Acer EB490QK 48.5" 4K IPS Monitor £499.97 Ebuyer
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Acer EB490QK 48.5" 4K IPS Monitor £499.97 Ebuyer

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Found 19th Jul
Acer EB490QK 48.5" 4K IPS Monitor

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Umm is it not better to buy an actual 4k tv?
AJ9213 m ago

Umm is it not better to buy an actual 4k tv?


For general use, absolutely. However the 4ms response time is very good for hyper competitive-level gaming, and the PIP features are pretty neat for local multiplayer
AJ9220 m ago

Umm is it not better to buy an actual 4k tv?


If you want a TV, but this is a multi-tasking mulit-input monitor with UHD and all the extras you get with it, being a monitor.

Fab spot @bengalknights lowest this has ever been and by a big chunk as well!
The only thing is has going for it over a normal TV is a Display Port. I suspect you'd get similar performance from a £500 50" TV in Game mode plus a thinner design with better build quality (Samsung UE49NU7100 for example) Looking at this, its designed in the same way as a cheap Chinese TV using off the shelf generic components, similar to a Cello/Seiki/UMC for example. Not voting this cold but in my opinion its way, way, way overpriced for what it is, just looks like a cheap TV to me and not 500 quids worth.
stevenjameshyde45 m ago

For general use, absolutely. However the 4ms response time is very good …For general use, absolutely. However the 4ms response time is very good for hyper competitive-level gaming, and the PIP features are pretty neat for local multiplayer


not advertised as a gaming monitor, the 4ms response is related to "G to G" and not to the actual lowest response time. On this monitor must be very high compared to a proper gaming monitor.
freakstyler37 m ago

The only thing is has going for it over a normal TV is a Display Port. I …The only thing is has going for it over a normal TV is a Display Port. I suspect you'd get similar performance from a £500 50" TV in Game mode plus a thinner design with better build quality (Samsung UE49NU7100 for example) Looking at this, its designed in the same way as a cheap Chinese TV using off the shelf generic components, similar to a Cello/Seiki/UMC for example. Not voting this cold but in my opinion its way, way, way overpriced for what it is, just looks like a cheap TV to me and not 500 quids worth.


Is game mode any good these days? I thought it still left you with major input lag, like 50ms compared to 150ms in normal modes. With a monitor there's none of that whatsoever and input lag is below 10ms.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 19th Jul
CampGareth5 m ago

Is game mode any good these days? I thought it still left you with major …Is game mode any good these days? I thought it still left you with major input lag, like 50ms compared to 150ms in normal modes. With a monitor there's none of that whatsoever and input lag is below 10ms.



I think lag is down to 30ms, possibly less on some TV's, its a trade off basically - if you want anything over 43" inches and don't want to spend the earth its either a decent TV or DLP projector.
I've been using a 40" 4K TV as a monitor and the biggest annoyance is needing to turn it off manually with the remote or scrabbling around the back for the right button. It doesn't understand the display off / sleep stuff that a PC sends, you can only have it turn off automatically after a few hours. Also whenever the connected device changes you need to go back into the menus and set it to "PC mode" to get 4:4:4 chroma. Plus only HDMI ports, not DisplayPort.

This is half tempting, partly because the stand looks a good height for a laptop and dock to sit underneath, it's an IPS panel with decent viewing angles, and the size would be a bit more comfortable for 100% scaling.
Christ I have the 40" version and struggle with the size and I like things big
freakstyler1 h, 25 m ago

I think lag is down to 30ms, possibly less on some TV's, its a trade off …I think lag is down to 30ms, possibly less on some TV's, its a trade off basically - if you want anything over 43" inches and don't want to spend the earth its either a decent TV or DLP projector.


I see what you mean, e.g. this list of TVs and their input lag. Even in game mode they're always worse than a monitor, coming in over 10ms but not by much except Sony. Now if only we could get any of these models in the UK and for less than this monitor! There's a 15ms (4K 60Hz 4:4:4) Samsung on there that I can find in argos for £630 from a brief look but the LGs aren't available.
stevenjameshyde5 h, 12 m ago

For general use, absolutely. However the 4ms response time is very good …For general use, absolutely. However the 4ms response time is very good for hyper competitive-level gaming, and the PIP features are pretty neat for local multiplayer


Nobody is going to play competitive games seriously on a 49" 60hz display. Response time is irrelevant.
3 years without a tv license would pay for this product, of course the trade off is a broadband connection and no live viewing.
amazon.co.uk/dp/…7BY this one not too bad and is cheaper and is the 2018 one with Acer ET430K 43-inch UHD Monitor (IPS panel, 5ms, HDR Ready, DP, HDMI) Price: £380.99
Edited by: "GarrettLee" 20th Jul
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