LG UltraGear 48GQ900 is as expensive as comparable LG C2 Smart OLED TV in the UK
LG has finally brought the UltraGear 48GQ900 to market, over three months since the gaming monitor's announcement and two weeks since its reintroduction alongside the UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 32GQ850. Incidentally, the UltraGear 48GQ900 is LG's first OLED gaming monitor, with the UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 32GQ850 relying on Nano IPS panels instead.
Supposedly, the UltraGear 48GQ900 will be an Overclockers UK exclusive, at least in the UK. Unfortunately, neither LG nor Overclockers UK have confirmed when this exclusivity will end. Additionally, the retailer has not announced a specific release date yet. Instead, it reports that it will receive stock sometime in August; pre-order shipping dates remain unknown at this stage too. Regardless, the UltraGear 48GQ900 is pre-orderable for £1,399.99, including VAT.
In other words, LG's first OLED gaming monitor is as expensive as a comparable LG C2 Smart OLED TV, which also has an LG OLED evo panel. To recap, the UltraGear 48GQ900 has a 47.5-inch panel operating at 3,840 x 2,160 pixels with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Alternatively, LG allows the UltraGear 48GQ900 to be overclocked to 138 Hz, unlike its Smart OLED TVs. Moreover, the UltraGear 48GQ900 offers 98.5% DCI-P3 colour space coverage, 0.1 ms GtG response times, HDR10 support and twin 20 W speakers. Incidentally, the UltraGear 48GQ900 comes with AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, plus three HDMI ports and a single DisplayPort connection.