Samsung unveils 2D/3D gaming monitor

Samsung unveiled its latest 2D/3D gaming monitor ahead of the CES 2024 tech trade show today.

While gamers seek immersion, vividness and realism, there have always been dimensional limitations to that, Samsung said.

Enter the Samsung 2D/3D gaming monitor – a monitor that allows users to enjoy 3D/VR content without any wearable accessories. It may sound like we’re back to 10 years ago, but maybe a new generation of players will look at this without skepticism. 3D-glasses monitors bombed years ago, as did the glasses-free versions. But Samsung is still giving it a try.

The 2D and 3D convertible panel technology adjusts the mode based on the characteristics of the content. With eye and head tracking, the 3D mode can analyze your position and gaze in real time, optimizing 3-dimensional effects and ultimately providing an immersive gaming experience.

The monitor also provides 3D effects like shadowing by analyzing the color and complexity of the screen content. Without brightness or color deterioration, the 2D/3D gaming monitor can control the intensity and direction of graphics coming from a monitor screen.

For a complete 3D experience from content browsing to watching, a specialized 3D UI is provided. Beyond 3D gaming, the monitor is compatible with existing VR games, experiences and content. Users can now enjoy VR without the need to wear uncomfortable gear.

It is compatible with Steam VR and Samsung is also securing 3D gaming content partnerships with notable gaming publishers. More information will come later in 2024.

Samsung will also tease a new lifestyle monitor, The Link, for multi-screen setups. It is a 2024 CES Best of Innovation winner. More information will come later in 2024.

Smart Monitor M80D

Beyond gaming-focused monitors, Samsung will announce an updated Smart Monitor. The new Smart Monitor M80D is a 32-inch monitor that features a sharp 4K (3840×2160) resolution, an included webcam and a host of features that make it great for work and play. This model will be available in 2024.

Unlike other monitors, it can be used without a PC, making it a one-stop shop for work, entertainment, fitness and more.

Whether it’s watching your favorite show or videoconferencing with your family, experience sophisticated visuals with HDR10+ and crisp sounds with its built-in 2-channel speakers. It also comes with its detachable SlimFit camera.

For productivity, use Multi Control to connect the M80D with other Samsung devices. Easily move images and/or text between the monitor and your Galaxy Book, Tablet or Phone for increased efficiency.

You can connect your wearables and/or exercise devices via Bluetooth during a home workout for real-time feedback that tracks calories, heartrate, distance, speed and more.

You can pair Galaxy Buds for a surround sound-like experience that minimizes latency and synchronization issues with Buds 360 Audio. The Head Tracking option pinpoints sound’s direction from the M80D directly into your earbuds, so you feel fully immersed in whatever you’re listening to, Samsung said.

Like previous generations, the M80D offers access to streaming TV apps from partners like Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube, as well as Samsung Gaming Hub.

It also works as a smart home device, pairing with various IoT devices that are Matter compatible, without requiring an additional hub.

To improve the user experience further, essential settings can now be easily controlled with the click of a mouse whereas previous models only allowed for adjustments via a remote.

This sleek monitor in Warm White is enhanced to deliver form and function while conveniently blending into any home clutter-free thanks to its USB-C port capabilities.

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