Just when we thought Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor is dope, we came across the Samsung Odyssey G7 and G9. The sight of these new gaming monitors – especially the Odyssey G9 – left us speechless. In the good way, that is.
If you never fully accepted curved monitors, you ought to be prepared for an even curvier display (like really, really curve!) the duo has to offer.
The Odyssey G9 is a 49-inch display, while the G7 is available in 32- and 27-inch. If I can be honest with you, the ridiculous curve stands out in particular with the G9 model. Just look at that thing.
This is one monitor that looks good from both the front and the back. I wouldn’t want my desk to be wall-facing if I had this monitor.
The Odyssey G9 is billed as the world’s first Dual Quad High-Definition (DQHD, 5,120 x 1,440 pixels) gaming monitor to boasts rapid 240 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, 32:9 aspect ratio, peak brightness of 1,000 cd/m2, and a deep and immersive 1000R curvature.
It further touts a QLED panel wrapped in a glossy white exterior with a futuristic infinity core lighting around the back that offers 52 colors and five lighting effect options.
The Odyssey G7, on the other hand, is for those who do not need such a stretched display, or those who do not have the desktop real estate for the G9. It shares the same refresh rate and response time, the same deep curved display as the G9, but in a smaller, more manageable size of 32- and 27-inch.
Other highlights include QHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels), 16:9 aspect ratio, QLED panel, and 600 cd/m2 peak brightness. Samsung Odyssey G7 is presented with a matte black exterior with color-changing rear core lighting.
The Samsung Odyssey G7 and G9 gaming monitors are slated to be available starting sometime in Q2 2020. Pricing is not known at this point.
All images courtesy of Samsung.