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 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.
Asustek's ProArt Display OLED (PA32DC) is a high-end OLED monitor with a 31.5" 4K (3840x2160) AMOLED display produced using an ink-jet printing process by JOLED. The monitor has a VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification and features a 0.1 ms response time, true 10-bit color and 99% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Asus did not yet detail the price or release date of the OLED PA32DC monitor.
LG's UltraFine OLED Pro 65EP5G is a large professional monitor that features a 65-inch 4K OLED display. The 65EP5G features DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification, a brightness of up to 1,000 nits, a 0.1 ms GtG response time, and a color gamut of 98.5% DCI-P3.
The monitor offers several connections - including dual HDMI 2.1, quad loop-thru SDI (BNC) and IP (SFP+ & RJ45). The monitor is based on LG's WebOs software (V5, not its latest V6, strangely).
LG's second OLED monitor for 2021, the 27EP950B, sports a 27-inch OLED panel. The monitor sports a printed OLED panel produced by JOLED. This monitor is similar to LG's 31.5" 32EP950 but with a smaller display.
The 27EP950B costs $2,999 - and will hopefully ship by the end of 2021.
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.
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.