I know what you’ve been thinking; that you would give anything to own a 65-inch 4K gaming monitor that had the Google Assistant built-in. I mean, it’s a no-brainer, am I right? Well, NVIDIA, and its partners (HP, ASUS, and Acer), certainly seems to think so, because it has just announced the 65-inch Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) with HDR, G-SYNC, with an NVIDIA SHIELD built-in. Having a built-in SHIELD means that it comes with Android TV, which means Google Assistant and a whole ton of apps.
The 65-inch gaming
monster monitor boasts a 4K resolution (3440 x 1440), HDR with 1000 nit brightness, a 120Hz refresh rate (as seen on the Razer Phone), and latency as low as 1ms. Other specifications include a full array direct backlight as well as DCI-P3 cinema quality color gamuts.
That’s impressive by itself for gaming purposes, what about when you’ve outlasted all your rivals in PUBG? What do you do with the 65-inch display afterward? Well, this is where the built-in SHIELD comes in. You can simply switch over to the Android TV interface to enjoy watching some YouTube, Netflix, or Amazon, or whatever your favorite streaming is to chill and reflect on how well you played. You can even turn to Google Assistant and ask any lingering questions you may have lurking in the back of your brain.
This is all well and good, but who exactly wants or needs a 65-inch gaming monitor with a SHIELD built-in? It’s hard to tell. The popularity of the Big-Format-Gaming-Display is yet to be determined, and pricing and availability are unknown at present. We’ll know more when ASUS, Acer, and HP make their individual announcements.
What do you think of the BFGD? Will it catch on if it’s priced even remotely competitively? Remember you can stay up to date with our coverage of CES 2018 right here.