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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for a good monitor with the above specs. It's going to be used mostly for Skype and productivity/work-related stuff, not gaming. Anyone have any recommendations? 

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Do you want a standard monitor or an ultra wide monitor?

32" would be 16:9, 34" would be 21:9.

What does your work entail?

If you're not gaming, why do you want a high refresh rate?

 

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I'm likley well off as all I do is game on one of these

https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG-Strix-XG32VQ/ProductPrint/

But i'm sure it would do great at what you want as well.

Otherwise look for IPS screen I guess?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the suggestions! The setup I'm currently suffering through is two 22" 1680*1080 monitors side by side and I want to replace them with one ultra wide with better resolution. 60hz feels too jerky and I was thinking 100 would completely eradicate that problem, but yeah it might be a bit overkill for my purposes, 75 would probably feel buttery smooth especially in comparison. But at the same time I don't mind erring a bit on the side of completely overpowered : D

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How about the BenQ PD3200U 32"? I'm not sure if this is a good quality monitor though.
ASUS 32 " 4K Ultra HD ProArt Professional Monitor [PA328Q] IPS this is from ASUS- they have great QA I think?
Acer XR342CK 34" Ultra-Wide UHD IPS- This is IPS but not 4k, not sure why that's a good thing but it was suggested earlier!
Maybe someone more knowledgeable about this could confirm?

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20 hours ago, JenH said:

Thanks for the suggestions! The setup I'm currently suffering through is two 22" 1680*1080 monitors side by side and I want to replace them with one ultra wide with better resolution. 60hz feels too jerky and I was thinking 100 would completely eradicate that problem, but yeah it might be a bit overkill for my purposes, 75 would probably feel buttery smooth especially in comparison. But at the same time I don't mind erring a bit on the side of completely overpowered : D

I just picked this up, but haven't gotten it yet. It's got a nice price point:

https://pixiogaming.com/collections/monitors/products/px347c-prime

 

You can buy a vesa adapter for 15 bucks if that matters.


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19 hours ago, Shiftstealth said:

I just picked this up, but haven't gotten it yet. It's got a nice price point:

https://pixiogaming.com/collections/monitors/products/px347c-prime

 

You can buy a vesa adapter for 15 bucks if that matters.

 

I've now received it. It's pretty nice. The screen has a noticeable amount of more blur than my S2417DG that i had. That being said it is VA, and it is 100Hz vs 165Hz. IMO it is tolerable, and adjustable. I enabled overdrive, and the responsive-ness seems acceptable. But again there is some blur likely because of the 100Hz, and the slower pixel transition than TN. However if it is just for productivity it should be fine. Only in gaming would you really need to worry about that blur.


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That's the one I think Hardware Canucks recommended too as a kick butt budget option.

Do you find the lack of IPS annoying? Feels like the vibrant colour is pretty tough to let go of. 

I really like the Acer XR342CK but that pricepoint is rough. 

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9 hours ago, FourK said:

That's the one I think Hardware Canucks recommended too as a kick butt budget option.

Do you find the lack of IPS annoying? Feels like the vibrant colour is pretty tough to let go of. 

I really like the Acer XR342CK but that pricepoint is rough. 

I haven't owned an IPS monitor in a little over a year. I don't really miss it. When i went from an IPS to my S2417DG i didn't really notice a change other than better blacks. I didn't feel the colors were washed out. In fact i felt my S2417DG was every bit as vibrant. Then again moving from the S2417DG to the PX347c I felt that again, blacks got even better, and actually can tell that the contrast ratio is better while colors still remain vibrant. Colors aren't *as* vibrant in certain situations as the S2417DG but i feel that is because they are more accurate. (I haven't measured) Most situations though the colors feel as vibrant as the S2417DG. The only situation they aren't is like the facebook bar doesn't pop as much, but i feel it is more of an accuracy thing than a washed out feeling. Keep in mind i do not work with colors at all, and haven't measured. However i don't feel washed out at all. That being said you can make any monitor look washed out if you put it next to a 3000 dollar Samsung TV. You just have to assess if the colors are good for the price, and in this situation i feel the colors are excellent for the price.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 2/19/2018 at 9:57 AM, coyotetracker said:

https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UM88-P-34-Inch-UltraWide-Thunderbolt/dp/B01BV1Q0L4   This monitor has a 75 Hz refresh rate but since your not gaming 75hz is fine.

What do you think about this one? https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/lg-34-219-wqhd-curved-ultrawide-ips-freesync-led-monitor-34uc99-w-lg/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_ads&gclid=CjwKCAiAoNTUBRBUEiwAWje2litUumX5WtAMtpsws6UiLX2fN_ixy_ihTKOLk5m00Mwgw_h0cFpNrxoCdxcQAvD_BwE I think it's basically the same but it's also curved. 

 

I don't know if I really *need* 4k though, since I'm not gaming or watching 4k content? 

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2 hours ago, JenH said:

What do you think about this one? https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/lg-34-219-wqhd-curved-ultrawide-ips-freesync-led-monitor-34uc99-w-lg/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_ads&gclid=CjwKCAiAoNTUBRBUEiwAWje2litUumX5WtAMtpsws6UiLX2fN_ixy_ihTKOLk5m00Mwgw_h0cFpNrxoCdxcQAvD_BwE I think it's basically the same but it's also curved. 

 

I don't know if I really *need* 4k though, since I'm not gaming or watching 4k content? 

That one uses a newer and better panel. The um88 was older panel with lots of yellow backlight bleed issues

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alienware-aw3418dw is the way to go

I have a lg 34um98 and I like it but its just 60hz, my plan is to see what the GPU market does and get a 1080ti used with the alienware monitor some day, or see what new gpu's come out this spring.

need a good GPU to push those pixels, my 980ti sits at 60hz nicely in pubg although the game is poorly optimized 

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