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[Best Buy] Asus 28" 4k IPS with full ergonomic stand open box $366

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[Best Buy] Asus 28" 4k IPS with full ergonomic stand open box $366

Just ordered this monitor and thought some people would appreciate it, this spec with a full ergonomic stand is not really a thing. At this price. Open box though.

Includes original 3 years parts and labour warranty.
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Reviews from owners @ Best Buy Canada: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... 798/review

Review @ Tom's Hardware: Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q 4K Monitor Review: Ultra HD, Ultra Cheap

Review @ Display Ninja: ASUS VG289Q Review - Budget 4K IPS FreeSync Gaming Monitor

Price BNIB @ Best Buy Canada: $430 (OOS)
Price Open Box @ Best Buy Canada: $387
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It appears nothing at all makes this a gaming monitor, other than slapping on the name 'gaming'.

At the risk of pumping TVs as monitors incessantly. You can get the following great IPS TVs to be used as monitors.

LG 43UN6951 43" 4K IPS TV (2020) - 4K60 w/ Improved RGBW - $398 CAD (Walmart) [See @seafish website for stock.]
LG 43UN7300 43" 4K IPS TV (2020) - 4K60 w/ RGB 4:4:4 - $548 CAD (Walmart)
LG 43UN7000 43" 4K IPS TV (2020) - US Model, Similar to UN7300 - $395 CAD Equivalent Pre-tax Ontario (B&H Video) [Ships from USA]

The last of the three is most intriguing as it only costs what amounts $395 CAD + tax, after taxes, duties, and shipping are rolled in.

Source: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... lass.html/
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redflagdealsguy wrote: At the risk of pumping TVs as monitors incessantly. You can get the following great IPS TVs to be used as monitors.
Not sure where 43" TV's work great as a monitor. Maybe if you sit on the couch and mount it on a wall.
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shadowsteve wrote: Not sure where 43" TV's work great as a monitor. Maybe if you sit on the couch and mount it on a wall.
From 2 years living that life, between 2.5' and 3.0' away on your desk is just fine.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: It appears nothing at all makes this a gaming monitor, other than slapping on the name 'gaming'.

At the risk of pumping TVs as monitors incessantly. You can get the following great IPS TVs to be used as monitors.

LG 43UN6951 43" 4K IPS TV (2020) - 4K60 w/ Improved RGBW - $398 CAD (Walmart) [See @seafish website for stock.]
LG 43UN7300 43" 4K IPS TV (2020) - 4K60 w/ RGB 4:4:4 - $548 CAD (Walmart)
LG 43UN7000 43" 4K IPS TV (2020) - US Model, Similar to UN7300 - $395 CAD Equivalent Pre-tax Ontario (B&H Video) [Ships from USA]

The last of the three is most intriguing as it only costs what amounts $395 CAD + tax, after taxes, duties, and shipping are rolled in.

Source: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... lass.html/
I agree it's not a gaming monitor re refresh rate etc. However it is a very good price for an IPS productivity monitor of this type with a high quality stand.

I tried your 43" TV recommendation as a monitor and it sucks. It's comically huge and doesn't work well. And viewing angles suck even with IPS. I want my monitor to work like a monitor. They are very different things at the end of the day.

By the way, extra size is straight up bad for you if it creates an unergonomic seating position, which is absolutely the case with something that has the height of a 43" TV.
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Blubbs wrote: I agree it's not a gaming monitor re refresh rate etc. However it is a very good price for a productivity monitor of this type with a high quality stand.

I tried your 43" TV recommendation as a monitor and it sucks. It's comically huge and doesn't work well. And viewing angles suck even with IPS. I want my monitor to work like a monitor. They are very different things at the end of the day.
Right now, we have buyers locking in their orders on a 30-day return window between now and Back to School... just in case a better deal arrives.

This might be the go-to game plan for folks looking at a regular sized monitor, or really any electronics purchase.

You've made your preferences known otherwise, so I'll leave it at that (there's a dedicated series of threads on this topic in C&E).
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redflagdealsguy wrote: From 2 years living that life, between 2.5' and 3.0' away on your desk is just fine.
you must have a large desk. my monitor right now, just guesstimating, is probably at most 1.5' from my face. if I had a desk that's 3' in depth, it would take up half my room space.
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I have this monitor. It's pretty fantastic. In my case, I don't need >60hz and it's great for most games I play. For work and such, what a really awesome picture.
Colours and all that are just amazing.
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Clement wrote: you must have a large desk. my monitor right now, just guesstimating, is probably at most 1.5' from my face. if I had a desk that's 3' in depth, it would take up half my room space.
I do, yes.

I'm about bigger spaces now, a bigger better life.

I don't live for the cramped 20-something inch monitor in a cubicle life.

I'm at work 7-days, so I'm done compromising.

Not ruling out a 55" / 65" IPS TV as Monitor Wall Mounted so I regain some desk space.
redflagdealsguy wrote: My current setup is a standing desk, no temporary seat support, and soon-to-be a standing treadmill (interrupted by COVID).

My eye-line is perpendicular to the screen, which is elevated from the desk on a rising platform.
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How does this compare to the various 28" UHD at similar price point around $400? I recall there was an Acer previously on sale for like $390 as well brand new?

The open box discount doesn't seem massive on its own.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: I do, yes.

I'm about bigger spaces now, a bigger better life.

I don't live for the cramped 20-something inch monitor in a cubicle life.

I'm at work 7-days, so I'm done compromising.

Not ruling out a 55" / 65" IPS TV as Monitor Wall Mounted so I regain some desk space.
That’s living it big if you’re going 65”.

I found that 43” didn’t work for my cube life unless you were mixing some TV and console gaming in. I found the sharpness was not great for spreadsheets and reviewing documents. I much preferred the dual 27” or 32” setups for wider workspaces. I found bigger 43” just made things taller and with unusable dead space near the top.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: I do, yes.

I'm about bigger spaces now, a bigger better life.

I don't live for the cramped 20-something inch monitor in a cubicle life.

I'm at work 7-days, so I'm done compromising.

Not ruling out a 55" / 65" IPS TV as Monitor Wall Mounted so I regain some desk space.
Having a big desk so you can fit a big TV further back instead of a monitor is not living a better life, lol. Unless you have issues with focusing your eyes.

Your desk sounds like a bad use of space unless you are constantly doing a ton of physical document work.

In my many years of home office working I've found the ultra wide aspect ratio is by far the best for ergonomic office productivity. A main reason is ergonomically, your eye level should be at or slightly below the top of the screen. This is pretty much impossible or impracticable with a ginormous 43" screen.

You may be setting yourself up for chronic injury with your setup.
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monkey_bongo wrote: That’s living it big if you’re going 65”.

I found that 43” didn’t work for my cube life unless you were mixing some TV and console gaming in. I found the sharpness was not great for spreadsheets and reviewing documents. I much preferred the dual 27” or 32” setups for wider workspaces. I found bigger 43” just made things taller and with unusable dead space near the top.
This is a topic of discussion I'm happy to expand on in the C&E forum. I will stop here out of respect to OP.

I've been told by people in the know that I should wait for 8K 55" and 65" to drop in price before making the jump up in size.

I will bump the thread in C&E so we don't thread squat here. I disagree with the gentleman above on ergonomics.
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Blubbs wrote: I tried your 43" TV recommendation as a monitor and it sucks. It's comically huge and doesn't work well. And viewing angles suck even with IPS. I want my monitor to work like a monitor. They are very different things at the end of the day.

By the way, extra size is straight up bad for you if it creates an unergonomic seating position, which is absolutely the case with something that has the height of a 43" TV.
I also tried out 40" TV and it didn't work at all. It was just too high and wide unless I put the TV back further and it completely screwed up the arrangement of the work space.

I've been doing absolutely everything to fine tune my workspace for good ergonomics,.....tried out a number of different monitor configurations but converged onto a single 32" on a monitor arm which allows me to easily pull and push the monitor back and forth on the desk depending on how dense I want the content displayed.
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