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  • Screen: 28" 4K (3840 x 2160) 60 Hz
  • Panel Technology: IPS, FreeSync, HDR 10
  • Response Time: 1 ms VRB
  • VESA 100x100
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m²
  • Inputs: DisplayPort, 2xHDMI
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Any good? I'm after a decent monitor for gaming
this 4k one is only 60hz
Edited by: "KiNG" 11th Apr
Is this one better than the one posted here?

hotukdeals.com/dea…527


I'm a total noob at this; Looking for a monitor and the one you posted has a Vesa which I'm looking for
cjrdp11/04/2020 00:45

Is this one better than the one posted …Is this one better than the one posted here?https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/aoc-q3279vwfd8-315-qhd-ips-led-freesync-75hz-black-monitor-199-at-currys-343527I'm a total noob at this; Looking for a monitor and the one you posted has a Vesa which I'm looking for


For some reason, clicking your link takes me to a random other HUKD thread... hotukdeals.com/dis…527
erol88811/04/2020 00:56

For some reason, clicking your link takes me to a random other HUKD …For some reason, clicking your link takes me to a random other HUKD thread... https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/cheap-shipping-to-australia-343527


Huh, weird.

Its this one ^^ ebay.co.uk/itm…649
cjrdp11/04/2020 01:01

Huh, weird.Its this one ^^ …Huh, weird.Its this one ^^ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AOC-Q3279VWFD8-Quad-HD-31-5-IPS-LCD-Monitor-Black-Silver-Currys/133353868649


The AOC one you have linked is a lower resolution, qhd (1440p) compare to this 4k/uhd (2160p), which for a 32" screen size might be a bit low depending how far you are sitting from it. However the AOC does appear to support up to 75Hz so it might be better for gaming... It depends on your usage requirements really. I can't comment on either from personal experience.
Can this be used at max resolution on a 10 year old Dell desktop via HDMI (originally win7 upgraded to Win10) ?
There are very few devices that run at actual 4k. Even streaming content at 4k is compressed in one way or another. Higher refresh rate 144hz and 1440p is the sweet spot for most people I'd say.
Is this a good fit for PlayStation Pro & Xbox X
erol88811/04/2020 01:52

The AOC one you have linked is a lower resolution, qhd (1440p) compare to …The AOC one you have linked is a lower resolution, qhd (1440p) compare to this 4k/uhd (2160p), which for a 32" screen size might be a bit low depending how far you are sitting from it. However the AOC does appear to support up to 75Hz so it might be better for gaming... It depends on your usage requirements really. I can't comment on either from personal experience.


No VESA on the AOC one either. I want to eventually wall mount it with an Android TV box (after all this lockdown/working from home)
jamesturner28078311/04/2020 00:17

Any good? I'm after a decent monitor for gaming


What's your setup? In most cases 4K isn't a great option for gaming at the moment and you'd be better off with a 1440p (QHD) monitor.
overworked11/04/2020 07:05

Can this be used at max resolution on a 10 year old Dell desktop via HDMI …Can this be used at max resolution on a 10 year old Dell desktop via HDMI (originally win7 upgraded to Win10) ?


Depend on what graphics card (or integrated graphics) you have. Most likely the Dell's not going to be able to output 4K. You can output less than 4K to a 4K monitor but it's not a great experience and almost certainly a waste of money (unless you're future proofing).
JumpMan198011/04/2020 08:03

Is this a good fit for PlayStation Pro & Xbox X


Pretty decent, yup, if you're looking for a monitor-based setup. For the Xbox One X especially since it can output native 4K in a wide range of games (but never greater than 60Hz iirc).
overworked11/04/2020 07:05

Can this be used at max resolution on a 10 year old Dell desktop via HDMI …Can this be used at max resolution on a 10 year old Dell desktop via HDMI (originally win7 upgraded to Win10) ?



Depends on what the max resolution is from the item responsible for the display output.....usually the graphics card....occasionally 'on-board' graphics
hazzabeee11/04/2020 08:26

Depend on what graphics card (or integrated graphics) you have. Most …Depend on what graphics card (or integrated graphics) you have. Most likely the Dell's not going to be able to output 4K. You can output less than 4K to a 4K monitor but it's not a great experience and almost certainly a waste of money (unless you're future proofing).


I'm using the onboard graphics card.
Understand I cant output 4K but is there any way of telling what max resolution I can get from it to buy a monitor that is more suitable for me. Looking for a 27"
KiNG11/04/2020 00:24

this 4k one is only 60hz


Higher the hz is better ??
Yes, though It only really matters to gamers who need super-smooth looking graphics motion in games.
Edited by: "BritishDragon" 11th Apr
overworked11/04/2020 08:58

I'm using the onboard graphics card.Understand I cant output 4K but is …I'm using the onboard graphics card.Understand I cant output 4K but is there any way of telling what max resolution I can get from it to buy a monitor that is more suitable for me. Looking for a 27"



Sure, it should be possible to work it out. Do you know what CPU/integrated graphics you have?

Edit: If not you should be able to find this out by running the dxdiag program and going to the 'Display' tab
Edited by: "hazzabeee" 11th Apr
I heard, the ps5 might not be able to output greater than 60hz? so this should be fine?
hazzabeee11/04/2020 09:39

Sure, it should be possible to work it out. Do you know what …Sure, it should be possible to work it out. Do you know what CPU/integrated graphics you have?Edit: If not you should be able to find this out by running the dxdiag program and going to the 'Display' tab


Intel HD Graphics
Chip type: Intel HD Graphics Family
DAC Type : Internal

PC CPU: Intel i3-2100 @ 3.3GHz (4 CPUs)
overworked11/04/2020 11:28

Intel HD GraphicsChip type: Intel HD Graphics FamilyDAC Type : InternalPC …Intel HD GraphicsChip type: Intel HD Graphics FamilyDAC Type : InternalPC CPU: Intel i3-2100 @ 3.3GHz (4 CPUs)


Unfortunately the maximum resolution your cpu is 2560 X 1600 due to the integrated hd 2000 graphics chip.
Edited by: "peanut_butter23" 11th Apr
peanut_butter2311/04/2020 12:29

Unfortunately the maximum resolution your cpu is 2560 X 1600 due to the …Unfortunately the maximum resolution your cpu is 2560 X 1600 due to the integrated hd 2000 graphics chip.


Thanks, much appreciated.
Will look for a lower spec and hopefully cheaper monitor.
overworked11/04/2020 12:34

Thanks, much appreciated.Will look for a lower spec and hopefully cheaper …Thanks, much appreciated.Will look for a lower spec and hopefully cheaper monitor.



For sure. You're going to want a 1440p ("QHD") model optimally, assuming your focus is on office tasks/web browsing. Those are about £200 at the moment but have been cheaper in the past. Depending on what you're coming from a simple upgrade to a quality IPS 27" @ 1080p 60Hz might not be a bad shout though -- those are still available for < £130 so definitely more economical.
ud98711/04/2020 11:20

I heard, the ps5 might not be able to output greater than 60hz? so this …I heard, the ps5 might not be able to output greater than 60hz? so this should be fine?



I think 4K @ 60FPS is going to be one option in games, yes. So I don't think this is a stupid choice. (I have to say I would be surprised if the PS5 didn't also allow devs to run at lower resolutions but higher FPS -- the hardware itself seems good enough to support a 120fps @ 1080p mode for example.
Good quality 4K HDR monitors are still über expensive for their screen size.

rtings.com/monitor/reviews/best/4k-hdr

Is there much point for everyday computing for non-gamers or content creators?
Edited by: "cheekster" 11th Apr
Cheers for your help mate
40386082-eOMMz.jpgif You look under the overview section, it says 144hz
ud98711/04/2020 23:28

[Image] if You look under the overview section, it says 144hz


Yeah that's confusing, they seem to be talking about a different monitor in the range. The specifications/datasheet say 60Hz. If it 4K 144Hz it would also be a lot more pricey alas.
Tempted by this but the maximum my on-board graphics will support is QHD. Can anyone suggest a budget graphics card that will support UHD? It'll not be used for gaming, just media, office apps & web browsing.
dwl9913/04/2020 10:55

Tempted by this but the maximum my on-board graphics will support is QHD. …Tempted by this but the maximum my on-board graphics will support is QHD. Can anyone suggest a budget graphics card that will support UHD? It'll not be used for gaming, just media, office apps & web browsing.


Sure. Do you use a single monitor setup or dual monitor? HDMI or Display Port? And are you happy going doing the "used" route -- I think it's going to be a lot cheaper?
hazzabeee13/04/2020 12:07

Sure. Do you use a single monitor setup or dual monitor? HDMI or Display …Sure. Do you use a single monitor setup or dual monitor? HDMI or Display Port? And are you happy going doing the "used" route -- I think it's going to be a lot cheaper?


Just a single monitor with a DP or HDMI cable. Used would be fine, ideally something with a lowish power consumption.
Edited by: "dwl99" 13th Apr
dwl9913/04/2020 12:15

Just a single monitor with a DP cable. Used would be fine.



Okay well interested to hear what others have to say but having done a bit of digging I think the cheapest options which support 4K are on the Nvidia side -- GT 640, 650, 730 or 740 are going to be the best options I think as they don't require any additional power* (which depending on your setup you might not have). I can't immediately find the ideal listing on ebay at the moment but I'm sure one will come along Target ought to be £30 I think.

* Apparently some models of the GT740 with GDDR5 memory require an additional 6 pin connector, so one does still have to be careful.
hazzabeee13/04/2020 12:41

Okay well interested to hear what others have to say but having done a bit …Okay well interested to hear what others have to say but having done a bit of digging I think the cheapest options which support 4K are on the Nvidia side -- GT 640, 650, 730 or 740 are going to be the best options I think as they don't require any additional power* (which depending on your setup you might not have). I can't immediately find the ideal listing on ebay at the moment but I'm sure one will come along Target ought to be £30 I think.* Apparently some models of the GT740 with GDDR5 memory require an additional 6 pin connector, so one does still have to be careful.


Cheers, will have a look on ebay. Would I be able to use my current onboard graphics with the resolution set to QHD with this monitor in the meantime?
dwl9913/04/2020 14:03

Cheers, will have a look on ebay. Would I be able to use my current …Cheers, will have a look on ebay. Would I be able to use my current onboard graphics with the resolution set to QHD with this monitor in the meantime?



Yes, you can output at non-native resolutions. However, it'll appear a bit softer/less crisp than it would on a dedicated 1440p display (and of course less crisp than outputting 4K on a 4K display!).
Thanks, ordered
KiNG11/04/2020 00:24

this 4k one is only 60hz


You plan on having 144hz 4 2080ti
Unless I'm missing something, there doesn't seem to be a "Buy" button, only "Add to Wishlist Add to Compare"? Although it still says it's in stock?
dwl9913/04/2020 17:34

Unless I'm missing something, there doesn't seem to be a "Buy" button, …Unless I'm missing something, there doesn't seem to be a "Buy" button, only "Add to Wishlist Add to Compare"? Although it still says it's in stock?


Yes, I've noticed the same. Weirdly enough, it looks like it's been removed from Acer's online store, if you check the list of monitors for sale. But the direct link still works ( uk-store.acer.com/ace…ack)

I managed to order one over the weekend, but my order is stuck at 'Payment Review'
diktiomenos15/04/2020 21:40

Yes, I've noticed the same. Weirdly enough, it looks like it's been …Yes, I've noticed the same. Weirdly enough, it looks like it's been removed from Acer's online store, if you check the list of monitors for sale. But the direct link still works ( https://uk-store.acer.com/acer-nitro-vg0-gaming-monitor-nitro-vg280kbmiipx-black) I managed to order one over the weekend, but my order is stuck at 'Payment Review'


I just ended up getting a 27" Lenovo QHD for £171 instead.
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