What simply occurred? Gigabyte has introduced a brand new product that straddles the road between gaming monitor and tv. Measuring a monstrous 55 inches, the 4K Gigabyte S55U provides a slew of compelling options that features a 120Hz refresh fee, quantum dot tech, HDMI 2.1, and Android OS with Google Assistant and built-in Chromecast.
The Gigabyte S55U appears to supply one thing for all use circumstances. The HDMI 2.1 spec makes it best for many who wish to get essentially the most from their PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S consoles. It additionally makes use of the Android working system, so that you get a devoted Google Assistant button on the distant and shortcuts for the YouTube, Google Play, Netflix, and Amazon Prime apps. It’s a bit like Samsung’s 43-inch Smart Monitor however with extra of a gaming focus.
This remains to be a gaming monitor at coronary heart, in fact. That 55-inch panel makes use of VA know-how alongside quantum dots to supply a extra vibrant show with 96% DCI-P3/140% sRGB shade house protection and better brightness and HDR results.
Elsewhere, the Gigabyte S55U options 132 native dimming zones for enhanced distinction, 500cd / m2 normal and 1,500cd / m2 peak brightness, 2ms GTG (min) and 5ms GTG(avg.) response speeds, and a 5000:1 distinction ratio. One factor which will disappoint is that it comes with FreeSync Premium fairly than G-Sync.
The monitor has loads of help for HDR content material—Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG—and audio is supplied by two 10W Dolby Atmos/ DTS HD audio system together with an audio jack and optical fiber out.
Connectivity-wise, there are two HDMI 2.1 ports, two HDMI 2.0, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Downstream port, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Upstream port, one USB 2.0, one Ethernet, wi-fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth.
Gigabyte hasn’t revealed when the S55U will launch or the all-important value. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see the way it stacks up towards our present favourite large-format 4K HDR monitor/TV, the 48-inch LG C1 OLED, which is accessible for round $1,000.