Samsung announced that you can now reserve its massive 55-inch curved 4K gaming display, Odyssey Ark, for $3,499.99. For those who see the need for such a large and expensive screen, buying it before Monday September 12th may result in some relatively small but welcome savings. For example, if you pre-order, you’ll get a $200 Samsung gift card. Best Buy and Newegg are offering a similar promotion, giving away $200 in gift card value for those who pre-order to use on a separate purchase.
Samsung hasn’t officially shared a release date, though Newegg confirmed that shipments from its website will start shipping on Monday, September 12.
If you were someone who pre-ordered the Odyssey Ark at no cost last week when hands-on impressions first went live (you can read my thoughts here), Samsung is knocking $100 off the cost with an instant refund when you buy through the business. online showcase. For future reference, in case you missed out on this deal, Samsung generally offers extra savings on its high-end products to those who book a pre-order, and there’s no financial pressure to commit to the pre-order. Therefore, it is a win-win situation for some people.
As for whether the Odyssey Ark is worth its $3,500 price tag, I can’t say for sure. I had a fun but brief time reviewing it earlier this month, and it’s a sight to behold. It’s a TV-sized gaming monitor that has a minimalist stand, allowing it to rotate into what Samsung calls “cockpit mode” with relative ease. It may not be a good fit for everyone, but its $3,500 price tag makes it a no-brainer.