Samsung unveiled the new curved gaming monitor, Odyssey G7, with a 27 or 32 inch screen and a 16: 9 form factor. Both models include a QLED QHD displays (2560 x 1440 pixels) and support playback of HDR content. The monitors offer a typical brightness of 350 nits, but they can reach a peak of as much as 600 nits, making them suitable for HDR 600 certification. The panel is capable of display 95% of the DCI-P3 color space.
And that’s not all: these devices boast a refresh rate of well 240Hz with a 1ms response time and support both Nvidia G-Sync than AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. In short, these are the definitive gaming monitors and should be distributed in June. They will certainly not be cheap, just think that the C27HG70 model from the same manufacturer (whose specifications are also lower) is available on Amazon starting from 450 euros.
The Odyssey range also includes the G9, a product of the same quality but with a 32: 9 form factor and a resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels. Again, this is a premium monitor that will inevitably be very expensive. In comparison, the Samsung C49HG90 is available on Amazon at the “modest” figure of 817 euros.
Samsung sponsors these devices especially for gamers, as you can see in the trailer above. A 240Hz refresh rate has now become the norm in eSports, as it ensures superior fluidity and better response times, which make the difference in shooters. The curvature of the display offers a better view of the scene allowing you to get closer to the display and react faster if an opponent appears at the side edges of the screen. It seems like a mere detail, but I assure you that it makes the difference: switching from a traditional monitor to a curved one will take you to a new world.
The Odyssey range is therefore intended for the premium market and the related products have a complete technical data sheet. That said, if you are looking for some less expensive but equally valid product, you could take a look at our guide to buying the best monitors of 2020.
Are you looking for a gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate? Take a look at the ASUS ROG STRIX XG248Q.