Wishlist material: LG's Ultrafine OLED Pro monitors
Pro-grade OLED is about to hit desktops with the LG UltraFine OLED Pro range of monitors. These monitors combine OLED self-lit pixels with HDR, SDR, and accurate colour reproduction, to deliver the kind of performance visual effects artists, video editors, and other creative industry professionals demand.
The monitors will be available in 24-inch (27BP95E) and 32-inch (32BP95E) versions, and both sizes have 4K UHD resolution and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio made possible by OLED.
LG says the main advantage of using OLED in a professional monitor is that, because the pixels are self-lit, there’s no need for a backlight, and this leaves the Ultrafine monitors free of the so-called ‘halo effect’, or blooming, which can be a distraction on LCD panels.
Since these are professional monitors, the UltraFine OLED Pro range comes with a detachable self-calibration sensor, and a hood to shield the monitor from ambient light sources. The calibration sensor works with LG’s Calibration Studio software to measure the light emitted by the monitor, and adjust colour to maintain high colour accuracy and consistency.
A stand is included (unlike some other pro monitors we could mention), and it attaches to the back of the monitor with a simple click-in mechanism, while still offering a full range of adjustment, including height, pivot, and tilt.
Until now, we’ve mostly seen OLED in TVs and monitors geared toward gaming or other entertainment. The introduction of a professional-grade OLED range is definitely exciting, given the advantages OLED has in contrast and colour reproduction. Indeed, the Ultrafine OLED Pro range covers 99 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space, further demonstrating OLED’s potential.
Also, without the need for a backlight, Ultrafine OLED Pro monitors are thinner and lighter than other pro-grade monitors.
Australian pricing and availability is not yet available.