When I first tried an ultrawide monitor in 2016, I was hooked because of its applications in both gaming and productivity.
Ultrawide monitors are a relatively new category of monitors that are, indeed, wider than regular ones. But on Friday, Samsung introduced the CHG90, the first monitor in the new “super ultrawide” category, and it’s outrageously wide.
The CHG90 has an aspect ratio of 32:9. For comparison, ultrawide monitors have a 21:9 aspect ratio and normal monitors have a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The CHG90 is part of Samsung’s gaming line of monitors that come with specs and features that gamers can appreciate, like quick response times and AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology.
Check out the CHG90 and see for yourself how crazy this thing is:
Behold, the 49-inch CHG90 super ultrawide 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.
It’s curved, which helps keep the CHG90’s outer edges in your peripheral vision. Without the curve, you’d probably be turning your head constantly, which could get uncomfortable after a while.
It has a 178-degree viewing angle.
Here’s what a game looks like in the regular 16:9 aspect ratio.
And here’s what it looks like on the 32:9 CHG90 monitor.