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.

678 COMMENTS

  1. I’m looking for size. At least 27″ with a curve for better viewing. Less neck strain.
    Adjustability on my desk for the proper height. I don’t like having to use other mounts or props to lift the monitor. It needs to look clean.
    The colours need to be dark as my room is always dark.

  2. When shopping for a monitor, I would consider the following:
    1. The size of the monitor. The G7’s 28″ would be the perfect size and it will fit on my desk.
    2. Whether it’s adjustable or not. Height, tilt, swivel. I’m tall and my partner is short so we will need to adjust the monitor accordingly.
    3. Color. It will need to match my room. Since most of my furnitures are black, ideally the monitor should be black.

    So yeah, the G7’s 28″ would be the ideal gaming monitor.

  3. 1- a) The G7’s 28″ would be the perfect size for my old eyes.
    b) The height, tilt, swivel, portrait mode really interest me cause I’m very finicky as to the perfect adjustment for myself.
    c) The monitor’s colour should be dark like the rest of my equipment in my gaming room.

  4. I enjoy the HDR support so I can see the rich blacks and bright whites, the resolution so I can make out the smallest details, and the size so I don’t have to hunch close to the monitor!

  5. Size – the bigger the better especially since I have room for it
    G7 for the 4k resolution
    refresh rate is important for a smoother gameplay

  6. 1) The size is important as my monitor is somewhat built-in to my desk (with shelving on the sides and above).
    2) Resolution is important as I find that I enjoy gaming more with a higher resolution monitor.
    3) The refresh rate is important as games become more and more sophisticated, so the monitor can “keep up”.

  7. Adjustable orientation: really handy when you’re working with excel docs or editing portraits. Resolution: ideal for editing photos and getting the most our of video content. Refresh rate: new content is running at 60-120Hz, so it’s nice to have a monitor that’s current.

  8. -input and output ports, for use with multi devices
    – high response time for gaming.
    -size-when is it ever too big

  9. Resolution, refresh rate, and the diversity of ports is what I think is most important when considering a monitor.

  10. I want fast refresh rate so I don’t waste time. I want high resolution so my video content quality is maxed out. I want colours that are vibrant and true to life.

  11. For me, the three most important features are:
    Resolution: Sharper images
    Refresh Rate: For smooth games during gameplay
    Adjustability: For ergonomics

  12. Adjustable orientation: really handy when you’re working with excel docs or editing portraits. Resolution: ideal for editing photos and getting the most our of video content. Refresh rate: new content is running at 60-120Hz, so it’s nice to have a monitor that’s current.

  13. -input and output ports, for use with multi devices
    – high response time for gaming.
    -size-when is it ever too big

  14. -input and output ports, for use with multi devices
    – high response time for gaming.
    -size-when is it ever too big

  15. Three features that i think are the most important:
    Resolution.
    Refresh rate.
    HDR support.

  16. Adjustable orientation: really handy when you’re working with excel docs or editing portraits. Resolution: ideal for editing photos and getting the most our of video content. Refresh rate: new content is running at 60-120Hz, so it’s nice to have a monitor that’s current.

  17. Top three things
    – refresh rate, for smooth graphics
    – size, bigger is better
    – input and output ports, for use with multi devices

  18. 1. Adjustable orientation: really handy when you’re working with excel docs or editing portraits.
    2. Resolution: ideal for editing photos and getting the most our of video content.
    3. Refresh rate: new content is running at 60-120Hz, so it’s nice to have a monitor that’s current.

  19. Top three things
    – refresh rate, for smooth graphics
    – size, bigger is better
    – input and output ports, for use with multi devices

  20. My top 3 monitor feature are below:

    1. Adjustable orientation: really handy when you’re working with excel docs or editing portraits.
    2. Resolution: ideal for editing photos and getting the most our of video content.
    3. Refresh rate: new content is running at 60-120Hz, so it’s nice to have a monitor that’s current.

  21. I think my husband would love the largest size – he’s got the room for it for sure and he is a terrific gamer. The great refresh rate is important too – he plays lots of MORPGs so I think it matters there. I also think the flexibility in the monitors would be helpful – there’s almost a full foot difference in our heights!

  22. Top three things
    – refresh rate, for smooth graphics
    – size, bigger is better
    – input and output ports, for use with multi devices

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