Samsung appears to have wised up to the fact that most people, on arriving at work, take their smartphone out of their pocket and leave it on the desk. This helps to remain alert to incoming calls and texts, but does nothing to prevent battery drain.
Enter the SE370, Samsung’s new desktop monitor and wireless charging station. Available in 23.6″ and 27″ sizes, the display features a circular wireless charging area, built directly into the stand. Using the Qi standard of the Wireless Power Consortium, an LED will light up when a device is detected.
Too often, we at Display Monitor cover a product with an interesting feature that has been introduced at the expense of other specifications. Not so with Samsung’s monitor. The display uses a PLS (Samsung’s version of IPS) panel, with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 178° viewing angles and 250 cd/m² (23.6″) or 300 cd/m² (27″) of brightness. In addition, it has low-blue-light and flicker-free modes.
AMD’s Freesync technology, which synchronises the refresh rate between the display and the GPU, is built in to the SE370; it is designed to eliminate stutter (screen tearing) and input lag. A related function is the game mode. The monitor has a 4ms response time as standard; game mode enhances this by automatically correcting blurry images, enhancing colours and altering contrast to optimise the on-screen picture.
Finally, Samsung says that the SE370 is an eco-friendly device. The Eco Saving Plus function lowers brightness to raise efficiency; in addition to two manual settings, an automatic setting lowers energy consumption by around 10%, based on the brightness of black areas.
DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA ports are featured. Samsung did not share a release date, but we have contacted the company for more information.