Corsair’s new monitor is made for the indecisive. The Xeneon Flex (mannequin 45WQHD240) is a 1440p OLED monitor that may change between a flat and curved show.
The monitor, which was a collaboration with LG Show, boasts a whopping 45 inches of display house with a 21:9 side ratio and three,440 × 1,440 decision. Corsair says this presents 20% extra display space than a comparable ultrawide show at 49 inches. The Xeneon Flex additionally presents an anti-reflective coating and “Low Blue Gentle expertise,” meant to scale back eye pressure.
Including to its gaming capabilities, The Xeneon Flex has a 240Hz refresh price, self-lit pixels, and Nvidia G-sync, all of which Corsair says contribute to almost eliminating movement blur and rendering trustworthy photographs.
Corsair can be claiming the monitor can ship a peak brightness of as much as 1,000 nits with a 1,350,000:1 distinction ratio. That stage of brightness is exceptional in OLED panels as a result of working that a lot energy by the natural pixels will rapidly end in them sporting out, what’s colloquially often known as “burn-in.” Even with the promise of anti-burn-in expertise, it appears unlikely that it’ll final the promised three years if operated at most brightness with any consistency. Different LG OLEDs like these discovered on the C1 tv have proven indicators of burn-in lower than a yr after use, and people don’t get practically as brilliant.
The corporate hasn’t made any point out of shade accuracy, however OLED panels are usually very shade correct, even when pushed to the excessive refresh charges promised right here. Given the scale and the famous partnership with LG, it’s very doubtless this is similar panel as in LG’s newly-announced curved OLED, which places additional scrutiny on Corsair’s brightness claims.
“With the assistance of LG Show, Xeneon OLED Flex is the start of an entire new class of gaming monitor, with the efficiency and literal flexibility to exceed the wants of even probably the most discerning avid gamers,” Dennis Jackson, Corsair’s senior director of techniques product administration and advertising, says.
The monitor is “launching quickly,” in response to Corsair’s web site, however events can provide up their e mail tackle for updates in the event that they’re itching to know extra as quickly as potential.
Additionally lacking is any extra on how a lot this factor prices. It’s additionally not Vesa-compatible, so that you’ll have to make use of the included stand fairly than the a lot most well-liked extra common mount, in response to DPReview, which factors out that the stand is kind of massive. Corsair says extra info on the monitor’s availability will come later this yr.
Corsair is thought for its gaming peripherals, so a curved monitor — typically utilized by mentioned avid gamers — isn’t shocking. However the means to change forwards and backwards represents a bigger pattern within the gaming PC world: acknowledging that avid gamers are individuals too. More and more, the black with neon accents are sharing the house with white and silver laptops and equipment, providing choices that may really feel extra at residence, at school, or within the workplace. Look no additional than Alienware, which arguably created the “gamer” PC aesthetic and its design overhaul from just a few years again.
First it was telephones, now it’s bendable displays, as effectively. The one query is whether or not the pattern will ultimately snap.