LG delivers a 32-inch OLED monitor… if you want to pay $4,000

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Following the launch of Asus in early September of its 4K UHD ProArt Display OLED PA32DCHowever, it looks like LG may be using the same panel for its new 4K UltraFine OLED Pro (32EP950-B), considering it has very similar specs. LG’s DisplayHDR 400 is True Black-certified (it’s unclear whether Asus is) and supports hardware calibration profiles, though it doesn’t have a built-in calibrator like the Asus. But they’re both targeted at professional creatives who need high prices — and they can afford. We still don’t know how much Asus costs, as it isn’t available yet, but the LG costs $4,000 and you can get it now.

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Desktop OLED monitors are in demand, but the ones we’ve seen to date are either laptop screens that have been repurposed as USB-C portable monitors or impractical, 55-inch models like the Alienware 55, which are based on TV panels. and is targeted at gamers

32-inch displays bring OLED technology to a perfect desktop size, though clearly it’s not for everyone. And gamers who have been eagerly waiting for desktop OLEDs won’t be happy with its 60Hz refresh rate.

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Like the Asus, it can maintain full-screen SDR at 250 nits, with a peak of 400 nits in HDR. It’s a little less video pro-friendly—for example, the PA32DC’s design includes a handle for on-set portability—but like the Asus, LG doesn’t list the color profiles stored in the hardware. It doesn’t seem to support Pro Grading or reference spaces like HLG or Dolby Vision. Although you can use other software to calibrate, LG does offer its own True Color Pro, possibly for creating custom profiles as well as maintaining internal presets.

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The connectors aren’t as conveniently located as some of the designs we’ve seen, but it’s still a huge improvement over the hard-to-find-mangling recess we’re used to.

It has all the specs you’d expect from an OLED, including full (99%) coverage of the Adobe RGB and P3 color spaces, and essentially infinite contrast. OLED screens are usually bright; LG has an antiglare treatment, but it’s not clear how much it improves reflectivity.

LG doesn’t specify whether it supports HDMI 2.1 (though for the money it was better), but it does have two DisplayPort 1.4 connections, a headphone jack, and a USB hub with three USB-A and one USB-C ports. USB-C supports 90-watt power delivery (enough for a MacBook Pro) and Alt Display Mode Connect, as do monitors for devices that only have USB-C ports.

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