Samsung's Odyssey G7, A Curved QLED Monitor for Gamers, Is Open for Preorders
The 27- and 32-inch monitors are retailing for $699.99 and $799.99, respectively. Should you buy one?
Samsung, back at CES in January, unveiled numerous QLED TVs. They also debuted a new, curved gaming monitor, the Odyssey G7, which is now available for preorder.
The monitor, featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 240Hz refresh rate and 27- and 32-inch sizes, is marketing as "futuristic," and as the world's first 1000R gaming monitor. The monitors sport 2560×1440 resolution.
The company had also announced a 49-inch G9 curved monitor at CES, which ups the resolution to 5120x1440. It’s not clear when that monitor will become available.
“Samsung is maintaining its position as the global gaming monitor market leader with continued innovation in creating immersive, next-generation gaming experiences, pushing the boundaries of what is possible,” Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said as part of the announcement.
“Samsung Odyssey G7 curved monitor is the ultimate combination of curvature, comfort, and competitive edge, giving gamers the advanced performance they need and demand.”
The monitors also feature an adjustable stand, which allows users to switch the monitors to a vertical orientation, and it can also be wall-mounted.
The 27- and 32-inch monitors are retailing for $699.99 and $799.99, respectively.
“The Odyssey G7 comes with a 1000R curvature, which means the center point of its radius is at 1000 mm, or about 3 feet away,” Toms’s Hardware wrote of the monitor. “That might not sound like much, but it's extremely tight for a monitor and a world-first.
Samsung has, in recent weeks, been rolling out many of its 2020 QLED TVs. The Sero TV, a TV that rotates into a vertical mode for those wished to watch social media videos taken in portrait mode, came available for sale earlier this week. The company also unveiled The Terrace, a QLED outdoor TV, which like the Sero is available as part of Samsung's 2020 Lifestyle TV Line.
Samsung has also released QLED-based laptops, earlier this spring.
Stephen Silver, a technology writer for The National Interest, is a journalist, essayist and film critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review and Splice Today.