Monoprice announces Mini-LED portable 4K OLED monitors
Monoprice is known to deliver great value with its products (check out its latest crop of gaming peripherals), and this is especially the case when it comes to competing with the best 4K gaming monitors available on the market. Marlet. Now the company is set to bring three new Dark Matter monitors to the market, one of which is somewhat unusual for most of our readers.
The first is the 27-inch 4K Dark Matter Gaming Monitor (40777), which uses a 27-inch AUO IPS panel with Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution. Monoprice boasts a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz, which is on par with 4K monitors. However, as we’ve seen with Samsung’s latest Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor, 240Hz is the latest offshore market for 4K panels (and one that would bring even the most powerful GPUs like the GeForce RTX to their knees). 3090).
We’re looking at a typical 1000: 1 contrast ratio offered by its IPS panel, while typical brightness hits 400 nits. However, Monoprice does not promote the 40777 as an HDR capable monitor. Response times aren’t the best, averaging 12ms or 4ms with overdrive. That said, you’ll find two HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, and a USB Type-C port for input. There are also two USB 3.0 downstream ports for connecting peripherals like a headset, keyboard, or mouse.
Next is the Mini-LED version of the 40777, which includes an AUO panel with 576 local dimming zones. You still get a 27-inch panel with Ultra HD resolution and a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. The Mini-LED panel brings additional benefits, like a typical brightness of 600nits, with a peak of 1000nits in mode. HDR. The typical contrast ratio is 1,000: 1, rising to 1,000,000: 1 in HDR mode.
The average response time is listed at 12ms and drops to 5ms with overdrive. A single HDMI 2.0 port is built in to handle 4K resolutions at 60Hz, while the HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports support 4K at 144Hz. You’ll also find a USB Type-C input that supports 4K at 60 Hz as well as a 90 watt power supply. Like the 40777, this Mini-LED counterpart has two USB 3.0 ports.
Finally, we come to Monoprice’s new 15.6-inch Dark Matter portable OLED monitor. The monitor uses a Samsung AMOLED panel with Ultra HD resolution. The maximum refresh rate registers at just 60Hz, which is understandable given that this is a portable OLED display aimed at giving you extra screen space on the go, instead of be your main screen for games.
Monoprice says the portable monitor has a typical brightness of 400 nits while flexing a contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1 and a typical response time of 1ms. Additionally, you’ll find a mini HDMI 2.0 port as well as two USB Type-C ports, one of which supports a 65-watt power supply. Unfortunately, Monoprice only provided us with the above grainy images of the device.
According to Monoprice, the Dark Matter 40777 is priced at $ 799, while its Mini-LED counterpart will retail for $ 999. The 15.6-inch portable monitor has yet to be priced, but it is expected to be under $ 500, which is incredibly competitive in this segment. At this time, Monoprice couldn’t give us details on availability, but we’ll update this story when that information becomes available (with better images from the portable monitor).