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RCPC101 wrote: Lists are typically sponsored IMO
Meant lists on reddit, LTT, etc. Sponsored lists actually tend to include Alienware.
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I think the problem is that 144hz to 240hz is not that much difference to the normal gamer. They did tests and reviews that i've seen on youtube. But going from 60hz to 120/144hz definitely has a difference that anyone can feel. Also to utilize the true 240hz you'd need a top end gfx card that can push 240fps. Then you end up asking yourself, all this for a drop of blood?
😎Thanks RFD😎
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Ryanix wrote: Meant lists on reddit, LTT, etc. Sponsored lists actually tend to include Alienware.
User on reddit, LTT, etch could also have biased opinions
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blackbirdman wrote: I think the problem is that 144hz to 240hz is not that much difference to the normal gamer. They did tests and reviews that i've seen on youtube. But going from 60hz to 120/144hz definitely has a difference that anyone can feel. Also to utilize the true 240hz you'd need a top end gfx card that can push 240fps. Then you end up asking yourself, all this for a drop of blood?
144hz to 240-280hz was a big difference to me, the motion clarity is a lot better, going back to 144hz feels like there's motion blur enabled, but yeah 120-144hz is good enough for a normal gamer, people even think 30-60 fps is even acceptable Face Screaming In Fear. 1080p/240hz needs a pretty powerful CPU on most games as that's where the bottleneck is.(not counting the games that just about any decent hardware can get 300-500 fps)
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RCPC101 wrote: User on reddit, LTT, etch could also have biased opinions
They could, or they could not. Your opinion could also be biased. Don't know why you care so much about my opinion, when I still said this is probably a good deal.
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Jimbo67 wrote: 144hz to 240-280hz was a big difference to me, the motion clarity is a lot better, going back to 144hz feels like there's motion blur enabled, but yeah 120-144hz is good enough for a normal gamer, people even think 30-60 fps is even acceptable Face Screaming In Fear. 1080p/240hz needs a pretty powerful CPU on most games as that's where the bottleneck is.(not counting the games that just about any decent hardware can get 300-500 fps)
yea sure bud, if you did blind test, i highly doubt u will be able to tell
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JIB9022 wrote: yea sure bud, if you did blind test, i highly doubt u will be able to tell
I have, I've owned 4 240-280hz, it's easy to see the difference.
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Sep 6, 2013
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I find monitor shopping so confusing.
This monitor has all the specs.... anything better out there right now?
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Sep 2, 2017
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00sk8tr wrote: I find monitor shopping so confusing.
This monitor has all the specs.... anything better out there right now?
In my experience the VG259QM is better as is the MSI MAG251RX, both are more expensive though but both have BFI if you like that
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Aug 19, 2009
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I'm on the fence on this one. Been following the price for a while and this is lowest price I think with the coupon. But I just bought a IPS 144hz monitor like a month ago when this monitor was not on sale and also OOS...... not sure if I wanna drop 400 now for it...

It is on the recommended list from pcmonitors
https://pcmonitors.info/recommendations/

their review:
https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-al ... -aw2521hf/


A note on that Dell Premium Panel warranty, you only have 21 days from invoice date to make a RMA if you want a NEW replacement. After 21 days, the replacement monitor will be refurbished. They do not mention this in any of their FAQ or EULAs. So just be aware of that.
I thought RFD was supposed to help me SAVE money .... -__-|
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Jul 15, 2008
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Let's say I want to buy a 24-25 inch 120hz+ monitor (I think 27+ is too big). No set budget, but best value for <$400.. maybe <$300. Is this the one, or should I be looking at something else?
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Aug 19, 2009
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ji_hyun_jun wrote: Let's say I want to buy a 24-25 inch 120hz+ monitor (I think 27+ is too big). No set budget, but best value for <$400.. maybe <$300. Is this the one, or should I be looking at something else?
uhh, best value? then def not this monitor. Do you play competitive FPS games like csgo? Valorant? Can your graphics card drive the games at constant 240fps+? Yes to all that, then get this monitor.
Otherwise plenty of 24" 144hz 1080p monitors around. What panel do u want? TN? IPS? A gazillion choices if you just want a TN panel. A IPS panel 24" 1080p 144hz monitor, some popular choices now are
AOC 24G2 lowest price $190 Dec 2019, u won't see this price any time soon. Also constantly OOS.
MSI Optix G241 when on sale these days, around $240. I have this and i think it's a good monitor for the price. Low stock.
ACER Nitro VG240YPbiip $215ish when on sale. Popular. low stock.
ASUS VG259Q $350ish. I think this is very overpriced for its spec. But quite popular and often recommended by people.
I thought RFD was supposed to help me SAVE money .... -__-|
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ae86fr wrote: uhh, best value? then def not this monitor. Do you play competitive FPS games like csgo? Valorant? Can your graphics card drive the games at constant 240fps+? Yes to all that, then get this monitor.
Otherwise plenty of 24" 144hz 1080p monitors around. What panel do u want? TN? IPS? A gazillion choices if you just want a TN panel. A IPS panel 24" 1080p 144hz monitor, some popular choices now are
AOC 24G2 lowest price $190 Dec 2019, u won't see this price any time soon. Also constantly OOS.
MSI Optix G241 when on sale these days, around $240. I have this and i think it's a good monitor for the price. Low stock.
ACER Nitro VG240YPbiip $215ish when on sale. Popular. low stock.
ASUS VG259Q $350ish. I think this is very overpriced for its spec. But quite popular and often recommended by people.
Like with everything in life, you alway pay premium for that last 5 percent. No one complains about the titan vs the 2080 ti, what double the price for a 8 percent gain? This monitor is a hot deal within a niche market that does exist. Pro gamers will definitely go for maximum HZ provided they can get the fps and for that, they are willing to sacrifice resolution. Even if it's not possible at this point, but its only a matter of time. The advent of 144hz monitor pushed for more demanding video cards that can take advantage of it and soon there will be cards that can take advantage of 240hz. At the end of the day, innovation is what drive sales which leads to money and that is the ultimate motivation for the manufactures to keep innovating.
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Aug 22, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Would on this if not getting the 360hz one. :)

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