Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

In 2021 LG added an OLED-based monitor for pros to its lineup, and now the company has unveiled its follow-up UltraFine OLED Pro monitors slated for 2022. While the first attempt was only available as a 3,999 31.5 -inch 4K monitor, next year’s release will include a 27-inch variant.

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Of course, the 32BP95E and 27BP95E still have the precise light control you would expect from an OLED panel; however, these screens are not intended for gaming or even watching TV and movies. The promise LG’s DisplayHDR 400 True Black technology ensures that when you edit photos or video, everything looks as it should. They also come with detachable self-calibration sensors and monitor hoods and use LG Calibration Studio software to adjust their settings to suit the environment. Other hardware specs, such as their port selections, seem similar to the 2021 edition.

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The monitors say they can accurately display colors covering 99 percent of the DCI-P3 and AdobeRGB color gamut, plus a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, so it will be difficult to get such an accurate reproduction on a consumer screen. find. LG hasn’t noticed a refresh rate in its press material, so we’d expect it to still be set to 60Hz. You could buy such an expensive screen and use it for gaming, but it’s not really intended for use in day-lit environments or fast-moving action.

It also won’t reach the peak brightness of LCD monitors like LG’s own UltraFine displays, or the $4,999 (plus $999 optional stand) Apple Pro Display XDR we reviewed in 2020, but even with local dimming those just can’t absolutely do the trick. display black like an OLED panel can. As Nilay said of Apple’s monitor, “While it can work with the very best full-array local dimming LCDs I’ve ever seen, it’s still a local dimming LCD: sometimes it blooms and sometimes all the dimming zones are lit, and blacks appear gray all over the screen.” We would expect it to be different with these screens.

There’s no word on pricing, but they should start shipping in “major markets” next month. Still, the smaller monitor will hopefully be a bit cheaper than last year’s, which finally shipped in the US in September – if you can’t wait for the updated versions, which are available from Amazon, LG or B&H.

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