LG’s OLED TVs (such as the C1 or CX) are often mentioned in gaming monitors discussions, especially large diagonals. The company seems to be aware of this, so it has finally announced a new gaming OLED monitor – a 48-inch LG UltraGear 48GQ900, which is more like a regular TV on the “monitor” stand.
It uses a 47.5” OLED panel with 4K resolution, a refresh rate of 120 Hz (can be overclocked to 138 Hz), supports AMD FreeSync Premium adaptive frequency technology and is compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync. Response time is amazing as for conventional LCD monitors – only 0.1 ms (GtG).
There is also support for HDR10, but VESA DisplayHDR certification is not available (unlike other monitors that have been announced so far) given the wide color gamut (98.5% DCI-P3), we can assume that the problem may be insufficient for certification peak brightness.
The speakers seem to have inherited the LG UltraGear 48GQ900 from the TV model. It is a 2×20 W stereo system (usually 5 watts can be seen in desktop monitors, a maximum of 10). Available video inputs – three HDMI 2.1 and one DisplayPort (it is possible to get video mode through the latter 4K@138 Hz video mode, while for HDMI the maximum will be 4K@120). For easier control, the manufacturer adds a remote control module to the monitor, which allows you to change the volume, switch game modes and more.
The price of the LG UltraGear 48GQ900 is not announced, although the monitor should go on sale this month. though only in Japan; it will get to the rest of the world “sometime later.”