Acer Predator GN246HLBBID 24" 144Hz 1ms Gaming Widescreen Monitor £169.99 @ Overclockers
781°Expired

Acer Predator GN246HLBBID 24" 144Hz 1ms Gaming Widescreen Monitor £169.99 @ Overclockers

72
Found 5th Sep 2014
My first deal! Almost as good as the Asus VG248QE, was previously priced at £249.95. I'm not sure how long the deal lasts but plan to get one myself next week.

EDIT: Here's a review for you, thanks go to Torched
bit-tech.net/har…4/5

***£179.59 including delivery***
- ether707

72 Comments

Have some heat for your first post. (*^﹏^*)

Banned

LED Backlit, 1920x1080 Resolution, 1000000000:1 Contrast Ratio, 350cd/m² Brightness, 1ms Response Time, 1x DVI-D Input, 1x HDMI Input, 1x Analogue, 2 Year On-Site Warranty.

Good deal

Superb

nice , heat from me .

Nice. Pity its from OCUK though

y2rotstar

Nice. Pity its from OCUK though



They're fine.

K1LLER HORNET

They're fine.



Agreed...

Used overclockers for years. No problems.

Anyone have this monitor?

How good is it?

"Gaming" monitor - isn't that just a way to get "gamers" to spend more?

Taz1529

"Gaming" monitor - isn't that just a way to get "gamers" to spend more?



Not many monitors have a 144hz refresh rate

Taz1529

"Gaming" monitor - isn't that just a way to get "gamers" to spend more?



Why don't you find out for yourself instead of posing the question. Gaming monitors have higher refresh rates and lower response times. Which are pretty much vital in certain competitive games like online fpses, etc.

Great Price, heat added.

11ms actual input lag on this btw at 60hrz if used for a games console
which is still pretty good
Edited by: "Shonk" 5th Sep 2014

Question to those in the know..

I'm in the market for a new monitor and i've got a high spec gaming rig in need of a new monitor..
I love the colour on IPS but they suffer from response times of about 8ms.

Is there REALLY much of a difference between 8ms and something like this?
It's such an insignificant amount of time, it's hard to understand how much of a difference it can make!

Thanks!

Heat of course, great deal of this spec of monitor
Edited by: "Nbaker" 5th Sep 2014

Banned

wow I shall get my blankety-blank checkbook and pen

Nbaker

Question to those in the know..I'm in the market for a new monitor and … Question to those in the know..I'm in the market for a new monitor and i've got a high spec gaming rig in need of a new monitor..I love the colour on IPS but they suffer from response times of about 8ms.Is there REALLY much of a difference between 8ms and something like this?It's such an insignificant amount of time, it's hard to understand how much of a difference it can make!Thanks!Heat of course, great deal of this spec of monitor



You've answered your own question really. You won't notice ANY difference (with your eyes anyway) from a monitor with 8ms delay to a 1ms delay. 0.001 of a second or 0.008 of a second. If you are playing a game and running at the whats called "optimum" framerate, which is 60fps, thats still only one frame every 0.016 seconds. There lies your answer. Its pretty much a sales gimmick.

K1LLER HORNET

They're fine.



Expensive postage

Movement on these 144hz monitors is much clearer and smoother on these monitors, great for FPS. They haven't got the black depth or colour reproduction of an IPS panel though.

kristianity77

You've answered your own question really. You won't notice ANY … You've answered your own question really. You won't notice ANY difference (with your eyes anyway) from a monitor with 8ms delay to a 1ms delay. 0.001 of a second or 0.008 of a second. If you are playing a game and running at the whats called "optimum" framerate, which is 60fps, thats still only one frame every 0.016 seconds. There lies your answer. Its pretty much a sales gimmick.



This guy definitely sounds like he's tried a low latency monitor before..(_;)

Now, from someone who actually HAS used them before and still uses them, I'd say yes - the difference is quite massive actually.
This whole "optimum" framerate **** he pulled out of his ass is false. If you have the hardware for it, turn off the vsync (or turn on adaptive vsync in your driver settings) and the response will go through the roof. Simply being at 60fps isn't enough, you need to have vsync off or on adaptive to get low latency. Also, being at 60fps consistently and then comparing 8ms of lag with 1ms, the difference is enough to warrant a new monitor purchase for some gamers. Try your "optimum" bs with a high level fighting games/twitch fps player and see how it works out for you.

At 60fps with vsync on, latency is very noticeable. At 60+fps (with vsync off and lets assume you hit 80+ on average), the difference is night and day. Not JUST in latency, but in smoothness. After getting used to 80+ fps (110+ in my case), going back to 60 feels like going from 60 to 30.

In other words, YES, a low latency, high framerate monitor is absolutely worth it over a laggy IPS.

So do I buy my new PC at the same time? Great price

y2rotstar

Nice. Pity its from OCUK though



I see this all the time, I've ordered loads of stuff from them and always had top notch service and speedy delivery (you get free postage if youre a regular forum user too)

heat added.

Any good for photo editing?

TNTTim

Any good for photo editing?



You wouldn't get much benefit from the 144hz, or 1ms. You could probably find a nicer monitor if it's purely for editing purposes, though this would suffice.

Heat
May have to order one...

It's 271.76 on amazon!

trimax

Expensive postage



Helps being a forum member

TNTTim

Any good for photo editing?



Surely for photo editing a Dell Ultrasharp would be better? They're factory calibrated pretty well, have the best pixel policy on the market and brilliant adjustable stands.
Maybe even go for one with a 2560x1440 panel and wide gamut display if your budget allows it.
I've got the U2713H and it's fantastic. Even swapped it out a few times since purchase via Dell's pixel guarantee and now have one that's pretty much perfect

I game on a screen with 30ms input lagg, I don't see any lagg myself personally, unless I turn gaming mode off and it hits 80ms input lagg.

I'm talking about a 50" Panasonic Plasma GT50 (retailed for around £1400+ when new).

I have perfect vision in fact on my last eye test the guy said it's probably better than 20/20 and my eye health is perfect also.

I seriously doubt you can tell the difference between 8ms and 1ms in terms of response time, you would need to be superman to tell that kind of difference.

You probably can tell the difference though between 60fps and higher frame rates up to a point where it's no longer noticeable. I have never personally tested fps differences but I have tested input lagg.

As long as you have like less then 40ms of input lagg it's unnoticeable.

Response time again I've never tested this but I doubt you can tell the difference between 8ms and 1ms.

So I would buy a monitor based on refresh rate tbh, forget the other specs, if it's got a refresh rate of 100hz+ then no doubt response time and input lagg will be low.

There is no way that I could ever go back to 1080p now but this is a damn good deal.

starr1985

You wouldn't get much benefit from the 144hz, or 1ms. You could probably … You wouldn't get much benefit from the 144hz, or 1ms. You could probably find a nicer monitor if it's purely for editing purposes, though this would suffice.



Thanks

PsychoSonny

As long as you have like less then 40ms of input lagg it's unnoticeable.



For you. Not for others.

PsychoSonny

I game on a screen with 30ms input lagg, I don't see any lagg myself … I game on a screen with 30ms input lagg, I don't see any lagg myself personally, unless I turn gaming mode off and it hits 80ms input lagg.I'm talking about a 50" Panasonic Plasma GT50 (retailed for around £1400+ when new).I have perfect vision in fact on my last eye test the guy said it's probably better than 20/20 and my eye health is perfect also.I seriously doubt you can tell the difference between 8ms and 1ms in terms of response time, you would need to be superman to tell that kind of difference.You probably can tell the difference though between 60fps and higher frame rates up to a point where it's no longer noticeable. I have never personally tested fps differences but I have tested input lagg.As long as you have like less then 40ms of input lagg it's unnoticeable.Response time again I've never tested this but I doubt you can tell the difference between 8ms and 1ms.So I would buy a monitor based on refresh rate tbh, forget the other specs, if it's got a refresh rate of 100hz+ then no doubt response time and input lagg will be low.



It's not about what you visually discern. Well it is a little, but it's mostly to do with response time on the input device, be it kbm or controller. Lag is lag and you will feel a difference between 8 and 1.

I would love one of these, but my video card struggles to get 60 frames in BF4

Banned

Nbaker

Question to those in the know..I'm in the market for a new monitor and … Question to those in the know..I'm in the market for a new monitor and i've got a high spec gaming rig in need of a new monitor..I love the colour on IPS but they suffer from response times of about 8ms.Is there REALLY much of a difference between 8ms and something like this?It's such an insignificant amount of time, it's hard to understand how much of a difference it can make!Thanks!Heat of course, great deal of this spec of monitor



If you have a high spec rig why are you going for 1080p? You should be looking at 1440p (unless your extremely high spec and looking at 4K).

Yeah 8ms you'll notice, not so much SP but defo MP

Rorschach1

If you have a high spec rig why are you going for 1080p? You should be … If you have a high spec rig why are you going for 1080p? You should be looking at 1440p (unless your extremely high spec and looking at 4K).Yeah 8ms you'll notice, not so much SP but defo MP



Thanks for the response, i bought my current monitor a few years ago on a budget, so 1080p worked well for me at the time.
I'd consider a higher resolution but it's still only a single card system and runs everything great at 1080p.

At this price point it's a very tempting replacement :P

Taz1529

"Gaming" monitor - isn't that just a way to get "gamers" to spend more?



Well done, it's a gaming monitor with features gamers need. So therefore gamers will be interested and buy it. Simples!

You forgot to add the £8 delivery which makes this deal £179.59

I was going to pay £250 for the asus but this is a good deal.. however I hear nothing but bad things about the acer, most noticeably the input lag.

Also the reviews are not looking good.
Edited by: "551625" 5th Sep 2014

Awesome first post! Welcome to HUKD

Does this have speakers?

delboyd

Agreed...



+1 No problem. Even with int'l shipping and returns.
The screen is good but for the target audience G-Sync might be worth paying a bit extra for.
Also there's a bunch of new screens coming up: 120Hz Gsync/Lightboost 4K from Acer as well, new swanky overpriced 27" Asus and a few more.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text