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Meh. I'll probably just stay with a 29" 21:9 non-curve and get a VR setup instead.


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Im still waiting for the dream 4k or 1440p 21:9 ultrawide 144hz 1ms ips/anything with good colors 34" god child of a monitor. I can wait. My 2x1080p monitors will be good enough for me until the jesus monitor exists


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@LinusTech Is Scrapyard Wars up on Vessel yet? We're waiting... Or is it in another week. I can't wait that long.


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@LinusTech Is Scrapyard Wars up on Vessel yet? We're waiting... Or is it in another week. I can't wait that long.

he said on wan show that it is next week. And sadly sundays video is also not up yet

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he said on wan show that it is next week. And sadly sundays video is also not up yet

 

I know... I'm refreshing Vessel on my second monitor. I is sadz... LINUS! Why do you do this to us!


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@LinusTech Is Scrapyard Wars up on Vessel yet? We're waiting... Or is it in another week. I can't wait that long.

another week :/


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@0:17 "Why did we wait so long..."

 

 

another week :/


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A post at 2:00 in the morning... Oh what i do to view the works of the glory that is linus... lol


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Linus that's like the 2nd Free-sync monitor in a row where you haven't told us how well free-sync works on it.

Aparently this is not a free-sync monitor so...one monitor then.


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LCD

 

Small

 

1080p

 

 

No thanks ill stick with me Plasma.

 

Review/video was fine, but I would never buy that, cant stand LCD and cant wait for the industry to finally put that tech to pasture were it has belonged for years.

 

 

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LCD

 

Small

 

1080p

 

 

No thanks ill stick with me Plasma.

 

Review/video was fine, but I would never buy that, cant stand LCD and cant wait for the industry to finally put that tech to pasture were it has belonged for years.

 

 

Role on OLED !!

I had no idea plasma monitors existed


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That is a terrible product. 
1080P at that price is equal to LG 34" curved. when I just checked Newegg

So lets analyse this review. 
Linus prefaces it with. Every time you are sold a product "For Gaming" it usually sucks.
He then goes on about how good this product is colour wise. which is fine. 

says there are not enough pixels. 

he also says he's sick (while slamming fist) of marketers saying things are optimised for gaming. Well he does exactly that at the end of the video. WTF Linus. He then asks what does that even mean. Well you just said it at the end its your new gaming monitor? 

And then says the resolution is silly for that size of screen. But then at the end endorses the product saying its his new "gaming monitor" 

I mean which is it Linus ? 
and for $900-1,099 did you get to keep this as well Linus? 

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Linus that's like the 2nd Free-sync monitor in a row where you haven't told us how well free-sync works on it.

 

think he mentoined a few times that it is basicly the same as nvidea Gsync and thus doesnt really bother making a video on it.


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$900 for that?!

No, thanks I will stick to my 23" 1080P display that works just fine.

Also are people actually buying curved monitors? I just want that fad to go away just like 3D TV...


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1) no mention on the Freesync frequency range? Kind of important, no?

 

2) It's a negative that the power supply is separate? Seriously? That is a plus! Gets the heat away, makes the monitor smaller, and if the power supply fails, which is the #1 most likely thing TO fail in a monitor, you can get another one without having to RMA an entire monitor! Wtf.. how is it a negative?

 

I think I'm done with Linus' reviews.. lacking information and just straight up wrong priorities

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1) no mention on the Freesync frequency range? Kind of important, no?

 

2) It's a negative that the power supply is separate? Seriously? That is a plus! Gets the heat away, makes the monitor smaller, and if the power supply fails, which is the #1 most likely thing TO fail in a monitor, you can get another one without having to RMA an entire monitor! Wtf.. how is it a negative?

 

I think I'm done with Linus' reviews.. lacking information and just straight up wrong priorities

this should have been completely Rekt and shitted upon. That would have been a more accurate review. Linus squatting down on it and leaving a steaming pile of poop on it 

How did Linus let them get away with endorsing this. if you ever needed proof his impartiality isnt for sale. look at this review. he hsaid all gaming things suck, and that  this is his new gaming monitor 

No USB. no HDMI 2.0 for a 144hz. its 1080P at that size. scaling is bad, not enough pixels. 

But its his new "gaming monitor" 

that is not objective at all. he shat on it. that product should be sent back with a note. dont send me any more Junk. 

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This isn't a freesnyc Monitor or is it? Here it says yes, all the reviews I hade read don't mention it.

Yeah, it doesn't support freesync.  Linus just posted on twitter that it doesn't.  Hopefully he will update the video or at least make a note in the description.

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this should have been completely Rekt and shitted upon. That would have been a more accurate review. Linus squatting down on it and leaving a steaming pile of poop on it

How did Linus let them get away with endorsing this. if you ever needed proof his impartiality isnt for sale. look at this review. he hsaid all gaming things suck, and that this is his new gaming monitor

No USB. no HDMI 2.0 for a 144hz. its 1080P at that size. scaling is bad, not enough pixels.

But its his new "gaming monitor"

that is not objective at all. he shat on it. that product should be sent back with a note. dont send me any more Junk.

direct quote from video; "Maybe, just maybe, this monitor has compromises that actually make it better for gamers."

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HEY LINUS!!!!

How about posting the system specs that you tested this monitor on???

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