Advice on a sub £200 PC monitor

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Found 9th May
Hi. I'm looking to but a new monitor for <£200. Due to desk space 25 inches is about my absolute max size. I do a bit of gaming but nothing competitive so don't need to go too high end.

I've seen a couple which look decent and the stats look fairly similar so I was wondering if any of you guys have any suggestions, either between these two or something completely different:

ACER: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/acer-r241ywmid-full-hd-23-8-ips-led-monitor-10157949-pdt.html

SAMSUNG: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/samsung-c24f396-full-hd-24-curved-led-monitor-10146138-pdt.html

Thanks in advance!

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Both of those monitors are pretty nice choices. Do you have an AMD graphics card? The Samsung supports freesync so that is a big plus, but I think it's a VA panel.

The Acer will have better colours because it's IPS but no freesync.

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Ojman

Both of those monitors are pretty nice choices. Do you have an AMD … Both of those monitors are pretty nice choices. Do you have an AMD graphics card? The Samsung supports freesync so that is a big plus, but I think it's a VA panel. The Acer will have better colours because it's IPS but no freesync.



I have an Nvidia card so perhaps the Acer would be the better overall choice then.

Just buy a flat screen TV with VGA and hdmi ports .

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Thanks. I did consider that but am concerned about i) input lag and ii) TVs tend to bulkier at that price range.

gloryhunting

Thanks. I did consider that but am concerned about i) input lag and ii) … Thanks. I did consider that but am concerned about i) input lag and ii) TVs tend to bulkier at that price range.



I would get a monitor for your purposes. Grab the Acer if you like it does have pretty good input lag times, although I guess if you switch to AMD at some point down the line you'll have Freesync.

Check out the LG 24MP68VQ as well.

ebuyer.com/752…wcB

Got two of these, stay away from two you listed, i went to currys to look at the samsung one and it looks so cheap looking, bezels big (black screen), acer looks cheap too, these lg are tiny bezels and look great

gloryhunting

I have an Nvidia card so perhaps the Acer would be the better overall … I have an Nvidia card so perhaps the Acer would be the better overall choice then.



nVidia will probably support freesync eventually as it's a DisplayPort feature, not an AMD specific one. Even if not, monitors typically outlive cards.

Freesync is definitely a good feature to have, ideally Freesync LFC but they tend to be £50-100 over budget. It's worth looking at non-freesync monitors in case there's anything that particularly suits you but my default choice would be a freesync screen.

Ojman

The Acer will have better colours because it's IPS but no freesync.



Well, more consistent colours. I'd expect the higher contrast VA panel to have 'better' colours.
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