The latest from GIGABYTE will attract the attention of many because contrary to what it seems and although it is classified as a monitor, it is indeed a television without DTT functions. the GIGABYTE S55U It’s a “new” concept that focuses on players who want to have fun on Android and their consoles, but… Not so much on PC, which is very curious.
What does this TV or monitor have that makes us doubt? Well basically it dispenses with DisplayPort and also breaks with what is established due to its size and multimedia and connection capabilities but as it lacks antenna capability for coaxial as such or decoder for DTT he would be excluded from the end of television as such, or not?
GIGABYTE S55U, a new concept for living room and gaming
Until now the differentiation between a gaming TV and a monitor for watching TV was very clear, but times are changing and with it this marvel was born that integrates from Ethernet, to two HDMI 2.1 (an eARC) with others two HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Upstream and Downstream) in addition to one USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual band and Bluetooth.
As we can see at the level of the connectors, it is very complete, but what about the panel? Well, we are talking about a 54.6 inch diameter based on the technology GOES with anti-reflection which is able to cover the 96% DCI-P3 and the 140% sRGB. The resolution remains 4KUHD reaching a typical brightness of 500cd/m2 with striking contrast 5000:1.
Its gaming performance is quite impressive as it reaches 120 Hz with 2 ms GTG minimum or 5 ms averagewhere to improve the gaming experience we will have Premium Free SyncHDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG.
As expected in the audio, we will have Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD for both speakers 10 watt which integrates The funny thing is that it supports the technology used so far for common brand monitors such as Aim Stabilizer, Black EQ or you look at the screen for FPS.
Finally, your remote control incorporates buttons to Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video and Google Play, and it is that its OS is Android where it seems to integrate a ChromeCast, therefore being compatible with the Google assistant. Unfortunately, there is no presentation date or definitive price, but this GIGABYTE S55U opens a new path that banishes the preconceived ideas that we had until now between TV and gaming monitor.