Samsung has unveiled its largest curved monitor to date, the 55-inch Odyssey Ark, which shows its potential for both gaming and productivity. For players, it wraps around your field of vision so you can see in front of and next to you when playing Flight Simulator, for example. But it can also be rotated 90 degrees in portrait orientation for work, displaying the Zoom feed, tables and everything else you need to see.
The Odyssey Ark is a Quantum Dot Mini LED screen with a fairly sharp curvature and 16: 9 aspect ratio, as opposed to the much wider 32: 9 format of the 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9. It can be rotated and tilted over a height-adjustable stand (HAS), so you can place it at the optimal angle. This is pretty crucial, because it’s so big when tilted vertically that you have to pull your neck out to see the top of the screen.
It also offers multi-display options that “allow users to adjust the Odyssey Ark exactly the way they want with a fully customizable screen size to fit into a game or program without compromising its 4K screen and bright, colorful images. The monitor also has a wireless dial controller for lighting and interface management, “Samsung wrote in a press release. Other specifications such as refresh rate, color accuracy, latency and more have yet to be revealed, but with the Mini LED you can probably count on a fairly bright, fast and accurate monitor.
Samsung’s footage shows the Odyssey Ark only obliquely from the top and sides, but YouTuber Tim Schofield tweeted some images from the CES showroom. Suffice it to say that it is quite grandiose when in portrait mode, it essentially works as a triple screen with a tip that literally towers over the user. Samsung plans to introduce it in the US in the second half of 2022, but has not yet revealed the price.
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