Colorful is showing off its prototype of an all-in-one computer with a 49-inch display. At present, the system is closer to a proof-of-concept than a real product, but if the company finds that there is enough interest in such a PC, an AIO featuring an ultrawide LCD will be released commercially.

The Colorful Onebot S49 AIO PC is based on a standard (presumably Mini-ITX, but there is no formal confirmation for that) motherboard powered by Intel’s Core i7-7700 processor accompanied by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, 16 GD of DDR4 memory and a 256 GB M.2 SSD. As expected, the system features all the connectivity options that a modern PC is supposed to have, including a GbE port, 802.11n Wi-Fi, four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 headers, an HDMI connector and so on.

The key feature of the Colorful S49 is, of course, its 49-inch monitor featuring a 32:9 aspect ratio, 3840×1080 resolution, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. This panel is made by Samsung (again, not confirmed officially) and along with it, the company supplies a scaler that supports AMD’s FreeSync. However, because Colorful is a loyal partner of NVIDIA, the AIO PC does not support FreeSync, whereas NVIDIA’s G-Sync is not supported by the scaler (at least right now).

The Colorful S49 clearly looks impressive. At present this is the only AIO system in the world that has a 49-inch screen. Colorful clearly positions the product as a solution for gamers, but it will be equally good for users of multi-display setups used for productivity applications.

As already noted, the Colorful S49 will hardly make it to the market, at least not in the Western countries, in its current form. If the company actually decides to produce it, it will likely upgrade the CPU and ensure that the platform has up-to-date communication capabilities, such as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB Type-C and so on.

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  • DanNeely - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Only a 1060 for a GPU is rather disappointing. Getting your moneys worth out of the display at native resolution and high refresh rates really needs something more like a 1080.

    Hopefully they'll have a refresh in a few months with an 11xx GPU and 8xxx/Ryzen CPU.
  • plewis00 - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    That’s exactly what I was thinking. Hopefully it has DP or HDMI-in for when the internals become obsolete so you can run something external and powerful. Or even Thunderbolt for eGPU. That 1060 is ok but can’t see it pushing native res at any decent frames... bet it’ll be priced out of the market anyway.
  • Spunjji - Sunday, June 10, 2018 - link

    I think you'd both be surprised - the resolution of his screen is only 400,000 pixels or so higher than a 2560x1440 display and the 1060 can manage reasonably well there. You're not going to have maximum details, but then how close can a person reasonably sit to a 49" screen to begin with?
  • Piyodamari - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Wouldn't a curved monitor works better?
  • JeffFlanagan - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    Depends on the application. A curved monitor would be better for gaming, but if I replaced my three desktop displays with one wide display, I'd want it to be flat, because I sit at what would be the left side of a big display.
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    There's next to zero reasons to buy a curved screen. It's more or less marketing at play. Yes I do use a curved screen in work and it's pointless (imo)
  • Ashinjuka - Saturday, June 9, 2018 - link

    I'm still waiting for convex monitors!
  • Findecanor - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    CRTs were convex. ;)
  • Tams80 - Monday, June 11, 2018 - link

    Curved displays are subjectively more immersive (more so for games, particularly simulator/simulator-like ones).

    For work it's either of no benefit or a detrimental. If you're doing work that requires accurate perspectives, then a curved display is a bit no no.
  • pixelstuff - Friday, June 8, 2018 - link

    I would think a curved monitor might be better, but I haven't tried this out to know for sure.

    I do know that when my discrete monitors are much better when angled slightly toward the user. If set in line with each other I feel like I need to roll my chair to get in front of it.

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