This Preposterously Wide 49" Curved Monitor Terrifies Me, But It's Also $300 Off

A gaming monitor that practically wraps around your head for $1,300.

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Samsung Odyssey G9 49" Gaming Monitor | $1,300 | GameStop

Is there an official phobia that encapsulates the fear of screens that are too wide? Because I think I might have whatever that is. This Samsung Odyssey G9 is weirdly menacing and I don’t know how to process that at the moment. The 49" ultra-wide panel displays a 32:9 aspect ratio, which frankly sounds illegal. Samsung touts the curved monitor as its biggest 1000R gaming screen, and God, I hope that’s true. Ultimately, this may look like a Photoshop goof gone wrong, but the monitor is no joke. It sports a 240Hz refresh rate making it a top-of-the-line gaming experience. You can grab it for $200 off (nice) at GameStop right now, where it’s down to $1,300. If you’re the kind of person who’s completely unphased by this kaiju-like, electronic nightmare, then I’m guessing that price tag doesn’t bother you too much either. To each their own.

This story was originally published by Giovanni Colantonio on 11/24/2020 and updated by Joe Tilleli with new information on 04/27/2022.