Samsung releases world’s first Thunderbolt 3 QLED monitors at IFA 2018

Samsung has shown its new C34J79 (34”), C43J98 (43”) and C48J98 (49”) curved Thunderbolt 3 QLED monitors at IFA 2018.

Thunderbolt 3 is compatible with Macs and PCs. Using a single USB-C cable it can transmit display (up to 5K), data (up to 40Gbps) and power (up to 85W).

Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said, “The CJ79 take curved monitors to the next level. It highlights our commitment to innovation. The addition of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity aligns to that vision and connects customers to infinite possibilities.”

“The Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem continues to expand and deliver innovative products with outstanding performance,” said Jason Ziller, General Manager, Client Connectivity Division at Intel.

Claudio Cardile, Head of Visual Display, Samsung Electronics Australia said “By combining Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with our best-in-class curvature and stunning QLED picture quality, we’ve developed a display that will improve productivity and deliver a more immersive entertainment experience for Australians.

Thunderbolt 3 QLED monitors

Thunderbolt 3 QLED monitors specifications

C34J79 specs

  • 34” 3440 x 1440, Quantum Dot VA panel
  • 21:9 ratio
  • 1500R gentle curve (radius of a curve to make a circle)
  • Picture in Picture
  • 125% sRGB 92% Adobe RGB
  • 3000:1 contrast and 300 nits brightness
  • AMD Freesync (native refresh 100Hz)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 hub, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2
  • Stereo speakers
  • 7 x 516.0 x 309.4 mm x 7.7kg with stand
  • Expected price A$1599 avaialble3 September

It also released the massive C43J89 and C48J890  (the latter stats are in brackets where different)

  • 32:10 (32:9)
  • 3840 x 1200 (3840 x 1080)
  • 1800R curve
  • 3000:1 contrast and 300 nits brightness
Thunderbolt 3 QLED monitors

GadgetGuys’s take. Thunderbolt 3 QLED monitors – what a great combo

GadgetGuy reviewed the massive 49” QLED monitor  (sans Thunderbolt 3) and apart from being ‘bloody big’ it is an excellent monitor for design work, office productivity and sheer real estate.

But as Thunderbolt 3 takes off (it is part of almost all Intel 8th generation Core laptops and PCs as well as Mac) there is a demand for Thunderbolt 3 equipped screens. These act as a dock as well.

We look forward to reviewing these new additions.