ASUS announced new models of gaming OLED monitors back in January, during the CES 2022 exhibition. The first of them, a 42-inch ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ, is now available for pre-order in the UK.
Game monitors with “television” diagonals are gradually being released by more and more manufacturers – yes, in May LG announced 48-inch LG UltraGear 48GQ900, in July Gigabyte presented the 55-inch Aorus S55U, and the “television” part of the Philips Momentum line has been around for more than a year. Now ASUS has joined the “club of super-large gaming monitors”.
ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ uses LG WOLED-panel with 41,5 inches, 4K resolution, honest 10 bits and a wide color gamut (98% DCI-P3, 133% sRGB). Typical brightness is 450 cd/m², there is HDR support (peak brightness can reach 900 cd/m²), and factory calibration (color accuracy △E< 2). Refresh rate is 120 Hz, and 138 in the overclocked state.
This monitor differs from ordinary OLED TVs by, among other things, an anti-glare screen coating and a radiator of its own design, which reduces the temperature of the panel by 8% and makes it more durable. As for the connectors, the monitor has two HDMI 2.1 inputs (plus two more — 2.0) and one DisplayPort 1.4.
Pre-orders for the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ have already started at Amazon UK for £1,399, but is currently suspended. In other countries, the monitor is expected later.