Samsung’s Odyssey Ark gaming monitor was unveiled at this yr’s CES and has now discovered its means into the fingers of some reviewers. We do not usually report on gaming displays, however the Odyssey Ark is an altogether totally different beast. The 55″ Quantum Mini-LED 1000R curved show boasts a 4K UHD decision, 1ms response time and 165Hz refresh charge. All that efficiency comes at a lofty price ticket of $3,500.
Samsung writes, ‘The huge 55″ display screen delivers a show that overwhelms your senses, creating an adrenaline-fueled expertise superior to something seen earlier than. The 1000R curvature to wrap round your sight view for max immersion. There’s no higher monitor to improve your gaming setup than Odyssey Ark.’ These are daring claims, however based mostly on early hands-on experiences from The Verge and CNN, the Odyssey Ark is a powerful show. You may also see hands-on movies from Engadget and Digital Tendencies additional down.
The monitor runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS, which incorporates streaming apps, like YouTube and Apple TV, plus Samsung’s Gaming Hub with cloud streaming through standard platforms akin to Xbox Recreation Move, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna. The OS additionally permits for some fairly fascinating options, together with picture-in-picture and display screen manipulation. You may stack a number of home windows of various inputs and modify the show side ratio and dimension, offered you do not at all times need to use all 55″ of show area.
You may also rotate the show and use what Samsung calls cockpit mode. You may stack a number of home windows vertically, which is a extra pure method to devour totally different content material quite than transferring your head facet to facet, particularly since it is a big show in your desk. This setup may show helpful for photographers and videographers alike who wish to preserve a number of home windows open throughout post-production, much like how LG’s DualUp monitor successfully lets you stack two full-sized home windows atop each other.
With the aggressive curve, The Verge wrote that in cockpit mode, ‘it form of appears just like the Ark is a wave that’s about to crash on prime of you.’ The show can be wall-mountable and features a VESA mount.
Not like most laptop displays, however like LG’s 48″ OLED displays, the Samsung Odyssey Ark ships with remotes. One distant is conventional, whereas the opposite consists of the unique Ark dial. This distant is a command middle with key operate buttons and a rotatable dial. You may even cost it utilizing a photo voltaic panel.
The Odyssey Ark consists of all of the show know-how you’d anticipate for $3,500, together with HDMI 2.1 ports (4x), HDR and variable refresh charge (VRR). The show does not have DisplayPort, which is a curious omission. The show guarantees as much as 1,500 nits of peak brightness. The show covers 95% of the DCI coloration gamut and might present a most of 1B colours. It additionally packs some highly effective audio know-how, together with Dolby Atmos.
You may want a number of area for the show, plus deep pockets, nevertheless it’s an interesting show with highly effective know-how. You may reserve the Samsung Odyssey Ark beginning immediately. Preorders embody as much as a $300 low cost, decreasing the worth to a barely much less eye-watering $3,200. For extra data, go to Samsung.