"Quantum Dot". I know it sounds like a TV show where a guy jumps backwards through time, taking over the bodies of other people and helping them with the grammar and punctuation, but it's a real technology. Honest. In fact, Samsung was one of the first off the mark to integrate quantum dots into its displays, which now includes computer monitors with the announcement of the curved, 24-inch CFG70.
On top of the dots, the display — which will also come in a 27-inch variant — packs a 144Hz refresh rate, AMD's FreeSync tech and a curved panel. If you hadn't already guessed, yes, Samsung's aiming this squarely at the gaming public.
In terms of inputs, expect a pair of HDMI sockets and a DisplayPort plug, along with a 3.5mm audio jack. Brightness and contrast are 350cd/m² and 3000:1 respectively and Samsung is claiming the screen has a 1ms moving picture response time (MPRT).
So, what about the quantum dot stuff? We've talked about it previously at length on Giz, but basically, it enhances the backlighting to boost the screen's colour gamut, with the CFG70 able to express 125 per cent of the sRGB spectrum, according to Samsung.
Hard to say more until we see it in the flesh... well, the plastic.
Originally published on Gizmodo Australia.