Acer 24" XF240H Full HD FreeSync 1ms 144Hz Gaming Monitor £189.97 - Laptops Direct
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Acer 24" XF240H Full HD FreeSync 1ms 144Hz Gaming Monitor £189.97 - Laptops Direct

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Found 16th Jan
Decent Deal for a 144hz 1080p monitor.
Was 239.98!


What stands out
  • 144hz refresh rate and 1ms response time ensure even the most fast-paced games run smoothly
  • TN Panel which provides lower power consumption and a better response and refresh rate.
  • It’s Full HD which brings out detail and colour in everything for a crisp and clear display
  • AMD FreeSync matches the display's refresh rate with the frames output of your computer’s display card for stutter-free gaming
  • Reduces blue light emissions to help lessen eye fatigue, so you can game for longer in comfort
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Not IPS
Edited by: "MrPleasant_exe" 16th Jan
Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would pay nearly £200 for a 24" 1080P TN display when you can get a whopping 32" 1440P display with 75HZ MVA panel and AMD Freesync for (virtually) the same price at £199.99: hotukdeals.com/dea…029

Yes the deal one had slightly better response but only a tiny fraction of people would notice or care. Anyway, each to their own but I'm afraid it has to be cold from me when you can get far bigger and better specced screens for the same price...
ST312317 m ago

Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would …Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would pay nearly £200 for a 24" 1080P TN display when you can get a whopping 32" 1440P display with 75HZ MVA panel and AMD Freesync for (virtually) the same price at £199.99: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aoc-32-2560x1440-va-75hz-freesync-widescreen-led-monitor-19999-from-amazon-2857029Yes the deal one had slightly better response but only a tiny fraction of people would notice or care. Anyway, each to their own but I'm afraid it has to be cold from me when you can get far bigger and better specced screens for the same price...


Not everyone likes a 32" monitor on a desk. Also 1440p isn't always better for gaming if your rig is only really powerful enough for 1080p as it scales awfully.
But for non-gaming that other monitor would obviously win.
I recently purchased the 1440p version of this and was worried about the TN panel as I've been using IPS for years. I'm seriously impressed by it, not too much different than my IPS. Yes, the viewing angles aren't as good but it's never been an issue as I sit right in front of it. Modern TN panels are really good and no where near as bad as everyone makes out. I only use it for gaming though so colour accuracy isn't very important
ST31231 h, 52 m ago

Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would …Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would pay nearly £200 for a 24" 1080P TN display when you can get a whopping 32" 1440P display with 75HZ MVA panel and AMD Freesync for (virtually) the same price at £199.99:


Would rather have the 24inch 1080p 144hz than 32inch at 1440p now if it was a 27inch then thats a different story.

NA,VA,IPS is nothing but a folk tale
ST31232 h, 33 m ago

Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would …Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would pay nearly £200 for a 24" 1080P TN display when you can get a whopping 32" 1440P display with 75HZ MVA panel and AMD Freesync for (virtually) the same price at £199.99: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aoc-32-2560x1440-va-75hz-freesync-widescreen-led-monitor-19999-from-amazon-2857029Yes the deal one had slightly better response but only a tiny fraction of people would notice or care. Anyway, each to their own but I'm afraid it has to be cold from me when you can get far bigger and better specced screens for the same price...



Both are awful.
ollie8713 m ago

Both are awful.


Be interested to know why? Don't know anything about the OPs monitor but the one I suggested gets near universal good reviews. Pretty useless comment without any suggestions as to what is not 'awful'...
ST31231 h, 37 m ago

Be interested to know why? Don't know anything about the OPs monitor but …Be interested to know why? Don't know anything about the OPs monitor but the one I suggested gets near universal good reviews. Pretty useless comment without any suggestions as to what is not 'awful'...


1440p at 32 inches is awful (91.79 pixels per inch)
1080p at 24 inches is awful (91.79 pixels per inch)

Anything over 100 is ideal, if you want 1080p and on your desk pick a 22 inch (or smaller) display, if you want 1440p then pick a 29 inch (or smaller) display.

Granted neither of those things apply if you're going to be sat the other side of a room, but you'd not want a monitor over 35-40 inches in that case any way, we have those, they're called TVs.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Jan
27" screen is cheaper at Ebuyer: ebuyer.com/755…010


Although only 60hz refresh rate.
ollie872 h, 24 m ago

1440p at 32 inches is awful (91.79 pixels per inch)1080p at 24 inches is …1440p at 32 inches is awful (91.79 pixels per inch)1080p at 24 inches is awful (91.79 pixels per inch)Anything over 100 is ideal, if you want 1080p and on your desk pick a 22 inch (or smaller) display, if you want 1440p then pick a 29 inch (or smaller) display.Granted neither of those things apply if you're going to be sat the other side of a room, but you'd not want a monitor over 35-40 inches in that case any way, we have those, they're called TVs.


Wholly subjective, who said it's awful? Just you or is there some kind of study behind it? Personally prefer a larger display so I can see everything clearly and comfortably without having to squint, if the PPI is a bit lower I couldn't care less. High PPI is overrated IMHO. I had a 28" 4K before my current 32" 1440P and I hated it! I had to run high scaling in Windows to see anything and then you get certain programs that don't scale well and look wrong. With 32" 1440P you can leave the Windows scaling at 100% where it belongs and enjoy everything at the correct size and still see clearly and be able to enjoy the extended desktop space.

Plus 1440P isn't a bad resolution to run at 32", about mid range I'd say as there are even 1080P 32" monitors about, now even I would draw the line with them...
ST312310 m ago

Wholly subjective, who said it's awful? Just you or is there some kind of …Wholly subjective, who said it's awful? Just you or is there some kind of study behind it? Personally prefer a larger display so I can see everything clearly and comfortably without having to squint, if the PPI is a bit lower I couldn't care less. High PPI is overrated IMHO. I had a 28" 4K before my current 32" 1440P and I hated it! I had to run high scaling in Windows to see anything and then you get certain programs that don't scale well and look wrong. With 32" 1440P you can leave the Windows scaling at 100% where it belongs and enjoy everything at the correct size and still see clearly and be able to enjoy the extended desktop space. Plus 1440P isn't a bad resolution to run at 32", about mid range I'd say as there are even 1080P 32" monitors about, now even I would draw the line with them...


Google "what is screen scaling", if you're squinting you're doing it wrong.
ST31239 h, 9 m ago

Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would …Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would pay nearly £200 for a 24" 1080P TN display when you can get a whopping 32" 1440P display with 75HZ MVA panel and AMD Freesync for (virtually) the same price at £199.99: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aoc-32-2560x1440-va-75hz-freesync-widescreen-led-monitor-19999-from-amazon-2857029Yes the deal one had slightly better response but only a tiny fraction of people would notice or care. Anyway, each to their own but I'm afraid it has to be cold from me when you can get far bigger and better specced screens for the same price...


Gaming monitor VA panels tend to have a lot of motion blur and ghosting compared to TN or IPS panels, though their contrast levels are to be admired.
ST31239 h, 23 m ago

Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would …Will probably get some flak for this, but TBH I don't see why anyone would pay nearly £200 for a 24" 1080P TN display when you can get a whopping 32" 1440P display with 75HZ MVA panel and AMD Freesync for (virtually) the same price at £199.99: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aoc-32-2560x1440-va-75hz-freesync-widescreen-led-monitor-19999-from-amazon-2857029Yes the deal one had slightly better response but only a tiny fraction of people would notice or care. Anyway, each to their own but I'm afraid it has to be cold from me when you can get far bigger and better specced screens for the same price...


This is double the refresh rate. Maybe overall it's better value but it deosn't mean it's better then a different monitor offering different specifications at a cheaper price. That other monitor seems to have ghosting too, which is a put off.
Edited by: "Trick1" 16th Jan
UncleBensRice22 m ago

Gaming monitor VA panels tend to have a lot of motion blur and ghosting …Gaming monitor VA panels tend to have a lot of motion blur and ghosting compared to TN or IPS panels, though their contrast levels are to be admired.


Yes, the aoc 32" i recommend does exhibit a bit of ghosting but i find it pretty easy to ignore once i get used to it. Contrast does more than make up for it, never seen such good blacks on a screen, none of the shades of gray a lot of panels suffer with.

Guess there is always a trade off...
VA is terrible no matter how much I tried to like it also watching movies was a nightmare
I think that VA, IPS and TN, as well at the subsets of some of the three types, all have their limitations.
It depends which you can live with and your needs.

My BenQ 27" 1440p IPS designer monitor is particularly good. Hardly no glow at all and is colour reproduction and uniformity is great.
When I tried a Samsung £800 34" VA panel I returned that for various reasons but I was not that impressed with the colour reproduction and shift across the screen. The black crush and slight smearing was also not good. Perhaps I expected better when paying that sort of money tho.
In the end I kept my 27" BenQ as my primary and got a 25" Dell 1440p IPS as my secondary monitor.
I did find that a 24" at 1080p to be a little blurry by comparison.

Even with its limitations and issues if you win the panel lottery then I'm happy enough with an IPS panel.

Each to their own.
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