Samsung’s super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy

If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung’s new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,440 LCD has both a super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a gentle arc, combining two trends (fads?) in one. Supposedly, this all-encompassing design produces a “3D-like” effect that brings you into the action — that’s a little difficult to believe, but the screen will at least look futuristic sitting on your desk. Just don’t expect it to make your photos pop. Although the SE790C covers all of the sRGB color range, it’s using a middle-of-the-road VA (vertical alignment) panel rather than something particularly vivid, like IPS (in-plane switching). There’s also no mention of US availability or pricing, so it’s hard to know if this represents a good deal. So long as the price isn’t too outlandish, though, it could be a good way to immerse yourself in games and movies.