All 55 inches of ViewSonic's Elite XG550 4K OLED gaming monitor are superbright and features 120Hz of smooth goodness.
Bright 4K OLED display
120Hz refresh rate
0.5 ms response time
Ports are hard to access
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LAS VEGAS, NV -- ViewSonic has some of the best gaming monitors around, especially if you're on a budget. But for CES 2020, the company is busting out the big guns with its ViewSonic Elite XG550 55-inch, 4K OLED gaming monitor.
The price of the ViewSonic Elite XG550 is yet to be determined, but it is going to launch sometime in Q4.
ViewSonic Elite XG550 design
The Elite XG550's display is basically the size of a full-blown TV. The bezels on each side are superthin and clean. There's a neat Elite logo hanging from the bottom bezel, and below that is a diamond-shaped metal base. There's a smaller, hollow diamond connect behind it, presumably to distribute the weight.
The thick back panel on the Elite XG550 has white LED lighting that you have to remove in order to access the ports, which pretty inconvenient.
ViewSonic Elite XG550 ports
With the ViewSonic Elite XG550, you'll get three HDMI ports, two DisplayPorts, four USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-B port and a headphone jack.
There aren't any details on whether it has any speakers, however, more details will be revealed closer to Q4.
ViewSonic Elite XG550 display
The ViewSonic Elite XG550 sports a 55-inch, 3840 x 2160 OLED panel with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and a speedy 0.5 millisecond response time. According to ViewSonic, it covers 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
In Project Cars 2, the Audi onscreen popped a feverishly colorful red, and thanks to the 4K resolution, the grilles on the back were super crisp. I was most impressed by how bright the display was in the midst of a well-lit Pepcom showroom. Thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, I felt like I was actually in the passenger seat of the car because of how smooth it looked.
The ViewSonic Elite XG550 is going to come with some sort of adaptive sync, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
The ViewSonic Elite XG550 was vibrant in person while Project Cars 2 was on the screen, but I'd like to get more time with the it playing different games like The Witcher 3 or even Dark Souls 3. We also want to hook it up in our lab to see what kind of benchmarks it hits, so stay tuned for that and for our full review later this year.
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Rami Tabari is an Editor for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.