Dough announces imminent presale for 27-inch OLED gaming monitor with glossy finish and 240 Hz 1440p panel
Matte coating has been the norm for so many years when it comes to flat panel monitors, as it offers better reflection mitigation. However, this type of coating has some downsides too, including reduced color saturation, raised black levels leading to decreased contrast and somewhat diminished detail clarity. These problems are particularly noticeable on HDR-compatible screens with extended color gamuts like DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020. TVs already benefit from this treatment even though the screens are considerably bigger, so what is stopping monitor makers from releasing glossy coating options? Hard to tell, but, thankfully, there are companies like Dough that think glossy finishes should absolutely take precedence over matte coatings, especially when it comes to OLED panels. Dough (formerly known as Eve) launched a 144 Hz LCD gaming monitor with a glossy screen earlier this year, and now it plans to launch an OLED screen with the same finish.
The Verge reports that the upcoming Dough Spectrum 27-inch OLED gaming monitor will include a panel manufactured by LG, most likely from the same class as the one that will be featured on the recently announced LG UltraGear 27GR95QE. Besides the glossy finish, the Dough's 27-inch OLED monitor will offer 1440p @ 240 Hz with G-Sync and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification. This panel is 10-bit native and will provide a high coverage for the DCI-P3 color gamut. Port selection will include 2x HDMI 2.1 + 1x DP connectors, as well as a USB hub with 2x USB-A 3.1 + 2x USB-C 3.2 (100 W charging) and a KVM switch.
Although it gets its OLED panels from LG, Dough wants to price the OLED Spectrum monitor well under the UltraGear 27GR95QE. Including the stand, the Spectrum OLED would presale for US$748, whereas the LG monitor is expected to launch for US$999. Dough does not specify when the preorders will go live, but those interested can provide an email address to get a notification.
via The Verge / Tom's Hardware