Samsung announced before the 2022 International Consumer Electronics Show that it will bring curved displays into some super ergonomic areas in the form of Odyssey Ark. With active backlighting, compact 1000R curvature and plenty of adjustability, it looks like a highly versatile addition to the mess of gaming monitors. It also comes with some beautiful tricks.
At 55 inches, this is a huge “vertical cockpit-style rotating display” that should take full advantage of its 4K resolution. Interestingly, Samsung has added an option to adjust the screen size in the panel. Essentially, when you reduce the resolution or switch from the screen’s standard 16:9 ratio, you can choose to turn off unused pixels instead of zooming in to fit the entire screen.
This function works just like when you watch a movie in letterbox format, except that the spare pixels are not only black, but also inactive-I’m sure this is very helpful for energy saving. Odyssey Ark will even provide a “multi-view” option in this mode, similar to the window layout function of Windows 11, so you can determine exactly which pixels are needed and which can be cancelled.
The display is even equipped with a wireless dial to control the interface and lighting… Goodie, another neat little guy, can mess up my desk. Nonetheless, this means avoiding the embarrassing “Where is the button for this thing anyway” risk.
A few days ago, Samsung released the world’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor Odyssey Neo G8, which brought us an impact. Although there is no news about Odyssey Ark’s refresh rate or response time, if there is any progress in this trend, we expect something impressive.
Nevertheless, the main focus here is ergonomics. This gaming monitor has a height-adjustable stand and rotation and tilt functions, which can be easily integrated into highly specialized gaming settings without affecting your health. But when we master the review model, we will see this.