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LG continues providing OLED monitor options; lists 27-incher for $1,000.

LG is still committed to offering a variety of OLED monitor alternatives. And that’s especially intriguing for those looking for smaller sizes and cheaper costs. For example, a 26.5-inch OLED display that gives more speed than most people want but adds variation to the currently limited choices of desktop-size OLED monitors was recently advertised by the business for $1,000.

The panel, which has a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 240-hertz refresh rate, places more emphasis on pushing frames than pixel count. The LG gaming monitor also has AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync Compatibility for preventing screen tearing and an aggressively quick 0.03 ms gray-to-gray response time.

The DCI-P3 coverage is said to be 98.5 percent, yet the brightness is mysteriously listed as “TBD.” Although OLED monitors often have lower maximum brightness than LCD choices with matching price tags. For instance, LG’s more expensive UltraFine 27EQ850-B 4K OLED display ($2,000 MSRP) boasts 200 nits.

According to the partial spec sheet on the product website, LG’s UltraGear 27GR95QE-B also has two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 downstream ports, one USB 3.0 upstream port, a 3.5 mm socket, a S/PDIF port.

With all those features taken into account, many users, including designers, programmers, office professionals, and anyone who prefers a pixel density higher than 110.8, will have no interest in this monitor.

It’s the lowest MSRP for a desktop-size OLED display we’ve yet seen, even if we have no interest in an OLED panel with this speed and resolution. Other OLED monitors don’t target the same use case as this one does.

Consider the aforementioned UltraFine 27EQ850-B 26.9-inch OLED monitor, which LG unveiled earlier this month and sold for $2,000. With VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and 4K resolution at 60 Hz, it is intended for a different audience than the QHD 27GR95QE-B.

And diversity is precisely what OLED monitor selection needs—it’s the flavor of life. The smallest OLED desktop monitors on the market are in the 27-inch range. The 26.5-inch LG UltraFine 27EP950 and the 31.5-inch LG UltraFine 32EP950-B are also available ($4,000 MSRP and $3,000 MSRP, respectively). In a market dominated by options with screens larger than 48 inches and portable monitors, LG’s more recent options offer cheaper pricing and a more comprehensive range of specs and features.

The 20-inch OLED screens are reportedly being developed by LG Display, which produces display technology for various businesses and may be used for monitors and TVs.


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