Samsung Curved Monitor Features Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity

At CES 2018, Samsung’s latest QLED monitor, dubbed the CJ791, will support Intel’s Thunderbolt 3. The high bandwidth interconnect works with the USB-C connector allows the monitor to receive video from a laptop and charge it with up to 85W of power. According to Samsung, the CJ791 is the first curved monitor to feature Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The company touts the 34-inch CJ791 model as providing exceptional picture quality as well as single-source power and processing speed.

The Verge reports that Thunderbolt 3 “is still struggling to break into the mainstream, but Samsung is giving it a helpful nudge” by integrating it into the CJ791. The monitor also has a “21:9 aspect ratio, 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, and a 4ms response time.” It adds that the “big advantage” of Thunderbolt 3 is that it streamlines “the number and size of cables required to connect a series of peripherals to your computer.”


Samsung has not yet revealed the full specs, price or availability of the new monitor.

According to Samsung, the Thunderbolt 3 Cable will provide “processing speed of up to 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) – a rate nearly four times faster than USB alternatives.”

“As the pioneer of the curved monitor industry, Samsung continues to seek new ways to refine our displays and exceed consumers’ expectations on heightened performance and presentation,” said Samsung Electronics executive vice president of visual display business Seog-gi Kim. “The CJ791 aligns Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with our best-in-class curvature and QLED picture quality to captivate and engage users, while also promoting improved organization and productivity.”

The monitor will allow professionals to “view large files, spreadsheets and data tables in a more readable format, and without extensive scrolling or zooming” as well as offer “the flexibility to customize the CJ791 to their unique workspace.” To that end, the display offers a narrow-bezel design, height-adjustable stand and tilt functionality.

QLED “precisely reflects colors across a 125 percent sRGB spectrum,” with deeper blacks and brighter whites, combined with a “1,500R curvature and ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle.” Game Mode provides “a host of integrated gamer-friendly features” including a “dynamic gamma setting that intuitively adjusts color and contrast of each individual scene to produce a true-to-life environment.”

At CES, the CJ791 will be shown at Samsung’s Central Hall booth #15006.


For more information on CES 2018 (#CES2018), visit the event’s official website or its Facebook page. The ETCentric community should also be interested in C Space at CES, which examines “disruptive trends and how they are going to change the future of brand marketing and entertainment.”

The ETCentric team will have the latest in new products and trends with live reporting from CES January 9-12.

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