The Samsung S34J55W is a unique release due to its flat screen as opposed to the multitude of curved offerings from the brand. Curved displays are widely preferred when monitors with extended aspect ratios are concerned for immersive visuals and an in-depth feel. But on the other hand, the Samsung S34J55W offers a comfortable familiarity with lesser risks of image distortion or light-leaking corners making it an exciting offering.
Samsung S34J55W Specifications
- Screen Size: 34Inches
- Resolution: 3440 x 1440 UW-QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 4ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 300 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: No
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2x 1, HDMI 0x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1,3.5mm Audio Jacks
Design and Features
The Samsung S34J55W sports an all-business aesthetic with its matte black chassis and simplified features. You have to contend with bezels for this monitor, but the single-stage strips are within reasonable limits. The thicker bottom border sports a brushed gray texture, adding a fresh appeal to the package.
The proportions of the Samsung S34J55W are modest as well so it should be easy to place on shallow desks or wall mounts. The rear panel also has a textured matte black finish which will make it easier to maintain the new look.
The Samsung S34J55W is slated for an affordable to midrange price point, so there are a few sacrifices in the feature list. The most significant creature comfort that’s missing is a fully adjustable stand. The hinged stand of the monitor is locked to tilt, but we believe its removable since the massive display is VESA-mountable.
At least, the I/O panel of the Samsung S34J55W looks pretty well-equipped. The recessed box contains DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and HDMI 1.4 for video inputs. There is a 3.5mm audio jack for the monitor, but Samsung has not disclosed if this device comes with built-in speakers.
Display and Performance
The Samsung S34J55W sports a 34-inch VA panel with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and 4ms response time. The screen is backed by a 300cd/m2 backlight and a 3000:1 contrast ratio for decent color performance. As mentioned, the screen is flat users who are coming from typical displays should find it easy to adapt.
The panel used for the Samsung S34J55W is capable of 8-bit color so that we can expect sRGB gamut coverage with a bit of extension. It’s surprising that Samsung did not offer this model with an HDR variant, but the latter is less likely to be used for the display’s intended applications. This aspect should make the monitor suitable for editing tasks such as content creation and basic photo editing.
The Samsung S34J55W looks like it’s more for business than gaming due to the limited refresh rate. The monitor doesn’t support FreeSync, so smooth UWQHD visuals are not involved in this display. However, 60Hz at 3440 x 1440 should be doable even for midrange cards from both Nvidia and AMD.
On the bright side, the Samsung S34J55W includes a Low Input Lag feature which cuts out the monitor’s non-essential processes to increase its responsiveness. 60Hz monitors typically have higher latency, but we’d be happy if this device sits below 20ms. Competitive gamers will surely look elsewhere, but casual gamers who prefer slower-paced games will love this product.
As a standard, the Samsung S34J55W also includes the brands proprietary safety features in the joystick-accessible OSD. You get the typical Low Blue Light settings, but what stands out is the Eye Saver mode with an Eco Light Sensor to moderate the brightness. It’s also worth mentioning that the panel is guaranteed to be flicker-free so users can avoid nausea and headaches.
Thoughts on the Samsung S34J55W
The Samsung S34J55W’s flat, ultrawide screen is appealing for users who refuse to buy into the curved hype. This type of display is easier to adapt to, plus it’s less prone to image distortion. Samsung’s expertise in maximizing VA panels should also come into play for this model.
There is no word on pricing or availability for the Samsung S34J55W as of this time. We will update this page once more information has become available. You can also check out Samsung’s office website for this new product by clicking this link.