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Samsung Launches Curved 55-Inch Odyssey Ark Gaming Monitor at $3,499

Samsung’s Odyssey Ark Gaming Monitor is out now with specs, pricing and pre-orders open. The gigantic 55-inch curved gaming monitor captured the imagination of many at CES 2022, so it’s good to finally see it slated for retail. Rightly described as a “personal game theater,” the monitor is available for pre-order for $3,499 and will ship in September. There are many things to digest when it comes to specs, so I’ve summarized the main points below.

Samsung Odyssey Arc

screen physics

55-inch diagonal, 3840 x 2160 pixels, matte display

curve

1000R curvature

screen tech

Quantum Matrix Mini LED with local dimming

HDR

HDR10+, Quantum HDR 2000

contrast ratio

1,000,000:1

refresh rate

Up to 165Hz with FreeSync Premium Pro

reaction time

1ms (GTG)

port

HDMI 2.1 (4EA), HDMI-CEC, RJ45 (1EA)

sound

60W array with 4 speakers and 2 woofers with Dolby Atmos

stand

Height adjustable stand (HAS) with tilt and pivot, 200×200, 300×300, 400×400 VESA mounting options

Headline specs are pretty impressive, but they’re conspicuously missing at least two metrics: maximum luminance and color gamut measurements.

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