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Need Advice on New Monitor

By Xclusiveitalian ยท 7 replies
Sep 21, 2017
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  1. I want to buy a new monitor for my PC, and I'm considering a 4k monitor. I do have a 1070 but don't really want to game in 4k, I was going to reduce gaming to 1440p, or maybe even 1080p on a game to game basis. I was going to do regular day to day activities in 4k, and perhaps make use of the split screen features. I have a 23' Monitor. I'm looking for a 26'-28' one. Over 28' would not fit my desk properly with my speakers.

    I wanted to spend under $400. Here are the ones I found.

    1~ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IRQAYPE/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20

    2~ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YD3DBOC/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20

    Here are 2 I was considering if I could find for less than $400

    1~ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XT7S2K3/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20

    2~ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YWCYKQM/?tag=httpwwwtechsp-20

    I am open to any advice, concerns, recommendations. I haven't bought a new monitor in years! I currently have a HP w2338h.
  2. Verrm

    Verrm TS Enthusiast Posts: 48   +19

    My friend.. you are having a 1080p 23" monitor right now. And you are looking for 26"-28" 4k monitor and you won't use it in games because your gpu will limit you?
    Here is my 2 cents:
    1. If you are jumping from 1080p you will not gain any visual benefit on 28" between 1440p and 4k if you are not gaming on such a resolution. Of course things would look a very tiny bit crispier on 4k, but it would not benefit you at all, really.
    2. If you are going to game on 4k monitor downscaled to 1440p you are going to get worse visual experience then on a native 1440p monitor. For more money. Scaling sucks.
    3. If you are going split-screen then LG is your best bet because of their software. But don't think you will use it much.
    4. What do you plan to do on 28" monitor that justifies you buying a 4k panel instead of 1440p?
    5. On 28" you will not see pixels on either 1440p or 4k. Maybe from 1-2cm between your eyes and panel - but nobody uses screen like that so don't think it matters.

    tldr: buy a 1440p, save money, for that money consider upgrading something in your pc or go buy ice cream = profit :)
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 784   +170

    I'v been browsing and honestly can't find a good 1440p monitor. They are either just as expensive or more than 4k ones I found, or have bleeding problems. Any ones you could recommend?
  4. Verrm

    Verrm TS Enthusiast Posts: 48   +19

    I haven't had a reason to investigate 1440p monitors before, but I saw good opinions about Monitor AOC AG271QG, Dell U2715H and BenQ GW2765HT, though you'll have to check it out. First is g-sync and the other two are standard.
  5. Jollyriffic

    Jollyriffic TS Member Posts: 57   +24

    If part of what you're looking to do is split screen but not do 4k in any aspect that matters, why not just jump to an ultrawide, with a max of 1440p?
    This way multitasking you can simply hold down the windows key and press an arrow button, snap the window to the screen in half or quarter.
    Then when gaming, you're able to take full advantage of the resolution and ultra wide visibility.
    4k isn't something standard people should even be bothering with. I work in photo and video and even that there's really more advantage to simply using ultra over a 4k.

    Now there's a reason why 4k cost pretty much just the same, it's hz are crap. they are pretty much dumbed down tvs with better response delay. Pretty much crap for gaming and it's going to be worse for gaming than a proper high hz monitor.

    While you may want it, it's actually a worse buy than just about everything else.
    as for your speakers, move them to the wall, snag a 34" ultrawide, and call it a day.
    that's my advice.
  6. Azurelas

    Azurelas TS Rookie

    Hello all,

    Does anyone have a good recommendation for a large 4k HDR monitor that won't break the bank? Ideally 32".

    Thans in advance.
  7. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Evangelist Posts: 1,062   +186

    Please make your own thread with that question.
  8. Species5618

    Species5618 TS Rookie

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