Samsung Odyssey G5 32-inch G55C Curved VA Monitor: 165Hz VA

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The Samsung Odyssey G5 G55C, also known regionally as S32CG55, is a 32-inch monitor utilizing a VA panel with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440. Designed to enhance user immersion, this monitor incorporates a pronounced 1000R curvature. The design features dark matte plastics, with a notable 'penguin-foot' stand and a chunky bottom bezel flanked by side cheek pieces, devoid of RGB LED lighting.

The monitor presents a dual-stage bezel design, combining a slim internal border with a thin hard plastic outer edge. User interaction with the On-Screen Display (OSD) is enabled through a joystick located under the center of the bottom bezel.

This model is outfitted with a VA panel, emphasizing a 2500:1 static contrast ratio and wide viewing angles of 178° vertically and horizontally. It supports 8-bit color and offers a high refresh rate of 165Hz, compatible with Adaptive-Sync. This feature is inclusive of Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technologies, such as Nvidia's 'G-SYNC Compatible' and AMD FreeSync, operating within a 48 – 165Hz VRR range and integrating Low Framerate Compensation (LFC). The monitor is equipped with a flicker-free WLED backlight capable of reaching a luminance of 300 cd/m², though it does not specify a particular color gamut coverage. For visual comfort, it includes Low Blue Light (LBL) settings.

In terms of HDR capabilities, the Odyssey G5 G55C supports HDR10, enabling it to process HDR content in 10-bit color. However, it lacks features such as high brightness levels, local dimming, and an extensive color gamut, which are characteristic of comprehensive HDR experiences. The monitor claims a 1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) when using its Motion Blur Reduction (MBR) strobe backlight feature, and it is advertised as having 'Low Input Lag', catering to the demands of gaming enthusiasts.For mounting flexibility, the monitor is compatible with 75 x 75mm VESA mounts, though the included stand provides only tilt adjustment. Connectivity options comprise a 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.4, and a DC power input, requiring an external power supply. The ports are oriented downwards to facilitate a streamlined design.

Further details are available on the manufacturer's website. Priced at around $240-250 USD.

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