- LG announced a new gaming OLED monitor with 1440p resolution and 480hz refresh rate, aiming to provide a competitive edge to PC gamers.
- The monitor features a response time of 0.03ms, claimed to be the fastest among panels on the market, and aims to minimize eye fatigue and flickering.
- LG plans to release the 27-inch monitor in the first half of 2024 and will showcase gaming OLED monitors in various sizes at CES.
With less than a week until the 2024 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Korean tech giant LG announced a new gaming OLED monitor capable of running at 1440p at a refresh rate of 480hz, its fastest to date. While no further details about the display were given at the time of writing, this new monitor from LG may be useful to PC gaming enthusiasts looking for a competitive edge.
Held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center and surrounding venues, CES is a tech trade show, with brands from around the globe such as LG, Samsung, Sony, and more showcasing different concepts and products to attendees and members of the press. Following delays and cancelations that occurred during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 edition of CES was held fully in person. Among the 2023 CES highlights, Sony showed off what would become the PlayStation Access controller, and companies such as Acer, Asus, and Lenovo revealed their updated gaming laptop suites. The 2024 edition of CES will run from Tuesday, January 9, through Friday, January 12, with media days on Sunday, January 7, and Monday, January 8.
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Hoping to continue the trend of showcasing game-changing hardware in 2024, LG pulled back the curtain on one such device. In a press release from LG, the Korean-based company went into some detail about its latest 27-inch 1440p monitor. With an OLED display capable of a 480hz refresh rate, the latest gaming monitor from LG also boasts a response time of 0.03ms, which LG claimed was the fastest among panels available on the market. LG stated that the OLED monitor will aim to emit the lowest level of blue light to prevent eye fatigue and minimize flickering as much as possible.
LG Gaming OLED Monitor Details
- 27-inch monitor with 1440p (2560 x 1440) screen resolution
- 480hz refresh rate, 0.03ms response time
- OLED display with “META Technology” and “Micro Lens Array” (MLA)
- First half of 2024 release window (tentative)
In addition to the 27-inch offering, LG said that gaming OLED monitors in sizes ranging from 31.5 to 45 inches will also be shown at CES. LG added that it hoped to have its new 27-inch display on the market within the first half of 2024, but no further details on prices and dates were offered. The high refresh rate on this high-end 1440p gaming monitor is marketed towards PC gamers who play competitive shooters such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Counter-Strike 2. Ergo, the high refresh rate allows for frame rates to reach as high as the monitor’s refresh rate.
It remains to be seen if LG’s upcoming gaming OLED display will be a hit with consumers. But, between LG’s latest offerings and potential new graphics cards from Nvidia, the 2024 edition of CES is one that PC gamers will not want to miss.
LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B
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The LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B is a 27-inch OLED gaming monitor with 2560×1440 resolution, 240 Hz refresh rate, and a claimed 0.03ms response time. It offers a smooth and responsive gaming experience that is supported by Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium, whichever the player chooses. The monitor offers 98% coverage of DCI-P3 color space, 100% sRGB, and 91% of Adobe RGB. The stand allows for height adjustment, swivel, tilt, and even pivot.