Question 32 Inch 1440p Help

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I have been studying and comparing my tail off looking for the best 1440p 32" curved monitor. I am pretty sure I want to go with a VA panel as I like my blacks really dark and rich. My price range is $400+-. I wouldn't mind spending a little more but it would have to be worth it. I'm currently looking at Asus Tuff and Strict monitors and also the G5 and G7 from Samsung. Please let me.know your thoughts.
 
Do you have your heart set on it being a curved display, because if not there is a VERY good 32" 1440p panel from LG that is very reasonably priced and supports both G-sync and Freesync, and has excellent color and contrast as well as just about every other metric especially considering the low price. These days LG panels are REALLY worth looking at, as they've made great strides at becoming one of the top display manufacturers and have a lot of very good products at all price ranges.

If you are 100% set on a curved display, then I can't offer any direct, practical advice there since I've used but not owned any curved displays and have been somewhat less than enthusiastic about them after having used them. Some really like them, and some of us could really take them or leave them, with leaving them probably likely.
 

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Do you have your heart set on it being a curved display, because if not there is a VERY good 32" 1440p panel from LG that is very reasonably priced and supports both G-sync and Freesync, and has excellent color and contrast as well as just about every other metric especially considering the low price. These days LG panels are REALLY worth looking at, as they've made great strides at becoming one of the top display manufacturers and have a lot of very good products at all price ranges.

If you are 100% set on a curved display, then I can't offer any direct, practical advice there since I've used but not owned any curved displays and have been somewhat less than enthusiastic about them after having used them. Some really like them, and some of us could really take them or leave them, with leaving them probably likely.
I have never owned a curved monitor and would really like to try one. Do you think the ultragear LG curved panels would be as good? And shoot me a link to the monitor your talking about I will at least look at it.
 
This is the monitor I most recommend when anybody is looking at a 32" 1440p panel, and doesn't want it to equal the cost of a new car down payment. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it's on sale anywhere right now, but it goes on sale ALL the time, more often than not one retailer or another will have it on sale so I'm surprised it isn't right now. Few days ago this was like 299.00, now it's like a hundred bucks more, but if you can wait a week or two and keep checking on PC Partpicker (Or just checking daily on Amazon, B&H Photo, Newegg, Etc.) I'd bet you'll find it back at 299.00 again very soon.


Well, actually, seems on sale right now on Amazon for 296.99

https://www.amazon.com/LG-32GK650F-B-Monitor-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B07FLGR2PN

and yes, I think the curved LG ultragear panels are probably just as good as any, but as always, if you are looking at a specific panel model then try to find a professional review on a site like Rtings, Techspot, Tom's hardware, etc., and if there isn't one then USUALLY it's because it's either not worth the time to review because it's a low cost entry level budget product (Or worse, it's a piece of junk) OR it's too new for anybody to have reviewed it yet in which case it's also probably not super likely that any of us have had our hands on one either yet.
 
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This is the monitor I most recommend when anybody is looking at a 32" 1440p panel, and doesn't want it to equal the cost of a new car down payment. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it's on sale anywhere right now, but it goes on sale ALL the time, more often than not one retailer or another will have it on sale so I'm surprised it isn't right now. Few days ago this was like 299.00, now it's like a hundred bucks more, but if you can wait a week or two and keep checking on PC Partpicker (Or just checking daily on Amazon, B&H Photo, Newegg, Etc.) I'd bet you'll find it back at 299.00 again very soon.


Well, actually, seems on sale right now on Amazon for 296.99

https://www.amazon.com/LG-32GK650F-B-Monitor-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B07FLGR2PN

and yes, I think the curved LG ultragear panels are probably just as good as any, but as always, if you are looking at a specific panel model then try to find a professional review on a site like Rtings, Techspot, Tom's hardware, etc., and if there isn't one then USUALLY it's because it's either not worth the time to review because it's a low cost entry level budget product (Or worse, it's a piece of junk) OR it's too new for anybody to have reviewed it yet in which case it's also probably not super likely that any of us have had our hands on one either yet.
Is it G Synch compatible?
 
I have read that. I have also read that IPS panels suffer when it comes to a true black image. If that's not the case I wouldn't mind one at all.
Yes IPS have a weaker contrast ratio relative to VA, as such blacks are not as 'black' as VA, but they are better in most other respects.

I have read that a lot. They seem to "bleed" light.
Only ever had an issue with backlight bleed on cheaper IPS panels. If your referring to IPS glow, then yes they have a slight glow to them on a black background. I find it very very subtle, it would depend on the ambient light, the brightness of your monitor, the panel itself ect..

In short, if you want OLED deep blacks then no you will not get them on an IPS panel. VA won't give that either but it will do a better job of blacks than IPS. So if your watching movies in the dark and staring straight at the monitor you may prefer VA.

However IPS has better colour reproduction, significantly better viewing angles and don't suffer as much from ghosting or dark smearing at high refresh rates. They are also usually more expensive.

Lots of good VA monitors about, the Samsung G7 is very good but be aware it has a very aggressive curve. Also bare in mind that you want to be sitting straight in front of the monitor and not at an angle with VA.
 
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What monitor do you currently have?
The one in my signature - Dell S2721D 27. My previous monitor was also IPS, but it didn't have such a glow and reflection like this one. This dell monitor that I have now is matte too, but still not as good matte as my previous Philips. I still can see reflection of myself when there's a sun in the room, it's just blurry reflection.
 
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The one in my signature - Dell S2721D 27. My previous monitor was also IPS, but it didn't have such a glow and reflection like this one. This dell monitor that I have now is matte too, but still not as good matte as my previous Philips. I still can see reflection of myself when there's a sun in the room, it's just blurry reflection.
That's good that you are familiar with IPS then. If at all possible I would have a look at some VA panels in store, both technologies have their strengths and weaknesses.
 

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What are your thoughts on the Gigabyte M32Q? Rtings has it as their top pick under the G7. It barely edged out the LG model respectively. It is an IPS screen but has excellent uniformity. Thanks
 

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I've had both IPS and VA panels, and considering all the pros and cons of each, I highly prefer VA.At least, if we are talking about more modern models. I like my blacks, black, among other things.
Right on. I am also a huge fan of blacks. Let me tell you where I'm at. I'm trying to somewhat future proof my monitor. I am running a 1080ti card at the moment. I know this card isn't going to push up into the 160hz range on the games I play at ultra settings. Probably closer to 90 to 120hz. I will be upgrading my card next year sometime when my buddy upgrades his. He always has the latest and greatest and I end up buying his used card every 4 years. He currently has a 3080 which should run way up into the 170+hz range no problem. I want the best monitor I can get currently that will still run relatively well with the 1080ti with limited ghosting. The thing that's killing me is the lower contrast rating that most ips monitors have, usually sub 1000. If I could throw out $700 I would just buy a G7 but I just can't do it right now. You will notice that I am also ok with a flat panel now as well, had to bend a little to get better quality. So that's where I'm at. Wish there weren't so many dang choices lol.
 
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Yep. That seems to be a good choice especially if you need or want the 165hz refresh rate, but, it's also 100 bucks more and while165hz SOUNDS appealing versus 144hz, for me anyhow I don't think I could justify the extra hundred bucks just to get an extra 21hz refresh rate that it's practically impossible for the human eye to see the difference in anyhow. The newer model does seemingly have a bit less input lag though, so that's always a beneficial feature, but again, for me at least, probably not worth an extra 100 bucks.

Looks like maybe you can get that newer model at Amazon though for just 359.00 instead of 399.00, so for just 60 bucks more seems a lot more worth it.
 
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