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as title states, looking to upgrade in the near future and this is my preferred specs for the monitor that i am looking for:

 

4k HDR1000 with per zone lighting, IPS, maybe 120-144hz, 32", gsync/gsync ultimate. i tried google already but dont get any results.

 

recommendations are appreciated.

 

also budget is not an issue.

 

thanks 🙂

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If you're hard set on meeting those requirements, you're basically looking at just the PG32UQX and its $3000 price tag. Maybe the Acer X32 FP if its available in your country, though that's only GSync Compatible and has less local dimming zones. 

 

If you ditched the DisplayHDR 1000 requirement you open up to a few more options including the new Odyssey Neo G7 and G8. 

 

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11 hours ago, GuiltySpark_ said:

If you're hard set on meeting those requirements, you're basically looking at just the PG32UQX and its $3000 price tag. Maybe the Acer X32 FP if its available in your country, though that's only GSync Compatible and has less local dimming zones. 

 

If you ditched the DisplayHDR 1000 requirement you open up to a few more options including the new Odyssey Neo G7 and G8. 

 

hmm, seems current tech for my specs arent so good yet, saw the review for the 32uqx and its response time for gaming is no good, image quality hell yes but yeah, also the g8 isnt looking too good either, g7 does look good but not sure yet, got any more suggestions if its lower than hdr 1000?

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15 hours ago, Genesis29 said:

as title states, looking to upgrade in the near future and this is my preferred specs for the monitor that i am looking for:

 

4k HDR1000 with per zone lighting, IPS, maybe 120-144hz, 32", gsync/gsync ultimate. i tried google already but dont get any results.

 

recommendations are appreciated.

 

also budget is not an issue.

 

thanks 🙂

The new LG 32gq950-b could be what you’re looking for. It’s brand new so there isn’t too many reviews besides YouTubers first impressions. And it doesn’t officially release until later this month I think. Looks badass though. https://www.lg.com/hk_en/monitor/lg-32gq950-b

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4 minutes ago, BS_ArtStuff said:

The new LG 32gq950-b could be what you’re looking for. It’s brand new so there isn’t too many reviews besides YouTubers first impressions. And it doesn’t officially release until later this month I think. Looks badass though. https://www.lg.com/hk_en/monitor/lg-32gq950-b

Yeah that display is edge-lit, sadly. 

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6 hours ago, Genesis29 said:

hmm, seems current tech for my specs arent so good yet, saw the review for the 32uqx and its response time for gaming is no good, image quality hell yes but yeah, also the g8 isnt looking too good either, g7 does look good but not sure yet, got any more suggestions if its lower than hdr 1000?

It is HDR 1000, and well beyond that. It just doesn't hit the advertised HDR 2000. There are plenty of option if you want a bright HDR display, literally nobody should consider PG32UQX unless you are a professional and need those extra colour gamut. 

 

Neo G7 and G8 are the best among the display that can hit 1000 nits, with excellent contrast and also the fastest there is for an LCD.

 

A TV like QN90B and Q90A is also suitable and can hit well over 1000 nits with plenty of per area dimming zones (though not as much as Neo G7 and 8) if you can accept 43 inces and 50 inches size respectivey. 

 

Aorus FV43U can also hit 1000 nits in a flash and very close to sustained 1000 nits and technically have per zone full array local dimming but the benefit is minimum thanks to its extremely limited zone. 

 

Alienware QD-OLED can technically hit 1000 nits but just like FV43U local dimming, those capability are mostly technical (they can do it the extremely small 2 percent windows size) and for the most part, can't get pass 500 nits

 

G9 and Neo G9 can hit 1000 nits with FALD but not as good as Neo G7 for the most part. But can be an option if you want FALD and Super Ultrawide 

 

If it has to be 32 inches, nothing is better than the Neo G7 and G8 (provided that you get a good unit)

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You may check the rtings.com for the best HDR monitor at the moment. 

 

Attached here the Top 10 Best HDR Gaming monitor

 

Asus PG32UQX is not in the list as Rtings did not test it, that one is best in HDR but not in gaming due to slow respond, it is great and priorities for professional in productivty instead of gaming.

 

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3 hours ago, e22big said:

It is HDR 1000, and well beyond that. It just doesn't hit the advertised HDR 2000. There are plenty of option if you want a bright HDR display, literally nobody should consider PG32UQX unless you are a professional and need those extra colour gamut. 

 

Neo G7 and G8 are the best among the display that can hit 1000 nits, with excellent contrast and also the fastest there is for an LCD.

 

A TV like QN90B and Q90A is also suitable and can hit well over 1000 nits with plenty of per area dimming zones (though not as much as Neo G7 and 8) if you can accept 43 inces and 50 inches size respectivey. 

 

Aorus FV43U can also hit 1000 nits in a flash and very close to sustained 1000 nits and technically have per zone full array local dimming but the benefit is minimum thanks to its extremely limited zone. 

 

Alienware QD-OLED can technically hit 1000 nits but just like FV43U local dimming, those capability are mostly technical (they can do it the extremely small 2 percent windows size) and for the most part, can't get pass 500 nits

 

G9 and Neo G9 can hit 1000 nits with FALD but not as good as Neo G7 for the most part. But can be an option if you want FALD and Super Ultrawide 

 

If it has to be 32 inches, nothing is better than the Neo G7 and G8 (provided that you get a good unit)

i honestly was considering the ROG at first but and then i was considering next the neo g7 but the VA panel and the curvature of it is just putting me off, the new alienware monitor i am also considering but its still at 1440p and want to shift from UW displays now and i am really hoping to go to 4k now, i am considering the LG C2 tho but i am a noob with how to maintain oleds and am afraid of burn in. hmmm really tough decision for this one, but the C2 does tick all my boxes but im just worried of the burn in.

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22 minutes ago, Genesis29 said:

i honestly was considering the ROG at first but and then i was considering next the neo g7 but the VA panel and the curvature of it is just putting me off, the new alienware monitor i am also considering but its still at 1440p and want to shift from UW displays now and i am really hoping to go to 4k now, i am considering the LG C2 tho but i am a noob with how to maintain oleds and am afraid of burn in. hmmm really tough decision for this one, but the C2 does tick all my boxes but im just worried of the burn in.

Maybe you should wait for this - Asus ROG Swift PG42UQ, it basically the improved version of LG C2.

https://rog.asus.com/me-en/monitors/above-34-inches/rog-swift-oled-pg42uq-model/

 

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Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" 5120x1440 240hz HDR, LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 34" 34GN850 3440x1440 144hz (160hz OC) NanoIPS HDR, LG Ultrawide Gaming Monitor 34" 34UC79G 2560x1080 144hz IPS SDR, LG 24MK600 24" 1920x1080 75hz Freesync IPS SDR.


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39 minutes ago, Genesis29 said:

i honestly was considering the ROG at first but and then i was considering next the neo g7 but the VA panel and the curvature of it is just putting me off, the new alienware monitor i am also considering but its still at 1440p and want to shift from UW displays now and i am really hoping to go to 4k now, i am considering the LG C2 tho but i am a noob with how to maintain oleds and am afraid of burn in. hmmm really tough decision for this one, but the C2 does tick all my boxes but im just worried of the burn in.

Newer VA like what is used on Neo G7 is pretty much faster than IPS, if you are worried about black smearing, that shouldn't be an issue at all - the only drawback compared to IPS option is viewing angle (but it's very heavily curved anyway so shouldn't be a big deal)

 

If you want to use OLED, it should be fine so long as your use case is strictly media consumption and gaming (essentially only use it as a TV.) OLED are well optimised for that kind of task and shouldn't give you a burn-in unless you use it full days for productivity. If you do, something as simple as hinding taskbar and set an aggresive screen server should already be enough to keep it going (although it doesn't make a ton of sense to buy something that limit your destop usage for productivity) 

 

The major issue that you should be awared of from using OLED is the dreaded ABL and very poor full screen brightness (or very poor brightness in general for anything larger than a dot.) It also doesn't come in 32 inches, the smallest OLED you can get is 40-42 inch, although having use 43 inces myself, I must say that it's a very great screen size and not that big at all provided that you have a decently large or deep desk. 

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thank you for all the responses and recommendations, my 2 options now are the LG C2 which is already available in the market and the upcoming PG42UQ which will be releasing hopefully this year. thank you all 😄

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On 8/19/2022 at 2:50 AM, Genesis29 said:

thank you for all the responses and recommendations, my 2 options now are the LG C2 which is already available in the market and the upcoming PG42UQ which will be releasing hopefully this year. thank you all 😄

I would use this site to filter upcoming and available options https://www.displayninja.com/mini-led-monitor-list/ .

 

I would stay away from OLED and stick with mini LED. Mini LED can get brighter, which can get you closer to true HDR, and if you use the computer in a room with light, the Mini LED will look better. The quality between OLED and Mini LED if everything else thing about the monitors is the same, is negligible. That and Mini LED is much more stable if you use your monitor for anything other than gaming and media consumption.
 

If you can wait, there’s gonna be more mini LED monitor options coming out next year I bet. 

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On 8/18/2022 at 4:22 AM, Genesis29 said:

hmm, seems current tech for my specs arent so good yet, saw the review for the 32uqx and its response time for gaming is no good, image quality hell yes but yeah, also the g8 isnt looking too good either, g7 does look good but not sure yet, got any more suggestions if its lower than hdr 1000?

The G7 has good HDR performance, slightly better than HDR1000 in some tests, slightly worse in others. It's by far the best option on the market for the specs you mentioned.

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