It looks like the Samsung Odyssey G9 already has some competition. A new curved gaming monitor from Acer has been listed at a Chinese retailer, and as per the product description, it will have specs to match Samsung’s improved Odyssey G9 display.
According to a Taobao listing (via TFT Central), the Acer EI491CRG9 is a 49-inch monitor with a 1000R curvature, 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms G2G response time, and 5120×1440 resolution. This 32:9 curved VA panel features a 4000:1 contrast ratio and 2000nits of peak brightness, allowing the monitor to cover 95% of the DCI-P3 spectrum. The panel is listed with 1.07b colours, which usually means it has a 10-bit colour depth, but the listing shows 12-bit. It is unclear if this is a typo or if there’s something going on in the LUT that we are unaware of.
Like the Samsung Odyssey G9, the Acer EI491CRG9 is Nvidia G-Sync Compatible and supports AMD FreeSync. It’s also certified by VESA as DisplayHDR 2000 capable and uses Mini LED technology, featuring 2048 local dimming zones.
The back of the monitor has 2x HDMI ports, 2x DisplayPorts, and a pair of 3W speakers. There’s also a 3.5mm jack to connect a headset and 2x USB-A 3.0 ports for devices. The ergonomic capabilities of the included stand seem to be limited to height adjustment, but there’s support for VESA 75x75mm monitor arms. The monitor is listed at ¥14,999 (£1662) with an expected release date in mid-June.
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KitGuru says: It looks like we’re going to see a small wave of DisplayHDR 2000 monitors in the coming months. Are any of you planning on upgrading your monitor soon? Will you be waiting for the Samsung Odyssey G9 or Acer’s equivalent before upgrading?