The Asus ProArt PQ22UC is a 21.6" 3840x2160 (204 PPI, produced by JOLED) printed OLED monitor that at only 1 Kg is marketed as a "portable" monitor. Features include HDR support, 0.1 ms response time, 10-bit color (99% DCI-P3), USB-C input and micro HDMI.
OLED display technology enables the world's best displays - with superb image quality, low response times, low power consumption. OLEDs can enable thin, light and even flexible monitors. OLEDs however found it difficult to enter the monitor market due mostly to burn-in challenges and high production costs.
Some device makers however are introducing OLED monitors, mostly premium monitors for the health and broadcasting industries. It is hoped that in the future OLED monitors will also appear for the consumer market. For OLED monitor industry news coverage, click here.
Following is a list of OLED monitors on the market:
The Gigabyte AORUS FO48U is a large gaming monitor that features a 48-inch 120Hz 4K WOLED panel (made by LGD) and HDMI 2.1 connectivity.
Gigabyte did not yet disclose the price or availability of its new monitor.
LG's first OLED monitor, the UltraFine OLED Pro (32EP950) feature a 4K 31.5-inch OLED display, that sports a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 99% DCI-P3 coverage and 99% Adobe RGB coverage.
The OLED Pro monitor has six interfaces (2X Displayport, 1X HDMI and 3X USB) and supports KVM. This is a high-end broadcast quality monitor aimed for professional use.
Pepper Job's XtendTouch Pro is a 15.6 4K 650-nits AMOLED monitor that features a pressure-sensitive touch function, and multiple connection options (USB-C, mini-HDMI and OTG). It's powered via a 2nd USB-C connector.
The XtendTouch Pro's retail price is $1,299. It is now crowdfunding and can be pre-ordered for $699. The estimated shipment time is January 2021.
ViewSonic's ELITE XG550 is a 55" gaming monitor based on LG's 4K 120Hz WRGB OLED panel.
ViewSonic says the XG550 will ship in Q4 2020.
Acer's Predator CG552K is a large gaming monitor that is based on a 55" 120Hz 4K 400-nits LG AMOLED display. The monitor supports 3 HDMI 2.0 ports, 2 DisplayPort 1.4 ports an 5 USB ports (including 1 Type-C and 2 USB 3.0).
The Predator CG552K will ship later in 2020 for $2,999.
EIZO's NOVA is a high-end monitor that features a 21.6" 4K AMOLED display (produced by JOLED in an inkjet printing process). The display offers HDR support. EIZO calls this OLED monitor an entertainment monitor saying it is especially suitable for gaming and video watching.
EIZO's NOVA is now shipping in Japan for 350,000 Yen (around $3,150 USD) and is also available in China. EIZO says it will produce only 500 units of the NOVA monitor.
Dell's Alienware 55 is the company's flagship gaming monitor, that features a 55-inch 4K (3840x2160) LGD WRGB AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a maximum brightness of 400 nits and a 0.5 ms gray to gray response time.
The Alienware 55 supports AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate and it has an anti-reflective coating with 2H hardness. The monitor has 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs and an additional DisplayPort 1.4 input.
Sony's TriMaster EL PVM-X550 is a 55" professional OLED monitor that features 12-bit signal processing. The PVM-X550 supports HDR through various Electro-Optical Transfer Functions (EOTF), such as S-Log3, SMPTE ST.2084 and Hybrid Log-Gamma. The monitor also supports industry standard color spaces including the wider ITU-R BT.2020 for Ultra High Definition.
The PVM-X550 was unveiled at NAB-2016. It is not clear if the OLED panel is made by LG Display or by Sony itself (like all other, smaller, Sony OLED monitors). The price of the PVM-X550 is $24,999.