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The Rise of OLED Panels
In a year or three, it wouldn’t be surprising if OLED panels replace IPS, VA, and high-refresh-rate TN panels as the preferred choice for PC gamers. The LG 27GR95QE-B, a 27-inch OLED panel reviewed here, offers a glimpse into what the future holds. With amazing color, deep blacks, competitive refresh rates, high resolution, and excellent viewing angles, OLED panels have the potential to do it all.
The Pros and Cons of the LG 27GR95QE-B
- The Good
- OLED color and true blacks are unbeatable
- Reduced auto-dimming headaches
- HDMI 2.1 and 4K downscaler support for PS5, Xbox, and PC
- Smooth motion (up to 240Hz) and HDR for a clear picture
- The Bad
- Warranty does not cover burn-in
- HDR has a few issues
- Text isn’t as crisp as competing tech
- Occasional flickering in VRR / G-Sync mode
About the LG 27GR95QE-B
The LG 27GR95QE-B is a 26.5-inch, 2560 x 1440 OLED screen with a 240Hz refresh rate. It supports Nvidia G-Sync, AMD FreeSync Premium, and generic 48-120Hz VRR at up to a downscaled 4K resolution. This monitor is equipped with HDMI 2.1 and twin HDMI 2.1 ports for connectivity.
The monitor has a simple USB hub with two 5Gbps USB-A ports and comes with a remote control for easy switching between inputs and volume adjustment. However, it does not have a USB-C port for docking laptops.
Impressions and Comparisons
Replacing a regular 27-inch IPS screen with the LG 27GR95QE-B OLED monitor was a seamless transition. The OLED panel provides a clear picture and superior gaming experience. While there may be concerns about burn-in and auto-dimming, a firmware update addressed these issues, making OLED a viable option for desktop work and play.
The LG 27GR95QE-B is a step in the right direction for OLED monitors. With its impressive color and true blacks, it offers a glimpse into the future of gaming screens. While it may have a few drawbacks, such as warranty coverage and occasional flickering, the overall performance and visual quality make it a worthy investment for PC gamers.