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New Gigabyte Aorus 4K Monitors, inc. OLED!

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Random Guy Esq., 12 Apr 2021.

  1. Random Guy Esq.

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    Three models were announced, but only the 48" is OLED (presumably using LG's panel). The other two are IPS. All three sport HDMI 2.1.

    Nice to see bigger 4K monitors arriving (27" is just too small imo), although I'm done with IPS personally. The pricing of the 48" will be interesting. Competition in that space would be good.

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  2. Captain_Bosh

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    Good to see more high refresh rate 4K screens on the market. I used to think 27" was a bit small for 4K too but after getting one and using it next to my old 32" 4K screen I can definitely notice the increased pixel density think I prefer it.
     
  3. Greebo

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    I really couldnt use windows without magnifying on a 27" 4k screen. I can use windows 100% on a 32" 4k screen which is why i think thats optimal
     
  4. ICDP

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    I will beleive it when I see it. I have a 4K 32" monitor and I find the size about perfect, 27" 4K is pointless IMHO. So a 32" - 36" (non curved and non ultrawide) with HDR and higher refresh would be perfect for me. The problem these have been announced going back a numbere of years yet never seem to materialise.
     
  5. xb8browney

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    When are these for sale?
     
  6. BigBANGtheory

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    OLED is probably coming from LG and the SS IPS panels from AU Optronics

    All this Asus ROG, Acer Predator and Gigabyte Aorus stuff is basically putting their own brand and sales tax/premium on the same major component used by all of them.

    Good to see we are getting closer to 4k 32" 144Hz but I think you need to brace yourself for the price, I think we are still a good 2yrs away from proper monitors as upgrades they are going to try and upsell the arse out of these things imho I hope I'm wrong but it has the hall marks are there unfortunately.
     
  7. KompuKare

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    I though LG Panels were the only ones making big OLED panels, and wasn't the recent rumour that Samsung TV was going to start buying some (but would have to handle it carefully as they've been spending big for OLED FUD for years).
     
  8. Warbie

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    32" 4k HDR OLED 120hz pls.
     
  9. xb8browney

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    Smallest oled is gonna be 48?
     
  10. Benni246

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    Still looks like it'll be a while before we start seeing any reasonable amount of 'normal' monitor sized oled's rather than just tv's
     
  11. andy_mk3

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    Probably shouldn't mention that my 13" laptop is 4k then :D

    27" 1440p is a definite sweet spot, but I would also be happy with 4k at 27-32".
     
  12. xb8browney

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    I asked about the 32" in the customer service section and they said 2-3 weeks
     
  13. Random Guy Esq.

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    So the first report I saw was wrong; the 43" model (FV43U) is actually a VA QLED. Gigabyte have a page up for it now.
     
  14. FoxEye

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    Just read that LG's 2021 OLED monitors will be $3000 - $4000.

    As for these ASUS, well, 48" isn't a monitor it's a TV :p
     
  15. Greebo

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    Samsung are making their own Quantum Dot OLED panels and in the next couple of years will be launching a full range to great fanfare and marketing explaining why OLED is so superior after trashing it for so many years! They are stopping making LCD panels soon and would have already if it hadnt been for covid.

    They have a few technical issues with their OLED panels so to fill the gap there is the rumour that they are close to buying 1m OLED panels from LG this year and 4m next year with the expectation their own panels come online in 2023.
     
  16. BigBANGtheory

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    LG OLED 48" TV hdmi 2.1 etc etc is what £1300 and subject to price variations that is the benchmark all these are up against once you strip away the marketing and branding
     
  17. xb8browney

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    The monitor might be cheaper though with no webos or smart apps (licensing fee)
     
  18. Greebo

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    And has now been on offer at £1000 so that will become the norm if people can wait.

    But as soon as you put PC Monitor into the mix I expect all these monitor makers will want £2k for their screens.
     
  19. Greebo

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    Absolutely. It should be. It wont be but it should be.
     
  20. ltron

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    Yes, I wish they'd do a cheaper 27" 1440P 120/144Hz OLED with great HDR. I consider my RTX 3080 to be a 1440P card for raytracing and potentially VRAM reasons and I don't see the benefit of 4K at 27" inches only the massive performance hit.