ACER Predator GN246HLBbi Full HD 24" 144hz Monitor £169.99 @ Currys
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ACER Predator GN246HLBbi Full HD 24" 144hz Monitor £169.99 @ Currys

£169.99Currys Deals
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Found 20th May 2016
And here at amazon amazon.co.uk/Ace…0HY

Technical specifications for ACER Predator GN246HLBbi Full HD 24" 3D LED Gaming Monitor

ENERGY CONSUMPTION
On-mode power consumption 23 W
SCREEN
Screen technology LED
Screen size 24"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
3D ready - Active 3D
- The NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit is required to view 3D content. Not supplied.
PICTURE QUALITY
Frequency range - Horizontal: 31 - 160 kHz
- Vertical: 56 - 144 Hz
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Response time 1 ms
Native contrast ratio 100000000:1
Dynamic contrast ratio 100000000:1
CONNECTIVITY
Connections - HDMI x 1
- VGA x 1
- DVI x 1
AUDIO
Speakers No
FEATURES
VESA wall mount dimensions 100 x 100
Other features Kensington lock
GENERAL
Colour Black & orange
Accessories included - AC power cable
- Quick Start Guide x 1

Model number: GN246HLBbi
Dimensions 401 x 565 x 179 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 3.52 kg
Guarantee 1 year
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No adaptive sync
Original Poster
Not for sub £300
darren01021988

Not for sub £300



​There's no cost to add freesync
lukec123

​There's no cost to add freesync



​license wise maybe, but surely it costs to implement?

[quote=lukec123]​license wise maybe, but surely it costs to implement?



Nope, it's been built into the VESA standard so as long you support DisplayPort 1.2a and higher it's built in for free so to speak, no extra hardware required in the monitor like Gsync.

Edited by: "noiren" 20th May 2016
Original Poster

Nope, it's been built into the VESA standard so as long you support … Nope, it's been built into the VESA standard so as long you support DisplayPort 1.2a and higher it's built in for free so to speak, no extra hardware required in the monitor like Gsync.



It is built into the standard but there is a particular hardware spec needed for the frame buffer, but higher spec monitors can handle with no extra hardware. Yes there is licence fees also.

People think it's as easy as a firmware update, there is a few more requirements needed otherwise all monitors will run it with a simple update.

Free sync is It's not completely free and is resourceful.
Edited by: "darren01021988" 20th May 2016

Free sync is It's not completely free and is resourceful.



You shouldn't just accept what NVidia tells you, always fact-check, to re-iterate:
- No licensing fees for adoption
- No expensive or proprietary hardware models
- No communication overhead

What is FreeSync

Directly from the AMD site:
"Putting the Free in FreeSync™
"...no costly proprietary hardware, royalties, or licensing costs"

AMD's arch enemy Intel will adopt FreeSync

Bottom line is FreeSync does 99% what GSync does for free or to put in terms people care that's £100 less at the very least.
Nnvidia SHOULD support adaptive-sync, it's a standard, but then again they wouldn't be getting that sweet licencing money, which ultimately you are paying.

Closest comparison:
AOC G2460PG 24" 144Hz G-SYNC, which I own sells for ~£290
AOC G2470PF 24" 144Hz FreeSync, which is identical sells for ~£190 and has speakers, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI

Edited by: "noiren" 20th May 2016
FYI same price on Amazon and flubit will knock and extra £3 off the price I did it earlier
Cannot wait for IPS panels with this kind of refresh rate to become affordable, still good deal for the price.
£170 for a 24" monitor - and it's not even IPS :O

In all seriousness, would a typical person notice the difference between this screen and a decent £100 one?
sdutton007

£170 for a 24" monitor - and it's not even IPS :OIn all seriousness, … £170 for a 24" monitor - and it's not even IPS :OIn all seriousness, would a typical person notice the difference between this screen and a decent £100 one?



​There's a huge difference when you play games at 144hz...

​There's a huge difference when you play games at 144hz...



I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when you can't see faster than about 30fps. Even movies only run at about 24-25fps.

I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when … I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when you can't see faster than about 30fps. Even movies only run at about 24-25fps.


Must... resist... obvious... troll...

I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when … I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when you can't see faster than about 30fps. Even movies only run at about 24-25fps.



Have you seen a movie at 60FPS? Watch one and report back oO

I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when … I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when you can't see faster than about 30fps. Even movies only run at about 24-25fps.



frames-per-second.appspot.com/

see what you think.

I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when … I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when you can't see faster than about 30fps. Even movies only run at about 24-25fps.



Hello Ubisoft boss. More cinematic right.

Does FPS Matter? Decide for Yourself.
good price
Yes frames per second matters......otherwise us pro gamers won't bye top notch equipment.

Must... resist... obvious... troll...



Trolls can't even see in colour...
sdutton007

£170 for a 24" monitor - and it's not even IPS :OIn all seriousness, … £170 for a 24" monitor - and it's not even IPS :OIn all seriousness, would a typical person notice the difference between this screen and a decent £100 one?



​Yes it's like night and day for games like CS:GO
good price but at this refresh rate you need sync, free or g.
soulhunter123777

Must... resist... obvious... troll...



You've clearly come to the wrong page - here's a deal for you: hotukdeals.com/dea…901.

I've just noticed that you've been a member for over 3 years and haven't posted a single deal. So how about you take your pathetic arrogance elsewhere?

rev6

Have you seen a movie at 60FPS? Watch one and report back oO



I don't think I have. How would I go about doing this? I think that the Hobbit films are 48fps but I don't recall seeing any 60fps films. And apparently these high fps movies cause the "Soap Opera" effect where everything looks almost too real?

K1LLER HORNET

Hello Ubisoft boss. More cinematic right.Does FPS Matter? Decide for … Hello Ubisoft boss. More cinematic right.Does FPS Matter? Decide for Yourself.


rossysaurus

http://frames-per-second.appspot.com/see what you think.


Thanks for the info - I'll take a proper look when I've had more than 3 hours sleep!
Edited by: "sdutton007" 23rd May 2016

You've clearly come to the wrong page - here's a deal for you: … You've clearly come to the wrong page - here's a deal for you: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/crayola-assorted-wax-crayons-24-per-pack-was-2-00-now-50p-75-off-morrison-s-2441901I don't think I have. How would I go about doing this?I'll take a proper look when I've had more than 3 hours sleep, cheers!



Here's a good example. Interpolated but you can see. Select HD and 60 FPS.

youtube.com/wat…hgE

Edited by: "rev6" 23rd May 2016

Here's a good example. Interpolated but you can see. Select HD and 60 … Here's a good example. Interpolated but you can see. Select HD and 60 FPS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MuFWCgDhgE



Brilliant cheers - I'll take a look when I'm back home on the projector. I doubt my laptop would make the most of it.
sdutton007

I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when … I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when you can't see faster than about 30fps. Even movies only run at about 24-25fps.



​I can smell something... Not sure if troll or idiot.

​I can smell something... Not sure if troll or idiot.



You can probably smell the BS that is dribbling out of your mouth

You can probably smell the BS that is dribbling out of your mouth



I presume the answer is the later of the two I mentioned.

The human eye can see way over 30fps its generally agreed that its in the range of 200-300 in most cases.

If you have ever actually played on a 144hz monitor vs a 60hz monitor you would understand why people buy 144hz monitors.

I presume the answer is the later of the two I mentioned.The human eye … I presume the answer is the later of the two I mentioned.The human eye can see way over 30fps its generally agreed that its in the range of 200-300 in most cases.If you have ever actually played on a 144hz monitor vs a 60hz monitor you would understand why people buy 144hz monitors.



While I may have been misinformed about the 30fps thing since it is one of those false "facts" that many people "know", that does not give you the excuse to be an obnoxious moron!

In fairness, the human eye cannot tell the difference between 30fps and higher on slow/static scenes. On dynamic scenes, you may be able to tell a certain amount of difference.

But in reality, unless you are LOOKING for the problem, it's negligible. I happily watch 1080p Blu-ray films with intense action scenes on a screen over 100" and I really don't notice any motion blurring!

Also, I believe my projector is 144hz and my monitor is 75hz - and you can't tell the difference between the refresh rates.

I just find it hilarious that people like you say things like "If you have ever actually played on a 144hz monitor vs a 60hz monitor you would understand why people buy 144hz monitors" but they can never explain WHY. Or why 30fps is fine for movies and console games but awful for PC games.
Edited by: "sdutton007" 26th May 2016

While I may have been misinformed about the 30fps thing since it is one … While I may have been misinformed about the 30fps thing since it is one of those false "facts" that many people "know", that does not give you the excuse to be an obnoxious moron!In fairness, the human eye cannot tell the difference between 30fps and higher on slow/static scenes. On dynamic scenes, you may be able to tell a certain amount of difference.But in reality, unless you are LOOKING for the problem, it's negligible. I happily watch 1080p Blu-ray films with intense action scenes on a screen over 100" and I really don't notice any motion blurring!Also, I believe my projector is 144hz and my monitor is 75hz - and you can't tell the difference between the refresh rates.I just find it hilarious that people like you say things like "If you have ever actually played on a 144hz monitor vs a 60hz monitor you would understand why people buy 144hz monitors" but they can never explain WHY. Or why 30fps is fine for movies and console games but awful for PC games.



Most movies and shows are made in 24-30fps its rare that they use anything above as it takes longer to make and harder to make special effects look good.

Another reason they dont use 60fps is that it makes stuff look "too realistic" and people dont seem to like that in films.

Why?
Because it is smoother and more responsive and when playing fast paced games it makes all the difference.

The only thing that a 144hz monitor will help you with is gaming and thats why they are aimed at gamers, theres no point watching a 30fps film on a 144hz monitor as you will not benefit.

Edited by: "minicale" 26th May 2016
sdutton007

I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when … I can never understand why people are so obsessed with refresh rates when you can't see faster than about 30fps. Even movies only run at about 24-25fps.



Ha Ha Ha Ha...
raiderturbo

Ha Ha Ha Ha...



Bit late to the party, aren't you? And a bit intellectually disadvantaged to come up with a proper response?
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