Samsung made a boisterous come back to gaming arena with its CHG70 monitor models. The latest and the most significant monitor in the series, the C32HG70 monitor is one that has no worthy rival in the market.
The Samsung HDR QLED Curved Gaming Monitor comes with new features that any serious gamer who has some more bucks to burn cannot withstand the urge. This review looks at some of the features that set this monitor apart.
The Samsung HDR screen comes mostly in a black model. The bezel and the back of the screen are made of matte plastic. The ubiquitous matte medium grey Samsung logo is the only writing on the front of the screen. The edge of the screen is covered with a dark brushed plastic finish that resembles an aluminum trim. There is a removable backs section that encloses videoconferencing ports. Close to it is the OSD control joysticks.
The monitor comes with an arm stand. So all you need to do is to screw the stand to the bottom of the screen. In case you want to pin it to the wall, you can remove the stand and use the bracket to create an attachment for arm or wall mounting.
Here is where the 32-inch monitor differs from its 27-inch predecessor. It has an internal power supply and a power cable whereas the 27” has an external power supply.
Regarding power consumption, the manufacturer promises that the monitor consumes a maximum of 78W during full operation and not less than 0.3W in standby mode. It, however, consumes only 35.8W after calibration to reasonable standards and 0.6W during standby. The power consumption level is lower than most screens with smaller sizes.
The screen has a Display Port, an HDMI 2.0b port and two USB 3.0 ports for fast charging. The digital interfaces are HDCP certified to enable transmission and reading of encrypted content. Other ports are for headphones, mic-in, and mic-out. Samsung either over provided for the player’s needs or there are greater things that can be done with this screen that we currently know nothing about.
The C32HG70 uses an advanced panel technology that is based on the standard VA technology. This Samsung-made panel is capable of producing over 1.07 billion shades of colors. The screen is coated with a light anti-glare. The anti-glare property of the coating eliminates unnecessary reflections common with full glossy coatings. It is also so perfectly done that it lacks the cross-hatching patterns and grainy images which are very common with AG coatings.
The monitor screen bears one of the key features that set is apart from the others in the market. Its screen uses the White-LED technology. It is the standard screen technology in the current market. It not only reduces power consumption significantly but also helps towards environmental conservation.
The W-LED backlight unit is paired with a Quantum Dot film for better color gamut. Such a configuration provides a color gamut that is much higher than W-LED’s 100%sRGB. To distinguish their screen technology in the market, Samsung calls it QLED signifying the use of Quantum Dots.
As already mentioned, Quantum Dot helps improve contrast and image rendition. It improves the color spectrum of the screen to a standard close to the high-end DCI-P3 standard. As a result, QLED displays have a color gamut of 125% sRGB. Such coverage is equal to 95% n DCI-P3 reference. These specs make it easy to use High Dynamic Range, HDR, technology.
Just like the QLED, the High Dynamic Range property of the C32HG70 is another selling point of this monitor. The HDR makes bright colors brighter and dark color s darker. Consequently, it produces unmatched image details. Coupling this feature with QLED makes the images more real than they are.
AMD Radon FreeSync support
Samsung added the FreeSync 2 to its monitor’s firmware. It allows the synchronization of the refresh rates of the screen and the graphics. As a result, gamers can enjoy a smooth gaming experience with little or no tearing.
The screen has a 144HZ refresh rate, but you can reduce it to 60/120Hz if the need arises. The high refresh rates allow you an unbroken view of fast-paced games or video.