Samsung’s new ultra-wide OLED gaming monitor prices over $2,000, however I nonetheless need it

Samsung’s new gaming monitor is so costly that it is perhaps value greater than the pc you’ve powering it.

In a press launch, the corporate introduced that it’s formally opening up preorders for the Odyssey OLED G9, its new 49-inch ultrawide gaming monitor. It’s a beast of a monitor and, being OLED, will probably be a fantastic possibility for players who not solely desire a great-looking show, however a quick one as effectively. Nevertheless, all of that expertise comes with an enormous value of $2,199.

So, what do you get for $2,199? A heck of rather a lot, truly. In line with Samsung, the Odyssey OLED G9 is the “first OLED monitor to supply Twin Quad Excessive Definition (DQHD; 5,120 x 1,440) decision with a 32:9 ratio.” The monitor includes a pixel density of 110PPI, 0.03ms gray-to-gray (GtG) response time, and a 240Hz refresh charge. The corporate says that the decision of the display screen is “equal to 2 QHD screens facet by facet.”

The monitor options Samsung’s new Neo Quantum Processor Professional, AMD FreeSync™ Premium Professional, DisplayHDR™ True Black 400, and built-in stereo audio system. I’m shocked that it even has audio system since most players will all the time decide to make use of a headset, particularly on the degree of funding that this monitor is.

James Fishler, Senior Vice President, Dwelling Leisure & Show Division, Samsung Electronics America, stated in an announcement that the Odessey is “in a category of its personal.”

“The Odyssey OLED G9 delivers a premium, super-ultrawide gaming expertise that places it in a category of its personal – elevating the bar for OLED screens. With the launch of our Odyssey OLED gaming screens, we’re providing players new ranges of immersion with unmatched image high quality and revolutionary gaming options solely Samsung can ship.”

Samsung says that anybody who preorders the Odyssey OLED G9 from the corporate will get a $250 present card. It’s accessible to preorder till the twenty fifth, indicating that the official launch could also be on June twenty sixth.

That is clearly an insanely costly monitor that solely these with the cash and the love of gaming will spend money on, nevertheless it’s superior to see Samsung simply going for it right here. After all, as with all expertise, these sorts of experiences will get extra inexpensive with scale.

For now, I’ll follow my 27-inch LG Ultragear. It’s a fantastic monitor and handles all the Xbox I can throw at it. However I’m not going to lie — I can’t assist however desire a monitor like Samsung is about to place out on the planet. I’m a sucker for OLED, and bringing it to my gaming monitor can be a pleasure.