The Samsung Odyssey Neo G8, which was first revealed at CES 2022, as well as the Odyssey Neo G7, are now available for purchase.
According to Samsung (opens in a new tab), the Neo G8 is "the world's first 4Hz 240K gaming monitor," as well as being one of the best gaming monitors on the market. The 32-inch display is a 4K 1000R curved VA panel with Quantum Matrix technology, with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. It uses Samsung's Quantum Mini-LED (QLED) technology and its Quantum HDR 2000 features a maximum brightness of 2000 nits and a static contrast ratio of one million to one. The matte screen uses anti-glare and anti-glare, so being in a bright environment shouldn't be a problem.
The Neo G7 is also a 4-inch 32K monitor with a 1000R curved VA panel, though it has a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Most of its other specs and tech are similar to the G8, including Quantum Mini LED and 2000 nits peak brightness with a million-to-one static contrast ratio.
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 is priced at €1499,99 (about $1200 / AU$2100), while the Odyssey Neo G7 is priced at €1299,99 (about $1050 / AU$1800).
Analysis: Is it worth the high price?
While not quite as decadent as Samsung's Odyssey Neo G9, an ultra-wide gaming monitor monster that measured 49 inches and had an HDR rating of 2000, the Neo G8 and G7 are still pretty powerful themselves and, as such, require a high standard. ask for a price.
However, the question remains: are these extremely expensive monitors worth it? The answer is surprisingly complicated.
The $1,499.99 and $1,299.99 price tags don't come cheap and many gamers would find it hard to justify this purchase, no matter how ornate the monitors, but for PC enthusiasts with that kind of money, either of these two could be. a wise investment.
For example, these types of high-end monitors would be a great investment for professional gamers whose sole livelihood is making sure their PC maintains the best possible performance. The 4K resolution and 240K resolution 165Hz refresh rate of the G4 and G8, coupled with the ultra-low 7ms response time, is an absolute dream.
And even for those who want them for more casual use, it might be worth buying such a boost for their overall gaming experience as they'll see a noticeable performance boost if they go from an old €ka screen. run. at 60Hz
All in all, regardless of the niche, there is definitely a market for this type of product. As long as Samsung keeps its promises, this market will most likely stay loyal.