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Default Looking for monitor suggestions, trying to cut through the marketing - 05-31-2017, 03:28 | posts: 32 | Location: USA

Hey gents, I am looking for suggestions on a new monitor. I know monitors have many stats, some that matter and some that do not. I am having trouble cutting through the marketing BS on this one.

Here is what I am looking for.

-around 30 inches (little smaller or little larger is fine)
-will be used for general PC usage most of the time as well as some gaming
-4k preferable
-does not have to be curved but it can be
-it will get used heavily on a daily basis (machine is for work and play)
-I only buy a new monitor once every several years so I tend to favor the higher end but I don't want to go 1k if possible
-not locked into brand but I am probably more comfortable with one of the trusted major brands

Thank you very much!

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I am partial to the Asus ROG 34 inch curved but that price tag is painful. I figure there is probably a panel out there that is 85% as good but close to half the cost.

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I see Acer makes a monitor similar to the one I mentioned above but its cost is about $800 vs the $1200 of the Asus.

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I just remembered the whole G-Sync vs. FreeSync thing. I have an RX480 so I would need FreeSync although I am unaware of how much difference either technology really makes.

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I think the acer x34, ultrawide curved is already good enough.
   
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Default 05-31-2017, 12:57 | posts: 32 | Location: USA

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I think the acer x34, ultrawide curved is already good enough.
Thanks!

What about the XR34? It is about $800 (X34 is 1300) and seems to have similar specs.

I also found this Samsung which is actually Freesync ($950). LC34F791WQNXZA

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Samsung U32H850 or U28E850R are very tempting for their prices. Both are 4K quantum dot enhanced, so theyll have good color. I might actually get one of the 28" as my next monitor.

Asus and Acer arent really trusted monitor brands to me.

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