CES 2020: ViewSonic Joins Big Format Game w/ 55-Inch 4K 120 Hz OLED Gaming Displayby Anton Shilov on January 8, 2020 2:00 PM EST
Demand for larger gaming displays is growing these days, so it is not surprising that more and more manufacturers have introduced 37.5-inch and bigger LCDs. But up until recently, there has still been a pretty big cutoff between PC-centric gaming monitors, and console-centric gaming TVs. Those differences are starting to fade away however, as traditional PC monitor manufacturers are increasingly dipping their toes into ultra-large big format displays, which offer screen sizes above 50 inches. ViewSonic in turn is the latest manufacturer to try their hand at a large format display, announcing its 55-inch 120 Hz OLED display at CES 2020.
ViewSonic’s Elite XG550 features a 3840×2160 resolution, a 0.5 ms GtG response time, and a 120 Hz maximum refresh rate. Since we are dealing with an OLED panel, it may not necessarily have a very high peak brightness, but given its natural ability to offer deep blacks as well as a very high contrast ratio, it should provide a very life-like picture. The monitor can reproduce 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which is well in line with what professional LCDs can do.
One thing that strikes the eye about the Elite XG550 is its rather narrow bezels. In general, the monitor looks extremely futuristic and an RGB lighting on the back just emphasizes this design
Unfortunately, while the display is being announced this week, ViewSonic is closer to teasing the display than they are to commercially shipping it. So the company hasn't disclosed what kind of connectors the Elite XG550 has, which variable refresh rate technology it supports, and whether it supports any HDR transport technology (though judging from this week's other 55-incher, that's unlikely). Ultimately, as the company isn't saying anything about its launch timeframe, it looks like the monitor is still work in progress.
|ViewSonic Elite XG550 Display Specifications|
|Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Response Time||0.5 ms gray-to-gray|
|Brightness||Peak: ? cd/m²|
|Viewing Angles||?°/?° horizontal/vertical|
|Color Saturation||99% DCI-P3|
|Display Colors||1.07 billion|
|Pixel Pitch||0.3108 mm²|
|Pixel Density||81 PPI|
|Inputs||? × DP 1.4
? × HDMI 2.0
? × USB-C
|Mechanical Design||Chassis Colors: black, metallic, w/RGB LEDs|
|Power Consumption||Idle||? W|
A thing to note about the ViewSonic Elite XG550 is that it is the third 55-inch OLED gaming monitor introduced in the last 12 months after Dell’s Alienware 55 as well as Acer’s Predator CG55K. Considering that there are not many 55-inch 4K 120 Hz OLED panels around (and it looks like only one large maker produces them), it is very likely that the Elite uses same panel as the other two displays, and will end up with very similar characteristics.
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ingwe - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - linkWouldn't this need to have HDMI 2.1 for the this refresh rate?
Golgatha777 - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - linkNo, that's possible with DP 1.4, as is variable refresh.
shabby - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - linkSoon gamers will realize moving your eyes across a large monitor costs then 0.01 second and will switch back to tiny 14" monitors to give them an edge.
surt - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - linkYou joke but there is no doubt that pro gamers will be moving to HMD for superior performance once the technology evolves a little more.
boeush - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - link"Demand for larger gaming displays is growing these days, so it is not surprising that more and more manufacturers have introduced 37.5-inch and bigger LCDs."
Wait a minute... Where's this alleged, mythical 37.5-inch 4k LCD, that I've apparently completely missed out on? I want one!
GreenReaper - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - linkHP Z38c and Acer XR382CQK have 3840x1600. LG has an over locked one at 144Hz, while Acer's Predator X38 goes up to 175Hz... if you can run it. But then if you can pay $2399 for it, maybe you can. (The others are cheaper.)
boeush - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - linkYes, but all of those are "ultrawide". Where's my **4k** (16:9) 38" screen?
wr3zzz - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - linkLG must be enjoying this because every time a 55" OLED PC monitor is released someone asks why not just get a LG OLED TV. I missed the days when PC monitors were either clearly cheaper or better than comparably priced TV of same size.
lilkwarrior - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - linkYeah, it’s pretty humorous and sad? The feature matrix of OLED PC monitors is abysmal. Any OLED monitor is abysmal for many pros & enthuasists are DOA if they don’t have Dolby Vision HDR, HLG, HDR, & HDMI 2.1 when a LG OLED C9+ exists.
lilkwarrior - Thursday, January 9, 2020 - linkHi, Anand authors reporting on OLELD monitors/ at CES (& moving forward): Can you ask reps with these kind of OLED monitors whether their monitors have HDMI 2.1, Dolby Vision HDR, HLG HDR, & whether their monitor is TrueBlack 400 or TrueBlack500 certified?
I think it gets to the point faster on the merit & value of a particular new OLED monitor being launched.
It’s common knowledge the VESA standards are different for OLED and can make it easier to pa