The best deals on OLED gaming TVs and monitors for your PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X
When it comes to high-end gaming monitors, there are so many options to choose from. But one thing is certain, you can’t go wrong with OLED. OLED panels outperform all IPS, VA, TN monitors in raw image quality. OLEDs have the best contrast ratio and dynamic range thanks to their nearly infinite black levels and the ability to turn individual LEDs on and off. They also have near-instantaneous response times, so ghosting is a thing of the past. Until recently, the biggest downside to OLED monitors and TVs was their high price and limited selection. This year, however, the prices have come down enough to compete with other high-end non-OLED models. LG isn’t the only OLED player anymore, either. Sony, Samsung, and Alienware have also released their own gaming-worthy monitors. We’ve listed the most popular models at their current best prices.
New 42-inch LG Evo C2 4K OLED gaming TV
The 42″ replaces LG’s 48″ as the smallest 4K OLED TV on the market. It performs just as well as its larger siblings as a gaming TV, but where it really shines is as a gaming monitor for your PC. The 42″ size is more suitable for gaming desks than the 48″, which is admittedly still a little too big, especially since most of us only sit a few feet away from our monitors. It has HDMI 2.1 ports and supports 4K at 120Hz and VRR when paired with an RTX 30 series video card. It also has 4:4:4 chroma sampling for crisp text and net, as well as sub-1ms response times and native G-SYNC compatibility for zero tearing and ghosting. The new C2 model also introduces native GeForce Now and Stadia streaming support.
The new 2022 C2 model has an improved “Evo” OLED panel compared to the C1. Previously reserved only for LG’s G-series OLED TVs, the Evo panel delivers higher brightness levels, one of the few areas that traditional LED LCD TVs have beaten by OLEDs.
LG Evo C2 65-inch 4K OLED gaming TV finally under $2,000
For the first time, the 65″ LG EVO C2 model has dropped to under $2,000. This brings it closer to the price of the previous generation C1 while offering a noticeable improvement in one of the few areas that OLED loses out on. take advantage of the traditional LED LCD screen TVs on: maximum brightness.
New Release: LG UltraGear 48GP900-B 48-inch 4K HDR OLED Gaming Monitor
For those of you who love LG OLED TVs (for good reason) but don’t like the idea of using a TV for a computer screen, now there’s an answer. LG has released its first UltraGear OLED gaming monitor. At first glance, the 48GP900 with its 48-inch LG WOLED 10-bit color HDR display looks very similar to the 48-inch LG C1 OLED TV. The panel is very similar, but there are a few key differences. Instead of the semi-gloss coating found on the OLED TV, the 48GP900 has a low-reflection anti-reflective coating that is arguably better suited for close monitor use. It also has DisplayPort connectivity and lacks the built-in Smart TV interface. It picks up HDMI 2.1 ports with 4K @ 120Hz compatibility for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners, as well as VRR and G-SYNC support, but the 120Hz refresh rate can be overclocked to 138Hz when is used as a PC monitor. Last and certainly least important of all, there’s a subtle RGB backlight on the back of the monitor which isn’t present on OLED TVs. It’s one of the best gaming monitors you’ll find on the market right now.
Sony’s new 48″ and 42″ A90K 4K OLED TVs specially designed for PS5 and PC gaming
Sony recently released its 2022 A90K OLED TV, aimed specifically at PC and PS5 gamers. Now, Amazon has lowered the price enough to make it competitive with comparably sized LG C2 OLED models. The A90K is only available in 42″ and 48″ sizes; they’re meant for closer viewing, like on your gaming desk or in a smaller space. Unlike most other TVs, the included stand is adjustable: it can be mounted almost flush with the table surface, or it can be raised to perfectly fit a soundbar below.
The A80J has a host of gaming-centric features such as HDMI 2.1 for 4K@120Hz passthrough for PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers as well as 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for use on PC, a variable refresh rate (VRR) and ALLM. There are also PS5-exclusive features such as automatic HDR tone mapping (similar to HGiG) and automatic gender picture switching. The A90K uses LG’s WOLED panel, so picture quality should be similar to LG OLED TVs.
Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED Gaming Monitor
The AW2323DW is a 34″ monitor with a curved widescreen resolution of 3440×1400. That’s more than enough pixel density for a 34″ monitor (4K is, in my opinion, overkill for a monitor under 40″ ) and the resolution is still forgiving enough that you don’t need a monstrously expensive video card to drive it. The AW3423DW uses a Samsung Quantum Dot OLED (QD OLED) panel that offers a DCI-P3 color gamut of 99.3% and is factory-calibrated with a Delta E of less than 2. It’s HDR True Black 400 certified with near-infinite OLED contrast levels and an exceptional peak brightness of 1000 nits. Gamers will certainly appreciate the incredibly fast response time. 0.1ms speed, 175Hz refresh rate and the coveted G-SYNC “Ultimate” certification.In terms of connectivity options, there are DisplayPort and HDMI ports as well as two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.
For those of you who are worried about burn-in, don’t worry. Dell includes a 3-year service warranty that includes OLED burn-in protection. You won’t find this included at no extra cost for any other OLED monitor or TV, so it definitely offers peace of mind. The warranty also includes a “Premium Monitor Guarantee”, which means that Dell will replace your monitor free of charge during the warranty period if a single bright pixel is detected.
Samsung S95B 55″ and 65″ 4K Quantum Dot OLED (QD-OLED) TVs
After so many years, Samsung has finally thrown its OLED board on the table with the new 2022 Samsung S95B 4K QD-OLED TV. This is Samsung’s first-ever OLED TV, and the technology is a bit different from the OLED panel. that we see from LG. QD-OLED technology was a big hit at this year’s CES and Samsung won the ‘Best of Innovation 2022’ award for it. While traditional OLED TVs use white OLED panels, QD OLED TVs use blue OLED panels with quantum dot color filters. This supposedly allows QD OLED TVs to more efficiently produce higher peak brightness levels compared to traditional OLED TVs without losing the color accuracy and gamut and wide viewing angles that OLEDs are known for. In real-world practice, Samsung’s S95B QD OLED TV should be brighter than even the new LG C2 OLED TV. The Samsung S95B OLED TV also makes an ideal gaming TV for the current generation, as it supports 4K at 120Hz over HDMI 2.1 on all ports.