Mini LED backlights were once a premium reserved for professional monitors. With LEDs that are half the size of those of standard LED monitors, a Mini LED backlight can offer a greater number of dimming zones, offering greater contrast that’s just a step below OLED but without the risk of burn-in. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is one of the first gaming monitors to offer the pricey technology, and by far the biggest and widest. 

With the exception of a 4K resolution, the Odyssey Neo G9 has pretty much every feature you could want from the best gaming monitor. It’s an ultrawide with a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 5120 x 1440 resolution. For gaming, it boasts a high, 240 Hz refresh rate, along with a 1ms response time, plus Nvidia G-Sync Compatibility and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.