Monitor recommendations. What's good?

No. Pascal cards support FreeSync over DP only.

This is part of how I justified buying a 3070 for my living room build (TV supports FreeSync) instead of just moving my 1080 into that system.

*Legion* wrote:

No. Pascal cards support FreeSync over DP only.

This is part of how I justified buying a 3070 for my living room build (TV supports FreeSync) instead of just moving my 1080 into that system.

Thanks! I'll just have to use Vsync until I can get my paws on a 3080. I can't stand screen tearing.

Brother is looking to upgrade from an ancient monitor. He picked out this one to go with the PC linked in the build a PC thread.

His main concerns are if the whole freesync/gsync not being mentioned means he should look for a different one. (how bad would things like screen shearing be?)

manta173 wrote:

Brother is looking to upgrade from an ancient monitor. He picked out this one to go with the PC linked in the build a PC thread.

His main concerns are if the whole freesync/gsync not being mentioned means he should look for a different one. (how bad would things like screen shearing be?)

budget?

Chairman_Mao wrote:
manta173 wrote:

Brother is looking to upgrade from an ancient monitor. He picked out this one to go with the PC linked in the build a PC thread.

His main concerns are if the whole freesync/gsync not being mentioned means he should look for a different one. (how bad would things like screen shearing be?)

budget?

Low... lol sub $200 Preferably below $150.

manta173 wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:
manta173 wrote:

Brother is looking to upgrade from an ancient monitor. He picked out this one to go with the PC linked in the build a PC thread.

His main concerns are if the whole freesync/gsync not being mentioned means he should look for a different one. (how bad would things like screen shearing be?)

budget?

Low... lol sub $200 Preferably below $150.

At that price-point, GSync is a no-go (monitor needs specific hardware for Gsync, which pushes the price up) and you'll likely get better bang-for-buck by skipping Freesync and relying on good ole software-VSync.

My concern is that if you're dead-set on Freesync, you're going to be sacrificing other features/performance to hit the price point.

Or you could go with this $229 4k 28 inch freesync anti flicker and blue light monitor. It is what I am using and loving right now:
https://www.amazon.com/Z-Edge-3840x2...

BH has the LG 27” OLED up

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...

For $3000. For another $500 you can get the 77” CX OLED TV. Granted these are “Pro” monitors more targeting creative pros.

Wow, $3K for 27 inches is a little nuts. I'd expect at least a 30" to 32" screen for that, which is typical professional size.

Probably, those are using true RGB pixels, so they'll likely be substantially better for accurate color and precise calibration, but they sure aren't shy about charging for it.

There is a 32” model coming as well which probably will be $5K

This seems like a good deal. 40% off a Dell 32" curved 4K 60hz freesync monitor $330:
https://www.dell.com/en-us/member/sh...

Not sure if this was recently covered in the thread, but anyone have good options for a midrange ($4-500 range) business focused monitors? I'm trying to help my wife for the home office setup. She's partially on the graphic design side so screen size and color are the biggest features to consider.

I'm not particularly good with colors (my white setting is way to high, but I like it), so I need some additional opinions.

FWIW I too had oddities with the zero edge 28" monitor that were fixed by switching to a Displayport 1.4 cable.

Mine was irregularly waking up from sleep and having a completely green screen. Some times when watching youtube and stepping away it would go flicker and go green when not in sleep mode.

lunchbox12682 wrote:

She's partially on the graphic design side so screen size and color are the biggest features to consider.

RTINGS's best photo editing monitor list should point you in some good directions.

More generally, if you sort their reviews by the Media Creation score, you'll find the monitors you want to investigate clustered in the top part of the list. (Probably would be good to also reference the Pre-Calibration score, to find panels that don't require much tweaking to get to good color accuracy.)

I was going to suggest looking at Dell monitors, because they're often tuned in that direction, but I see rtings has beaten me to it.

Thanks guys. I think one of those Dells will be the winner.

Yeah, you're pretty much always gonna find the UltraSharps represented in the media creator monitor discussions.

And yeah, even many of the non-UltraSharp Dells do well here, as long as they're not TN panels. Avoiding TN panels for this kind of use case should pretty much be a given.

Any good portable monitors for the switch mainly? The one I have has a small sweet spot, it looks terrible unless I am viewing it at the perfect angle.

Your switch didn't come with it's own portable monitor?

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Any good portable monitors for the switch mainly? The one I have has a small sweet spot, it looks terrible unless I am viewing it at the perfect angle.

I've been satisfied with a:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

For a couple years now. But I might also be more forgiving of viewing angles/picture quality than you are. My priorities were more convenience oriented.

A big selling point for me is the full-size HDMI port. No weird little adapters/dongles.

USB-C powered, and it does work with my Pixelbook too.

Build quality is okay, I've got something rattling around inside mine (sounds like a small piece of plastic or a screw) but it's never seemed to affect functionality. But to give you an idea of the QC. This isn't a Dell or Asus quality product, but it's also not *bad*.

I have a larger and better quality Asus 15.6" USB-C monitor but I always end up choosing the offbrand Wimaxit one when I travel. It's the right size (13.3") to fit in pretty much any backpack/suitcase pouch. The Asus is large enough with the protective cover that I have to design my packing around it, since I only travel with carry-on luggage. I have a Tom Bihn Aeronaut backpack, for example, and the 15.6" monitor takes some finagling to get into the main compartment unless it's expanded to the max size (which makes it non-carry on length for some airlines).

The Wimaxit was closer to $160 new when I bought mine, and it's a little over $200 now. Which may push it more into line with stiffer competition these days, but since I already have this one I haven't really bothered trying out or researching any others.

The built-in case functions pretty well as a stand. The Asus I have has a mini-HDMI, and maybe dongles aren't a huge deal, but it's nice not having one more stupid connector that I only use for one device.

Even if you don't go with the one I chose, for me a full-size HDMI port and being small enough to fit into any bag compartment was worth factoring into my decision making process.

Thanks for the info. I bought a KYY but might cancel it because it is back ordered. I didn't think of it until you posted your minority that I might want one with touch so I can also use it to draw on.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Thanks for the info. I bought a KYY but might cancel it because it is back ordered. I didn't think of it until you posted your minority that I might want one with touch so I can also use it to draw on.

The touch is handy when I use it to extend my Pixelbook monitor, since a Pixelbook is half tablet. It's not as nice/responsive as, let's say, an actual tablet screen.

Almost positive it doesn't work for the Switch though, ha. Although it never occured to me to try.

The full-size HDMI and only needing one cable to power and display the monitor over USB-C were also things I shopped around for.

You *can* use a separate port for power if you want, but it's nice that you don't have to, in terms of day-to-day use (when I bought this I was doing remote tech support and traveling).

Drawing with touch screens is painful if they are not specifically designed for it or are not using the wacom EMR.
I was so excited that my laptop I bought a year ago came with a stylus and a touch screen. I tried it out first thing, was unimpressed and have never touched the stylus again. In fact, I bought a drawing tablet for it (XP Pen deco) and have never looked back. (like day and night in drawing experience: feels markedly better than drawing on an ipad or galaxy tab)