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Best monitor for under £400

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Richard Elliss, May 24, 2020.

  1. Richard Elliss

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    Hi all. I'm looking for a good 25-27" monitor for under £400. Google doesn't help much so what's people's opinions.
    Doesn't need to be 4k
     
  2. StevieP

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    What is your PC spec and what is the intended use?
     
  3. Richard Elliss

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    It's a pretty old rig. GTX1080 GPU but I'm upgrading the system to an intermediate Firefly setup very soon. A bit of future proofing would be good
     
  4. Richard Elliss

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    But gaming mainly with some video editing too
     
  5. StevieP

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    27" appears to be the "sweet spot" goes at 1440p gaming - the LG27GL850 seems to be well regarded but is a bit out of your intended budget.

    A mate of mine has just bought the Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q and is very happy with it - but again circa £100 over budget!

    Maybe look at the equivalent models with a 24" screen?

    Really you should be looking for an IPS screen with a decent refresh rate!
     
  6. Quartz

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    Take a look at the Iiyama 3440x1440 - but check out the forum thread first.
     
  7. random_matt

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    B-stock might have something, overclockers may take offers.
     
  8. MissChief

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    Nice you go UW you never go back!
     
  9. Richard Elliss

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  10. StevieP

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    Looks very nice - it's a VA panel rather than IPS but mine is a VA panel and I've never had a problem with it!

    Probably best to do some research between IPS and VA (and TN for that matter) to see what is and isn't important to you in terms of usage - then go shopping accordingly!
     
  11. Fyter

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    LG 27GL850 if you wait for deals. Best IPS gaming monitor running at 144hz with decent response times at the cost of contrast ratio.
     
  12. Ryanr1987

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    I think IPS is so overrated for picture quality. Most of them struggle to give a 900:1 contrast ratio and even the best ones are around 1200:1..dark scenes get butchered and for dark room viewing, forget it. I best I've seen in a long time is the Agon 273QX, phenomenal picture.
     
  13. Richard Elliss

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  14. Ryanr1987

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  15. Richard Elliss

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    Just as an update on this I went for the AGON in the end. Freakishly stunning. Very happy
     
  16. merlin6r

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  17. Ezyryder

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    I bought a 27GL83A-B, which is a 27Gl850-B without the USB ports at the back for less than £400 a couple of months ago.