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[Best Buy] Acer ZeroFrame 28" 4K IPS Monitor - $350 - Exp May 28

4k 28 inch monitor on sale at BestBuy that's in-stock online. I picked one up in store on Sunday to test it out and I'm 90% satisfied with it. It has an IPS panel!

Only issue I have with it is that one of the VESA screw mounts was stripped. I didn't want to bother with the return/exchange so I'll live with it and figure out a solution for it.
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4ms and 60hz for those wondering.
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I wonder how long it will be before a monitor that is advertised as "frameless" or "zero frame" will actually have no frame
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Bought the Lenovo L28u-30 on the MS store a few days ago. 4k, 60Hz, 4ms, FreeSync, IPS. Same price of $350 (less 9% using XB Costco GCs). Loving the monitor. If this is similar to that, it's a good deal imo.
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LilSteve wrote: I wonder how long it will be before a monitor that is advertised as "frameless" or "zero frame" will actually have no frame
You can get that now as a projector. 0 thickness, 0 frame.
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Was considering until I saw that it’s 60Hz.
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sid8tive wrote: Bought the Lenovo L28u-30 on the MS store a few days ago. 4k, 60Hz, 4ms, FreeSync, IPS. Same price of $350 (less 9% using XB Costco GCs). Loving the monitor. If this is similar to that, it's a good deal imo.
I did too...and the specs are exactly the same (as far as I can tell)...plus this one swivels and is height-adjustable (unlike the Lenovo one). They both support VESA so it is not a huge deal but if I didn't get Lenovo, I would have bought this one instead.
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bobbings wrote: Was considering until I saw that it’s 60Hz.
Do you expect a 120Hz 4K panel for 350 dollars? Can your games even run higher than 60Hz on 4k?
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ionkm21 wrote: I did too...and the specs are exactly the same (as far as I can tell)...plus this one swivels and is height-adjustable (unlike the Lenovo one). They both support VESA so it is not a huge deal but if I didn't get Lenovo, I would have bought this one instead.
Ditto. Agreed.
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bobbings wrote: Was considering until I saw that it’s 60Hz.
4K 120Hz needs too much system power (GPU+CPU) for today's games. Even if you can do 4K60, that's amazing. I am barely able to eke out 40FPS in Control, that too with DLSS/RTX on at medium render preset. On the extreme preset, it drops to sub-30 in 4K.

4K60 itself is a ways out - 4K120 is a nice dream for a decade out, at least.
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bobbings wrote: Was considering until I saw that it’s 60Hz.
Yeah anything over 60Hz will be double that price, at least.
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sid8tive wrote: 4K 120Hz needs too much system power (GPU+CPU) for today's games. Even if you can do 4K60, that's amazing. I am barely able to eke out 40FPS in Control, that too with DLSS/RTX on at medium render preset. On the extreme preset, it drops to sub-30 in 4K.

4K60 itself is a ways out - 4K120 is a nice dream for a decade out, at least.
Very true in general. Getting 4K60fps is already a feat, but it depends on the game. 4K120fps is easily doable in Forza Horizon 4 and Overwatch, with just one or two tweaks of minor settings.
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sid8tive wrote: 4K 120Hz needs too much system power (GPU+CPU) for today's games. Even if you can do 4K60, that's amazing. I am barely able to eke out 40FPS in Control, that too with DLSS/RTX on at medium render preset. On the extreme preset, it drops to sub-30 in 4K.

4K60 itself is a ways out - 4K120 is a nice dream for a decade out, at least.
100hz+ monitors actually benefit low framerates because of frame doubling or LFC which expands the freesync range to below 48hz. You arent gonna get LFC on a 60-75hz monitor.
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90% P3, nice.

If I didn’t just buy an UltraFine 4K I’d probably have bought one of these for my Mac.

Re the 4K120 talk... Decade out my ass. HDMI 2.1 supports 4k120 and the series X will be able to do it no problem on less demanding titles.

In a decade we’ll be talking about like 8k240 or something.
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Im surprised at how well i can run games at 4k even on my rx580 at medium. I thought it would be a powerpoint slide show but many are quiet playable. I obviously drop the likes of AA and lower the shadows

Granted, my gaming needs are much lower than most people but still a pleasant surprise
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This is zero frame in the same sense that clean coal is clean.
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bobbings wrote: Was considering until I saw that it’s 60Hz.
HPDeskjet wrote: Do you expect a 120Hz 4K panel for 350 dollars? Can your games even run higher than 60Hz on 4k?
Just ignore them, they probably don't even know what 4K and 60Hz is. He probably doesn't even have a fast enough computer to run QHD @ 100Hz+, let alone 4k@60hz....

He probably "considered" every single deal only because he clicked the link.
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I don't know much about monitors. Is this overkill for a work screen (primarily spreadsheet work)? If I got 2 of these, is this easy to set up in a dual monitor setup? Thanks in advance and apologies for the noob questions.
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qrich4three wrote: I don't know much about monitors. Is this overkill for a work screen (primarily spreadsheet work)? If I got 2 of these, is this easy to set up in a dual monitor setup? Thanks in advance and apologies for the noob questions.
Nope, not at all. In any case, these mainstream 4K IPS displays are mostly used as a work display rather than a gaming display. To answer your questions:
1) With 4k, you will get to see more of the spreadsheets (smaller fonts) since there are a lot more pixels in the same space compare to FHD or QHD panels. It actually works in your favour if you are able to deal with smaller sized fonts. Otherwise, you can scale the display up and get sharper looking fonts
2) It's easy to set them up, mostly it's plug and play. Unless you are running an older version of Windows, then you might need to enable it in the settings. What I would be more concerned about is the power of your computer/laptop, whether it has sufficient power to run two of these without constantly running it hot
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zobblplatz wrote: 90% P3, nice.

If I didn’t just buy an UltraFine 4K I’d probably have bought one of these for my Mac.

Re the 4K120 talk... Decade out my ass. HDMI 2.1 supports 4k120 and the series X will be able to do it no problem on less demanding titles.

In a decade we’ll be talking about like 8k240 or something.
Agreed. Even Doom Eternal can run 4K Nightmare on a 2080 Ti at over 60 FPS, not quite 120 but getting close. Control is pretty close with DLSS 2.0 too.

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