Monitor recommendations. What's good?

Jonman wrote:

I get Acer, Asus and AOC mixed up all the time.

Not sure what's so hard about it.

Acer:

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Asus:

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AOC:

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What's so hard about it is that whatever numpty works in the branding department at Acer (Asus?) decided they should put PREDATOR in big letters on the bezel of my monitor, but not the actual brand.

Acer Predator, Asus Predator ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The actual mess is monitor model numbers. How they're still churning out new model after new model with frickin 34XHG080801GH-1 or something similar for their model numbers is beyond me.

Samsung has started sort of figuring it out with the Odyssey G series. "I need a 1440p 240hz monitor with good contrast"

"Oh if you don't mind curved displays, get the Samsung Odyssey G7, you can get it in 27 inch or 32 inch."

Works! Simple enough.

"I want a 1080p 240hz monitor with an IPS panel and good colors"

"Get the Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM"

Who the hell remembers VG279QM? Also complicated by the existence of the VG279Q which is a worse panel in basically every way but only $60 cheaper.

PC monitors are a mess for anyone not willing to dive into a bunch of monitor roundup articles and video reviews from Techspot.

Acer has multiple models that end in like "bprz" or something. It's nonsense.

Samsungs G7 is as bad as the others.
https://www.engadget.com/samsung-gam...
No curves all of a sudden.
The 27 version also goes by the simple name of C27G75T.

At least with the weird names, you know what you get. Worse that could happen would be laptop naming schemes, where a bunch of completely different PCs have the exact same name.

Welp, I ended up going to Micro Center yesterday and picking up This AOC on sale for $229.

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It hit all my sweet spots of being a 27" VA panel, 144MHz refresh, 2550 x 1440, 1ms response, height adjustable and a thin bezel.

cartoonin wrote:

Welp, I ended up going to Micro Center yesterday and picking up This AOC on sale for $229.

It hit all my sweet spots of being a 27" VA panel, 144MHz refresh, 2550 x 1440, 1ms response, height adjustable and a thin bezel. :)

Nice. The comparable monitors that RTINGS likes better mostly fall in the $300-400 range. At that sale price, the AOC becomes a pretty great deal.

And I got this baby in today! Gigabyte M32U

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I was already doing research for a new monitor, as I'm switching jobs in a few weeks and have to return my second screen - and I had sold my previous one.

This came up in an outlet sale, priced at 469EUR instead of the usual 899EUR minimum. Supposedly there's a dead pixel somewhere in the centre, but if there is I haven't noticed it yet

The 32inch, 144Hz, 4K monitor is a nice upgrade from my AOC 27" 4K 60Hz one, that's for sure. The HDMI 2.1 support is a nice bonus as well, as I usually play my consoles from our home office.

Can anyone recommend a 24", 144hz monitor? 1440 would be nice but I'm fine with 1080.

I game and use Autodesk programs (AutoCad and Revit). Not looking to spend a fortune.

I would think that would be a little on the small side for 1440p and personally don't think you would find much of a difference between 1080p and 1440p at a 24" monitor size.

I would stick with 1080p and get some extra frames from your gpu instead, if your heart is set at that monitor size. Otherwise, I would go with 27" at 1440p.

This is the AOC 27" 144Hz 1440p VA monitor that I picked up a month ago. It's been a great "bang for the buck" purchase.

On the flipside, going with a bigger and higher rez monitor will reap dividends in Autocad and Revit...
From the other page. This is what I am running (28in 4k 60Hz) with no issues so far:
https://www.amazon.com/Z-Edge-3840x2...

Shifter wrote:

Can anyone recommend a 24", 144hz monitor? 1440 would be nice but I'm fine with 1080.

I game and use Autodesk programs (AutoCad and Revit). Not looking to spend a fortune.

Might have trouble finding a decent cheaper 24", these days it seems like 27" or 32" is the mass market sweet spot. Costco has some LG Ultragear ones on sale for less than $300 but they are bigger. Has G-Sync and 165hz. I have one sitting on my desk from another sale a few months ago and it is good for me, I wanted something bigger than 24" and didn't want to spend a lot.

Thanks everyone. Yeah, it looks like i'll go with the 27". Leaning towards the AOC recommended by cartoonin or an LG.

This is my monitor which I bought about 3 years ago without doing much research.

32” 3840x2160, 1 60hz HDMI and Displayport each and 1 30hz HDMI.

I’m wondering what would make the most difference in an upgrade. Besides work I mostly use it for my PS5. So the cost of one might not be worth it.

HDR? 144hz? I’d like to stick with the 32” size. AFAIK, more than 60hz probably won’t matter for the PS5.

Any general recommendations for dual monitor stands? Or are Amazon reviews adequate?

I dunno about stands, but I have three monitors and use these arms, and they're just wonderful.

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...

Last time i was shopping, the Fully Jarvis was the widely recommended one. Mine's still trucking along nicely

I bought one of this for $60 four years ago:

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

And it's still fine. One thing I'll mention if you get this style of stand, the clamps are murder on the wood of your desk.

I don't have a photo handy, but I saw an example once where someone mounted the clamp with a flat piece of metal or wood on both sides as a shim to prevent the clamp from digging gouges into the desk. Something worth considering if you have a decent quality desk and don't want to damage it.

Hmm. Wonder if that would work on a Secret Lab metal desk... The issue would probably be the foldup piece above the cable tray. Drat.

I picked up another 27" VA Panel this Acer Nitro for my setup, to replace the 32" Viotek panel that was just too heavy for my monitor arms (even though it is almost 2lbs lighter than what the arms are rated for).

I will be completely honest and mention that I really wanted a nicer screen than the Viotek was putting out, and with the 165Hz refresh and being 2560x1440p, it fits in really nicely with the AOC 27" VA panel with it's 144Hz refresh rate. The Acer is also on sale at Microcenter for $239.99, so that pushed me over the edge.