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LG’s first OLED gaming monitor matches its smart TVs in price

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LG has finally revealed the price for 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 be sold exclusively at Overclockers UK for £1,400 ($1,724). The peripherals are LG’s first OLED gaming monitor and are priced similarly to the LG C2 Smart OLED TV in the UK Notebook Check pointed out.

The 48-inch UltraGear 48GQ900 is LG's first OLED gaming monitor
The 48-inch UltraGear 48GQ900 is LG’s first OLED gaming monitor.

The availability of the gaming monitor outside the UK is still unknown.

In comparison, the LG C2 Smart OLED TV retails for $1,400 in the 42-inch option in the US, but it also comes in 48-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch options, quickly exceeding that price. OLED panels are much more common in the TV market, and the LG C2 series uses advanced OLED evo panels, the publication said.

The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 has a 47.5-inch panel with a resolution of 4K 3840 x 2160 and a minimum refresh rate of 120 Hz, which can be overclocked to 138 Hz. There’s still no word on what kind of OLED technology is used on the monitor, which still isn’t overly expensive considering its size.

Traditional OLED is known as an expensive technology, which is probably why the rollout to monitors has been so slow and many brands have opted for cheaper alternatives. The popular Alienware 34 monitor retails for just $1,300 and features a Samsung QD-OLED panel, for example.

Other specs for the monitor include a 10-bit panel, HDR support, an anti-reflective coating, a gray-to-gray response time of 1 millisecond, a DCI-P3 color gamut with 98.5% coverage, built-in speakers, and a purple design in the back. It also features 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, but Overclockers UK said it expects to receive stock in the August time frame.

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