Now through October 1, you can get $500 in store credit when you pre-order Samsung’s 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 from Amazon (when you use the promo code 500NEOG9 at checkout), Best Buy, Samsung or Newegg for $2499.99. Unfortunately, you can’t use the credit to offset the cost of the monitor, but you can can use it for other products. You might want to mark your calendars if you choose to pre-order from Samsung, as that credit is only valid through November 30th.
As mentioned earlier, Samsung’s upcoming Odyssey Neo G9 features a 57-inch curved display with a higher 7680 x 2160 resolution than its predecessor. That translates into an exceptionally wide aspect ratio of 32:9. We have yet to test the monitor, but from our experience such an extra horizontal resolution is especially useful for multitasking. That said, it’s not particularly suitable for gaming, as 3D games can become distorted on monitors of this width.
Fortunately, the monitor offers other useful gaming specs that can compensate for this. Like the original Neo G9, the monitor offers a refresh rate of 240 Hz. There is support for AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro variable refresh rate technology. Other useful features include a host of multitasking tools, including picture-in-picture and frame-by-frame display modes, so you can display content from multiple inputs simultaneously. The monitor also comes with one DisplayPort 2.1, three HDMI 2.1 ports, and a USB hub.