Samsung has announced a new line of value-oriented monitors for content creators called ViewFinity S8. The 27- and 32-inch IPS LCD models offer features such as a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160, accurate colors, a matte finish and professional factory calibration. In fact, prices seem to be well below $1,000.
The ViewFinity name promises “accurate accuracy and consistency” for designers, artists and professionals, Samsung said. To that end, both models offer 98 percent DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, up to a billion colors (probably with 8-bit + FRC and not with true 10-bit panels), Pantone validation for accurate colors and factory calibration. The 32-inch model is certified for VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 category, so should be bright enough for some HDR work, while the 27-inch model meets the more limited VESA DisplayHDR 400 category.
They offer height, tilt and swivel adjustment, along with easy VESA wall mounting. The IPS panel provides good clarity even at sharp viewing angles, while the matte finish helps reduce reflections. That means there’s no need for a monitor hood, Samsung says, which also makes the ViewFinity S8 setup more practical for vertical screen rotation (portrait mode).
The screens also act as all-in-one docks for desktops or laptops. You can power a phone, tablet or laptop with up to 90 watts of USB-C power, as well as transfer data and even Ethernet over USB-C. It also supports intelligent eye care, adaptive image for optimal quality in any viewing environment, eye saver mode and flicker-free technology.
The ViewFinity S8 models will arrive globally by the end of June, with specific dates depending on the region. Samsung hasn’t announced US pricing yet, but the 32-inch model will cost 820,000 won in Korea ($634), while the 27-inch model will cost 720,000 won ($557).
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