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Best monitor for 400$

Hello. I managed to get a refund on my Ultrawide 35'' panel, and I'm waiting amazon to pick it up.

The problem my panel had is this one depicted in the video , and I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT. I mean, some games were amazing on the ultrawide, but darker one were simply unplayable to me, totally unacceptable.

So, here I ask the big question: what kind of panel do I need to get to avoid this smear-fest as much as possible? Are there ultrawides in this price range that doesn't suffer from this problem?

If not, what are the best 27 inch panels with decent black levels?

 

 

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You'll want an IPS or TN panel to have the minimal amount of smearing, but you'll lose the black levels.

Take a look at the sticky for more information about monitors, it will also help you read the reviews.

 

I'll recommend first some IPS panels, since they have better response times (less smearing).

For 400USD I would recommend these three.

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/viewsonic/vx2758-2kp-mhd

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/pixio/px7-prime

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b

 

LG was for a long time less than $400 but might have gone up in price.

 

These two are bit higher, LG is $450 and Lenovo $480

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lenovo/legion-y27q-20

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl850-b

 

For good black levels, in your price range this is the best option and it will also suffer from smearing in dark areas.

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32gk650f-b

 

You can also play around with this table tool and see if any other options catches your eye. You can add more filters from the add column button.

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/tools/table/43346

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Thanks man, I appreciate it. I'm gioing through many reviews, it is sad that I must say goodbye to the ultrawide factor, but it seems that all VA panels have some degree of smearing, and I really can't stand it. I just tried replacing my asus 35 uw with my previous 24 inch lg ips from like 2011 and it doesn't smear anything, it is crazy that this piece of trash that is 10 years old is better than the other one. I'm lucky that amazon agreed for the refund

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2 minutes ago, EdMetal said:

Thanks man, I appreciate it. I'm gioing through many reviews, it is sad that I must say goodbye to the ultrawide factor, but it seems that all VA panels have some degree of smearing, and I really can't stand it. I just tried replacing my asus 35 uw with my previous 24 inch lg ips from like 2011 and it doesn't smear anything, it is crazy that this piece of trash that is 10 years old is better than the other one. I'm lucky that amazon agreed for the refund

Yeah, only VA panel that doesn't smear is Samsung G7.

Too bad it has some other problems and is way out of your budget. ($550 for the 27" version)

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1 minute ago, Gaires said:

Yeah, only VA panel that doesn't smear is Samsung G7.

Too bad it has some other problems and is way out of your budget. ($550 for the 27" version)

here in Italy the pixio px277 goes for 350€, I think I might go with that, it seems like a cheaper version of the px7 prime and hardware unboxed reviewed it well. I'm not going all out and spend too much on the monitor because I'm waiting for some oled monitors to come out; when, and if they do, I will get one of those as my ultimate display.

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13 minutes ago, EdMetal said:

pixio px277 goes for 350€

Said pixio has huge amounts of overshoot at dark transitions. So you'll see undershoot instead.

The viewsonic I linked is only 49€ more and has pretty decent transition speeds. It does also suffer from overshoot in dark transitions, but nowhere near the amount of the PX277 (20-40% vs 20-230%).

And for better comparision between the two, since reviewers use different metrics, here's the hardware unboxed review of said monitor.

 

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1 minute ago, Gaires said:

Said pixio has huge amounts of overshoot at dark transitions. So you'll see undershoot instead.

The viewsonic I linked is only 49€ more and has pretty decent transition speeds. It does also suffer from overshoot in dark transitions, but nowhere near the amount of the PX277 (20-40% vs 20-230%).

And for better comparision between the two, since reviewers use different metrics, here's the hardware unboxed review of said monitor.

 

I was just going to watch said review. Well, I might get this viewsonic then

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11 minutes ago, Tan3l6 said:

Dell S2721DGF

Whis is outside of op's budget and has horrible factory calibration.

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1 minute ago, Gaires said:

Whis is outside of op's budget and has horrible factory calibration.

Aside from that, it is not available here in italy

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2 hours ago, EdMetal said:

Aside from that, it is not available here in italy

The main thing is - why U deal with $ in Italy.

S2721DGF is around 400€ in EU, not daalars!

... but I'm no expert

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