Amazon is offering the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the LG C1 48″ 4K OLED Smart TV. This best-in-class TV normally retails for $1499.99. The C1 is a 2021 model, so it’s superseded by this year’s C2 model, but the differences, especially in image quality, are negligible. The price difference, however, is a different story; LG C2 48″ costs a whopping $700 more. If pristine picture quality is what you’re gunning for without paying a stupendous price, there’s no reason why you’d be looking at something else.
48″ LG C1 4K OLED Smart Gaming TV
The 48″ LG C1 is marked as a TV, and it is, but it’s also one of the best gaming monitors on the market. It’s hundreds of dollars cheaper than the other highest end gaming monitors like the Samsung Neo G9 49″ Mini LED or the Alienware 34″ QD-OLED gaming monitor, and is arguably better. It has HDMI 2.1 ports to support 4K @ 120Hz if you have a GeForce RTX 30 series video card, as well as variable refresh rate and G-SYNC. OLED panels have unrivalled response times, so ghosting is non-existent. Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, OLED TVs offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, and wider color gamut. Not only does this translate to better gaming, but also better image quality overall, including with 4K HDR content. Unlike other gaming monitors, you can also use it standalone (i.e. without your PC running) if you simply want to watch shows on Netflix, Hulu, Paramount, Disney Plus, and more, since it doubles as a smart TV.
I have personally been using an older 48″ LG CX OLED TV (2020) for a few years now, and I’ll never go back to a tradional LED LCD monitor. If the time comes where I’ll have to replace or upgrade my monitor, I’ll definitely continue to spring for a 4K OLED monitor. If that were to happen right this minute, I’d pick this one up without hesitation.