MSI and Asus just flipped the script for their OLED gaming monitors

Trending 3 weeks ago
Counter Strike moving connected nan Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM.Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

MSI and Asus are stepping up their show game. Both companies are now offering burn-in protection arsenic portion of nan warranties connected their OLED displays, which is simply a invited furniture of information considering really galore displays some brands person launching this year.

Although we’ve had OLED gaming monitors for adjacent to 2 years, astir brands person paid very small attraction to nan consequence of burn-in. In January, we took a look astatine nan burn-in protection that nan largest brands offered connected their OLED monitors and recovered only 3 of nan 8 we looked astatine explicitly mentioned burn-in protection. MSI and Asus jumping connected committee brings that number to five, joining nan ranks of Alienware, Corsair, and LG.

MSI took to its newsroom to denote a three-year warranty connected its upcoming OLED displays (spotted by VideoCardz). MSI’s warranty says that nan MSI OLED Care usability must ever beryllium connected successful bid to make a warranty claim, but it’s enabled by default. Here are nan models nan warranty covers:

  • MAG 271QPX QD-OLED
  • MAG 321UPX QD-OLED
  • MAG 341CQP QD-OLED
  • MPG 271QRX QD-OLED
  • MPG 321URX QD-OLED
  • MPG 491CQP QD-OLED
  • MEG 342C QD-OLED

TFTCentral spotted connected X (formerly Twitter) that Asus precocious updated its merchandise pages to statement a two-year warranty connected its OLED displays that covers burn-in.

Asus person updated their warranty for each their OLED monitors (inc nan latest PG34WCDM and PG32UCDM models) to now see a 2-year pain successful cover. It's listed successful nan specs conception connected each merchandise page, though their main warranty page hasn't been updated yet pic.twitter.com/I0MKMJHnPk

— TFTCentral (@TFTCentral) February 5, 2024

Previously, neither Asus nor MSI mentioned burn-in arsenic portion of nan warranty, leaving unfastened nan mobility of if it was covered. In addition, MSI antecedently only offered a one-year warranty. The extended clip intends MSI, astatine least, now matches Corsair and Alienware pinch warranty sum connected its OLED displays.

Here’s an updated look astatine nan awesome brands trading OLED monitors and their warranty coverage:

Warranty period Burn-in covered?
LG Two years Yes
Asus Two years  Yes
Corsair Three years Yes
Samsung One year Unknown
Gigabyte One year No
Acer Three years Unknown
MSI Three Year Yes
Alienware Three years Yes

As OLED gaming monitors go much salient among nan best gaming monitors, burn-in protection is important. Burn-in happens erstwhile nan integrated materials of OLED commencement to degrade astatine different rates. Static elements — deliberation a banner for a news transmission — will degrade faster than images that are perpetually moving, starring to a ghostly defect that looks for illustration nan fixed constituent has burned into nan screen.

It’s a constituent of contention for OLED take connected desktops, moreover if nan practical consequence of OLED burn-in isn’t arsenic large arsenic it whitethorn seem. Still, further warranty sum is simply a bully thing. Burn-in isn’t thing you should brushwood during nan life of an OLED gaming show pinch due maintenance, but it’s still bully having bid of mind.

Editors' Recommendations

  • I dislike low-profile keyboards, but Asus’ latest has converted me
  • There’s a warfare brewing complete OLED gaming monitors
  • I’m a show reviewer, and these are nan upcoming displays I’m astir excited about
  • Anything is imaginable successful this caller era of gaming monitors
  • LG’s caller OLED show does 4K — and truthful overmuch more

Jacob Roach

Jacob Roach is simply a writer covering computing and gaming astatine Digital Trends. After realizing Crysis wouldn't tally connected a laptop, he…

The champion monitors we saw astatine CES 2024

The Asus 480Hz OLED gaming show group up astatine a property event.

It was each astir monitors astatine CES 2024, and we had a chance to spot a batch of them. Samsung has breathtaking caller gaming displays, Asus is pushing refresh rates to places they've ne'er gone, and Acer is experimenting pinch immoderate breathtaking glasses-free 3D tech. And that's conscionable nan products I could fresh successful a three-item list.

Yes, we saw immoderate breathtaking monitors astatine CES this year. Here are nan champion monitors we had a chance to laic our eyes on.
LG dual refresh complaint OLED

Read more

This OLED portable show tin fold correct successful half

The ZenScreen Fold adjacent to a laptop.

Laptops pinch foldable screens person been astir for years, but a portable show mightiness extremity up being a much approachable usage of nan technology. At CES 2024, Asus announced nan ZenScreen Fold, a 17.3-inch OLED show that tin fold up into precisely half that size.

It looks very akin to nan ZenBook Fold 17 launched successful 2022, but a small slimmed down successful thickness and sporting a metallic aluminum chassis. It's 0.38 inches heavy erstwhile unfolded (and 0.76 inches erstwhile folded) and weighs 2.65 pounds. In a sense, it'll consciousness for illustration carrying astir a 2nd mini laptop pinch you, but erstwhile you beryllium down and unfold that surface to spot its glorious expanse of surface existent estate, I'm guessing you won't mind having lugged it successful your bag.

Read more

MSI Claw handheld hands-on: it’s much important than you think

Sonic Superstars moving connected nan MSI Claw.

MSI is entering nan handheld arena, and its debut is much important than you mightiness think. The MSI Claw doesn't look dissimilar from nan Asus ROG Ally aliases moreover nan Steam Deck OLED, but nan specs underneath people a important departure for handheld gaming PCs.

I had a chance to effort nan instrumentality astatine CES 2024, and it's decidedly a contender. Bolstered pinch a caller chipset, a comfortable design, and package designed to tackle nan issues pinch Windows connected a handheld, this mightiness beryllium nan portable gaming PC to bargain this year.

Read more