What you need to know
- LG's new UltraFIne OLED Pro monitor is closer than ever to being released.
- The first review suggests that LG's display could be a stunner.
Update, August 12 (6:00 pm ET): LG's 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro display is now available for purchase.
LG's new 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro display is closer than ever to being something we can buy and a new review suggests that's something we might actually want to do. This thing looks like it's going to be a beast.
Reviewed by BH Photo's Doug Guerra, the 32-inch monster packs a 16:9 4K HDR OLED screen that looks stunning, although you can't actually buy one just yet — a BH Photo listing suggests that it won't be long before you can, though.
It's worth noting that as much as the monitor is getting a rave review here, BH Photo is also a company that will be selling the new display. That might be something to keep in mind when you're watching.
The $4,000 will undoubtedly be compared with Apple's Pro Display XDR, with the LG monitor offering a lower peal brightness. That might be the biggest factor against it for those looking to do serious image and HDR video work on this thing, but it will still likely more than suffice for the vast majority of people.
Still not sure? These are the best alternatives to Apple's Pro Display XDR — some costing much less than Apple's and LG's offerings.
Update, August 12 (6:00 pm ET) — LG's 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro display is now available for purchase.
LG's new 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro display is now available for purchase. The new display retails for $3999, putting it at a cost in line with Apple's own Pro Display XDR which starts at $4999. The display features a 3840 x 2160 UHD display with support for a 60 Hz refresh rate. It features a 1 million:1 contrast ratio and 1.07 Billion Colors with HDR content.
The display is now available for purchase on the B&H website.
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