The First OLED Monitor! - ASUS PQ22U

  • Published: 27 April 2019
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    If OLED screens are good enough for our phones and TVs why not PC monitors? Their day might be coming with the ASUS ProArt PQ22U OLED portable monitor.

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Comments • 3 911

  • Darhan62
    Darhan62  5 days back

    Smaller screen size for the same 4K resolution means finer pixels, which is definitely a plus, given that scaling has come a long way over the past several years. I've got a Dell UP2414Q and at ~24" I can still see the pixels, which I find annoying. Of course, it would be even better if they could make it 5K, then the screen could be a bit bigger and still have smaller pixels. And the quick pixel response time will help reduce ghosting in games. And the truly black blacks would be great when I'm exploring dark caves and buildings in games, as that corner glow you get with LCDs ruins the immersion. I just wish it didn't have the burn-in issue. For a quarter of the asking price, I'd pick one up.

    • Marco Rota
      Marco Rota  6 days back

      How much is that monitor stand?

      • Jan Ryan
        Jan Ryan  7 days back

        Who color corrected this video? They made oled blacks look so bad. look at it. the black looks so bad. bad editors.

        • Daniel Lewis
          Daniel Lewis  7 days back

          At least it comes with the stand...

          • ForeverMasterless
            ForeverMasterless  1 weeks back

            Four THOUSAND dollars?! ROFL. ASUS can fuck right off with this one, bunch of crazy fucks. The fuck are they even thinking?! Somebody there has to be high off their fucking ass, my god.

            • ChairThrowerFan
              ChairThrowerFan  1 weeks back

              Linus: This monitor is too small.
              *My tears drip down onto my 18.5 inch monitor*

              • Marian Brzechwa
                Marian Brzechwa  1 weeks back

                Linus is sold.

                • Chris Kelly
                  Chris Kelly  1 weeks back

                  Here's an idea for a video which focuses on those Samsung 15.6" 4K/UHD OLED panels for laptops. Many of us have been eager to take the plunge since several laptop manufacturers announced they would be refreshing existing laptops with these panels. As long as all the upcoming OLED laptops will be using the same Samsung 15.6" 4K/UHD OLED panel, why not do one video which focuses entirely on that panel, since everyone
                  knows about the laptops which have been around longer than this panel they'll be refreshed with.

                  • Daniel Dougan
                    Daniel Dougan  1 weeks back

                    The return of screen savers!

                    • Ayan
                      Ayan  1 weeks back

                      Why does the other monitor look blacker than the OLED one? Ty $4000

                      • Yiğit Şahin
                        Yiğit Şahin  1 weeks back

                        MONEY IS NO OBJECT

                        • Agamaz
                          Agamaz  2 weeks back


                          • Daniel Turner
                            Daniel Turner  2 weeks back

                            Holy crap. 80 nits white on a $4000 monitor!?

                            • Nate Ford
                              Nate Ford  2 weeks back

                              Linus' tendency to link to Amazon even when a product isn't available on Amazon is annoying as shit

                              • Mike Hudgins
                                Mike Hudgins  2 weeks back

                                Hi Linus. Do you have similar criticism for the new OLED laptops?

                                • Void Abstraction
                                  Void Abstraction  2 weeks back

                                  I always gamed on my Plasma, and no issues. You just had to run that program that put grey pixels all over the screen like whiping it away for like 20 mins after an 8 hours gaming session, and it removed any ghosting, or just watched TV as normal which also helped ghosting.

                                  I think Plasmas biggest downfall was people never got passed the eailer issues of the tech? And I guess it just required maintenance to keep it clean. Though I rarely used it for PC :P

                                  • Kent Hinson
                                    Kent Hinson  2 weeks back

                                    Freedom dollars 😂

                                    • Bad Seed
                                      Bad Seed  2 weeks back

                                      Avoid Burn in on Windows: Hide desktop icons, setup background changer and auto hide taskbar

                                      • iosefka
                                        iosefka  2 weeks back

                                        0:25 HOW MUCH DEEPER AND RICHER THE BLACKS ARE

                                        YIKES Linus

                                        • Zoot Cat
                                          Zoot Cat  2 weeks back

                                          Why does the OLED look grey in light...

                                          • Edgar Renje
                                            Edgar Renje  2 weeks back

                                            5:35 If the taskbar stays there forever on the same spot and burn won't see the issue anyway, ''s there. Always.

                                            • EEH
                                              EEH  3 weeks back

                                              Nice halo Pg27uq 🤣

                                              • Nathanael Aldred
                                                Nathanael Aldred  3 weeks back

                                                How to watch a LMG video:

                                                1. Let intro play and wait for subtle pause to signal the sponsor

                                                2. Spam 'Skip 5 seconds' (10 seconds on mobile)

                                                3. Enjoy the video

                                                • Boss Called Anthony
                                                  Boss Called Anthony  3 weeks back

                                                  Richer blacks? Finally no more dontaion ads

                                                  • L3ON
                                                    L3ON  3 weeks back

                                                    Long wait for Micro LED..

                                                    • goodmaki
                                                      goodmaki  3 weeks back

                                                      I can't stand listening to this guy's soy fueled voice completely lacking in masculinity.

                                                      • gallowspole
                                                        gallowspole  3 weeks back

                                                        Shut up i love soy! Soylent is my favorite drink. However, the bottles are sealed really tight so I need my wife's boyfriend to help me open them.

                                                    • Tanzerite Nye
                                                      Tanzerite Nye  3 weeks back


                                                      21 and an half inches is to small.

                                                      • darkliberty
                                                        darkliberty  3 weeks back

                                                        7:39 Linus mentioned Ringgit! LMAO

                                                        • Humans R Ants
                                                          Humans R Ants  3 weeks back

                                                          You could get a noise free carbon fiber USB cable for that price.

                                                          • Magnificent Birb
                                                            Magnificent Birb  3 weeks back

                                                            Bruh Id rather buy a big arse OLED TV than that overpriced monitor

                                                            • Top Dog
                                                              Top Dog  3 weeks back

                                                              I can't deal with these small monitors. Anything below 34 inches is a no no for me

                                                              • Chopped Artisan
                                                                Chopped Artisan  3 weeks back

                                                                Hence proven, Linus is of the Lizard people.

                                                                • Landon Parks
                                                                  Landon Parks  3 weeks back

                                                                  Or you can buy a 65" OLED from Amazon for $1,800 right now... Why would people buy this thing? 55" OLED for $1,400...

                                                                  • Pavel Jelínek
                                                                    Pavel Jelínek  3 weeks back

                                                                    I just looked at the store to see it's price.. OMGoodness!!!

                                                                    • Rik Den Breejen
                                                                      Rik Den Breejen  3 weeks back

                                                                      Black rasist be like: look How much Richer the blacks are... and How poor the whites are...

                                                                      • DocTheMedic3
                                                                        DocTheMedic3  3 weeks back

                                                                        Kind of funny when the lights are on, the conventional monitor's blacks look deeper. :/

                                                                        • HifiCentret
                                                                          HifiCentret  3 weeks back

                                                                          I've never been thrilled by OLED. Mainly 3 things. Price, my demands and risk of burn in. I can see my my old phone has burn ins and sure it's old but hey how long has it seen active time? Probably relatively much but in contrast for a monitor - not much.
                                                                          On top of that for a decent light level power consumption for oled is not that competitive. Sure it is for black but over all modern LED lit LCD's despite light waste have quite a low power consumption.
                                                                          On top of that I've not seen any oled which I've thought looked natural. Even though colors at first look seems clear and natural it's like they're not really after all. A high quality IPS or VA (not the cheap IPS or VA) panel on the other hand have both. Clear colors while looking natural. White is truly white without having an off sense of "chemical light" to it which is there no matter what color temperature you set it to. Perhaps because of the fact that the spectrum of colors from an LCD is quite broad but from an OLED it's quite narrow. And since it only has 3 points in the spectrum deal with it's about impossible to calibrate it to all peoples vision.
                                                                          But hey in my family we're many that when taking those color vision tests (printed on paper at doctors) we can see both numbers. So when asked which numbers is displayed here tyhe answer is: I can see you want me to answer 3 but depending on how you look at it the answer can also be 6 and then they're utterly confused not knowing if you're colorblind or not :D (Sure I'm not I know that)

                                                                          • Anderson Soares
                                                                            Anderson Soares  3 weeks back

                                                                            BURN IT TO OBLIVION!

                                                                            • LogicalOne
                                                                              LogicalOne  3 weeks back

                                                                              WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS GARBAGE, ITS JUST FUCKING YOU TALKING FOR 12 MINUTES IM HERE FOR THE FUCKING MONITOR

                                                                              • Rando Wiratama
                                                                                Rando Wiratama  3 weeks back

                                                                                you called 21 inch is portable? X(

                                                                                • Tim
                                                                                  Tim  3 weeks back

                                                                                  That PRICE...goddamm

                                                                                  • Dan Hinchliffe
                                                                                    Dan Hinchliffe  3 weeks back

                                                                                    $4000? I could get a laptop with RTX capibility for that. In the nicest way possible ASUS.

                                                                                    Shove it.

                                                                                    • jaxative jax
                                                                                      jaxative jax  3 weeks back

                                                                                      But organic is better for you! It's got no chemicals and stuff (/s)and this is as overpriced as anything else with that label slapped on it.

                                                                                      • FraGGer224
                                                                                        FraGGer224  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Sounds like HD DVD players When a week later Blu-ray was released

                                                                                      • Just Me
                                                                                        Just Me  3 weeks back

                                                                                        the link to the oled monitor doesnt work

                                                                                        • Israldo Asfely
                                                                                          Israldo Asfely  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Asus just like Apple on pc world

                                                                                          • Cheezit King
                                                                                            Cheezit King  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Anyone else watching a video about OLED displays with a phone with an OLED display?

                                                                                            • s
                                                                                              s  3 weeks back

                                                                                              ummm did linus just shout out Good Mythical Morning? The lets talk about that was on point