Ko­gan KAMN49F14UHLA

Hu­mon­gous 49-inch dis­play cre­ates an im­mer­sive gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

APC Australia - - The Lab -

This is the largest dis­play in our roundup, at a whop­ping 49-inches di­ag­o­nally. Don’t be fooled by the large size how­ever, the Ko­gan unit only has a 3840x1080 res­o­lu­tion – the equiv­a­lent of two 1080p dis­plays side-by-side. That res­o­lu­tion on such a wide dis­play re­sults in a low DPI, more like a TV than a com­puter mon­i­tor. When sit­ting on a desk with the viewer ap­prox­i­mately 60cm-70cm away, the image is rather blocky and text fuzzy, par­tic­u­larly for desk­top use (web brows­ing, etc.). When gam­ing how­ever, the mas­sive curved dis­play cre­ates an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence like no other. Play­ing a flight sim or mo­tor­sports game is a de­light thanks to the en­velop­ing 49-inch dis­play.

You could get the same res­o­lu­tion as the KAMN49F14UHLA by plac­ing two 1080p mon­i­tors side-by-side but the lack of an­noy­ing bezels from the mid­dle of the image is fan­tas­tic. Any game you en­joy in dual mon­i­tor mode is vastly im­proved by us­ing a wide dis­play such as this. Keep­ing the res­o­lu­tion rel­a­tively low means main­stream graph­ics cars won’t strug­gle to pump out 60Hz or above ei­ther. Colour gamut (99% sRGB) and re­sponse time (4ms) are ad­e­quate and what you’d ex­pect from a gam­ing mon­i­tor in 2018.

The bot­tom line with the Ko­gan KAMN49F14UHLA is that it’s great for re­plac­ing dual dis­play gam­ing set­ups at a rel­a­tively af­ford­able price, but poor for desk­top use. Keep this one con­fined to the gam­ing rig.

$1,199 | WWW.KO­GAN.COM/AU

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