Tagged With monitors

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One of the great joys of a PC setup is symmetry. Everything is synchronised. The space is clean. Organised.

That's true for monitors too. Monitors must be the same size. Everything must be even. Ordered.

But there's a good argument for throwing that logic out the window.

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Most people are still in the midst of upgrading to a 4K screen, let alone having the hardware to play at the highest settings. But instead of settling for 4K, LG this year will start selling 5K monitors.

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I know people who get really proud about their PC setups, to the point where they talk about it like an investment property. And for those people, a 49" wide monitor would be the ultimate present.

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ASUS got in touch with me the other week and said, "Hey, would you like to see our new monitor?" And I thought, sure. Monitors are cool. Tech is cool.

But this isn't a monitor. It's more like a TV.

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With perhaps the most flexible stand of any gaming monitor on the market and a sleek design, Samsung's 27-inch curved CFG70 screen certainly stands out. For a first attempt at bringing quantum dot technology into the gaming monitor market, it's not a bad attempt. But while there's much to like, there's also some key flaws - some of which might be deal-breakers.

Shared from Gizmodo

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There's some pretty crazy high-end tech on the floor of Computex in Taipei this year. Chief amongst them are two new monitors that take the absolute best tech from high-end TVs and cram it into desktop-friendly sizes, although the price tags will probably put any other peripheral you could ever think of to shame. If you're cashed up and ready to frag, the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ and the Acer Predator X35 are equally worthy of your attention.

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Buying a gaming monitor has always been a bit like Australian broadband. You could have really nice image quality, 4K and HDR support, a 120hz or 144hz refresh rate, plenty of real estate, but you couldn't have it all especially if you wanted it to be affordable. And even if you're prepared to spend a pretty penny, chances are you'll still have to compromise somewhere.

You couldn't have it all in a gaming monitor. Well, that used to be the case.

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Given that Samsung was one of the first companies to start offering a 120Hz mode on their LCD monitors, it's a bit weird to hear the company talk about entering the gaming monitor market for the first time. But semantics aside, Samsung is here, and it's bringing its quantum dot technology from its TV line with it.

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First it was 4:3. And then gaming moved to a widescreen world, where 16:9 monitors and resoultions become the norm. And the next thing on the horizon is ultrawide monitors - screens with a 21:9 aspect ratio - and they're sick.

But the question for gamers has always been: why make the jump to a 21:9 world? But with more games supporting ultrawide resolutions, and more advanced monitors like LG's 34UC79G-B, there's never been a better time to make the switch. Here's 7 games that are infinitely better on an ultrawide monitor.

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Year by year, the world is migrating from 1080p. 1440p is now become the sweet spot even for mid-range graphics cards. Even consoles are making a break for the 4K horizon, courtesy of the PS4 Pro and Microsoft's Project Scorpio.

But if you want to purchase a 4K monitor today, it's not enough to do it for gaming. There has to be a productivity benefit. So over the last few months, I've been using one of LG's latest 4K monitors - the 27UD88-W, a $900 4K monitor with an IPS panel, FreeSync and a very versatile USB-C port.

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"Quantum Dot". I know it sounds like a TV show where a guy jumps backwards through time, taking over the bodies of other people and helping them with the grammar and punctuation, but it's a real technology. Honest. In fact, Samsung was one of the first off the mark to integrate quantum dots into its displays, which now includes computer monitors with the announcement of the curved, 24-inch CFG70.