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[Review] A 48" Gaming Monitor - The AORUS FO48U



+ Stunning image with deep contrast

- Lacks ability for ergonomic adjustments

+ Supports HDMI 2.1

- No RGB

+ Excellent audio quality

- No Dolby Vision support

AORUS FO48U Gaming Monitor


As many of you may know, monitors usually come in a good 24" to a rough 30"in terms of size, so naturally, when I heard about a 48" gaming monitor with good features, I just had to get my hands on one.



Personally speaking, when I thought of a big monitor, I first thought of a TV because this is truly one of the first times I am seeing one in person.

The AORUS FO48U has a black finish with the AORUS logo located on the back of the monitor. I must say, the monitor is actually very aesthetically pleasing and not much distractions in your face as you game for hours, the only downside is the lack of RGB.

The bezels are slim as well, resulting with a higher screen-to-body ratio. The monitor can be mounted on to a VESA Mounting Interface Standard for people who prefers more work space and lesser table clutter - however, for people who have different ergonomic preferences, the AORUS FO48U does not provide the option to tilt, swivel and make height adjustments.



What I personally love about the AORUS FO48U is the display of it, when you think of a wide screen, you would expect the display and colors to look stretched out and unclear.

This monitor is a 48" monitor that comes with an OLED Ultra HD 4K screen that supports 120Hz refresh rate output all thanks to the HDMI 2.1 ports it comes with.

The colors are not in any way compromised as well, because it comes with a 98% DCI-P3 color gamut for as accurate color output as possible. I personally enjoyed the display on this monitor as the colors looked crisp and the games looked just as drool-worthy.



The sound system of the AORUS FO48U is Space Audio supported and comes with 4 different modes to suit what you are doing on your monitor!

Starting off with standard audio, as the name says, it has the plainest audio and little to no bass.

The next one is the arcade mode, this mode allowed all the punches and gunshots in game to sound super duper realistic, as if I am in the game itself!

The movie mode certainly has heavier bass and louder music however, it has a downside - as the characters voice is so much softer.

Lastly, it has a live concert mode, this mode helps music sound much better and louder!


Remote Control

As it is a huge monitor, changing OSD settings on the back is sure to be a hassle especially if one would prefer to mount it onto the wall.

The remote control comes in handy, in making quick fixes from the comfort of your couch or gaming chair. You can change up display settings, audio modes and switch from different port input!



Lastly, this monitor comes with a sufficient amount of ports for multiple consoles and gaming setups.

It has 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB upstream port, 1x USB Type-C port, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 port, 2x HDMI 2.1 ports, 1x 3.5mm audio jack and 1x audio line out port.


Buy or no buy?

Overall, I actually really enjoyed how well this monitor worked for gaming and all my needs, it definitely gave a boost in gaming confidence as everything looks crisp and amazing.

I would have hoped for more RGB action to fully take the crown as a gaming monitor. However, at the end of the day, this is a great monitor jam-packed with features.


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