Samsung’s 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9, the giant gaming monitor that’s like having two 32-inch 4K screens next to each other, will be available in the US in October for $2,499.99. The company announced. If you’re in the UK, the screen is available for pre-order starting today for £2,199.99.
In 2023, Samsung is now offering a 57-inch curved Mini LED monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, a peak brightness of 1000 nits (VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, 420 nits typical), and a total resolution of 7680 x 2160. This translates to an ultra-wide aspect ratio of 32:9. Our experience with previous monitors of this range is that the extra horizontal resolution becomes more useful for multitasking rather than wide-ranging gaming. My colleague Sean Hollister explored the issue in depth when reviewing the previous Odyssey G9 monitor, but the short version is that most 3D games start to distort seriously on screens this range, even when you support the resolution in the first place.
For multitasking, Samsung has equipped the 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 with picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture display modes, allowing you to display content from multiple inputs simultaneously. The monitor is equipped with one DisplayPort 2.1 port, as well as three HDMI 2.1 ports. There’s also a USB hub included for good measure, though Samsung’s press release doesn’t give details on exactly how many ports you’ll get. The monitor supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro variable refresh rate technology.
In addition to the 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9, Samsung also announced a release window for 2023 edition From the 55-inch Odyssey Ark, which will be available in the US in October. Samsung says the 55-inch screen can display up to four inputs on screen simultaneously (three HDMI and one DisplayPort), and it also has a built-in KVM switch (keyboard, video, mouse). No price tag yet.
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