AUO Demos 480Hz Laptop and Desktop Displays

AUO has been demonstrating some super-fast PC display panels during SID Display Week 2022. As spotted by ComputerBase, we get a first look at a new 480 Hz 24 inch desktop monitor, and a 480 Hz 16 inch laptop display panel from AUO. Both of these displays offer FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels, and sub 1ms response times, but are designed using TN (Twisted Nematic) technology.

At 56 sec in you can see the 24 inch FHD 480 Hz monitor demo, the 16 inch FHD 480 Hz demo follows directly.

Right now this is all the specs we have about the new 480 Hz display panels from AUO. To recap the key points, both the desktop and laptop panels are FHD resolution, with <1 ms response times, using TN panel technology. TN's popularity has declined among consumers in the past few years as IPS (In Plane Switching), VA (Vertical Alignment) and OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) panels typically offer improved image quality plus better viewing angles. However, TN has always been easier for manufacturers to run at the highest possible refresh rates.

(Image credit: AUO)

We have tested several IPS gaming monitors with 360 Hz refresh rates but AUO’s new TN desktop and laptop panels are aimed more squarely at PC gamers who need the fastest refresh rates possible, with image quality being a lower priority. In the video you can see the desktop monitor being demoed with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, an eSports standard where high refresh rates, reduced input lag, and fast response times are keenly pursued for competitive advantage.

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