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LG's 32-Inch OLED Monitor Now On Sale, For $4000

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Being the world's largest producer of OLED televisions, LG has never offered a PC monitor based on this technology under its own brand. Earlier this year the company announced its first take on OLED for the PC space, the 4K UltraFine 32EP950 monitor, and now you can buy it at stores such as B&H Photo. The device addresses the needs of creative professionals across both Windows and macOS and costs a whopping $4,000. 

Specification wise, the LG UltraFine 32EP950 looks rather ordinary: a 3840 x 2160 resolution, a 250 bits peak brightness, a 60 Hz refresh rate and an ultra-high contrast rate. While a 250 nits luminance and a refresh rate numbers may not impress a gamer, keep in mind that we are talking about an OLED display for work and it does not usually require a very high brightness. Still, being aimed at professionals, the 32EP950 has its advantages. 

Historically, LG has positioned its UltraFine range for Apple's Macs, which almost always meant an exclusive support for Apple's Display-P3 color range, which was not exactly good for Windows. Therefore, perhaps a more interesting part about the LG OLED monitor is the color gamuts that the display supports. The UltraFine 32EP950 monitor supports a 99% coverage of both AdobeRGB and DCI-P3 (CIE1976) color gamuts.  

Like all OLED-based monitors, the LG UltraFine 32EP950 is costly. It is priced at $4,000, which is incredibly expensive, even when compared to other OLED monitors and TVs. For example, we recently reviewed the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U, a 48-inch OLED gaming monitor that reaches up to 120 Hz and costs around $1,700, less than a third of the price for a larger size and refresh rate. However, Gigabyte's monitor is meant to compete with the best 4K gaming monitors, not professional monitors.

  • kaalus
    If it was 144Hz I would still not want it. Too much risk of burn-in. Give me a plain IPS 8k 60Hz 32 incher that can run 144Hz in 4k and 240Hz in full hd. That would be worth $4000.
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  • excalibur1814
    What I really want is for 1080p to vanish, just like 1366x768. Then, we can make ALL monitors reach 100% colour range and at least hit 75Hz refresh.

    Stop selling people rubbish!!! Also, stop ripping us off with stupid screens like the one above. Greed is terrible.
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  • Friesiansam
    kaalus said:
    Give me a plain IPS 8k 60Hz 32 incher that can run 144Hz in 4k and 240Hz in full hd. That would be worth $4000.
    This is NOT a gaming monitor, image quality is the focus, not gaming. "keep in mind that we are talking about an OLED display for work "
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  • Kridian
    Eh, no. Any monitor (don't care what tech it's using) under 32 inches should be sub-$1,000.
    They've priced this off the planet.
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