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GIGABYTE unveils full specs for its two new AORUS QD-OLED gaming monitors

Jak Connor | Feb 29, 2024 2:16 AM CST

CES 2024 was littered with announcements from various companies unveiling their upcoming QD-OLED gaming monitors, with GIGABYTE AORUS showcasing five individual displays at the show.

GIGABYTE unveils full specs for its two new AORUS QD-OLED gaming monitors

While the full specifications for the five monitors unveiled by AORUS aren't available yet, we do have two full specifications sheets to dig into, and they are arguably the most important monitors in the stack AORUS announced. The AORUS FO27Q3 and AORUS FO32U2 have had their full specifications sheets uploaded to the AORUS website, and if you don't know by now, typically, model names reveal the size of the display. In this case, the AORUS FO27Q3 is a 27-inch display, and the FO32U2 is a 32-inch display.

So, what has AORUS got in store for us with the FO32U2? This latest offering features a QD-OLED panel from Samsung Display that features Anti-Reflection technology, 99% DCI-P3 color coverage, a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (UHD), a typical brightness of 250 nits, a response time of 0.03ms (GTG), VES Display True Black 400, two 5W speakers, and various connectivity options. The spec sheet states the FO32U2 has 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x USB Type-C with power delivery up to 18W, 2x USB 3.0 downstream ports, 1x USB 3.0 upstream port, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, and 1x microphone jack.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE unveils full specs for its two new AORUS QD-OLED gaming monitors (full post)

LG unveils prices for latest 2024 OLED evo TVs and its flagship costs $25,000

Jak Connor | Feb 28, 2024 9:01 AM CST

CES 2024 featured an incredible unveiling of multiple new displays expected to hit the market this year, and LG Electronics was one of the leading companies in this regard with its showcase of its 2024 OLED evo TVs.

LG unveils prices for latest 2024 OLED evo TVs and its flagship costs $25,000

The offerings from LG were very impressive, and now we are beginning to hear about how each of these new products will be priced. According to reports, the lowest model from LG will start at $1,500, and its highest-end flagship model will be $25,000. If you saw any CES 2024 news, you likely understood that artificial intelligence-powered products were a central theme of the convention, and LG's TVs aren't an outlier in this regard.

The company has implemented its new Alpha 11 processor within its high-end G4 series TVs, and according to LG, it will boost graphics performance by 70%, improve brightness, and enable other AI features such as upscaling. LG's lower-end C4 models will get an updated Alpha 9 Gen 7 chip, and when both chips are present within a TV and paired with compatible LG soundbars, users will be able to transmit lossless Dolby Atmos audio. As for brightness levels, they are expected to hit 1,000 nits, with both the C4 and G4 line-up supporting refresh rates up to 144Hz.

Continue reading: LG unveils prices for latest 2024 OLED evo TVs and its flagship costs $25,000 (full post)

GIGABYTE details AORUS FO27Q3: 27-inch 1440p 360Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 27, 2024 11:34 PM CST

GIGABYTE teased an entire new fleet of gaming monitors back at CES 2024 earlier this year, and now the company has detailed its upcoming AORUS FO27Q3 gaming monitor.

GIGABYTE details AORUS FO27Q3: 27-inch 1440p 360Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor

The new AORUS FO27Q3 gaming monitor will feature a 27-inch 1440p (2560 x 1440) QD-OLED panel, with a blistering 360Hz refresh rate. Playing games at 1440p and 360FPS won't be easy, so you'll want to team the new AORUS FO27Q3 gaming monitor with a higher-end GPU like NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4080, RTX 4080 SUPER, or RTX 4090, and on the AMD side the Radeon RX 7900 XT or RX 7900 XTX graphics cards.

GIGABYTE's new AORUS FO27Q3 with its QD-OLED panel also features anti-reflective coating, with the 10-bit panel capable of pumping out 10.7 billion colors, and certified for DisplayHDR True Black 400, with a typical brightness of 250 cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 15,000,000:1.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE details AORUS FO27Q3: 27-inch 1440p 360Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor (full post)

No firmware updates for a $900 monitor? MSI confirms that's the case for some QD-OLED models

Darren Allan | Feb 23, 2024 11:15 AM CST

Here's a bit of an odd one - we've just got wind that MSI is only providing firmware updates for its pricier, highest-end QD-OLED monitors, namely MPG models, whereas the MAG monitors won't get new firmware (with one sole exception - we'll come back to that).

No firmware updates for a $900 monitor? MSI confirms that's the case for some QD-OLED models

This situation was revealed by an MSI rep on a Reddit post, when they were questioned about one particular model, and replied to confirm:

"You are correct. The MAG 321UPX QD-OLED will NOT support software updates."

Others in that Reddit thread followed up asking whether this meant software updates via a USB stick might not be supported, but that new firmware could be installed using another method, perhaps?

Continue reading: No firmware updates for a $900 monitor? MSI confirms that's the case for some QD-OLED models (full post)

MSI MPG 321URX QD-OLED gaming monitor: 32-inch 4K 240Hz launches with reduced $949 pricing

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 19, 2024 8:01 PM CST

MSI's upcoming MPG 321URX QD-OLED gaming monitor will launch later this month, with a retail price of just $949... down from its initial announcement and pricing of $1199.

MSI MPG 321URX QD-OLED gaming monitor: 32-inch 4K 240Hz launches with reduced $949 pricing

The company was planning a limited-time introductory price of $949 for its 32-inch 4K 240Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor, with its MSRP of $1199, but now it'll be dropping for $949... for everyone. MSI and ASUS both have 32-inch 4K 240Hz QD-OLED gaming monitors on the cusp of release, but MSI is going to win big with its $949 pricing.

The news is coming from Monitors Unboxed, who said: "I've gotten a second update from MSI regarding the MSRP of their QD-OLEDs. They have decided to change their mind and offer the previously lowered pricing permanently, instead of just as an introductory price".

Continue reading: MSI MPG 321URX QD-OLED gaming monitor: 32-inch 4K 240Hz launches with reduced $949 pricing (full post)

You can now buy ASUS's new 32-inch 4K 240Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor for $1299

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 18, 2024 7:02 PM CST

ASUS originally announced the ROG Swift PG32UCDM back in August 2023 with a second-gen Samsung QD-OLED panel, but has updated it with a third-gen QD-OLED panel and now it's available for $1299. Check it out:

You can now buy ASUS's new 32-inch 4K 240Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor for $1299

The new ASUS ROG Swift PG32UCDM gaming monitor features a 32-inch QD-OLED panel, offering its beautiful blacks and insane-fast response time of 0.03ms (GTG). The 32-inch QD-OLED panel features a native 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with a blistering-fast 240Hz refresh rate. It oozes class, style, and performance and needs to be matched with a high-end GPU to feed 4K at 240FPS.

ASUS has designed its new gaming monitor for blur-free action, even during the most intense gaming sessions -- 240FPS is glorious, as too is 4K, and on a QD-OLED panel -- it's the trifecta of awesome sauce -- with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility thrown into the mix.

Continue reading: You can now buy ASUS's new 32-inch 4K 240Hz QD-OLED gaming monitor for $1299 (full post)

Samsung gearing up its own OLED production line, won't be exclusive to Apple's new MacBook Pro

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 14, 2024 9:00 PM CST

Samsung is reportedly gearing up to open up production lines for its 8th-generation OLED panels, with the South Korean electronics giant acquiring the required equipment to get the lineup and operational.

Samsung gearing up its own OLED production line, won't be exclusive to Apple's new MacBook Pro

A new report suggests that Samsung isn't making the new OLED panels exclusively for Apple and its next-gen MacBook Pro laptops, but rather, it is trying to get contracts with other laptop makers, including Dell and HP. Samsung will accept delivery of new evaporator equipment from Canon Toki in Japan next month, with the new OLED production facility expected to be operational in the second half of 2025.

Samsung could provide its new OLED panels to new customers like Dell and HP, and not Apple, for its new MacBook Pro laptops, which will provide Dell and HP with high-quality OLED panels that you'd expect on an expensive new MacBook Pro from Apple. Apple isn't expected to change over to OLED panels for its next-gen MacBook Pro laptops for at least the next few years, so Samsung needs customers for its new OLED panels in 2025.

Continue reading: Samsung gearing up its own OLED production line, won't be exclusive to Apple's new MacBook Pro (full post)

Xiaomi shows off Redmi G Pro Mini-LED gaming monitor: 27-inch 1440p 180Hz with DisplayPort 2.1

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 8, 2024 4:50 PM CST

Xiaomi has just introduced its latest Redmi G Pro gaming monitor, with the latest member of its monitor family featuring a 27-inch Mini-LED panel, 1440p resolution, 180Hz refresh, and even the latest DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity.

Xiaomi shows off Redmi G Pro Mini-LED gaming monitor: 27-inch 1440p 180Hz with DisplayPort 2.1

The new Xiaomi Redmi G Pro gaming monitor features a 27-inch Mini-LED panel with a native 2560 x 1440 resolution, 1152 partitions, and 4608 lamp beats, which means you're going to get some beautiful image quality out of Xiaomi's latest monitor. You've got four different light control modes, allowing users to tweak panel settings without going through every single option in the UI.

Xiaomi promises up to 1000 nits of brightness with HDR1000 support; you've got some great IQ on the Redmi G Pro gaming monitor. Xiaomi's new Redmi G Pro gaming monitor also has 100% sRGB, 99% DCI-P3, and 97% Adobe RGB color gamut ratings, so the company is really pushing this new monitor for quality and not just gaming.

Continue reading: Xiaomi shows off Redmi G Pro Mini-LED gaming monitor: 27-inch 1440p 180Hz with DisplayPort 2.1 (full post)

After a few years of decline, the global display market is set to grow in 2024

Kosta Andreadis | Feb 7, 2024 12:06 AM CST

According to a new market analysis and report from TrendForce, the global monitor and display market is on track to recover in 2024, with shipments projected to increase by around 2%. That's not exactly a high number, but it's welcome news after the hardware boom of 2020 and 2021, which saw shipments for brands like Dell, HP, and Lenovo decrease by 20%.

After a few years of decline, the global display market is set to grow in 2024

Interestingly, even though global shipments were down, the gaming display sector has grown thanks to demand from China's gaming market. Companies like AOC and Philips recorded an increase in shipments in 2023. The report also notes that after Acer upgraded a number of its displays from 60 and 75 Hz to 100 Hz - the result was a 6.7% boost in shipments.

It seems that PC gaming monitors are in a great place, with companies like MSI and ASUS targeting ambitious growth of around 10% in 2024. That said, the report does indicate that Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and BenQ have more conservative shipping goals - instead focusing on profitability and high-end products.

Continue reading: After a few years of decline, the global display market is set to grow in 2024 (full post)

How much burn-in coverage is right for OLED? ASUS and MSI reveal policies for their PC monitors

Darren Allan | Feb 6, 2024 8:29 AM CST

Burn-in with OLED screens remains something of a controversial issue, especially with PC monitors, and we've just had some interesting news in terms of warranty coverage for this potential problem.

How much burn-in coverage is right for OLED? ASUS and MSI reveal policies for their PC monitors

Two monitor makers have revealed their extended warranty coverage for burn-in - a permanent blemish on the display, as opposed to temporary image retention, which happens all the time - and one firm has gone longer than the other.

As VideoCardz spotted, TFT Central flagged up on X (formerly Twitter) that ASUS has updated the warranty for its OLED monitors to include two years' worth of coverage for burn-in (in the product specs, though the main warranty page for ASUS hasn't yet been changed).

Continue reading: How much burn-in coverage is right for OLED? ASUS and MSI reveal policies for their PC monitors (full post)