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The Samsung Odyssey Ark is the company’s largest curved monitor to date, and it can also be turned on its side.


Last Updated on 05/01/2022 by Ulka

When the 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9 went on sale for $999 the other week, two Verge editors ditched their multi-monitor setups in favour of a single 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9. But the company isn’t content with simply filling your horizontal field of view with 49 inches of real estate; today at CES, it’s unveiling a 55-inch curved screen with a special stand that allows you to turn the massive display vertically, allowing it to curve right over your head.

It’s called the Samsung Odyssey Ark, and the business is promoting it as a real product that will be released in the second half of the year in the United States. The panel appears to include quantum dot colour and Mini LED illumination, but we don’t have a price or a specific delivery date. It’s unclear whether the Odyssey Ark is intended for gaming, productivity, fashion, or all of the above.

The Samsung Odyssey Ark is its largest curved monitor yet — and you can turn  it on its side - The Verge
side view
The Samsung Odyssey Ark is its largest curved monitor yet — and you can turn  it on its side - The Verge
top view

Because the details are so sparse, I’m going to share everything Samsung supplied us with you:

  • Odyssey Ark is a next-generation flexible monitor that is ideal for people who do everything at home, from editing to gaming. With a curved 55-inch display and 16:9 aspect ratio, the Ark is the next industry-leading gaming display.
  • The HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), pivot and tilt features, as well as excellent ergonomic design, provide the best possible gaming experience. This revolutionary vertical cockpit-style rotating display offers a unique gaming experience and can be set up in portrait or landscape mode for multitasking and multi-window settings.
  • Users may set Odyssey Ark precisely how they want it with a completely flexible screen size to fit the game or programme without sacrificing its 4K display or brilliant, colourful visuals thanks to multiview features. A wireless dial controller is included with the display to control the lighting and the interface

Even though the curvature seems similar from here, it wouldn’t be nearly the same with a 16:9 aspect ratio as those older super-ultrawide 32:9 panels. (Does this imply that it’s merely a curved TV? Not quite, although these days, TVs and monitors are getting a lot closer.) The standard aspect ratio could assist with the stretching effect I noticed in games, as well as reduce the amount of empty area surrounding movies and shows.

Samsung ARK Combines The Best of TVs and Gaming Monitors | Digital Trends

I first struggled to think of a reason why I’d want to turn one of these incredibly curved monitors vertically after reviewing a pair of them. However, watching it in action, as captured by Tim Schofield, reveals much more of the Odyssey Ark’s multitasking potential.

Ulka is a tech enthusiast and business politics, columnist at TheDigitalhacker. She writer about Geo Politics, Business Politics and Country Economics in general.
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