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

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. Key Specs All three monitors are 49-inch…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Asus ROG Strix XG438Q a 43-inch DisplayHDR 600 120Hz 4K announced at CES
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Asus ROG Strix XG438Q a 43-inch DisplayHDR 600 120Hz 4K announced at CES

While Big Format Gaming Displays (BGFD) sound amazing they will be quite niche due to their size and price. Asus may have a great alternative with the ROG Strix XG438Q which is a a 43-inch DisplayHDR 600 screen which offers 90% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space and support for local dimming and 120Hz refresh…

$5k HP Omen X Emperium 65-inch 4k 144hz G-Sync HDR Monitor with Soundbar announced at CES
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$5k HP Omen X Emperium 65-inch 4k 144hz G-Sync HDR Monitor with Soundbar announced at CES

Last year Nvidia announced the Big Format Gaming Display that were 65-inches and capable of 4K HDR at 120 Hz. No products have materialised from that announcement in 2018, but it looks like HP will be one of the first to deliver. The monster HP Omen X Emperium uses a 64.5-inch 8-bit AMVA panel featuring…

Acer Nitro RG270 AMD FreeSync Full HD 75Hz 27″ LED Gaming Monitor Review (RG270bmiix)
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Acer Nitro RG270 AMD FreeSync Full HD 75Hz 27″ LED Gaming Monitor Review (RG270bmiix)

During my time with the well-priced entry-level Nitro N50 gaming PC, I was using the Acer Nitro RG270 gaming monitor that was sent with it. This is an attractive slim bezel AMD FreeSync enabled 27-inch monitor running at 1920 x 1080p with a refresh rate of 75 Hz. Some gaming communities might immediately dismiss a…

LG 32UK550 31.5 Inch 4K Display with DCI-P3, HDR10, & FreeSync for $500

LG 32UK550 31.5 Inch 4K Display with DCI-P3, HDR10, & FreeSync for $500

4K monitors have become increasingly common and at an affordable price, but a large number of them are 27″, which is OK for gaming but for office work you have to using scaling which then reduces the screen real estate benefits of 4K. LG is starting to introduce larger 4K screens at an affordable price point…

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