OLED displays don’t rely on a backlight or dimming zones for color reproduction which allows them to create perfect colors with true black shades.

Moreover, they have an incredibly fast response time speed for next to none ghosting and motion blur in fast-paced games.

There are already numerous OLED TV models available which take full advantage of the above-mentioned points, but what about OLED monitors?

In this article, we’ll keep you posted about everything related to OLED monitors including potential release dates or any market status updates.

Updates

Dell UP3017Q – The First OLED Monitor

are there any oled monitors

About the Monitor

Dell’s was the first released OLED monitor. Initially, it was supposed to have a 120Hz refresh rate and a $5,000 price tag but eventually, Dell released the UP3017Q monitor with a price of $3,500 and a 60Hz refresh rate instead.

Image Quality

The Dell UP3017Q OLED PC monitor features true 10-bit color depth with an impressive color gamut covering 100% of sRGB, Adobe RGB, and Rec709 as well as 97.5% DCI-P3 and 85.8% Rec2020 color spaces.

In combination with its 4K Ultra HD resolution and a stunning static contrast ratio of 400,000:1 as opposed to the standard 1,000:1 contrast of other panel technologies, the picture quality of this OLED display is breathtaking.

However, one aspect where LED displays still have the upper hand is luminance. With a peak brightness of 300-nits, the Dell UP3017Q is no match for high-end LED monitors with full-array local dimming such as the ASUS PG27UQ or the Dell UP2718Q.

Performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AgWBTgm4lM

On the other hand, OLED display’s don’t suffer from backlight bleeding and IPS glow, and they have wider viewing angles than opposing LED panels such as IPS and VA.

Then again, OLEDs have issues with image burn-in and image retention where if a static image is left on the screen for too long, it can permanently or temporarily burn in – though there are ways to prevent this.

The Dell UP3017Q 4K OLED monitor also has a decent input lag performance, but due to its high price and low refresh rate, it was never particularly interesting to gamers.

Nowadays, for less money, you can get a 4K 144Hz gaming monitor which may not have an OLED panel, but its picture quality is pretty close to that of an OLED display and even better in some aspects considering the Dell UP3017Q has no HDR nor adaptive-sync technology.

Either way, as of June 2017, the Dell UP3017Q is no longer available for purchase on Dell’s website.

Dell UP3017Q Specifications

Screen Size30-inch
Resolution3840×2160 (UHD)
Panel TypeOLED
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time0.1ms (black to white)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0
Other PortsUSB Type C
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio400,000:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (true 10-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

What We Loved

  • Stunning colors and image quality
  • Incredible contrast ratio for true blacks
  • Quick response time speed
  • Premium design with versatile ergonomics

What We Didn’t Like

  • Expensive
  • No HDR support
  • Low peak brightness
  • No AMD FreeSync

ASUS ProArt PQ22UC – Upcoming 21.6″ 4K UHD HDR OLED Monitor

oled monitor 2019

About the Monitor

The ASUS ProArt PQ22UC is the second OLED monitor to be announced. Unlike Dell’s model, it’s based on a JOLED panel by Sony and Panasonic.

Features

It’s only 21.6″ in size as it’s meant to be used as a portable monitor rather than for desktop use; you’ll be able to fold the screen and adjust its height and tilt.

4K resolution on such a small display will provide you with an incredible pixel density of 204 pixels per inch which will guarantee stunning detail clarity.

The ASUS PQ22UC JOLED monitor also boasts a wider color gamut than Dell’s model with 99% DCI-P3 color gamut. Moreover, it will support HDR10.

Finally, the display will be factory-calibrated to Delta E ≦ 2, two USB-C ports, a micro HDMI port, and support the ASUS ProArt Calibration feature.

Update: The ASUS PQ22UC will be available in April with an RRP of a whopping £4,799 (~$6,300).

Other revealed specifications confirm a 60Hz refresh rate, a 0.1ms response time speed, and 14-bit LUT.

https://youtu.be/OigKJP48J2o?t=1m49s

ASUS ProArt PQ22UC Specifications

Screen Size21.6-inch
Resolution3840×2160 (UHD)
Panel TypeOLED
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time0.1ms (black to white)
Other PortsUSB Type C
Colors1.07 billion (true 10-bit)
HDRHDR10
View on ASUS.com

Burning Core – 21.6″ 1080p 144Hz OLED eSports Gaming Monitor

Oled Computer Monitor

About the Monitor

In December 2018, JOLED announced a 21.6″ 1080p OLED monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate dubbed as the Burning Core after the eSports team which helped develop the monitor.

Thanks to OLED’s superior response time speed of ~0.1 ms, as opposed to the 1ms of the current-gen TN panels, the Burning Core gaming monitor will definitely interest competitive gamers.

Currently, there’s no word on pricing and release date.

On a related note, JOLED is also working on an 8K 120Hz OLED panel with the IGZO semiconductor for a 13.3″ laptop. At such screen size, the stellar 8K resolution (7680×4320) provides a stunning pixel density of 663 pixels per inch.

Additionally, there’s a 55″ 4K 120Hz TV with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and a 27″ 4K 60Hz OLED monitor for everyday use in the works.

https://youtu.be/vKEM68cIEw4

Dell Alienware 55″ 4K 120Hz OLED Gaming Monitor

Dell Alienware Oled 55 Inch 4k 120hz

About the Monitor

Dell’s latest Alienware display to be announced is the first 4K 120Hz OLED gaming monitor.

The Dell Alienware 55″ OLED monitor (no full product name yet available) will support HDR with 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, basically infinite contrast ratio, and high peak brightness.

Further, it will support VRR (variable refresh rate) via AMD FreeSync and, perhaps, even NVIDIA G-SYNC. Dell is working with NVIDIA to, hopefully, make its OLED display one of the G-SYNC compatible Adaptive-Sync monitors.

For 4K HDR at 120Hz, the Alienware 55″ OLED display is equipped with a DisplayPort 1.4 and, allegedly, an HDMI 2.1.

Lastly, the monitor has a very slim design with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments available. No word on pricing for now while the release date should be sometime during 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-IZjToF1Ng

Conclusion

That’s all the information regarding OLED monitors we have so far. Should something come up, we’ll update the article first thing, so feel free to visit us again and hopefully, there will be more OLED monitors.

Head Editor

Joseph is a tech writer and copy-editor that has written and ghostwritten hundreds of articles for different online magazines and blogs. He now writes and manages DisplayNinja to ensure it stays as the people’s favorite resource.

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