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[Amazon.ca] [DOTD] Acer ED273 wmidx 27” Curved Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display (HDMI,DVI & VGA Ports) 50% OFF!!! $199

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[Amazon.ca] [DOTD] Acer ED273 wmidx 27” Curved Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display (HDMI,DVI & VGA Ports) 50% OFF!!! $199

Been hunting for a 27” curved QHD but budget is only around $200. This one could be a good buy. Review arent bad. Definitely makes your office looks nicer.

Viewable Area: 27" Curved
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Response Time: 4ms
Pixel Pitch: 0.3114mm
Inputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI (w/HDCP) & 1 x VGA
Speakers: 2 speakers, 3 watts per speaker
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Why would anybody buy a 27" 1080p, TN panel?
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snipzy wrote: Why would anybody buy a 27" 1080p, TN panel?
Because 4k is here :p
Seriously, I have a 29" tn panel and I regret it because it's not a 4k. 27" at 1080p is not so clean.
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snipzy wrote: Why would anybody buy a 27" 1080p, TN panel?
It's a VA panel according to manufacture website.
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snipzy wrote: Why would anybody buy a 27" 1080p, TN panel?
Why not? Some people are on a budget or have specific needs that wouldn't warrant spending extra $$.
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Good deal for people reading text and spreadsheets all day. Thanks for posting.
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Which one would you pick over the LG 27MP48 at Costco for the same $.
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Seems like a very decent price for what it is. Market is moving to 4K for sure but for a lot of people this is perfect.
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snipzy wrote: Why would anybody buy a 27" 1080p, TN panel?
Because they intend to use it for desktop apps and fast gaming, where the response time and lower price matter a lot more than better viewing angles and color fidelity. And, until about a year ago, TN was the only choice if you wanted 144Hz.

You can have more than one monitor too. I use a 4K OLED as my second, and watch movies and youtube on that.
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eugene_2005 wrote: It's a VA panel according to manufacture website.
You’re right. According to Acer, it’s a VA panel.

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dealyou wrote: Definitely makes your office looks nicer.
So we've reached the point in the decline of our civilization that people are buying monitors because it makes their office look nicer instead of the screen specs.

Anyway, 2018 there is going to be a big push towards commodification of 4K and introduction of HDR10 into a lot more PC monitors, I think this is going to be the last year that 1080P is found anywhere other than those sub $100 garbage displays.
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I would love to get some opinions on my situation. I'm looking at setting up a home office. I have a consulting business and need 2 monitors.

Was originally just going to get two 27-inch monitors ( https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/hp ... 48939.aspx )

Was intrigued by the ultra wide screen option but realized it may be overkill to do two ultrawides ( https://www.amazon.ca/LG-25UM58-P-25-21 ... B01BV1XB2K )

Now this acer curved option is looking really cool to me but not sure how it will play with a dual curved setup.

Notes
  • I will not be gaming on this outside of the occasional Starcraft game (might connect an xbox to one but honestly not a hardcore gamer so don't really care about what it looks like as long as i can play the occasional sports game)
  • The monitors mentioned are what I'm going to go with, i do not want a one 34' curved or 3 monitors etc
  • I will be mounting them to a vesa mount so the HP ones i will need to buy an adapter for them.
  • I need to open multiple windows across screens and will not be doing any editing or anything
  • I will be sitting about 2-3 feet back from the monitors.
Any ideas on which 2 monitors i should get? Flat, ultra wide, or curved
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snipzy wrote: Why would anybody buy a 27" 1080p, TN panel?
If deal is good, RFDers would buy anything even if it was 720p ... say this 27" TN panel was at $99, it'll be OOS in no time!
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4K also requires more GPU, it's not just a monitor upgrade for anything 4K if you want 60Hz.
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pkphilip wrote: 4K also requires more GPU, it's not just a monitor upgrade for anything 4K if you want 60Hz.
UHD panels look fine at 1080P these days and any old even integrated graphics these days will render 2D anything just fine at UHD. It's not like you're forced to run in native resolution for everything.
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TriftyTings wrote: [*]The monitors mentioned are what I'm going to go with, i do not want a one 34' curved or 3 monitors etc
2x27 is wide enough that you'll probably appreciate curved. If you need two monitors you are going to find a single ultrawide inadequate.

In your use case I'd look hard at a 50-55" 4K television. It's the pixels and dimensions of 4x 27" 1080p, and only about 25% more expensive than a pair of monitors. Use the top half for things you need to glance up at and the bottom half for things you're paying close attention to.
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Why do you think people buy macs ? For their specs ?

Hell no.

Not to forget mac's super glossy screens
BinaryJay wrote: So we've reached the point in the decline of our civilization that people are buying monitors because it makes their office look nicer instead of the screen specs.

Anyway, 2018 there is going to be a big push towards commodification of 4K and introduction of HDR10 into a lot more PC monitors, I think this is going to be the last year that 1080P is found anywhere other than those sub $100 garbage displays.
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TriftyTings wrote:
[*]I will be mounting them to a vesa mount so the HP ones i will need to buy an adapter for them.
According to the specs, It doesn't look like these Acer ones are VESA compatible either.
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khan_z wrote: According to the specs, It doesn't look like these Acer ones are VESA compatible either.
you are right and i was just looking into that. Doesn't seem like they have an adapter either so i guess the curved are off the table.

Now to decide if TWO ultrawide monitors are overkill! :facepalm:

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