I was looking into this over the weekend, and the ACER and ASUS gaming options should be available later this year, but no word on price then. The Dell you linked looks amazing (it’s basically an HDR version of the monitor I just bought last year from Dell) but I couldn’t find the refresh rate anywhere, and for that kind of money I’d expect a high refresh rate and g-sync in addion to HDR10. I think the price is so high because of the professional color calibration, tbh. I expect the ACER and ASUS versions to be $1100 or so ($400 more than the current incarnations), if I had to guess.
That contains the upcoming product part numbers for HDR monitors:
Now, that being said, here are my concerns.
1 - I only seem to find 4K monitors with HDR and I don’t really think gaming is quite at the 4K level yet, even with a 1080 I’m only getting 60-80 fps on most of my games at the settings I want, at 1440p. If I was playing at 4K I’d be hard pressed to get 60fps on several select titles I believe. And 1440p looks amazing, so what am I really gaining here?
2 - This article has me a little concerned about the HDR implementation on PC monitors. http://www.pcgamer.com/monitor-demo-shows-why-we-shouldnt-worry-about-hdr-just-yet/
3 - I have an HDR10 Samsung TV and it’s gorgeous to play on, but not every game supports HDR. I was hoping PC games would just “work” but seeing the FFXV announcement, that it supports HDR, makes me think right now there is a very small number of games I’d get anything out of it with.
My conclusion is that since I want to buy a high refresh rate monitor with gsync I’m better served sticking with what’s been proven to be amazing (the new IPS panel gsynch displays ASUS and/or ACER put out last year) and stick with 1440p, and hold off for a few years on the HDR display, so when I’m getting one the tech is better, the price is dropped, and the support is there.