How much are you willing to pay for quality? How about SGD99,999 for a 98-inch (do we even have that much space nowadays?) QLED 8K Smart TV? Just in case the number of nines in that price confuse you, we're talking about basically paying SGD100k on a television screen.
Samsung's 98-inch Q900R QLED 8K Smart TV boasts superior picture quality. With an 8K resolution, the screen has a resolution that's four times more superior than the usual 4K ultra HD variants. That equates to more than 33 million pixels filling the entirety of the screen. This only means that picture quality is immensely propelled forward with more vibrant colours and details. You know, the kind of screen you wouldn't have any trouble viewing Game of Thrones' epic Battle of Winterfell episode with.
Not only is Samsung's Q900R relatively huge, it's also pretty slim and looks like a piece of art when attached to the wall. Another plus point of that 8K resolution and QLED? The screen is more than just a television. Make the screen blend in with your wall, or turn it into a digital frame with your own high resolution images, or even toggle with the display to turn it into a light feature. But probably the coolest thing is the fact that the QLED is able to sense the colours of the room that the screen is in, and turn them into artworks for the screen's display. Mindblown.
But hey, before you jump the gun and shell out SGD99,999 for this pretty impressive technology, here's a look at some of the other ways that money could be put to use.
A complete home renovation (approximately SGD64,000 based on data by Qanvast)
Well, technically you could spend a bomb on the screen and then skimp on the home renovation. But what's the point of having a state-of-the-art television screen, if the surroundings are dull and stuck in the '90s (and not even the best of '90s interior design)?
Two Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix Automatic Complete Calendar 40mm in 18-karat pink gold on a dark-brown alligator leather strap watches (approximately SGD48,576 each via Mr Porter)
Sure, you can't watch a movie or your favourite Netflix series on this timepiece. But you also can't carry around that monster of a television screen as a status symbol.
Eight Speedy bags with AMOLED screens by Louis Vuitton (probably SGD12,000 each)
This particular bag is taken straight from the recent Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 runway collection that was shown in New York, so we don't have the exact price of it yet. But with AMOLED screens featuring quite prominently on the bag, we're giving each Speedy model a high estimate of SGD12,000. It's also been reported that the screens can act as extensions of a person's smartphone so there's actual functionality in play here.
11 Avengers pinball machine by Stern (approximately SGD8,892 each)
Because no matter how beautiful and high-tech a screen can be, it's not exactly very interactive on its own. And an old-school pinball is definitely more impressive to own in a space.
35 iPad Pros by Apple (SGD2,835 each)
Small, mobile and is equipped with Apple's Liquid Retina display, the iPad Pro is probably one you'd get so much more use out of. Lounge around anywhere in the house and still keep track of who's closer to taking over the Iron Throne.
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