Curved monitors offer a more immersive experience while also presenting a bit more screen real estate than a traditional flat panel and Samsung’s newly announced Odyssey G7 curved gaming monitors aim to do that and more.
The new Odyssey G7 curved gaming monitors have a precise 1000R curvature and come in 27-inch and 32-inch sizes along with adjustable height and subtle blue lighting to lend it a touch of style.
Both sizes sport Samsung’s QLED panels that have WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) resolution, have a blazing fast 1ms(GTG) response time and a 240Hz refresh rate. To ensure colour accuracy, the displays have ability to serve up to 95% of the DCI-P3 colour space for accurate colour reproduction.
Samsung Odyssey G7 preorder specials
To kick things off, Samsung is holding a special preorder exercise for the 32-inch and 27-inch Odyssey G7 curved gaming monitors. The preorder programme will start on 29th June and end on 5th July 2020 or while stocks last.
If you buy the 32-inch Odyssey G7 monitor that’s priced at RM2,899, you get a free HW-T450 soundbar worth RM799. If you purchase the smaller 27-inch Odyssey G7 that’s priced at RM2,399, you’ll get a free HW-T420 soundbar worth RM649. To plunk down your preorder, check out the official Samsung online store at https://shop.samsung.com/my/preorder-odyssey/
If you’re a desk jockey like the rest of us, you’re likely staring for the better part of a working day at a laptop display which can get irksome if you have to do so for several hours which is where Acer’s new AOpen range of value oriented displays come into the picture as they offer big panels for surprisingly reasonable sums of dosh.
All of the AOpen range features Acer’s Bluelight Shield and Flicker-less tech for comfortable viewing. Out of the line-up the AOpen 22CV1Q has a 21.5-inch FHD VA panel with a 60Hz basic refresh rate and 5ms response time for RM289.
The slightly larger AOpen 24CL1Y has a 23.80-inch FHD IPS display for RM379. If you’re looking for something even bigger, the Acer AOpen 27HC5RP 27-inch curved monitor has a 144Hz refresh rate via HDMI and a 165Hz refresh rate via a display port, with both display at Full HD resolution, AMD FreeSync support and a loftier price tag of RM699.
The new range of Acer AOpen displays will be available in Malaysia from 5th June 2020 onwards and will come with free gifts when you purchase them from authorised retailers ranging from a wired mouse, vacuum flasks and more.
Acer will also be hosting a Shocking Sale on Shopee with the AOpen 22CV1Q monitor coming with an RM40 discount and the AOPen 24CL1Y at an RM50 discount for 9 hours with limited units on 7th June 2020 though you don’t get the aforementioned freebies when you participate in the Shocking Sale on Shopee. For more details swing by Acer’s official Shopee page at https://shopee.com.my/m/acer-official-shop
Dell and their gamer-centric Alienware brand have debuted not one but three monitors at the ongoing Gamescom trade show in the form of the 32-inch Dell 32 curved gaming monitor aka the S3220DGF and the Alienware 34 curved gaming monitor aka the AW3420DW as well as the the more conventional flat panel Alienware 27 gaming monitor.
Alienware 34 curved gaming monitor | AW3420DW
This 34-inch WQHD gaming monitor has a 1900R curvature that ensures exceptional immersion when gaming and has a 21:9 aspect ratio with a 120Hz refresh rate and IPS Nano Color tech that ensures 98% DCI-P3 colour coverage. Rounding things off for the Alienware 34 is NVIDIA G-SYNC support to minimise tearing as well as customisable lighting with four blinged up LED zones spread all around the monitor, because you can.
Alienware 27 gaming monitor | AW2720HF
This 27-inch Full HD IPS display looks ideal for fast-paced shooters as it has a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time in its Extreme mode along with AMD Radeon FreeSync support and 99% sRGB colour space coverage. Other mod-consinclude customisable AlienFX lighting and a rather sharp looking design with an adjustable stand.
Dell 32 curved gaming monitor | S3220DGF
The Dell 32 curved gaming monitor has QHD resolution, a gentle 1800R curvature and a fast 165Hz refresh rate. It also has AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR support and the ability to display 90% of the DCI-P3 colour space.
Prices for the Alienware 34, Alienware 27 and Dell 32
To date, there are no prices yet for all three monitors but Dell Malaysia has confirmed a staggered series of release dates for all three displays.
The Dell 32 is slated for arrival in Malaysia near the end of September 2019, the Alienware 34 near the end of October and the Alienware 27 near the end of November. Stay tuned to www.dell.com.my for more details and follow Hitech Century for the latest Dell news and reviews on their latest hardware.