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The largest technology exhibition CES, as always, surprises with a variety of different gadgets, systems and devices. Companies try to surprise both ordinary users and potential business partners with their products. Today we will talk about monitors – as it turned out, different companies also have something to show here. The most interesting thing is under the executioner.
Foldable display from Asus
In the last few years, manufacturers of computer equipment and mobile devices have begun to develop a new direction, talking about complex displays. In the field of smartphones, this will not surprise anyone, but now the technology is gradually making its way into other areas, including the development of laptops and monitors. Yes, the ASUS company presented its (probably even the first on the market) complex OLED display. Its diagonal is 17.3 inches. It can be folded in half, fortunately, it is not only flexible, but also very thin and light. Its thickness when unfolded is only 1 cm. Since this is the first model, the product is artificial and therefore expensive. According to company representatives, the cost of the device is 2,000 USD. So not everyone will be able to purchase it, at least now. Over time, if the display gains its market share, ASUS will increase production and the model will become cheaper.
Since the monitor is only available at the show, its testers didn’t get a sense of how much the crease might start to stand out—perhaps it will show later. But at first glance, everything is fine with this device.
Now it remains only to think for whom such a monitor will be ideal – probably for those who often travel and take only a small laptop with them on the road. What category of users do you think could be added besides frequent travelers?
49-inch MPG 491CQP QD-OLED
The author of this article has three 27-inch monitors on his desk. Two – in a horizontal position, one – in a vertical position. I think I would happily trade two of them for one larger one. And there is something to change – MSI presented a 49-inch screen with 1800R curvature, DQHD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and 0.03ms response time (GtG).
For preventing the risk of “burning out” of the OLED panel responds exclusive MSI OLED Care 2.0 technology These devices also have an optimized cooling system. The functionality of the monitors is expanded by the MSI Gaming Intelligence application, in which you can activate various gaming functions, for example, “smart” coloring of the sight (Smart Crosshair), magnification when aiming (Optix Scope) and night vision mode (Night Vision AI). These monitors have already been declared that they give an unfair advantage in the game, so they cannot be used in championships. But it’s up to the gamer to decide. Would you buy such a monitor for gaming?
This screen is suitable for both PC and console connection – there is an HDMI 2.1 port with support for VRR, ALLM mode and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, USB peripherals can be connected to the monitor if the computer is connected to the display. There is USB-C, which is designed specifically for mobile gadgets.
The monitor combines an OLED panel with Quantum Dot technology and VESA-certified DisplayHDR True Black 400. It has a GtG response time of 0.03ms and a refresh rate of 144Hz.
Phantom Gaming from ASRock and 520 Hz
The Phantom Gaming line of monitors was announced in September 2023. And now they can be evaluated “live”, which was done by visitors to the CES 2024 exhibition. The main novelty here is the 27-inch model Phantom Gaming PG27FFX2A with support for a refresh rate of 520 Hz. The monitor is equipped with a Full HD (1920×1080) IPS screen with AMD FreeSync Premium. Response time – 1 ms. The claimed contrast ratio is 1000:1. Brightness – 400 nits. sRGB coverage is 99% and DCI-P3 coverage is 90%.
As for ports and connectors, the manufacturer provided HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.0 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A and 3.5 mm. And there is also a WiFi antenna.
The second screen is also presented, a little simpler. This is ASRock Phantom Gaming PG27QFW2A. Its characteristics are QHD resolution (2560×1440) and a refresh rate of 400 Hz. FreeSync Premium technology is supported. Contrast 1000:1. Maximum brightness – 350 nits. Ports: HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type-C and Type-A. And a wireless antenna is also provided.
Dell UltraSharp 40 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz
The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Thunderbolt Hub (U4025QW) monitor shown above is a 39.7-inch ultra-wide monitor with a 5120×2160 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. This is becoming the standard, despite the fact that most users have displays with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. You get used to good things quickly.
But Dell claims that the increased refresh rate is due to improved eye comfort. The UltraSharp U4025QW is one of two monitors that received 5-star certification under the new Eye Comfort program of TÜV Rheinland. True, it was created with the participation of Dell, but nowadays such a move is not surprising.
The U4025QW has an updated version of ComfortView Plus, which uses hardware to reduce blue light levels. Data provided by Dell claims that reducing blue light exposure can reduce eye strain by 8% after 50 minutes. But here, of course, it is also worth showing a share of skepticism.
Nevertheless, the monitor is really high-quality, with additional ports and connectors, so the model is great for both gamers and office workers.
Asus ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDP
This is also not just a monitor, but a super modern monitor! It’s the first screen to be announced with a 480Hz refresh rate and 1440p resolution. Since it has an LG Display WOLED panel installed, it adds glasses. The response time is only 0.03 ms, something like this has never happened before. An array of special microlenses is used to increase brightness.
Overall, this is a monitor for hardcore gamers, as the average user is unlikely to notice a significant difference between 140Hz and 480Hz. Currently, OLED monitors are still primarily aimed at gamers, but we will see the market expand in the coming years. Probably, manufacturers will come up with some new features that can be useful for both gamers and ordinary users.
That’s all for today. If you have your preferences in the world of monitors, tell us about them in the comments. Little is known about the release of the devices described above and their prices. The sales start date for the majority is the 2nd quarter of 2024, but the cost is unlikely to be low.