Article last updated on: Jan 18, 2021


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 Nova photo

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.

Alienware 55

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.

Alienware 55 photo

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 PVM-X550

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.

Sony PVM-X550 photo

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 UltraSharp 30 OLED monitor (UP3017Q)

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 UltraSharp 30 OLED photo

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 BVM-X300

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.

Sony BVM-X300-photo

The BVM-X300 started shipping in 2015, but since then it has been discontinued.

Sony PVM-A170 / PVM-A250

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.

Sony BVM-E251 / E171

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.

Sony BVM-E250 and BVM-E170 photo

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 PVM-1741A / PVM-2541A

Sony's PVM series are picture monitors for a wide range of monitoring applications. The new “A” Series are an update to their older PVM series, with a new OLED panel (the same one used in Sony's higher end BVM monitors) that offers a wider viewing angle and a reduced color shift (by half, compared to previous models). The PVM monitors offer Full-HD (1080p) support, 178-degrees viewing angle, 10-bit drivers and a 1W mono speaker. Inputs include two 3G-SDI, HDMI, composite and Ethernet.

Sony's PVM monitors are now shipping. The PVM-1741A costs $3,700 at (the US list price is $4,300).

Sony BVM-E250A / E170A

Sony's “A” Series TRIMASTER EL OLED professional monitors for high-end cinema and broadcast applications are an update to their older BVM-E series. The A Series use a new panel design that has a wider viewing angle and a reduced color shift (by half, compared to previous models). The monitors support HDMI, DisplayPort, 3G-SDI, SD-SDI and HD-SDI.

The 24.5" BVM-E250A and the 16.5" BVM-E170A will ship by May 2013.

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