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Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…

Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…

It seems like Samsung’s really in a monitor-measuring contest with its competition. Slated for a debut at CES2020, this is the Odyssey G9, an ultra-wide QLED gaming screen with a 49-inch diagonal and a mind-bending 1000R curvature. Launched under Samsung’s Odyssey tag, the G9 is targeted towards gamers, with a ridiculous 32:9 aspect ratio, 5120×1440 resolution, ultra-fast 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. While it isn’t really 4K, the G9 is the world’s first Dual Quad High-Definition monitor (basically the equivalent of eight 720p screens arranged in 4*2).

The G9 is so incredibly wide, it practically covers your periphery, and with a curvature so tight, it gives you more screen in a smaller footprint. In fact, with a radius of 1000mm, it might be perhaps the most curved PC monitor we’ve ever seen. Touted as a monitor specifically designed for the hardcore gamer, the G9 supports AMD’s FreeSync technology, and will even be compatible with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. Our favorite detail? That glowing blue ‘arc-reactor’ of sorts at the back of the monitor (which should either cast a beautiful halo on the wall behind you or very clearly piss off the coworker sitting opposite you). Samsung hasn’t said a word about the price of this monitor, but something this stunning surely won’t come cheap.

Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…
Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…
Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…
Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…
Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…
Samsung's latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…