Lenovo Debuts First PC Monitor with AMD FreeSync Technology

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Never heard of lenovo monitors.
    Price is nice, as expected from lenovo. I wonder about panel quality.

    edit: Not sure about 27inch for 1080p resolution, image probably gonna be choppy.
     
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    Not a good price at $400
    There are Acer/Asus 144Hz 1440p Freesync panels that occasionally go on sale for $400.

    Don't know what their designers were thinking. 1080p at 27" is only better for sitting back and watching videos. But the curve restricts you to standard desktop viewing range, where the pixels become apparent.

    Would much rather get one of Samsung's new curved 1080p screens. They don't have 144Hz but it isn't a big deal with Freesync. They cost like, less than half of this...
     
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    1080p is so late 90's tech.
     

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    personally, I wouldn't touch Lenovo with a barge pole.

    I have a to deal with their equipment on a regular basis through my employer, and i am honestly amazed at how low-quality their components are. spend the extra 50 dollars and get something else, anything else...
     
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    My one experience with a Lenovo monitor was very poor. The blue color channel occasionally dropped out. I decided I would not purchase Lenovo ever again.
     
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    Looks good to me, also perfect for people with eyes issues like me ;-), but that price could be a ''little'' lower..
     
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    Except 1080P didn't exist in the consumer market in the late 90's

    My thoughts as well......
     
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    lol, I must be showing my age. 1080p was very much alive in the computer space in the 90's Hell, Carmack himself coded Quake on a 1080p CRT in 1995:

    http://www.geek.com/games/john-carmack-coded-quake-on-a-28-inch-169-1080p-monitor-in-1995-1422971/


    I still have two fully functional Sony 1440p 16:10 CRT displays built in the 2003 timeframe. 1080p is pathetic res these days, sorry. If you are hard of seeing a higher DPI monitor will help you not hinder as long as the program your using is DPI aware... don't blame a superior monitor, blame the programmer not making his app DPI aware...
     
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    Most people buy 1080P monitors because they are better value for money currently. You also have to consider that most people aren't sporting the latest high end video cards (or high end video cards in general for that matter). Running 1440P requires more processing power, and the VERY SECOND you have to reduce the quality settings in games so you can play at 1440P, you are defeating the purpose. No point having a nice sharp image if the fine details and effects are reduced.

    The other thing to consider is most of those 1440P monitors that aren't overly expensive are only TN panels. I would much rather have a decent 1080P AMVA+ monitor or IPS than a TN panel any day. Again, no point having a nice sharp image if the blacks are terrible and you get your fake 16.7 million colours through dithering on the 6-bit TN panel.

    This monitor is a VA panel, as listed here on the item's page:
    http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/65BFGCC1US/460/202AF4280F534EBA8E923DE37D954D31
    (I managed to find that simply by googling).

    This panel is likely made by an OEM company, so the quality probably relates to however good the OEM company makes them.
     
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    lol...
     
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    This is not technology, its standard for a resolution. MP3 format is also 90's.

    But its ok, I guess you just want to make yourself feel better about $3k+ rig you spent on.
     
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    Sorry that wrong 1080i and p didn't become main steam in tell midd 2000's
    That CRT monitor was very expensive like $10k plus S/H which could bought you a new car or truck back then
     
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    well ,nobody can fault them for trying.Maybe they will adapt to the modern times and deliver a good monitor.
    And their laptops are stellar,the Xseries are the most reliable laptops second to none.
     
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    That true it sad there doesn't seem to be any hard lee any review on FreeSync model so I'm think about the HP Omen 32"
     

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    ...way to necro a thread for no reason.
     
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    Why was here I here looking for some review on Lenovo Y27f so your wrong I did necro the thread for no reason and beside holler is wrong and other one he ref to is Sony GDM-FW900 and there the HP A7217A which is a rebadged of the above Sony both cost $2.5k plus s/h and both didn't exist in the main steam consumer market.
     
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    Necroing a thread, by a whole year, to try and tell someone they are wrong, is no reason.

    Looking at old threads/reviews isn't a reason to necro a thread, if you have a question or new information that wasn't available then, sure, but that's not what you did. You came to correct someone.....a year later....
     
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    Watching quite a few of them daily in work. While those things are TN (not great to look at), they have extremely low defect rate when I take into consideration that some of them run 24/7.

    27" 1080p indeed is on high side. Pixels are quite large there.

    Edit: And Yes. Dead thread. So, how is this screen doing? Have not seen it around.

    Edit2: Looks like screen is not available in my country. So probably DoA.
     
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    Lenovo laptops are horrible. They're the only laptops I've ever dealt with that actually have a hardware whitelist that includes RAM and harddrives.... Hell, they're the only computers I've dealt with outside of Dell that even use a hardware whitelist. Then when contacting Lenovo support, they claim the hardware whitelists exists because the US FCC requires it....lol The FCC has nothing to do with PC RAM or harddrives. The FCC doesn't even require a whitelist for wifi cards in laptops.

    Not quite a year. The thread started in August 2016. It's only May...
     

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