Dell surprised us all at CES when it unveiled a true rarity: an Alienware OLED gaming monitor. OLED has made its way into professional monitors, but even those are rare and very pricey. With the OLED monitor we saw coming from Dell’s gaming brand, we expect it to be more accessible than professional OLED monitors that have come to market so far.
Dell didn’t have pricing or availability information, so we’re not sure if this monitor will actually arrive by 2019’s end. But the fact that Dell has managed to bring OLED to a gaming monitor at all made our jaws drop.
A monitor is just a TV without the TV tuner installed, and OLED TVs have been around for like, almost 10 years. If anything it's jaw dropping that it took so dang long.
I mean, a few years ago, curved TVs thoroughly failed as a product (and for good reason) and OLED TVs are becoming quite successful - yet manufacturers decided to waste everybody's time with curved monitors before finally giving us what we've been asking for all along.
Monitors and TVs are totally different animals. Try and take a TV and make it your monitor. TVs don't make good monitors at all. I actually don't think OLEDs are a good technology for a computer monitor however. Curved TVs are useless, curved monitors are actually very nice since you sit so close to it.
Yeah its odd the sensible things have not caught on. Like using RGB lights to light all the motherboard ports like color coding the audio outs etc with light. Or monitors using RGB for propper bias lighting which is awsome for monitors sitting up close makes them seem to have higher contrast. Or similar to this having a motion sensor near front panel ports on PC cases that then light up to help plug into the case.
Really, low power LED lighting is one of the most underrated but revolutionary advances of the past couple decades.