The massive Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 captured our imagination, but it’s too big and curvy to capture our desks. Thankfully, Samsung just announced a more modest version of this monitor—available this March, the Odyssey Neo G7 offers a Mini-LED gaming experience in a 43-inch package.
Update, 3/6/23: The Samsung odyssey Neo G7 is now available for $1,000.
While most people are salivating over OLED, we’re more interested in Mini-LED technology. It delivers deep contrast and excellent color without the threat of burn-in. It’s also a lot brighter than OLED, so it’s an excellent option for daytime computer users. (This particular monitor gets up to 400 nits.)
Spec-wise, we’re looking at a 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, HDR10+, and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro integration. There’s a single DisplayPort (1.4) input, a pair of HDMI (2.1) jacks, and two USB 3.0 ports. Additionally, the monitor has an Ethernet jack and supports both Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.
This wireless connectivity supports Samsung’s Gaming Hub and Media Hub technologies. Essentially, the Odyssey Neo G7 doubles as a smart TV. The Gaming Hub interface is notable, as it’s a one-stop-shop for all your cloud gaming needs. (You can connect controllers or other accessories to the monitor via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB cable.)
Samsung launched the Odyssey Neo G7 on March 6th of 2023. The monitor costs $1,000—more than your average monitor, but far cheaper than the $2,500 Odyssey Neo G9.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7
This gaming monitor has smart TV-like features, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and a large 43-inch screen.