Dell, Asus, and of course LG all appear to be opening the door to OLED screens with multiple models. Unfortunately, they’re all on the pricey side—LG, in particular, can get a lot cheaper than its price tag. even now probably not possible for most users. But the latest LG gaming monitor is a bit more affordable: the Ultragear 27GR95QE-B is only $999.99. We first saw this price drop 10 days ago, and LG is still offering discounts today. Unfortunately, the monitor is still on pre-order and it looks like no stock is ready to ship.
Of course, at $999.99, this model falls into the monitor category. But this 27-inch gaming monitor justifies the high price, especially with its 240Hz refresh rate, which is hard to find in other OLED displays at the moment. It also has a fast response time of 03 milliseconds and a resolution of 2560 × 1440, making it an ideal competitor for eSports players who demand the same amount of speed and frames. HDR10 support is a nice bonus.
Other hardware highlights include dual HDMI ports, a single DisplayPort input, G-Sync and FreeSync/ActiveSync support, dual USB-A 3.0 ports for peripherals, headphone/microphone ports, and RGB lighting. The display is compatible with a standard 100mm VESA mount, should you want to mount it on a handheld or use it in a multi-monitor setup.
While it’s nice to see OLED prices keep dropping, the 27GR95QE-B might not be the best choice for pure hardware. If I were going to buy a new monitor (and was willing to spend a month’s rent on one), I’d add a hundred bucks and get Dell’s Alienware AW3423DWF. For a little extra dough, you get a curved 34-inch ultrawide, and the only real downside is a slightly slower 165Hz panel.
The Ultragear 27GR95QE-B doesn’t seem to be available in any retail stores (it’s only available for pre-order). So, if you’re trying to make a very large, rectangular sock, I’m sorry.