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    Asus announces a new UHD G-Sync monitor

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    Acer announces the new Acer XB280HK gaming monitor as the world’s first 4k2k display featuring NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to provide stunning, ultra-smooth, tear-free imagery and rich colors for outstanding gaming experiences. It features Acer’s flicker-less, low-dimming and ComfyView technologies that reduce strain on the eyes for smooth and comfortable extensive viewing.

    Part of the new XB0 line of large gaming monitors, the Acer XB280HK is intended to be paired with enthusiast PCs for immersive, ultra high-end gaming. It features a spacious 28-inch LED backlit display with 4k2k Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) that’s four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, and presents stunning high quality images for outstanding visual enjoyment.

    With a GeForce® GTX™-powered PC, NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology synchronizes the display’s refresh rates to the GPU to eliminate screen tearing and minimize display stutter and input lag to deliver smoother, faster, more breathtaking gaming experiences. Scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper and more vibrant, and gameplay is more fluid and responsive providing gamers with significant performance advantages.

    The Acer XB280HK builds in several features that take into consideration prolonged usage by heavy users such as programmers, writers, and graphic designers:

    Flicker-less technology – stable power supply eliminates screen flicker particularly beneficial for heavy users by helping to reduce eye strain.
    Low dimming technology – adjust to as low as 15 percent brightness in low light environments to make it easy on the eyes. Standard monitor settings start at 30 percent brightness level.
    ComfyView technology – the non-glare panel reduces reflection from light source.
    The Acer XB280HK features 170/170 degree viewing angles so that brilliantly-colored images can be seen from almost every angle. DisplayPort™ v1.2 transmits video signals and four USB 3.0 ports are conveniently located at the side and bottom of the display for connecting to keyboard, mouse or mobile devices.

    The Acer XB280HK monitor is made with post-consumer recycled plastic and features a distinctive red ring on the base stand. The multi-functional ErgoStand allows the screen to tilt from -5° to 35° to ensure the best viewing angle; the base rotates 120° from left or right for easy screen sharing; the panel height can be raised by up to 150 mm for optimum comfort; and the screen pivots from horizontal to vertical for more viewing perspectives.

    This eco-friendly monitor features a mercury- and arsenic-free panel, LED backlighting for reduced power consumption, and is ENERGY STAR®(1) qualified.

    The Acer XB280HK starts shipping in Q2 in Pan America, EMEA, Japan, and Taiwan.
    Secret sauce

    There you go BBK, you now have the monitor you've been waiting for and the monitor I've been waiting for. I'm going to wait for a review on it however I think I might start selling my monitors now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varsh View Post
    Secret sauce

    There you go BBK, you now have the monitor you've been waiting for and the monitor I've been waiting for. I'm going to wait for a review on it however I think I might start selling my monitors now.
    TN panel, no thanks.

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    You're not going to get an UHD monitor in IPS under £3k.

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    As much as I'd love it. And I would. I think I'm gonna go for the 1440p model purely because of money


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    Quote Originally Posted by Varsh View Post
    You're not going to get an UHD monitor in IPS under £3k.
    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Computer-.../dp/B00HALPPM0

    UK price:

    http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna...hs1&sku=845218

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    Ok I'll rephrase, you're not going to get an UHD monitor in IPS, in a resolution that won't make you go blind from squinting, in under£3k. I have tried UHD on my 23" and it was impossible to read anything, IMPOSSIBLE!

    I'm going to try it out on my TV tomorrow to see what it's like on a 32".

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    Pfft. I just followed this guide and upgraded my monitors resolution for free, no need for buying expensive ripoff monitors.


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    I hope people didn't fall for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varsh View Post
    Ok I'll rephrase, you're not going to get an UHD monitor in IPS, in a resolution that won't make you go blind from squinting, in under£3k. I have tried UHD on my 23" and it was impossible to read anything, IMPOSSIBLE!

    I'm going to try it out on my TV tomorrow to see what it's like on a 32".


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    Nonsense. It just depends on how well the OS/program scales to the resolution.

    Do you really think companies would make and sell products (monitors and laptops in this case) that were unusable as intended?

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    Well as an answer to that I have tried UHD on my TV and, despite the scanline effect, font size of 150% was just about readable. Keep in mind that Windows is terrible at font scaling. The annoying thing is that I've set my fonts back to 100% (original size) and most of the fonts have not reverted back, even after a reboot! Just goes to show that font scaling is not properly implemented yet.

    On top of the font scaling had zero effect on games, and with Civ V I was just about able to read it on the TV. I'm sure with the proper PPI it would be readable easily but there is no way in hell a 23" would be an ideal size for a monitor displaying an UHD resolution.

    Also if you browse websites it would be even more of a nightmare as still a lot of popular sites have not conformed to scalable CSS3 yet.

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    I don't feel like TN monitors are that bad. The Asus ROG PG278Q looks amazing and is rated high here http://toptengamer.squidoo.com/top-g-sync-monitors.

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    Well I've already pre-ordered this monitor as a lot of online tech sites have been saying that in person the monitor is astounding. Unfortunately it's not released until the first week of September so...

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    Nice Varsh! I'd be tempted by the 4K model but as someone who has experienced 120Hz you know how hard it is to give it up. Ordering my ROG PC278Q at the end of the month if all things to go plan. Looking forward to 1440p

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    Well this is where I'm hoping G-Sync will at least help eliminate at least some of the horrible things below 120Hz by making things a little bit smoother but we'll see. When 120Hz UHDs arrive then I'll pop back up to one of them. Won't be for a long time though as the bandwidth is too much.

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