What you need to know
- Samsung has taken the opportunity at CES 2022 to unveil a new kind of giant curved monitor.
- Not only is the company's new Odyssey Ark a gigantic 55-inch 16:9 screen, but it's also capable of being flipped vertically so it can tower over your head.
- Price, release date, and what consumer sector the monitor is primarily aimed at all have yet to be disclosed by Samsung.
Tell us if you've heard this one before: What's 55 inches, can be tilted vertically, and just got announced at CES 2022?
If you answered "some piece of tech I probably didn't know about until clicking on this article," you're correct! At this year's CES, Samsung unveiled its new Odyssey Ark monitor, a curved 55-inch display that utilizes a HAS (Height Adjustable Stand) so it can be a normal horizontal screen as well as a vertical one. That's right: You can spin this thing until it's towering over you like a narrow, 4K-resolution skyscraper.
However, beyond the fact that it's 55 inches, curved, 4K, and more tilty than the average monitor, not much is known about the eye-catching Odyssey Ark. Specifically, price and release date are total unknowns, as are the nitty-gritty tech specs typically used to clarify whether a screen is targeted at gamers, creatives, editors, or professionals.
Here is a first look at the INSANE Odyssey Ark from @Samsung! This is a curved 55" 4K Monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio... Can do some serious gaming/multitasking on this! #ces #samsung pic.twitter.com/Y82hbeY9ggHere is a first look at the INSANE Odyssey Ark from @Samsung! This is a curved 55" 4K Monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio... Can do some serious gaming/multitasking on this! #ces #samsung pic.twitter.com/Y82hbeY9gg— Tim Schofield (@qbking77) January 5, 2022January 5, 2022
Even without more details on the Odyssey Ark's specs, such as response time or refresh rate capabilities, the sheer size and flexibility of the thing should give you the idea that it'll be an interesting addition to a couple of setups, such as those of video editors in need of as much verticality as possible or gamers playing titles that benefit extensively from maximum horizontal and vertical real estate.
One thing's for certain: Samsung's monitor is an exciting addition to CES 2022. However, there have been no shortage of those.
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