Working in partnership with LG, computer monitor company Corsair has announced an interesting 45” 4K OLED display that not only has a wide 21:9 aspect ratio, but the flatscreen monitor can become curved when wanting a more immersive experience.
The bendable technology of the Xeneon Flex 45 WQHD240 allows the user to adjust the curve of the image, from a completely flat screen to a maximum 800R curve.
Overall, the immersive flexible design is ideal for gamers and could be of tremendous benefit to video editors and colorists looking for large screen real estate, that can be multipurpose for a little downtime.
The Flex uses an OLED display panel made by LG, which offers 1000 nits of brightness and a 1,350,000:1 contrast ratio. The 4K panel also has an anti-reflective coating and utilizes LGs Display Low Blue Light technology to reduce eye strain during prolonged use.
In addition, the display is ideal for gamers thanks to a .03ms response time and 240 Hz refresh rate. It’s compatible with both NVidia G-Sync and AMD Free Sync connections.
The OLED display also uses an advanced Pixel Burning protection system, which Corsair says minimizes the burn-in that plagues OLED screens during long-duration use. There’s even a zero dead pixel guarantee written into the screen’s three-year Zero Burn-in and Zero Dead Pixel Warranty.
The display comes with HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C, and USB-A connections, plus a headphone jack for private sessions. There are also front-mounted USB ports for connecting additional devices.
The display can be curved by using the two pull-out handles on either end, plus a pull-down handle in the middle for additional leverage.
Users can gently pull each end independently, and there’s a very audible click that sounds when the display reaches its maximum amount of bend. One complaint is that the flexible display is a bit stiff when first adjusting the curve, but it’s likely that will loosen up over time and use.
The downside of the Flex display is that there is no way to attach the screen to a standard VESA mount device. This is likely due to the mechanism that is deployed to accomplish the bend, which leaves no room for a way to include a VESA mount.
This is not a big deal, mind you, it just seems to be a step backward in the design phase. But it’s a small price to pay for its curvature adjustment benefits. The other downside is that there’s no tilt adjustment.
Corsair states that this is due to the monitor being high enough to offer a completely immersive experience, without the need to adjust the screen up or down.
Granted, it’s a large 45-inch monitor, but there’s always someone who needs to make a specific adjustment one way or another. Especially when spending long hours either working in a video editing bay or playing those first-person shooters.
There’s no word yet on pricing, but Corsair says that the Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 OLED monitor will be available in late 2022.
It will be shown off at Gamescom 2022 this week for attendees who want to get a close-up look of the Flex in action. Users can also visit the Corsair website for more information and to signup to be notified when the Xeneon Flex hits the market.
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