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Samsung 49-Inch QLED HDR 144hz Gaming Monitor

Samsung 49-Inch QLED HDR 144hz Gaming Monitor

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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 when its available we 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.
unconventionalist
At 144hz, Gync is only borderline needed though......you can def do without it.
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.
$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.
geeb
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.
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
I just got the 35 inch HP OMEN, its massive, I can't imagine what 49 inches looks like.
Koomoa
it would make your omen look like a regular monitor in comparison
I was watching for this monitor around the holidays and it was selling under $900. Only a few of us could actually use this monitor. Im just waiting for it to sell for under $800. It will, once the manufacture sells to only a select few. Then they will dump their inventory.......just my hopeful opinion
Too bad its a 1080p. :(
Is the Picture by Picture (PBP) feature compatible with Mac?
Per user manual (http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201801/20180123183940071/BN46-00699A-Eng.pdf), "PBP mode is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10."
However, there is no explicit reference about compatibility with Mac OS?
I ask because I would like to simultaneously use a Macbook Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro on one screen.
JamesIsLearning
I hooked my win10 laptop (Displayport) and Mackbook Air (MiniDisplayPort) to it and PBP worked perfectly
is QLED similar in performance to OLED? I've been wanting a monitor with a "true black"
ashiraki
It's not. QLED means Quantum Dot panel with LED backlighting. Marketing gimmick to make it seem similar to OLED. This panel will not produce a true black.
JKMD
No but it’s color reproduction is generally fantastic
YEAH BUT HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO THE SENN HD650?!?!?! ....asking for a friend.
musical_farts
I love you.
Just make sure you want it though and have the room for it. These as well as the smaller 34" widescreens, have gotten returned because of sheer massiveness, from the weight to how much room it takes up not just in width but in depth.
I have a 34" and sometimes it's not big enough, but at first setting up in its home was unwieldly.