Amazon sells an Ergotron arm that's branded as AmazonBasics Premium Single Monitor Stand. It's 100$, but is half the price of the Ergotron branded one.
And your sketch made me giggle, haha!
Edit: Added links to the Amazon & Ergotron models. If you look at the Amazon product in black, one of their images shows what's included in the box. If you view this image and look at the manual, at the top left is the Ergotron logo. I used to have two of these Erogtron branded arms from 2005-2017. They are AWESOME though spendy--the Amazon branded one is a great deal. Great articulation/adjustment options. I have junky monitor arms in my office and they work as far as holding your monitor, but you can't adjust on-the-fly, they require tools to tighten/loosen bolts and feel flimsy.
AmazonBasics Premium Single Monitor Stand
Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm
The IPS panel used in this monitor is pretty mediocre in terms of uniformity.
You can see the same issues with the non-FALD version:
However you have FALD backlight so you can turn it on to hide most of the uniformity issues.
Probably neither of them. They both have terrible stands (edit: the xv272u's stand is actually not terrible) and don't seem to offer anything special. Those Acer cheapskates don't even give you more than a HDMI cable to connect with.
The Pixio PX-7 Prime and the LG 27GL83A are slightly more expensive. But I think they are both better choices. The upgrade to the stand is worth it, unless you already have a VESA mount.
The pixio has the same wide gamut as the acer models and will handle motion at least as well - probably better.
The LG will give you better motion handling for gaming - the best of any current IPS monitor.
That is a pretty shitty design but they also probably don't expect people to be using such thick cables with abnormally long connectors. The braiding on those cables is absolutely pointless.
Yes I'd say so.
Release October 11th
Pixio PX7 Prime 27 inch 165Hz IPS 95% DCI-P3 HDR WQHD 2560 x 1440 Wide Screen Display 1440p Flat AMD Radeon FreeSync Certified Ultimate Esports Gaming Monitor, 2 Years Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WGXXV55/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iYcADb4936G45
https://www.amazon.com/X-Rite-ColorMunki-CMUNDIS-Accuracy-Calibration/dp/B0055MBQOM/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=colormunki+display&qid=1561894807&s=gateway&sprefix=colormunki&sr=8-3 this one rocks. Use it with displaycal software.
Dam thats expensive! Would something like this work? Vesa Stand
Because according to the Dell page for the 9560, your laptop only has HDMI 1.4
If you get a thunderbolt 3 to displayport adapter you should be able to get 60hz.
Something like this https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-Supporting-Thunderbolt/dp/B01J6DT070
So, most super extensible monitor arms are going to hold a size up to around 24-27” due to the nature of leverage.
You could look at a super heavy duty option but that would set you back hundreds and a more stable desk would address all your current issues.
But, that aside, you also have the option of going Mission Impossible style down from the ceiling and I think that might be the best compromise for your situation (assuming a ceiling runner is available): https://www.amazon.com.au/Mount-Adjustable-Rotation-Compatible-MI-506/dp/B00U0FCC5Q
Hey, I use this stand for a similar setup.
Some tips from an experienced user:
You'll likely benefit from a monitor stand that allows you to position the monitor so that it's parallel to the floor. This will let you seamlessly transition between sleeping and gaming and your spine will thank you.
Wireless earbuds/headphones are essential. Alternatively, some monitors include 3.5mm jacks you can use for headphones.
If your couch has 3 seat cushions, you should look into replacing the middle one with a high-quality inflatable bedpan. I was lukewarm on this at first, but it's really the next logical step and will help you cut out time you're not lying on your couch looking up at your monitor.
I'd say with specs like you built get this beloved 1440p/165Hz/G-Sync/IPS monitor:
The only thing it doesn't seem to have is a headphone hanger no the side like my BenQ but otherwise probably the best monitor on the market for gaming and not silly looking like some of the other ones.
Have you considered the Pixio PX7 Prime? https://www.amazon.com/Pixio-FreeSync-Certified-Ultimate-Compatible/dp/B07WGXXV55/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=pixio+px7+prime&qid=1572515569&sr=8-2
It's what I am looking at picking up when I have extra money. 27" 1440p, 165hz IPS, FreeSync/Gsync compatible, uses the same panel as the more expensive Gigabyte Aorus, has a nice height, tilt, swivel stand with no "gamer" aesthetic. Has decent color, contrast, and brightness. I've done a lot of research and for under $400 it seems like the best bet. Cheaper than the LG, and the benefits of an IPS over the TNs you listed.
Hardware Unboxed does a good review of it on YouTube.
I'd go with viewsonic xg2401...its over $40 cheaper and widely viewed as the best tn 1080p 144hz monitor right now...you just have to get past that ugly ass stand or do what I did and use vesa wallmount.
Welp. At least it was only THIS monitor that was ruined. No big deal right? Lol.
In all seriousness, I was going to sell everything when I move abroad next year anyway. This just means I won't get much for it. Oh well.
Strange...I only look for monitors without speakers. I feel they add to the cost and strangely enough I see more monitors with speakers than without. I just want a pure monitor since I have my PC setup with 5.1.
Here's a Dell one
you could always get something like this: https://smile.amazon.com/Sperry-Instruments-GFI6302-Receptacle-Professional/dp/B000RUL2UU
lets you know if your outlets are properly grounded. once you find the bad ones, you can work on tieing in new wiring for grounding in rooms that have sensitive electronics you don't want fried.
You don't even state what models you are buying or what your budget is (sigh), but if you have really gone through 12 (!) exchanges then I would really call this excessive and it speaks of a desire for perfection that shows a lack of understanding of the limitations of current LED technology and production issues and I do objectively understand why Amazon have reached the limits of their patience with you doing that. Spending big money on LED monitors is pointless considering how crappy the technology is in terms of black levels and panel uniformity. We likely have 1-2 years to go before OLED and Mini LED replace current outdated LED technology in sizes of 27-32", so just make the best of things by setting a reasonable budget now and save your money until then.
Monitors like the ASUS TUF VG27 2k144hz cost $330 and are really all you need for a good all-round gaming experience, taking into account that there WILL be some backlight bleed and that black levels WILL be poor as it is based on IPS technology https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Gaming-VG27AQ-G-SYNC-Monitor/dp/B07WQ4FXY9
Manage your expectations appropriately and set yourself a reasonable budget of max $400 as spending more than this rarely brings benefits unless you need something really niche.
Also, just buy from a different store if you want to return something again.
Check out the AOC C24G1. Frameless, 144hz, freesync, and a great price. Or the AOC G2590FX.
Now, I haven't tried a monitor with an official blue light mode, but I'm fairly sure you can achieve the same result with F.lux
Don't you have access to the XL2411Z? It is more in line with the pricing of the Asus
LG 27UK650-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 and AMD FreeSync Technology (2018)
Just got this monitor last week and it’s absolutely amazing. I wouldn’t get this monitor if you REALLY want true HDR though, because it’s not really fantastic on this panel. I mean, it exists and it could make any game that supports HDR look a bit better, but that’s about it.
HOWEVER, everything else about this monitor is fantastic.
- 60Hz (a bit of a standard now, I suppose, but that’s all you really need on the One X)
- Freesync (in case you didn’t know, freesync is supported through Xbox one S/X now)
- IPS display, for amazing colors
- 5m/s response time (going from a 2m/s monitor to this, I really felt no difference at all)
It’s 423 dollars on Amazon, maybe you could get it elsewhere for cheaper, but let me tell you it’s worth the price.
This DisplayPort 1.4 cable from Accell is excellent, I have it and it works great. Accell is one of the few manufacturers who has VESA-certified display cables. Without the certification, companies can make all kinds of claims about their product's capabilities, but usually they're just empty claims.
Acer XB271HU is on sale on Amazon for $599.99. Cheapest its been on Amazon. I got mine 2 days ago and had no dead pixel or BLB. Was very happy with the purchase. On Amazon, it said this model was available May 8,2017 vs the Asus one which was in 2015.
Check out the pc gaming wiki for the titles you want to play. I've found quite a few older games work with ultrawide with minimal tweaking or no tweaking at all.
I personally won't ever want to go back to 16:9 gaming after getting an ultrawide.
EDIT: Also, a game not having a 21:9 aspect ratio doesn't mean it's not playable. You can still play 16:9 games on 21:9 monitors.
Here is a Air table for Asus Pg32uq which is pretty accurate pointing to end of September - https://airtable.com/shrkKVIhaEEGbYsbu/tblxTA8JhWMXG4sc2
I have been waiting for this monitor since it was announced and this has already selling in certain countries such as China and Taiwan, so should be coming to other countries soon.
The only downside of this monitor that I found was that is it doesn’t have fast Ips panel but still from early review it seems it still performs quite good.
I use https://justgetflux.com/ at max settings all day and night unless I'm gaming or dealing with color sensitive things. I can't live without it at this point and it makes a HUGE difference in my day to day. Other than that, some monitors have a blue light filter which is very useful in the settings. The ASUS PG279Q has it for example.
I personally have the Asus PB278Q. It's wonderful, the colors are very good, and has worked great when playing games along with having more space on the desktop for multitasking things! On Amazon you can usually find it for about $450 USD, the link is below
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_PtWnvb0V2F7JY
I’m in a similar situation, and I was actually looking at the Dell S2417DG YNY1D. It’s not an IPS panel (I believe), but since you have an Nvidia card, you’ll be able to utilize Gsync.
I found it for ~$400 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2417DG-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B01IOO4SGK
I’d go for a 27 in 1440p (2560x1440) and 144hz. If you can find a good deal I’d definitely go for an IPS, otherwise I’d do a VA only bc I REALLY hate TN panels.
I’ll edit this with a some links to stuff
This is personally what I’d buy in your position if I wanted a new monitor rather than used or refurb.
Acer Predator XB271HU Abmiprz WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) 1ms 144Hz (Overclock Refresh Rate 165 Hz) 350 cd/m2 G-sync Gaming Monitor, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=24-011-082
This is a TN panel. The g syncs at this range go for $500-600. The IPS ones are about $700 for a new one.
You can find refurb IPS ones for about $550 though.
Scratch that. I’d get this one. It’s an IPS for $600. You can get used for $75 less also from amazon.
Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXZ3QBD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ZekZBbZ5F8193
This same one is also on acer recertified for $494. I bought my monitor from there with same specs except freesync for $330. No dead pixels and slight backlight bleed. The customer support is questionable and not the most responsive but so far the product works perfectly.
I did a ton of monitor research so feel free to PM me if you have any questions
You can change the overall color of the monitor to warmer colors depending on time of day or set it to one for the whole day.
You can always change it until your comfortable. It especially saves my eyes at night.
If your main concern is eye fatigue, try f.lux. If it works for you, keep using it or consider getting gaming glasses.
You'll want IPS for brightness and clarity. 28" 4k is eye-straining for most people so the 27" QHD is better.
If you wanna step up your screenshotting game, then use ShareX. You can also set which monitor is the primary one. Other than that there are some preferences: I like having my taskbar only on my second monitor so my main monitor in front of me is clean and content only. My second also has steam friendlist and discord open.
Your optician is a moron. The blue light does not harm your eyes, but it can mess with your circadian rhythm.
As others have suggested, get f.lux or my favorite, Lightbulb https://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb
Getting a decent IPS monitor and installing F.Lux will take you a long way. There's technologies like 'flickerless' and blue-light filters on monitors as well, but I have no personal experience with those.
PS: Also a personal tip for white pages: look at the Chrome extensions called 'Dark Reader' and 'Stylish' (edit: see edit). Dark Reader automatically does its best to 'invert' the colors of pages. It works very well (try the dynamic setting under 'more' in the options menu). Stylish is similar, but it offers 'styles' made by users for a lot of websites. Many of these styles are dark modes for websites. I use those when Dark Reader doesn't give an optimal result. This way you can pretty much get 90% of the internet in dark mode. It is great!
Edit: Someone said that Stylish sends user info back to the developers, so it may not be to your taste. I read that an alternative called Stylus is guaranteed free of such statistic gathering and open source, based on a fork of Stylish. I am trying it now and it seems good! https://add0n.com/stylus.html
Just search "monitor" on Amazon and all the prime day deals will show up at the top.
There's an LG 29" 1080p IPS Ultrawide w/ Freesync for ~~$349~~ $249: https://www.amazon.com/LG-29UM68-P-29-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01B9IDLAW/ref=sr_1_1?s=prime-day&psr=PD16&ie=UTF8&qid=1468335943&sr=1-1&keywords=freesync+computer+monitor
NOTE: You have to select "Prime Day" in the category dropdown before you search.
The Dell S2417DG is on sale on Amazon.com for $400 USD right now. I don't have any personal experience with it, but reviews look good. It's basically just the 24" variant of the S2716DG you mentioned yourself. It's worth mentioning that the Amazon product description does not indicate that it's 144hz, but the Dell product page does.
Philips-288P6LJEB-28-Inch for 371 on Amazon
But I would recommend to go up and get LG UD68 (it is 475)
Ok so seriously... I know you said you changed cables... but listen closely...
I had the same issue, and went through 11 different cables before fixing it.
The cable *HAD* to be "VESA CERTIFIED" found on the official VESA CERTIFIED pages. I don't care if you are using the cable that came bundled with the monitor (so was I). Ditch that thing, get a proper cable that is VESA certified, and then report back.
In my case, I opted to get a 8K VESA certified Display Port cable (was only $3 more) - since I was tried of playing roulette with cables and that helped eliminate the issues, along side a CLEAN driver install... I know you said drivers are up to date, but did you run DDU in safe mode before latest drivers? If so, do that (PLUS the 8k display port VESA CERTIFIED cable) and that has a very high chance of fixing this.
CABLE I GOT
I was being sarcastic. ;)
Of course calibration is great if you want to see things as they were meant to be.
The truth however is that calibrated colours are usually cooler/duller than most people realize. Then they tend to buff the digital vibrancy up. ;)
Protip. DisplayCal is the best and free calibration software out there. Better than the softwares that calibrators usually ship with.
You should check out FancyZones, it'll let you customise the windows "Snap window" functionality into as many zones as you need. You could split your screen into 8 zones for example (simulating you having a 2x2 grid of monitors with the usual left+right zones).
Once you've got it configured, say bye-bye to having to manually size and place windows.
Get the Dell S2716DG. Currently on sale on amazon for $499. 27" 1440p 144hz 1ms with gsync. It's a TN panel but I've read the color reproduction is great. The jump from 1080p to 1440p is a big one and life changing for the better. Gsync makes it buttery smooth if your fps happen to drop below 60.
I just ordered the same monitor. I used to have an S2716DG, but I had to return it because of a dead pixel. I was going to buy another S2716DG, but I wanted to see what 1440p looks like on a smaller panel (since smaller is better for competitive games). I know the whole "27 inch is the sweet spot for 1440p, don't buy 24 inch" opinion gets parroted a lot around here, but I'll just have to see how it looks for myself.
If you're considering buying the S2417DG because it's cheaper than the S2716DG, then I would say that's a bad idea since they can usually be found for the same price.
S2417DG ($499, was $475 a few hours ago): Amazon
It's on sale on Amazon for $129.00 for the black-Friday date range. It's 23.6", PLS (Samsung's IPS), 1080p, and FreeSync.
Dell UltraSharp U2515H goes for 280$ on amazon.
In that price range it's as good as it gets for multi purpose monitor. Good size, pixel density, IPS, 1440p makes opening lots of windows easy. And the design is great!
There's also 23.8" version for $225, but I find it a tad too small for 1440p.
That is very odd indeed. It is still on their own website though.
I'm also waiting for it, though the few reviews i found so far of the chg70 (32 inch though) make me wonder about the freesync range..
edit: Just checked, it is still on amazon, if you look at the 711 monitor and check related items. It does say "currently unavailable". Link to Amazon
You're going into the very questionable part of monitors right now. All those monitors all use panels made by AUO and are all "IPS like technology" and not true IPS. AHVA is what it's commonly called. These monitors are the AOC AGON AG271QG, Acer Predator XB271HU, ViewSonic XG2703-GS, and the Asus RoG Swift PG279Q. They typically range in price from 500 to 800 USD new depending on sales. The Acer Predator has been found at Costco twice in the past year on sale for $500-$600 USD and sometimes less depending on the Costco location.
You can find specs here http://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/ffbdef8b
Make sure to do your research before buying any of them. They're known to have some quality issues and it's often referred to as a lottery. Make sure to buy from a retailer like Amazon where you can easily return them or exchange for another if you encounter issues. I recommend searching this reddit for reviews, pcmonitors.info, and checking out overclock.net. You'll find plenty of information on those websites and see peoples experience. I personally tried buying the Viewsonic once and had some bad blb in the top right and bottom left corner that was a yellowish/orange color. I returned it.
If you're not liking any of these, then there is the Dell Gaming S2716DG which is a TN panel. It's known to have good color, but it has some sleep issues and color banding. Only around $500 USD and escapes the gaming aesthetic if it's not your thing. Samsung is also expected to be releasing Quantum Dot 1440p g-sync monitor sometime in the future, but I don't know much about that.
Response to edit: Acer does have some g-sync curved monitors, but they're not 16:9 aspect ratio. There's the Acer x34 which only goes up to 100Hz when OC'd.
144hz is TOTALLY worth it. You will likely keep this monitor longer than your setup, maybe even multiple setups. and going from 60 to 144 is, as you put it, hnhng.
~~also, the LG is only $300 on amazon~~ forgot this may not apply for your region
So many bad DisplayPort/HDMI cables out there. It's always a good idea to keep two VESA-certified cables around per monitor, like this one:
It's on sale now for $458.
Select option "opt out of free returns" - you can still return it if it's defective. Only a fee is applied if you say changed your mind or whatever.
Apply promo code - shop10 (-$50).
Here is the deal my friend. I ordered it for 315 to california.
use the promo code and a debit visa card and it takes 35$ off the price plus no tax...
The monitor market is very strange, there is no rhyme or reason from what I can see. It's not your typical TV/Car market where there is a designated time where the next year's models roll out and they try to clear previous stock.
Currently on this price tracking site the Samsung has been fluctuating and you can see the historical prices. The next ultra wides due out are the LG's with freesync and if not the Acer one is due Aug/Sept. Other than that, there are no new models rolling out that I know of. Really like the Samsung but the Dell is really good too.
below is a list of monitors u should keep an eye on for 1440p gsync...for 1440p you will want a 27" inch monitor instead of 24..cheapest was the Dell one which went near 400 (only for local microcenter though), rest of the TN panels are around 500-600 and IPS around 600-700..
> is there a way to fix it with a standard monitor
Many people still don't know this, but the better alternative to v-sync is simply to play in windowed mode or borderless windowed. You get the benefit of v-sync (no tearing) without the downside (almost no input lag). This is because Windows uses triple buffering for its desktop compositor, which creates far less input lag than regular (double buffered) v-sync. Explanation: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2794/2
Nvidia's Fast-sync does exactly the same thing (triple buffering) except in exclusive fullscreen rather than windowed mode.
Also, for games that don't have borderless windowed, just run them in windowed mode and remove the borders with this Autohotkey script:
WinSet, Style, -0xC40000, A
WinMove, A, , 0, 0, %A_ScreenWidth%, %A_ScreenHeight%
(Make a txt file with this text, rename it to .ahk, and then run it. Hit F12 to remove borders.)
The filters in colorimeters do degrade over time. Another issue is the old software it comes which might not work well with newer wide color gamut monitors.
However you can try it first with the free calibration software DisplayCAL, which has corrections for all modern display types. https://displaycal.net/
I used a Spyder 4 with it and it works fine.
Short answer: No.
Long Answer: Use extended monitor mode + OBS preview feature on the TV.
If you need to have separate audio outs then something like Virtual Audio Cable is your only option afaik.
Dell P2314H for three reasons:
Viewing angle; with three monitor setups, this gives you the freedom to move around in your chair a bit before things start going black.
size; it's at the top of your wanted scale.
Price; it is the cheapest it's ever been
Edit: it also has 60 hz at 1080.
Edit 2: also has a really nice stand that allows for portrait positioning, so you can run 3 monitors in portrait.
Edit 3: Has display port daisy chaining ability (ie 3 monitors can be daisy chained to one display port input on your GPU)
This guy is right, you need a "live adapter". The one in the link is kind of expensive so I just wanted to add this https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Plated-Compatible-Projector-Chromebook-Raspberry/dp/B075GZ8DX7/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=hdmi+to+vga+live+adapter&qid=1621458766&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExT1RUNV...
I have this same adapter just dvi-d to vga and it works great.
Mini Display port is only the connector size.... that Mini Display port is capable of the full Display Port output.... all you need is a Mini Display Port to Display port cable.... I would recommend the club3d cables on amazon as they are VESA certified, and VESA is the company that makes the display port standard. A lot of people buy cheap/shitty Chinese knock-off cables and have various issues. If you heard bad things about mini-displayport, most likely they bought a shitty knock-off cable.
As far as HDR, its generally a windows setting. Right click your desktop, display settings, there is a section labeled HDR. Make sure its DISABLED (HDR sucks, very little content even uses HDR. Only a handful of games support it, windows DOES NOT support it (in terms of windows itself) and most websites are still SDR.... yeah youtube you might watch a fun HDR video and be like "ooooo, ahhhh" but then you just end up turning it off in the long run....
Which ones are you looking at? I'm seeing a decent sale on the Acer Predator XB273K but most of the other ones seem to be full price
I WAS SHOPPING FOR A LG 27GN950 4K 144 HZ ALL THIS MORNING, NO LUCK.. BUT AMAZON JUST RELEASED 15 OF THEM FOR SALE.. I BOUGHT ONE. 13 LEFT FOOLS!!!
Man this monitor looks to tick most of the boxes for me. I recently picked up the LG 32GK650F-B which I am personally not a fan of at all and will be returning it. I think I have been spoiled from years of using an ips panel. VA just really doesn't do it for me, all it took was one look and I was disappointed with how washed out the colors were next to my ips, and don't even get me started on the black smearing... that was just the nail in the coffin.
My only hesitation is that I have heard that 4k 32" panels are just around the corner with very similar specs. coming maybe january? (don't quote me on this). I can't say if the ppi bothers me on the 32" next to my 27" or if it's just the previous issues I mentioned that are making me dislike it. ughhh I feel stuck I don't know what to do XD.
Any 19 Volt power supply that provides at least 3,42A power?
Something like this should work.
I would really say tolerating a $50 monitor in the long run will be a challenge if you plan to use it for a while and especially for PC use. There are plenty of decent monitors on Amazon that are led 1080p for $90-$100. example
Asus PG279Q, but seems newegg is having some stock/delivery issues.
Bought it couple of months ago, can't say anything bad. Seems quality control is bit better than release, i have no/minimal backlight bleed.
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-G257HU-smidpx-25-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00QS0AKVK is essentially the same (I think it uses the exact same panel but not sure). I got one not too long ago for $200. But the dell has a significantly better stand, comes factory calibrated, and has a better feature set in general. If your trying to buy a main monitor I'd go with the Dell.
Also, the U2515Hx is $279.99 on Amazon right now.
I haven't bought it, but I have found out more about it. Finally some reviews started popping up: https://www.amazon.com/Monitor-27-Inch-Screen-LED-lit-VZ27AQ/dp/B071HMSZ4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504825256&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+VZ27AQ
Looks like it gets a lot of good marks.
Things I like about it from what I've researched:
IPS panel has great colors
5ms is plenty fast for me
2k res with 75hz feels like a good mid-range upgrade without going straight "G4m3r m0nit0r!"
Things I dislike from what I've researched
The gold color isn't ideal for my desk
The lack of height adjustment
Both cons are pretty minor. I'm thinking of biting the bullet and getting an amazon prime account to get this monitor.
Let me know what you decide!
I can help with my experience.
I have this same monitor and 6 months ago I bought this monitor arm from Amazon. Fits it great. Set up was easy and have been content with it.
The dell S2417dg 24" and the Dell S2716dg 27" fit those specs almost perfectly. I myself have the 24" and it is beautiful.
Heres an amazon link to them both.
Getting good IPS will be eye opener then.
If you have the opportunity, visit some big specialized retailer that has all these displays on display and compare then on the spot. Or buy one for a week and return it aftewards.
I have currently this one on my desk. Decent and accurate colors, insane best of class contrast that makes everything pop ( 4-5000:1 real static contrast ratio, measured by yours truly). Unfortunately ghosting is real and present (see first comment on amazon). Will be returning with much grief this weekend.
Their spec sheet doesn't state it, and PCMonitors states (guess? assumes?) 48-144hz.
> The comments on Amazon say that the effective range is 47-75
Here's the listing for Amazon - https://smile.amazon.com/ViewSonic-XG2402-FreeSync-Monitor-DisplayPort/dp/B075D1B4SV/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
For whatever reason, ViewSonic lumped it in with 3 other monitors. Those reviews could be for any of those other 3 monitors, or other monitors that were previously part of that combined listing. As of this post, there are 387 reviews there. That's quite a bit for a limited release or unreleased monitor, don't ya think? :)
I found the review you're talking about though:
> This monitor has a 48 to 75 hz freesync range - what that means is, as long as each frame is between 1/48th and 1/75th of a second after the prior frame, the monitor will refresh precisely when the next frame is ready, rather than its normal refresh timing cycle. If the framerate drops to 45 fps, or if it goes up to 80 fps, freesync will no longer have any impact.
The review was posted March 29, 2016. It's not for this monitor. It appears to be a review of this monitor - https://smile.amazon.com/ViewSonic-XG2402-FreeSync-Monitor-DisplayPort/dp/B018MYTH9U/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8&th=1
You can buy re-brands from other companies, there's plenty of monitors using the same panel as MG279Q, some quick examples:
Check reviews on Amazon :)
If your budget is really that high this joint is probably what you are looking for
Its the most and highest rated 240hz on amazon and IIRC its the best one too.
That being said I just upgraded today from xl2411 too to the alienware 240hz (freesync version cuz cheaper and i dont give a flying fuck about gsync or any sync)
Its a substantial upgrade overall and colors are actually better than my old benq (not saying much as you know lol - and ALL TN panels have pretty "shit colors" anyways) and the thin ass bezels are dope. If you wanna save dough I could honestly recommend it but otherwise that ASUS is probably what you want since it seems to be right at your budget.
how is s2419hm perform for you , i try to find review this whole month and nothing coming clear from actual users, i'm consider to buy it soon
i found review in amazon said that actually it is able to use resolution at 4k
Sorry to burst in to your thread, but isn't it kind of weird that the PG279Q is the best all around monitor, and it has been around for almost 4 years? I am also searching for the same type of monitor as you, and all I've found is the PG279Q and some variants. Without gsync, I am not interested in the LG. I also found this "cheaper" Amazon only model of the ASUS FYI, and for a ~$50 price difference I would say the ASUS is a much better deal:
Let me know if you find something more interesting, I don't have high hopes on the LG because of the lack of Gsync. Apparently Gsync will do a MUCH better job as far as I can tell.
According to the questions section on Amazon "There's an option in the menu to overclock to 150, 155, 160, and 165 Hz. And the included DP cable is capable of handling 1440p at 165 Hz" but I could be wrong
Well first things first is to get your terminology sorted so you’re looking for the right thing.
Monitors are a Target
Whatever device is outputting the signal is a source.
Converters change a Source to a Target.
So in your situation, you’re not looking to ‘downgrade’ a DP to a hdmi, you’re looking to convert the source (hdmi) to the target (dp).
So you’re looking for a Hdmi to DP converter.
Something along the lines of this ought to work but not something I’ve tried:
This looks fantastic! Mind sharing where you purchased? What price? I need new monitors. Could only find this on amazon:
AOC 24G2 24" Frameless Gaming IPS Monitor, FHD 1080P, 1ms 144Hz, Freesync, HDMI/DP/VGA, Height Adjustable, 3-Year Zero Dead Pixel Guarantee,Black/Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WVN6CWT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_nDQuFb3VY9SC4
Off topic, but: you don't need it. You want it. It's okay to have wants. People in a marriage should be able to buy things that make them happy without having to stand trial.
But aside from all that, does your budget include money you would get back from selling the monitor? If not, just sell yours and get the Nixeus for $400. They are on backorder though, so better make the move before they go out of stock. This monitor is affordable, no compromises, 144hz 1440p IPS.
If you haven't already, you should also get a program called Flux. (I may have linked to a mobile version, sorry). It warms up your display at night to match indoor lighting and makes late night work much easier.
1440 144hz 27" monitors are generally expensive. One of the best ones is on sale right now for $700, if you can afford it that is likely your best bet. You can save a few bucks by getting a TN panel vs an IPS if it doesn't bother you. http://www.costco.com/Acer-Predator-XB271HU-27%22-WQHD-Monitor-with-Nvidia-G-Sync.product.100327201.html?pageSize=96&catalogId=10701&keyword=xb271hu&langId=-1&storeId=10301
$600 for the Acer Predator right now, I hear if you get a good one, they are decent monitors, but you do play a bit with the monitor lottery. https://slickdeals.net/f/11456591-acer-predator-xb271hu-27-1440p-ips-144-165hz-g-sync-computer-monitor-599-99
If you wait a few more days you can get a 32" HP Omen from costco for $300. It has a higher refresh rate and lower response time.
The only other monitor which comes close to this price is the Acer GN246HL which is the worst 144hz monitor in existence and belongs in the garbage. There are no reviews for the XF240H, but it's nearly impossible for it to be worse than the GN246HL.
Best Reviewed PWM/Flicker Free 144hz Monitors
Oh I see. Fair enough.
Edit: these are on my wish list.
-27" BenQ: BenQ 1ms GTG XL2720Z 27-inch High Performance LED Gaming Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GWFNMJS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_6lTJub1QYNZCR
-24" BenQ: BenQ XL Series XL2411Z 24-Inch LED Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ITORITU/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_lnTJub0Z3FVHT
Both 1080p and 144hz with a feature that blacks out your screen between frames (like CRT) for helping with motion blur.
EDIT2: had to fix the resolution.
Payment through Xsolla so your millage may vary. I didn't have any problems other than having to let my bank know that that purchase from Russia was legit but other people have issues with double charges or just not getting their game so watch out.
They also pulled some super shady shit with their trustpilot page. Take a look at how many 5 star reviews they received on Aug18 and all with very generic comments like "Good service" or "Standard Review"
You don't need to worry about burn in with IPS panels.
You may also be surprised at how many games work with ultrawide natively or with minimal tweaking.
PcGamingWiki has been my go to source for checking a games compatibility with 21:9 along with any fixes needed.
It's running at 60Hz, and the monitor's overdrive settings aren't optimized for that. Dark Souls games usually force 60Hz in fullscreen. So either try fullscreen optimizations (right-click the exe), which forces borderless window, or switch the game to windowed mode and run a program forcing borderless window.
Edit: Check the monitor's menu for actual refresh rate.
Try this app out: https://justgetflux.com
I use it at night when doing development at night as it's easier on the eyes. Another thing to do is try to use a dark theme for things as much as possible. Kinda look into what developers are doing as these are people who have been sitting in front of a computer reading for extremely long hours for years. They know some ways to prevent eye strain
Its really hard for me to say you'll get more or less fps in certain games at 1440. It depends on what graphic settings you are running at (ie. low, medium, high, ultra, AA enabled/disabled, etc.) and what game you are playing. I would definitely skip any monitors less than 27" with 1440p. 27" is the sweet spot for 1440p in my opinion.
In terms of "bang" for the buck, I recommend the korean monitors but they are typically a gamble in terms of quality. Some people get really good ones and some people get really sucky ones. So...I'll avoid them.
Here are my recommendations
Try out this 27" Monoprice Select Series 1440P IPS monitor. It is $250 with free shipping. http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13808
Try this Benq GW2765HT for $300 with coupon code "20NOW" from Jet.com. That promo code only works with new customers by the way.
The BENQ has an adjustable stand and is a better known brand. If you can afford up to $300, I would go with the BenQ one.
Well shortly after I posted my previous comment, it seems like the noise while having drastic screen transitions went away. The constant sound that sounds like the volume is really high but there's no signal seems to be exactly that. I think when Acer designed the monitor, they basically just have the speakers in an 'always on' state with the volume on a predefined max setting. Then, they just made the volume controls on the screen act as a 'soft control', similar to if you have your MP3 player connected in your car and you leave the dashboard system's volume at a 'high' setting and use your MP3 player's built-in volume control.
I'll keep you posted if I find something else out, like perhaps a way to actually turn off the speakers. At first I thought the sound might have been some internal components, like capacitors or whatnot, but it definitely sounds like it's coming from the speakers underneath the panel.
Edit: So the sounds from the screen transitions isn't gone per se, it's just that you can only hear them when the monitor volume is really high. For me anything above 10 is too much anyways, so I don't see that as a problem. I've tried using a DDC app to try to mute the monitor from within the OS, but no such luck :(
Edit 2: Scratch that. I think I fixed it! Using this DDC app, I was able to mess with the Mute slider until it changed to either '0' or '1' (either one completely mutes the speakers). It seems to hold effect through power cycles of the monitor too! If you adjust the volume on the monitor though, the speakers come back on and you have to mute it via the app again.
If you run Windows, you might have luck with Display Tuner, though I don't have a Windows machine handy so I can't test it. Good luck!
This is an appropriate solution. Playing any game in a "Borderless Windowed" mode is akin to using v-sync in fullscreen modes, although mostly without the drawbacks. It isn't a perfect solution, but it is perfect enough for most people.
I personally play games in a borderless window mode, and if anyone reading this post is new to the idea, you can even run games that don't normally support "borderless window" by using a neat little application called Borderless Gaming available on github, and Steam.
>I'm still going to work to get my monitor buttons fixed, somehow, but this at least gives me the functionality I need now - changing the brightness depending on the sunlight in my room - as well as other things.
Try out Monitorian for better integration with Windows 10, if applicable. You can also get it on GitHub. It's for brightness adjustment only.
The zero flicker and blue light reduction is what you want as far as I know. Could you raise your budget $50?
Maybe consider this too, closer to your price range: https://jet.com/BenQ-RL2455HM-LED-monitor-24/7a6f20cae1ce4f7c8c22d9e17a7af126
I personally use Gunnar glasses, but I bought them about 5 years ago when there weren't a lot of alternatives. In terms of messing the color accuracy from least to most it's: glasses<blue light filter on monitor OSD<night light/flux or any other software that achieves decrease of blue by messing the signal from GPU.
Many monitors today have a Take a Break reminder in their OSD, which is cool because it won't interrupt anything you do on computer. The alternative is to use software for taking breaks. I recommend EyeLeo http://eyeleo.com/ , because it shows you easy to follow eye exercises, they help. Actually I know disciplined people who use just that program and have no problems with eye strain anymore.
I may have a solution for you:
Download Nvidia Profile Inspector and scroll down to section 5. There will be a setting called multi-display/ mixed GPU acceleration. Set this to multi-display performance mode then restart. After you have done this, enter NVCP and select adjust desktop size and position. There you should set "perform scaling on" to GPU for both displays. Please let me know if this helps.
Is blur reduction actually working?
Can you use it at the same time as freesync (you'll know if its working if things start looking really....really....weird....(in games).
Easiest way to get it working is to uninstall the AMD driver, download DDU, run DDU in safe mode, let it clean the driver, then reboot back to windows, then do a reset all/recall all in the monitor, then unplug the monitor from the wall for a few minutes afterwards, then plug it back in then install the AMD driver afterwards.
(this also fixes the 60hz issue as well, although you don't need to uninstall the video driver).
>Realme 7 pro.
AMOLED Android phones are notorious for oversaturating everything and having very poor out of the box color management. You can check if your phone supports the sRGB mode, that should make your phone match the desktop display better. See here for more info: https://www.xda-developers.com/color-rendering-android-why-all-oems-must-offer-an-srgb-mode/
To have a reliable baseline, you should get a colorimeter (such as the i1 DisplayStudio) and calibrate the display you use with Lightroom. I'd recommend using DisplayCal over the software that is bundled with your calibration device.