Samsung G3 G5 G7 monitor contest at Best Buy

Samsung Odyssey series monitors deliver amazing gaming and productivity. We already gave away the largest G9 monitors in a contest earlier this year. Now you have a chance to win one three different sizes and styles of Odyssey monitors: the G3, G5, and the G7. These monitors offer superior performance. I’ll highlight some of the features that differentiate them. Then you’ll have a chance to weigh in on which features are most important to you to enter this contest.

Display size an obvious consideration for your new Samsung Monitor

I have to admit, I am not into the massive monitors like Samsung’s G9 with its 49″ screen. Firstly, I don’t have the room for one. Secondly, and most importantly, I am an infrequent gamer, so I would not get the benefit of total immersion that a gamer embraces with one or more large monitors. Of the three monitors that we are giving away in this contest, the G3 would be perfect for me with its 24″ screen, a huge improvement over the 21 inch screen I currently use. The G5’s 27″ and the G7’s 28″ wouldn’t be a problem for my space, and I might be in heaven with the extra space (I’d have to try it and see).

Here is a table of some of the other key features found in these three monitors (thanks to Marcus Wong who created this table for his detailed review of these three monitors).

As you can see, there are some clear differences in addition to screen size.

Which feature is the most important when choosing a gaming monitor

Monitors are tricky things to buy. You try to compare models but there are so many features and some of these will not likely weigh on your decision at all. For example, in the monitors Best Buy is giving away in this contest, few people would choose one over the other based on the difference in HDMI video input. HDMI 1.4 is perfectly fine for the G3 with its 1080p display, but the G7 with its 4K display requires the new HDMI 2.1 standard (it supports a 4K signal at 120Hz) or you wouldn’t get the benefit of the higher resolution screen. So, some people might choose the G7 based on its 4k resolution, rather than its HDMI support, and other people will be fine with the resolution of the G3, and spend less money for a monitor that perfectly suits their needs.

And that raises a good point about monitors: the more modern the features, the higher the price. Yes, this applies to technology in general and monitors are not exempt. So when selecting a new monitor many people focus on two or three features and also on the price. For example, my daughter recently bought a monitor and a main consideration was that it was white to match her apartment (and she found exactly what she wanted at Best Buy!).

Think about what you want in a monitor and then enter this contest for a chance to win one of these three monitors.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us about three features that you think are the most important when you are shopping for a monitor. For example, if you mention colour, what about colour: should it be dark like the monitors we are giving away or perhaps pink like the Samsung M8 monitor to match your decor?
  2. In a comment beneath the review article for these monitors on Best Buy’s blog, tell us which of the three monitors he discusses is your favourite and why.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select three (3) eligible entries to each win one of the three monitors that we sent out for review: a Samsung Odyssey G3, G5, or G7 gaming monitor.

This contest runs from May 19th to June 2nd.

Remember you can enter once in a comment below and once in a comment on the review article for these monitors. However, you can boost your chances of getting to see and try these monitors by telling your friends and family to enter too!

Win the Samsung Odyssey Gaming Monitors Rules and Regulations

Good luck.


  1. I want a monitor that is not too big, has technology to protect the eyes, and is physically adjustable.

  2. The 3 main features I look for in a monitor if it has G-Sync compatibility to go with my graphics card, Swivel, tilt, and height adjustment options for convenient cleaning and viewing of the monitor in a tight space, and a high response time for gaming.

  3. 3 features I think are important when shopping for a monitor are: resolution, it needs to have a nice quality picture. Refresh rate, for all of my gaming needs and colour or the monitor, something light to go with my decor

  4. Size resolution and response time. I prefer a monitor in pink if I could ever find one.

  5. The three features are high refresh rate (164 Hz), fast response time (1 ms or better) and native resolution (2560 x 1440 or even higher).

  6. 3 features I think are important when shopping for a monitor are: size (large is better), resolution, and refresh rate. Thanks for the contest!

  7. Refresh, resolution and response are the most important to me, I want the sharpest gaming experience possible!

  8. I love the colour blue, prefer a larger screen for easier viewing, and a refresh option is important for me

  9. resolution is quite important
    color accuracy – many monitors I see are a bit “off”
    I use my monitor for multiple sources, so I care how it handles switching those

  10. I love a monitor that has nice bright colours, so you can see the night time scenes on screen. I also would love one on the larger size and that doesn’t lag when connected to the internet. These monitors look awesome!

  11. I prefer a larger size monitor, the refresh rate, and the adjustability of the stand. Anything that would help me see the monitor more clearly.

  12. For us it would most definitel be: Size (We are seniors and would benefit from a large screen)), maximum resolution, and high contrast ratio.

  13. I look for the fastest refresh, resolution and response when upgrading monitors. Nothing worse than lag time.

  14. The three R’s no not reading, righting and rithmetic!! but Refresh, resolution and response!!

  15. The three features that are important to me are 1) Resolution because I need a sharp and high-quality picture for gaming and watching my shows, 2) Big screen size so that I can have a larger view when I am gaming and this will help me see the entire gaming field to give me an advantage and 3) and a blue colour monitor as this would match my room and make it stand out.

  16. Panel type, Flat because I require a flat screen to be seen visually-eye problem, high resolution like 3840 x 1260-again because of eye problem, HDR 400 peak brightness, color uniformity and black level. I like the G7 because what is offers for clear eye sight because of eye problems.

  17. For me it would be size (I like a large screen), maximum resolution, and high contrast ratio.

  18. Refresh, resolution and response would be the three most important features in a monitor in my opinion…

  19. The 3 R’s
    Response time, Resolution, and Refresh Rate.
    all add up to a great picture quality

  20. To nme the 3 most important are As for monitor size the bigger the better
    The refresh rate has to be fast so I don’t get bored
    to enjoy a sharper picture then the higher the resolution is needed


  21. 3 things that are important to me are:
    Price – can’t be too expensive
    Size – To fit my work area, can’t have it too small or too big
    resolution – all about image quality, I want to see things crystal clear

  22. I think input ports are the most important to me. HDMI 2.1 gives a monitor way more flexibility.

  23. Screen size is important so I can enjoy the experience.
    Design is important. I like sleek and modern design.
    Refresh rate is important for me to make the experience smooth and enjoyable.

  24. Size because bigger screen means more immersion.
    Resolution because more resolution means more detail
    And colour accuracy because no one wants a monitor that doesn’t show the true accurate colours.

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