Dell S2417DG with G-SYNC, 165Hz and WQHD resolution

The Dell S2716DG has proven to be a popular product, both for its performance and the trustworthy brand name. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the reference screens we use when assessing monitor responsiveness and is our main gaming monitor at the moment. The Dell S2417DG is essentially a miniaturised version of this, with a smaller screen but all of the features (and then some).

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Philips BDM4037UW curved ‘4K’ UHD VA monitor

The Philips BDM4065UC and BDM4350UC are screens for those who like them big, glossy and with plenty of pixels. Aside from the slight size difference, the panel type really sets these models apart with the older model being VA (Vertical Alignment) and the newer model having an IPS (In Plane Switching) type screen. The newer model also introduced a ‘flicker-free’ backlight, which many users welcomed.

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ASUS PG27UQ 144Hz ‘4K’ monitor with G-SYNC HDR

The ‘4K’ UHD resolution offers a potentially rich and rewarding gaming experience, but due to bandwidth restrictions on current port controllers has been restricted to 60Hz. The ASUS PG27UQ makes use of DisplayPort 1.4, which has been available on the current generation of GPUs for a little while now, to combine the UHD resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate.

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Nvidia G-SYNC – variable refresh rate technology

Traditionally monitors operate at a fixed refresh rate – commonly 60Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz. When running graphically intensive content, such as games, frame rate can be expected to fluctuate in response to varying levels of ‘demand’ from the game or application. This introduces something of a dilemma for gamers in particular. They are forced to choose one of two main options that determine how the GPU handles its ‘passing of frames’ to the monitor– ‘VSync off’ or ‘VSync on’.

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LG 32UD89 and 32UD99 ‘4K’ UHD monitors

Although personal opinions and experiences vary, when it comes to the ‘4K’ UHD resolution we feel the ~32” screen size works particularly nicely. The LG 32UD89 (32UD89-W with silver stand and 32UD89-P with black stand) and 32UD99 (32UD99-W with silver stand and 32UD99-P with black stand) take some design cues from the visually appealing 27UD68, including the ‘inverted smile’ stand base.

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Dell S2718D glossy 2560 x 1440 monitor

The Dell S-Series have always been designed in a minimalistic way. They have simple but to many eyes quite stylish designs. Another feature some of the S-Series models have is a glossy screen surface, which is something of a rarity in the current PC monitor market. The Dell S2718S is the first 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) model to enter the S-Series line-up and is one of very few models of this resolution to feature a glossy screen surface.

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