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 displays provide better image quality, a low response time, low power consumption and a thinner design. 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 more information and OLED monitor news coverage, click here.
Following is a list of OLED monitors on the market:
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 will soon be released globally. 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 BVM TRIMASTER EL OLED professional monitors are aimed towards high-end cinema and broadcast applications. The E171 (17") and E251 (25") are updates to Sony's E250A and E170A monitors introduced in 2013.
The updated monitors add ITU-R BT.2020 color space emulation, include S-Gamut/S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.cine support, S-Log 3 and S-Log2 in SDR and a new a flicker-free mode. The BVM-E251 also adds a 24VDC input in addition to the traditional AC input. The monitors are also thinner and lighter than the previous generation.
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).
Dell's Ultrasharp UP3017Q OLED is a high-end 30" 4K (3840x2160, 147 PP) OLED monitor. Features include a refresh rate of 60Hz, viewing angle of 178 degrees (both vertical and horizontal) and a brightness of 300 cd/m2. The monitor supports mDP (1.2), HDMI (2) and USB type C.
Sony's BVM-X300, a 30" 4K (4096x2160) reference monitor is Sony's flagship professional monitor. It features a high dynamic range, wide viewing angles, quick response and high contrast. The BMV-X300 can display 4K, 2K, UHD and HD formats and supports wide color gamut standards.
The BVM-X300 will ship in February 2015, price is not yet determined.
Sony's PVM-A250 (25") and PVM-A170 (17") are professional OLED monitors. These are lightweight slim editions of the previous models with portable designs (they are about 40% lighter and thinner). Sony redesigned the OLED panels and also achieved 9% (A250) and 14% (A170) reduction in power consumption.
Both monitors will be available in January 2014. The PVM-A170 will cost $4,899 while the PVM-A250 will cost $6,899.