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.