Category: Monitors

2 Monitors Or Ultra Wide Monitors?

Dual screen set ups aren’t a new configuration, they are widely used in offices and gaming rooms around the world and provide you with more screen than a traditional monitor. However, if you aren’t a fan of the dual screen system and want something more immersive, then maybe an ultra-wide monitor could be the choice for you, but which system is better? Here we find out more. Dual Monitor Set Up’s One of the big pros of a dual monitor set up is the ability to have two large screens working together to extend the display well past the...

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Samsung Odyssey C49G95T monitor ups the spec vs C49RG90 with faster 240Hz on the 49-inch 5120×1440 DisplayHDR 1000 panel priced at £1,279.99

Samsung's latest ridiculous monitor is now up for pre-order for just £1,279.99. Samsung Odyssey C49G95T Specification The Samsung Odyssey C49G95T is a monster 49-inch 5120×1440 display with a refresh rate of 240Hz which is features with AMD's FreeSync 2 technology while also being G-Sync Compatible. The display features a 1000R and has a DisplayHDR 1000 rating. With such a high resolution and refresh rate, Samsung's Odyssey G9 must utilise DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 to maintain the screen's required bandwidth levels. This screen uses a VA panel and uses QLED (Quantum Dot) technology to deliver VESA DisplayHDR1000 certified HDR support, a wide...

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Acer announces massive expensive monitors: 55-inch 4K OLED Predator CG552K & £2.8k 32″ 4K Predator X32

It looks like the trend for 27-inch monitors may be moving on. As part of CES 2020, Acer has announced three new Predator gaming monitors ranging from 32-inches to a monster 55-inch 4K OLED display. Predator CG552K 55-inch OLED Gaming Monitor The Nvidia Big Format Gaming Displays were announced 2 years ago, since then only HP and Asus launched product, and they were delays until the middle of last year. There was never a sign of the Acer model. However, Acer has announced something that could be better, the Predator CG552K, which drops the screen size down to 55-inch...

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Datacolor SpyderX Pro Colourimeter Review – The fastest & most affordable hardware monitor calibration solution

Datacolor is one of the leading companies in colour management solutions providing solutions for a wide range of industries requiring the most accurate colour reproduction. They have a wide range of both software and hardware solutions, and I have reviewed a few of their products in the past, including the Spyder5, ColorReader and SpyderCheckr. The Datacolor SpyderX Pro is the newest products from the company replacing the older Spyder5EXPRESS while being priced lower than the current Spyder5 Pro that is available on Amazon. Datacolor claims to have completely redesigned the colourimeter with a new generation of sensor that has...

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Best Ultrawide Monitors for PC Gaming 2019 to fit all budgets

While 4K has become the go-to resolution for TVs, it is less popular with PC gaming, likely due to the performance requirements. As PC performance caught up to the demands of 4K, ultrawide has taken off. While I have positively reviewed ultrawide monitors by Philips and Acer in the past I have mostly been indifferent to the format. This recently changed with my review of the Samsung C49RG90 49-inch super ultrawide monitor, so much so I bought it. Previously my main issues with ultrawide were cost and productivity compared to a large format 4K display (or TV). I ended...

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Samsung C49RG90 vs Dell U4919DW vs Philips 499P9H – Which is the best super ultra-wide monitor?

Following my review of the superb Samsung C49RG90 I thought it would be worth looking at how it compares with other similar monitors on the market. The Dell U4919DW and Philips 499P9H are the two notable options, both have the same screen size and resolution to the Samsung. Philips 499P9H/00 48.8" Super Widescreen VA W-LED Black Curved Multimedia Monitor... £877.38 £899.00 in stock 20 new from £877.38 2 used from £715.00 Buy Now Dell Ultrasharp U4919DW Monitor £1,073.73 in stock 23 new from £1,073.73 4 used from £520.00 Buy Now Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Curved Gaming...

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Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Monitor Review – Curved Gaming Dual WQHD 1440p 120Hz Monitor with  FreeSync 2 HDR Score 87%

Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Monitor Review – Curved Gaming Dual WQHD 1440p 120Hz Monitor with FreeSync 2 HDR

The Samsung C49RG90 is the latest ultra-wide to hit the market and takes things to the next level with the super ultrawide format. A quick glance at the specs you would think at 49 inches running at 5120 x 1440 QHD it is the most over the top and ridiculous thing possible. However, due to its 32:9 aspect ratio, this is comparable to two 27-inch 1440p monitors side by side minus the bezels, so, while this display is expansive, it is in fact perfectly sized if you like a dual monitor set-up. Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide Curved Gaming...

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ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q 4K 120Hz monitor launches in August for £1099

A couple of years ago multiple companies, including ASUS announced their Big Format Gaming Displays which were completely over the top and amazing. They did launch, some to middling reviews, and you can buy the HP OMEN X Emperium 65 display from Currys for a bargain £3,499.00. This year, a more sensible solution as put forward, both ASUS and Acer announced two 43-inch FreeSync monitors. The Acer Predator CG437K and the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q. The ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q does all the stuff you wanted from the Nvidia's Big Format Gaming Displays but in a smaller more affordable...

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Acer XV273k 144hz 4K HDR FreeSync / G-Sync Monitor Review Score 85%

Acer XV273k 144hz 4K HDR FreeSync / G-Sync Monitor Review

Last year both Acer and Asus launched the first 4K HDR 144Hz G-Sync monitors, being bleeding edge technology they commanded an astronomical price of over £2000. Even today, the Acer X27 will set you back around £1700. Granted, to run those monitors at their full potential you would need one, if not two £1000+ RTX2080 Ti graphics cards, so any potential buyer probably could afford it anyway. At IFA 2018 last year, Acer announced two new monitors, the Predator XB273K 4K UHD 144Hz G-SYNC Monitor and the Nitro XV273K Freesync priced at £1200 and £900 respectively. As most avid...

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The best G-Sync compatible gaming monitors for all budgets in 2019. 1080p, 1440p & 4K HDR 120Hz / 144Hz displays with FreeSync

Back when I first started building PCs, it was always a case of buying the largest but most affordable monitor going.  With budget builds costing hundreds, it can be difficult to bring yourself to pay another couple of hundred on a monitor. Similarly, if you have stretched your budget well over £1k you can easily end up spending £500+ on a monitor to make the most of it. The landscape has changed somewhat recently, and for the benefit of the consumer. In the past, if you had an Nvidia graphics card and wanted the best performance possible, you were...

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Acer Predator CG437K P announced 43-inch, 4K 144Hz, AdaptiveSync, DisplayHDR 1000 – £1300

Yesterday Acer held its Next@Acer where they appear to be increasingly focusing on delivering high-end extravagant products. During the announcement, possibly the most interesting product announced, for me, is the Predator CG437K P monitor. This is a massive 43-inch screen running at 4K with 144Hz variable refresh rate and DisplayHDR 1000. The variable refresh rate should play nicely with G-Sync. The monitor also has 90% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space. This is being advertised with console functionality too, and could be pre-empting next gen console performance. It is likely that the Predator CG437KP will support both HDMI and...

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Acer 27″ Predator X27 144Hz 4K/Ultra HD HDR IPS G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review Score 90%

Acer 27″ Predator X27 144Hz 4K/Ultra HD HDR IPS G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review

If you have the cash to drop over £1k on a GPU and the same again for the CPU, there is a good chance you want the best monitor on the market regardless of the cost. At the moment that gives you two choices, the ASUS 27″ ROG Swift 4K HDR which will set you back £2,179.99 on Scan or the Acer 27″ Predator X27 which is at a bargain price of £1,789.97. Acer Predator X27 27 Inch UHD Gaming Monitor, Black (IPS Panel, G-Sync, 144 Hz, 4 ms, HDR Ultra,... £2,050.29 in stock 2 new from £2,050.29 1...

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