bfun buys a monitor

Discussion in 'Technology' started by bfun, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. #121 cmdrmonkey, Feb 28, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
    The poor text clarity was one of the reasons I didn’t get another 32 inch VA panel. It drove me crazy on the BenQ in the long run.
  2. I've hit the age where my eye sight is getting crappy so I'm begining to rethink my choices. I still want a 32" and 144Htz though. Getting both in an IPS will probably cost $1000+.
  3. You and me both. My optometrist is bumping up my prescription every time I go now. I have crappy old man vision.
  4. lol my dad got a 1080p 32" because it makes everything super easy to see. Like a amall jumbotron. I laugh but I'll get there too someday.
  5. Samsung has a VA panel that is supposed one of the sharpest panels at 1440p for text clarity but it's $800. 4k is where it's at for real text clarity. If Nvidia DLSS 2.0 pans out, my next monitor might be a 4k.

    My 1440p LG VA Panel ClearType on/off
    Samsung 1440p Odyssey G7 VA Panel ClearType on/off
    Any 4k screen ClearType on/off
  6. @supersonic

    My dad has the same setup on his desktop computer. 1080p at 32 inches. I laughed at it when I first saw it, but now that my eyes are getting worse I totally understand it.
  7. I've been using Alienware AW2518Hf and it is one of the best monitors I've used. One of my friends suggested me this monitor. It has a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms of response time, 24 inches display, and many more. If you want to go with this I'm 100% sure you will not regret it.
  8. I've been watching Samsung and am just waiting for the right combination of features for a reasonable price. The Dell monitor I have is great for responsiveness but a bit drab when it comes to image quality, particularly when I shift from the OLED/ PS5 to my PC. I think Samsung could finally be the one to combine the responsiveness needed for gaming but with vivid HDR and high image quality I'm looking for in an upgrade.
  9. What's everyones opinion on 16:9/16:10 vs Ultrawides?

    I have both and I'm not sure I'm all in on the Ultrawide MasterRace™. It's great for ultrawide entertainment content but you get less screen space for productivity than 4K. I guess I don't understand monitor pricing, why is a 32" 4k screen so much cheaper than a 34" Ultrawide that is missing almost 4M pixels?
  10. #130 bfun, Nov 1, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2021
    I think the 4k 60Hz panels are just really common these days. Jump to a 32" 4k 144Hz and you're looking at $1000 to $3000.

    My job is totally virtual now so I'm keeping two 32" monitors on my desk. One for work and one for personal use. I considered a single ultrawide with a 2 input split screen but that technology seems really iffy. I still think 16:10 is better for PC use than 16:9. Vertical space seems more useful than horizontal.
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  11. Actually that's a better idea than I had... do you have 32" 4k or another resolution? I already have a 144hz ultrawide for gaming. These would just be for basic stuff.
  12. My work 32" is just my old crappy monitor that I had planned to get rid of. Turns out it's okay for work stuff. Eventually I'll replace my gaming monitor with a new 32" 4k and move the old monitor over to the work position. I was wanting to get something like the Nvidia 3070ti with DLSS first. That would help a lot with 4k gaming performance. But of course it will be another year or so before any new cards become available so I'm just waiting. I think my 5700XT will be fine at 1440p for another couple of years.
  13. haha another year he says. you're in this for a decade.
  14. #134 cmdrmonkey, Nov 4, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2021
    I’ve accepted that video card prices will suck for awhile, probably years. I’ve already kept my 1070 longer than any card I’ve owned. But it’s fine for most of the games I play. The 1070 is still okay as long as you haven’t gone to 4K.
  15. I've been looking for a new monitor arm for my second monitor. I have a $100 Amazon Basics that works great and is supposed to be a clone of a $180 Eragon one, but it's been out of stock for a least a month. I don't want to spend $180 so I'm looking for another brand.
  16. Why are you spending that much? I use VIVO on Amazon for $25-40 depending on size/weight of monitor…

    I can’t believe Amazon Basics can be $100.
  17. Yeah those are fine for the right environment. I tend to move mine around a lot.
  18. #140 khaid, Nov 11, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2021

    I can vouch for ergotron. I bought two of the mx arms back in 2016 for $140 each and they're super solid for all motion.