Samsung announces new affordable gaming monitors at Gamescom

Samsung announced a pair of gaming monitors at the recently concluded Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany last week. The announced monitors are the Samsung CJG5 series and are available in two sizes.

The Samsung CJG5 series monitors come in 27 and 32–inch sizes. A 1800R curved VA panel provides a wider field of view and deeper immersion into your games. Samsung says it also reduces eye fatigue.

A 16:9 WQHD resolution of 2560×1440 pixels makes the CJG5 is twice as sharp as regular 1080p monitors. Add a wicked fast 144Hz refresh rate and 4ms input lag for a buttery smooth response.

Samsung CJG5 Curved Gaming Monitors

Inputs include a DisplayPort 1.3 for PCs and Laptops. Two HDMI ports, 2.0 and 1.4, allow Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners to also connect. This is great for gamers who have a desk set up with a PC and console. 

A neat feature handed down from Samsung TVs is picture modes. Selecting game or cinema mode automatically optimize the black gamma level, contrast, sharpness and saturation for any genre of games and movies. No more fiddling about to calibrate when switching from work to play.

Notably absent is HDR and either G-sync or FreeSync. This makes sense as Samsung wants to keep the price down. 

Price and availability

The Samsung CJG5 is being positioned as affordable gaming monitors. Prices for Australia are still unknown at the time of writing this article. Amazon US lists a price of $399.99 USD for the 32-inch model.

This converts to $500-550 Australian price, which is a steal for such a monitor. We will be watching this one closely so check back for details as we get them.

The Samsung SJG5 monitors are available now.

Kizito Katawonga
Kizito Katawonga
Kizzy is our Tech Editor. He's a total nerd with design sensibilities who's always on the hunt for the latest, greatest and sexiest tech that enhances our work and play. When he's not testing the latest gadgets or trying to listen to his three whirlwind daughters, Kizzy likes to sink deep into a good story-driven single player game.

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