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Although it’s still something of a rarity in the monitor market, OLED technology is something many are understandably excited about. The LG 27BP95E and 32BP95E (27BP95E-B and 32BP95E-B owing to black rear) provide this, belonging to the UltraFine OLED Pro series and aimed at creative professionals. The monitors have simple modern styling with extensive use of matte black plastic and single-stage bezels – reasonably slim at the top and sides. A detachable shading hood is included to reduce glare. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick facing downwards in the centre of the bottom bezel.
A 60Hz 27″ (27BP) and 31.5″ (32BP) OLED panel manufactured by JOLED is adopted, with 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution. A 1m:1 static contrast, 178°/178° viewing angles and true 10-bit colour support is offered. The monitors come factory calibrated and can be hardware calibrated using a compatible device and the manufacturer’s ‘Calibration Studio’ software. A detachable self-calibration sensor is included which can also be used for this purpose. A colour gamut of 99% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB is offered – based on the predecessors to these models we expect a 250 cd/m² ‘minimum’ luminance. Due to potential burn-in issues, it’s usual for OLED models to have an ABL (Automatic Brightness Limiter) that limits luminance when a significant amount of brighter content is displayed. The monitor responds to HDR10 content via VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black – an HDR tier focused more on the contrast than brightness side of things, playing to strengths of the panel technology. This allows the 10-bit colour support, per-pixel illumination and generous DCI-P3 coverage to be put to good use.
A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified, which is more representative of actual performance than with LCDs (much less aggressive pixel overdrive required). Based on the predecessors, we expect to see Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) integrated low input lag technology included. The stand offers full ergonomic flexibility, including pivot into portrait. It attaches via a quick-release mechanism and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports are located to the right of this, facing backwards, and include; USB-C (90W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), 2 DP 1.4 ports, HDMI, 3 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream), a 3.5mm headphone jack and DC power input (external ‘power brick’). Availability is expected early 2022, pricing information still to come but expected to be >$3000 USD even for the smaller model.