As one of the major proponents of curved displays, Samsung has been applying curved panels to numerous monitors over the years. Many of these monitors have been aimed at gamers and prosumers, while for other market segments, such as SOHO, Samsung hasn't approached them with the same zeal for rounded displays. Last week, however, the company changed that, revealing its new T55 monitors that feature an aggressive 1000R curvature along with TÜV Rhineland’s Eye Comfort certification for certain models.

With the monitor market already beyond saturation with traditional displays, the key selling point for Samsung's TD5 displays is of course the 1000R curve. With most monitors on the market using 1500R or 1800R curves, the TD5s have a noticeably narrower curve than other monitors. Citing a a clinical study conducted by professor Seong-Joon Kim at Seoul National University Hospital, Samsung is promoting the new curved displays as provoking less eye strain than flat monitors, as they bring the whole picture closer to the human eye. Furthermore, Samsung says, because the 1000R curvature radius closely matches the human field of view, this is a more optimal curvature than less aggressive options. To that end, 1000R curvature is the core feature of the whole Samsung T55 lineup.

Overall, the T55 family consists of three models: the C24T55, C27T55 and C32T55, which offer 24-inch, 27-inch, and 32-inch diagonals respectively. All the LCDs use a 1920×1080 VA panel that offers a max brightness of 250 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 4 ms response time, and a 75 Hz maximum refresh rate. The LCDs can display 16.7 million of colors and reproduce 119% of the sRGB, 88% of the Adobe RGB, and 88% of the DCI-P3 color spaces, which is quite good given their positioning (and the fact that their rivals usually support only the sRGB gamut).

The monitors feature a minimalist ‘3-side borderless’ design with a fabric-textured backside and use stands with a 6-mm slim metal base that can only adjust tilt. As for connectivity, the monitors have a DisplayPort input, a D-Sub input, and an HDMI port to ensure compatibility with both modern and legacy PCs.

Designed primarily for productivity/office workloads, the monitors are not exactly meant for entertainment uses, but Samsung nevertheless equipped them with a scaler that supports VESA’s Adaptive-Sync (and AMD FreeSync) variable refresh rate technology and added speakers to 27-inch and 32-inch models.

General Specifications of Samsung's T55 Displays
Panel 24" VA 27" VA 32" VA
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 75 Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness 250 cd/m²
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED (?)
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1000R
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut sRGB: 119%
AdobeRGB: 88%
DCI-P3: 88%
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech VESA Adaptive-Sync
(AMD FreeSync)
Pixel Pitch 0.2767 mm² 0.3113 mm² 0.369 mm²
Pixel Density 91.8 PPI 81.6 PPI 68.8 PPI
Inputs DisplayPort
Audio audio in
audio out
audio in
audio out
5W stereo speakers
USB Hub - - -
MSRP ? ? ?

While Samsung lists all three T55 monitors on its website, the company yet has to reveal their exact launch dates or prices.

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Source: Samsung DisplaySolutions (via Tom’s Hardware)

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  • lilkwarrior - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    *Worth it to some; to each their own always for how people balance quality, ergonomics, & design for their panel needs
  • Beaver M. - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - link

    I was talking about 4K at 120 hz. You dont need 120 Hz at 4K. It doesnt make sense in gaming, because the GPUs are too slow. And in office work it doesnt make sense either, because you simply dont need higher refreshrate and office GPUs are too slow for smooth 4K at 120 FPS even in office use where it would be helping.
  • p1esk - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - link

    I’m scrolling this comment thread right now on my PG27UQ running at 144hz, and the text is still a bit blurry. I can’t wait to order a pair of XG27UQ because they offer ULMB, so hopefully it will be better, but 4k at 240hz (and higher) can’t come soon enough.
  • Beaver M. - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    Then you should learn how to read properly on monitors. Scroll first, then read. Like everyone does.
    But why easy when it can be complicated...
  • Beaver M. - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    I mean, people didnt even do that on CRTs.
  • p1esk - Thursday, March 5, 2020 - link

    Get back to me after you try to skim through a six page PDF in 30 seconds.
  • lilkwarrior - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    Uh, modern MacBooks can drive 6K@60hz; don’t conflate gaming performance with the capabilities of consuming everyday content with a GPU or simply proper I/O

    With HDMI 2.1, it’s easy.

    In 2020, 4K+ and 120hz is ideal. 60hz is merely passable
  • Beaver M. - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - link

    I am not talking about the resolution alone. I am talking about 4K in combination with 120 Hz. Its useless.
    There is no question that even 8K is useful in office use, but 120 Hz is not. And in gaming much less, because rarely will you be able to reach even much above 60 FPS in modern games with even an 2080 Ti.
  • Freeb!rd - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    Not all of us can live in the holographic world... some of us still must live in the real world. (They ran out of the blue pills.)
  • inighthawki - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    I'm personally not a huge fan of 4K. I consider it a waste of processing power for something that I personally can't really see a difference until you start getting to like 40+ inch screens. Granted that's just my opinion based on my own eyesight and preferences.

    Gaming at 4K@120hz is also insanely difficult even on bleeding edge hardware. I personally find 1440p to be a sweetspot, but others would still gladly take 1080p along with even higher refresh rates like 240+hz.

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