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predicting where your mouse is going to jump on your second monitor, and a lot less eye strain. The whole contraption sits on a single metallic stand. It’s fairly minimal, keeping in line with the clean desktop philosophy, and has six-axis adjustments. Swivel, tilt, and raise/lower the height to get the Ultra-Wide Curved Monitor exactly where you need it. And even though it’s curved, it’s still VESA compatible for most standard monitor mounts. Curved panels have, of course, been used for consumer TVs. Whether you like them in your living room or not, a curved screen on the desktop is a whole different situation. As screen sizes increase, screen distortion and eye strain become more and more noticeable. A curved monitor eases these issues, maintaining an even distance from the eyes, even at the edges. Samsung’s Ultra-Wide Monitor happens to be one of the curviest available. With a 1500mm radius, it curves more than most of its competitors (which often feature a radius of 1800mm or 2000mm). This is a feat of engineering, and the added curvature makes this particular model even more effective at making continued computer use easy on the eye. The curved form factor works for monitors, and you’ll notice a difference when you’re forced to adapt back to working on a flat screen, whether it’s on a laptop or your home computer. For something that we stare at all day, and at a minimal distance, it makes sense to invest in easing eye fatigue. In this same vein, Samsung also packs the monitor with an Eye Saver Mode (which lowers blue levels) and a Flicker Free Guarantee at all brightness levels. Adding to the viewing experience is the presence of Samsung’s Quantum Dot Technology, the same tech that has been perfected in Samsung’s line of consumer TV panels. While the 3440 by 1440 resolution isn’t 4K, it’s still very crisp and plenty detailed for most. 4K would probably be even more expensive and overkill in a monitor for a lot of people. What will be noticeable to most is the 3,000:1 contrast ratio that makes reading on your computer a lot more enjoyable. On top of the color and contrast tech, the Ultra-Wide Monitor also has 100 hertz refresh rates and a 4ms response time. That’s fast for a monitor, especially of this size. It makes viewing and response super smooth, and yes, it makes a badass gaming monitor. All of this would make for a great monitor, but what takes it to the next level is the implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology. This soon-to-be-ubiquitous port carries power, data, and display information all through its small, simple connection. This is a game changer for laptop commuters—plug in

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