Samsung’s high-end curved gaming monitor lineup—the Odyssey range—is now available in Malaysia. Available in 32-inch and 27-inch sizes, the Odyssey G7 boasts a curved QLED panel with the world’s first maximum curvature of 1000R.
[UPDATED] With comment from Samsung representative.
Pricing and availability
You can pre-order the Odyssey G7 at the Samsung Malaysia E-store from 10AM, 29 June to 5 July 2020 (while stocks last). Pre-order customers stand to receive exclusive gifts up to MYR799, as below:
|Model No.||RRP (MYR)||Free Gift|
|32″ Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor with 1000R Curved Screen||2,899||Complimentary of HW-T450 Soundbar (2020) worth MYR799|
|27″ Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor with 1000R Curved Screen||2,399||Complimentary of HW-T420 Soundbar (2020) worth MYR649|
Features and specs
Right off the bat, the Odyssey G7 looks sleek and sophisticated. It reminds me of Acer’s Predator line of gaming monitors, although more minimalist.
When you turn the monitor on, the circular lighting on the back emits a default ice blue light. This core lighting is customisable with five distinct colour modes.
It comes with a sturdy height adjustable stand that supports -9 to +13 tilt, -15 to +15 swivel, and -2 to +92 pivot.
Specs-wise, the Odyssey G7 is expectedly top notch. The curved QLED VA panel with 1000R curvature and 16:9 ratio offers 2K resolution (2,560×1,440) and 240Hz. It delivers peak brightness of 600 nits (typical: 350 nits) and a 1ms response time (GtG). The display boasts VESA DisplayHDR600, 95 per cent DCI and 125 per cent sRGB coverage. For tear-free gaming, the monitor supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-Sync.
It’s interesting that Samsung has chosen a VA panel instead of IPS coupled with its Quantum Dot technology. VA panels typically have better colour reproduction, higher maximum brightness and refresh rates, better contrast than TN or IPS panels, but have typically slower response times and viewing angles.
I’ve reached out to Samsung for a comment.
[UPDATE] “Why VA over IPS?” I asked Samsung. A Samsung representative replied that the Odyssey G7 boasts the highest specifications including QHD, 240Hz, 1ms response time, HDR600, and the 1000R curvature. VA panels have advantages over IPS when it comes to implementing curvature. In addition, VA’s high contrast ratio performance delivers excellent image quality such as HDR.
This is not the first time Samsung is slapping Quantum Dot on VA panels, having similarly done so to past gaming models such as the CFG7, CHG7, CHG9, and CRG9.
Samsung reiterated that the VA QHD 240Hz panel used on the Odyssey G7 is the best-in-class panel in its segment.
Moving on, the display is certified for eye comfort by TUV Rheinland, ensuring your eyes stay comfortable and protection even when you’re gaming for long hours.
In terms of expansion ports, the Odyssey offers a HDMI 2.0 port, two DisplayPorts (v1.4), two USB 3 ports, and an audio jack. Sadly, there are no built-in speakers, or USB-C ports.
For more information about 32-inch and 27-inch Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitors, visit https://www.samsung.com/my/monitors/odyssey-g7-c32g75t/ https://www.samsung.com/my/monitors/odyssey-g7-c27g75t/.
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