New Monitors In 2021: What To Expect

The only resource you need in order to keep track of upcoming monitors. We write about their specifications, traits and release dates so you know what's coming up.

In this article, you will find the latest news regarding monitor panel development by the three biggest monitor panel manufacturers, which include LG, Samsung, and AU Optronics, as well as Innolux, BOE, and Sharp.

We’ll also add all new and exciting monitors that get announced. Feel free to bookmark this page to always stay on track with the latest monitor releases and news.

Keep in mind that the dates in the tables below imply when the said panel should go into mass production and that these dates may change.

For news regarding OLED monitors, check out our dedicated guide about OLED panels.

Updates +

  • July 2021:
    07/06/2021:
    – The Acer XV252QF 1080p 390Hz IPS FreeSync gaming monitor is now up on Amazon for $500.
    – The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 information has leaked on some product pages (which get taken down shortly after) including a release date for September 2021 and a $2700 price tag.
    – The Samsung S43AM70 is now available on Amazon. It’s a 43″ 4K VA ‘smart’ monitor with integrated streaming apps, Microsoft 365, DeX, USB-C (with 65W PD), and more.
  • June 2021:
    06/30/2021:
    – The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor is now up on Newegg.
    – The ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQM is now up on Amazon.
    – The MSI NXG253R 360Hz gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    06/28/2021:
    – The LG 32EP950 OLED professional monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – Skyworth revealed a 48″ OLED monitor, the Skyworth G90 F48G9U.
    – The Samsung Odyssey G9 Neo is now up on Samsung’s (archived) website — Turkey.
    06/24/2021:
    – Acer revealed the Acer XV241Y X and the VG241Y X 24″ 1080p 240Hz (with 270Hz OC) IPS gaming monitors. Unlike the already available and popular 24.5″ models, these use a bit smaller 23.8″ panel, most likely by BOE.
    – The ASUS PA32UCG-K is now available for $5,000.
    06/21/2021:
    – Samsung announced the new Odyssey G3, G5, and G7 line-up.
    – Acer ‘pauses’ their work on the Acer EI491CRG9 (counterpart of the upcoming Mini LED Odyssey G9 version).
    – AOC revealed the AGON AG274QXM 27″ 1440p 170Hz 1ms IPS gaming monitor with Mini LED, 576-zone FALD, DisplayHDR 1000, 99% Adobe RGB, and FreeSync.
    06/11/2021:
    – The ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQM 1440p 240Hz (270Hz) fast IPS gaming monitor with ELMB-Sync, G-SYNC Compatibility, and DisplayHDR 400 is now up on ASUS’ store for $700.
    06/09/2021:
    – The Acer Predator X25 1080p 360Hz IPS G-SYNC monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – The MSI MAG301RF 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz IPS ultrawide monitor is now up on Amazon.
    06/03/2021:
    – Huawei announced their first two monitors: the MateView (28.2″ IPS monitor with 3840×2560 3:2 resolution, 98% DCI-P3 gamut, WiFi/Bluetooth, DisplayHDR 400, and USB-C with 135W PD – as well as the MateView GT (34″ 3440×1440 165Hz ultrawide 1500R curved gaming monitor 90% DCI-P3 gamut, 4,000:1 contrast ratio, and HDR support, likely based on the same panel as the ASUS VG34VQL1B.)
    06/01/2021:
    – The Gigabyte M32Q is now up on Newegg. It’s a 32″ 1440p 165Hz IPS gaming monitor priced at $500!
  • May 2021:
    05/28/2021:
    – The Gigabyte M28U 28′ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 is now up on Amazon and Newegg.
    – Acer announced three new monitors: the Acer X28, the Acer X38S, and the Acer CG437KS.
    05/24/2021:
    – The Acer XV282K KV 28″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 is now up on Amazon!
    – The ASUS PG32UQX 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1152-zone mini LED FALD is now up on Amazon!
    05/19/2021:
    – The LG 27GP850 is now up on Amazon!
    – AUO announced several new panels, including a 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz 1ms ultrawide with an 800R curvature!
    – Samsung announced the Samsung S27AG500 and the Samsung S28AG700 from the new Odyssey G5/G7 series.
    05/18/2021:
    – AOC announced two new monitors, the AG324UX (32″ 4K 144Hz HDR400 with HDMI 2.1, KVM and USB-C 90W PD) and the AG274QZP (27″ 1440p 240Hz HDR600 based on a Nano IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3).
    – AU Optronics showcased new 32″ 4K 144Hz and 32″ 8K 120Hz OLED panels that will also be using their new ART (advanced reflectionless technology) feature for minimum glare and reflections.
    05/17/2021:
    – Sceptre released two rather peculiar gaming monitors:
    – The Sceptre E448B-FSN168 – a 43.8″ 3840×1080 120Hz 32:9 ultrawide flat-screen monitor with an IPS panel, FreeSync, and VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 certification (though not confirmed on VESA’s website).
    – The Sceptre C408B-QWN168W – a 38.5″ 2560×1440 165Hz gaming monitor with a 3000R curved VA panel, FreeSync, and DisplayHDR 400. It’s the first 16:9 monitor of this size we’ve seen, though it results in a low 76.29 PPI (pixel per inch) ratio.
    05/13/2021:
    – We added a list of all 1440p 240Hz gaming monitors!
    05/12/2021:
    – Lenovo announced the Legion Y25G-30, a new 1080p 360Hz IPS G-SYNC gaming monitor.
    05/03/2021:
    – The Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is now up on Newegg.
    – The ASUS PG32UQX is up on ASUS’ website.
  • April 2021:
    04/26/2021:
    – The ASUS ProArt PA32UCG is now up for pre-order in Canada for $4,300 (~$3,350 USD).
    04/23/2021:
    – The official product page for the Acer Nitro XV252QF is now up on Acer’s website. The monitor is based on a 24.5″ 1080p 360Hz IPS panel by AUO. It’s factory-overclockable to 390Hz, supports AMD FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400, and MBR.
    04/21/2021:
    – Yet another 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor has been announced, the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQM. Unlike the previously announced 1440p 240Hz ASUS model with NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer, the XG27AQM will have a 270Hz factory-overclockable refresh rate and ELMB-Sync instead. Other specifications seem to be the same, apart from minor design and connectivity differences.
    04/19/2021:
    – The Dell Alienware AW2521H is now up on Amazon.
    – AUO announced two new displays with the exclusive built-in ART (advanced reflectionless technology), including a 27″ 1440p 300Hz gaming panel and a 32″ 8K professional editing panel.
    04/17/2021:
    – Gigabyte announced a new 24″ 1080p IPS gaming monitor, the G24F – with a 170Hz factory-overclocked refresh rate. It’s most likely based on a new Innolux panel, unlike the majority of already available high refresh rate 24″ 1080p IPS monitors, which use BOE/Panda panels. Main specs include a wide 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR support, 300-nit peak brightness, 2ms GtG response time, and Aim Stabilizer MBR technology.
    04/16/2021:
    – Acer revealed the EI491CRG9, based on the same panel as the upcoming mini LED version of the Odyssey G9.
    – The LG 27GP950 27″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with HDR600 and HDMI 2.1 now has its official product page, priced at $800!
    – The ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with HDR400 and G-SYNC is also up on ASUS’ official webpage.
    – Gigabyte announced the M28U model. It’s a 28″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with HDR400, FreeSync Premium Pro, HDMI 2.1, and Aim Stabilizer Sync.
    04/15/2021:
    – MSI revealed the MAG301RF 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz flat-screen IPS ultrawide gaming monitor.
    04/13/2021:
    – Gigabyte announced three new 4K gaming monitors with HDMI 2.1, including a 48″ 4K 120Hz OLED monitor!
    04/12/2021:
    – Added more information about the upcoming updated version of the Odyssey G9, such as that it will have a 2048-zone mini LED backlight!
    – Added the newly released ASUS VG249Q1A to our list of 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors.
    04/06/2021:
    – The Dell U4021QW 40″ 5120×2160 IPS ultrawide monitor is now up on Amazon.
  • March 2021:
    03/29/2021:
    – The ASUS PG32UQX was up for pre-order for a short time, revealing the $3000 price tag!
    03/15/2021:
    – The LG 32EP950 32″ 4K OLED monitor is now up for pre-order.
    – The Samsung Odyssey F27G3 is now up for pre-order.
    03/14/2021:
    – The LG 24GN650 1080p 144Hz 1ms GtG IPS gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    03/13/2021:
    Added the Samsung S34A650, a new 34″ 3440×1440 100Hz ultrawide monitor with a 1000R curvature and USB-C (DP Alt Mode + 90W PD) based on AUO’s VA panel.
    03/09/2021:
    – In addition to the LG 27EP590 and 32EP950 OLED monitors, LG will also release 27BP95E and 32BP95E variants with a built-in calibration sensor and included shading hood; all the other features and specifications are identical.
    03/03/2021:
    – Samsung announced a new model of the Odyssey G9 with a mini LED backlight and ‘DisplayHDR 2000.’ You can read more about it here.
    – Added the BenQ EX3415R, a new 34″ 1440p 144Hz 1ms ultrawide monitor based on LG’s Nano IPS panel.
    03/01/2021:
    – The Acer Predator X34GS is now up on Amazon for $1,200; quite expensive considering you can get the LG 34GP83A with basically identical specifications (160Hz vs 180Hz overclocking being the main difference) for $800. So, if you’ve been waiting for this model, be sure to check out our LG 34GP83A review too.
    – Sceptre released a 32″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor for just $400, the Sceptre E325B-QPN168.
  • February 2021:
    02/23/2021:
    – The Acer XB253QGW and the Acer XV252QZ 25″ 1080p 240Hz (280Hz OC) IPS gaming monitors are now up on Amazon. That makes a total of 13 different monitors based on the same 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS panel, 6 of which are Acer models, at least that we know of!
    – The Acer XV272U V is now up on Amazon. It’s a 27″ 1440p 170Hz IPS gaming monitor based on a new Innolux IPS panel with 1ms GtG and 95% DCI-P3.
    02/22/2021:
    – The ASUS ROG Swift PG259QNR (1080p 360Hz IPS NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer) and the Acer Predator XB323UGX (32″ 1440p 270Hz IPS HDR600) are now up on Amazon.
    02/18/2021:
    – The Acer Predator X38P is now up on Amazon for $1660. It offers the same specifications as the LG 38GL950G.
    02/17/2021:
    – The ASUS PA32UCX and the PA27UCX 4K 60Hz IPS professional monitors with Adobe RGB gamut, Delta E < 1 factory-calibration, Dolby Vision, and mini-LED FALD backlights (576-zone for 27″, 1152-zone for 32″) are now up on Amazon.
    02/12/2021:
    – ASUS updated their page for the ASUS ProArt PA32UCG; it’s now ‘coming soon’ and they added HDMI 2.1 support!
    – The MSI Artymis 343CQR is now up on Amazon for $900, which is quite expensive considering that you can find an ultrawide monitor with similar specifications for $400, such as the Gigabyte G34WQC. You can also get an IPS model at that price range, the LG 34GP83A.
    02/08/2021:
    – The LG 27EP950 27″ 4K OLED monitor is now up for pre-order for $3,000.
    – Added the new MSI Artymis 242C – it’s a 24″ 1080p 165Hz FreeSync gaming monitor based on a 1000R curved VA panel.
    – Added the new Gigabyte AORUS FI32Q, a 32″ 1440p 170Hz IPS gaming monitor with 94% DCI-P3 gamut, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400, and HLG HDR. It also features Gigabyte’s new Aim Stabilizer Sync technology that allows VRR and MBR to be simultaneously active, just like ASUS’ ELMB-SYNC.
    02/05/2021:
    – LG will also release a 27″ 4K 60Hz OLED monitor, the LG 27EP950, with identical specifications to the 32EP950.
    02/02/2021:
    – Added the newly announced ViewSonic VA3456-MHDJ 34″ 3440×1440 75Hz IPS ultrawide monitor with HDR10, 400-nits peak brightness, an ergonomic stand, built-in speakers, and an affordable $388.99 price.
  • January 2021:
    01/28/2021:
    – We added a list of all 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors available/announced. Since newer revisions of some monitors have replaced their standard PANDA panel with a BOE panel, we’ll keep track of which monitor uses which panel in the list.
    – Added the LG 27GN800 and the Cooler Master GM32-FQ to the BOE IPS panel list.
    01/15/2021:
    – The ASUS VG34VQL1B is now up on B&H (coming soon). It’s a 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz FreeSync ultrawide 1500R curved gaming monitor with a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 550-nit peak brightness, 90% DCI-P3, 4ms GtG, and variable overdrive.
    01/13/2021:
    – Added newly announced monitors at CES including the ASUS PG279QM, the ASUS VG28UQL1A, and the AOC AG274QG. You can check out their specifications in the table below.
    – Added two new 1080p 360Hz IPS gaming monitors, the AOC AG254FG and the ASUS PG259QNR, both with dedicated G-SYNC modules + Reflex Latency Analyzer.
    01/12/2021:
    – The LG 27GN800 is now up on Amazon.
    01/11/2021:
    Check out all new ViewSonic Monitors.
    – ViewSonic announced a bunch of displays for 2021 including five new designer monitors, one of which is a 32″ 8K screen with Adobe RGB gamut, and five new ELITE gaming monitors, such as the ViewSonic XG321UG with 1152-zone Mini-LED FALD.
    Check out all new LG Monitors.
    – LG revealed the LG 27GP950 27″ 4K 144Hz Nano IPS monitor with 98% DCI-P3, DisplayHDR 600, and HDMI 2.1. It’s basically the LG 27GN950 with two HDMI 2.1 ports instead of HDMI 2.0.
    – LG also announced new OLED displays including 83″ and 42″ OLED TVs, the LG UltraFine 32EP950 32″ 4K monitor with an OLED panel for professionals (99% DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB gamut, USB-C 90W PD), and they mentioned making 20″ – 30″ OLED panels; more info on that will be added as soon as available!
    – Other interesting monitors announced by LG at CES 2021 include the 40″ 5K2K ultrawide (LG 40WP95C), the LG 32GP850 32″ 1440p 180Hz 1ms Nano IPS model, and the LG 34GP950G 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz DisplayHDR 600 ultrawide display with G-SYNC Ultimate.
    01/08/2021:
    – Acer announced the new Acer Predator XB273UNX 1440p 275Hz (OC) IPS G-SYNC gaming monitor and revealed more information about the upcoming XB323QK and XV282K 4K 144Hz IPS models.
    – A Swedish website has listed the Acer Nitro XV252QF, a 1080p 390Hz (overclocked from 360Hz) IPS gaming monitor with a 0.5ms response time speed, 99% sRGB color gamut, HDR400, and FreeSync support.
    01/06/2021:
    – Dell announced several new monitors mostly intended for professional and office-related use.
    01/05/2021:
    – Acer released the ConceptD CP1 CP1241Y V monitor. It’s a 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS display with a 2ms GtG quoted response time speed, a 165Hz overclocked refresh rate, and a wide 95% DCI-P3 gamut with Delta E < 2 factory-calibration making it an ideal budget option for both gaming and work.
    – The Acer CP3271U V 27″ 1440p 165Hz Nano IPS gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – The Acer CM3271K 27″ 4K 60Hz IPS monitor with Adobe RGB gamut is now up on Amazon.
    – The MSI Creator PS321QR 32″ 1440p 165Hz IPS Adobe RGB display is now up on Amazon.
    – The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27″ 1440p 165Hz IPS Adobe RGB monitor is now up on Amazon.
    01/04/2021:
    – Dell released the UltraSharp UP3221Q 32″ 4K 60Hz monitor with a 2000-zone Mini-LED backlight, 99% DCI-P3 gamut, DisplayHDR 1000, and Thunderbolt 3. It’s based on LG’s Nano IPS panel.
    – LG Display revealed a 48″ bendable OLED panel.
  • For older updates, go here.

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Popular Upcoming Monitors

In the list below, we’ll keep the most looked-for upcoming monitors. The latest additions are in bold. To check out all recently announced or released displays, keep scrolling down!

MonitorSpecificationsRelease Date, Price
Samsung Odyssey G9 Neo49" UW 5120x1440 240Hz 1ms VA Curved 2048-zone Mini LEDSeptember, $2700 (based on some leaks)
AOC AG274QXM27" 1440p 170Hz 1ms IPS 576-zone mini-LED FALD
99% Adobe RGB FreeSync
N/A
Acer XV252QF25" 1080p 360Hz (390Hz OC) IPS FreeSync$500
LG 34GP950G34" UW 3440x1440 180Hz G-SYNC Ultimate (HDR600)N/A
Acer X32
ASUS PG32UQX
ViewSonic XG321UG
32” 4K 144Hz IPS 1152-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1400, G-SYNC Ultimate$3000 (ASUS)
ASUS PA32UCG32” 4K 120Hz IPS 1152-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1400, VRR, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1$5000
ASUS PG27UQX27” 4K 144Hz IPS 576-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1000, G-SYNC UltimateN/A
ASUS PG32UQ
ViewSonic XG320U
Acer XB323K
32” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR600 HDMI 2.1 99% Adobe RGBQ3 2021
Philips 328M1R32” 4K 120Hz VA HDR600 HDMI 2.1Q1 2021
Acer XB323QK NV
Gigabyte Aorus FI32U
AOC AG324UX
32” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400 HDMI 2.1May, $1200 (Acer)
MSI MPG321UR-QD32” 4K 144Hz IPS HDMI 2.1 (Quantum Dot)N/A
Acer XB283K28” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400 Adobe RGB HDMI 2.1N/A
Acer XV282K KV
ASUS VG28UQL1A
Samsung S28AG700
Gigabyte M28U
28” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400 HDMI 2.1May, $900 (Acer)
Q2 2021 (ASUS)
~$800 (Samsung)
Now available, ~$600 (Gigabyte)
Acer X2828” 4K 144Hz (155Hz OC) IPS HDR400 G-SYNCAugust, $1300
LG 27GP95027" 4K 160Hz IPS HDR600 HDMI 2.1April 2021,
$800 - $900
Philips 329M1RV32” 4K 144Hz IPS HDR400N/A
Philips 279P2MRX27” 4K 60Hz IPS 2304-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1400N/A
Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme27” 4K 60Hz IPS 1152-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1000$2500
Dell UP3221Q32” 4K 60Hz IPS 2000-zone mini-LED FALD, DisplayHDR 1000$5000
ASUS XG43UQ
Acer CG437KS
43” 4K 144Hz VA HDR1000 HDMI 2.1 90% DCI-P3Q1 2021 (ASUS)
November, $1800 (Acer)
Gigabyte Aorus FV43U43” 4K 144Hz VA HDR1000 HDMI 2.1 99% Adobe RGB~$1000
Dell U4021QW
LG 40WP95C
Lenovo P40W
40” UW 5120x2160 60Hz IPSNow available (Dell, $1900)
Acer X34S34” UW 3440x1440 200Hz G-SYNC + NRAN/A
LG 32EP950
LG 32BP95E
32" 4K OLED 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB22 April, $4000 (32EP950)
LG 27EP950
LG 27BP95E
27" 4K OLED 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB$3000
(27EP950)
ViewSonic
VP3268-8K
32" 7680x4320 Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3Summer 2021, $5000
Gigabyte Aorus FO48U
Skyworth G90
48" 4K 120Hz OLED HDMI 2.1N/A
N/A32" 4K 144Hz OLED (new AUO panel)N/A
N/A32" 8K 120Hz OLED (new AUO panel)N/A
Sharp 8M-B32C132" 8K HDR 1000-nitsN/A

*NRA – NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer

1440p 240Hz Monitor List

Due to the increasing popularity of 1440p 240Hz gaming monitors, we’ll keep an updated list right here!

MonitorSizePanelVRROverclockHDR
HP Omen X 2727”TNFreeSyncN/AHDR10
AOC AG273QZ27”TNFreeSyncN/ADisplayHDR 400
Lenovo Y27GQ-2527”TNG-SYNCN/AHDR10
AOC PD2727”VAFreeSyncN/ADisplayHDR 400
Acer XZ273U X27”VAFreeSyncN/ADisplayHDR 400
Samsung C27G75T27”VAFreeSyncN/ADisplayHDR 600
Samsung C32G75T32”VAFreeSyncN/ADisplayHDR 600
Acer XV272U X27”IPSFreeSync270HzDisplayHDR 400
Acer XB273U GX27”IPSFreeSync270HzDisplayHDR 400
Aorus FI27Q-X27”IPSFreeSyncN/ADisplayHDR 400
ASUS XG27AQM27”IPSFreeSync270HzDisplayHDR 400
AOC AG274QZP27"IPSFreeSyncN/ADisplayHDR 600
Dell AW2721D27”IPSG-SYNCN/ADisplayHDR 600
ASUS PG279QM27”IPSG-SYNCN/ADisplayHDR 400
Acer XB273U NX27”IPSG-SYNC275HzDisplayHDR 400
ViewSonic XG271QG27”IPSG-SYNCN/ADisplayHDR 400
AOC AG274QG27”IPSG-SYNCN/ADisplayHDR 600 (?)
Acer XB323U GX32”IPSFreeSync270HzDisplayHDR 600
Acer XV322U X32”IPSFreeSync270HzDisplayHDR 600
Gigabyte FI32Q-X32”IPSFreeSyncN/A?

Samsung

Samsung VA PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
49” 5120x1440 60Hz CurvedNow availablePhilips 499P9H
49” 5120x1440 120Hz Curved HDR1000Now availableSamsung CRG9
49” 5120x1440 120Hz Curved HDR400Now availableAOC AG493UCX
Sceptre C505B-QSN168
43” 3840x1200 120Hz CurvedNow availableSamsung C43J89
ASUS ROG Strix XG43VQ 

(+HDR400 and FreeSync 2)
Monoprice CrystalPro
43.4” 3840x1200 144Hz FreeSync 2 HDR CurvedNow availableLenovo Legion Y44W
Lenovo ThinkVision P44W
34” 3440x1440 144Hz 1800R CurvedNow availableMSI Optix MPG341CQR
34” 3440x1440 144Hz 1500R CurvedNow availableAOC CU34G2X
Nixeus NX-EDG34S
Viotek GNV34DBE
Lenovo G34W-10
Philips 345M1CR
MSI PAG343CQR
Iiyama GB3466WQSU-B1
Cooler Master GM34-CF
Monoprice Dark Matter
Gigabyte G34WQC
Acer Nitro XZ342CK P
Acer EI342CKR P
Xiaomi Mi Curved 34
32” 4K 120Hz CurvedN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz CurvedNow availableSamsung U32R590
MSI MAG321CURV
Philips 328E1CA
AOC CU32N2
AOC CU32V3
27" 1440p HDR600N/AN/A
24" 1920x1200 HDR400N/AN/A
24" 1920x1200 HDR600N/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 60Hz CurvedN/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz FreeSync 2 HDR400 CurvedNow availableDell S3220DGF
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1500RN/AMSI MAG342CQR
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000R HDR400Now availableMSI Artymis 343CQR
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1000R sRGBNow availableSamsung C34G55T
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000RN/AAOC CU34G3S
49" 5120x1440 240Hz HDR1000 1000R Curved 13 June 2020Samsung Odyssey C49G95T
27" 1440p 240Hz HDR600 1000R Curved13 July 2020Samsung Odyssey C27G75T
27" 1440p 240Hz HDR400 1000R CurvedNow availableAOC AGON PD27 (Porsche Design)
32" 1440p 240Hz HDR600 1000R Curved13 July 2020Samsung Odyssey C32G75T
24" 1080p 144Hz flat-screenNow availableSamsung F24G3
27" 1080p 144Hz flat-screenNow availableSamsung F27G3

AU Optronics

Auo Panels 2019

New Displays

AUO announced new displays featuring built-in ART (advanced reflectionless technology) for improved reflection handling, including a 27″ 1440p 300Hz gaming display with ‘1ms latency’ and a 32″ 8K professional editing display.

We have yet to see more information regarding panel type, release date, pricing, and other specifications. We’ll update the article as soon as something new comes up. In the meantime, you can check out AUO’s page for additional information.

Mini-LED Technology

The mini-LED technology shouldn’t be confused with the micro-LED technology.

In short, miniLED panels are improved versions of LED-backlight displays with higher contrast ratio and faster response time speeds, whereas microLED is similar to OLED as it produces its own light but it’s also brighter and more stable.

AUO Mini-LED PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
32” 4K IPS 1152-zone mini-LED FALD, Dolby Vision,
99% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB, Delta E < 1,
Thunderbolt 3
Now availableASUS ProArt PA32UCX
27” 4K IPS 576-zone mini-LED FALD, Dolby Vision,
97% DCI-P3, 99.5% Adobe RGB, Delta E < 1
Now availableASUS ProArt PA27UCX
27” 4K 144Hz IPS FALDQ4 2019ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQX
32" 4K 120Hz VRR IPS
1152-zone Mini-LED FALD DisplayHDR 1400 HDMI 2.1
N/AASUS PA32UCG
65" 4K 144Hz VA 1000-zone FALD, 2500-nits peakN/AN/A
32" 4K 144Hz IPS 1152-zone Mini LED FALD,
DisplayHDR 1400, G-SYNC Ultimate
~$3,000ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX
Acer Predator X32
17.3" 4K 120Hz HDR1000 512-zone Mini LED FALD
(Notebook display)
N/AN/A
16" 2560x1600 165Hz HDR1000 512-zone Mini LED FALD (Notebook display)N/AN/A

AUO OLED Panels

AUO OLED PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
32" 4K 144HzN/AN/A
32" 8K 120HzN/AN/A

AUO TN Panels

AUO TN PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27” 1440p 240Hz 0.5ms G-SYNCNow available in some regionsLenovo Legion Y27GQ
27” 1440p 240Hz 1ms 90% DCI-P3, HDR, FreeSync 2Now availableHP Omen X 27
27” 1440p 240Hz 0.5ms 90% DCI-P3, HDR, FreeSync 2Now availableAOC AG273QZ
25” 1080p 240Hz 0.4ms G-SYNCNow availableAcer Predator XN253Q X
25” 1080p 240Hz 0.3ms FreeSyncNow availableAcer Nitro XF252Q X
27” 1080p 240Hz 0.3ms FreeSyncNow availableAcer Nitro XF272 X

AUO IPS Panels

AUO IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
24.5" 1080p 144HzNow availableAcer Nitro XV253Q P
Acer VG252Q P
Acer Predator XB253Q G
ASUS VG259Q
BenQ EX2510
BenQ EX2510S (165Hz factory-OC)
27” 4K 144Hz HDR G-SYNCNow availableAcer Predator XB273K
27” 4K 144Hz 99% Adobe RGB HDR1000 576-zone FALDDecember 2020N/A
24.5" 1080p 165Hz 90% DCI-P3 HDR400 (8-zone local dimming)January 2021N/A
27" 1080p 144HzNow availableASUS VG279Q
Acer VG271
LG 27GL650F
27" 1080p 144Hz G-SYNCNow availableAcer XB273P
24.5" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) DisplayHDR 400Now availableAcer XV253QX
Acer XB253Q GX
Acer XB253Q GZ
Acer VG252Q X
Acer XV252Q Z (280Hz OC)
Acer XB253Q GW (280Hz OC)
Dell AW2521HF
MSI MAG251RX
Lenovo Y25-25
ASUS VG259QM
(280Hz OC, ELMB-Sync)
Pixio PX5H2
Pixio PX259 Prime (280Hz OC)
Aorus FI25F
Dell S2522HG (no HDR)
27" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) FreeSyncNow availableViewSonic XG270 ($430)
AOC AG273FZE
27" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) FreeSync DisplayHDR 400Now availableAcer Nitro XV273X
Acer VG272 X
Dell Alienware AW2720HF
Acer XB273GX
ASUS VG279QM
(280Hz OC, ELMB-Sync)
27" 1080p 240Hz 0.1ms (GtG) G-SYNC Module + Adaptive-SyncNow availableAcer Predator XB273 X
27" 1440p 240Hz 1ms DisplayHDR 400 Now availableAcer XV272UX (Adobe RGB, 270Hz OC)
Acer XB273UGX (Adobe RGB, 270Hz OC)
ASUS XG27AQM (ELMB-Sync, 270Hz OC)
ASUS PG279QM (Native G-SYNC)
27" 1440p 240Hz 95% DCI-P3 400-nitsNovember 2020N/A
32" 1440p 240Hz, 99% Adobe RGB, 600-nitsSeptember 2020Acer Predator XB323U GX
(270Hz OC, December 2020, $900)
32" 1440p 165Hz HDR600October 2020N/A
32" 4K 144Hz FALDN/AN/A
32" 4K 144Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBDecember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 95% DCI-P3 1ms (GtG)Now available (ASUS)ASUS VG27AQL1A
ASUS XG279Q
Acer Nitro XV273U S
Acer VG272UV
Acer Predator XB273UGS
ASUS XG27AQ
27" 1440p 165Hz HDR 99% Adobe RGB 1ms (GtG)November 2020MSI MAG274QRF-QD
27" 1440p 165Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBSeptember 2019Acer CP5271UV (170Hz OC, June 2020, ~$700)
27" 1440p 165Hz HDR600 95% DCI-P3October 2020N/A
32" 1440p 144Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBNow available (Acer)MSI PS321QR (165Hz)
Acer XB323U GP (170Hz OC)
ASUS PG329Q (175Hz)
32" 1440pNovember 2019N/A
27” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGBN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGB HDR1000 576-zone FALDDecember 2020N/A
32” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGB 300-nitsOctober 2020N/A
32” 4K 60Hz 90% DCI-P3 DisplayHDR 400Now availableBenQ EW3280U
25" 1080p 360Hz G-SYNCNow availableASUS PG259QN
ASUS ROG Swift PG259QNR
MSI NXG253R
Acer X25
Dell AW2521H
AOC AGON PRO AG254FG
Lenovo Y25G-30
ViewSonic XG251G (99% Adobe RGB)
25" 1080p 360Hz FreeSyncN/AAcer XV252QF
27" 4K 95% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ4 2020N/A
27" 4K 99% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ1 2021N/A
27" 4K 95% DCI-P3 HDR1000 384-zone FALDH1 2021N/A
24" 1920x1200 sRGB 350-nitsOctober 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 90Hz sRGB 300-nitsOctober 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 200Hz sRGB 300-nitsNovember 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 200Hz 95% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ1 2021N/A
27" 4K 99% Adobe RGB + 99% DCI-P3 400-nitsQ1 2021N/A
27" 1440p 300HzN/AN/A

AUO VA Panels

AUO VA PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
35” 3440x1440 200Hz FALD-HDRNow availableAcer Predator X35
ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ
AOC AGON AG353UCG
35" 3440x1440 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDRQ4 2019Cooler Master GM219-35
43”4K 60Hz HDR600June 2019N/A
43”4K 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDRSeptember 2019ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q
65” 4K 144Hz FALD-HDRNow available (ASUS)HP Omen X Emperium 65
Acer Predator 65
ASUS ROG Swift PG65UQ
43” 4K 144Hz HDR600Q3 2019N/A
43” 4K 144Hz FreeSync HDR1000Now availableAcer Predator CG437K
ASUS PG43UQ (with DSC)
27" 1080p 200HzN/AN/A
30" 2560x1080 200HzQ4 2019/
Now Available
Cooler Master GM219-30
MSI PAG301CR
MSI MAG301CR
Sceptre C305B-200UN
30" 2560x1080 240Hz 200Hz 1500R 300-nits 85% NTSCOctober 2020N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz CurvedNow available
(Samsung and MSI)
Samsung C27RG5
AOC C27G2Z
MSI MAG272CRX
Philips 272M8CP
AOC AG273FCZE
27" 1080p 240HzN/AMSI MAG272RX
32" 1080p 240Hz 1500R Curved2020AOC C32G2Z
Philips 322M8CP
32" 1440p 240HzApril 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1500R CurvedMay 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 100Hz 1500RDecember 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1500RDecember 2020ASUS VG34VQL1B
34" 3440x1440 100Hz 1000RJanuary/February 2021Samsung S34A650
(USB-C 90W PD)
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1000RJanuary 2021Philips 345M2CRZ
32" 4K 144Hz 1000RQ2 2021N/A
32" 1440p 165Hz 1000RQ4 2020N/A
32" 1440p 240Hz 1000RApril 2021N/A
32" 1080p 240Hz 1500ROctober 2020N/A
32" 1080p 165Hz 1000RNovember 2020N/A
32" 1080p 240Hz 1000RDecember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 1000RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 1500RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1ms GtG 1000RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1500RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1080p 165Hz 1000RNovember 2020N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1000RQ1 2021N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1500RQ1 2021N/A
24" 1080p 165Hz 1000RH1 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1ms GtG 800RN/AN/A

LG

Nano IPS Panels

LG Nano IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
32” 4K 98% DCI-P3 HDRNow availableLG 32UL950
27” 4K 98% DCI-P3 HDRN/AN/A
34” 5120×2160 HDRNow availableLG 34WK95U
MSI PS341WU
27” 1440p 144Hz 1ms
(LM270WQA-SSA1)
Now availableLG 27GL850
LG 27GL83A
LG 27GN850
LG 27GN880
Acer CP3271U
(165Hz OC, ΔE<2)
Philips 275M1RZ
HP Omen 27i
Lenovo Legion Y27q-20
27” 1440p 165Hz 1ms
(LM270WQA-SSA2)
Now available (Dell)LG 27GP83B
LG 27GP850
Dell S2721DGF
27” 1440p 165Hz 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNCNow availableViewSonic XG270QG
27” 4K 144Hz 1ms HDR600H2 2020N/A
38” 3840×1600 175Hz HDR400 G-SYNC CurvedNow AvailableLG 38GL950G
Acer Predator X38 P
38” 3840×1600 144Hz HDR600 G-SYNC Ultimate CurvedN/AMSI MEG381CQR
Acer X38S (175Hz OC, Reflex Latency Analyzer)
38” 3840×1600 144Hz HDR600 FreeSync CurvedNow available (LG)
Q3/Q4 2020 (MSI)
Q4 (Acer)
LG 38WN95C
Acer XR383CKP
38” 3840×1600 160Hz HDR600 FreeSync CurvedN/A ($1600)LG 38GN950
LG 38GN95B
34" 3440x1440 60Hz 98% DCI-P3 Flat-ScreenN/ABenQ PD3420Q
34” 3440×1440 144Hz HDRNow availableLG 34GK950F
34” 3440×1440 144Hz 1ms HDR400Now availableLG 34GN850 (160Hz OC)
LG 34GP83A (160Hz OC)
Acer XR343CKP (180Hz OC)
Acer X34 GS (180Hz OC)
BenQ EX3415R
ASUS XG349C (180Hz OC)
34” 3440×1440 200Hz G-SYNC 1ms HDR400N/AAcer X34 S
34” 3440×1440 120Hz G-SYNCNow availableLG 34GK950G
Dell AW3420DW
27" 4K 144Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600, 'real borderless'July 2020 (LG)
Q1 2021
LG 27GN950
27" 4K 144Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600, 'real borderless', HDMI 2.1Q1 2021LG 27GP950
27" 1440p 240Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600,
'real borderless', G-SYNC
Now available (Dell)Dell Alienware AW2721D
27" 1440p 240Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600,
FreeSync
N/AAOC AG274QZP
31.5" 4K, 99% DCI-P3, HDR1000, Mini-LED w/ 2,000+ zonesNow availableDell UP3221Q ($5,000)
31.5" 4K 144Hz 98% DCI-P3 HDR1000Q4 2021N/A
31.5" 8K Adobe RGBN/AN/A
40" 5120x2160 98% DCI-P3 2500R Q1 2021N/A
32" 1440p 165Hz 1msNow availableLG 32GP83B
LG 32GP850 (180Hz OC)

LG IPS Panels

LG IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
49” 5120x1440 CurvedNow availableDell U4919DW
LG 49WL95
49” 5120x1440 144Hz CurvedQ4 2019N/A
31.5" 4K HDR1000 BT2020Q4 2019N/A
25" 1920x1200 sRGBN/AN/A
27" 2560x1440 144Hz 1ms GtG sRGB
G-SYNC compatible
Now availableLG 27GL83A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ4 2019N/A
24.5" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 1440p 165HzN/AN/A

Innolux

Innolux IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
Megazone 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) HDR1000 94% DCI-P3
Q2 2020N/A
MiniLED 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) 1000-nits 95% BT 2020
Q3 2020N/A
31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
7ms (GtG)
June 2020N/A
28” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
5ms (GtG)
Q4 2020N/A
28” 4K 60Hz 90% DCI-P3
4ms (GtG)
Now available
September 2019 (Acer)
Samsung U28R550
ASUS VG289Q
Acer VG280K
Acer CB282K
Philips 288E2A
Philips 288E2E
27" 1440p 144Hz DP 1.2AvailableViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD
27" 1440p 144Hz *DP 1.2 HDR400AvailableAcer VG271UP
Acer XV272U
27" 1440p 144Hz **DP 1.2+ HDR400AvailableGigabyte Aorus AD27QD
Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q
27" 1440p 165Hz ***DP 1.4 HDRAvailablePixio PX7 Prime
BenQ EX2780Q
27" 1440p 165Hz DP 1.4 HDR400Now availableRazer Raptor 27
Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P
27" 1440p 165Hz
7ms (GtG) w/o overdrive
March 2020N/A
27" 1080p 144Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3April 2020N/A
24" 1080p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3Q3 2020Gigabyte G24F
(170Hz OC, 2ms GtG w/ OD, 1ms MPRT)
27" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ2 2020N/A
24" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 4K 60Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3N/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz 1ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3 HDR400Q3 2020Acer XB323QU NV
Gigabyte AORUS FI32Q (Aim Stabilizer Sync, $800)
Gigabyte M32Q
31.5" 1440p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A
28" 4K 144Hz 1ms GtG 98% DCI-P3 HDR400
HDMI 2.1
May 2021Acer XV282K KV (~$1,000)
27" 1440p 165Hz 95% DCI-P3 1ms (GtG)N/AAcer XB273U NV (170Hz OC)
Acer XV272U KV (170Hz OC, Delta E < 1, December 2020, $400)
Acer XV272U V (170Hz OC)

BOE

Here, you’ll find the latest panel developments regarding BOE’s ADS (Advanced Super Dimension Switch), basically IPS, panels.

BOE’s also working on their BD Cell technology, aiming to compete with OLED. It involves a dual-cell panel with ‘pixel-level backlight control’ that should bring 12-bit color depth support and a contrast ratio of up to 2,000,000:1. We’ll add more information regarding this technology and its development as it becomes available.

BOE IPS Panels

BOE IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27” 4K 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 300-nitsSeptember 2020N/A
27” 4K 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 400-nitsSeptmeber 2020N/A
27” 4K 90% Rec2020Q1 2021N/A
32” 4K 90% Rec2020N/AN/A
27” 4K 144HzJuly 2021N/A
27” 1080p 360HzFebruary 2021N/A
27” 1440p 240HzFebruary 2021N/A
32” 4K 144HzJanuary 2021N/A
23.8” 1080p 240HzOctober 2020Acer XV241Y X (?)
Acer VG241Y X (?)
34” 2560x1080 165HzApril 2021N/A
34” 3440x1440 144Hz (1900R)H2 2021N/A
29” 2560x1080 165HzMay 2021N/A
29” 3440x1440May 2021N/A
25.7” 2560x1080Septmber 2020N/A
34” 5120x2160May 2021N/A
39.7” 5120x2160 (2500R)October 2021N/A
24” 2560x1600 95% DCI-P3N/AN/A
27" 4K 1000-zone Mini-LEDDecember 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 3000-zone Mini-LEDN/AN/A
32" 4K 4000-zone Mini-LEDQ4 2021N/A
27" 1440p 144Hz 1ms GtGNow availableLG 27GN800
32" 1440p 165HzMarch 2021, $500Cooler Master GM32-FQ

24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS Panels

MonitorMaximum
Refresh Rate
HDRBrightness
(cd/m²)
Color GamutErgonomicsPanel
Acer CP1241Y V165HzYes25095%
DCI-P3
Full
Acer RG241Y P144HzYes250sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer RX241Y P165HzHDR400400sRGBFull
Acer VG240Y S165HzYes250sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer VG240YP144HzYes250sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer VG242Y P165HzHDR400400sRGBTilt, VESA
Acer XF243YP165HzYes250sRGBFull
Acer XV240Y P165HzYes250sRGBFull
Acer XV242Y P165HzHDR400400sRGBFull
AOC 24G2144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Full
AOC 24G2E144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Tilt, VESA
AOC 24G2U HDN-ATN144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
FullPANDA LC238LF1F
AOC 24G2U HDP-AWB144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
FullBOE MV238FHB-NG0
ASUS VG249Q144HzN/A250sRGBFull
ASUS VG249Q1A165HzN/A250sRGBTilt, VESA
ASUS VG249Q1R165HzN/A250sRGBTilt, VESA
ASUS VP249QGR144HzN/A250sRGBTilt, VESA
HP X24i144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, VESA
HP X24ih144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, Height, VESA
LG 24GN600144HzYes300sRGBTilt, VESABOE MV238FHM-NG1
LG 24GN650144HzYes300sRGBTilt, Height, Pivot, VESABOE MV238FHM-NG1
MSI G241144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Tilt, VESA
MSI G242144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Tilt, VESA
MSI G242P144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Full
Pixio PX247144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, VESA
Pixio PX248 Prime144HzN/A350sRGBTilt, VESA
Pixio PX248 Prime S165HzYes400sRGBTilt, VESA
Sceptre E248B-FPT168165HzN/A250sRGBTilt, VESA
ViewSonic XG2405144HzN/A250sRGBFull
Philips 242M8144HzN/A25095%
DCI-P3
Tilt, VESA

In 2020, BOE Technology bought Gen 8.5 and Gen 8.6 fabs by PANDA, the panel manufacturer that made the popular 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors.

Now, some of the popular models, such as the AOC 24G2, have replaced the older PANDA LC238LF1F panel with the newer BOE MV238FHB-NG0 panel.

The BOE (TPM238WF1-FHBNG0) panel sacrifices some of the contrast ratio (from ~1,500:1 to ~1,000:1) and brightness (from ~350-nits to ~250-nits) for a faster pixel response time speed. Note that brightness and contrast vary across different units of monitors, too.

The AOC 24G2 has a specified contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and peak brightness of 250-nits, but many reviewers were getting results closer to 1,500:1 and 350-nits, respectively.

The newer 24G2 models using the BOE panel will have contrast ratio and brightness closer to the specified values, but slightly better pixel responsiveness.

Besides the AOC 24G2, it looks like the ASUS VG249Q and VP249QGR models also use the BOE panel.

As the situation develops, we’ll be adding which panel is used by which monitor in the table above.

Update: It seems that AOC went with the BOE panel due to panel shortages. Now, they’ll be discontinuing the models using the BOE panel, and start using the old PANDA panel again.

Sharp

Sharp IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27" 1440p 240Hz, 100% Adobe RGB, HDR400N/AGigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X
27" 1440p 170Hz, BGR layoutNow availableGigabyte M27Q

New Monitors

Below, you will find more information about new monitors by various popular manufacturers. Some of these monitors use the above-mentioned panels, but for most of them, it’s unknown what panel will be used. Click on the monitor manufacturer to jump to their models.

Acer
ASUS
LG
Philips
AOC
MSI
Samsung
Lenovo
Gigabyte
ViewSonic
BenQ
Dell
Other

Acer Monitors

Acer Predator XB3 Series

acer predator xb3 monitor
Acer Predator XB323QK NV

The Acer Predator XB323QK NV is a long-anticipated budget-friendlier variant of a 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor.

Unlike the previously announced (~$3,000) Acer X32 and ASUS PG32UQX 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS models with expensive FALD systems, the XB323QKNV will only support VESA’s entry-level DisplayHDR 400 certification.

Although the XB323QK will be quite pricey (~$1,200), it’s still significantly cheaper than the X32 model yet it’ll offer an incredibly immersive and responsive SDR gaming experience.

Other panel-related specifications include a 400-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, dithered 10-bit color depth, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, and 178° viewing angles.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.1 ports, a USB type C port (65W PD), a quad-USB 3.0 hub, and a headphones jack while the design boasts full ergonomic support. Sadly, no HDMI 2.1.

The monitor will also support AMD FreeSync (will likely be certified as G-SYNC Compatible) and the new Acer VisionCare 4.0 technology that includes a built-in sensor, which automatically adjusts the brightness and color temperature according to ambient lighting and dims or turns off the display if no one is in front of it.

Acer Predator XB273U NX
Acer Predator XB273U NX

Another interesting monitor from Acer’s new XB3 series is the Predator XB273UNX.

It uses a 1440p 240Hz (275Hz factory-OC) IPS panel with a fast 0.5ms GtG response time speed, a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR support.

Equipped with a dedicated G-SYNC module, the monitor ensures flawless VRR performance with compatible NVIDIA graphics cards. Just like the XB323QK model, it features USB-C with 65W PD and the new VisionCare 4.0 technology.

While it does support HDR, we don’t know to what extent as the peak brightness or the use of local dimming is not specified.

The monitor will be priced at ~$1100 once it’s released (date unknown).

Acer EI491CRG9
Acer EI491CRG9 Monitor

The Acer EI491CRG9 will be based on the same panel as the new mini-LED version of the Odyssey G9, so we can expect the same key specifications.

It’s a 49″ 5120×1440 240Hz 32:9 ultrawide curved (1000R) gaming monitor with a fast 1ms GtG response time speed, “DisplayHDR 2000”, 2048-zone local dimming solution, FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible support, and 95% DCI-P3 color gamut.

We’ll update the article once we have more information!

Update: It seems that Acer ‘paused‘ the development of the EI491CRG9, so its presentation will be delayed.

ASUS Monitors

New HDMI 2.1 Monitors

asus hdmi 2.1 monitors

ASUS announced three new monitors (28″, 32″, and 43″ sized models) with HDMI 2.1:

  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A – 28″ 4K 144Hz IPS DisplayHDR 400
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS DisplayHDR 600 (Delta E < 2, 98% DCI-P3, 1ms GtG, FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible, ELMB-Sync)
  • ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ – 43″ 4K 144Hz DisplayHDR 1000

Will update this section with more information, including pricing and availability, as soon as we get it.

LG Monitors

LG Monitors 2021

At CES 2021, LG announced several exciting new displays:

  • LG 27GP950 – 27″ 4K 144Hz (160Hz OC) Nano IPS DisplayHDR 600, HDMI 2.1
  • LG 32GP850 – 32″ 1440p 165Hz (180Hz OC) Nano IPS
  • LG 34GP950G – 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz (180Hz OC) Nano IPS DisplayHDR 600 with G-SYNC Ultimate
  • LG 40WP95C – 40″ 5120×2160 Nano IPS
  • LG UltraFine 32EP950 – 32″ 4K OLED with 99% Adobe RGB/DCI-P3

More information, including price and release date, will be added as we get it.

Philips Monitors

Philips 279P2MRX

Philips 279P2MRX

The Philips 279P2MRX is a 27″ 4K IPS monitor featuring a mini-LED backlight with a 2304-zone full-array local dimming solution for an amazing HDR image quality; it even has VESA’s high-end DisplayHDR 1400 certification.

Other specifications include a wide 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, Delta E < 2 factory-calibration, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. More information to follow.

Philips 329M1RV

Philips 329M1RV Monitor

Philips announced the new 329M1RV 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor, following the Acer XB323QK NV with the same key specifications.

Main specifications include quick 1ms GtG pixel response time, wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, 400-nit peak brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit color depth, and 178° viewing angles.

The display also features Delta E < 2 factory-calibration, FreeSync, Ambiglow RGB lighting, and DTS integrated speakers.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports (sadly no HDMI 2.1), and a USB-C port.

No word on pricing and availability yet.

New Console Gaming Displays

Philips 4k Console Gaming Monitor

Philips has introduced three new console gaming monitors to their Momentum series:

  • Philips 558M1RY – 55″ 4K 120Hz VA display with HDR 1000 and edge-lit local dimming. It also offers three HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, and a quad-USB 3.0 hub. The HDMI ports are limited to 60Hz at 4K or 120Hz at 1440p. For 4K 120Hz, you will need to use the DisplayPort input.
  • Philips 559M1RYV – 55″ 4K 144Hz VA display with HDR1000, HDMI 2.1, and USB-C (with 65W PD and DP Alt Mode).
  • Philips 328M1R – 32″ 4K 120Hz VA monitor with HDR 600, 1ms MPRT, and the same connectivity options as the 55″ variant + HDMI 2.1.

Both monitors support AMD FreeSync and feature the Ambiglow RGB lighting technology.

The release date of the Philips 328M1R has been pushed to Q1 2021, as Philips wants to implement HDMI 2.1 to make the monitors ready for the next-gen consoles.

AOC Monitors

AOC AGON AG274QXM

AOC AGON AG274QXM

The AOC AG274QXM is a 27″ 1440p 165Hz (170Hz OC) 1ms GtG FreeSync gaming monitor based on an IPS panel with a wide 99% Adobe RGB and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut.

More importantly, it will feature a mini LED backlight with a 576-zone full-array local dimming system and have a strong peak brightness of 1,000-nits thus earning VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 certification.

It’s the first 1440p gaming monitor with meaningful HDR support, which is something that will interest many gamers who prefer higher frame rates to 4K UHD resolution!

The price and release date are currently unknown. It’s also possible that this will be a China-exclusive model, but at least we’re seeing that proper HDR support is on its way to the more affordable and ‘easier-to-drive’ 1440p widescreen monitors.

Expect an update as soon as something new comes up.

New AOC Gaming Displays

  • AOC AG323QCXE – 32″ 1440p 144Hz curved (1500R) model with FreeSync, HDR, 550-nits, and 91% DCI-P3 gamut
  • AOC CQ27G3S – 27″ 1440p 165Hz 1000R curved VA monitor with FreeSync and HDR
  • AOC CU34G3X – 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide 1000R curved VA gaming monitor
  • AOC U34G3X – 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz IPS ultrawide flat-screen gaming monitor with FreeSync and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut
  • AOC AG274QG – 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS G-SYNC Ultimate
  • AOC AG254FG – 25″ 1080p 360Hz IPS G-SYNC

MSI Monitors

New MSI Monitors

MSI MAG301RF

The MSI MAG301RF is the first 2560×1080 ultrawide gaming monitor based on an IPS panel with a rapid 1ms GtG response time speed and a high 200Hz refresh rate.

No word on other specifications, such as color gamut and brightness, but we do know that it’ll support FreeSync and be certified as G-SYNC Compatible by NVIDIA.

The monitor might interest a lot of competitive FPS gamers as it’s basically as tall as a regular 24″ display, just ~33% wider. This allows you to focus on the whole screen as it’s not that big, while still gaining the advantage of the extra horizontal FOV, at least in the competitive titles that support ultra-wide resolutions.

While there are fast ultrawide displays already available, such as the LG 34GP83A 3440×1440 144Hz 1ms IPS monitor, the MSI MAG301RF is the first one with a lower 2560×1080 resolution, allowing you to maintain high frame rate more easily, and a high 200Hz refresh rate paired with 1ms GtG response time.

Update: It’s now on Amazon for ~$330.

Other monitors recently announced by MSI include:

  • MSI PS321QR – 32″ 1440p monitor aimed at designers and gamers with a 165Hz refresh rate, DisplayHDR 600, and 1ms GtG response time, 95% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut
  • MSI PS321UR – 32″ 4K IPS designer monitor with 95% DCI-3, 99% Adobe RGB, and DisplayHDR 600 
  • MSI MEG381CQR – 38″ ultrawide monitor with an innovative human-machine interface which includes a small extra OLED display. It’s based on LG’s IPS panel with 3840×1600 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate (overclockable to 175Hz), Display HDR600, and G-SYNC Ultimate.
  • MSI 242C – 24″ 1080p 165Hz FreeSync 1000R Curved, 90% DCI-P3, 1ms MPRT

Samsung Monitors

Updated Samsung Odyssey G9

Samsung Odyssey G9 Mini LED

Samsung announced that they’ll be releasing a new and improved version of the Odyssey G9.

The new model will have the same key specifications as the older one, including a 49″ 5120×1440 240Hz 1ms GtG 1000R curved VA panel, but this time with a mini LED backlight and ‘DisplayHDR 2000.’

While the DisplayHDR 2000 certification doesn’t (yet) exist on VESA’s website, we assume it implies a peak brightness of 2000-nits. Other information, such as how many dimming zones will be there, pricing, and release date of the monitor are unknown at the moment.

We’ll update the article as soon as we have more information.

Update: It turns out that the new Samsung Odyssey G9, called S49AG95NC, will have 2048 local dimming zones and a Mini LED backlight. In addition to the assumed 2000-nit peak brightness, we’re expecting an incredible HDR image quality, much better than that of the old G9.

It’s now up on Samsung Turkey, you can check the (archived) product page for more information.

Acer will also release a model based on the same panel, called Acer EI491CRG9.

No word on official pricing and release date just yet, so stay tuned!

New Samsung Odyssey G3, G5 & G7 Monitors
Samsung S28AG700 Monitor

Samsung revealed the new S28AG70 (G7), the S27AG50 (G5) and the S27AG30, S24AG30 (G3) Odyssey gaming monitors.

When Samsung announced flat-screen Odyssey G5 and G7 variants a few months back, most people were hoping for flat versions of the C27G75T and the C32G75T – with 1440p 240Hz VA panels and fast 1ms GtG response time speed.

The S28AG70 and the S27AG50, however, use IPS panels with different specifications altogether. We can’t confirm whether this means that there will be no flat-screen 1440p 240Hz 1ms VA variants.

The S28AG70 uses a 4K 144Hz IPS panel by Innolux and features DisplayHDR 400, FreeSync Premium Pro, and HDMI 2.1.

The S27AG50 is based on a 1440p 165Hz IPS panel with a fast 1ms GtG response time speed, FreeSync, and 99% sRGB color gamut.

Samsung Odyssey G7 Flat screen

The current-generation Samsung Odyssey G3 flat-screen models are now available, the Samsung F27G3 and the Samsung F24G3. However, as their GtG pixel response time is slow, you get the usual VA-panel dark-level smearing – unlike the G7/G9 models.

The new G3 series, the Samsung S27AG30 and the S24AG30 are identical to the old one, apart from the lower specified contrast ratio of 3,000:1 – as opposed to 4,000:1 of the F24G3 and F27G3.

In other TV-related news, Samsung announced new Neo QLED and QLED TVs for gaming with 4K 120Hz resolution, variable refresh rate, and low 5.8ms input lag. The QN90A series will support AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, whereas all Q70A and better models will have support for 21:9 and 32:9 ultrawide resolutions.

You can find more information and watch the full presentation in the embedded video below:

Lenovo Monitors

New Lenovo ThinkVision Monitors

lenovo thinkvision t34w 20 monitor

Lenovo showcased several displays at CES 2020 including:

  • Lenovo ThinkVision T34W-20 – 34″ 3440×1440 ultrawide curved (1500R) monitor with a VA panel, 60Hz, and ~99% sRGB color gamut. Other features include a quad USB hub, USB-C with 75W PD, and PiP/PbP support. The release date is scheduled for March 2020, priced at $800.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision P27H-20 – 27″ 1440p monitor with USB-C PD (90W) and a height-adjustable stand. It should be available in March as well, for $500.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision T24V-20 – 24″ 1080p IPS monitor with an integrated Full HD camera, facial recognition, and dual microphones; available in April 2020 for $264.
    Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27 –  27″ 4K IPS monitor for professional use with 100% sRGB and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, factory-calibrated.
    Other specs include a 1,000-nit peak brightness, a 14ms GtG response time speed, and an 1152-zone Mini-LED local dimming solution.
    The monitor will also feature USB-C with 90W PD, DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, a quad USB hub, and an ergonomic stand with a smartphone holder. It should be available in April for $2,500. More info here.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision 32H-20 – 31.5″ 1440p IPS monitor with sRGB color gamut and USB-C
  • Lenovo ThinkVision P27Q-20 – 27″ 1440p IPS monitor with sRGB color gamut and DP, mDP, and DP-out ports as well as a WiFi smartphone charging base

Gigabyte Monitors

New Gigabyte Monitors
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI32U – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS monitor with HDR, HDMI 2.1
  • Gigabyte AORUSFV43U – 43″ 4K 144Hz VA monitor with DisplayHDR 1000, HDMI 2.1, 99% Adobe RGB gamut, Aim Stabilizer Sync (VRR + MBR at the same time)
  • Gigabyte AORUS FO48U – 48″ 4K 120Hz OLED monitor with HDMI 2.1, most likely using the same OLED panel as the 48″ LG CX TV
  • Gigabyte M28U – 28″ 4K 144Hz 1ms GtG IPS monitor with HDR400, 94% DCI-P3 gamut, FreeSync Premium Pro, HDMI 2.1, Aim Stabilizer Sync, KVM
gigabyte gaming monitors
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI32Q – 32″ 1440p 165Hz (170Hz OC) IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400, HLG, 94% DCI-P3 gamut, and the new Aim Stabilizer Sync technology (allows for backlight strobing and VRR at the same time)
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X – 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG, FreeSync, DisplayHDR 400, 100% Adobe RGB gamut, and Aim Stabilizer

ViewSonic Monitors

ViewSonic Elite XG320U

ViewSonic announced plenty of interesting monitors for 2021 for both gaming and professional use:

  • ViewSonic VP3286-8K – 32″ 8K IPS, Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3; Summer 2021, $5000
  • ViewSonic VP3286-4K -32″ 4K IPS, Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3; Summer 2021, $2000
  • ViewSonic VP2786-4K – 27″ 4K IPS, Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3, Summer 2021, $1000
  • ViewSonic VP2776-4K – 27″ 4K IPS, 100% DCI-P3
  • ViewSonic VP2776-2K – 27″ 1440p IPS, 100% DCI-P3
  • ViewSonic XG320Q – 32″ 1440p 165Hz, Adobe RGB, DisplayHDR 600
  • ViewSonic XG320U – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS, Adobe RGB, DisplayHDR 600, HDMI 2.1
  • ViewSonic XG321UG – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS, DisplayHDR 1400, G-SYNC Ultimate, 1152-zone Mini-LED FALD
  • ViewSonic XG271QG – 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS, DisplayHDR 400
  • ViewSonic XG2431 – 24″ 1080p 240Hz, DisplayHDR 400
  • ViewSonic VA3456-MHDJ – 34″ 3440×1440 75Hz IPS FreeSync 1800R Curved; $390

BenQ Monitors

BenQ PD2725U

BenQ’s latest designer monitor, the PD2725U, uses a 27″ 4K IPS panel with a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut (100% sRGB and Rec.709) and Delta E ≤ 3 factory-calibration.

Other useful features include Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with both input and output for daisy-chaining, a built-in KVM switch, ‘Mac-to-Monitor Color Sync’, a hotkey puck for remote and quick OSD setting shortcuts, and what appears to be a color and brightness uniformity compensation feature.

No word on availability and pricing at the moment.

Dell Monitors

Dell Monitors

Dell has announced several new monitors for Q1 2021, the most interesting one being the Dell U4021WQ, the first 39.7″ ultrawide display.

It also boasts a high 5120×2160 resolution, which on its 39.7″ sized screen results in a rich pixel density of 140 PPI. The monitor is basically as tall as a regular 32″ 16:9 screen, but ~30% wider.

Other noteworthy specifications include an IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB gamut with Delta E < 2 factory-calibration, 5ms response time, 60Hz, 300-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles.

Connectivity options include USB-C (15W PD), Thunderbolt 3 (90W PD and DP Alt Mode), an Ethernet port, dual 9W speakers, DP 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a quad-USB 3.0 hub. PiP/PbP and KVM are supported as well.

It should be available by the end of January 2021 for ~$2,100.

Other monitors announced by Dell are intended for professinoal and/or office use and include:

  • Dell U3821DW – 38″ 3840×1600 IPS ultrawide with 60Hz, 95% DCI-P3 gamut, USB-C (90W PD); January, ~$1500
  • Dell U2722D – 27″ 1440p 60Hz IPS model with 95% DCI-P3 gamut; March, $530
  • Dell U2722DE – same as above + USB-C with 90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; March, $630
  • Dell U2422H – 24″ 1080p 60Hz IPS model with 85% DCI-P3 gamut; March, $330
  • Dell U2422HE – same as above + USB-C with 90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; March, $430
  • Dell C2422HE – same as above + 5MP webcam and microphone built-in; February, $520
  • Dell C3422WE – 34″ 3440×1440 60Hz ultrawide with with a built-in 5MP webcam and microphone, USB-C (90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; February, $1150
  • Dell C2722DE -27″ 1440p 60Hz IPS model with a built-in 5MP webcam and microphone, USB-C (90W PD, RJ45, and KVM; February, $720

New Display Technology

360Hz Gaming Monitors

The new 360Hz gaming monitors are based on a 24.5″ 1080p IPS panel made by AU Optronics and feature a native G-SYNC module.

Other panel-related specifications include a 400-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, 8-bit color depth support, 99% sRGB color gamut, 178° viewing angles, DisplayHDR 400 support, and 1ms GtG response time speed.

These 360Hz G-SYNC gaming monitors also support ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) at 144Hz and 240Hz, as well as Adaptive-Sync in order to provide VRR for AMD GPU users.

NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer

All of the above-mentioned 360Hz models, except for the PG259QN, will support NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer (NRA) that allows you to effortlessly and precisely measure latency using a compatible mouse from ASUS, Logitech, SteelSeries, or Razer.

Other non-360Hz models that will support NRA include:

ASUS ROG Bezel-Free Kit

Back at CES 2018, ASUS showcased a triple monitor setup with lenses attached where the bezels of the monitors meet which made the gaps appear more transparent.

There wasn’t any news regarding these kits for a while, but they have finally appeared on Amazon. Check the video below to see what’s it all about.

Looking Glass Factory – 32″ 8K Holographic Monitor

Looking Glass Factory just released a 32″ 8K holographic display for 3D content viewing without the need of using any headsets or glasses.

The monitor is not intended for gaming though but rather for medical and marketing use. Some of the specs include 8K resolution at 60Hz, 10-bit color depth support, two DisplayPort inputs, and a USB type B port.

For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website.

LG 48″ Bendable OLED Display

LG Bendable OLED TV

LG Display revealed their new 48-inch bendable OLED panel. Basically, it’s a flat-screen OLED TV that you can bend to curvature of up to 1000R for a more immersive gaming experience.

Just like the 2019 and 2020 LG’s OLEDs, the bendable display will support a variable refresh rate with a 40-120Hz range and have an instantaneous 0.1ms response time speed.

Additionally, the display will feature the CSO (Cinematic Sound OLED) technology, which was previously known as ‘Crystal Sound Display.’ CSO allows the display to vibrate and emit sound without using any speakers.

More information regarding panel specifications, pricing, and release date will be added as soon as available.

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Rob Shafer
Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.