Gigabyte's ultrawide 49-inch Aorus OLED gaming monitor drops to its lowest-ever price of $969

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A lot of gaming setups commonly include a dual or even triple monitor formation with a primary monitor for your game and support monitors for chat applications or maybe a YouTube guide video. The benefit of an ultrawide gaming monitor is that it's like having dual monitors seamlessly squished together for a panoramic viewing experience, but with fewer cables and less clutter (monitor arms and stands) on your desk.  

Gigabyte's impressive Aorus CO49DQ ultrawide 49-inch QD-OLED gaming monitor is reduced at Best Buy down to $969 — its lowest price. This means you are currently saving $130 off of this monitor if you take advantage of this deal. This is a premium monitor with a DQHD resolution and gorgeous OLED screen for a vibrant display while gaming away on your favorite title. 

This large monitor features an ultrawide DQHD (5120 x 1440) resolution with a 32:9 aspect ratio and 1800R curve that's wide enough to wrap around your vision. Being an OLED panel the Aorus CO49DQ has a superfast GTG (Gray to Gray) response time of 0.03ms, and supports a 144Hz refresh rate. Color accuracy is 99% of DCI-P3 with 10-bit HDR for more color vibrancy in supported games and media. FreeSync Premium Pro is also included with this monitor.

Gigabyte Aorus CO49DQ Ultrawide 49-inch QD-OLED Gaming Monitor: now $969 at Best Buy

Gigabyte Aorus CO49DQ Ultrawide 49-inch QD-OLED Gaming Monitor: now $969 at Best Buy (was $1,099)

The Aorus CO49DQ from Gigabyte is a monster of a monitor with a massive ultrawide 49-inch QD-OLED panel and immersive 1800R curve. The specs of this premium screen are equally impressive with a GTG response time of 0.03ms, a fast 144Hz refresh rate, and even an included KVM switch.

The Aorus CO49DQ has plenty of connection inputs with two HDMI 2.1 ports with CEC support, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, 1 x USB Type-C, and 2 x Type-A USB 3.2 pass-through ports. A headphone jack and two 5W speakers are also built into the chassis. The stand has swivel and tilt adjustment, but no height adjustment, but with 100 x 100 VESA mounting there's always the option to get a third-party arm or desk mount to provide additional adjustment options.

See our review of the Gigabyte Aorus CO49DQ for more details. This monitor impressed us with its stunning image quality, contrast, and amazing build quality. Our only wish was that it would support higher than 144Hz refresh rates.

Stewart Bendle
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    1. If there are non-attributable malfunctions during the warranty period, such as (but not limited to) the following items (a-k), fees are required for maintenance. No fee will be charged if the product cannot be repaired but shipment costs may still apply.

    a) Malfunctions or damage caused by damage not attributable to product materials or manufacturing flaws (such as pests, earthquakes, floods, fires, typhoons, collisions during transport, stains or scratches generated on the surface after use, squeezing, bumping, scratching, impacts, high temperature, inputting unsuitable voltages and corrosion, etc.)
    b) Dismantling the device or performing your own maintenance.
    c) Exceeding the allowed usage environment.
    d) Damage caused by abnormal power supplies.
    e) Intentional destruction.
    f) Violation of instructions in the product manual.
    g) Improper assembly or abnormal use.
    h) Use of unauthorized accessories.
    i) Failures caused by other products (equipment) other than the machine.
    j) Screen burn caused by using the same fixed screen or cropped screen not in the monitor’s native scale on the monitor for extended periods of time.k) Damages caused by not following the cleaning instructions below: Please wipe with a soft none abrasive cloth when cleaning the glossy surface. Do not spray cleaning products on the glossy surface directly, ensure to only use cleaners recommended for monitors. We recommended cleansers be diluted with water with a 1:10 ratio.
    2. Fees are required for the testing, maintenance or repair of products with expired or void warranties. Quotes and maintenance will be based and performed on the condition of the monitor and the work needed.

    ◇ OLED Models
    1) The method to determine bright and dark dots (including panel burn in)■ The eye must be away from the screen by 35cm or more, ambient illumination must be greater than 500 Lux (for example a common office environment).
    ■ Bright dot warranty conditions: Bright dots must be more than 3 dots (which refers to the 4th dot)
    ■ Dark dot warranty conditions: Dark dots must be more than 5 dots (which refers to the 6th dot)
    ■ Please do not unplug your GIGABYTE OLED monitor from the power outlet when using " GIGABYTE OLED Care - Panel Protect". GIGABYTE OLED monitors automatically perform the “GIGABYTE OLED Care - Panel Protect” cycle after every 4 hours of cumulative use to extend the longevity of the panel.
    ■ Burn in Judgement criteria: △Luminance ≦3.5% @ 50% gray (at “Peak 1000 nits” mode)

    Interesting warranty statements by Gigabyte, sounds like they can deny burn in coverage just by using it as a computer display that displays the same fixed image for extended periods.
  • JTWrenn
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Interesting warranty statements by Gigabyte, sounds like they can deny burn in coverage just by using it as a computer display that displays the same fixed image for extended periods.
    This kind of stuff is why I haven't gone OLED yet no matter how good they look. Until the tech is solid enough for companies to not pull warranty tricks I say stay away.