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:
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.
<p">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.
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.
Dell started offering the UP3017Q back in 2016 for $5000, it was later discontinued but started shipping again in 2017, for $3,500. Today the monitor is no longer in production.
Sony's BVM-X300, a 30" 4K (4096x2160) AMOLED 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 started shipping in 2015, but since then it has been discontinued.
Sony's PVM-A250 (25") and PVM-A170 (17") are professional OLED monitors. These are lightweight slim editions (an update of 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 launched in 2014 - the PVM-A170 for $4,899 and the PVM-A250 for $6,899. As far as we know these monitors are no longer available.