There’s a variety of crossover between superior TVs and displays lately since they’re typically primarily based on roughly the identical show applied sciences. Loads of avid gamers with expendable money have repurposed high-end TVs as desktop displays, however LG desires to make it official with its latest OLED design. The 48GQ900 is a 48-inch monster designed for PC gaming first, so it will get LG’s designated gaming moniker, UltraGear.
By way of pure specs, the 48-inch display is much like LG’s 2022 OLED TV lineup, however notably provides a 0.1ms latency to deal with essentially the most intense twitch-heavy fight. The 4K decision and 120Hz refresh price are fairly customary, however the show explicitly helps each Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium out of the field, one thing most TVs can’t boast. It additionally consists of twin 20-watt audio system (which remains to be on the weak facet even for a desktop) and HDR10 help.
So far as connections go, you get three HDMI 2.1 ports, which ought to simply deal with the 4K/120 picture wants, plus a DisplayPort and two USB 3.0 ports for equipment. Not like customary TVs, the headphone jack helps each enter and output for a useful connection to a gaming headset. To high all of it off, the 48GQ900 will get a custom-made distant management “particularly designed for enhanced gaming comfort.” What does that imply? Hell if we all know!
Notably lacking from LG’s press launch is any point out of a sensible TV system. That’s particularly telling since LG by no means misses an opportunity to hype up its proprietary WebOS platform (inherited from Palm, could it relaxation in peace). Streaming app-focused interfaces are fairly customary for televisions, however simply get in the way in which if all you wish to do is entry no matter’s truly plugged into your TV. That could be a motive for PC gaming die-hards to think about the UltraGear 48GQ900 over typical televisions.
LG didn’t announce costs for the 48GQ900 or its different upcoming gaming displays, a pair of 32-inch Nano-IPS screens at 4K and 1440p. All of them can be out there in Japan “beginning this month.” They’ll be coming to North America, Europe, and Asia someday later.