Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 curved gaming monitor uses Mini LED display technology

There are two curved displays in my home -- a computer monitor in my office and a television in my living room. Both look stylish, but truth be told, the curve doesn't make any difference when watching TV. Since I sit far back from the television, the curve doesn't add any benefit. On the computer monitor where I sit much closer, however, the curvature lends to a more immersive experience. I can't recommend curved computer monitors enough -- for both gaming and productivity.

Today, Samsung announces its latest monitor, and it is very special. Called "Odyssey Neo G9," the 49-inch display is significant for being the first-ever curved gaming monitor to use Mini LED technology.

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"The Odyssey Neo G9 utilizes the same Mini LED technology built into Samsung’s latest Neo QLED lineup. This next-generation display technology is enabled by a new light source, Quantum Mini LED. At 1/40 the height of a conventional LED, the Quantum Mini LED has incredibly thin microlayers filled with many more LEDs," says Samsung.

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The famed manufacturer further says, "Additionally, Quantum Matrix Technology, which harnesses enhanced 12-bit gradation for greater control of the light source – the Quantum Mini LEDs makes dark areas darker and bright areas brighter with 2,048 dimming zones, ensuring viewers enjoy the content as it is meant to be seen. Quantum HDR 2000 offers a peak brightness of 2,000 nits, with certification received from VDE, alongside a static contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1."

Samsung shares specifications below.

DisplayScreen Size49"
Flat / Curved1000R Curved
Aspect Ratio1:8:09
Brightness (Typical)420 cd/㎡
Peak Brightness (Typical)2000 cd/㎡
HDR 10+Yes
Contrast Ratio Static1,000,000 : 1
Resolution5,120 x 1,440
Response Time1ms (GTG)
Refresh Rate240Hz
Viewing Angle178° (Horizontal) / 178° (Vertical)
Gaming FeatureFreeSyncFreeSync Premium Pro
G-SyncG-Sync Compatible
Auto Source Switch +Yes
Etc.Screen Size Optimizer, Black Equalizer, Low Input Lag Mode, Refresh Rate Optimizer, Super Arena Gaming UX
InterfaceDisplay PortDisplay Port 1.4 (1EA)
USB Ports2EA
Stand TypeHAS
Wall MountYes (100x100)

As you an imagine, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 won't come cheap. The curved gaming monitor will sell for $2,499.99. Yeah, it costs more than many gaming PCs. While it won't hit stores until August 9, you will be able to pre-order it here beginning July 29.

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