For a while I was on the sky screen with the Samsung CRG9. It is a monitor of many excesses: it is excessively wide, excessively fast and, normally, excessively expensive. However, you can scratch the latter with today's Prime Day deals. This monitor is the cheapest I have ever seen Over $ 899.99 on Amazon—This is even cheaper than it was in the whirlwind of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
I once had this monitor to review and during this time I had a taste of the good life. I could work on two perfectly connected monitors during the day and then switch to an ultrawide (and I mean ultrawide) game monitor for #game nights. I found the CRG9 to be the better of the two worlds.
This is because with this monitor you can connect two discrete DisplayPort cables, from the same PC or two different devices, if you wish, and use half the board for one device and the other half for the other. With a resolution of 5120 x 1440, each half of the monitor is effectively a 1440p monitor by itself. Neat, right?
When you switch to a game, this monitor turns on. It's brilliant, the dashboard is awesome, and a 120Hz refresh rate makes everything go smoothly. I was playing a lot of Destiny 2 at the time, which looks wonderful when it’s so wide, but you’d be surprised how many games fully support the ultra-large 32: 9 aspect ratio.
So, I’m a little overwhelmed by this one, and I save the day that sadly I repackaged it and shipped it back to Samsung. I'm very tempted at this price, but I'm moving this week too, and another box to move can tilt over the edge — as I said, the monitor is too wide and, if you think the panel, for alone, it looks huge, just wait and see the box that enters the CRG9.
Samsung CRG9 | 49 inches | 120Hz | 32: 9 |
$ 1,499 $ 899.99 on Amazon (save $ 600)
One of Samsung’s best gaming monitors, the CRG9 combines some of the best and brightest technologies in an ultra-wide panel. This includes HDR 1000, 120 Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync and a resolution of 5120 x 1440 for this immense 32: 9 aspect ratio. It also becomes an excellent working monitor, if you are looking for something to play both roles at home.See offer
There are a couple of notable alternatives to the Samsung CRG9 if you are not convinced. One is the Samsung Odyssey G9, the latest version of the CRG9 with a refresh rate of 240Hz. This monitor is still quite expensive, though, and the best I can find on it is $ 1,479.99 more to Newegg.
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