Corsair May Be Developing Gaming Monitors

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    A job posting at Indeed.com has revealed that Corsair is seeking product managers for monitors, which would imply that the company is pretty serious about getting into the display business. Past history would suggest that they will begin targeting the higher end: expect a gaming monitor with some level of RGB flair.

    The listing reveals that Corsair's foray into monitors is still at a nascent stage, and it still needs to figure out a strategy to approach this market. We give it at least a year before Corsair can have a product lineup. Knowing Corsair, it could adopt a bottom-down approach, with a high-end product launch first.
     
  2. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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    Next logical step for them I guess. Hope they actually push the boundaries and finally release shit people have been waiting for. Tho it is proabably going to be a year before they release anything.
     
  3. castlefire

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    wait are they developing? R&D or buying panels from LG or samsung and mainboards and just slapping Corsair name on the monitor?
     
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  4. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Exactly. Branding FTW! :sneaky:
     
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  5. PhaseNoise

    PhaseNoise [H]ard|Gawd

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    I want them to curate or develop a very high quality VA panel running 120 Hz, 1440p, HDR. Have it support GSync and Freesync via a toggle switch on the back (ZOMG, unpossible!).
     
  6. castlefire

    castlefire n00b

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    as much as i like my corsair headset. imhappy with My LF31MU97 4k DCI Monitor. its a beast
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  7. Merc1138

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    Not a chance in hell Corsair is doing R&D for panel production and either doing it in-house or outsourcing it. That investment alone would likely cost them more than their company is worth for the sake of producing panels for gaming monitors and nothing else. Anyone expanding into panel production at this point either already has a crapload of R&D invested into it or already has fabs up and running.

    Corsair is a branding company. They don't make their coolers, they don't make most of their peripherals, they weren't making their power supplies for the longest time(and I doubt they are now), and it's not like they've really ever made their own RAM either.
     
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  8. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Weren't they going to start making gpus Or motherboards or something?
     
  9. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    I sure as hope that it has RGB. I don't think they can sell a black and white monitor. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  10. WorldExclusive

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    Just create a 40"+ 120Hz 4K monitor with Freesync and they'll have everyone's attention.

    If they roll out the same 27-30" nonsense, they're DOA to me.
     
  11. Nallexi

    Nallexi Limp Gawd

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    Ugh. Why would anyone sane want shifting or flashing lights on their monitor?
     
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  12. YARDofSTUF

    YARDofSTUF [H]ard|Gawd

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    So it'll be an Asus ROG looking monitor with flashing, pulsing xmas lights all over?
     
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  14. Flogger23m

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    I for one hope it is true. I realize it will come down to whatever panels they can buy, but if I recall Corsair has good customer service. Probably a step up from ASUS and Acer anyways. For a monitor I don't think they'd be stupid enough to put LEDs on it because you look at the screen itself and lights can reflect onto it, but who knows...
     
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  15. T_A

    T_A Limp Gawd

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    So you suggest ASUS , ACER and DELL have their own panel manufacturing capabilities?
    The product will be as good as the company sourcing the parts is willing to pay for
    so if we get another premium product to compete with ROG and Predator monitors , and maybe bring prices down a bit i`m all for it.
     
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    it will probably be cheap as hell and then they will add some branding and some rgb crap and charge premium for it.
     
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    They lost me with gaming chairs lol
     
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    Will they have the same quality and reliability as their speakers?:(
     
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    I half expect their first gaming monitor to have severe backlight bleeding, be it from decorative RGB lights or because of just poor design.

    It'll do everything else perfectly though.
     
  20. Azphira

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    I've decided for now... fuck gaming monitors.

    It feels like I am in the game now, however with the HDR, looking into the sun in Farcry 5 is like looking into the sun...
    sjZHNc4.jpg
     
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    ^ what are your settings to get HDR working on PC? I'm having a hell of a time trying to do so with my b7a.
     
  22. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    yea, few things in life compares to spending $300 - $500 extra over the competition just to get some of that awesome flair stuff