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LG is expanding its updated UltraFine 4K OLED monitor range with a 27-inch model

LG has presented its latest high-end model UltraFine OLED 4K monitor is aimed at professionals and this time it has a smaller version that should be more affordable. In addition, the new models offer even more accessories to make calibration and work in bright rooms easier.

The 32-inch model appears to be similar to before, with features like a contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1, true 10-bit colors, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and 99 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. It still complies with the VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black standard for OLED displays.

The relative lack of brightness and the enormous contrast ratio show the tradeoffs and advantages of an OLED display for content creators in a nutshell. On the one hand, the UltraFine OLED with 400 nits of brightness is hardly suitable for HDR color correction compared to much brighter (1,000 nits +) mini-LED displays like Apple’s 5,000 US dollars Pro display XDR or the $ 5,000 ASUS ProArt PA32UCG-K display.

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On the other hand, LG’s OLED display has much better contrast, perfect blacks and no blooming as each pixel is individually illuminated. This feature can give color experts a much better idea of ​​the true contrast in an image. So essentially, buyers have to make a difficult choice between brightness and contrast, which are important for color work these days – especially video.

The new 27-inch model will attract people who want the advantages of OLED and the other professional features (10-bit color, 99 percent DCI-P3, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1) at a lower price. Both displays also offer features such as a clean professional design, USB-C with 90W Power Delivery and four USB ports. It also comes with a pair of DisplayPort inputs and an HDMI port. LGs doesn’t say which type is for the latter, so it probably isn’t HDMI 2.1 – although that’s not critical for content creation professionals.

The biggest upgrade from last year is that both monitors include a color calibration sensor (LG didn’t say which) along with LG Calibration Studio software. They also come with a monitor hood so that you can better control the image depending on the lighting in the room. LG hasn’t announced the pricing yet, but its current 32-inch OLED Pro monitor with UltraFine display is priced at a cool $ 4,000. So expect a similar price for the new model. The 27-inch version will likely be north of $ 2,000.

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