LG had announced its new 48" 4K OLED giant monitor UltraGear 48GQ900 back in March, and now it&s available for pre-order and shipping right away. It is marketed as LG&s first OLED gaming monitor, but its technical specifications also make it interesting for professional video editing. For example, 48" UltraHD 4K monitor features true 10-bit color depth, an above-average brightness of 450 nits, a contrast ratio of 1,500,000:1, and covers 98.5% of the professional DCI-P3 color space.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900
In addition, the UltraGear 48GQ900 has an important feature for professional work: its color display can be calibrated via hardware using the free LG Calibration Studio tool to reliably reproduce colors. However, HDR is unfortunately only supported via HDR10, but the black level, which is important for high image dynamics, should turn out very low (and thus good) due to the OLED technology used, which allows controlling every single pixel. Especially important for gamers is the gray-to-grey response time, which is a low 0.1 milliseconds on the 48GQ900.
Color calibration of the LG UltraGear 48GQ900
The UltraGear 48GQ900 supports high variable frame rates (VRR) of up to 120 Hz via the new HDMI 2.1 standard, in addition it also has a DisplayPort, via which a refresh rate of (overclocked) 138 Hz is possible. Interestingly, variable frame rate playback (also interesting for video editing) is supported via as well as NVIDIA&s G-SYNC and AMD&s FreeSync Premium technology.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900 interfaces
Practical for working with the monitor is the display&s AGLR (Anti-Glare Low Reflection) coating, which is supposed to reduce annoying light reflections in daylight, for example - a feature that LG&s OLED TVs do not offer. The UltraGear 48GQ900&s interfaces include three HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB 3.0 HUB with 1 upstream and 2 downstream ports (plus headphone jack and SPDIF out) - but unfortunately no USB-C port.
LG UltraGear 48GQ900 remote control
Due to its size, which is more reminiscent of a TV than a monitor, and presumably also its high weight of around 20 kg, LG does without the option to move the UltraGear 48GQ900 in height or via tilt or swivel. A plus point: the monitor settings can conveniently be done via its own remote control.
LG&s UltraGear 48GQ900 is now available for pre-order at a price of 1,299 euros - it will be delivered on August 31.