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#306272 9-Jul-2023 23:04
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Hello - what is the going best 27"+ monitor these days for 400 - 600? Would prefer 2560x1440 if possible. Cheers.


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  #3101775 9-Jul-2023 23:25
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A lot of factors change that - business, video games? If video games, do you play modern titles or older titles, how do you feel about letterboxing? Do you play esports titles or bleeding edge titles? If business/office, what sort of device/s are you planning to use with it?





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  #3101784 10-Jul-2023 06:55
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For thorough reviews I find https://www.rtings.com/ quite useful. 


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  #3101788 10-Jul-2023 07:23
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I've never liked 2k monitors. There's something unsatisfactory and transitional about them. I'm surprised they've lasted this long in the market. Like everyone else I use them and find them hard to get rid of. Buying today I'd be looking at 4k or Curved. There's an occasional $499 special on the curved. There you go..

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONMIX34140/Xiaomi-Mi-34-UltraWide-QHD-Curved-Gaming-Monitor-3




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  #3101827 10-Jul-2023 09:53
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gzt:

 

I've never liked 2k monitors. There's something unsatisfactory and transitional about them. I'm surprised they've lasted this long in the market. Like everyone else I use them and find them hard to get rid of. Buying today I'd be looking at 4k or Curved. There's an occasional $499 special on the curved. There you go..

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONMIX34140/Xiaomi-Mi-34-UltraWide-QHD-Curved-Gaming-Monitor-3

 

 

Totally disagree, it's by far my preferred resolution for anything under 28".

 

4K requires considerably more resources for gaming as well. 

 

 


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  #3101884 10-Jul-2023 10:32
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That's true 4k usually comes with a move to a larger size.

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  #3102948 11-Jul-2023 23:59
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Thank you all so far :)

 

toejam316:

 

A lot of factors change that - business, video games? If video games, do you play modern titles or older titles, how do you feel about letterboxing? Do you play esports titles or bleeding edge titles? If business/office, what sort of device/s are you planning to use with it?

 

 

Some modern gaming, mostly leisure/business with the latter connected to a laptop. Do like me some good colours, the current monitor is awful.


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  #3102949 11-Jul-2023 23:59
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networkn:

 

gzt:

 

I've never liked 2k monitors. There's something unsatisfactory and transitional about them. I'm surprised they've lasted this long in the market. Like everyone else I use them and find them hard to get rid of. Buying today I'd be looking at 4k or Curved. There's an occasional $499 special on the curved. There you go..

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONMIX34140/Xiaomi-Mi-34-UltraWide-QHD-Curved-Gaming-Monitor-3

 

 

Totally disagree, it's by far my preferred resolution for anything under 28".

 

4K requires considerably more resources for gaming as well. 

 

 

 

 

Agreed, I have a 3070 and want it to last some more years so 4k is not going to work.




  #3102954 12-Jul-2023 04:23
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Dell is still decent pricewise. + extra 7%? off via student discount code (happy to give you one).

 

Computer Monitors | Dell New Zealand

 

Not many sales on the Dell NZ website these days when compared to Australia, Germany, England (and sales in the past). 

 

 

 

Another option is Amazon AU (but may not be ideal in terms of warranty). 

 

Amazon.com.au: Resolution Standard: 3 Selected - 26.0 In & Above / Monitors: Computers

 

 


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  #3102983 12-Jul-2023 08:06
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Cant go wrong with the LG monitors, more pricey than some but quality.  Getting a 144hz+ monitor is worthwhile even if not gaming, amazing the difference it makes even in day to day windows use.  Avoid VA panels unless high end Samsung models. VA has better contrast but can have terrible dark level smearing.


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  #3102989 12-Jul-2023 08:48
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I would suggest having a look at the Monitors Unboxed Youtube channel (and Hardware Unboxed). Lots of reviews and they recently dis a roundup of monitors in various price brackets that you may find helpful :)






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