It seemed like a forgotten idea, but it looks like large format gaming monitors are making a comeback. The launch has just been announced by Asus dual 42-inch and 48-inch gaming monitors. These two monitors are characterized by having OLED type panels and being designed for 4K resolution, yes, at a totally unattainable price.
Sometimes we see ads for devices that the average user really doesn’t care about. It is true that among video game fans there are users with purchasing power who want components to enhance them. Of course, these two gaming monitors are another example of useless hardware only worth showing off.
ASUS introduces monitors with OLED panels
If there is a manufacturer of hardware and peripherals of great prestige, it is ASUS. The Taiwanese manufacturer is widely recognized around the world for its high quality products and very attractive design. The brand Republic of Gamers (RoG)
The company presented the ASUS RoG Swift PG42UQ and PG48UQ monitors during CES 2022. Since then, nothing more was known about them. Both are based on large format OLED panels to deliver an unprecedented gaming experience, along with support for the HDR technology.
This large format RoG monitor is based on an OLED panel manufactured by LG Display. It is further stated that it offers r4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels) and an 120Hz refresh rate over HDMI and up to 138Hz over DisplayPort 1.4. Does this monitor include compatibility with HDR10has a peak brightness of 900 nits, a 0.1ms response time10-bit color and Delta E<2 calibration.
The first to go on sale is the ASUS RoG Swift PG42UQ, which is currently available for reservation. Above all, ASUS points out that they have designed these screens as gaming monitors for PCs, which aren’t OLED TVs turned into monitors like the 42-inch Sony A90K.
The company points out that an anti-glare coating has been included for these monitors. It is also stated that a custom heatsink has been developed which “guarantees 8% lower temperatures to increase the longevity of the OLED panel”.
Very good, but very expensive
This ASUS 42-inch monitor has two HDMI 2.1 ports, two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, USB hub and built-in speakers.
As noted by ASUS, it differs from triangular pixel QD-OLED monitors in that these monitors have classic RGB type pixels. What this gives us is that text and objects are better defined, without distracting color bands.
One of the problems with this monitor is that you have to be about a meter and a half away from it. We are talking about a large format with great luminosity, something that at a shorter distance can damage our sight.
This is not the only problem and it is that the The ASUS RoG Swift PG42UQ monitor can now be reserved for 1,399 pounds, or almost 1,700 dollars in exchange. Come on, with what this monitor is worth, you’re buying a brutal gaming PC.