ever had. Looks great and it's awesome for productivity. I play lots of competitive shooters on it as well. I do it in windowed 16:9 and I can have other windows open on the sides like discord and such. I can say nothing gaming wise is effected negatively.
Dbrolic
yeah, i have found that you do not tend to notice jaggies on gaming so much, propably because you are focussing on the action. Its a gaming monitor so thats fair enough. Not sure i would want to use it for work. I definitely notice pixellation a lot more when working. I have set myself a personal limit of no lower than 100 PPI for a working monitor.
So that means Canada is out of the question?
Roger1302000
Dang I've had this on my list for like 2 months.
Roger1302000
I had an ebay company that refused  to ship  to Edmonton Canada saying the no one ships there.. only 1 million plus live here. most likely they were Trump supporters
As intel would say, it’s just 2 27 inch monitors glued together
I skipped past this and got a Dell IPS 27" 4k with factory calibrated color for half the price. I would have rather spent more time to find something more esoteric and interesting. Like a 4k production monitor or something wide like this, but not a pitiful 1080 tall. But with my old Asus 2k display kaput, I cannot get anything done!
I have this monitor and can say it is way more fun to game on it than on the 4k monitor I had before.
Paying double price for half of a 4k display.
...priceless
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Said on the spot at work so yeah haha. And from 60 to 144hz not many people could tell if it was locked and they've never played either before. It would be until they've played both for a pretty good while, then they couldn't go back.
Airstuff17
Agreed. Linus had them play both and at FIRST they said they couldn't tell a difference...then they went back to 144hz from 240hz and when they looked at the scores, their scores were consistenly lower on the 144hz and it was REPORDUCIBLE in the scores, even though they didn't feel like they could see it the scores told the story.
Admittedly, you have to have a certain level of skill, a damm good video card, a good internet connection etc. before this will present itself.....
This is why i was pretty clear in my original post that this is probably genre specific, and only impacts games at insane high speeds (jet flighter like) such as Quake and racing sims....although evidently it is also a big deal even in games which are in "slow motion" relatively speaking (to quake and racing) such as CS Go
Honesty, I request it and then when it become available, they can't ship it to you... Anyway the custom fees must be expensive for this monitor.
Not sure the rules on link sharing, but Beach Camera has this on sale for $899 directly through their site and on Newegg.
I believe the consensus among most is that even with the massdrop discount, this was still priced to high. A g-sync monitor would be a much better deal than this even at 899. My buy in point is 799 max.
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Oh, do you have a source for that? Never heard of it.
Att1cus
https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/gsync101-input-lag-tests-and-settings/3/ here is where it starts adding the off items https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/gsync101-input-lag-tests-and-settings/6/ There are lots of articles on blur busters about this. Without reading them all here is the gist of what's going on. VSYNC non adaptive = highest latency no tearing Freesync\SYNC = less latency and still reduces tearing, each have their own ups and downs though VSYNC = OFF = the least latency but you may experience tearing So yeah, Competitive players, and I'm not even talking just pros, but the type who will use a 1ms panel rather than a 5ms, the kind who won't use wireless accessories, the kind who won't play on wireless internet, do not use GSYNC. Even on the gear they have if GSYNC is there it's turned off for multi-player games. Hell even companies like LG which sell Freesync and GSYNC displays disable active SYNC for their competitive FPS modes for exactly this reason, latency! How sensitive you are to this is up to you. There are some people that can't tell the difference and there are some that can. But if you are going out of your way to get a 1ms panel which has worse color quality than a 5ms IPS panel and then adding usually double that 4ms difference between panels of latency though GSYNC than well, LOL you're a fool. I'll note I have three monitors I use. A 4k pro spec for work, a 34 ultrawide IPS gsync for single player games, and a 240hz 1ms TN for stuff like Quake, CS, Street Fighter and games where I need speed. Get the right tool for the right job.
I think if this drop to around $750-$800 it will be worth, since it is only 1080p. Thoughts anyone? What would be a good deal price?
Rheaven
Its big enough to be 2 monitors in 1 and it half price right now.
I just have a question about the return policy of this drop. I hope and suspect that if I get this I will fall in love with the monitor, but due to it being so different and rather crazy I realize there is a more than unlikely chance that it isn’t what I’m looking for. I just want to know that if I use it for a week and hate it if I can return it either to Samsung or massdrop for a refund.
Imaginary
You will not want to return it. I just don't think that's possible!
Dbrolic
Okay. Thanks
bought this for 850 on amazon today. 2 day shipping and cheaper so....
I have the Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide QDot on an 8'1" Ikea Karlby counter top desk and love it. I can get this 49" for free (work benefit) but they stretch the image to fill the screen on games, so I opted not to go with it. That said, if you are looking for a great picture or a way to "one and done" your work space, this is a fantastic monitor.... Gaming, not so much.
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:) I am the Commercial Sales Mgr at a Ram dealership and Chrysler offers really cool rewards if you hit objectives. The monitor you see in the picture is my 34” Samsung QDot which I got for free. you see all the other stuff in the picture? That’s what my “free“ monitor cost me:)
DL2RIVER
Don't many racing Sims allow you to also stretch the field of view out? Running 3x monitors gets to be a pita for racing games to get the side views.
You are right...not worth it if you can't simulate multi-monitor field of view....
ive seen this monitor for around the asking price (899) so this isn't that great of a deal /:
Is there a g-sync version of this?
junki
Not that I've seen. These super ultrawides are fairly new on the market, so its still only the high end monitors from Acer, ASUS, or similar with G-sync ultrawides.
junki
No and there won't be. GSYNC ultrawides above a certain resolution are capped at 120hz. GSYNC has more latency, requires a higher base FPS, and supports a lower max FPS than freesync does. GSYNC is vastly more limited. The extra price is built in that you get to use an nvidia card which are generally better, but GSYNC is worse than freesync.
$850 on newegg right now. I'm the sale will end quick so hurry!
this monitor ;
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-vast-curved-gaming-monitor
have same pixes almost half the price and to me more usefull , 100 htz though
geeb
This model is a different aspect ratio and entirely different resolution, as well as different size and refresh rate. The only thing they have in common is that they aren't 16:9
In all honesty, this is just excessive... I don't want to have to move my head left and right so much, I'll tweak my neck lmao. In all seriousness though, I think 34-35" ultrawide 1440p is the sweet spot for now, once we get GPU's that can handle 4k gaming at 144hz I still think any bigger than 34-35" is just too much. Agreed? Now for multitasking and work I think this would be a great monitor, you basically have 3 screens without needing a monitor array.
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Yep I've looked at that and it would be great if it was G-Sync - What would it take for Massdrop to manufacture a g-sync version? Well, that's probably in violation of their contract with AMD.
virtuostrades
Would add an instant 400 to the price and add 8-12ms latency to the monitor.
Can't understand why they make all these nice monitors with Freesync instead of G-Sync.
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I said serious gamer, not el-cheapo gamer. ;)
Luna55
LMFAO
This is cheaper on Amazon, and the 999 price tag is the same on bestbuy and Samsung. Why is this listed as a limited drop?
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Protocol-X
Because its 899 not 999
Tyberzan
To look at the date of posting might help. 899 for this drop, 999 for the last ones.
Under specs, it should say FreeSync 2 support rather than just FreeSync.
Edit, I know it says FreeSync 2 in like the first paragraph, but I'm not gonna lie I tend to skip straight to specs and discussion and missed that at first.
49" at 1080p? Gross..
If anyone else is interested, a standard 16:9 4K monitor is 8.3MP, while 1440p ultrawide is 5MP, and this at 1080p is only 4MP. If they made this at 1440p, it would still be less pixels than 4K at only 7.4MP. Nvidia stated this week that 4k 144Hz displays are expected to arrive in April, so I'm guessing they have something in the pipeline that's able to drive them.
And if anyone's comparing this vs curved IPS 144Hz 1080p ultrawides (21:9), the 49" Samsung has the same vertical height, but an additional 16" in width. The ultrawides are normally ~$500 (LG was down to $300 on BF), so not really sure if the QLED and increase in width warrants double to over triple the price.. maybe?
AFD_0
This Monitor is to what I feel like to replace Dual monitor setup, because essentially it's like 2 1080p panels into one LOL~ Plus its a VA panel(Great colors), plus HDR (Not as good as TVs, but the impact is good), and 144Hz Freesync(Can be turned on manually in OSD and from my experience it take alway the tearing with no vsync turn on for games on Nvidia GPUs). I have used it as a daily, but had to replace it with the 32 inch 1440p version because of space issues. Would buy again when I have more desk space. Hope this is helpful \(-ㅂ-)/ ♥ ♥ ♥
Man, this is fucking crazy. I wish I was rich.
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Shalakazaam
Best comment thread EVER!
unconventionalist
hahah even i still get a kick out of this every time a notification pops up
So I bought this monitor from Costco for $940 (and 4% off due to exec membership) with free shipping. It's still on there if you want to do the same for cheaper than this drop is and an easy return policy (which I used).
So a couple of things - it is HUGE. 49" is no joke, it took up my entire desk which required me to get creative with microphone placement. It has a beautiful picture as well, coming from a Dell IPS that I've been using for 10 years. It plays video back well, the curve is noticeable but well implemented, and games can look amazing on it.
But, I returned it after about a week of use. I'm running an EVGA GTX780 SC behind it and for the most part, it worked well, except for getting the damn thing to turn on. Be careful with older cards, they can apparently have display port issues. If you already use a display port monitor you can probably skip this criticism, it is specific to my setup. This is a well documented issue with no good fix that I was able to find, so buyer beware on that one. I'd probably have to buy a new card to get it to work and after dropping a grand on this, I wasn't looking to buy a new $800+ video card.
My second issue: I love to play games. I played PUBG, Rocket league, Into the Breach, Sonic All Stars Racing, Fallout 4, etc. Some worked well and looked great (PUBG, RL) and some required an excessive amount of finagling to get it to work at all. Often, I would end up playing in window mode in the center of the screen. For games that did work full screen, I realized FPS is not a good genre to play this way. PUBG being a great example, there is way too much head turning to be effective.
Also, I didn't really like how windows snap to the sides, it really needs some custom software to make more sense... it basically only lets you snap in a couple of ways: normal window snap and quadrant snap. It should be able to do vertical quarters like you can with 2 screens next to each other.
So for a $1000 monitor, it just didn't do what I wanted to do. It was great for watching streams and doing something on the side, but that's not what I spend most of my time doing on a monitor.
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Unfortunately, not for me, it's just too much to look at. After using it, it's not surprising to me that pro gamers keep their focus limited with 27" screens, focusing on refresh over real estate. My stats definitely support this, personally. But of course, YMMV based on your personal preferences.
Rise
honestly it depends on what game you play and how you play it
it you like to get up close and personal (like a shotgun user for instance), it would definitely give you an edge in terms of peripheral vision which is crucial for such up-close situations
if it were 1440 , what I consider the real sweet spot for gaming, I'd consider it, but 1080 , pifff , next.
Stone_MaN
32:9 at 1440H would require a lot more horsepower than is currently available.
ARikozuM
That's why we have 21-75 inch monitors and TVs that do 4k just fine. I guess just because you plug in 2 HDMIs it couldn't go 4k because you know there's no such thing as having 2 27 inch monitors that can do 4k or anything