CES 2022 . Most computer monitors still use flat panels, but a few years ago curved panels were introduced and it is a great pleasure for those of us who use them, especially in large diagonals where you can see the greater immersion they offer since the field of view is wider and also require reducing distortion at the edges of the screen.
But, is there a market for a vertically positioned curved monitor? The Samsung Odyssey Ark is willing to find out. Although the South Korean firm has not provided all the details, we know that it is a model with a huge diagonal, 55 inches, with 4K native resolution . and aspect ratio 16: 9.
The degree of curvature is quite high as you can see in the images, minimum 1,000R , and the novelty is that the screen can be turned to one side and used in a vertical position. Samsung says this will all provide “ optimal comfort “, which should make it “ perfect for people who do everything from editing to playing games at home “.
A rare position to play, no matter how much “cockpit mode” it offers, and quite uncomfortable to handle with the user’s neck in mind. It is not the first that can be placed vertically, but is not something you would expect to find on such a curved monitor with such a beastly diagonal . And so yes, it is undeniable that it looks absolutely spectacular.
The Samsung Odyssey Ark can be adjusted for height, pivot and tilt and the company insists that the 16: 9 screen’s’ multi-view ‘uses a’ format to fit the game or program without compromising your 4K display and images bright and colorful pictures «. It also has a physical dial-type controller to manage lighting and interface.
No date of availability or price has been provided for this Samsung Odyssey Ark, although taking into account that the more standard Neo G9 costs 2,500 dollars you can imagine that it will not be economical . If you want something more ‘normal’, Samsung has also presented at CES the Odyssey Neo G8 , a large monitor with 32 inches, 4K resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate.