48″ LG CX 4K OLED Smart TV for $1396.99
Bonus $140 Newegg Gift Card included
After 6 months of using the LG CX 48″ OLED TV as my primary gaming monitor, I still firmly believe that this is the best gaming monitor you can buy right now, especially if you have an RTX 30 series video card. Both the CX OLED and RTX 30 series cards support HDMI 2.1, so you can output 4K at 120Hz. The LG CX also supports 4:4:4 chroma at 4K and G-SYNC technology. The OLED panel blows away any IPS, VA, or TN monitor in terms of black levels and color rendition, sub-1ms response times, and plenty of brightness for true HDR. There really isn’t any disadvantage of OLED TVs in terms of pure image quality.
One disadvantage of OLEDs is a higher chance of burn-in with static images; that said, LG OLED TVs have been out for 9 years now and there are many built-in features that are designed to prevent this. There are plenty of good recent tests that show that burn-in is a negligible issue with regular use. Unfortunately, I’m an outlier; I’ve used my monitor for at least 12 hours per day for 6 months (that’s at least 2,000 hours) and I have yet to notice any burn-in problems. I haven’t heard of many first-hand reports of other PC gamers who’ve experienced this problem, either.
At this price point, the CX OLED competes with the highest end gaming monitors from Samsung, Asus, Acer, and even LG themselves. Of course, this “monitor” also doubles up as an amazing 4K HDR TV. Like the other models in the CX lineup, the 48″ features the excellent webOS Smart TV software, includes a handy remote, and sports surprisingly capable built-in speakers.
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