And to think you used to have to pay over $800 for 23″ screens that supported 120Hz.
I still have one of those monitors, by the way. But if you’re after a more affordable 144Hz screen for gaming, Kogan are selling a Samsung-based VA panel that should do the trick. It’ll cost you $359 sans shipping, although the screen is using a Samsung VA panel underneath.
Importantly, the monitor also supports FreeSync over DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0 from 48Hz to 144Hz, which is nice and wide.
Here’s the full spec dump:
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
Panel Manufacturer: Samsung
Maximum refresh rate: 144Hz
Native resolution: 2560 x 1440
Response Time: 5ms (G2G)
Viewing Angle: 178° / 178°
Dimensions: 613mm x 440.8mm x 225.5mm, 4.4kg
VESA Wall Mount: 75 x 75
The monitor only ships with a single DisplayPort cable, however, so you’ll need your own HDMI 2.0 cable around if you’re thinking about pairing the FreeSync support with your Xbox One/Xbox One X. Kogan also claims the monitor supports over 99% of the sRGB gamut, and VESA mounts if you’d prefer.
For more info, head to the listing here. It’s one of the cheapest 144Hz screens you can get on the market for that size. You can pay a little more to grab a 1440p 27″ 144Hz screen from Acer as well, but that’ll set you back around $500.
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