Wednesday 21 May 2014

First UHD Curved Desktop Monitor announced

Finally, a device has appeared that is IMHO workable as a desktop UHD monitor: The Samsung 55" HU8500.

55" might be a bit large for most desks, but the screen is curved so the angular issue of the extended width is mitigated.  UHD is effectively four HD panels, so in terms of apparent resolution this is like four 27" HD panels arranged in a 2x2. So it's probably larger than ideal (most people don't use HD at 27" - more common is 22" or 24") but it's close.

And it's the only screen I've seen so far that is UHD, curved, and small enough to put on a desk. But it's MUCH bigger than people currently think is 'normal'.

Here's a contrast with a genuine internet 'office' image (actually advertising Green Card immigration services):
And if we take out the 'traditional' screen and put in the Samsung curved UHD 55":
I know the picture editing is terrible. Apologies. I wanted the screen further back but couldn't adjust the perspective correctly.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog!
    Just wonder if a challenge will be visibility of confidential documents in an open office environment?