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New Gigabyte Aorus 4K Monitors, inc. OLED!

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

  1. EsaT

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    And those are stuck at ancient 60Hz, unlike that far cheaper 120Hz 48" OLED TV...
     
  2. Cooper

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    File Monitor release dates under 'Great Works of Fiction'.
     
  3. Nitefly

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    It is frustrating that the tech isn’t there for monitor sized display, but it doesn’t really make an OLED TV the optimum choice for a desktop monitor. 48” at 16:9 on a desk is not practical for most people, from a desk size perspective and even an office application perspective.
     
  4. Greebo

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    It is disappointing. I have never know why you cant cut a 48" 4k panel down and make a 35"-38" UW (if my maths is correct) 2k oled panel. They would sell like hotcakes.
     
  5. Nitefly

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    I actually think another major problem for me would be the reflectiveness of the screen, unless they specifically went for a non-glossy finish.

    I put my Samsung TV up on my desk to weigh up whether I could get away with an OLED, being that close to the glossy screen was absolutely ****ing horrid from a reflection perspective... and the OLED would be even worse.

    OK for games and Tv maybe but forseeably headache inducing for reading, drafting, excel etc.

    Perhaps not a problem for those that like working with the curtains closed...
     
  6. BigBANGtheory

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    yeah I agree with you 100% my point was rather more directed to price and the inevitable attempts to 'test the market'

    where I have some sympathy is the 32" panel sizes and not being able to order in large quantities due to being a new process etc... I guess because its taken so long to get here my consumer tolerance is wearing thin and I still see us having to wait for overpriced v1.0 products to trickle out and swallowed before we get to the real solutions. I hope that isn't the case but you just know its coming
     
  7. Random Guy Esq.

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    Linus takes a sponsored look at the 48" OLED. I don't see any reason to choose this over the LG TV, especially as it costs "a lot more".

     
  8. Grim5

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    No it doesn't. I just checked and it's the same price as the 48 inch C1
     
  9. Random Guy Esq.

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    Checked where? Anyway, I was quoting Linus.
     
  10. Greebo

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    Seen it listed for £1600 (in HK so might be cheaper here????_so almost double what you can get a LG oled tv for atm. Not worth the extra sadly.

    Its £1600 in Hong Kong. Where have you seen it for the £900 you can buy the LG (albeit cx) for please?
     
  11. Azrael1

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    Checked where ? In USA the Aorus 48 monitor is around $1500 so that due to british high costs would be like £1400. One company is £1460ish to ship to uk. in the UK the LG C1 is £1000 on offer with 5 years warranty.

    for most of us that is a fair chunk of cash to save.
     
  12. Grim5

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  13. Azrael1

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  14. Greebo

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    Thats mental. You either get the Auros incredible cheap over there or you massively overpay for the LG.

    Seems like its a bit of both. The Auros is £200 cheaper than everywhere else in the world and the LG TV is £200 more.

    Makes it an easy choice for you, buy the Auros :)

    For the UK when you can get the LG CX fro under £900 in many places and the C1 for a £1000, the £1500 to £1600 price of the Auros looks a but unpalatable.

    Now if the Auros had come out in the UK at £900.........................
     
  15. SPBonzo

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    After returning a FV43U a few weeks back I wouldn't touch a Gigabyte monitor with a barge pole.

    A potentially great monitor ruined by appalling software, unreliable connectivity and features that may have worked if only I could have updated the BIOS.
     
  16. Azrael1

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    i have been reading various Reddit threads about the issues people have been having with them.