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Samsung C49J89 Preview: 49-Inch 3840×1080 32:9 144Hz UltraWide Monitor

By April 25, 2018 No Comments
Samsung C49J89 Review 2018

Introduction

Samsung is preparing yet another “super ultrawide” display for the market. The new Samsung C49J89 is very similar to the Samsung C49HG90 as both monitors feature the enormous 49-inch screen with 32:9 aspect ratio and 3840×1080 screen resolution.

However, in comparison to the C49HG90 model, the Samsung C49J89 will leave you without AMD FreeSync, DisplayHDR 600, the 1ms MPRT backlight strobing technology, nor quantum dots.

Therefore, we expect it to be a more affordable super ultrawide monitor for business purposes, home entertainment, and finally, gaming due to the 144Hz refresh rate.

Image Quality

Based on a VA panel with 3,000:1 static contrast ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, 5ms response time speed, and true 8-bit color support, the Samsung C49J89 display will still manage to deliver an immersive image quality even without the extended color gamut the C49HG90 boasts.

Due to its 3840×1080 resolution with only 1080 vertical pixels, the pixel density is somewhat low. Overall, the monitor is the exact size as two 27-inch monitors put next to each other while the pixel density is the same as 1080p on the 27-inch display.

As the monitor is huge and curved by 1800R, you will be able to sit a bit further from it which would make the low pixel density less apparent. In fact, it’s not a big deal for gaming but for professional and productive purposes we feel you’d much better off with a dual 27-inch 1440p setup or a regular 34-inch 3440×1440 ultrawide monitor.

Features

Unlike the Samsung C49HG90, the Samsung C49J89 features a built-in KVM switch which allows you to control two different PCs connected to the monitor with just one set of mouse and keyboard.

Furthermore, there are Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes available as well.

The screen is flicker-free which in addition to the Eye Saver mode with a low blue light filter allow you to work or game for hours to an end without eye fatigue.

Design & Connectivity

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The design is pretty much identical to the Samsung C49HG90 with decent ergonomic support including -5/15 degrees tilt, 120mm height adjustment, and slightly swivel to the left and right by 15 degrees. There are also 100 x 100 holes for the VESA mount.

Moving on to the connectivity, there are two USB type C ports which allow for simultaneous data, audio, and video transfer as well as power charging using only one cable. Other display connectors include a DisplayPort 1.2 and an HDMI 2.0. Additionally, there’s a dual USB3.0 hub, the headphones jack, and a line-in for the 2x7W speakers.

The Samsung C49J89 monitor has no blue LEDs for ambient lighting like the C49HG90 model does.

Price & Similar Monitors

The release date and pricing of the Samsung C49J89 144Hz monitor isn’t yet revealed, but we expect it to be considerably less expensive than the Samsung C49HG90.

Conclusion

While the Samsung C49J89 monitor lacks a lot of features that make the C49HG90 model amazing, it will still provide you with the same seamless immersion. If you’ve had your eyes set on the Samsung C49HG90 but the price has kept you away, perhaps the newer model will be an acceptable alternative to your budget.

Samsung C49J89 Specifications
Screen Size49-inch
Resolution3840x1080
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio32:9
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time5ms (GtG)
Speakers2x7W
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB-C
Other Ports2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (ture 8-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)
FeaturesBuilt-in KVM Switch

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