Best 4K Gaming Monitors for PC 2019: 144 Hz to Budget

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hey nice job there, but can you pls take a look on this monitor too, I think personal its the best buy for the bucks if you want a 4k 144hz gaming monitor for around 800 dollars or less :)
Acer Nitro XV273
 

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Did Prices just explode all of a sudden?

Some of the best are back up to $2000 MSRP and not far below at retail. I thought we were seeing lower $1000's a week or so back.
Or maybe I just haven't been noticing, but I have been web "window shopping" these last weeks or so.
 
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Did Prices just explode all of a sudden?

Some of the best are back up to $2000 MSRP and not far below at retail. I thought we were seeing lower $1000's a week or so back.
Or maybe I just haven't been noticing, but I have been web "window shopping" these last weeks or so.
This list looks like the same one they released last time. If they haven't reviewed any standout 4kmonitors why change it?
 

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anything past 500$ is kind of useless, unless you also using it to "work" on it.
i can buy a 49" 4K tv with 120hz and local dimming for sub 1000 (even brands like sony),
and use a lower res like 1080 to play (tvs upscale 1080p content properly),
which would also reduce (4K related) input lag a bit and will not require a 1070.
 

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What about the Samsung CRG90 ? 49", super ultra wide 5120 x 1440 , HDR 1000, 120hz (overclockable to 144), native freesync. I ordered one, it's coming tomorrow to replace my 32" QHD 60Hz NoHDR really looking forward!!! only 1,200 Eur!!!
 
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Did Prices just explode all of a sudden?

Some of the best are back up to $2000 MSRP and not far below at retail. I thought we were seeing lower $1000's a week or so back.
Or maybe I just haven't been noticing, but I have been web "window shopping" these last weeks or so.
Typically stores will jack up the prices before Black Friday and then they can list a sale price and post a bigger difference - "Now $800 off the previous price"
 

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I'm curious with TomsHardware is going to start reviewing FreeSync TVs for gaming. You're bringing up the future of 4k OLED monitors coming, and Alienware's 55" being around $4000. Samsung's 8000 series and up (55" and up) have 4k, HDR and FreeSync. And LG's new firmware for most of their OLED TVs also enable FreeSync. All are much cheaper than Alienware's, even at bigger sizes.
 
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anyone advising a 27" monitor for 4k doesn't know how human eyes or screen resolution works. That's WAY TOO SMALL a screen for the human eyes to be able to tell the difference between 4k and 1440p unless you have the screen <6" from your face.

For 4k at average desktop distances (18") anything at or smaller then 32" is just a waste of pixels vs 1440p unless you have better then 20/20. now if the monitor is further then 18" (for a 32" monitor it probably should be) lets say 24", the monitor size for a 4k monitor should be around 37-42" at 24" from your face to be able to tell the difference from 1440p.

So all these 27" monitors at 4k are just a was of cash unless you plan to play with your nose on the screen, or you have eyes like a hawk. of course expecting a THG author to know this is probably expecting too much.
 

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I have owned the Acer Nitro XV273K for quite some time now and am very pleased I bought it. surprised to see it is now more than I paid for it in Acer's anniversary sale!

So many people like to parrot about 27" being too small or a waste for 4k, though to be honest I think once you get much beyond 8k 27" then I will start to agree, maybe.
- and I can give a Simple example of Why I say this:

Simply looking at an image containing poster at a steep angle from the cameras perspective that contains text. I actually saw this type of example in a review of this very monitor. In the example i saw they had two versions of the image available to view:
one at 1080p - text could not be read at all
one at 2160p - text could be made out pretty easily

Although that text could be read at 4k, this Clearly highlighted the limitations of even 4k at 27", something something which 8k at 27" would largely eliminate. Probably would require 16k at 27" to make it Hard to tell compared to reality in this situation. Our eyes are pretty amazing thankfully!

This applies to ALL objects in an image, but is less obvious when our minds process those parts of an image with less attention to detail than if you were trying to read even fairly large text.

This high pixel density translates to high quality images of the world seeming more like a window to the world rather than a rather flat looking picture of it.
 

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I bought an AOC U2870VQE 28" 4K 1ms response 60hz monitor for $350 five years ago. Pixels are all still great. Needs a 1080ti or better to perform well.

You would think that five years later either the prices for a comparable product would have dropped significantly or that for the same price, the speed would have increase to 120-144 hz or the screen size would have increased to 30-32",

For the last five years I've been upgrading my PC to get the max performance out of this monitor. The upcoming Nvidia 3080 GPU should pretty much max out this monitor and eliminate the need for any further PC upgrades.
 
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For the 10/7/2020 update, your headline is,

"Best 4K Gaming Monitors for PC 2020: 144Hz, Curved and More"

But there are no curved monitors in your list, as far as I can tell. You may want to update. Thanks,
 

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I'm curious with TomsHardware is going to start reviewing FreeSync TVs for gaming. You're bringing up the future of 4k OLED monitors coming, and Alienware's 55" being around $4000. Samsung's 8000 series and up (55" and up) have 4k, HDR and FreeSync. And LG's new firmware for most of their OLED TVs also enable FreeSync. All are much cheaper than Alienware's, even at bigger sizes.
No kidding.....toms really is going down the drain....pushing overpriced options from potential ad runners over way more sensible options for us consumers...

time to unsub from their RSS feed.

edit: apologies for the inappropriate use of f word..
 
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The irony. I fell into the trap of thinking the new 50" from Samsung Q80T, would have the same specs as the 55" and up. It does not, so no 120hz 4k for me. Not even 120hz 1440p. Nope, all 60hz. Same model, different inch, different quality. So... went searching for better options while being pissed at myself for making this mistake, and at Samsung. I find this article, see some nice screens. And... an add for the 50" Samsung Q80T screen under this post. Its haunting me.
 
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Anything less than 32 inch is to small for 4K.
Have been thinking to splurge and upgrading to a 34" monitor. Now I am seeing 38" monitors appearing (Alienware 38 inch). Is there really a big gaming difference or advantage going from a 32" to 38" screen?

I also see now a lot of "Monitor Arms" being used with especially the larger screens. It is said that many monitor stands are not high enough or adjustable to comfortable viewing heights? Your thoughts?
 

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