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New 144hz 4k monitor spotted, INSANE PRICES!!!

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Phixsator, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. carrot1401

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    Who knows what the future holds? My 1080 should be able to play some games at 4k and low/med at decent fps, and as others have mentioned, you usually stick with monitors longer than graphics cards. I'll be keeping my eye on this nearer to Christmas...
     
  2. 4K8KW10

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    Yup, with a good quality 24" 4K 60Hz, I would have no intention to upgrade ever. Only after a defect / when the monitor stops working at all. This might mean 10 years or even 15 years...
    Even if there are upgrade paths to 8K 60Hz and 4K 120/144Hz.
     
  3. tyler_jrb

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    Could get an OLED for that kind of price and still have change to spare.
     
  4. mjallan123

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    Not necessarily. I bought a PG279Q from this very website on 9th Nov 2015 for £749.99

    It is now being sold today for £799.99

    So it's taken 2.5 years to actually increase by £50.
     
  5. Quartz

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    There has been stagnation in the market. These new monitors will shake that up. Remember how expensive 4K monitors were originally? About £2500. A year or so later, I bought my Samsung 4K for £400.
     
  6. Squid Vicious

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    Agree on all your points and this does feel similar to 4k rollout (I was literally following market and waited long time before I could jump on for less than a grand).

    Also expect that they're initially positioning at this price to enable them to keep pricing high on the existing high-end monitors.

    Prices will come down - just annoyed that I have to wait... again (to get it at reasonable price!) and also... where's my 32" one - 27" pfft...
     
  7. mjallan123

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    That's true, but only because of competition. There is no competition in the highend gaming monitor space except between ASUS and ACER.

    There is nothing like 4K 120Hz coming from anyone else in the foreseeable future so I don't see these prices dropping, if these are indeed the prices.

    Don't mean to sound pessimistic and I do hope that prices go down. I just don't see it happening.
     
  8. mjallan123

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    Also just checked the PG278QR which is essentially a 4 year old monitor and that's still RRPing for £600 despite it being a TN. The release of the PG279Q did not drop the price of the PG278Q at all.
     
  9. Quartz

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    For now. If the monitors sell then others will jump in. I would prefer to purchase from a higher tier supplier like Dell or LG or Iiyama. Hopefully they are waiting in the wings.

    Time will tell.
     
  10. Stu

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  11. JediFragger

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    Haloing even with FALD, and £2k+ !!!??? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    No.
     
  12. Stu

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  13. tyler_jrb

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    Let me repeat that. £2k for a 27" display.

    Not to mention HDR only works up to 98hz.

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  14. JediFragger

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    :eek:
     
  15. Nexus18

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    Again....

    *Strokes my £1099 55" 4k OLED true HDR TV"

    :D :p ;)
     
  16. chaparral

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    You mean you could get screen & image retention for that kind of price and still have change to spare....:p
     
  17. Baddass

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    Bet that’s great for desktop use and pc gaming
     
  18. Baddass

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    You’d need a lot more dimming zones to remove haloing although a 384 zone FALD will still be better than an edge lit, low number of zones backlight when it comes to HDR. mini LED and micro LED in the future will bring more improvements for LCD tech too
     
  19. Stu

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    What do they say makes people go blind? Too much stroking or sitting 2 feet from a 1000 nit OLED TV?

    Both together can't be good! :eek::p
     
  20. Nexus18

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    Yup halo'ing +bloom will always be a problem with local dimming.

    Saying that, recent developments in edge lit dimming technology for TVs are actually pretty good now:



    Don't use it for desktop (my monitor is for any desktop usage) but yes it is fantastic for PC gaming especially in 120HZ mode :)

    haha :D

    You can safely rule the second point out anyway :p, I sit 7/8 feet from mine.