But these panels don’t only have to be good for gaming — I could see them making a big difference to productivity, too. The problem is that the Odyssey models look like they were assembled with repurposed components from a starship hyperdrive.
Could you get away with this in your office?
That’s probably why Samsung is now expanding its 1000R range to include more austere designs. As
Unfortunately, that means that while these monitors might look good on your desk, they’re not going to offer anything near the resolution or real estate of the Odyssey models. Samsung says the 1000R curvature still helps reduce eye strain, which is obviously a consideration for office workers, but the difference isn’t going to be as dramatic on smaller 16:9 panels.
Still, this is a sign that Samsung is serious about this whole 1000R thing, and maybe we’ll see some more tasteful ultrawide models split the difference at some point soon. Pricing and availability for the T55 range hasn’t yet been announced.