The options for OLED displays that can be used more comfortably up close are growing.
As spotted by TFT Central, which had the privilege of demoing the new hardware at the manufacturer’s recent Apex event, ASUS has launched the ROG Swift PG42UQ, a relatively smaller OLED display. The monitor is available for pre-order now in select regions, including the UK, where it can be found at retailers such as Overclockers UK for £1,398.95 alongside its bigger brother, the PG48UQ, which has been listed for £1,498.99.
ASUS is calling its ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ the “world’s first 42-inch OLED gaming monitor,” although somewhat similar alternatives, such as LG’s C2 42-inch evo OLED TV, have already been readily available on the market.
ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ highlights:
- 41.5-inch 4K (3840×2160) OLED panel
- Up to 138 Hz refresh rate (OC)
- 0.1 ms response time
- HDR10 support
- Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology and HDMI 2.1 with full 48 Gbps bandwidth
- DisplayPort 1.4 DSC (x1), HDMI 2.1 (x2), (HDMI 2.0) (x2)
- USB hub (x4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A)
- NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible
- Anti-glare micro-texture coating for reducing reflections
- Three stereo speakers
ASUS ROG initially detailed its ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ and PG48UQ monitors in January 2022, claiming that they deliver “a gaming experience that typical OLED TVs just can’t match.”
These expansive displays will depict gaming worlds in glorious detail with their 4K resolution. Not only do they deliver deep, inky blacks and dazzling highlights, but they also offer true 10-bit color, covering 98% of the wide DCI-P3 color gamut for vibrant, lifelike images. They’re tuned for accurate colors, as well, as they’re factory-calibrated to achieve a ΔE of less than 2 right out of the box. Whether you’re playing the latest game or kicking back with a movie, you’ll experience your favorite content just as its creator intended.
Both displays also feature a custom heatsink for lower temperatures, which “prevents” image burn-in, according to ASUS, although it’s unclear how this is possible based on the nature of OLED technology.