LG releases the world’s first 4K IPS gaming monitor amid TV problems

LG releases the world's first 4K IPS gaming monitor amid TV problems

LG unveiled its first Ultra HD (UHD) 144Hz G-Sync compatible gaming monitor despite risks reported from their OLED TVs.

With the recent release of LG Velvet trying to put themselves back in the phone market, it looks like we’ll be seeing more tech coming from them.

As the LG reports its second-quarter earnings drop due to the coronavirus pandemic, per ZDNet, they may be trying its best to boost its sales by unveiling a sophisticated gaming monitor that would cater to a hardcore gamer’s needs.

What sets this monitor apart from the rest is it has a 1-millisecond gray-to-gray (GtG) pixel response time with a 144Hz refresh rate, making it the smoothest gaming monitor up to date when it comes to picture quality.

A gaming monitor that packs a punch

Aside from its impressive 1ms GtG feature, the monitor is also Nvidia G-Sync compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

In addition, the monitor offers an immersive experience through its vivid colors and sharp details through Nano IPS technology. Dynamic contrast is powered by VESA DisplayHDR600.

The RGB sphere lighting at the back of the monitor also provides an additional immersive experience with both video and sound sync mode wherein the monitor lights up according to the dynamic sounds as well as the game visuals.

The monitor stand also has a flexible ergonomic design to easily adapt to the user’s environment whether it be for gaming or content creation.

A quick look in the YouTube video comments had its consumers mixed about the presentation of the 27-inch 4K IPS gaming monitor. Some were looking for either a 24-inch or a 32-inch variant.

As of this writing, the main LG site didn’t mention the price tag for this monitor, but other reports suggested that it will start at US$800 [AU$1,130] in the U.S.

LG offers free repairs of TV power boards in South Korea

However, LG also needed to address the alarming concerns regarding their OLED TV line. An initial report from Yonhap News Agency mentioned that there were over 60,000 TVs that needed new power boards.

Units that were sold overseas are not subject to the free repairs according to LG. As per Digital Trends, there are 18 OLED TV models that are covered by the repair.

Despite the setbacks that LG has encountered with its OLED TVs, they managed to provide a free repair solution that wouldn’t at least disappoint its local customers.

Time will only tell if their new array of products such as the recent gaming monitor would somehow put LG back on track in these hard times as businesses are trying to recover amid the pandemic.

Featured image courtesy of Leon Benjamin/Flickr

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