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Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T Review

True Score

73
79
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Experts

88
4,192

Consumers

Expert Rankings

Analysts gave the Samsung C27RG5 mixed reviews, recommending it only for casual gaming and office use. It has an outstanding 240Hz response time, G-SYNC compatibility, and a very low input lag. However, it has a very slow response time and poor viewing angles. Browse our Pixio PX7 Prime review for an IPS-panel equipped screen with wider viewing angles.

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Overview

The Samsung C27RG5 is a budget monitor released in 2021, intending to provide visual immersion and responsive performance to gamers. With advanced features like a 240Hz refresh rate, it joins the list of the best computer monitors today. This device is G-SYNC compatible certified, providing tear-free visuals. It has a 27-inch Full HD curved screen that supports comfortable viewing. Featuring a decent peak brightness and excellent SDR color gamut, this unit provides versatility, supporting both office and gaming projects. Learn more details about the Samsung C27RG5 and explore how it compares with the world’s best gaming monitors in our detailed review below.

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our Verdict

Product testers had mixed feelings about the Samsung C27RG5, recommending it for casual gaming. Editors at Digital Trends praised its outstanding 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA compatibility. If you would rather have a device with FreeSync support and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, see the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T. Testing revealed that the C27RG5 has a very low 3.3 ms input lag. It has a good peak brightness of 302 nits, and experts recommended the monitor for typical office use. Analysts said the 27-inch display is ideal for most people. Enthusiasts seeking a larger ultrawide curved gaming model should check out the Nixeus EDG 34. They said that it has a wide color gamut, covering 76.4% of the Adobe RGB color space, and they were pleased by its 4K-ready HDMI 2.0 ports. Testers at Tom’s Hardware said that the Full HD screen is a bit low for some text and graphics applications. Users requiring a higher resolution VA screen should consider the 4K Samsung U32J590. The C27RG5 has a VA panel with an excellent 3,305:1 contrast ratio, which provided deep blacks during testing. However, testers couldn’t recommend it for professional gaming because of its slow 34.5 ms total response, which results in motion blur during gameplay. Explore the Samsung JG50 review for a device with a much shorter 17.1 ms total response time. Reviewers criticized the stand because of its small tilt range. Additionally, professional reviews were unimpressed by the narrow viewing angles of this VA monitor.

True Score

73

Reasons to Buy

  • Outstanding 240 Hz refresh rate
  • Very low input lag
  • Deep blacks and good black uniformity
  • G-SYNC compatibility
  • Good peak brightness

Reasons to Avoid

  • Poor viewing angles
  • So-so 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Very slow response time
  • Stand has minimal tilting ability

Specifications

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypeVA
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response Time1 ms
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The Samsung C27RG5 is a budget monitor released in 2021, intending to provide visual immersion and responsive performance to gamers. With advanced features like a…

The Samsung C27RG5 is a budget monitor released in 2021, intending to provide visual immersion and responsive performance to gamers. With advanced features like a 240Hz refresh rate, it joins the list of the best computer monitors today. This device is G-SYNC compatible certified, providing tear-free visuals. It has a 27-inch Full HD curved screen that supports comfortable viewing. Featuring a decent peak brightness and excellent SDR color gamut, this unit provides versatility, supporting both office and gaming projects. Learn more details about the Samsung C27RG5 and explore how it compares with the world’s best gaming monitors in our detailed review below.

The stand on the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is much more flexible than the one on the Samsung C27RG5. The G7 also has HDR tech,…

The stand on the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T is much more flexible than the one on the Samsung C27RG5. The G7 also has HDR tech, which is lacking on the C27RG5.

The Samsung C27RG5 monitor has a higher 2560 x 1440 resolution, which is better than the 1920 x 1080 resolution of the HP OMEN 27c….

The Samsung C27RG5 monitor has a higher 2560 x 1440 resolution, which is better than the 1920 x 1080 resolution of the HP OMEN 27c. The HP also has an HDR mode, which is lacking on the Samsung.

The Dell S2721DGF has a much shorter 6.3 ms total response time and smoother motion handling than the Samsung C27RG5, which has a 34.5 ms…

The Dell S2721DGF has a much shorter 6.3 ms total response time and smoother motion handling than the Samsung C27RG5, which has a 34.5 ms total response time. Additionally, the stand on the Dell S2721DGF is much more ergonomic and its 2560 x 1440 resolution is higher.

Display Type

VA

LED

VA

IPS

HDMI Inputs

1

2

1

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

1920 x 1080

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

VA

IPS

Refresh Rate

240 Hz

240 Hz

240 Hz

165 Hz

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Expert Score

79

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Customer Score

88

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True Score

73

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    Trust Score

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