Acer CB241HQK 23.6" 4K2K IPS Monitor - £199.98 - Ebuyer
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Acer CB241HQK 23.6" 4K2K IPS Monitor - £199.98 - Ebuyer

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Found 14th Jun 2016
Seems to be about the cheapest 24" IPS 4K screen around and is at least £300 most other retailers.
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Can't seem to find any reviews on this model?
60hz isn't very future proof.
Seems like a good deal to me, of course be aware this is an IPS screen, so its not ideal for gaming, but would be generally great for other things especially if its things like adobe and the like or where graphic detail is required.

Important Specs:
IPS
23.6" Screen
Resolution: 3840x2160@60Hz
VESA 100 x 100(For mounting)
Audio speakers output 2 x 2w
3 Years warranty

Connections:
Dual Link DVI
HDMI 2.0(MHL)
DP
Audio Out


catbeans

60hz isn't very future proof.



It's perfectly fine, it's the standard you will find on most screens. Try using a 30hz screen that will make you appreciate just how fluid 60hz can feel....
Had to vote this cold as it's about the most pointless 4k screen you can buy. On a 24 inch screen you just aren't going to benefit from the extra detail 4k offers in games and movies and everything on the desktop is probably going to be tiny on anything less than 200% scaling at which point you might as well just get a 1080P screen at half the price and use it at it's native resolution.

24" 4K screens shouldn't exist IMHO as you get no benefit from the technology....
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ST3123

Had to vote this cold as it's about the most pointless 4k screen you can … Had to vote this cold as it's about the most pointless 4k screen you can buy. On a 24 inch screen you just aren't going to benefit from the extra detail 4k offers in games and movies and everything on the desktop is probably going to be tiny on anything less than 200% scaling at which point you might as well just get a 1080P screen at half the price and use it at it's native resolution. 24" 4K screens shouldn't exist IMHO as you get no benefit from the technology....



Spot the non-developer...

Having a lot of detail on screen at one time is a great help to people like me to make the stuff that people like you use

Besides, even if the desktop items, text etc. is scaled to 200% it's a lot nicer to look at, with text rendered more like print and icons etc, having much more detail. I find 1080p desktops incredibly blocky-looking now.

What doesn't work as well is if you use a 4K screen alongside a lower resolution one as Windows inevitably messes up the scaling on one or both in some apps, including some Microsoft ones (SQL Server Management Studio I'm looking at you...)

I'd have three 4K screens if I could.
juux

Spot the non-developer...Having a lot of detail on screen at one time is … Spot the non-developer...Having a lot of detail on screen at one time is a great help to people like me to make the stuff that people like you use



Hey I've developed stuff before....though admittedly it was before even 1080P screens were standard and mostly just for university projects.

I personally now use a Viewsonic VX2880ML 28" 4k display as part of a three monitor set up (the other two aren't 4K) but the 30HZ refresh limit on that screen makes it rather uncomfortable to use for extended periods despite the very nice picture quality. It was very cheap so I can live with it but i'd be sorely disapointed if I had spent serious money on it.

Even at 28" I need 150% scaling and even that looks a bit small, I'd ideally prefer a 32" plus for 4K but they just aren't affordable or even that common anymore since all the newer screens seem to be focusing on the 24-28" market now...
Has anyone got one of these? Can't find reviews online. The price is very tempting.

Nice find OP Hot
ST3123

Had to vote this cold as it's about the most pointless 4k screen you can … Had to vote this cold as it's about the most pointless 4k screen you can buy. On a 24 inch screen you just aren't going to benefit from the extra detail 4k offers in games and movies and everything on the desktop is probably going to be tiny on anything less than 200% scaling at which point you might as well just get a 1080P screen at half the price and use it at it's native resolution. 24" 4K screens shouldn't exist IMHO as you get no benefit from the technology....



You don't get the benefit. 4k at this size of screen is great for development, graphic or modelling work. Or even playing some games.
anonimousse

On a long enough timeline future proof means jack sh..



If the time line is as long as 1 week ago.. then 60hz is borderline out of date, since GPUs are now past 60fps for 4k (granted high end GPUs)
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Or, if you're not a FPS gamer then 60 Hz will never be obsolete.

Worrying about if a cheap £200 monitor works well with a £600 GPU (and part of a £2k+ 'rig') is proper HUKD
Thanks OP, ordered.
There's one customer review here, if it's like most other monitors I'd imagine the K suffix is just a stand/regional suffix or something

amazon.co.uk/Ace…X7E
That's pretty much the same monitor although the numbers look identical as is the backplate. Biggest change for those who care (like me) - this one has the low blue light mode.

Edited by: "Titos" 23rd Jun 2016
ST3123

Had to vote this cold as it's about the most pointless 4k screen you can … Had to vote this cold as it's about the most pointless 4k screen you can buy. On a 24 inch screen you just aren't going to benefit from the extra detail 4k offers in games and movies and everything on the desktop is probably going to be tiny on anything less than 200% scaling at which point you might as well just get a 1080P screen at half the price and use it at it's native resolution. 24" 4K screens shouldn't exist IMHO as you get no benefit from the technology....



The PPI of this screen is only 187; I work in the print industry - the minimum standard dots per inch for printing is 300. 200 DPI (effectively the same as PPI) is horrible printing resolution. Your typical smartphone - the iPhone in particular since the iPhone 4S has been 323 PPI (it's widely considered that you can't see the benefits beyond 300 - but you get arbitrary numbers like 323 just due to the manufacturing and design process). So if you ask me, or any professional, 187PPI is, in theory (and I say in theory because you view a print job much smaller distances than a monitor), actually only just considered satisfactory.
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