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QOTW: Which monitor(s) are you using?

by Parm Mann on 14 June 2019, 16:31

Tags: AOC, ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), Acer (TPE:2353), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Iiyama, Samsung (005935.KS), Philips (AMS:PHIA), MSI, AORUS, LG

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We've thoroughly enjoyed hearing about your choices in the CPU, graphics card, motherboard and chassis departments, now let's move away from the tower and focus on the other bits that complete the PC experience. We'll start with one of the most important parts you can buy; the monitor.

Modern panels have raised the bar in just about every meaningful way. Size, resolution, refresh rate and brightness have all improved dramatically over the years, and yet today's screens are sleeker than ever before. Add the likes of HDR or adaptive framerate synchronisation into the mix, and the display can quite easily be a PC's most enjoyable component.

Picking the right panel isn't easy given the amount of choice out there, so we're fascinated to know: which monitor(s) are you using? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, don't forget to tell us why you opted for that particular panel, and how you're liking it now that you've spent some quality time together.



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Element Gaming 1440p 144hz 27" - It's a great monitor, other than the freesync implementation (now disabled in my settings) which with my GTX1080 is a little funky at times and drops out / flickers - can't complain though, since it got me onto 1440p 144hz for £200!
As per my signature, an Acer XB271HU (27“ 2560x1440 IPS-type with G-Sync).

I've had the monitor for 10 months now and I'm reasonably satisfied. Black level could be better and there's a bit more ”IPS glow" than I'd like, but I've gotten used to it. At least it doesn't have the typical issues of other monitors using the same panel, such as backlight bleeding, hopeless screen uniformity and dust inside the panel.

Before that, a Dell 2209WA. The monitor which in my opinion kicked off the affordable IPS monitors.
Viewsonic XG2703-GS 1440p@165hz IPS/AHVA Gsync supported. This monitor has been supremely wonderful and the best I've ever owned. The 1440p@165hz is perfectly matched up to the performance output of my GTX 1080 Ti, resulting in the most butter smooth gaming experience I've ever had.
Dell Ultrasharp 24“ 1920 x 1200 IPS. Use it as an external display for work laptop as well as for the desktop. It's a good size for CAD. I don't game. Tempted by a 30” 4k monitor but can't justify the expenditure and would probably need a better Quadro card as well.
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As per my signature, an Acer XB271HU (27“ 2560x1440 IPS-type with G-Sync).

I've had the monitor for 10 months now and I'm reasonably satisfied. Black level could be better and there's a bit more ”IPS glow" than I'd like, but I've gotten used to it. At least it doesn't have the typical issues of other monitors using the same panel, such as backlight bleeding, hopeless screen uniformity and dust inside the panel.

Before that, a Dell 2209WA. The monitor which in my opinion kicked off the affordable IPS monitors.

I've got the Predator XB281HK. Likewise reasonably pleased with it. Wish I'd gone with an IPS panel now to be honest as I tend to more production work on it than gaming. G-Sync ok as I've got Nvidia GPU but not convinced its worth the premium or superior to other Freesync set ups on the red side of things.