LG has just launched two new monitors aimed at gamers, one of them being the first gaming monitor with a panel from the South Korean company.
OLED is considered the quality standard in the audiovisual sector, in fact, televisions that mount this type of panel have a much higher price than other options with IPS, VA or LED panels. Until now, this technology had focused on offering visual quality for living rooms..
The situation has changed today and, is that, LG has just launched its first gaming monitor with an OLED panel. This new monitor arrives to delight the most enthusiastic users in terms of gaming since, we anticipate, that it is not economical to bet on this new monitor.
Despite the fact that it is his first gaming monitor with an OLED panel, the truth is that LG has been using this panel technology for several years for televisions that are then used in conjunction with the latest generation consoles. such as the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X, allowing an accurate response in the shortest possible time.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900, the new OLED monitor for gamers
So where is the difference? The key to the new release is that this monitor is part of LG’s UltraGear family. The name with which it has reached the market is LG UltraGear 48GQ900 and this is already an indication of its specifications. We are facing a 48.2-inch panel. Yes, it has a diagonal of a TV intended for a small living room.
The resolution is 4K UHD which translates to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.In terms of color reproduction, we are facing a panel that has a color accuracy of 98.5% in the DCI-P3 color space. Of course, the most appropriate and most striking feature in this equipment is its refresh rate.
The new LG UltraGear 48GQ900 has a refresh rate of 120 Hz that is complemented by a response time of 0.1 milliseconds. In addition, it is compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium to maintain a stable frame rate at all times during games.
At the connection level, what is found on the back are 3 HDMI 2.1 to make the most of 120 Hz, a USB 3.0 port and 4 H/P ports compatible with DTS HP: X. The sound system is provided by two 20 W speakers and the panel has support for content with HDR10 so you can not only play.
If this monitor seems interesting to you and, above all, if you are able to put it on your desk, the truth is that the price tag may put you off. Being OLED it was clear that its price was going to be high, but it is much more expensive than a TV with this technology. LG’s new OLED monitor has a tag of 1,499 euros.
LG UltraGear 32GQ850, 35 inches with 240 Hz refresh rate
The new LG monitor has not arrived alone and is accompanied by the UltraGear 32GQ850this monitor does not mount an OLED panel. The screen technology of this new monitor is Nano IPS so a step below the organic diodes of the OLED panels is expected, although nothing that makes the experience worse.
The screen diagonal of this new monitor is 31.5 inches and the resolution that LG has decided to bet on is QHD or what has been 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. They could have gone for 4K resolution as QHD may be a bit short considering it’s over 27 inches.
At the level of color accuracy, what LG has done is to ensure that the panel has 98% accuracy in the DCI-P3 color space. But The jewel in the crown of this monitor is its refresh rate, which is 240 Hz.being twice that of the OLED model and that can be overclocked to achieve 260 Hz.
It is a panel compatible with HDR content, although the certificate is VESA DisplayHDR 600. As for the response time, it is 1 millisecond from gray to gray. Logically, it has the main technologies developed for gaming, such as NVIDIA GSync, AMD FreeSync Premium and VESA Adaptive Sync..
The connections found on this device are as expected: two HDMI, one USB 3.0 port, one Upstream, two Downstream and 4 H/P ports with DTS HP:X. Of course, it does not have integrated speakers so it will be necessary to have headphones connected to the desktop computer or external speakers.
The price with which the new LG UltraGear 32GQ850 monitor will reach the market is 899 euros, being less than its older brother with OLED screen. The truth is that we are dealing with products for enthusiasts who are always looking for the best at all times and, therefore, the prices are in accordance with the type of product.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism