Ask DN: 4K Monitor - Recommendations?

over 5 years ago from Aaron S, Product Designer

  • Aaron SAaron S, over 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great reply Ewen! I didn't even consider getting a 1440, it seems like a great idea. So I decided to go with the Samsung, bought it yesterday. Tested it and tried it for about 2 hours. Colours are awful, you could tell there was a massive difference compared to my old HP Pavillion 23i, which was an IPS. So I've decided to go with the BenQ 4K (http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-BL3201PT-32-Inch-LCD-Monitor/dp/B00P8UFBA6/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1436689549&sr=1-1&keywords=benq+4k) I did some research and a lot of graphic professionals say its fantastic. I'm returning the old Samsung, getting a full refund, and buying myself this bad boy.

    What are your thoughts, do you recon I've done the right thing?

    Thanks again for the advice!

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    • E BensleyE Bensley, over 5 years ago

      Hey. I've had a look through all the reviews and this actually seems like an awesome choice. This covers the colour issue which for me was the biggest deal breaker. There's some good info on whirlpool (which is an Aus tech forum, I'm sure there's an equivalent for your area) which seems to indicate it's really good, especially the colour reproduction, so I'd say this is definitely the way to go.

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      • Dustin CartwrightDustin Cartwright, over 5 years ago

        Not much help now, but the vast majority of IPS panels (accurate color reproduction) won't be able to deliver better than 4-6ms response times. Monitors with a 1-2ms response are typically TN, and suffer from color problems.

        While it's always great to hunt down the best option, I promise you that an extra 3ms on the response time won't kill your gaming ;). Unless you're a serious competitive gamer on the side, you'll be fine.

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