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Asus unveils first OLED monitor with a glossy panel

29 May 2024 | Rasmus Larsen |

The new 27-inch XG27AQDMG is the first glossy OLED panel more akin to OLED TVs rather than the duller anti-reflective coatings of other OLED monitors.

The XG27AQDMG, which is the successor to Asus' "end game" PG27AQDM, was not part of the CES announcement but has appeared on the company's website, as spotted by TFTCentral.


27" XG27AQDMG. Photo: Asus

It features a third-generation 27-inch WOLED panel from LG Display with 2560x1440 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, 0.03 ms response time, and HDR10 support for HDR gaming. It also includes ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur), which is a black frame insertion technology that runs at 120Hz (half the native refresh rate) to reduce motion blur, though it increases flicker. Asus says that it has an "ROG-exclusive OLED Anti-flicker technology helps reduce the flicker during refresh-rate fluctuations" (VRR) plus a custom heatsink to "reduce the risk of burn-in". The 3-year manufacturer warranty covers burn-in.

Glossy OLED panel

The standout feature, however, is the glossy OLED panel, which many buyers have been asking for. Other OLED monitors on the market today have a matte coating to help reduce reflections but this also negatively affects black levels, contrast and color. LG Display's WOLED monitor panels typically have an anti-glare coating, while Samsung Display's QD-OLED monitor panels are sometimes described as 'semi-glossy'. Here's an illustration made by Asus for its new XG27AQDMG:


Anti-glare WOLED vs. glossy WOLED vs. semi-glossy QD-OLED. Photo: Asus

More glossy OLED monitors to follow?

It is encouraging to see glossy OLED monitors emerge. It appears that the coating is part of the panel from LG Display, rather than something specifically applied by Asus. Therefore, we can expect to see this type of panel in OLED monitors from other brands in the near future. Dough (formerly Eve) previously announced a "glossy" OLED monitor, but it turned out to be the matte panel with a glass front mounted by Dough. The 27-inch Asus XG27AQDMG will be available soon for $749. Pricing for other regions has yet to be confirmed.

27" Asus XG27AQDMG – specifications

Display Panel Size (inch) : 26.5 Aspect Ratio : 16:9 Color Space (DCI-P3) : 99% Color Space (sRGB) : 135% Panel Type : WOLED True Resolution : 2560x1440 Display Viewing Area (HxV) : 590.42 x 333.72 mm Display Surface : Glossy Pixel Pitch : 0.229mm Brightness (Max) : 450cd/㎡ Brightness (100% APL) :275cd/㎡ Contrast Ratio (Typ.) : 1,500,000:1 Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°/ 178° Response Time : 0.03ms(GTG) Display Colors : 1073.7M (10 bit) Flicker free : Yes HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support : HDR10 Refresh Rate (max) : 240Hz ASUS OLED Care :Yes Video Feature Trace Free Technology : Yes Color Accuracy : △E< 2 GamePlus : Yes Low Blue Light : Yes HDCP Support : Yes, 2.2 Game Visual : Yes VRR Technology : FreeSync™ Premium & G-SYNC® Compatible Extreme Low Motion Blur :Yes Shadow Boost : Yes Display Widget : Yes, DisplayWidget Center I/O Ports 1x DisplayPort 1.4 DSC 2x HDMI (v2.0) Earphone jack : Yes USB Hub : 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Signal Frequency Digital Signal Frequency : DP:30KHz to 390KHz(H)/40Hz to 240Hz(V) HDMI:30KHz to 295KHz(H)/40Hz to144Hz(V) Power Consumption Power Consumption : <25W Power Saving Mode : <0.5W Power Off Mode : <0.3W Voltage : 100-240V, 50/60Hz Mechanical Design 1/4" Tripod Socket : Yes Tilt : Yes (+20° ~ -5°) Swivel : Yes (+45° ~ -45°) Pivot : Yes (+90° ~ -90°) Height Adjustment : 0~120mm VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm Lighting effect (Aura) : Aura Sync Kensington Lock : Yes Warranty 3 years (including panel burn-in)
- Source: TFTCentral, Asus

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