ASUS will release its previously announced 42″ and 48″ OLED monitors in the Benelux starting next month. The PG42UQ with a screen diagonal of 42 “will cost 1599 euros and the larger PG48UQ of 48” will be 100 euros more expensive.
ASUS will showcase its previously announced PG42UQ and PG48UQ monitors at gamescom shown and they will be available shortly. Earlier there was no information about the release and the price level. The screens will be on the market in the Benelux sometime in September for the prices mentioned.
ASUS previously reported that the Rog Swift OLED monitors can display 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. Also, the color rendering from the factory would already be at a level where the deviations are not visible to the naked eye. Both displays have two HDMI 2.1 connections, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort connection and a USB hub. A 3.5mm headphone jack and an S/PDIF audio output are also available. The screens have an included remote control, with which you call up a menu that resembles that of a normal ASUS gaming monitor. There is no built-in smart environment.
The monitors have a 4k resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz, although an overclock to 138Hz is possible. The specified gray-to-gray response time is 0.1ms. To keep the heat in check and thus increase the lifespan, a heatsink is part of the design of the monitors. With this, ASUS does not seem to be referring to the heatsink that some manufacturers of OLED televisions apply directly to the OLED screen, but a system that can better spread the heat from the printed circuit board. In order to extend the lifespan, there are also various features against burn-in. Similar to LG’s OLED televisions, there is a pixel shift function, a pixel refresher, a screen saver and a function for automatically recognizing and dimming stationary elements such as logos.
Both monitors have a WBE wool panel from LG Display, also known by the marketing term ‘Evo’. These are a generation older than the latest ‘OLED EX’ panel, which can offer even higher brightness and is found in LG’s more expensive 2022 televisions, although a counterpart to the smaller PG42UQ, the LG 42C2, sometimes uses an even older WBC panel. panel. The pair of screens could achieve a maximum brightness of 450cd/m², not as much as that of an OLED television. ASUS says it is working on a firmware update that should allow the brightness to rise to 700cd/m² soon, although that value – as with all woled panels – will only be reached on a small white box.
A special feature of the panel used is the anti-reflection coating, which OLED televisions generally do not have. As a result, the screen surface in practice resembles that of a normal LCD monitor. ASUS is not the only party to come up with a matte OLED monitor. LG itself has the 48GQ900 in its range and BenQ will soon come with a matte OLED screen.
Update, 24/8 22:08 – Added more information and photos from the fair.