Over the weekend, LG quietly released its first OLED gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate by adding it to its site. We don’t why this is the case since this new monitor is set to disrupt the gaming monitors segment, especially considering the fact that it costs only $999.
It’s likely that LG will have a lot more to say about it at CES in January because with its specs, it’s something of a standout.
The LG 27GR95QE-B Specifications
The GR95 is a 27 inch, OLED, high refresh monitor that has 98.5% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, a 1.5 million to 1 contrast ratio. It’s also certified for AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync, but doesn’t have hardware acceleration for either.
On the outside, the monitor has RGB and a stand with 11 cm of height adjustability and 20 degrees of swivel from side to side and up and down.
For ports, it has two HDMI and one DisplayPort (no word yet on the versions), USB 3.0 up and downstream, and an SPDIF jack for audio passthrough.
While LG’s OLED TVs have a minimalist design and are meant to blend into your room, this gaming monitor sticks out a little more with its angular stand and the RGB LEDs built into its back. But if you decide to mount this OLED monitor, there’s not much about the front of it that gives away that it’s made for gaming.
The $999.99 asking price for a 27-inch might seem high, but it’s a fraction of the cost of LG’s new 4K OLED monitors made for creators. You can get a 42-inch LG C2 with full-fat G-Sync, a 4K panel, and other perks for $899.99, but it won’t fit on your desk as well as this 27-inch model will.
LG’s OLED TVs also don’t have a DisplayPort, and they’re capped at 120Hz refresh rate. One other model to consider in this price range is Alienware’s 34-inch 1440p QD-OLED gaming monitor, which starts at $1,099.99.
Corsair is about to join the party with a third option, a 45″ version of the ultrawide with a 240Hz refresh rate.
It’s likely that LG will have a more formal announcement with more information about the LG 27GR95QE-B soon, but until then, we’ll have to wait for it’s official launch on Q1 2023.