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** NEW LG MONITORS - INCLUDING 2 EXCLUSIVE TO OCUK!!! **

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by NikTheSHNIK, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. ShaolinDreams

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

    Posts: 3,497

    Location: London, UK

    We need an official update... What's going on? You have our money, where are our goods? When are the pre-orders going to be fulfilled?
     
  2. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 20,675

    Are you certain about this bit:?


    If so that really sucks, when I ordered there was noting on the product page or LG's site about the HDMI connection being gimped >.>
     
  3. Baddass

    Don

    Joined: Jan 12, 2003

    Posts: 19,896

    Location: UK

    Yes it’s confirmed on AMDs site too here

    https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors

    You can Just use DP for 144Hz though can’t you?
     
  4. gh_pics

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    Joined: Aug 22, 2019

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    Linus just dropped a video on the ASUS VG27AQ looks fairly similar to the LG but with added black flame insertion with variable refresh rate turned on. Seems like a better bet for purely gaming but don't think the colours are as good as the LG.
     
  5. ubersonic

    Capodecina

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    Damn that sucks, I'll have to think hard about keeping my pre-order, especially after seeing that new ASUS VG27AQ.

    My laptop's primary output is HDMI, the DP and USB-C are only secondary so if I use them for centre monitor the BIOS/Windows splash screens show on the left/right monitor (I know it's minor but it irritates me).
     
  6. gh_pics

    Associate

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    And I thought I had OCD xD
     
  7. Rawr

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    The big problem is the price seems to be way dearer in the UK than in the US. I'd like to believe that's because it's not readily available here yet, but, considering the PG279Q is significantly dearer in the UK than the US as well, I don't really have much faith.
     
  8. Krono5

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 16, 2008

    Posts: 1,055

    Just been told the next batch of the GL850's is due in mid September, no idea if I'm in that. Not sure what "mid" means but most European shops have preorders for 27th/28th (I was shopping around to see if anywhere outside US had stock).
     
  9. starmanwarz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2006

    Posts: 1,846

    Please excuse my ignorance but I gotta ask, why is everyone so fussed about this monitor? Isn't the Gigabyte Aorus one very similar to this?
     
  10. billysielu

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    because they marketing-lied and said it was 1ms IPS
     
  11. starmanwarz

    Wise Guy

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    Why does everyone want to buy it then :p
     
  12. billysielu

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    people buy all sorts of things \o/
     
  13. Baddass

    Don

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    Location: UK

    It’s one of the best 27” 144Hz IPS models you can buy and it’s also at a very competitive price point. There’s a lot more to it than the advertised 1ms response time :)
     
  14. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

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    Just a shame about the very poor contrast ratio and rather high black depth...... given that I am already extremely sensitive to this and blacks in general, this is going to be no good.
     
  15. ubersonic

    Capodecina

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    Couple of major differences that swayed my choice:

    1. LG make their own IPS panels then design a monitor around them (or sell them to Dell to build Ultrasharp monitors around) whereas Gigabyte (and most monitor companies) design a monitor then shop around for a good deal on panels to put in it.
    2. If you already own LG/Dell panels in a multi monitor setup it means you can swap one out and it will look visually similar both in the bezel and colour temperature/settings departments.
    3. The Gigabyte has a huge stand that make the monitor take up an almost CRT level of desk space (meaning you can't move it as far back without it hitting a wall or falling off the desk).
    4. The Gigabyte has stupid RGB aids.
     
  16. jarvis82

    Gangster

    Joined: May 10, 2008

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    Location: Sandhurst, United Kingdom

    Rang up yesterday to query possible restock date - was told LG are shipping around the 23rd, so should be available for dispatch by the end of the month. Went ahead and submitted a pre-order online.

    Then... at some stage last night my DPD app tells me the parcel has been received and will be delivered today?! WTF? Guess the wrong thing has been sent.
     
  17. gh_pics

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    Wish it was coming today @NikTheSHNIK any update on when we might see them? Legend has it 23rd
     
  18. InvkrMainr

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    Appreciate the honesty here, thank you.

    However... whenever I hear any company give these cases of "ah conversation rate has changed so we need to make up for it".. you never EVER see them 'undo' the change if the conversation rate recovers.

    I almost guarantee you that if it was to come back up to 1.30 even, you wouldn't touch the price, and I don't blame you. But hey... always a first for everything.
     
  19. Pottsey

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    Joined: May 29, 2006

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    There is a good reason for that. They cannot drop the price as soon as the rate recovers as that would cause them to lose money and if they do that to much go bankrupt. OCUK are known to drop the price but not the instant rates recover as that's not how stock levels work.
     
  20. Smiley_ie

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    Anyone news on these or anyone receive a update ?