As one of the major proponents of curved displays, Samsung has been applying curved panels to numerous monitors over the years. Many of these monitors have been aimed at gamers and prosumers, while for other market segments, such as SOHO, Samsung hasn't approached them with the same zeal for rounded displays. Last week, however, the company changed that, revealing its new T55 monitors that feature an aggressive 1000R curvature along with TÜV Rhineland’s Eye Comfort certification for certain models.

With the monitor market already beyond saturation with traditional displays, the key selling point for Samsung's TD5 displays is of course the 1000R curve. With most monitors on the market using 1500R or 1800R curves, the TD5s have a noticeably narrower curve than other monitors. Citing a a clinical study conducted by professor Seong-Joon Kim at Seoul National University Hospital, Samsung is promoting the new curved displays as provoking less eye strain than flat monitors, as they bring the whole picture closer to the human eye. Furthermore, Samsung says, because the 1000R curvature radius closely matches the human field of view, this is a more optimal curvature than less aggressive options. To that end, 1000R curvature is the core feature of the whole Samsung T55 lineup.

Overall, the T55 family consists of three models: the C24T55, C27T55 and C32T55, which offer 24-inch, 27-inch, and 32-inch diagonals respectively. All the LCDs use a 1920×1080 VA panel that offers a max brightness of 250 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 4 ms response time, and a 75 Hz maximum refresh rate. The LCDs can display 16.7 million of colors and reproduce 119% of the sRGB, 88% of the Adobe RGB, and 88% of the DCI-P3 color spaces, which is quite good given their positioning (and the fact that their rivals usually support only the sRGB gamut).

The monitors feature a minimalist ‘3-side borderless’ design with a fabric-textured backside and use stands with a 6-mm slim metal base that can only adjust tilt. As for connectivity, the monitors have a DisplayPort input, a D-Sub input, and an HDMI port to ensure compatibility with both modern and legacy PCs.

Designed primarily for productivity/office workloads, the monitors are not exactly meant for entertainment uses, but Samsung nevertheless equipped them with a scaler that supports VESA’s Adaptive-Sync (and AMD FreeSync) variable refresh rate technology and added speakers to 27-inch and 32-inch models.

General Specifications of Samsung's T55 Displays
Panel 24" VA 27" VA 32" VA
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 75 Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness 250 cd/m²
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED (?)
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1000R
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut sRGB: 119%
AdobeRGB: 88%
DCI-P3: 88%
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech VESA Adaptive-Sync
(AMD FreeSync)
Pixel Pitch 0.2767 mm² 0.3113 mm² 0.369 mm²
Pixel Density 91.8 PPI 81.6 PPI 68.8 PPI
Inputs DisplayPort
Audio audio in
audio out
audio in
audio out
5W stereo speakers
USB Hub - - -
MSRP ? ? ?

While Samsung lists all three T55 monitors on its website, the company yet has to reveal their exact launch dates or prices.

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Source: Samsung DisplaySolutions (via Tom’s Hardware)

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  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - link

    If I put a 4k screen onto an office desk, I would be asked to reduce the res (make things bigger) within ten minutes. Even my own 4k office scree (AOC U2879VF) is at 1080p as I don't want to go blind. It was bought for cad... they didn't want it.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    Fabric textured backside...that I will look at maybe once. Great, where do I sign up for this "aggressive" monitor?

    Also, the eye fatigue zone is sort of BS. It assumes my head and/or body is incapable of moving.
  • 5080 - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    Absolutely agree on the eye fatigue zone. If anything it makes it much worse if you're working a lot in Excel spreadsheets. I had a curved monitor and it was a complete PITA to work with large spreadsheets. It always looked like the cells to the left and right were a different width. Now I went back to a flat monitor and my eyes are much less tiered after working for several hours in a spreadsheet.
  • Atari2600 - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - link

    I have to admit, I have the opposite experience and much prefer the curved screen.

    32" 4k curved beats 40" 4k flat IMO.

    But each has their personal preference of course.
  • Atari2600 - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - link

    (that is using excel and CAE tools)
  • Questor - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    1440p, 27", 1000R and take my money. Seriously, we are this far along and still stuck at 1080? This is just silly.
  • Sharma_Ji - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    And here me working on a 720p 18.5" HP display, TN pabel.
  • Sharma_Ji - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    Panel*, oof no edit button.
  • Vitor - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - link

    LOL @ 1080 32". It's like they have all those displayed piled in some warehouse 8 years ago.
  • HowDoesAnyOfThisWork - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - link

    > Samsung is promoting the new curved displays as provoking less eye strain than flat monitors, as they bring the whole picture closer to the human eye.

    Yep. That's why i put the comic books right up my nose when reading them as my child. Not only less eye strain, but it also gave me eagle vision (although, i didn't know this as a child; i just did it because keeping the comic book half an arms length away from my face strained my eyes too much)

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