Curved display on a 27" 16:9 screen display is absolutely a deal breaker for me. Fine on an ultrawide, silly on anything else. VA panel is also a deal breaker for me personally on a high refresh gaming monitor. Fine for media consumption or a TV, but not for playing FPS with mouse input - black crush and smears? No thanks. The main point though is that the monitor you've suggested isn't similar at all and not an upgrade beside the resolution, which you need to make sacrifices to get. If you had found a 1440p, flat IPS 144hz panel at a similar (or reasonable) price point, then you would have your point.
24" 1080p is the standard format at all esports tournaments. Sony doesn't even acknowledge 1440p in any form, whether PS4 or PS5, although this is more Sony being Sony.
For what low resolution potato systems that run e-sport titles? Because if you remotely care about the image your PC is outputting. The thing you take in with your eyes, it's a long way along from the sweet spot. Don't get me wrong 1080p is serviceable if your on a tight budget. But when you can get a 2560x1440 screen for almost the same money you're just making your experience inferior for little reason. I'd actually say 2560x1440 is the sweet spot, as 4k monitors aren't really big enough to appreciate the resolution jump. Well unless you're like me an use a 48" OLED as your monitor. As it makes all PC monitors look slow and outdated by comparison. Although obviously 48" isn't suitable for e-sports, too much screen to take in.
Well that’s your personal opinion. 1080p 144hz is the sweet spot and will be for years.
Considering I had a higher resolution monitor 16 years ago.... Yes. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/dell-ultrasharp-2405fpw-review/
MacBook price but not build & screen, generous memory/storage not enough to justify price, seems to be popular verdict Didn't vote either way
Thank you sheffield788 for your valuable comments and advice.
This is a nice ultrabook and the specs are good. While I like it, I will not vote. The reason is that even this is a very lightweight ultrabook, it is flimsy and too much plastic in comparison with other ultrabooks. But if you want lightweight devices, this makes sense plastic is not as heavy as metal. I think the price is justified given the specs. If this one goes cold, it will be good to know why.
Posted 25th AprPosted 25th Apr
Acer Nitro Nitro VG280K 4k UHD 60Hz HDR10 FreeSync £280.49 at Acer Shop£280.49£319.9912% off Free P&P Free
Ordered this last Saturday and still haven't received it so just take note if your ordering this one from them - they do send you email to say its going to be delayed etc but why didn't they just put that there from the jump
Does this work with both console and pc??? (embarrassed)
if you can get it for £85, its a good home office monitor or combine two or three for multi monitor. 75hz is a nice touch. Certainly not for gaming though of course unless playing casual games.
I have a different monitor with exactly the same specs. this is a great monitor if you were building a dual/triple monitor setup on a budget.
You want 120hz for PS5
Posted 6th MarPosted 6th MarShipping from PolandShipping from Poland
Not sure where you're getting £600 from. Quidco is pre vat and at 7% assuming it tracks it'll be £40. Which yeah helps but cashback can be added to most deals. There was a cracking £699 Lenovo yesterday and add 8% cashback from Quidco would make it even sweeter. Like I said great if this deal works for you but for the masses this isn't much of a deal at the moment. Think the standard price for this laptop should be the same at Argos and very and as far as I can see only difference is the mx350. £100 extra for that just isn't worth it. Most people get some sort of discount from Currys or very through work etc which would make it say £650. So already without trying you've got a price similar to yours. If this laptop was say £680 and then you added discounts on to it then yeah you're getting close to a bargain. Just over a month ago Currys were selling 17 inch Acer Nitro i5 9th gen H with 1650 graphics card and was fully upgradable for £699 which was seen as an ok price and same weight as this. That laptop trumps this one all day long.
I used Quidco got cashback tracked as well around £600 its best one I would say
To be honest even at £680 it's a so so price but if it works for you then great.
Or if you buy with any monitor you got 15% off
Posted 25th FebPosted 25th Feb
Predator Orion 3000 Gaming Desktop with RTX 3070, £1529 for students/via EPP discount @ Acer£1,529 Free P&P Free
Posting this as a deal for those who have a discount code through work/student schemes currently giving 15% off making this Subtotal (Incl. VAT)£1,799.99 Discount (15% off your m… Read more
Students must be a lot richer today than when I was one 15 years ago. :D
Before you buy any Acer Predator 3000 that comes with an i7 10-700 (some have RTX 20 series and some 30) make sure you check the Acer forums. It comes with a stock cooler on some sketchy motherboard and its very hard to change it. It also runs at 80Celcius and Acer replied to users concerned about that saying that its normal. Also the RTX 3070 card is a Chinese brand from what I was able to find out. Of all the prebuilt PC's out there ACER are some of the worst for thermals and components.
In the early evenings (confused) you are well underinformed on whats really going on (nerd)
Not sure I would name a computer that will no-doubt end up in some middle aged single blokes bedroom being played on in the early evening “predator” (lol) (lol) (lol)
I read predetor onion (lol)
Posted 16th FebPosted 16th Feb
Acer Swift 3 Laptop | i7-1065G7 | 14" Full HD IPS | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | MX350 £799.99 @ Acer£799.99 Free P&P Free
Seems like very good value on this fairly modern spec including dedicated GPU: Windows 10 Home 64-bit Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 processor Quad-core 1.30 GHz 35.6 cm (14") Full HD… Read more
I'm not sure how it is now but my Acer swift 3 (bought in 2018) wasn't great at cooling the components and it throttles when gaming after 20-30mins.
I agree. I never understood why somebody compares an ultrabook with a 2.5 kg laptop. For me, a 2.5kg laptop is not a laptop, in fact I don't even look at laptops over 1.5kg. I am typing now on my old Acer Aspire S13,which is 1.3kg. I purchased this 4 years ago, for me going over this weight is a definite no. In fact i purchased a Zenbook metal built which is 990g (I think I had this figure in mind when I placed my initial comment, but this is related to my Zenbook, what I know the Swift 3 is a lightweight laptop). Despite the decent specs, I do feel this is overpriced, if you want a good built factor, you go for Swift 5, this is quite flimsy, if you take in consideration part of the price is related to the built quality and compact form. Not a bad laptop by any means.
1.163kg according to a review on notebookcheck. I'm typing this on a Swift 1 that I think has basically an identical chassis. So a lightweight aluminium sturdy build and will be competing with the same people looking at the Ryzen laptops but this will have slightly better gaming performance due to the Mx350. Should be a good laptop but maybe slightly pricy still. The Dell G3 according to notebookcheck weighs 2.34kg with a 1kg power supply (the laptop draws 200W at the top end of the tests) so it is a bit laughable that someone is trying to compare the 2 laptops, when they are totally different to each other.
Still waiting for a reasonably priced 3:2 or 16:10 ratio laptop
I can't open the link for some reasons, but with regards to not lighweight, Swift 3 models are usually in between 1 to 1.2kg, which to me are quite lightweight. I nearly purchased one a year ago, I was after a very portable ultrabook style laptop, and the Swift 3 was 990g. But I agree, not sure to whom this is aimed at.