Monoprice CrystalPro 28-Inch 4K Monitor Review

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milkod2001

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Looking at Amazon link with price:$749 and other Amazon links for monitors from well established brands(cheaper) ,this Monoprice TN looks like bad attempt for joke.



 
i wish it was IPS too!
i also wish it was a 22-24" display. IMO woulda helped with viewing angle issues that plague TN-based monitors i.e. smaller size leads to less need for eye movement, sharper image from higher PPI.
 

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The price is $429 for this 4k monoprice monitor, thanks for the review you guys listen to requests much appreciated.
 

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Wow, Monoprice FINALLY managed to produce a display which isn't completely useless like their previous products with no backlight/brightness control.

Seems well built and the factory calibration is decent but $575 for TN, 60Hz...and most importantly and not surprisingly, only 850:1 contrast ratio (which Tom's calls "Good contrast" LOL).... as with all 4K TNs, all it has going for it is the high resolution. No other compelling reason to buy it, many other compelling reasons for other displays.
 

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they just had a sale that ended it was $429 I have the promo in my email, I'm expecting the price to fall again to that price

 

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right now; today, 2/18 on AMAZON; this monitor is $750
Dell P2815Q = $409
Samsung U28D590D = $529
both are UHD, HUNDREDs of dollars cheaper from brands with better reputations, and based on what Tom's knows about the panel it's all from the same Manufacturer, so...why get the Monoprice one again? adjustable stand for an extra $200 maybe? i don't get it...
 

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The BenQ XL2420G is in the lab right now. The review should be up early next month.

-Christian-
 

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For those citing the $749 price from Amazon: Why would you not by a Monoprice product direct from Monprice at the much lower price?
 

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Well first, you can get the Monoprice model at Monoprice for only $575, so $50 for the adjustable stand and extra inputs can be justified. Second, the Dell display is only 30 Hz.
 

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"Until VA panels make the jump to 4K resolution". I didn't get this part. 39-40 inches 4K VA panels are on market since the last 2 years. The Philips 40" monitor is capable of true 60Hz operation and the Seiki 39" works at 30Hz, but displays 1080p content at 120Hz and has near perfect sRGB coverage.
 

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After using a 30 inch 2560 x 1600 the last 5 years, 28 inches and 4K is just too small. Waiting for Phillips to bring their 40 inch 4K monitor out this year for less and a grand.
 

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For people saying 4k is not affordable, two 970GTX are about 700$ and offer good performances around 60fps maxed out without AA and filtering.

Another thing, you don't need any AA or filtering at that resolution so you gain 25% of more performance.

Metal Gear SOlid ground zeroes run at max with a single 290x at 45fps-60fps average outdoor and 60fps in cinematics. The only game not able to run at 4k with my system is Watch DOgs... and I don't care.
 
I'll keep waiting for an IPS to come within the price range of this. It will happen. With that said, does anyone have any experience running a 4K monitor at a lower resolution like say 1440p? I'd like to know what it looks like compared to my native 27" Dell 1440p. I know it won't look better and might even look worse, but if it looks the same I'd really like to know.
 

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The problem with previous AHVA 4K panels was not the refresh rate, but rather the limitation that was caused by using only an HDMI 1.4b port (30Hz limit @ 4K). DisplayPort 1.3 will resolve the refresh rate limit issue as it fully supports 120Hz @ 4K.
 
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