Gaming monitors have become a must-have for the average streamer, but Samsung’s new take on the matter is far more suitable for orthodox gamers. The world-famous tech brand’s Odyssey Ark 55” curved monitor is a visual powerhouse that looks to provide the best playing experience imaginable.
From visual and performance perspectives, this forthcoming release from Samsung is practically unrivaled. It boasts a rapid-fire 1 millisecond response time, a 165hz refresh rate, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for rich colors. Plus, as if that’s not enough, it’s hard to understate the benefits of using a curved monitor when trying to achieve optimized gameplay. Doing so reduces eye strain and maximizes your field of view, which paves the way for an automatic advantage over your online competition. Moreover, this is the gaming world’s first ever 1000R curved display.
Most notably, you can even configure the screen’s position to your liking, as it sits on a swivel that can adjust the display horizontally or vertically. Turning it vertically enables Cockpit Mode and its neighboring ambient Eclipse Lighting, an innovative concept that Samsung says “creates a new sense of world-blending immersion.” The 4K display boasts a quartet of speakers on each corner and a pair of central woofers that conjoin to make an immersive soundscape with added help from AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos tech.
This new release is intended for competitive gamers and professional streamers, but that shouldn’t deter you from considering it. Samsung’s Odyssey Ark gaming monitor is available to pre-order now for $3,500 and will be fully available beginning in September.