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  • samharper 28 Jan 2018 17:17:54 1,119 posts
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    Yeah that's what I was meaning, the monitor itself will work fine, but the Freesync functionality will not. So a waste of money for a feature you can't use.
  • KnuttinAtoll 28 Jan 2018 17:24:01 8,146 posts
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    Yeah that's how I understood it. As I said, someone elsewhere stated that Freesync works with Nvidia cards, which I found hard to believe hence my question... always good to get a second opinion right. Anyways AMD isn't on the cards (hur hur) as it's a laptop, and even if I were to replace it some day, it wouldn't be one with AMD tech - had trouble with poor performance and driver support (although that was a few years back so maybe things improved).
  • KnuttinAtoll 26 Apr 2018 15:55:55 8,146 posts
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    Ugh me again. Have parked the whole monitor thing for a while but getting restless and I want a new screen.

    So the scenario hasn't really changed, but have done a bit more research on the technologies available.

    I don't want to spend more than ~250 Euro, size should be 24", and the fact I have a laptop with only HDMI (no DVI) seems to mean most if not all 144hz monitors are useless to me since they tend to require DVI to make use of it (at least all the ones I checked reviews of).

    As mentioned above, my laptop has an Nvidia card so no point in going for FreeSync models either.

    So with all those caveats, what should I look out for? Refresh time 1ms, I suppose. But that rules out IPS panels as well.

    Should I just buy a cheapo base model and be done with it? Or are there any other things that I can search for that will be beneficial but that I'm so far not aware of?

    Edit - maybe this is also a stupid question but if my laptop can only run games at 30-60 fps, does it even matter if the response time is 3-5ms?

    Edited by KnuttinAtoll at 15:57:10 26-04-2018
  • Technoishmatt 26 Apr 2018 16:05:10 4,285 posts
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    Would suggest one of the Dell Ultrasharps. should be within your budget. I got a 25inch 1440p for $300.

    (what would point of a 144hz monitor be if your laptop can only do 30-60fps??)
  • KnuttinAtoll 26 Apr 2018 16:08:30 8,146 posts
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    Ah sorry I should've mentioned the same restriction I have is 1080p. No chance to play games at more than that. So that rules out any panels with a higher resolution than 1080.
  • Technoishmatt 26 Apr 2018 16:14:35 4,285 posts
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    yeah no shit, but they have loads of options.

    eg Dell 24 UltraSharp Monitor: U2417H. seems to be the 24inch version of my 25inch, and is 1080p.

    if you want pure gaming might be better ones, but i also wanted decent colour reproduction etc for some home photo editing, which these seem to review pretty decently on.
  • KnuttinAtoll 26 Apr 2018 16:22:07 8,146 posts
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    "Delivered in 3-5 weeks"

    :D

    I suppose what I'm starting to realise is there's not much point in shelling out a lot of cash for gaming related technologies as I'm pretty gimped in terms of resolution, budget, connectivity and lack of AMD card to make use of them.

    May need to focus on response time and overall image quality and be done with it.

    Think I found a contender:



    Edited by KnuttinAtoll at 16:50:23 26-04-2018
  • dominalien 26 Apr 2018 20:25:13 9,662 posts
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    KnuttinAtoll wrote:
    I don't want to spend more than ~250 Euro, size should be 24", and the fact I have a laptop with only HDMI (no DVI) seems to mean most if not all 144hz monitors are useless to me since they tend to require DVI to make use of it (at least all the ones I checked reviews of).
    Iím quite sure you mean DisplayPort, not DVI there. HDMI is just DVI with sound.
  • KnuttinAtoll 26 Apr 2018 20:39:33 8,146 posts
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    @dominalien You're probably right. As in the only way I can connect my laptop to a screen is via HDMI.

    Looks like I'm back to square one again anyways. Read some of the comments on that YT video I posted earlier, and a fair amount of people aren't overly happy with it.

    I do own a monitor but the colours are washed out (wear and tear I'm sure, it's quite old now) and it's 'only' a 22". Laptop screen looks crisp and colourful, I'd just like to have that but as an external monitor and bigger of course.

    Shame that local shops don't have them on display like they do with TV's - would be a lot easier to judge rather than someone else's subjective impressions online.

    Edited by KnuttinAtoll at 20:40:39 26-04-2018
  • dominalien 26 Apr 2018 21:27:44 9,662 posts
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    Does your old monitor have a matte display and the laptop a glossy one? That would explain the colours, the difference is quite striking.

    I'm pretty sure you should be able to get a HDMI to DP adapter if you decide to go down that route, plus any new machine you get in the future should have a DP output anyway.
  • KnuttinAtoll 26 Apr 2018 21:42:14 8,146 posts
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    No both matte. Laptop is about 1.5 years old (while it's not leading edge, it's competent so won't be replaced for a good bit... well at least not until it's fully tax depreciated;)), while the monitor is ... I don't actually know, maybe 6? What bugs me most about the monitor is the weak and inconsistent blacks. Playing Elite Dangerous a lot so it's quite noticable, but in general the laptop's screen looks more vibrant overall (makes sense as it's a lot more recent tech).
  • crashVoodoo 3 Oct 2019 15:12:36 6,680 posts
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    Can a decent 1440p g-sync monitor be had for £4-500

    I have 2 1080p HP panels but I want to put a 3rd 1440p in-between to match the setup I have at work with a side benefit of having a crispy g-sync display for gaming as well.
  • uiruki 3 Oct 2019 15:26:33 5,252 posts
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    I suspect youíre looking at TN or second-handfor that price. Might be worth looking at G-sync certified Freesync monitors instead.
  • crashVoodoo 3 Oct 2019 15:39:50 6,680 posts
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    Dell S2716DG 27 Inch TN Anti-Glare LED-backlit LCD Gaming Monitor (Black) (1 ms Response Time, QHD 2560 x 1440 at 144 Hz, Nvidia G-Sync HDMI/DP/USB with Tilt and Swivel) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01784K78A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bGGLDbCRJESMT

    This for example...
  • uiruki 3 Oct 2019 15:49:25 5,252 posts
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    Yep. TN is often better than it used to be - and youíll be looking at it straight on - but as itís 27Ē I suspect thereíll be a not-insignificant amount of colour weirdness at the sides.

    Amazon have decent return policies though, so it might be worth a punt in case you donít mind, and thereíll be very little blurring even at high frame rates. The smoothness that the high frame rates and Gsync bring is really nice - Iíd almost be tempted to save up for the IPS equivalents at around 700.
  • uiruki 3 Oct 2019 15:52:15 5,252 posts
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    Actually, this is coming up at 480 for me:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Predator-XB271HUbmiprz-ZeroFrame-Adjustable/dp/B017DG09WM/

    I had the XB270 which was very nice, though it did have a few dead pixels. They all use the same panels but thereís definitely a hierarchy of manufacturing quality, with Acer falling below Asus and Dell. I did ok with my X34P though.

    Edited by uiruki at 15:58:56 03-10-2019
  • crashVoodoo 3 Oct 2019 19:37:47 6,680 posts
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    I'll have a read of some reviews of the Acer, thanks
  • uiruki 3 Oct 2019 21:38:17 5,252 posts
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    The thing to watch out with that one, is that based on the meaningless lowercase letters on the end of the name, it might be either TN or IPS - the one in that link should be the IPS one.
  • crashVoodoo 8 Jan 2020 15:01:06 6,680 posts
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    I finally plumped for the Asus Rog swift pg278qr. It arrived this morning and I've spent a not inconsiderable amount of time setting it all up and tweaking.

    I spent ages reading before deciding to fuck off ips and va panels and just get the TN. Looks bloody fantastic and cranked to 165hz it's buttery smooth. Genuinely I never really noticed the lag on the 60hz panels until now.

    I'm ruined
  • JamesUK 6 May 2020 16:02:05 823 posts
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    any suggestions for a cheap (sub £100) monitor?.

    It will initially be used for office work as a 2nd screen on a Surface Pro. Then it might repurposed for general mixed use desktop PC stuff once the working from home ends.

    I was looking at a Dell SE2219H.

    Edited by JamesUK at 16:02:26 06-05-2020
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