We’ve already seen Acer announce their new 55″ CG552K OLED display for CES 2020 and now ViewSonic have announced their equivalent – the Elite XG550. The ViewSonic ELITE XG550 is a 55-inch gaming monitor with native 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution. Featuring a 120Hz OLED panel, it delivers a highly responsive, life-like gaming experience, with a 0.5ms G2G response time. Support for variable refresh rates is not confirmed in the press release but we would expect to see adaptive-sync and HDMI-VRR support included like the competing alternatives.
With the OLED panel, in-game environments come to life with exceptional contrast and 99% DCI-P3 color support, which makes it ideal for next-generation consoles and AAA-title games. The narrow-bezel design and ELITE RGB accent lighting design ensures that the XG550 fits into any gaming environment. There’s no specific talk about HDR support and formats in the press release but being OLED it is capable of per-pixel local dimming and so could be ideal for HDR content. The peak brightness capability and any VESA DisplayHDR certification levels are also not listed at this time.
The new screen comes with the new “ELITE Ally”, a USB-connected touch-screen device that allows users to quickly access on-screen display settings such as game modes, adaptive sync, HDR, brightness, contrast, RGB lighting and more. Users can fine-tune their gaming experience without touching the monitor or opening their ELITE display controller software. The ELITE Ally peripheral is currently only compatible with select ViewSonic ELITE gaming monitors.
The XG550 will be available in Q4 2020, pricing is to be confirmed. More info on specs and features as we get them.
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