Dell, ASUS, MSI, And LG On Display At CES
Ars Technica picked out five monitors which they found the most interesting at CES 2024, and indeed it looks like a good year to be shopping for a new monitor. First off, Dell have updated their popular Ultrasharp lineup with a 40 Curved Thunderbolt Hub Monitor with an impressive 5120×2160 resolution and finally, a 120 Hz refresh rate. This would be a lovely monitor to work on during the day, and with the right GPU it could be a lot of fun after you sign off for the day to get some gaming in.
ASUS showed off three displays, all of which are quite different but interesting in their own ways. The ZenScreen Fold OLED MQ17QH is a 17.3″ foldable display you can carry with you. When folded up it is a far more reasonable 12.5″ in size and not very thick either, as it is a mere 0.38 inches thick when fully open. ASUS hopes to be able to sell it for less than $2000 but we shall see.
ASUS also now lays claim to the fastest refresh rate going, the 26.5″ Asus ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDP offers 480Hz at 1440p. Not only is that refresh rate amazing, it is also an OLED. They managed this by working with LG, as they did with the ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDP which knows the same trick as the LG UltraGear 32GS95UE. With the push of a button, or OSD toggle, you can go from 4k @ 240Hz to 1080p at 480Hz. This, combined with your GPUs upscaling features could give you an advantage in high speed online shooters.
Speaking of advantages, the MSI MEG 321URX 4K QD-OLED display offers one that is a bit questionable. There is an onboard chip which has been trained on League of Legends to predict where enemies are when they are off screen. The ‘AI’ chip which is called SkySight will give you visual indications of the locations of off-screen enemies. Since the indication is done with hardware on the monitor itself, anti-cheat software will not be able to detect it’s use. MSI is currently working on adding support for Dota 2 and Counter-Strike 2 in the near future as well.