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[Best Buy] Asus TUF 24" (VG249Q) IPS 144hz $249 Monitor

I've been looking for a gaming monitor and I thought this is a pretty good deal for a 24" IPS 144hz, $30 off for $249 from Best Buy.
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1ms, freesync, 250nits for those interested.
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VESA Mountable or not ?

VESA Mountable No
VESA Sizes Supported 100 x 100 mm
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Jul 30, 2019
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tomz997 wrote: VESA Mountable or not ?

VESA Mountable No
VESA Sizes Supported 100 x 100 mm
The top comment on Reddit says it is indeed VESA mountable.

Also, does anyone have any experience with the monitor that they are willing to share? Looking into this monitor for mostly productivity activities with light gaming on the side.
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May 20, 2020
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For this monitor you are basically paying the premium for the 144hz refresh rate, which is excessive for both productivity and light gaming. I would recommend a monitor with bigger size and higher resolution like 27 inch 1440P or 32 inch 4k.
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is this really 1ms response time?
some sites come up as 4ms and 1ms MPRT?
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Hey I have this monitor + bought it at this price a few weeks ago when Bestbuy had their last sale. As a productivity monitor I'm very happy with it - the colours are great, I find the screen bright and the bezels ( except for the bottom) are very slim. I'm very happy with it - I do some gaming as well, and I'm running it at 144hz with no issues. Overall I definitely recommend it if you're in the market for a 1080p 144hz IPS.

As another poster mentioned this is VESA compatible - I currently have it connected to a prime cables single monitor arm haha
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JIB9022 wrote: is this really 1ms response time?
some sites come up as 4ms and 1ms MPRT?
I don’t have any in depth reviews but I think it’s safe to say not usable 1ms. LG does something similar where they advertise 1ms but that’s on the max over drive setting and it causes major overshoot. Not saying this is a bad monitor though. Probably closer to 4ms like you said?
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Jul 20, 2019
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I bought this monitor about 3 weeks ago from BB at full price and just got it BB lowest price matched today successfully. No dead pixels, monitor is bright (had to turn it down a bit), freesync worked well with Nvidia GTX 1060 with newest drivers (Nvidia support for Freesync arrived in drivers late 2019). The 144 Hz is nice in windows and Freesync works great with games like CSGO that can achieve very high framerates. I found a few reddit posts with recommended settings and settled on (Racing mode, Color->Brightness->45, Color->Color Temp.->User Mode->B->90, Trace free 60, Freesync On, ELMB Off) (Note: This monitor does not have ELMB-Sync where you can use Freesync and ELMB at the same time, so you have to choose one or the other, I tried both and preferred the Freesync 144 Hz, given the price I don't think this is a big issue.). Colours are vibrant (reviews say decently accurate 97% sRGB), adjustable stand works great and the monitor looks good both in use and aesthetically.

So far, fingers crossed, no issues.
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1440 resolution is milles et important than 144hz
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Looking for decent monitor for working from home .... Is this better or any other options available ... Thanks ...
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robbingcorporations wrote: Also, does anyone have any experience with the monitor that they are willing to share? Looking into this monitor for mostly productivity activities with light gaming on the side.
Ditto. Been looking for a new monitor mostly just to work with. Really want height adjustable because otherwise they're always too low on my desk and I have to put them on a some books. But the lenovo and Dell ones I checked out aren't height adjustable until you jump on a price bracket.

Hesitating because of how bulky the stand looks. Have a small desk and don't want to sacrifice too much space.
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cag_73 wrote: Looking for decent monitor for working from home .... Is this better or any other options available ... Thanks ...
For gaming? yes, for other stuff, there are better options. Color reproduction is not perfect so if you do graphic or color work, it would not be a good choice. It's called a gaming monitor so choose wisely. Also depends on the games. Gaming means FPS shooters, not RTS. For those, a monitor with better colors would be a better options to get more vibrant and accurate colors.
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dazz wrote: For gaming? yes, for other stuff, there are better options. Color reproduction is not perfect so if you do graphic or color work, it would not be a good choice. It's called a gaming monitor so choose wisely. Also depends on the games. Gaming means FPS shooters, not RTS. For those, a monitor with better colors would be a better options to get more vibrant and accurate colors.
Thanks

Not for gaming. Looking for office work.
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Sep 6, 2016
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For office work the 144Hz refresh rate will be a wate. Instead, look for a larger monitor (27-32" at 60Hz) to enhance productivity.

The 144Hz really only benefits gaming, in particular first person shooter as @dazz mentioned.

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