The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 is now available to order, but it will cost as much as an LG C2 smart TV with an advanced OLED Evo panel. The LG 48GQ900 also offers a 4K resolution, a 138Hz refresh rate, and excellent color accuracy.
LG released the UltraGear 48GQ900, over three months after the OLED monitors were announced and two weeks after its reintroduction alongside the UltraGear 32GQ950 and 32GQ850. Incidentally, the UltraGear 48GQ900 is LG’s first OLED gaming monitor. UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 32GQ850 rely on Nano IPS panels.
In other words, LG’s first OLED gaming monitor is as expensive as a comparable LG C2 Smart OLED TV (starting from $1,400 on AmazonUS and AmazonUK), which also has an LG OLED Evo panel. To recap, the UltraGear 48GQ900 has a 47.5-inch panel running at 3840 x 2160 pixels with a 120Hz refresh rate. Additionally, LG allows the UltraGear 48GQ900 to be overclocked to 138Hz, unlike its smart OLED TVs.
Additionally, the LG 48 inch monitor offers 98.5% DCI-P3 color space coverage, 0.1ms GtG response times, HDR10 support, and dual 20W speakers. In addition, the LG 48 inch monitor is compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC and has three HDMI ports and a single DisplayPort connection.
The latter features DTS Headphone:X, a virtual surround solution. The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 has to do without ergonomic adjustment options. However, remote control is included in the scope of delivery.
Price and availability
The LG OLED monitor can be pre-ordered for $1,499.99 on the Amazon.com online store.
Updated on September 5, 2022: LG 48GQ900 OLED gaming monitor is now also listed on the Amazon.co.uk website at £1,499.22.
LG 48GQ900 specifications
- Display: 47.5-inch OLED panel
- Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (4K UHD)
- Color Gamut: DCI-P3 98.5%
- Refresh Rate: 120Hz / 138Hz (O/C)
- Response Time: 0.1ms GTG
- Features: HDR10, NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, AMD FreeSync Premium
- Ports: HDMI x 3, Display Port x 1, USB 3.0 x 1 Upstream, x 2 Downstream, 4pole H/P out (DTS HP:X)
- Audio: 20W x 2 Speakers