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Gigabyte Aorus FO48U OLED Review

True Score

78
78
4

Experts

82
203

Consumers

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Top-tier testers felt quite confident about the FO48U’s120Hz refresh rate, even though it didn’t match the 144Hz offered by the Gigabyte Aorus Fi32U. They also liked its wide viewing angles and felt great about how well it handled reflections. Still, they were not very impressed with its low brightness levels.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U is a mid-range display that was first available in June 2021, and is one of the best computer monitors with a 48-inch screen.

It has a 4K screen resolution for pristine picture quality and impressive reflection handling, making content visible in a bright room. Similar to a lot of top-tier gaming monitors, it also features dual HDMI 2.1 ports for modern console gaming and wide viewing angles for shared usage.

It boasts decent color accuracy after calibration and a rapid 1ms response time to keep motion blur at bay.

Best For

  • 4K

  • HDR Content

  • OLED

  • Streaming

  • Video Editing

Consensus

our Verdict

The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U is a well-built 48-inch 4K monitor that product testers have praised as an ideal pick for gaming. Reviewers from Techspot were quite pleased with its butter-smooth screen transitions, and they credited this to its high 120Hz refresh rate.

During their tests, product specialists from Rtings also confirmed that the monitor had both wide viewing angles and excellent reflection handling and deemed it fit for use in a brightly lit room or office.

Also pleasing was the presence of dual HDMI 2.1 ports, as experts confirmed that this monitor would be ready for connections to modern gaming consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Unfortunately, critics weren’t happy with its low brightness levels, as this proved to be a problem, especially when viewing HDR content.

Reason to Buy

  • Dual HDMI 2.1 ports for modern console gaming
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Great build quality
  • Impressive reflection handling
  • High refresh rate

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor HDR brightness levels
  • No ergonomics
  • No cable management

Gigabyte Aorus FO48U OLED Specs

Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size48"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)282.33
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)135,000
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)94.8167
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)130
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)87.25
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)70.2
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)19.4
Response Time (ms)3.1667
Reflections % (Total Reflections)1.3
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)49
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)55
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)57
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)59

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Gigabyte Aorus FO48U OLED Review

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Market Context

The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U is a mid-range display that was first available in June 2021, and is one of the best computer monitors with a…

The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U is a mid-range display that was first available in June 2021, and is one of the best computer monitors with a 48-inch screen.

It has a 4K screen resolution for pristine picture quality and impressive reflection handling, making content visible in a bright room. Similar to a lot of top-tier gaming monitors, it also features dual HDMI 2.1 ports for modern console gaming and wide viewing angles for shared usage.

It boasts decent color accuracy after calibration and a rapid 1ms response time to keep motion blur at bay.

The 48-inch Gigabyte Aorus FO48U offers slightly more screen real estate compared to the smaller 43-inch Gigabyte Aorus FV43U, and since it features an OLED…

The 48-inch Gigabyte Aorus FO48U offers slightly more screen real estate compared to the smaller 43-inch Gigabyte Aorus FV43U, and since it features an OLED panel, it delivers inky blacks, which are perfect for dark room viewing. The FO48U also has a faster 1.7ms response time, but the FV43U is a better pick for gaming thanks to its higher 144Hz refresh rate.

The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U has very little that stands up to the LG 48 C1 OLED, as the C1 gets significantly brighter in HDR and…

The Gigabyte Aorus FO48U has very little that stands up to the LG 48 C1 OLED, as the C1 gets significantly brighter in HDR and boasts a total of four HDMI 2.1 ports compared to the FO48U’s two.

Display Type

OLED

VA

OLED

HDMI Inputs

2

2

4

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Panel Type

OLED

VA

OLED

Refresh Rate

120 Hz

144 Hz

120 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

48"

43"

48", 55", 65", 77", 83"

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Expert Score

78

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Customer Score

82

*.25

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True Score

78

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    84
    The Gigabyte AORUS FO48U is an excellent monitor overall. The large, high-resolution screen is superb… read more

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    If you’re looking for ultimate image quality, the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U’s OLED panel is unmatched…. read more

    By:

    Charlie Noon
  • WePC
    76.93

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    If you’re in the market for a large-screen gaming experience that also doubles up as… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

    By:

    Unknown

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