LG has finally revealed the price of its LG UltraGear 48GQ900 OLED gaming monitor and made it available for pre-order, three months after its initial announcement in March.
The monitor appears to be only available in the UK at the moment, where it will sell exclusively at Overclockers UK for 1,400 pounds ($1,724). The device is LG’s first OLED gaming monitor and is priced on par with the LG C2 Smart OLED TV in the UK. NotebookCheck underline.
Availability of the gaming monitor outside of the UK remains unknown.
By comparison, the LG C2 Smart OLED TV sells for $1,400 in its 42-inch option in the US, but it’s also available in 48-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch options, which quickly exceed that price. OLED panels are much more common in the TV market, and the LG C2 series uses advanced OLED evo panels, the post adds.
The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 has a 47.5-inch panel with 4K 3,840 x 2,160 resolution and a minimum refresh rate of 120Hz, which can be overclocked to 138Hz. It’s still unclear what kind of technology OLED is used on the monitor, which is still not too expensive considering its size.
Traditional OLED is known as an expensive technology, which is probably why its rollout to monitors has been so slow and many brands have moved to cheaper alternatives. The popular Alienware 34 monitor retails for just $1,300 and features a Samsung QD-OLED panel, for example.
Other monitor specs include a 10-bit panel, HDR support, anti-reflective coating, 1 millisecond gray-to-gray response time, DCI-P3 color gamut with 98.5% coverage, high built-in speakers and a purple design. in back. It also has two additional HDMI ports, a DisplayPort and a headphone jack, as well as AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility.
There’s no word on an exact release date for the LG UltraGear 48GQ900, however, Overclockers UK said it expects to receive stock within the August time frame.