Guide to choosing a monitor in 2020: it’s just the beginning.

A guide to choosing a monitor in 2020: everything is just beginning.

⇡ # How the market has changed over the past year.

Gradually approaching the end of 2020, several new companies were attracted to the market of monitors, significantly transformed the segment of gaming models and became a discovery for those who thought that one had to pay a lot for impressive characteristics. Manufacturers continued to rely on adaptive sync systems without the use of additional hardware modules, using DSC compression to solve the problem of color compression on high-speed 4K monitors when working through a single DP cable, and Samsung finally made a breakthrough in the speed of its SVA panels and technology. * VA in general.

People stopped praying for «quantum dots» and «nanomatrix», as it has become the norm this year to use advanced lighting systems that expand color reproduction capabilities: the advancement of the DCI-P3 standard is gaining momentum. By the way, not only Samsung and LG Display with their modern LCD panels were noted in this process, but also their direct competitors – AUO and Innolux, which do not give nice marketing names, but simply talk about the maximum numbers of correspondence to different color spaces.

AMD has made calculations among monitors that support the open standard FreeSync and came to the decision to relabel the rarely seen FreeSync 2 HDR, changing it to AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and adding an average FreeSync Premium. Now there are exactly three support levels, like NVIDIA with its G-Sync.

The previously announced 360-Hz models, based on both TN + Film-panels and IPS-like matrices, should appear on sale very soon. Against their background, the solutions sold for a long time with 240 Hz no longer cause a storm of emotions, but the recent appearance among them of Fast IPS-novelties with a similar frequency (and even higher) is slowly but surely bringing the market to an obvious transformation.

Another attempt to get consumers to swap out their monitors with the claimed HDR support seems to have failed. Many new models come out without even the simplest VESA DisplayHDR400 certificate, for which manufacturers most likely have to pay extra, and this is done for all new products. – expensive. In the field of full-fledged HDR, the companies did not make a breakthrough and in the most expensive models they began to use multi-zone mini-LED backlighting, which made it possible to raise the number of zones from 384-512 to 1152+. It’s not ideal for consuming and working with relevant content yet, but definitely better than it was.

True, now these are exclusively professional solutions with an appropriate price..

It became really bad with the supply of LG UltraFine monitors for the needs of users of Apple products – in fact, they have ceased, so today, in particular, the updated «budgetary» version with a diagonal of 23.7 inches. The 5K analogue from iiyama for Windows lovers also disappeared from sale (fortunately, because the level of defect of the model was prohibitive), but the expected 6K Pro Display XDR on mini-LED from Apple itself can be freely purchased — unless, of course, you are ready to spend more than 380 thousand rubles on it. Super-expensive and advanced gaming 4K-models Acer (Predator X27) and ASUS (PG27UQ) have disappeared from Russian retail.

The demand for them was small: everyone who needed it managed to buy, so you can reel in fishing rods..

⇡ # About approach and input.

We often talk about what principles we adhere to when choosing and testing monitors, what we pay attention to, and what we fundamentally overlook. In order not to once again increase the volume of an already not small article, we suggest that you familiarize yourself in more detail with our main thoughts and introductory data, which we adhere to when writing materials of this kind..

Among the changes made for this material:

the selection of monitors was based on available offers on Yandex.Market as of the end of September 2020; two classes of displays were removed: 29-inch WFHD and 30-32-inch Full HD – segments in which nothing changes, and the author of this material has not seen new items for a long time (of which there are practically none) live.

⇡ # Models with a diagonal of 23.5-25 inches.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Bidder: Iiyama ProLite XUB2493HSU-B1.

In the segment of small Full HD solutions with an IPS matrix, a huge variety of monitors are presented at a price of 7,000 rubles. If we focus on using a new acquisition for more than one year, then we give our preference exclusively to models with «frameless» designs with a higher starting price. The available models, unfortunately, do not demonstrate such a high stability of the picture and good viewing angles as in expensive competitors and models of a different class, therefore, from our point of view, an ergonomic stand is a must.

You can deviate from this recommendation and give your preference to the built-in light or presence sensor, well, or a high-quality speaker system — as an option.

Average price: 11 500 rubles.

Why buy: well-built and practical case, ergonomic stand, wide range of connection interfaces, USB hub, correct factory setting, no overpayment for the name.

What can stop it: distrust of the brand, want a more stylish option, need an even more accessible display.

Alternative: there are more than enough of them for every taste and wallet: BenQ BL2480 with Eye Care, an ambient light sensor and a simple stand; a similar new BenQ EW2480 with a different stand; repeatedly noted LG 24MP88HV with a four-sided frameless matrix and many design and affordable models from ASUS, Acer, AOC, HP and Philips. Confidently point to the best one – an unrealistic task, since the most important differences are only in ergonomics, materials and design.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), best choice (* VA-type)

Challenger: Samsung C24F396FHI.

BenQ, whose monitors we constantly advised in this subsection, left the segment of available * VA and reoriented to IPS. There are not so many really high-quality and appreciated models left, and therefore the choice is not so difficult.

Average price: 9,000 rubles.

Why Buy: Looking for a decent minimum among 23.5-24-inch * VA Full HD — and got lost in dozens of similar offers on the market from a variety of brands.

What can stop: Wide and deep stand (but without glossy plastic, as before), response speed on dark transitions leaves much to be desired (a standard problem for all * VA of this class).

Alternative: latest generation Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU-3 with ergonomic stand, conventional flat matrix and no glossy parts behind.

11,000 rubles – everything is as the doctor ordered.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), for gamers (TN + film)

I am categorically against a large overpayment for monitors in this segment (so as not to grieve at all, having paid 30,000 rubles or more), and therefore let’s start with the lesser of evils. And most importantly, this display from this category must have an ergonomic stand: for TN + Film this is a significant addition..

Challenger: LG 24GL650.

In recent years, LG has managed to conquer the gaming segment, in which it was greatly helped by a competent pricing policy and constant updating of the model range. There are no major changes during the updates, but it is very often important for the Russian consumer to know that he is buying a new product, and not a model released two years ago..

Average price: 14 800 rubles.

Why buy: the monitor has everything you need: high-quality and practical materials, 144 Hz without unnecessary overclocking, an ergonomic stand, a nice price.

What can stop you: the peculiarities of the TN matrix, the visible crystal effect, the frame design, old matrices in the new case do not attract you, and 144 Hz is no longer taken seriously – an increase in speed is required!

Alternative: if the goal is to save as much as possible, but get a better-made case, you can choose the Dell S2421HGF or HP 24x, the updated 165-Hz ASUS VG248QG or the 24.5-inch VG258QR. For faster fans, there are 240Hz solutions with AMD FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible in the person of Acer Nitro XF252QXbmiiprzx or HP Omen × 25f for 25,000 rubles, as well as solutions with full G-Sync from AOC and Dell Alienware from 35,000 to 45,000 rubles – the fundamental difference is only in the design, a marriage can be caught in any of them, because the matrices used are identical, and the quality of the factory setting, even on the most expensive of them, is so-so. One thing to remember when buying them, – the fastest models demonstrate obvious artifacts (of course, at certain transitions), which only testifies to the fact that it was not without a strong panel overclocking.

Therefore, according to the author of this material, you should choose models with a maximum frequency of 144-180 Hz or wait for the first 360-Hz solutions, look at the tests and start saving.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), for gamers (* VA-type)

Bidder: AOC C24G1.

AOC has updated its gaming line of monitors and released very interesting options for the price, including in the segment of VA Full HD gaming *. Thanks to its pleasant design, good materials, an ergonomic stand (this is an important feature for * VA) and a matrix familiar from other models, the AOC C24G1 quickly became popular and received positive reviews from customers. Over the past year, nothing has changed in this story, with which we AOC and congratulate.

Average price: 17,000 rubles.

Why you should buy: You get everything that is possible in this segment for minimal money. There is no point in overpaying for something else.

What can stop: stop — nothing, but in the matrix itself you can be disappointed in the future, since in terms of speed it is far from TN + Film with similar declared TX.

Alternative: you can take the newer and more popular Samsung C24RG50FQI with a simple stand and the ability to adjust the sharpness (for Samsung * VA this is a useful addition). The manufacturer is more familiar, and the price is even nicer. Why not?

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), for gamers (IPS-type)

Challenger: ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q.

The rapid expansion of the TUF line has led to the emergence of the currently optimal and generally high-quality solution in the segment of high-speed Full HD IPS, with which it is very difficult to fight on equal terms!

Average price: 18 500 rubles.

Why Buy: Quality materials, fast, state-of-the-art IPS panel, ergonomic stand and «frameless» design, gaming ASUS for little money.

What can stop: solely the desire to get more than 144-165 Hz.

Alternative: we did not see an equally high-quality alternative for similar money, but among 240-Hz devices, your choice should be given to the 24.5-inch Dell Alienware AW2521 in one of two colors or even slightly faster and premium ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM.

⇡ # Standard WUXGA (1920 × 1200), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Challenger: BenQ BL2581T.

The king is dead, a new king has risen in his place – BenQ BL2581 with a modern IPS-type-matrix slightly enlarged diagonal, «frameless» design, pleasing work surface and lower price. Do not consider this monitor as a purchase if you are still interested in 1920 resolution × 1200 pixels, – sin. You can slowly forget about the previous segment leaders, especially knowing BenQ’s approach to setting up the vast majority of its displays and quality in general, and also remembering that the potential competitor Dell U2412M has a huge number of versions with different panels and different levels of factory settings..

Average price: 17,500 rubles.

Why buy: the most adequate offer in the segment in terms of all factors, an ambient light sensor, an ergonomic stand, a good factory setting.

What can stop: the peculiarities of the ambient light sensor and the desire to return to the classic 24 inches for a little more clarity (however, many are unlikely to notice it).

Alternative: as interesting «frameless» variants should be noted HP EliteDisplay E243i, the old NEC MultiSync EA245WMi with a built-in ambient light sensor and, alas, poor settings, as well as the much more expensive EIZO FlexScan 2456 with similar capabilities, but much better than factory calibration and an extremely wide range of brightness control. If, nevertheless, there is a desire to return to 2011, then do not forget about the same Dell U2412HM and its successor U2415 with a better factory setting..

⇡ # Standard WUXGA (1920 × 1200), professional league (IPS-type)

Bidder: NEC MultiSync PA243W.

An updated version of the PA242W, popular at the time, which is almost the standard of quality, but with modes rethought in accordance with modern reality. The number of offers is limited, so if you are interested in it – run to buy.

Average price: 65,000 rubles.

Why it is worth buying: nothing more interesting in this segment has yet been done, and do not take the old PA242W for the sake of minimal savings.

What can stop it: Many years later, NEC has not reduced the thickness of the case, although it is at least half empty (well, or half full — it depends on how you look at it).

Alternative: you can consider a slightly less advanced, but even newer HP DreamColor Z24x G2 with an extended color gamut and support for hardware calibration for only 42,000-45,000 rubles, or a similar BenQ SW240 in terms of capabilities with a sun visor for 30,000 rubles. If money – no problem, then consider the rarely seen Eizo ColorEdge CS2420 at a price of 75,000 rubles or the top and last Eizo ColorEdge CG247X launched on the market for 165,000 rubles. It has a built-in colorimetric sensor for automatic recalibration and a host of other technologies useful for professionals..

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Challenger: Dell P2421D.

New segment leader – The Dell P2421D monitor rightfully takes this place of honor. The model, despite a completely different dollar exchange rate, remained at the same price as its predecessor a year earlier, slightly changed its appearance, but otherwise retained all the advantages of its progenitor. It’s enough to win.

Average price: 18 500 rubles.

Why buy: high quality, clear picture, decent customization and choice of interfaces, good ergonomics of the stand, brand warranty policy.

What can stop: the persistent need to activate the Windows scaling system or a great desire to save as much as possible (then you should go to Philips 245E1S).

Alternative: among «frameless» and almost as affordable we can highlight the Samsung S24H850QFI we tested and the 25-inch BenQ PD2500Q. For maximum «framelessness» from all four sides to you also to the updated 25-inch Dell UltraSharp U2520D for 26,000-28,000 rubles. Choose which one you like best in design and color gamut, — and feel free to buy.

The only thing that remains to be noted: the larger the diagonal, the less the need to activate the Windows scaling system. For some, this will be the main point when choosing.

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), for gamers (TN + film)

Challenger: Dell S2417DG.

The segment in question in 2020 has narrowed significantly, and therefore the choice has become much simpler. If earlier we offered Dell S2417DG as a more expensive alternative, now the model has significantly dropped in price, overtook solutions from AOC and Acer in terms of availability and automatically became the leader..

Average price: 24,000 rubles.

Why you should buy: the presence of the G-Sync module, high quality performance, you need a fast TN + Film-panel with just such a resolution and you don’t want to pay.

What can stop: explicit banding (as with other solutions of this kind).

Alternative: there are no more of these.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 24UD58.

LG, as one of the main manufacturers of LCD panels, often reigns supreme in many segments of the monitor market, bringing on sale the simplest solutions with its AH-IPS panels, which are then used by other companies for their own needs. Thanks to this approach, there is no need to search for LG buyers for a long time, and the 24UD58 – one of the examples of such popularity, and lasting for a long time. In addition, she still has practically no competitors, so the choice here is obvious..

Average price: 30,000 rubles.

Why buy: the most affordable 4K display with a small diagonal by modern standards from a well-known manufacturer.

What can stop: appearance, large bezels, glossy elements of the case, persistent need to use the scaling system of Windows OS, visible (albeit not everyone) effect of Cross-Hatching.

Alternative: if the remnants of LG quickly leave the warehouses, then the option is more expensive, but definitely no worse — Dell P2415Q.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), professional league (IPS-type)

Bidder: Eizo ColorEdge CG248-4K.

This Eizo monitor — the only available offer in its fading segment. We have no doubts about its quality and wide possibilities. But how many people need them?

It is obvious that units.

Average price: 240,000 rubles.

Why buy: exclusivity of the solution, full stuffing and high definition of the picture.

What can stop it: You can’t do without a scaling system. Well, that kind of money for 24 inches – very expensive.

⇡ # Models with a diagonal of 27-29 inches.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), optimal choice (IPS-type)

One of the most difficult and popular classes, so any choice is here – only 90% sure that it is correct. In the 27-inch Full HD IPS segment, there are a great many of the most similar models, and you should be prepared for the fact that the pixel will be «bold», and the choice is long.

For us, one thing is clear here: if prices start from 10 thousand rubles, and up to 15 thousand there are several dozen options, then there is no point in skipping this bar. We need to look for a model with an ergonomic stand, high-quality materials and «frameless» design. However, this time we will slightly deviate from our own recommendations..

Challengers: BenQ BL2780 and BenQ GW2780.

Two twin brothers — with the only difference that the new version (BL) uses a simplified automatic backlight control system Brightness Intelligence, which can even be regarded as an advantage.

Average price: 13,000 rubles and 12,500 rubles, respectively.

Why buy: all the same high-quality and affordable BenQ, with IPS-matrices and a full range «eye protection» Eye care.

What can stop: I want it cheaper and without too much «smart» electronics.

Alternative: if you are only interested in the matrix, then you can save about 2,000 rubles with the help of Samsung S27F358FWI. The updated Iiyama ProLite XUB2792HSU-B1 with a familiar design and a set of functions, the fresh Samsung S27R650FDI and the gaining momentum Dell S2721HS can be the optimal choice in this class for an ergonomic stand..

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), best choice (* VA-type)

Challenger: Samsung C27F396FHI.

BenQ left this segment, and Samsung’s pricing policy for * VA solutions, along with a competent update of the line, severely spoiled sales to competitors. In the segment of universal 27-inch * VA Full HD, the first place belongs to the relatively new C27F396FHI, and hardly anyone can seriously compete with it.

Average price: 11 500 rubles.

Why buy: great value for money.

What can stop it: deep and not very comfortable stand, black color not like on OLED, no DP connection;

Alternative: the ergonomic Iiyama ProLite XB2783HSU-3 can easily become it for a little more money, but without such a heap of technologies, with a flat * VA-matrix, but with a much larger set of connectors.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), for gamers (TN + film)

Bidder: AOC G2790PX.

Another dying segment of the market in which we do not really want to advise to buy something, but we will have to do it. Perhaps you are a true fan of TN + Film technology, you can clearly see the difference in speed on complex transitions, and therefore you are not satisfied with even the fastest IPS. Then why not choose the AOC G2790PX.

Average price: 22,000 rubles.

Why Buy: An Ergonomic Stand Is Important for TN + Film Matrix — and here she is for very little money.

What can stop it: design, brand, not the highest sweep frequency.

Alternative: Those looking for 240Hz should take a look at the most affordable monitor with an ergonomic stand — Acer Nitro XF272Xbmiiprzx. It is worth paying more only if it is necessary to have a G-Sync module on board, and then you should go to another Acer model – Predator XB272bmiprzx.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), for gamers (* VA-type)

Challenger: Dell S2721HGF.

Since * VA models with previous generation matrices cannot be expected to have a high response speed, there is no point in looking at options with the highest possible frequency. – the pixels simply won’t keep up with the update of the picture on the screen, and you will observe loops and artifacts from the aggressive overclocking of the Ovedrive. Thus, it makes little sense to overpay for some super-expensive displays for this class, because in terms of speed you will get about the same.

Average price: 18,000 rubles.

Why you should buy: a new Dell product on a familiar matrix, a very pleasant price for such TX, good workmanship and an ergonomic stand.

What can stop: unrealized expectations from matrix speed after preliminary evaluation in the store upon purchase – this is not TN + Film or even IPS with a similar vertical frequency.

Alternative: you can turn your gaze to the AOC C27G1 noted last year or to one of the many MSI MAGs showing quite decent results for adequate money – checked, we know.

⇡ # Standard Full HD (1920 × 1080), for gamers (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 27GL650F.

LG’s monopoly leads to the fact that most of the optimal solutions among high-speed monitors are released by this company. So it happened in the developing class of gaming IPS Full HD, where the Korean manufacturer is very difficult to get around.

Average price: 21,000 rubles.

Why Buy: Great for those who hate TN + Film and * VA solutions, but want a fast panel with no higher than Full HD resolution.

What can stop: price and «bold pixel».

Alternative: If LG’s design does not appeal or the brand is not credible, then feel free to consider the ASUS VG279Q or the excellent ASUS from the TUF Gaming VG279QM series with a frequency of 280 Hz, as well as its slightly slower alternative Dell Alienware AW2720HF. If you really need a hardware G-Sync module, then add another 15 thousand rubles and feel free to choose Acer Predator XB273Pbmiprzx.

⇡ # Standard UWFHD (2560 × 1080), for gamers (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 29UM69G.

The representative of the business family from Dell has long disappeared from the shelves of Russian stores, so we have only a class of gaming solutions with a resolution of 2560 × 1080 pixels. The most suitable monitor, both in terms of price, design or capabilities, remained the LG monitor. – model 29UM69G with vertical scanning frequency increased to 75 Hz. It has support for AMD FreeSync adaptive sync technology and gaming features specific to high-speed models.

Average price: 18,000 rubles.

Why buy: a lucrative offer that lingers on the market longer than usual, – this is a success!

What Can Stop: The tilt-only stand, you won’t get much of a speed advantage when going from 60 to 75 Hz.

Alternative: just released LG 29WN600 for the same money – a new approach to design without references to the gaming theme, although the possibilities are expanded with the help of pseudo-HDR support, and in other TX the model is similar to its «black» predecessor.

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Time goes by, and the model from Iiyama continues to defend and gains popularity further and further. The monitor combines a high-quality matrix with a good factory setting, a nice design, a set of the most necessary functions and capabilities and, most importantly, a low price for devices of this kind. Iiyama probably didn’t bet so much on their XUB2792QSU, but it turned out the way it turned out, — and for the third year in a row, it is one of the most interesting offers on the market in terms of a set of characteristics.

Average price: 22,000 rubles.

Why buy: there is little point in overpaying (if you are a rationalist) for something else. – you will still get the same IPS-type-panel or its analogue with minimal differences.

What can stop: design, personal distrust of the brand and doubts about quality (but definitely not with us).

Alternative: nevertheless, there are more than enough quality options in this class. Consider a frame model like the BenQ PD2700Q, «frameless» Samsung F27T850QWI (updated version), new Dell S2721DS, Dell P2720DC with familiar outlines and average factory settings, tested by the author of this material more than once, stylish AOC Q2781PQ. The desire to save as much as possible will definitely lead you to the Philips 275E1S – another solution promoted by the company with a universal design, weak ergonomics and a nice price.

Choose a copy carefully, do not rely on a high-quality setting and just do not expect much for 15,000-16,000 rubles.

Move to the segment of 30,000+ rubles in the hope of getting higher quality – not the best option, especially when it comes to monitors on identical / maximally similar matrices. As an exception, we can only mention the LG 27QN880. The company does not often offer solutions in this segment, but now it has a display with a special bracket-stand, and this – its most important difference from the above monitors.

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), for gamers (TN + film)

Challenger: HP 27xq.

Price is very important, especially when the buyer wants to save money by purchasing a TN + Film monitor. That is why the long-recommended AOC AG271QX disappeared from the position «Challenger», and its place was taken by the new HP 27xq with a surprisingly pleasant price.

Average price: 23,000 rubles.

Why buy: best-in-class combination of price, quality and features – no one else offers this.

What can stop: the lack of Russian on the menu, the quality of the plastic is lower than you can expect from HP products.

Alternative: if NVIDIA G-Sync support is required, then the best and additionally tested by us option — Dell S2716DG, it will definitely not let you down, but you will have to pay extra. Hurry up while it is still on sale. Then only the new S2719DGF will remain — without a module, but for similar money.

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), for gamers (* VA-type)

Challenger: Samsung C27HG70QQI.

While the Odyssey G7 series monitors are just reaching store shelves (the first batch was quickly disassembled), the bulk of buyers have to focus on the high-speed WQHD * VA solutions previously presented for sale, and one of the best and consistently supporting its popularity is Samsung C27HG70QQI. Moreover, it is significantly cheaper than a new one. «Odysseus».

Average price: 32,000 rubles.

Why buy: time-tested quality.

What might stop it: looks, oversized kickstand, slightly wider color gamut, and pixel response rates already confirmed to be slower than IPS.

Alternative: if it were not for a specific stand and a slightly different purpose (according to the manufacturer’s plan), then we would have put a Samsung monitor from the Space series as the best choice – S27R750QEI. It is cheaper (almost 5 thousand rubles), and no worse. Another alternative option we have tested is the Gigabyte G27QC monitor, which is simplified in relation to the AORUS series..

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), for gamers (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 27GL850.

While some manufacturers think for a long time and rarely update their assortment in this class, LG has sobered the market with its high-speed 27GL850, which again appeared in large quantities at a nice price. We urgently need to take!

Average price: 34,000 rubles.

Why Buy: Pretty much everything you need, clearly the best display in its class.

What can stop it: Large stand, non-premium materials.

Alternative: options with the G-Sync module on board, you know everything well — ASUS ROG Swift PG279QE and Acer Predator XB271Hub. A more affordable alternative is the no less famous ASUS VG27AQ with an old matrix, standard color gamut and small Overdrive artifacts, as well as the new Dell S2721DGF – this one is good for everyone, except for the completely absent sRGB emulation mode. If you want a direct and more affordable alternative to the main contender, then try to find the LG 27GL83A for sale. — monitor on the same matrix, with factory emulation of sRGB mode and no USB ports.

You can’t find a better option!

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), semi-professional league (IPS-type)

Nothing changes in this segment. VP2768 by Viewsonic — monitor with a standard color gamut (!), a car of possibilities for customization, a working system for compensation of uneven illumination and an internal high-bit LUT open for hardware calibration.

Average price: 35,000 rubles.

Why Buy: This is a unique offer that no other monitor manufacturer can offer you..

What can stop: poor factory settings, very confusing menus and not obvious interconnection of various operating parameters – it was difficult even for the author of this material to figure it out (and it was not possible to do this at all).

Alternative: no — and is no longer expected…

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), professional league (IPS-type)

Challenger: BenQ PV270.

The best option with an even larger carriage and a small cart of possibilities for those who have not yet saved up for HP and Eizo solutions, but have already begun to feel the need for an extended color gamut. By the way, the majority of consumers should stop at just such a solution and not overpay two or three times. – the difference will be seen by a few, and only a part of them will use at least half of the functions presented in models of the highest price range.

Average price: 65,000 rubles.

Why buy: where else can you find such a set of technologies for a similar amount?

What can stop: a lot of free money that can go to buy an even more expensive and high-quality solution.

Alternative: the continuation of spending money can be super-expensive Eizo solutions in the form of the Eizo ColorEdge CG2730 for 165,000 rubles and the ColorEdge CG279X for 200,000 rubles. Each of them has about a dozen additional technologies, built-in sensors, a colorimeter, and so on. NEC PA271Q may become a more adequate alternative, and the HP DreamColor Z27x G2 we tested will be difficult for most to master..

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), optimal choice (IPS-type)

The class is controversial enough just because of one global problem – 27 inches is not enough to work in native resolution without activating the scaling system (at least 150%), and it, in turn, is still seriously underdeveloped.

Challenger: LG 27UL650W.

A model that could claim the title of semi-professional, if not for the standard color gamut. The rest, as they say, is full of mince.

Average price: 32,000 rubles.

Why buy: ergonomic stand, HDR support, rigorous, high quality, practical and affordable.

What can stop: not the lowest price and the need to use the problematic scaling system of Windows OS (like any other competitor).

Alternative: unfortunately, a more advanced version with USB Type-C, the ability to perform hardware calibration and with USB ports – more than once tested LG 27UL850W — disappeared from sale. It remains for us to offer you once again the new Philips 276E8VJSB with surprisingly good quality of factory settings and assembly as a whole, with a ridiculous price by modern standards of 22,000 rubles for a 4K monitor. There is an excellent option in the form of a well-tuned BenQ PD2700U with its own chips.

As a middle variant with our own but we can recommend AOC U2790PQU.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), for gamers (IPS-type)

Challenger: Acer Predator XB273KSbmiprzx.

When it comes to games in 3840 resolution × 2160 pixels, then with a high degree of probability the user has one of the top video cards from NVIDIA installed (and if not, then it should be installed). In this case, the monitor will not interfere with support for NVIDIA G-Sync technology, and this display – the best in the segment of high-speed 4K IPS without multi-zone backlighting.

Average price: 110,000 rubles.

Why it is worth buying: have not saved up for a monitor with FALD-backlight yet, are tired of waiting for an alternative from LG (it will be closer to the New Year), and the connection via two DP cables does not bother;

What can stop: limitations when working on a single DP cable, lack of support for DSC compression technology, high price.

Alternative: there is a similar monitor from Acer itself from the ConceptD series, but its appearance is not at all gaming and not even strict.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), professional league (IPS-type)

Challenger: BenQ SW271.

A fairly new BenQ monitor from the well-known and proven professional series, with all the features inherent in this class and high-quality factory settings. Over the past year, it has only risen in price and, apparently, will continue. So those who need such a display can already run to the store.

You can safely buy for future use!

Average price: 84,000 rubles.

Why it is worth buying: models of this level rarely appear in this class: do not miss your chance, if, of course, you are sure that an extended AC – a real necessity, not a simple whim.

What can stop: perhaps only the price and the need to use the Windows scaling system.

Alternative: if you are ready to add about 20,000 rubles, then feel free to choose the latest and most advanced Dell UP2720Q with a built-in colorimeter (just like the Eizo ColorEdge). If you do not have such an amount, then you can think about Viewsonic VP2785-4K or don’t give a damn and buy Viewsonic VP2768-4K, excellent in terms of the combination of characteristics and performance of various technologies, for 52,000 rubles, albeit with a standard color gamut.

⇡ # Models with a diagonal of 30-32 inches.

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Bidder: Iiyama ProLite XB3270QS.

Due to the price reduction and the absence of global changes in the studied segment, a monitor from Iiyama still comes out on top at the end of 2020. No other competitor can offer the same range of features and benefits as the XB3270QS. As for various complaints about the quality and uniformity of the backlight, be sure – you can easily run into this on any of the competitors of this model.

Average price: 24,000 rubles.

Why buy: for the money – everything with him (and even more).

What Can Stop: Strong Glow effect on black, weak but visible artifacts at almost any OverDrive setting.

Alternative: Viewsonic VX3211-2k-mhd checked by us earlier or its updated version with «frameless» design and slightly worse backlight uniformity VX3276-2k-mhd – but it is 2,000 rubles cheaper. Fans of A-brands can be advised to take a closer look at the new LG 32QN600 – you will definitely get everything you need.

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), optimal choice (* VA-type)

Challenger: BenQ PD3200Q.

Creation of a trendsetter and definitely a quality product – BenQ PD3200Q continues the BL and PD series launched by the company and takes the best from them. Some overpayment is felt against the background of some competitors, but in this case it is justified.

Average price: 32,000 rubles.

Why buy: you won’t find anything better with an ergonomic stand for this money.

What can stop it: it costs 10,000-12,000 rubles more than they ask for a similar monitor on an IPS matrix (these are the oddities), frame design, no ambient light sensor.

Alternative: you can save money and take the AOC Q3277PQU in a simpler case and with a lower quality setting, or consider any similar ones (for example, the cheapest in the AOC Q3279VWF segment), often newer solutions, but we cannot vouch for them.

⇡ # Standard WQHD (2560 × 1440), for gamers (* VA-type)

Bidder: LG 32GK650F.

The South Korean manufacturer has launched a simplified version of one of its interesting monitors for sale, removing one of the best external lighting systems and USB ports on the market. In addition, it is one of the few monitors in the class with a conventional, flat * VA matrix and, importantly, an ergonomic stand.

Average price: 27,000 rubles.

Why it is worth buying: the most successful solution in its class in terms of price and characteristics, quite high-quality, according to various tests, VA-matrix with adequate speed and without serious drawbacks.

What can stop it: relatively poor uniformity of illumination in a bright field (in terms of brightness level), not the best viewing angles, average adjustment accuracy.

Alternative: slightly more advanced options in the face of the already old Samsung C32HG70QQI and LG 32GK850F (you should choose between them based on the need for an extended color gamut), and, of course, the new high-speed Samsung Odyssey G7 (C32G75TQSI) – most expensive but fastest * VA in class, but difficult to obtain.

⇡ # Standard WQXGA (2560 × 1600), professional league (IPS-type)

Challenger: Dell UP3017.

The UP3017 monitor combines loyalty to tradition and the far from new AH-IPS-matrix with RGB-LED-backlight. The model is designed for fans of the 16:10 standard who know how to solve problems arising from the extended color gamut. This display – the latest WQXGA solution on the market with a wide range of settings and direct access to the monitor LUT using official software.

Average price: 92,000 rubles.

Why buy: Nice looks, quality materials and workmanship, ergonomic stand, backlight compensation system, extended color gamut, direct access to the built-in LUT with the ability to perform hardware calibration.

What can stop it: for the same money, you can take a more modern and advanced monitor, but without an extended color gamut (and we really need it, recall, a maximum of 1% of consumers) and with a different resolution.

Alternative: from the presented in Russia, unfortunately, there is nothing else – it is an outdated standard out of the market.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Challenger: BenQ PD3200U.

BenQ PD3200U Monitor – This is a good example of how to approach the design of a model that replaces a previously presented product, which during its existence has received high marks from both experts and end users. Over the past year, nothing happened, and therefore the BenQ model remained in the first place.

Average price: 58,000 rubles.

Why it is worth buying: recently, nothing more worthy in this segment has been released.

What can stop you: the desire to get more for the same money, but you are unlikely to succeed.

Alternative: If finances allow you, we strongly advise you to take a look at the new Eizo FlexScan EV3285 with USB Type-C, the widest range of brightness changes of the backlight and an adequately working ambient light sensor. Modern and affordable — BenQ EW3280U with an interesting speaker system and a dark brown case, as well as the recently released LG 32UN880-B on a special stand.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), optimal choice (* VA-type)

The Koreans approached the design of the model very competently. They took U32H850UMI as a basis, tried to keep its appearance (very successful) — and it practically succeeded, but at the same time they simplified the stand, its ergonomics and cable management system, removed the USB ports, improved the operating brightness range, and left a good factory setting. They didn’t play with the newfangled HDR10 – approached the issue seriously. Don’t have a multi-zone lighting system?

What then the real expansion of the dynamic range can we talk about? So HDR10 is not here — and it is right.

Average price: 23,000 rubles.

Why it is worth buying: because this is Samsung on its own * VA-matrix for very adequate money.

What can stop: pronounced heterogeneity in the black field and limited ergonomics of the stand.

Alternative: AOC is no longer relevant as it is more expensive. From other options — Viewsonic VX3211-4K-mhd with a better finish, BenQ EW3270U with sonorous acoustics, Samsung S32R750UEI from the Space series if you need a special stand.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), semi-professional league (IPS-type)

Bidder: Viewsonic VP3268-4K.

VP3268-4K Monitor – another attempt of Viewsonic to squeeze into the segment of semi-professional solutions. The engineers took a well-known die and made it work with advanced electronic strapping. It turned out more than serious: an open for the user 14-bit 3D-LUT, thanks to which they promise ideal tonal transitions and color accuracy, the ability to perform hardware calibration, pseudo HDR10 support, precise factory settings, a backlight unevenness compensation system, emulation modes for various color spaces (of course, within native – close to sRGB) and a relatively wide selection of interfaces.

Average price: 78,000 rubles.

Why buy: a semi-professional solution in a very modern «frameless» the case; many useful features, especially if you know how to use them and understand how they are useful in your work.

What can stop you: you do not need all these gadgets or you have no desire to overpay 15,000-30,000 rubles for them against the background of the previously noted BenQ PD3200U.

Alternative: If you want an advanced 32-inch 4K monitor but not as advanced as the Viewsonic, I highly recommend you consider the proven LG 32UL950. In both cases, you can save about 15-20 thousand rubles and get a color gamut at the level of 94-95% DCI-P3. Or no less advanced BenQ PD3220U with a large number of high-quality preset modes, but without the ability to get into the built-in LUT.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), professional league (IPS-type)

Applicant: BenQ SW321С.

If you have clearly decided that the extended color space – not a fictitious necessity, but a mandatory criterion when choosing a 31.5-inch 4K monitor, then, perhaps, the best and tested solution by us is the new BenQ SW321. In addition to the adequate price, fully corresponding to the capabilities and level of the display, the manufacturer has provided its product with a high-quality sun visor and the most hassle-free software for hardware calibration. And in general, the proposed solution works much more correctly and more predictably than many analogues.

Average price: 140,000 rubles.

Why you should buy: you are looking for the most hassle-free 31.5-inch 4K IPS display with an extended color gamut, but you have not saved up on NEC and EIZO yet and are not going to save up (really – what for? Many will not see the difference in the picture from the screen).

What can stop: misconception of the species «BenQ cannot / cannot make high-quality professional devices. NEC and EIZO – our everything!».

Alternative: very expensive ASUS ProArt PA32UC-K, PA32UCX-K on mini-LED or versions without «TO» — without i1 Display Pro calibrator and visor included, but much cheaper. Or even cheaper — old and sold in large quantities Dell UP3216Q with fewer chips, but time-tested.

⇡ # Standard UHD + | 6K (6016 × 3384), the best choice (IPS-type for Mac)

Challenger: Apple Pro Display XDR.

Apple continues to control the minds of high-net-worth individuals and true graphics, photography and film professionals who can afford the best and most expensive..

Average price: 360,000 rubles without stand and with standard glass.

Why Buy: Truly the best modern multi-zone mini-LED lighting solution for Apple devices.

What can stop: the price and love for Windows, all other minor flaws are not so important.

Alternative: LG UltraFine 5K was an adequate alternative, but at the moment there are serious problems with its supply around the world. It looks like Apple has decided to play cat and mouse with LG and show who is the boss.

⇡ # Models with a diagonal of 34-38 inches.

⇡ # Standard UWQHD (3440 × 1440), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Bidder: Iiyama ProLite XUB3493WQSU-B1.

Speaking about 34-inch UWQHD solutions based on IPS matrices, I would like to mention LG monitors right away, but this year Iiyama company surprised us with its XUB3493WQSU-B1 – it’s just space.

Average price: 31,000 rubles.

Why Buy: Price, good workmanship, flat panel, wide range of interfaces, built-in speakers, and more.

What can stop it: black lights (you need to choose a copy in the store), I want a device from the A-brand.

Alternative: the even newer LG 34WN750 or the curved LG 34WN80C is a direct alternative — for those who are not afraid of bent lines (we do not recommend this for CAD | CAM engineers, although, of course, you can get used to everything).

⇡ # Standard UWQHD (3440 × 1440), optimal choice (* VA-type)

Challenger: Samsung S34J550WQI.

With the release of this monitor, Samsung has put its competitors in an awkward position by lowering the price of a large UWQHD display to 22,000-24,000 rubles. Since then, none of them has been able to release anything of the kind, therefore, if we take into account the main characteristics of the model, which we got to know closely during testing, it will be in trend for a long time.!

Average price: 23,000 rubles.

Why buy: affordability, larger diagonal and resolution, standard color gamut, FreeSync support.

What can stop: poor ergonomics of the stand, PWM at frequency.

250-260 Hz in a brightness range of 0-30%, a flat screen (* a VA matrix with such a diagonal curvature would be beneficial).

Alternative: if you do not take into account the model with an increased frequency, then there are simply no competitors.

⇡ # Standard UWQHD (3440 × 1440), for gamers (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 34GN850.

When LG comes in, other manufacturers have a hard time. This happened with the LG 34GK950G, and after — with the 34GN850 we are offering today, which finally killed the sales of competitors.

Average price: 68,000 rubles.

Why buy: Stylish looks, up to 160Hz overclocked, AMD FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible support, high-speed sensor without artifacts, wide brightness range, excellent sRGB emulation mode – what competitors do not have.

What can stop: not the best quality of plastic, lack of PiP / PbP and an external lighting system.

Alternative: if you can overpay or if you want to get a monitor with a different design, build quality and at least a simple external lighting system, consider the Dell Alienware AW3420DW.

⇡ # Standard UWQHD (3440 × 1440), for gamers (* VA-type)

Bidder: C34J791WTI.

The presented model is the successor to the popular C34J791WQI, but now you get at your disposal two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support, which will allow you to easily connect modern laptops using a single cable (including Apple’s Macbooks). If you do not have such laptops, then perhaps these ports will be useful to you in the future..

The monitor is dressed in a fashionable white case with a special height adjustment mechanism, equipped with one of its currently best SVA-matrices with «quantum dots» as a backlit element and an increased curvature of 1500R.

Average price: 49,000 rubles.

Why it is worth buying: affordable, effective, high-quality, fairly fast matrix with good (for its segment) viewing angles, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt support, no SHI modulation (which for modern Samsung – rarity), excellent black backlight uniformity, AMD FreeSync support.

What can stop: white-milky color of the case, slightly expanded color gamut, in direct comparison of speed with more expensive IPS counterparts Samsung will lose.

Alternative: if you want to save as much as possible, then take the popular, but over-praised Xiaomi Mi Surface Display (the author of this article is well acquainted with it — and does not share the general enthusiasm at all) or also the proven MSI Optix MAG341CQ with fewer problems.

⇡ # Standard UWQHD + (3840 × 1600), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 38WN75C-B.

Monitors of this class appeared 3 years ago, and until a certain moment a representative of the American company Dell sat on the first place of the podium – model U3818DW. She had one global problem – artifacts from poor overclocking of the matrix, which could not be disabled (except through the service menus – but this is a so-so option). With the arrival of the new LG, which is much better represented on sale, and its price is lower, the choice has become easier.

Average price: 77,000 rubles.

Why buy: hassle-free from the factory, new, relatively affordable.

What can stop it: if you do not know where to put it or if you are not satisfied with the shaky design (for LG with this design and size – it’s okay).

Alternative: if you are principled «goodies» Dell, then you can’t do without the U3818DW.

⇡ # Standard UWQHD + (3840 × 1600), for gamers (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 38GN950.

This is a top gaming solution from LG, which turned out to be much more popular than the most similar in TX, but not in ideology, 38WN95C. All previous models in this segment simply fade against its background, so you definitely won’t spend a lot of time choosing.

Average price: 123,000 rubles.

Why buy: it is beautiful in almost everything – I really have a minimum of complaints after several days of working with this model.

What can stop: no money or the need for such a fast monster.

Alternative: if you really need a G-Sync module, you can overpay 50 thousand for a similar in capabilities Acer Predator X38P. Just ask yourself three times: is he needed?

⇡ # Standard UWQHD + (3840 × 1600), semi-professional league (IPS-type)

Previously, we recommended this monitor after a short operating experience, but now, after full testing, we are 200% confident in our words: VP3881 from Viewsonic – the best representative of its segment.

Average price: 98,000 rubles.

Why buy: the most advanced model in the segment, with hardware calibration, built-in 14-bit 3D-LUT, backlight compensation system, ton of settings and a nice look.

What can stop: attitude to the brand, a very complex and confusing menu, unwillingness to overpay about 20,000-25,000 rubles for opportunities you don’t really need.

⇡ # Standard WUHD (5120 × 2160), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Challenger: LG 34WK95U.

Monitor in question – this is the case when you want pixel density on par with 27-inch 4K displays, but on a wide and large screen. The model has been on the market for almost 2 years — and during this time no one was able to reach her quality level.

Average price: 90,000 rubles.

Why Buy: Austere looks, quality build and materials, reasonably ergonomic stand, high pixel density, good setup, USB Type-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3 support, wide color gamut, VESA HDR600 compliance.

What Can Stop: The need to use scaling and not the best support from macOS (but the developers are working on improvements).

Alternative: there is a variant from MSI, but, unfortunately, at a similar price, it cannot compete on equal terms with LG.

⇡ # Models with a diagonal of 40-65 inches.

⇡ # Standard DFHD (3840 × 1080), for gamers (* VA-type)

An exclusive from Samsung, which has created a new class of displays with an aspect ratio of 32: 9, makes it possible to do without building a dual-monitor configuration, dispensing with one C49HG90DMI. The pioneer, surprisingly, turned out to be quite high quality, and for the * VA model — also fast (but, of course, this is only relative to * VA of the same generation).

Average price: 69,000 rubles.

Why buy: the soul requires something unusual, you need a large workspace, but you don’t want to overload the system and see the frames of two monitors.

What can stop: huge size, PWM at brightness below 90%, lack of support from developers, «bold pixel».

Alternative: there are no adequate ones. Samsung makes the best monitors on its own matrices.

⇡ # Standard DWUXGA (3840 × 1200), for gamers (* VA-type)

Bidder: Philips 439P9H / 00.

In the Russian retail, the version from Samsung, with which it all began, disappeared, so we found out how things are with competitors’ solutions. It turned out that one of the hassle-free and affordable — model from Philips. Yes, in terms of technical characteristics it is not the fastest, but for a * VA matrix this speed – for eyes!

Average price: 74,000 rubles.

Why buy: there is everything a gamer needs — and not only a gamer.

What can stop it: completely non-standard aspect ratio, and it does not really look like a game model.

Alternative: you can take a look at the Lenovo Legion Y44w, but the most expensive ASUS is definitely not worth the overpayment.

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Bidder: Philips BDM4350UC.

Such solutions are increasingly attracting the attention of people whose work is associated with a large flow of information. They don’t want to face Windows scaling problems and want to get by with a single screen. In this case, after evaluating all 43-inch solutions on the market, we came to the conclusion that one of the very first in this class – Philips BDM4350UC – is still the optimal and highest quality solution.

Average price: 37,000 rubles.

Why buy: relatively good factory setting, accessibility, nice screen picture (no crystal effect), no SHI modulation – Flicker-Free.

What Can Stop: Looks Like TV (Design «chopped with an ax»), lack of ergonomics (standing rooted to the spot), average quality of materials, semi-glossy matrix surface, strange location of interface connectors, illumination uniformity far from ideal.

Alternative: A relatively new and affordable alternative is the LG 43UN700. It looks much more like a computer monitor, it has a convenient control system, a decent factory setting, and the USB Type-C connector on board is the main argument..

⇡ # UHD standard | 4K (3840 × 2160), for gamers (* VA-type)

Challenger: ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ.

Earlier here we advised 65-inch «monitors» from HP and ASUS, but now there are more affordable solutions with a smaller diagonal and, unfortunately, other problems, one of which is a * VA panel with an inverted BGR structure (inverted pixels) instead of the usual RGB scheme. This feature leads to poor-quality fonts and general damage to the picture. If you play or work at a distance of 1.5 meters and further, then you can forget about it.

If you plan to work at a distance of a meter or closer (we do not recommend it), then we recommend that you abandon the idea of ​​buying any representative of this segment..

Average price: 150,000 rubles.

Why Buy: 4K 144Hz with DSC compression technology (does not require two DP cables); the desire to stand out and play from a PC on a large large 16: 9 screen, not forgetting to connect a game console; G-Sync Compatible, VESA HDR1000 support.

What Can Stop: High price, * VA matrix with poor backlight uniformity and uniformity, «crooked» the work of not a very large number of separate backlight zones (for such a diagonal), high load on the system, inverted pixels and a corresponding drop in the quality of small elements and ripples on the text (especially small ones).

Alternative: Consider something in a different class.

⇡ # Standard DWQHD (5120 × 1440), optimal choice (IPS-type)

Challenger: Dell U4919DW.

Dell was the first to decide to rid the small caste of multi-monitor configurations from the black bezel between two identical displays. New IPS panel creates a huge 49-inch 5120 resolution screen × 1440 pixels. Thus, it turned out to be a replacement for two 27-inch WQHD solutions.

Average price: 107,000 rubles.

Why buy: no need to use a scaling system (ppi at 110),

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good factory setting, uneven backlight compensation system, nice screen picture (no crystal effect), no SHI modulation – Flicker-Free, huge workspace, good viewing angles.

What Can Stop: Lack of free desktop space to install such a wide display.

Alternative: LG 49WL95C – slightly cheaper, but also slightly less features, and the build quality and materials are worse.

⇡ # Standard DWQHD (5120 × 1440), optimal choice (* VA-type)

Challenger: Philips 498P9.

The monitor was just lucky that in Russian retail it has no direct competitors with a similar vertical scan frequency — about 60-75 Hz.

Average price: 72,000 rubles.

Why buy: lowest DWQHD entry threshold, plus * VA panel with deep blacks.

What can stop it: Viewing angles so large * VA-matrices, Black-Crush effect, high system load.

Alternative: it makes sense to go straight to the next class of monitors, and not do nonsense.

⇡ # Standard DWQHD (5120 × 1440), for gamers (* VA-type)

Challenger: Samsung Odyssey G9 (LC49G95TSSIXCI).

With its new Odyssey lineup, Samsung has brought the * VA panel back to advanced gamers. 240Hz with dual DisplayPort on this diagonal with really improved responsiveness and low artifacts – what those looking to buy a DWQHD gaming display have been waiting for.

Average price: 115,000 rubles.

Why Buy: Fastest 49-inch monitor ever there is a desire to replace two 27-inch displays; I want to play, and the hardware installed in the PC can easily pull such a resolution without sagging FPS.

What can stop it: Viewing angles with such large * VA matrices, Black-Crush effect, high system load, severe panel curvature, insufficient black depth, poor tuning and «curve» sRGB emulation.

Alternative: okay, if you still want to save 25-30 thousand and you need exactly * VA on such a diagonal, then here – time-tested Samsung C49RG90SSI. It is not as fast as the Odyssey G9, but at the time of the release of the model everything was fine..

⇡ # Conclusion.

Elapsed time since the last release «Monitor selection guide» showed that our estimates of the speed of emergence of new technologies were, to put it mildly, extremely optimistic. For a year, manufacturers took up their minds and worked exclusively at the speed of high-frequency IPS and * VA panels, bringing them to a new level, which greatly damaged the reputation of TN + Film technology. In this story, of course, the stories of professional esportsmen will emerge that not everything is so bad and that TN is still ahead of the rest of the planet, but the beginning of the end is definitely laid.

Thanks to such successes, the release of updated models with an increased by 10, 20 or even 30+ Hz sweep frequency ceases to be a significant event. This is a specially created stock for increasing numbers in TX for potential new products, which we will still have time to see with you by the end of 2020. The long-awaited ones will appear very soon.

32 ” WQHD IPS solutions with high frequency. It is they who will directly compete with the new Samsung Odyssey, and the choice will again become more difficult..

If you do not plan to spend 100-200 + thousand rubles on a new monitor, then you can safely stop «sit on the defensive» and start buying now. In the long term, the ruble will not become stronger (and the noticeably more expensive models proposed in this material are an additional confirmation of this), mini-LED technology is just beginning to settle in expensive professional solutions, and we still continue to dream of micro-LED. Modern models already at this stage of development can amaze, especially if you have been sitting with your old monitor for about 7-10 years.

There is a choice, it remains to make it right. And better — hurry up!

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