JapanNext Launches New Giant 4K Curved Screens
JapanNext has started selling two large curved-screen monitors aimed at gamers as well as anyone else that can find use for a 49- or 55-inch UltraHD monitor. The VC490UHD and VC550UHD are already available and will set consumers back $725 and respectively $875. The two are, besides the difference in size, practically identical.
Aimed at gamers, the new JapanNext monitors do not carry Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, but rather AMD’s FreeSync, which should still offer users an around 60HZ refresh rate. The argument which is better, FreeSync or G-Sync is currently still raging on the Internet, so consumers are recommended to make up their own mind. Other features of interest for those who will be using either the VC490UHD or VC550UHD for gaming will be the built-in 6W speakers, the HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 ports and, of, course the massive size.
Other specifications include a SVA panel of 3840×2160 resolution which can display 1.07 billion colors, a contrast ratio of 6000:1 contrast ratio as well as a response time of 4 ms. Both JapanNext monitors also come with ELED back lighting to reduce flicker and support HDCP 2.2 technology, which makes them ideal for use as UHDTVs as well as gaming or work monitors. If being able to switch easily from playing a game to watching a movie is important, these screens are definitely worth considering.
All in all, the new JapanNext monitors are impressive beasts when you take their specs, size and pricing into account. Though it is unlikely anyone except those with a lot of room in their house will buy them, either monitor should make for an impressive gaming session indeed. The new monitors are for sale right now and will likely be a better fit for gamers and other recreational users than comparable screens from manufacturers like NEC.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.