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AOC Q3279VWF Quad HD 31.5" VA Freesync 75Hz LED Monitor - Black £129 at Currys
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AOC Q3279VWF Quad HD 31.5" VA Freesync 75Hz LED Monitor - Black £129 at Currys

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Posted 24th Dec 2019Edited by:"Tacavas"

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Not seen it cheaper, great monitor for the money.

- Resolution: 2560*1440
- Refresh rate: 75hz
- Response time: 5ms
- Panel type: MVA
- sRGB: 98%
- Flicker FREE: Yes
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Brightness: 250cd/m
- Contrast ratio: 20M:1 (3000:1 Static)
- Viewing Angle: 178/178
- Colours: 1.07b
- Connectivity: 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x Displayport 1.2, 1x DVI, 1x Analogue, Audio input: yes
- Freesync support: Yes
- Dimension: 468.4 x 659.3 x 153.2 mm
- Warranty: 3yr

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I had 1 of these, for a 31.5" monitor its a great price, the build quality is good and the screen is what you expect, its decent for gaming but nothing special but a great price and would recommend all day long for the average user wanting a large Monitor!
Great price for a 1440/75 screen with Freesync.

Only real downside is the lack of VESA if that's important to you.
Gormond24/12/2019 11:32

Why would a smaller monitor be better for a software engineer?



Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV can't be used as a monitor when sitting at an arms length. It makes it difficult when you have to constantly turn your head - all day.
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It's old model
And normal price is £200
I had 1 of these, for a 31.5" monitor its a great price, the build quality is good and the screen is what you expect, its decent for gaming but nothing special but a great price and would recommend all day long for the average user wanting a large Monitor!
Great price for a 1440/75 screen with Freesync.

Only real downside is the lack of VESA if that's important to you.
Got one of these. Viewing angles not great, acceptable though. Build quality really good. Can't fault for that price ( paid £50 more and still think it was worth it). Using as a CAD monitor and occasionally gaming.
Oh mannn so tempted but the size is putting me off. I'm a software engineer I'd prefer something around 27-28 inches but the price is really good for a 1440p monitor.
Spend the extra £20 and get the IPS version
Edited by: "DuWolfy" 24th Dec 2019
DuWolfy24/12/2019 09:57

Spend the extra £20 and get the IPS version


Where it would be for £150? Offer for £150 has expired on Amazon
DamianQrex24/12/2019 10:36

Where it would be for £150? Offer for £150 has expired on Amazon


The offer appears every few weeks, I bought mine 3 offers ago in Nov.
DuWolfy24/12/2019 09:57

Spend the extra £20 and get the IPS version


It depends on your use case.

The IPS is better for colours, viewing angles and less ghosting but the VA has better contast, no IPS glow and less input lag.
DEVMAX24/12/2019 09:47

Oh mannn so tempted but the size is putting me off. I'm a software …Oh mannn so tempted but the size is putting me off. I'm a software engineer I'd prefer something around 27-28 inches but the price is really good for a 1440p monitor.


Why would a smaller monitor be better for a software engineer?
Gormond24/12/2019 11:30

It depends on your use case.The IPS is better for colours, viewing angles …It depends on your use case.The IPS is better for colours, viewing angles and less ghosting but the VA has better contast, no IPS glow and less input lag.


Don't see any noticeable input lag on mine. There's no reason why IPS should have more input lag, but the pixel response of both IPS and (especially) VA will be slower than the quickest TN screens.
simonbrown24/12/2019 12:00

Don't see any noticeable input lag on mine. There's no reason why IPS …Don't see any noticeable input lag on mine. There's no reason why IPS should have more input lag, but the pixel response of both IPS and (especially) VA will be slower than the quickest TN screens.


It's not huge, it's around 20% more. My point was that there is no clear cut winner between VA and IPS, both have their advantages.
Ordered, cheers OP. Been waiting for a qhd screen just to use as a monitor, should be perfect for my needs.
Edited by: "kingcr33ch" 24th Dec 2019
Gormond24/12/2019 11:32

Why would a smaller monitor be better for a software engineer?



Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV can't be used as a monitor when sitting at an arms length. It makes it difficult when you have to constantly turn your head - all day.
DEVMAX24/12/2019 13:52

Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV …Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV can't be used as a monitor when sitting at an arms length. It makes it difficult when you have to constantly turn your head - all day.


Ahh my monitor is at a distance where 32 inch just fills my vision perfectly.
Hi, i play emulators (snes and mega drive), would i see any difference between a 32 inch 1080 full HD monitor and this, a QHD one? i was told that there is a big difference when you start going above 28 inch and that you would probably need a QHD monitor.
johnf8624/12/2019 15:23

Hi, i play emulators (snes and mega drive), would i see any difference …Hi, i play emulators (snes and mega drive), would i see any difference between a 32 inch 1080 full HD monitor and this, a QHD one? i was told that there is a big difference when you start going above 28 inch and that you would probably need a QHD monitor.


I doubt emulators will look any different (unless you are using some sort of interpolation) but everything else such as Windows desktop and Web browsing will look worse. Put your monitor to a resolution that's about 70 PPI and that's what it will look like.
Edited by: "Gormond" 24th Dec 2019
Gormond24/12/2019 15:51

I doubt emulators will look any different (unless you are using some sort …I doubt emulators will look any different (unless you are using some sort of interpolation) but everything else such as Windows desktop and Web browsing will look worse. Put your monitor to a resolution that's about 70 PPI and that's what it will look like.

Thanks
Bought this thinking I was getting a bargain on the Amazon related screen deal. Not too sure now with this not being IPS. Is this worth the price. Or should I spend the extra and get the IPS version?
Edited by: "peterkay11" 24th Dec 2019
DEVMAX24/12/2019 13:52

Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV …Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV can't be used as a monitor when sitting at an arms length. It makes it difficult when you have to constantly turn your head - all day.


Not sure I understand that. My dev station is a 39 inch 4k with a smaller 4k screen on either side. Eyes are 50cm from main screen and happy to turn my neck as needed?

Its great to have the whole context up and no messing around with sizing ...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 24th Dec 2019
peterkay1124/12/2019 19:37

Bought this thinking I was getting a bargain on the Amazon related screen …Bought this thinking I was getting a bargain on the Amazon related screen deal. Not too sure now with this not being IPS. Is this worth the price. Or should I spend the extra and get the IPS version?



Much prefer the IPS tbh and I've had them all, below is next to a 24" TN

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This monitor has noticeable ghosting on dark colours, so if that is likely to bother you don't buy it.

I've gotten used to it and it only really annoys me every so often now. The other half isn't that bothered by it.

Great price but I would not buy another even this cheap.
Hootwo24/12/2019 20:19

Not sure I understand that. My dev station is a 39 inch 4k with a smaller …Not sure I understand that. My dev station is a 39 inch 4k with a smaller 4k screen on either side. Eyes are 50cm from main screen and happy to turn my neck as needed?Its great to have the whole context up and no messing around with sizing ...


I guess everyone has their own preferences. For me, 28" is max, with three screen setup. But I'm still tempted.
Great monitor but just make sure you will be comfortable with the size. Bigger is not always better
jaben24/12/2019 21:16

Great monitor but just make sure you will be comfortable with the size. …Great monitor but just make sure you will be comfortable with the size. Bigger is not always better


When I moved from a 24" to 32", I got used to 32" quite quickly. Now I've got a 55" on my desk, and it's bloody brilliant
Once you realise that you can treat a 55" 4k telly as four 27" 1080p displays without any borders, it works out really well.
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These have a bit motion blur in games with dark colours but otherwise fine
Gormond24/12/2019 09:33

Great price for a 1440/75 screen with Freesync.Only real downside is the …Great price for a 1440/75 screen with Freesync.Only real downside is the lack of VESA if that's important to you.


You can get a vesa mount for £20 from etsy
That's a whole lot of display for the money!
Bought it 2 days bac from Amazon for 149
Gormond24/12/2019 12:08

My point was that there is no clear cut winner between VA and IPS, both …My point was that there is no clear cut winner between VA and IPS, both have their advantages.


Depends on the intended use, personally I wouldn't want a VA as my primary gaming display. Also the IPS version gets significantly better reviews on amazon.

How did you measure input lag btw?
simonbrown25/12/2019 01:45

Depends on the intended use, personally I wouldn't want a VA as my primary …Depends on the intended use, personally I wouldn't want a VA as my primary gaming display. Also the IPS version gets significantly better reviews on amazon.How did you measure input lag btw?


Various reviews have this information if you Google it.
matyhaty24/12/2019 22:33

You can get a vesa mount for £20 from etsy


You need screw holes which this monitor lacks.
DEVMAX24/12/2019 20:47

I guess everyone has their own preferences. For me, 28" is max, with three …I guess everyone has their own preferences. For me, 28" is max, with three screen setup. But I'm still tempted.



Even then I'd be tempted to pivot at least 1 monitor assumung a 3x1 setup and not mounted.This is my current setup up anyway, albeit with 2x16:10 24" monitors as well as a central 28" My desk is pretty big but not big enough for 3x28" in landscape!

Is tempting at this price but ...
Also an owner of this exact model. It's good, I got a discount-to-keep as there was a stuck pixel but truth be told I don't know it's there unless I go looking... So this ended up being a real bargain a few years back.

I've been pretty damn happy with it though it likely depends on whether you like VA panels. The blacks are decent, there's a bit of pop on the colours and it works OK with Gsync (it's not certified or compatible; you need to force enable - and it does glitch during the odd power cycle with it on).

Another user mentioned ghosting - it's a rather ghosty panel on dark scenes. Nothing horrific but it's there and you'll see it. Though it's a sub-£150 32" panel ;).
fadsarmy25/12/2019 03:28

You need screw holes which this monitor lacks.


Someone on Etsy has a bespoke metal.plate which you screw into stand.

I know this as I have 8 of these monitors and brought 8 plates!!!
Amazon look like they are price matching Currys on this here....
amazon.co.uk/gp/…hza
Happy Xmas Everyone!! ;-p
Far to big to for only 2.7k imo
DEVMAX24/12/2019 13:52

Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV …Because you sit too close to the monitor. The same reason why a 42 inch TV can't be used as a monitor when sitting at an arms length. It makes it difficult when you have to constantly turn your head - all day.


I use a 40 inch 4k monitor at that distance it's great, plenty of room for multiple windows, if I remote in to a user with 2 screens at full hd I can still fit everything on my screen
Are pc monitors 4K or 1080 and which is this?
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