I can't get over the fact this Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 4K offer isn't a Black Friday deal

Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 with purple backdrop and 'Black Friday Deals' badge on left
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I already have a 4K 144Hz gaming monitor, but I'm low key itching to click buy on this Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 deal. It almost feels like Best Buy has hit the big Black Friday discount button a tad early, as the 43-inch quantum mini LED panel is currently half price. Normally, I'd only recommend this monitor to players with a premium PC, but I reckon anyone looking for something half decent should just get stuck in.

Before I hammer that buy button, here's a breakdown of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 deal. Best Buy has slashed $500 off the price of the premium panel, bringing it down from $999 to just $499. For context, the cheapest price previous recorded was over at Amazon for $549, and the screen is now out of stock over at the rival retailer. That's normally a sign that a a product is coming under clearance fire, meaning it might not be in stock by the time Black Friday gaming monitor deals kick in this November. 

Out of all the early Black Friday gaming deals we've spotted so far, this is one of the most impressive yet. Don't get me wrong, I've love it if this screen stuck around to be slashed even lower, but it's hard to imagine such a discount existing among other offers. We're talking about a 4K 144Hz screen that'll both help the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 strut its stuff and unlock your new gen console's full potential. The fact its a mini LED panel also helps this display deliver superior contrast and brightness compared to traditional setups, adding even more value to this deal.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 43-inch | $999$499 at Best BuySave $500 -

Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 43-inch | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6559079&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fsamsung-odyssey-neo-g7-43-mini-4k-uhd-1ms-amd-freesync-premium-pro-smart-gaming-monitor-with-hdr600-black%2F6559079.p%3FskuId%3D6559079&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank">$999 $499 at Best Buy
Save $500 - A phenomenal half price deal on a premium PC panel. The 43-inch version of the Neo G7 isn't available at a lot of other retailers, meaning this could a stealth clearance discount. If that's the case, stock likely won't stick around to celebrate Black Friday with us.

Buy it if: 

 You want cutting edge specs
You play FPS games at 4K

Don't buy it if:

❌ You're eager to try ultrawide instead
❌ You've got a low-spec GPU

Price check: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8426&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSAMSUNG-43-Inch-Technology-FreeSync-LS43CG702NNXZA%2Fdp%2FB0CD2SSJ8N%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank">Amazon (out of stock) | <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.samsung.com%2Fus%2Fcomputing%2Fmonitors%2Fgaming%2F43-odyssey-neo-g7-4k-uhd-144hz-1ms-vesa-display-hdr600-smart-gaming-monitor-ls43cg702nnxza%2F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="samsung.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank">Samsung $799

Should you wait for Black Friday?

This Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 feels like exactly the sort of offer I'd come across during Black Friday, and the fact it's out of stock at various other retailers suggests it's a one off deal. 4K 144Hz screens are getting cheaper, but I'd expect to pay $499 for something with less oomph. 

Put it this way - the 32-inch version of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 is still going for $899.99 at Amazon. Admittedly, that version has a 165Hz refresh rate, but it should still be much cheaper considering the size difference. 

Looking for specific offers? Check out Black Friday curved monitor deals and Black Friday 4K monitor deals to find the perfect panel for your needs.

Phil Hayton
Hardware Editor

I’ve been messing around with PCs, video game consoles, and tech since before I could speak. Don’t get me wrong, I kickstarted my relationship with technology by jamming a Hot Wheels double-decker bus into my parent’s VCR, but we all have to start somewhere. I even somehow managed to become a walking, talking buyer’s guide at my teenage supermarket job, which helped me accept my career fate. So, rather than try to realise my musician dreams, or see out my University degree, I started running my own retro pop culture site and writing about video games and tech for the likes of TechRadar, The Daily Star, and the BBC before eventually ending up with a job covering graphics card shenanigans at PCGamesN. Now, I’m your friendly neighbourhood Hardware Editor at GamesRadar, and it’s my job to make sure you can kick butt in all your favourite games using the best gaming hardware, whether you’re a sucker for handhelds like the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch or a hardcore gaming PC enthusiast.