If you’re looking to splurge on a premium monitor, Samsung has some offerings worth checking out. The company offers, including 55-inch Odyssey Ark (available for a record low price of $2000), 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 ($500 off) and 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9 ($400 discount) is among the discounted models in a wide range of monitor sales Amazon and Samsung website.
The 55-inch Odyssey Ark is a 4K behemoth with a 1000R curvature to ensure all sides of the screen are facing you at roughly equal distances. It supports 165Hz refresh rates, runs games and other tasks quite smoothly, and has a 1ms response time. You can even flip its screen to portrait orientation, though that’s more of a niche bonus than an essential feature for most people.
Samsung has addressed one of our biggest concerns first generation version, added DisplayPort compatibility and multi-input split-view, which were confusingly missing from that first model. It is the latest version available, Launched in 2023.
The 57-inch Odyssey G9 Neo has a more elongated (32:9) aspect ratio. This allows you to squeeze more apps into a multitasking setup on your desktop while providing a wider viewing area for gaming. Despite its different size and shape, it has the same tight 1000R curve as the Ark.
The monitor has 8K resolution, 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Its mini LED technology uses 2,392 local dimming zones and “highest 12-bit black levels.” Ports include DisplayPort 2.1, HDMI 2.1 and a USB hub.
The 49-inch Odyssey G9 OLED also has a 32:9 aspect ratio. Its OLED / Quantum Dot display produces rich colors and deep blacks to make your games stand out more, and its solid black text can help letters stand out more in your workplace.
The curve of this model (1800R) is less pronounced than the 55-inch Ark and 57-inch G9 Neo models, but still provides a gentle inward curve. It includes built-in speakers and has a 240 Hz refresh rate with an “instant” (0.03 ms) response time. It includes connections for HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort.