Samsung has released a series of enormous gaming monitors under the Odyssey brand – like the 55” 16:9 Ark or the bonkers 57” 32:9 Neo G9. These are curved monitors, however, while some users prefer flat. The new Odyssey Neo G7 (model name: G70NC) is for them.
This is a 43” display with 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160px, 16:9). The Odyssey displays are large enough to be used as TVs – in fact, they are Tizen smart TVs – and a flat display works better for that. The other models use tight curvatures optimized for use at a desk rather than watching them from the couch.
144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time • Built-in support for game and video streaming
The Neo G7 features a Quantum Mini LED backlight for precise local dimming. It gets bright enough for a VESA Display HDR600 certification (600 nits) and supports HDR10+ as well. You can use this in a brightly lit room thanks to its brightness as well as the matte finish on the display surface.
As a gaming monitor, you can connect it to to a PC over DisplayPort or HDMI 2.1. The panel can run at up to 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response times, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro is supported. You can keep an eye on your FPS, variable refresh rate and HDR status from the Game Bar.
The Odyssey Neo G7 has built-in support for game streaming services such Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now. You can connect a wireless controller over Bluetooth and you’re good to go. You don’t even need to connect external speakers, as there are 20W speakers on board.
As we mentioned earlier, this is a smart TV as well, so you can stream Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube, again while your PC or console is powered off. You can also control your SmartThings devices from the Samsung Smart Hub.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 43″ gaming monitor/smart TV
A few more things. The included stand can be tilted at a comfortable angle, but you can mount the display to the wall too. Also, there are a pair of USB 3.0 ports available from the built-in USB hub. As for Internet connectivity, you can either go the wired route with Ethernet or use Wi-Fi 5 (game streaming will benefit from a wired connection as it is more stable and has lower latency to boot).
Samsung will launch the Odyssey Neo G7 in the first quarter of this year, the exact timing and prices will be announced by the company’s regional offices.