The Samsung Odyssey G9 and Odyssey Neo G9 have lengthy been the sought-after kings of immersive gaming monitor tech, however they each have a brand new contender, Samsung’s personal Odyssey Ark. A new monitor which it simply introduced this morning throughout CES 2022.
The Samsung Odyssey Ark is in some methods the identical because the Odyssey G9 displays. It has an aggressive curvature like these two, and it’s a show that’s completely too large for its personal good for some setups. However it additionally differs by having an elevated show dimension and that includes each horizontal and vertical codecs.
Sure, the Odyssey Ark may be swiveled to view it vertically in the event you for any cause want it accomplish that. Going from an ultrawide beast to a towering behemoth with a swift flip. However for its dimension and additional options, there’s little doubt it’ll value much more than each the G9 and Neo G9. The latter of which at the moment goes for round $1,300 on Amazon.
The Samsung Odyssey Ark has a large 55-inch show
So, how massive is the show? A whopping 55-inches of 4K UHD goodness. It’s utilizing Samsung’s versatile show tech, clearly, and carries a 16:9 side ratio as nicely. Which makes it extremely massive no matter which method you might have it positioned. The fascinating half is how a lot the curve truly causes the show to arc over your head if it’s positioned vertically.
If you happen to’re sitting shut sufficient to the monitor it roughly curves over your head just a bit bit. That being stated, you in all probability don’t need to sit too near it. Doing so may really feel like if you’re caught sitting within the entrance row of a movie show and must bend your neck up simply to see the theater display.
Now, whereas that is undoubtedly a monitor designed for gaming, Samsung clarifies that it’s not simply for gaming. It’s additionally designed for many who want a multitasking show. You may also suppose that it’s carrying much less of a gamer aesthetic than the Odyssey G9 and Odyssey Neo G9. Seeing as there’s no RGB lighting on the again like with these two.
However Samsung merely moved the RGB lighting to the highest and backside of the monitor. Or the left and proper in case you have it turned on its aspect. Proper now there’s no particulars on pricing or availability. However it’ll absolutely be costly and it needs to be arriving someday this 12 months.
This additionally won’t be one of the best show for players that desire a quick refresh price for extra aggressive gaming. In that regard you may one thing alongside the strains of the brand new displays introduced by ASUS.