Will the new OLED gaming monitors cannibalize the TV market?
According to The Verge, the new category of OLED gaming monitors will eventually eat up the market for high-end TVs.
Manufacturers are increasingly focusing on OLED gaming monitors, a new frontier of products made possible by the new generation of 27-inch panels produced by LG. They have human dimensions that are suitable for a desk and have the necessary arsenal to offer the best user experience both with computers and with the latest generation game consoles.
Will this new product category end up stealing consumers from the 43-50 inch OLED TV market? If you ask the specialized site The Verge, which the answer would be positive.
he world of OLED gaming monitors is still in its infancy, but companies are having a lot of fun playing with this new frontier. I’ve lost count of all the new OLED gaming monitors announced during CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Each of them promised things still hard to find in a typical non-OLED monitor: precise, single-pixel control of brightness, ultra-low latency and wide viewing angles are inherent qualities of OLED technology. Now all these possibilities are mixed with the features of high-end gaming monitors
writes journalist Cameron Faulkner .
Prices are still prohibitive. 27-inch models start at around $1,000. For example, the LG UltraGear OLED is positioned in this price range, but the manufacturer has promised that a second $649 model should also be released later in 2023. Prices obviously become much more challenging as we go up in size. The 45-inch curved LG UltraGear starts at $1,699. The similarly sized Corsair Xeneon Flex will cost 1,999.
While neither of these monitors can be called cheap, I don’t think they’re extortionate prices for what you’re getting. Gaming (especially on PC) is an expensive hobby, and these monitors fit within a market that similarly expensive non-OLED displays have occupied for years. Gamers looking for an OLED today are faced with a tough choice: choose between a slightly larger TV with slower refresh rate and response times, or buy one of these smaller and specifically designed OLED monitors for gaming
continues Faulkner, adding that more and more consumers will prefer this last category of products.
- OLED gaming monitors have arrived to kick TVs off your desk (theverge.com)