electriQ 32" IPS 4K UHD FreeSync HDMI Monitor - £254.98 @ Laptops Direct
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electriQ 32" IPS 4K UHD FreeSync HDMI Monitor - £254.98 @ Laptops Direct

£254.98£40036%Laptops Direct Deals
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Found 5th Aug
I don't know much about the brand but it seems like a decent deal for the specs.
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Isn't a particularly special deal tbh
Not sure whether is it easy to return if there are "Dead Pixel"
Voted hot for 4k monitor.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 5th Aug
Decent price for a 32" 'known-ish' brand 4k monitor, but I'd want to know more about the dead or lazy pixel situation before I dropped £250+ on one.
SpitfireXXI2 m ago

Decent price for a 32" 'known-ish' brand 4k monitor, but I'd want to know …Decent price for a 32" 'known-ish' brand 4k monitor, but I'd want to know more about the dead or lazy pixel situation before I dropped £250+ on one.


Pretty sure you can return it if it does have a dead pixel or bleeding and Dead pixels are rare.
vLegendz416 m ago

Pretty sure you can return it if it does have a dead pixel or bleeding and …Pretty sure you can return it if it does have a dead pixel or bleeding and Dead pixels are rare.


Thanks. It would drive me potty if there was a defect of any kind. I'm chilled generally, but a nightmare with things like that!
You will be able to return under the distance selling regulations.
SpitfireXXI12 m ago

Thanks. It would drive me potty if there was a defect of any kind. I'm …Thanks. It would drive me potty if there was a defect of any kind. I'm chilled generally, but a nightmare with things like that!


Yea me too
Would you be able to see or notice a dead pixel on a 32” 4K screen during normal use?

I have one here on my 32” 2560x1440 screen and I never notice it unless I go looking for it. If it were a stuck green sub-pixel (the worst) then I that’s another matter. Paying £250 for a 32” IPS 4K screen I’d tend to forgive a pixel defect or two.
freakstyler52 m ago

Would you be able to see or notice a dead pixel on a 32” 4K screen during n …Would you be able to see or notice a dead pixel on a 32” 4K screen during normal use? I have one here on my 32” 2560x1440 screen and I never notice it unless I go looking for it. If it were a stuck green sub-pixel (the worst) then I that’s another matter. Paying £250 for a 32” IPS 4K screen I’d tend to forgive a pixel defect or two.


I could understand that logic for a TV where the image is continuously changing, but for a monitor, those dead pixels will bug you when doing Office work or browsing the web. Why should you have to settle for less of a product simply because the manufacturer cut corners? (and another buyer gets a perfect display)
Chuggee13 m ago

I could understand that logic for a TV where the image is continuously …I could understand that logic for a TV where the image is continuously changing, but for a monitor, those dead pixels will bug you when doing Office work or browsing the web. Why should you have to settle for less of a product simply because the manufacturer cut corners? (and another buyer gets a perfect display)


Fair enough if you were paying a premium price for a premium product, you’d want and expect perfection but £250 for a 32” 4K monitor I’d expect lower grade panels with backlight inconsistencies and dead pixels.

One or two dead pixels in less obvious places wouldn’t concern me unless they were stuck.
freakstyler3 m ago

Fair enough if you were paying a premium price for a premium product, …Fair enough if you were paying a premium price for a premium product, you’d want and expect perfection but £250 for a 32” 4K monitor I’d expect lower grade panels with backlight inconsistencies and dead pixels. One or two dead pixels in less obvious places wouldn’t concern me unless they were stuck.


This is HUKD, everything is a premium price!
freakstyler2 h, 13 m ago

Fair enough if you were paying a premium price for a premium product, …Fair enough if you were paying a premium price for a premium product, you’d want and expect perfection but £250 for a 32” 4K monitor I’d expect lower grade panels with backlight inconsistencies and dead pixels. One or two dead pixels in less obvious places wouldn’t concern me unless they were stuck.


I purchased this monitor a few months ago.

There are in total six stuck pixels and 3 bits of dust in the monitor. They are completely unnoticeable during use, I only find them when inspecting the monitor with a fine comb on a solid color screen.

There is no significant backlight bleeding and IPS glow is much less noticeable than a 31.5 inch 2k monitor I bought from Acer. Color reproduction out of the box wasn't up to scratch, but was possible to calibrate to a very good standard.

Bear in mind that there actually aren't any poor quality 32" 4k panels on the market. For electriq to have fitted a poor quality panel, they would literally have had to ask AUO to specially produce a lower spec panel for electriq only - and that's clearly absurd.
pkchips12 h, 16 m ago

I purchased this monitor a few months ago. There are in total six stuck …I purchased this monitor a few months ago. There are in total six stuck pixels and 3 bits of dust in the monitor. They are completely unnoticeable during use, I only find them when inspecting the monitor with a fine comb on a solid color screen. There is no significant backlight bleeding and IPS glow is much less noticeable than a 31.5 inch 2k monitor I bought from Acer. Color reproduction out of the box wasn't up to scratch, but was possible to calibrate to a very good standard. Bear in mind that there actually aren't any poor quality 32" 4k panels on the market. For electriq to have fitted a poor quality panel, they would literally have had to ask AUO to specially produce a lower spec panel for electriq only - and that's clearly absurd.


I think that’s the point exactly - not ask someone to produce a bad panel, but just take any panel including ones that didn’t make the cut for other manufacturers (grade B). 6 stuck pixels sounds very high even for a 4K panel.
Edited by: "plewis00" 6th Aug
If you order panels direct from the manufacturer, they have grading system for panel quality. Grade A+ panels cost more, have little to no dead pixels and good uniformity. The lower down the grading scale the more issues they have – manufacturing issues such as a high number of pixel defects, pressure marks, uniformity issues etc. These often cost significantly less than grade A panels and are snapped up for off brand budget models such as this.

Anyone remember the super cheap 27” WQHD Catleap monitors from Korea? They were supposedly using reject panels intended for use in 27 inch iMacs
freakstyler1 h, 26 m ago

If you order panels direct from the manufacturer, they have grading system …If you order panels direct from the manufacturer, they have grading system for panel quality. Grade A+ panels cost more, have little to no dead pixels and good uniformity. The lower down the grading scale the more issues they have – manufacturing issues such as a high number of pixel defects, pressure marks, uniformity issues etc. These often cost significantly less than grade A panels and are snapped up for off brand budget models such as this. Anyone remember the super cheap 27” WQHD Catleap monitors from Korea? They were supposedly using reject panels intended for use in 27 inch iMacs


Yes and they can have various issues or not - e.g. you can get a ‘good’ grade B panel that wouldn’t bother most people or one towards the worse end of their range. I don’t think it’s so bad as it effectively reduces waste and offers a good value product. Pressure marks bug me big time but a dead pixel or two on a super high DPI display wouldn’t.
plewis0010 m ago

Yes and they can have various issues or not - e.g. you can get a ‘good’ gra …Yes and they can have various issues or not - e.g. you can get a ‘good’ grade B panel that wouldn’t bother most people or one towards the worse end of their range. I don’t think it’s so bad as it effectively reduces waste and offers a good value product. Pressure marks bug me big time but a dead pixel or two on a super high DPI display wouldn’t.


Yeah, I also wouldn't entertain a screen with pressure marks. I'm currently using a Q3279VWF 32" monitor with one dead sub pixel which I don't notice and the screen is perfect in every other respect - I tried a couple of Benq's and Omen's costing twice the price, granted nether had dead pixels but they were plagued with banding issues over the entire screen. I can live with paying £160 for the AOC and one tiny invisible dot.
I doubt they deliberately purchase panels with dead pixels or marks. Perhaps panels that aren't 100% perfectly aligned or have minor colour/backlight issues; but anything that stands out would be rejected by the customers citing the defects.
No matter how cheap these may seem they're still new, not 2nd hand. Even the best brands have bad examples/batches while cheaper but high quality alternatives join the market - just look at the mobile phone market these days.


The panel on mine appears flawless, but the overall build quality was a bit lax. The screw for the stand didn't fit, and there's a gap between the panel and bezel where the buttons are. It's also not the most compact of builds or bezels.
plewis0018 h, 9 m ago

I think that’s the point exactly - not ask someone to produce a bad panel, …I think that’s the point exactly - not ask someone to produce a bad panel, but just take any panel including ones that didn’t make the cut for other manufacturers (grade B). 6 stuck pixels sounds very high even for a 4K panel.


Regardless, the stuck pixels are almost unnoticeable and turn black on a black screen. I struggled to capture them on my galaxy s8 camera, they are only really visible on solid white.

There is no backlight bleeding on my panel.

I purchased an acer 31.5" from Amazon for roughly the same price (eb321hqua). The electriq does circles around it as far as display quality goes.

Sure, the acer didn't have any dead pixels. But the ips glow is relatively horrendous, the blacks are nowhere near as black as the electriq, and the colors are much worse on the acer.

The reality is, 'b grade' or not, there are no low quality 4k 32" ips panels on the market. I don't see why anybody would pay 700-900 pound for the same panel just to avoid a few unnoticeable dead pixels.

Only exception I can imagine is a hardcore gamer that needs minimum input lag and response time. Color accuracy can be corrected.
pkchips32 m ago

Regardless, the stuck pixels are almost unnoticeable and turn black on a …Regardless, the stuck pixels are almost unnoticeable and turn black on a black screen. I struggled to capture them on my galaxy s8 camera, they are only really visible on solid white. There is no backlight bleeding on my panel. I purchased an acer 31.5" from Amazon for roughly the same price (eb321hqua). The electriq does circles around it as far as display quality goes. Sure, the acer didn't have any dead pixels. But the ips glow is relatively horrendous, the blacks are nowhere near as black as the electriq, and the colors are much worse on the acer. The reality is, 'b grade' or not, there are no low quality 4k 32" ips panels on the market. I don't see why anybody would pay 700-900 pound for the same panel just to avoid a few unnoticeable dead pixels. Only exception I can imagine is a hardcore gamer that needs minimum input lag and response time. Color accuracy can be corrected.


Having said all that, this monitor looks like it's significantly better than the electriq for £40 more:

box.co.uk/X32…tml

Apparently it has a better response rate, static contrast and color accuracy. No brainer imo.
janlim5th Aug

Not sure whether is it easy to return if there are "Dead Pixel"


I returned an ElectriQ monitor to LaptopsDirect recently.

Was a bit of a chore getting the return ticket raised, had to supply photo evidence of dark pixel areas but they had checked it over and issued a new one within 3 working days. New one I received was perfect condition and they sent me extra cables too.

Overall, would be happy to buy from them again and I'd happily buy an ElectriQ monitor again too
The retailer is particularly poor. Terrible customer service, had real problems with these in the past.
12ms...
That response time is terrible. you get better on some standard TVs!
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