How much do you trust my girlfriend? If, like me, the answer is “almost too much” then you’ll be interested in these Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals, one for the US and one for the UK. You see, my other half have been using Samsung ultralarea for a few years now, and they absolutely swear by them. And since we share the same small office, I was also very impressed.
More aptly our reviewer was a huge fan of the curve Samsung Odyssey G9, describing it as “totally spectacular” thanks to the epic feel of its 49-inch panel for playing games. In the UK you can buy one from Amazon for a dime under a mile, which is a total savings of £ 281 and the lowest price we’ve seen. Still not cheap, obviously, but it’s a hell of a screen if you’re looking to get curved.
The G9 uses a 240Hz VA panel with support for both FreeSync and G-Sync. The native resolution of 5120×1440 is almost as many total pixels as 4K and means you’ll need a powerful GPU to drive this monster, but the result, especially that almost enveloping feeling of immersion, will be worth it. Despite its plastic body, the Odyssey looks incredibly sleek thanks to its glossy white finish and ‘Infinity Core’ LED lighting. “The overall effect is something akin to a big budget sci-fi prop,” our man wrote.
A few caveats: we didn’t like the HDR implementation, and also be aware that this model has been replaced by the Neo G9 Odyssey. For our American readers, there is $ 500 to save on the Neo, although it will still cost you a brutal $ 1,999. This is the lowest price it has been sold by Amazon for, and the Neo comes with a crucial upgrade over its predecessor: a mini-LED backlight. “This thing is several orders of magnitude more sophisticated than before,” said our review, adding that: “The peak brightness of the Neo G9 has doubled to 2,000 nits, which destroys the retina.”