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ASUS XG438Q 43 inch 120Hz 4K announced

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by El_MUERkO, Jan 8, 2019.

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  1. Greebo

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    Lol hence me saying displayport 2.0 will be with us as "soon" as hdmi 2.1. Its quite sad on the lead times.

    Its bad full stop with monitors though. A new one is announced and shown at shows then one year to 18 months later its finally available to buy and by then its out of date and behind the times.

    I am still rocking my Benq 32" 4k 60hz ips screen i bought for £450 several years ago. I would like to upgrade to a hdr 100hz or 120hz screen of similar size but suspect i will be waiting a few years more.

    And at £450 it was a top quality screen with great colour matching and semi pro for photo work as well as being able to overclock to 75hz and has freesync built in. No light bleed either.
     
  2. DrCheese

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  3. Greebo

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    That was announced back in January that it was going to have DSC,. I have said all along monitor manufacturers have missed a trick by not putting DSC on for the next couple of years until hdmi 2.1 and DP2 is out.
     
  4. Vega

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    Ya AUO announced that they were doing a 4K/120/600 nit version of the panel and a slightly modified 4K/144/1000 nit version. So ASUS and Acer will probably launch both. The latter is supposed to be like $300 more expensive.
     
  5. El_MUERkO

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    Did a search to see is any pre-order pricing had popped up, one site has it listed for £1181.
     
  6. Dave2150

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    Not bad,
    Looking forward to reviews

    Hopefully big Navi will arrive soon to power it, my Radeon 7 will struggle at 4K
     
  7. roysters

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    yeah i may bite at that price. Only thing id like to know is if you drop the resolution to 1440p can you get 144hz...
     
  8. Legend

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    Cropped up elsewhere for £1126 I see. I'm definitely waiting for TFT Central's review though. I did see someone on a forum who already has one complaining about contrast shifting, but not sure how close they were sat. VA is definitely more susceptible to this, and with 43", if you're sat too close it would be unavoidable I'm sure. Personally, I'm pretty much going to be bang on 1m away. I have a 32" 4K at present.
     
  9. Greebo

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    Problem is I used to notice colour shifting on my 24" VA. I am not sure at normal desktop viewing distance that you could avoid it with 43". Really should have been curved IMO.
     
  10. Legend

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    Probably. Coming from IPS, it's my biggest concern. Just replacing bleed and IPS glow with another issue! Pfft, always a compromise!!
     
  11. roysters

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    So these are actually in stock now on other sites... I wonder how long before OCUK get them.
     
  12. jim-mcintosh

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    Just noticed TFTCentral have put a notice up saying review due mid September. I can hang on for that.
     
  13. Greebo

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    Annoyingly he is been slow as he got the monitor for review over a week ago but he has promised his readers he is going to finish reviewing the monitors hes already got and not even going to open the box yet, :(
     
  14. JediFragger

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    You can always get a refund. Oh wait...

    Have a little patience eh, if I were him I'd push it back another week just to shut you up :D
     
  15. JediFragger

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    @Baddass I know you're a bit snowed under at present but if possible if you could post a 'first impressions' snipit for us when you set it up it would be appreciated :) Np if not ;)
     
  16. Baddass

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    i've got it set up and testing it currently. first impressions are "it's massive!" :). too big for regular close up desktop use imo, but that's not the target market for something like this anyway. you'll have to hang on until the review is written i'm afraid for proper analysis
     
  17. JediFragger

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    Ok thanks BA, I'm one of the nutters who'd want it for normal desktop use ;) :D :p
     
  18. Legend

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    That's what she said... :p

    In all seriousness though, how close is "close up desktop use"... would about 1m away be OK? I'm aware of the dimensions and have tried to figure out how that will sit, but it's tricky to properly visualise.
     
  19. JediFragger

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    I'd be about 65/70cm personally.
     
  20. roysters

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    found a review i chinese if anyone can trasnlate.. lol



    The more i see it the more i want it... oh i might wait for the ACER 144 version...

    Will also be using on my desktop. Go big oe go home :eek: