Monoprice is selling a 49-inch 5120x1440 FreeSync gaming monitor for $800

Monoprice is selling a 49-inch 5120x1440 FreeSync gaming monitor for $800

The specifications are similar to Samsung's CRG9, but this one costs several hundred dollars less.


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The specifications are similar to Samsung's CRG9, but this one costs several hundred dollars less. (Image credit: Monoprice)

Tʜᴇre ᴀʀᴇn't a wʜᴏʟᴇ ʟᴏᴛ ᴏꜰ 49-ɪɴch gamɪɴg mᴏɴɪᴛᴏʀs wɪᴛh a 5120x1440 resᴏlutiᴏɴ, ᴀɴd tʜᴇ ᴏɴes thᴀᴛ ᴅᴏ exɪst typicᴀʟʟy commᴀɴd a grᴀɴd ᴏʀ ᴍᴏʀᴇ—LG's 49WL95C-WE ɢᴏes ꜰᴏʀ nᴇᴀʀly $1,500. Not tʜɪs ᴏɴe, ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ. Under ɪᴛ's Dark Mᴀᴛter brᴀɴd, Moɴᴏprɪᴄᴇ ɪs sᴇʟʟɪɴg a dɪsᴄᴏᴜɴᴛed 49-ɪɴch dɪspʟᴀʏ wɪᴛh tʜᴇ saᴍᴇ resᴏlutiᴏɴ ꜰᴏʀ $799.99.

It's on sale for $100 below its list price, but just as importantly, it is the least expensive 49-inch monitor around with the same ultrawide resolution. The next cheapest I can find is AOC's Agon AG493UCX, which sells for $999.99 on Amazon.

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A big and fast gaming monitor

Dark Matter 49-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor | 5120x1440 | 120Hz | FreeSync | $899.99 $799.99 at Monoprice (save $100)
This monstrously big display uses a VA panel built by Samsung. It's also relatively fast with a 120Hz refresh rate, and supports AMD's FreeSync technology to prevent screen tearing.View Deal

We have not tested any of Monoprice's monitors, but according to the listing, this 49-inch beast is built around a VA panel made by Samsung, with quantum dot technology.

In addition to its delightful ultrawide resolution and 32:9 aspect ratio—equivalent to using two 27-inch 16:9 monitors, but without the bezels—it also features a fast 120Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support.

The monitor supports up to four physical inputs, so you can use it like a dual or even quad display setup. Or bask in a single, expansive screen that stretches 49 inches, and then ponder how you ever got along with anything smaller before.

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