Advice for purchasing a new PC monitor


#565

Hey Brian, there’s always this…

4K AND 144Hz, lol


#566

Yeeahhhhh, not for $2,000…


#567

That’s seriously the monitor I’m lusting after these days. I won’t spring at these price points, but if they can come down a little over the next couple years? Oh hell yeah.


#568

Yeah, I’m leaning between that Acer and this Asus.


#569

My Acer is going strong after two years. The extremely minor firmware glitch in the version I have should no longer be in any version being sold commercially, and that’s the only gripe I have about the thing. Best monitor I’ve ever owned.


#570

Yeah, nice to see all the technology in one package. Now make em bigger and cheaper. And possibly ultrawide :)


#571

As a wise man once said, two out of three ain’t bad.


#572

Well that looks lovely. And it can be mounted on an arm. Hhmmm.


#573

According to Reddit, Costco is selling that monitor for $800. You need a membership card though.


#574

Hopefully Fry’s or Best Buy will have one for me to look at, because I’m gonna drive to both today to see if i can see some of these monitors in person.


#575

That monitor doesn’t have HDR support, is that correct? Or did I miss it?


#576

I think that’s right- no HDR… But a thousand dollar saving :/


#577

Well both Fry’s and Best Buy were busts. They only had a few monitors, not all of them were working, and none were showing games.

I did really like the 34-35" ultra wide screens I saw, but I’m concerned that, due to the lack of space, I’d still have to sit too close to them (around 2 feet).

I might have to go to Costco next, or maybe drive an hour to the nearest Microcenter.


#578

I think I’m about 2ft from mine… wouldn’t want to miss anything :)


#579

Welp, after doing more measurements based on a wide variety of factors, such as how far I can sit from my desk, how much room my desk provides and so on, I’ve come to the conclusion that a 27" is the largest I can reasonably go while still having room for anything else. Like the computer itself, let alone USB hubs, speakers, Roland MIDI units, external hard drives, etc etc.

So I’m going to get what seems to be the highest-rated monitor of that size: the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.

It may not be a step up in size, but it’s a massive step up in quality, which I’m fine with.


#580

OMG YAY IT’S HERE!

Can’t wait until Saturday to hook it up!


#581

Grats!

obligatory: do want :-)


#582

I end up buying a monitor this weekend too:

One software I discover from this is Divvy
https://mizage.com/windivvy/

which lets me snap windows to any corner and any size. The interface is super easy to use, as though drawing a table in Word.


#583

Ohhhhhhhh, congrats!


#584

OMG YOU GUYS it’s so beautiful!