Acer EI491CRG9 with 49″ Ultrawide VA Panel, 240Hz Refresh Rate, Mini LED Backlight and HDR2000

Recently we brought you the news of Samsung’s new Odyssey G9v2 (as we called it), an update to their popular 49″ ultrawide G9 display, keeping the same large screen format, 5120 x 1440 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, but now combining it with an impressive Mini LED backlight with >2000 local dimming zones. Information appeared for this screen on Chinese retailer taobao, often early to announce details of new screens before they even appear from the manufacturer. Taobao have now also released information on what is expected to be Acer’s equivalent display, the EI491CRG9 (note the cheeky use of “G9” in the title there!) Take this information as not fully confirmed, but it should give you a decent overview of what to expect from this new screen.

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Asus ROG Swift PG279QM with 27″ 1440p Panel, 240Hz and NVIDIA G-sync with Reflex Analyzer

We only had very limited information about this screen when it was first announced back in January, but the official product page has now appeared for the Asus ROG Swift PG279QM. The PG279QM is a 27″ gaming monitor with a Fast IPS panel, 2560 x 1440 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate combined. It also includes Native G-sync with the hardware module being used to support variable refresh rates (VRR), and even includes NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer built in.

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MSI Oculux NXG253R eSports Monitor with 360Hz Refresh, NVIDIA G-sync and Reflex Analyzer

MSI are set to release a new gaming monitor in their ‘Oculux’ line-up. The NXG253R is a 24.5″ sized screen with a ‘Rapid IPS’ panel, 1080p resolution and a 360Hz refresh rate. It’s aimed firmly at gaming and eSports but has an impressive set of features and specs. This includes Native G-sync support with the NVIDIA hardware module for excellent VRR experience, and also built-in NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer.

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Gigabyte M28U Gaming Monitor with 28″ 4K IPS Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

Gigabyte have released details of their new M28U gaming monitor on their website. It’s 28″ in size and features a Super Speed IPS panel offering 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution. This is combined with a high 144Hz refresh rate, and adaptive-sync for VRR support from both NVIDIA and AMD systems (including FreeSync Premium Pro certification). It features loads of modern connectivity options too with DisplayPort 1.4 and DSC, 2x HDMI 2.1 and USB type-C.

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Gigabyte Aorus FO48U with 48″ OLED Panel, 4K Resolution, 120Hz and HDMI 2.1

Gigabyte have this week teased three new displays in their Aorus line-up on their website, with a “coming soon” holding page. There is a focus on 4K resolution, high refresh rates and the latest HDMI 2.1 connectivity. The new displays are Gigabyte’s first 4K gaming monitors and will be available in 3 sizes. There is the 31.5″ FI32U, a screen we already brought you some early information about in this news piece earlier this month. There is the 43.4″ FV43U which we also covered this month in this news piece. Most interesting of all though is a new flagship model which will be their largest screen so far, the 48″ FO48U. This screen uses an OLED panel and will be a direct competitor to the very popular LG 2020 CX and 2021 C1 48″ models.

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Samsung Odyssey 49″ G9 S49AG95NC with 240Hz, Mini LED Backlight and HDR2000

The exciting update to Samsung’s Odyssey G9 display was announced back on 3 March 2021 with limited information provided at the time by the manufacturer Samsung. We now have some more detailed information about the expected spec and features thanks to an early product page that has appeared on Chinese retailer Taobao. The Samsung Odyssey G9 S49AG95NC will be the successor to the existing G9 model (let’s call it the ‘Odyssey G9v2″ shall we for ease?) is aimed at gaming and HDR multimedia. It keeps the same large 49″ ultrawide format, 1000R steep curvature and 5120 x 1440 resolution as the current G9. It will still be based on a VA technology panel with a 240Hz native refresh rate and a wide colour gamut. What makes this new version particularly interesting is the addition of a Mini LED backlight for improved HDR performance and local dimming.

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New Dell 24.5, 27, 32 and 34″ Gaming Monitors with High Refresh Rates Announced

Dell have today announced several new monitors in their Gaming line-up (not part of the Alienware brand though). The models come in various sizes and resolutions but the focus is very much on high refresh rates and VRR support. There is a 24.5″ 1080p IPS model (S2522HG) with 240Hz, along with 27″ (S2722DGM) and 32″ (S3222DGM) curved VA models with 1440p and 165Hz, and then finally a 34″ ultrawide curved model (S3422DWG) with 3440 x 1440 and 144Hz. More details below.

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Gigabyte Aorus FI32U Expected with 31.5″ IPS Panel, 4K and 144Hz Refresh Rate and HDMI 2.1

Very little information is available for this display but it appears that Gigabyte will at some point soon release a 31.5″ sized display of their own with 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and a high 144Hz refresh rate – the Aorus FI32U. This would mark their venture in to this long sought after combination in a screen of this size. Other screens expected with this res/refresh rate combination are also covered in this news piece. The FI32U has appeared on a Russian retailer with some specs and features listed, although we would take some of this as unconfirmed at this stage, and subject to change. We will update this news piece when we have more concrete information.

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Gigabyte Aorus FV43U with 43.4″ 4K Resolution and 144Hz Showcased

At a special launch even in Vietnam this week Gigabyte showcased their new 43.4″ sized Aorus FV43U display. This offers a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution combined with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms MPRT (moving picture response time) spec, which also implies the availability of a motion blur reduction backlight. VRR support was not discussed but this will almost certainly include adaptive-sync for VRR from compatible NVIDIA and AMD systems.

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Our Top 3 Monitors to Look Out for in 2021

This year is set to be an exciting time for the monitor market with quite a few new technologies and features being launched and some very interesting monitors hopefully finally being launched. We thought we would give our run down of the top 3 monitors currently announced that we are most looking forward in the future. A warning – these are all going to be super high end and super expensive, as they really represent the cutting edge of latest technologies, specs and features. But for those who follow the monitor market and are looking for the latest and greatest displays, these are the ones we’d recommend looking out for!

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