Well, that wasn’t so easy to see coming: that the world’s first commercially available 120 Hz, 4K monitor would come to consumers’ options via not one of the tech giants such as LG or Samsung, but a relatively low-key company out here in the west. Wasabi Mango has started distributing their 43″ UHD430 monitor, which brings with it (almost all) the amenities of a high-performance gaming monitor.
The UHD430 is additionally being marketed with HDR support, though it’s the entry-level 400 nits brightness achieved here – a far cry from the generally accepted 1000 nits sweet spot. The panel is an IPS affair with 1200:1 static contrast ratio, 4:4:4 chroma support, a pretty respectable 5 ms response time, and a smattering of display connections: 3x HDMI 2.0 ports, 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x Toslink optical audio output, and 1x USB port. Sadly, FreeSync doesn’t seem to be active for this panel. For users to achieve the 120 Hz 4K frequency and resolution, the dual DisplayPort outputs must be used. Otherwise, there’s just not enough bandwidth for the awesome images being thrown to the display’s pipeline. The 43″ Wasabi Mango is available with free shipping for a surprising $1,399.