LG Announces 27″ 1440p 240 hz OLED Monitor $999

Very interested to see how it reviews as it appears to be the perfect monitor for me with the exception of the matte coating. I'm using a 27" 144Hz Dell display right now and love the size/form factor, but gadamn the black levels are garbage compared to my OLEDs.

Thought about both the 42" TV and 34" ultrawide but the 42" is probably way too big for my seating distance and I don't love ultrawides because you end up fiddling with resolution so much on anything but the latest games.
 

hinch7

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With those specs, HDMI 2.1 and 1440P @240hz on a W-OLED. This would be a near perfect monitor for competitive gaming and some console use. Shame its not QD-OLED.. but yeah awaiting Samsung or another vendor to use that panel at this kind of spec.

Shame its coming so late to the party... at Q3 next year with a price of $1000. Would have been tempting if they knocked off another 200 dollars. Atm you can get a 42" C2 for £750 in the UK and the Alienware would probably be around the same price, if not cheaper by next holiday.
 
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JohnnyFootball

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I have to admit that this seems pretty awesome. OLED at 240 Hz. I bet that is so smooth/clean and crisp. I have my 48" C1 for PC gaming, so I'm good.
 

OmegaSupreme

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Nice to see some good monitors finally start to come out. I just got the qd oled ultrawide so I'm good, but this will be great.
 

Tarin02543

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With those specs, HDMI 2.1 and 1440P @240hz on a W-OLED. This would be a near perfect monitor for competitive gaming and some console use. Shame its not QD-OLED.. but yeah awaiting Samsung or another vendor to use that panel at this kind of spec.

Shame its coming so late to the party... at Q3 next year with a price of $1000. Would have been tempting if they knocked off another 200 dollars. Atm you can get a 42" C2 for £750 in the UK and the Alienware would probably be around the same price, if not cheaper by next holiday.

Is this confirmed to be WOLED?
 

HeisenbergFX4

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You say not everyone has 4090 and you want to get a monitor that costs 1000$, the logic is flawless.
At the time my Predator X35 was more than this thing and I didn't really have anything to drive it to its fullest, not sure I get your point

I have owned some pretty nice sports cars over the years and probably the fastest I ever drove one was around 100, still don't get your point
 

chixdiggit

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That monitor is cool and all, but I saw the Alienware aw3423dwf today, and holy shit
little britain GIF
Ahhh even has a Black Friday deal: for the Gsync version:

Any reason not to get this??
 

Reallink

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Its a hard sell with the new Alienware only being $100 more

Wannabe pro gamers don't buy 34", ultrawides, or 165hz monitors, so LG has a huge market as the only 27", 16:9, 240Hz. They know it and have priced in their monopoly. Hell, the 42/48 C2s will likely be $300+ cheaper than this by the time it releases.
 

HeisenbergFX4

Gold Member
crazy. but it's 1000$ and the 42" c2 can be had for as low as 800$....
and it has matte coating which I consider as a con....

But for competitive? sure.
Yeah its in a weird spot being 1440p but 240hz and not very bright at 150 nits in a 100% window

I hope we see better choices come CES as give me a 32" 4k 165hz+ and I am in

I just bought the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 with 1196 mini LED zones and so far in just a few days messing with it I am fairly impressed with it and I am one of the few who actually like a curved monitor for gaming
 

Polelock

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27" 240hz at 1440p for a grand?

yall just get a 42" C2 lol
Exactly. I'm rocking a 42" c2 and its amazing. I sit about 2 feet away from it. Have had it for around 45 days and I can not complain about it at all. I need to upgrade my gpu to something with hdmi 2.1 but my 2080ti is still doing fine. I'm using a displayport to hdmi 2.1 adapater, works fine just no Gsync or freesync
 

Heimdall_Xtreme

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LG have just released information on their official website for their new 27GR95QE-B monitor, a very exciting screen indeed, with a 27″ 1440p OLED technology panel and a whopping 240Hz refresh rate! This is the first time we’ve seen this combination of resolution and refresh rate in the OLED panel market, and the first time we’ve seen an OLED gaming screen of this size and aspect ratio released as well. It’s bound to be an attractive option to may people. Read on for loads more information on the screen, as well as some details on how fast and clear a 240Hz OLED panel really is!

LG 27GR95QE-B Specs​

The 27GR95QE-B is a 26.5″ sized screen (27″ class) with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. There’s a 0.03ms G2G response time spec listed, a 1.5 million:1 contrast ratio and 178/178 viewing angles. SDR and HDR brightness specs are not yet available and are marked as “TBC”. There’s a wide colour gamut as well with 98.5% DCI-P3 coverage quoted, along with a 1.07b colour depth.

The high 240Hz native refresh rate is supported by adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates from both AMD and NVIDIA systems. LG list NVIDIA ‘G-sync Compatible’ and AMD ‘FreeSync Premium’ certifications as well. A range of gaming extras are also offered including black stabilizer, crosshair, FPS counter and ‘dynamic action sync’. Some “Hexagon lighting” RGB is included on the back of the screen too.

HDR is of course supported via the HDR10 format, with the OLED panel technology being ideally suited for this use thanks to its pixel level dimming, basically infinite contrast ratio and true blacks. Peak brightness is still to be confirmed, along with any relevant HDR certification levels.

The stand includes tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments.


Connections and Hardware Calibration Support​

For connections there are 1x DisplayPort and 2x HDMI listed along with a combined headphone/mic connection, SPDIF output and 2 USB data ports. There’s no speakers on this model by the way. LG don’t state what version of the DP and HDMI connections are included but DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC will be needed to handle the 1440p at 240Hz 10-bit properly. HDMI could be v2.1 but we expect HDMI 2.0 is more likely to be honest, with enough bandwidth for 1440p @ 120Hz to support modern consoles sufficiently. We will update once we have confirmation on HDMI version here. A remote control is provided with the screen too apparently.

Not just for gaming, the 27GR95QE-B also includes hardware calibration support via LG’s True Color Pro feature. It also comes factory calibrated out of the box.

Just how fast and clear is 240Hz OLED?​

Most OLED panels available at the moment max out at around 120Hz, including popular crossover TV options like the 42″ LG 42C2 and 48″ LG 48C2 displays. Other competing 42″ OLED displays released over the last few months have pushed this native 120Hz refresh rate to 138Hz with a small overclock, including the Asus ROG Swift PG42UQ and KTC G42P5 for instance. These are all featuring OLED panels with a WRGB (White + RGB) sub-pixel structure from LG.Display, the same technology commonly used across the OLED TV market.

Earlier this year in late Q1 we saw Samsung release their competing QD-OLED (Quantum Dot OLED) panel technology in to the monitor market, and this appeared in the desktop monitor space in the excellent Dell Alienware AW3423DW, a 34″ ultrawide screen which boasted a 175Hz refresh rate. Competing models from Samsung, MSI and an alternative from Dell have all been announced as well, but this 175Hz refresh rate represents the maximum available at the moment in the OLED space.


In September we had chance to have some hands on time with a new 45″ ultrawide WRGB OLED panel from LG.Display which was being showcased in the new Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 bendable monitor that was in development, but not yet available to buy. This had a 240Hz native refresh rate, and shortly after this screen was announced, LG also announced their own equivalent screen with the same panel, minus the bendable feature. The Corsair screen gave us the first chance to see first hand how fast a 240Hz can be in real use and how good the motion clarity can be! You can check out our experience and impressions of the screen in the above linked video.

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You can see some pursuit camera photos above capturing real world perceived motion clarity of this 240Hz OLED panel compared with the 138Hz Asus PG42UQ, the 120Hz LG 42C2 and even the fastest refresh rate monitor we’ve had chance to test – the Asus ROG Swift PG259QN with a 360Hz refresh rate IPS panel.

The motion clarity of the 240Hz OLED panel easily surpasses the lower refresh rate OLED panels, unsurprisingly. And in practice it also looked better and clearer than the 360Hz IPS panel! Because of the super-fast near-instance response times of OLED technology, the motion clarity of an OLED is generally equivalent to an LCD with a 1.5 – 1.7x higher refresh rate. And that’s on the assumption that the LCD is a “good” one, with low overshoot and reliably fast response times that can keep up with the frame rate of the screen. So a 240Hz OLED should offer the same kind of motion clarity as a good 360Hz – 408Hz LCD screen. In the example above, the 360Hz IPS panel shows some overshoot errors and so doesn’t look as good as the 240Hz OLED.

This is based on the 45″ ultrawide OLED panel from LG.Display used in the Corsair Xeneon Flex monitor, but there’s no reason to think that the 27″ OLED panel being used in the new LG 27GR95QE-B is any different. So we would expect excellent motion clarity from this future screen for sure, on par or better than anything you can currently find in the LCD space which tops out at 360Hz at the moment. Hopefully that gives you an idea of what to expect.

Screen Coating​

You may spot that LG list the screen as having an anti-glare coating. This will no doubt trigger the usual “glossy vs matte” debates for OLED panels, but as we’ve said before on several occasions – for a desktop monitor, designed to be used in a wide range of lighting conditions, we think the majority of people will prefer the matte coating over glossy. If you want a lot more context and discussion about this debate then check out the discussion at the end of this section of our Asus PG42UQ review (and throughout) or also the time-stamped section in our 42″ OLED shoot-out video comparing the Asus PG42UQ and LG 42C2 embedded below:


Pricing and Availability​

The LG 27GR95QE-B is listed on their US website at a price of $999.99 which is of course expensive, but actually relative to many other high end flagship screens is not too bad. It could easily have been pushing $2000. Availability is not yet known, and pricing and launch in other regions like Europe and the UK is still to be confirmed. More info when we get it.

Source https://tftcentral.co.uk/news/lg-announce-27gr95qe-b-27-oled-monitor-with-240hz-refresh-rate

I got this baby no thank you LG



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rofif

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Size is perfect for most desks and even the price doesn't bother me for 240 hz OLED

The matte screen coating and Nits really kill it for me personally but I do love the trend of OLED coming to monitors
Nits are fine.
It can do 150 full screen white. You only need 100-120 for proper sdr viewing.
For hdr, it does 600 or something, so not as impacting as 800 nits oleds... but fine.
I wouldn't put that as a problem.

But yeah - matte screens suck ass.
And I don't like that monitors don't come with speakers. I was always opposed to speakers on tv/monitor but c1 sounds so good, I sold my speakers. And it helps with cable clutter
 

Sleepwalker

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Bet it will be a killer performance wise but its hard to beat their own lg c2 42 inch tv at 999 or less lol.

I guess if you absolutely need 240hz and dont care about the resolution drop
 

HeisenbergFX4

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A grand for that?

Cracking Up Lol GIF by HULU
For a 27" 240hz OLED you hoping for $400 or something?

Tack on early adopter fee as well and personally I don't see anything wrong with that price looking at other high end 27" monitors
Bet it will be a killer performance wise but its hard to beat their own lg c2 42 inch tv at 999 or less lol.

I guess if you absolutely need 240hz and dont care about the resolution drop
Plus don't have room for a 42" TV sitting on your desk

If someone has the space the C2 is by far the better buy but like myself I would much rather have dual 27" monitors
 

Sleepwalker

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For a 27" 240hz OLED you hoping for $400 or something?

Tack on early adopter fee as well and personally I don't see anything wrong with that price looking at other high end 27" monitors

Plus don't have room for a 42" TV sitting on your desk

If someone has the space the C2 is by far the better buy but like myself I would much rather have dual 27" monitors
I'm running 2 desks in L shape like a madman, one with a 48 inch oled aorus and one with dual 27"s so i know all about it haha. For producitvity the 27s cant be beat but for gaming I'm in love with the bigger size
 

Hugare

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4K for monitors is just overrated

I have a 1080p and I'm already pleased by the IQ.

Being able to downsample from higher resolutions is just * chef kis *

I play Cyberpunk at 1440p downsampled and it looks soo good. With a 4K monitor it wouldnt look as good.

I even have my PS5 connected to it instead of my TV. Much better than having 4K at 1,5m from me.
 
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HeisenbergFX4

Gold Member
4K for monitors are just overrated

I have a 1080p and I'm already pleased by the IQ.

Being able to downsample from higher resolutions is just * chef kis *

I play Cyberpunk at 1440p downsampled and it looks soo good. With a 4K monitor it wouldnt look as good.

I even have my PS5 connected to it instead of my TV. Much better than having 4K at 1,5m from me.
1440p is such a sweet spot especially at 27" and being able to get those frame rates of 240hz

I am for sure grabbing the 27" and replacing one of my edge lit 27" 4k 160hz panels
 
I don't get it... I'm pretty sure this is aimed at the Pc audience...

People parroting 42 inch 4k are really missing the point...

The resolution in this thing is obviously aimed at people that want to play games at a 240 fps...

How the fuck you fuckers are going to play games at 4k@240fps?
 
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4K for monitors is just overrated

I have a 1080p and I'm already pleased by the IQ.

Being able to downsample from higher resolutions is just * chef kis *

I play Cyberpunk at 1440p downsampled and it looks soo good. With a 4K monitor it wouldnt look as good.

I even have my PS5 connected to it instead of my TV. Much better than having 4K at 1,5m from me.

Lol I have a 1080p and 1440p next to each other. 1440p is an essential upgrade at 27". It looks so much better.

I confess this monitor looks amazing but I need my next monitor to be 4k. I think 32" would be sweet.
 

Ozriel

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My 27" supposed to arrive tomorrow and will put it through its paces.

Have 2 monitors will be tested it against on my main desk the 32" Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 4k 165hz curved mini led and the LG 27GP950 4k 160hz edge lit IPS panel


Any professional reviews out yet ?
 
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