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48" AORUS FO48U 4K 120Hz OLED 1ms Freesync Gaming Monitor Expired

$800
$1,499.99
After $200 Rebate + Free S/H
+31 Deal Score
53,090 Views
Newegg has 48" AORUS FO48U Gaming Monitor on sale for $1199.99 - $200 w/ promo code FEB4SALE - $200 Rebate Card = $799.99. Shipping is free.

Thanks to Staff Member LovelyCheetah for posting this deal.
  • Note: Must purchased by 2/28/2022 to be eligible for rebate.
Deal Instructions:
  1. Visit the page for the 48" AORUS FO48U 4K UHD OLED 120Hz 1ms Freesync Premium Gaming Monitor and add to your cart
  2. Proceed to checkout
  3. Apply promo code FEB4SALE
  4. Price before rebate will be $999.99 with free shipping.
  5. Submit the $200 Mail-In Rebate
  6. Final price (after rebate) will be $799.99.
Specs:
  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • FreeSync Premium, HDR10
  • 10-bit color / 98% DCI-P3 / 130% sRGB
  • KVM feature with USB Type-C to control multiple devices (10Gbps Type-C cable required)
  • 300x300mm VESA
  • Ports:
    • 2x HDMI 2.1
    • 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC)
    • 1x USB 3.0 Up
    • 2x USB 3.0 Down
    • 1x USB-C

Editor's Notes & Price Research

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  • About this deal:
    • This price is $400 lower (33% savings) than the list price of $1199.99
    • Please read the Forum Thread for more deal discussion.
  • Rebate Terms:
    • Valid on purchases made through 2/28/22
    • Go to gigabyte.rebateaccess.com and enter the promotion number 94009.
    • Fill out and print the registration form for this promotion.
    • Cut out and enclose the ORIGINAL UPC code from the product packaging.
    • Cut out and enclose the ORIGINAL serial number barcode from the product packaging.
    • Enclose a copy of the sales receipt dated between 02/01/2022 and 02/28/2022 indicating your qualifying purchase.
    • Mail all of these items to the address noted on the registration form. Submission must be postmarked no later than 03/29/2022 in order to qualify.
    • Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing of submission
  • About this product:
    • Rating of 4.3 out of 5 eggs from Newegg customer reviews.
    • 3-Year Warranty
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Original Post

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Edited February 18, 2022 at 12:45 PM by
Newegg has the AORUS FO48U 48" Premium Gaming Monitor [newegg.com] for $1499.99 - $300 Instant Savings - $200 off w/ promo code FEB4SALE - $200 Mail-in Rebate = $799.99. Shipping is free.
  • Model
    • Brand - AORUS
    • Model - FO48U
  • Display
    • Screen Size - 47.53" (Viewable)
    • Widescreen - Yes
    • Panel - OLED
    • Display Type - UHD
    • Adaptive Sync Technology - FreeSync Premium (AMD Adaptive Sync)
    • Maximum Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    • Recommended Resolution - 3840 x 2160 (4K)
    • Viewing Angle - 178° (H) / 178° (V)
    • Aspect Ratio - 16:9
    • Brightness - 135 cd/m2 (TYP)
    • Contrast Ratio - 135,000:1
    • Response Time - 1ms GTG
    • Color Gamut - 98% DCI-P3 / 130% sRGB
    • Display Colors - 10 bits
    • Pixel Pitch - 0.274mm x 0.274mm
    • Refresh Rate - 120 Hz
    • HDR Standard - HDR10
  • Connectivity
    • Input Video Compatibility - Digital
    • Connectors - 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, Earphone Jack
    • HDMI - 2 x HDMI 2.1
    • DisplayPort - 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC)
    • USB 3.0 - 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C
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Great price and very tempting but the ASBL (auto brightness limiter) setting ruins this as a computer monitor. Just read the Newegg reviews and it's a deal breaker for me. If you are only going to use this monitor for gaming it's probably fine but if you want to do office work on it as well the ABSL setting is super annoying apparently and there is no way to disable it. Alot of people mention this as the big annoyance on this screen and several call it a deal breaker, anytime the screen doesn't since major changes in the picture like if you're reading an email or typing a document it will dim the screen.

From the Newegg reviews:

"With most OLED products, the screen dims as the dimensions of white space increases (e.g. if you go from a small white window and expand it to full screen, the entire screen dims). Auto-dimming can be annoying at times / It's way too aggressive


This guy from the Newegg review explained it the best:

"Auto dimming of the panel due to lack of major activity (ASBL) kicks in after 5 minutes on the Display Port and after only 90 seconds on HDMI ports. The Display Port also seems to have higher sensitivity to activity than the HDMI ports. This means that if you're running on Display Port, you probably won't notice it much but if you use the HDMI port, it's UNBEARABLE! I use both ports, one for work computer, one for home computer, then use the KVM feature.

ASBL (auto dimming due to low activity) is like a built-in firmware screen saver. It's there because OLEDs have the same potential for burn-in as old CRT monitors. The reason why this is a problem is because it needs a major change on the screen to make it think that that you're still there. So things like scrolling forum posts or typing an email are not enough of a change for it to know that you're still there and it'll start dimming the screen until you can't see it anymore, WHILE YOU'RE TYPING! It's even dimmed on me while on video conference calls. Even though the person is moving and talking, they're apparently not moving enough to prevent ASBL (this is using the HDMI port).

ASBL is unnecessary on a monitor because computers have built-in screen saver and power saving functions. My laptop has an OLED screen and it doesn't have ASBL, I've been using that for years with no burn in. This is an unnecessary old precaution that can safely be eliminated, imo.

The fact that the Display Port has a different ASBL algorithm than the HDMI port shows that not a lot of effort has gone into the firmware development or QA yet. I mean, if they don't want to give us the ability to disable ASBL, at least copy paste the Display Port config to the HDMI ports in a firmware update."
I think the bad customer service combo of Newegg + Gigabyte kills this
I hate rebates but this is a DEAL!