Samsung now makes the most important, curviest, you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it PC screens on the market; two TechMac editors not too long ago changed their multi-monitor setups with a single 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9 when it went on sale for $999 the opposite week. However the firm’s not glad merely filling your horizontal area of view with 49 inches of actual property — in the present day at CES, it’s revealing a good greater 55-inch curved display screen with a particular stand that permits you to flip the large monitor vertically, so the display screen curves proper over your head.
It’s known as the Samsung Odyssey Ark, and the corporate is pitching it as an actual product that it’s planning to deliver to the US within the second half of the yr. We don’t have a worth, launch date, or specs, although. It’s not even clear if it’s geared toward gaming, productiveness, or simply being a style assertion. Particulars are so mild that I’m going to share the whole thing of what Samsung despatched us with you:
Odyssey Ark is a next-generation versatile monitor excellent for individuals doing every thing from modifying to gaming at residence. The Ark is the brand new industry-leading gaming show with a curved 55-inch show and 16:9 facet ratio.
The HAS (Peak Adjustable Stand), pivot and tilt performance, along with superior ergonomic design, presents each gamer optimum consolation. This new vertical cockpit-style rotating show supplies a brand new gaming expertise and permits portrait or panorama orientation for multi-tasking and multi-window setup.
Multiview choices permit customers to regulate Odyssey Ark precisely how they need it with a very adaptable display screen measurement to suit the sport or this system with out compromising its 4K show and vivid, colourful photos. The monitor additionally contains a wi-fi, dial controller to handle lighting and the interface.
With a 16:9 facet ratio, it wouldn’t be fairly the identical as these earlier super-ultrawide 32:9 screens, although the curve appears to be like a lot the identical from right here. (Does that imply it’s only a very curved TV? Not fairly, however TVs and screens are getting WAY nearer lately.) The normal facet ratio may assist with the stretching impact I noticed in video games and fewer wasted house round motion pictures and exhibits. However having reviewed a pair of those tremendous curved screens now, I’m struggling to think about a purpose why I’d wish to flip one vertically. Let me know if a purpose happens to you? (LG Show’s curved OLED throne may additionally use some vertical display screen concepts.)
Right here’s an image of the Odyssey Ark’s dial controller and the large horizontal curve, by the best way:
Samsung additionally launched a smaller 4K model of its Odyssey Neo G9 this week, a 32-inch model known as the Odyssey Neo G8. We’ll let you already know when the Ark has extra particulars.