Samsung were one among many amid the sea of displays at CES last month. The enormous, 49in Odyssey Neo G7 undoubtedly caught everyone’s attention at the event, while the more conventional Viewfinity S9 piqued our interest. Though as if to say, “but, that’s not all!” The Korean tech giant just announced yet another equally impressive display – The Odyssey Neo G7, which is Samsung’s first flat Mini-LED gaming monitor.
Digging in, we shall. Joining the 40in-and-over ranks, which seems to be commonplace for gaming monitors nowadays, the display features an impressively large 43in Mini-LED panel that outputs a 4K UHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. Imposing, to say the least.
That’s 3,840 x 2,160 pixels on offer, and the monitor also supports VESA Display HDR600 and HDR10+, ideal for high-contrast displays. The contrast ratio is equally quite impressive, measuring in at 4,250:1 statically and 1,000,000:1 dynamically. This equates to rich colours, deeper blacks, and a peak brightness of 400 nits, which is strange given the HDR600 specification. Not particularly bright, but should get the job done. Its matte-coated finish should also help reduce screen reflections on bright days.
Samsung’s QD Mini-LED tech also has the advantage of being surprisingly colour accurate, covering 95 per cent of the wider DCI-P3 gamut. Well, we won’t suggest using it as a main display for content creation, but it’s certainly more than adequate in a pinch. It is a gaming monitor after all, and that’s where the Odyssey Neo G7 truly shines.
On top of the 144Hz refresh rate, it also packs a 1ms MPRT response time, for smooth, swift, and snappy movements, and supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for reduced input latency and a tear- and stutter-free gaming experience. Very nice. Additionally, Samsung Gaming and Smart Hubs provides plenty of niche features and tools that allow for on-the-fly personalisation and customisability. Most notably, it offers instant access to Xbox Game Pass and Nvidia GeForce NOW, and the convenience of all your streaming apps such as Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube in one place. A nice touch.
Rounding off, rear I/O packs a mean punch. There are two HDMI 2.1 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.4, two USB 3.0 ports, and a dedicated Ethernet port. Wireless connectivity is covered by Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.2, while audio is provided by two 20W speakers or standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Whew.
Finally, the G7 comes with remote and an accompanying stand which allows you to tilt the screen to a comfortable angle, with options for a 200 x 200 VESA-compatible wallmount.
Samsung has yet to reveal the price tag of the Odyssey Neo G7, or specific launch date, for that matter, other than it is expected to hit storefronts before the first quarter of 2023 is out. Naturally, if you’re interested, the product page provides a link for inquiry, so that Samsung notifies you as soon as it’s available.