January 3rd 2018
By Mike Flaminio
Samsung announced a new 34-inch curved display that will support Thunderbolt 3. The display is based on QLED technology, which promises brighter and better color displays over OLED, but still a respectable contrast ratio.
The new Samsung CJ791 provides 3440x1400 display. It is Samsung's first curved display to use Thunderbolt 3.
Through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, CJ791 users can link and dock their monitor and laptop without extensive wiring. The Thunderbolt 3 connection provides processing speed of up to 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) - a rate nearly four times faster than USB alternatives - allowing users to enjoy connectivity across a full ecosystem of docks, displays and peripheral devices including Macs, USB type-C laptops, and other desktop accessories like storage drives or external graphics cards. The Thunderbolt 3 interface also enables the CJ791 to provide up to 85 watts (W) of laptop charging power.
When it ships, the CJ791 could be a compelling option for Mac users looking for a Thunderbolt display. No pricing or shipping information was made available. The CJ461 will be unveiled next week at CES.