There’s little doubt that 1440p is the current sweet spot for a gaming monitor. Most GPUs can handle the resolution while also providing a tangible upgrade over 1080p, but it’s also a tier where high refresh rates also make the most sense. And if you’re looking for one of the best combinations of the two, Samsung’s G7 Odyssey Curved Monitor is hard to beat. Especially when discounted to just $500 like it has been at Best Buy today only.
Best Buy has the G77 Odyssey on sale today, which is a slight variation of the traditional G7 Odyssey. It’s adorned with a color scheme paying tribute to renowned esports athlete T1 Faker, with the player’s logo present in the OSD as well as his signature on the side of the monitor are and on the front of the display. The traditional Samsung blue lighting on the back has also been replaced with a nice moody red, along with some details around the chassis. It might be an improvement to your eyes, especially considering that the underlying display is unchanged.
That means you get Samsung’s QLED-infused VA panel, which ensures eye-catching color reproduction and deep black with its high contrast level. The panel also supports an incredibly fast 240Hz refresh rate, which is more than enough if you’re taking your competitive games seriously. At 1440p, it’s also a refresh rate that can easily be reached in esports titles and more demanding games with the right hardware. HDR is also supported, with a VESA DisplayHDR600 rating ensuring that you’ll be a better-than-average image with some local dimming zones helping bring out HDR highlights where necessary. It also features a tight 1800R curved screen, which Samsung says helps keep your eyes focused on the game you’re playing.