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Monitor Recommendations (Work in progress)

Nursemorph

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@slimbob No worries, I was only messing with you.

Well the "Big Poster" tag doesn't really hide anything...just points out that I clearly have way too much time on my hands :ROFLMAO: As to being an Undercover Mod....hmmm....if you mean someone who isn't a Mod, who has no Mod power and has no Mod responsibility then, yes, absolutely, I am definitely a Mod ;)
 

slimbob

Gold Level Poster
@slimbob No worries, I was only messing with you.

Well the "Big Poster" tag doesn't really hide anything...just points out that I clearly have way too much time on my hands :ROFLMAO: As to being an Undercover Mod....hmmm....if you mean someone who isn't a Mod, who has no Mod power and has no Mod responsibility then, yes, absolutely, I am definitely a Mod ;)

Thanks, yes I see what you mean and thanks for helping me climb out the hole I previously dug and fell into. :LOL:
Slimbob (Undercover Big Poster)
 

Gavras

Well-known member
This may be of interest in anyone thinking of a new monitor.


HDMI 2.1 will also become the new standard.

it’s also worth looking at who is the actual panel manufacturer before getting sucked in to brand hyping.

for example AUO make panels for lots of companies including Samsung, Acer, ASUS, even the odd LG.

below is the monitor I am debating on at moment, which manufacturer though lol.

35” 3440x1440 200Hz FALD-HDRNow availableAcer Predator X35
ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ
AOC AGON AG353UCG

In a previous job (as of 3 months ago) and pre COVID, I would spend time in Taiwan, Korea and China visiting the likes of Samsung, AUO, LG, Innolux.

The main manufacturers (Samsung being the biggest ‘offender’) will sell TV’s with another manufacturers panel fitted.


Always check the full product part number (If bothered about these thing).


why pay more for a given brand if a cheaper one has the same stuff fitted?

yes AD boards, Display boards, firmware and cooling do come in to play but it’s really worth doing your research and avoid the hype.

another good resource and handy if need specific information.

 
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Mask3d

Silver Level Poster
So looking to return my Rog Strix 27 XG279Q and get a 1440p 240hz instead.
Seem to have narrowed it to either the Samsung G7 27 or the HP Omen X 27?

Thoughts?
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
So looking to return my Rog Strix 27 XG279Q and get a 1440p 240hz instead.
Seem to have narrowed it to either the Samsung G7 27 or the HP Omen X 27?

Thoughts?

check out the final review in this video, they sum it up quite well for the G7

 

Gavras

Well-known member
check out the final review in this video, they sum it up quite well for the G7

That’s pretty damning.

very niche and almost more bragging rights than a decent screen.

I have a personal avoidance of curved panels, as I spent a big chunk of 2017 reviewing suppliers for an industrial spec curved display.

the fallout in production and in use is far higher than flat panels.

curve screens are a bit like 3D a passing fashion (hopefully).
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
That’s pretty damning.

very niche and almost more bragging rights than a decent screen.

I have a personal avoidance of curved panels, as I spent a big chunk of 2017 reviewing suppliers for an industrial spec curved display.

the fallout in production and in use is far higher than flat panels.

curve screens are a bit like 3D a passing fashion (hopefully).
Thought it worth pointing out as a lot of people aren't fond of such an extreme curve.

The HP Omen is probably much better for you then. it's got excellent reviews:


Plus, I'll add this monitor to the list as it's an excellent one.
 

Mask3d

Silver Level Poster
I think I'm going for the Omen X 27, I'm not a fan of the curved screens.
Thanks guys! Just gotta wait for the money to return to my bank and then I can buy.
 

Mask3d

Silver Level Poster

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
So its not for everyone but if you don't mind a refurb (usually opened returns, ive bought from these guys before) you can get the HP Omen X 27 for an absolute steal on eBay atm


Use code POPUPOCT20 to save an extra 20% too so total price for the monitor comes in at £384.99
Just to confirm, there are only 2 left and the voucher does work. That is quite a good bargain if you’re open to refurbished.
 

Gavras

Well-known member
It is that.... i think for someone to have one of these monitors money has to be no object.. The specs imo could be better for the price you are paying but we all know alienware are for their looks just like apple :-D
It’s not so much that money has no object, it’s about how relative it is and what an individual gets out of it.

for some spending £30k on a car is no issues, for others spending £80k is no issue.

I have no problem spending say £2k on a monitor, however it needs to say why it’s worth £2k over other monitors.

why would I spend that much?

working from home and game playing means in excess of 8 hours using it.

multiply that out by 12 months etc.

For me buying monitors it’s looking at the full product and what my needs are.

who makes the panel, who else uses this panel.
what connections, 2.1 HDMI for example, how many connections, can I run laptop and pc on seperate connections.
how much can it be adjusted.
then it’s size, refresh rate, panel type (VA, IPS), 4K 1440p etc

i tend to list these out and see what panels meet each requirement.

cost only comes in to it if there are two close contenders.
 
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