Samsung has a slew of new desktop monitors hitting the market this year, two of which are already on full display at CES 2015. The Samsung SE790C will be filling out the curved side of the lineup while the UE590 is a classic but still tempting 4K monitor that promises to lead the pack on price and performance.
We’ve the SE790C’s connectivity will include one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 1.4, and a whopping five USB 3.0 slots for any peripherals you might have on hand. There’s also an audio output for connecting headphones.
The UE590 has one DisplayPort 1.2 along with two HDMI 2.0 ports. The latter specification is important because HDMI 2.0 is the only version of HDMI that can handle 4K. Audio out is still included, but there are no USB ports.
What the 590 lacks in available USB slots, it salvages in blisteringly quick response times; a mere millisecond, if Samsung’s cold copy is to be believed. The SE790C is just a few clicks behind, posting a gray-to-gray response time of four milliseconds.
The SE790C’s contrast come in at 3000:1, and the UE590 will be slightly lower at 1000:1 (which is still respectable for a 4K monitor, of course). Viewing angles are advertised at 178 degrees for the 790, and 170/160 degrees for its flatter, higher resolution cousin.
Where things really start to get batty is in the color support spectrum. The SE790C will offer around 16.7 million on accurate representation, but the UE590 takes things to a whole new level, topping out at an eye-boggling 1 billion (with a “b”) altogether.
The SE790C will measure 26 inches across, 19 inches high, and 2.5 inches deep, while the UE590 comes in at 32 inches across, 14 inches high, and two inches deep back to front. Each weighs 21 pounds and 12 pounds, respectively, and the SE790C will come equipped with its own set of speakers in case your headphones don’t get the job done on their own. .
Samsung says we can expect to see the SE790C on shelves tomorrow morning, and the UE590 will follow up sometime in March of this year. Pricing is not yet available.