We’ve been looking forward to this: after teasing us at the beginning of 2022, Samsung is now ready to ship its brilliant and bonkers Odyssey Ark display. If you have the cash, the space and a suitably beefy gaming rig this could be the best gaming monitor money can buy.

The Ark isn’t like other monitors. For starters, it’s really curved – 1,000R, the same as a circle with a 1m radius. It’s a 55-inch, 4K mini-LED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 1,000,000:1 contrast and a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. There’s a 165Hz refresh rate with FreeSync Premium Pro support, and there’s built-in upscaling of non-4K games. There’s also a punchy sound system with six speakers and you can connect four different HDMI sources simultaneously for a multi-screen setup.

But the most interesting thing about it is a hinge.

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