Samsung has begun presales of its S32BG704EC Dragon Knight G7 gaming display in China, featuring a 4K resolution, a high refresh rate, and built-in Tizen operating system.
Slotting into the G7 line-up, the S32BG704EC is a 16:9 (3840×2160) UHD 144Hz gaming monitor using a flat 32in IPS panel with 1ms (GtG) response time. It boasts up to 95 per cent DCI-P3 colour coverage alongside a typical 1000:1 contrast ratio and DisplayHDR400, which signals a peak brightness of 400nits but no local dimming zones. We also find support for both FreeSync Premium and G-Sync compatibility, delivering tear-free gaming on PC or console.
Like other Samsung Odyssey G monitors, the S32BG704EC has an LED ring on the back providing ambient lighting and a distinct gamer aesthetic. The front features a thin frame on three sides plus a noticeably wider band on the bottom hosting a further two LED strips.
In terms of connectivity, this monitor has HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, a USB hub, and what looks like an RJ45 port. The latter is no doubt present to help aid the integration of Samsung’s Tizen OS, which transforms this gaming display into a standalone streaming device, thus saving on the power bill during those late-night movie sessions. Adding more versatility is DLNA screen projection support for fast and easy media streaming from mobile devices, though it’s a shame Apple AirPlay isn’t mentioned.
The screen can be adjusted in height, tilt, pivot, and swivel, plus the supplied stand can be removed to reveal a 100mm VESA mount. Spacing around the circular mount section does look limited, mind, and if previous G7 displays are anything to go by, VESA compatibility might not be as universal as it sounds.
Samsung’s S32BG704EC is now available for pre-order in China at 4,999 RMB (£590) with shipments starting in early 2023.