OLED panels were the protagonists of CES 2022, even on monitors, where it was less common to see this technology. Alienware and Samsung presented their QD-OLED proposals, while Acer presented its new 48-inch OLED panel. Now it’s ASUS’s turn, which has announced its first 42-inch and 48-inch 4K OLED monitors.

ASUS introduces its new ROG Swift PG42UQ and PG48UQ, which also include a special micro-texture coating to reduce glare.

An OLED panel with integrated heat sink

Manufacturers are moving towards larger monitor sizes, offering another alternative to two or three monitor setups, and these ASUS monitors are a good example. They have a 4K OLED panel, and the manufacturer assures that they can achieve maximum brightness of up to 900 nits.

Another cool feature of these monitors is its internal heat sink, which is tasked with keeping temperatures below 50 degrees while the monitor is in operation. From ASUS, they say this equates to 16% less heat than its competition. In addition, this heat sink is another tool to reduce the risk of panel burnout.

Other cool specs include a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and 0.1ms response time. Its OLED panel, made by LG, has a 10-bit color depth and a Delta E <2 pre-calibration.

These monitors also offer VRR and ALLM, and their connectors include two HDMI 2.1 ports, two HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.4 and USB ports.

It is curious that the firm qualifies its 42-inch model as “the first 42-inch gaming monitor”. If that’s technically true, let’s not forget that LG showcased its C2 line of OLED TVs with sizes ranging from 42 inches and with very similar specs.

Pricing and availability

As of yet, ASUS has not provided details on its price and when it will arrive in stores. It will be necessary to be attentive to know more about it.

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