I am looking to buy a new monitor with a high refresh rate, but I cant make up my mind. The Eizo Fortis looks good, but my 1080ti locked me into the NV ecosystem. My case is a bit different, as I am looking for a 3rd monitor to supplement my current setup. I have been using PVA and IPS panels for a long time, and I do not think that I even see the IPS glow anymore. I have not used a TN in ages.
- Two LG 27UD88-W.AEU (27'', 4k, 60Hz) VESA mounted with arms side by side
- Geforce 1080ti
- Color calibration tool
What do I plan on using the new screen for:
- Office work (60%)
- Gaming (30%)
- Movies (10%)
- Photo / color sensitive work (0% as I got my LGs for that)
What do I want to fix about my setup?
- I tend to watch movies on my PC, so I would not be opposed to a bigger screen. Ultrawide does not make sense given my two other screens.
- I would prefer a higher refresh rate for gaming. I am far from a competitive level these days, but 60Hz just does not cut it.
What have I looked into?
- ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ - Pro: IPS, 4k, gsync HDR (10bit), 144Hz // Con: damn expensive, hard to get, no real tests that are not just glorified press releases
- Acer Predator XB271HUTbmiprz - Pro: IPS, gsync, 144Hz // Con: horrible backlight bleeding?
- ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q - Pro: IPS, gsync, 144Hz, 70 bucks less than XB271HUTbmiprz // Con: horrible backlight bleeding?
- LG 32GK850G-B - Pro: Gsync, 144Hz, bigger screen, similar bezels&look // Con: VA?
Questions I have on my mind:
- Have TN displays come a long way? Is there a benefit to Gsync at high refresh rates? Something like the BenQ Zowie XL2735 with 240 Hz might be a cheap alternative
- Is the BLB on Acer&Asus IPS really that bad or is it comparable to my LG IPS screens?
- Will the LG 32GK850G-B look differently, even after calibration?
- Is there a different monitor I should be looking at?
- Any recommendation between the ones I selected?