Samsung’s Space-Saving Monitors on Pre-Order: Up to 31.5-Inchby Anton Shilov on March 20, 2019 2:00 PM EST
Large displays tend to occupy a lot of desk space, something that is not appreciated by many. Samsung has developed a family of monitors, called 'Space Monitors', that use a unique hinge mechanism for a minimalist design that promises to save as much space as possible while still providing 27-inches or 31.5-inches of screen real estate. Announced early this year, Samsung’s Space Monitors are now available for pre-order and will ship in April.
There are several ways how Samsung’s Space Monitors save desk space. First up, the displays attach to a table using a clamp that takes up far less space than a traditional stand. Space Monitor’s stand can adjust height and tilt, but not swivel. Secondly, the stand conceals power and signal cables that tend to occupy space as well. Thirdly, the LCDs feature very thin bezels. Overall, Samsung says that its Space Monitors increase usable space near displays by 40% when compared to regular LCDs of similar sizes.
Samsung’s Space Monitors use 27-inch and 31.5-inch VA panels, which offer considerably different specifications. The 27-incher supports a 2560×1440 resolution, 250 nits typical brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles, a 4 ms GtG response time, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and so on. The 31.5-incher features a 3840×2160 resolution, 250 nits typical brightness, a 2500:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles, a 4 ms GtG response time, and a 60 Hz refresh rate.
Both displays can reproduce 1.07 billion colors, but the Space Monitors only support the sRGB (100%) and the NTSC 1976 (72%) color spaces.
In fact, the monitors have other compromises as well. To make the displays as compact as possible, Samsung decided not to integrate speakers (and even omitted a mini jack), which is why its owners will have to use external speakers (or a soundbar) that will a;so consume desk space.
|Specifications of Samsung's 'Space Monitors'|
|Panel||27" VA||31.5" VA|
|Native Resolution||2560 × 1440||3840 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||144 Hz||60 Hz|
|Response Time||4 ms|
|Brightness||250 cd/m² (typical)|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2335 mm²||0.1816 mm²|
|Pixel Density||109 ppi||140 ppi|
|Color Gamut Support||NTSC 1976: 72%
|Stand||Tilt and height adjustable|
|Inputs||1 × Mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0
Samsung is already taking pre-orders on its 27-inch (LS27R750QEUXEN) and 31.5-inch (LS31.5R750UEUXEN) Space Monitors in the US and in the UK. The smaller one costs $399.99, whereas the larger one is priced at $499.99 when purchased from Amazon. The official launch is April 8th.
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Sources: Samsung, Amazon