LG produced an OLED monitor that’s smaller and less expensive than many of its competitors. The LG UltraFine 27EQ850-B is one of the few 27-inch OLED panels on the market and comes at a suggested retail price of $2,000.
DisplaySpecifications and KitGuru reported that LG has officially listed the 27EQ850-B. The monitor features a 4K 60Hz display with a brightness of 200 nits and 99% DCI-P3.
The monitor’s USB-C interface and 90W power delivery put it on equal footing with USB-C displays like the Dell UltraSharp U2723QE. Some competitors feature a higher power delivery, such as Apple’s 96W Studio Display.
A sub-48-inch alternative
The model also features two DisplayPorts, three USB-A connections and HDMI. In addition, the display supports HDR10 and is VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified.
It’s worth noting that this is the lowest level of VESA’s DisplayHDR certification scheme, which goes all the way up to DisplayHDR 1400. Nevertheless, it’s better than no certification at all.
Although the monitor does not have VESA’s True Black certification for OLED displays, LG Display is a reputable manufacturer with a solid reputation in the OLED space.
Before the 27EQ850-B, LG’s only sub-48-inch OLED alternatives were the 32-inch UltraFine 32EP950-B, which started at $4,000, and the 27-inch LG UltraFine 27EP950, which started at $3,000.
OLED display market has changed
The development of smaller and more competitively-priced OLED displays helps bring computer display offerings in line with televisions, where you can purchase OLED panels of various sizes at lower and lower prices.
Although there are significantly more desktop-size OLED displays available than a few years ago, the bulk remains in the high-refresh, high-price bracket.
The Asus ProArt PA32DC, a 31.5-inch OLED display that debuted this year for $3,500, is an example. In addition to the relatively large format, Asus claims the higher price tag is due to the included motorized colourimeter.