Last year Samsung released the industry’s first ultrawide 49-inch gaming display which proved that rather exotic products could be quite a success. At Computex, ASUS introduced its own ultrawide 49-inch that targets a more price-sensitive audience than Samsung’s model does. The ASUS VG49V display is based on Samsung’s 49-inch curved VA panel featuring a 32:9 aspect ratio, an 1800R curvature, a 144 Hz refresh rate and 3840×1080 resolution. The monitor does not have a quantum-dot enhanced backlighting and does not comply with AMD’s FreeSync 2 requirements. Meanwhile, the display does support FreeSync. When it comes to connectivity, the ASUS VG49V is outfitted with a DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 inputs. Buy ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q on Amazon.com ASUS plans to demonstrate the VG49V at Computex, but...

Philips Readies Curved Ultra-Wide 492P8 Display: 49”, 32:9, USB-C, Sub-$1100

Wrapping up our IFA coverage, at least week's trade show TPV demonstrated a preproduction version of its upcoming ultra-wide (32:9 aspect ratio) 49” Philips display. The 492P8 monitor will...

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