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Old January 14, 2015, 08:09 PM
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G-SYNC has been a defining technology since it was introduced and BenQ's XL2420G combines it, 3D Vision, a 144Hz refresh rate and a fairly reasonable price into one good looking gaming monitor.

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Awesome. I think that "fairly reasonable price" will be coming down quite a bit in the next 6-12 months, perhaps even sooner, once there are more models available. I think this is the only 24" G-Sync model around, with exception to the DIY VG248QE users.

Gamers on the fence about G-Sync should look at it this way: the gaming experience offered by the enthusiast $400 GPU and $500 G-Sync display is better than the gaming experience offered by the $600 high-end enthusiast GPU and standard $300 144Hz display.
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Old January 14, 2015, 10:24 PM
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Man the base/stand on that thing is just fantastic looking!
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Awesome. I think that "fairly reasonable price" will be coming down quite a bit in the next 6-12 months, perhaps even sooner, once there are more models available. I think this is the only 24" G-Sync model around, with exception to the DIY VG248QE users.

Gamers on the fence about G-Sync should look at it this way: the gaming experience offered by the enthusiast $400 GPU and $500 G-Sync display is better than the gaming experience offered by the $600 high-end enthusiast GPU and standard $300 144Hz display.


You do realize that G-Sync increases the cost of the monitor by about $150-200 USD, right? Not knocking the system, but $200 is pretty expensive for a proprietary part of a monitor.

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FreeSync hasn't been seen running a game yet. THAT is concerning.
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Awesome. I think that "fairly reasonable price" will be coming down quite a bit in the next 6-12 months, perhaps even sooner, once there are more models available. I think this is the only 24" G-Sync model around, with exception to the DIY VG248QE users.
AOC offers a 24" monitor with G-Sync. Canada Computers has on sale till the 31st for $499.00

AOC G2460PG 24" G-SYNC

Great review and I have always loved BenQ monitors.
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Is this really the way forward though? Do I have to resign myself to the fact that my next monitor will probably be a downgrade in resolution?
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Is this really the way forward though? Do I have to resign myself to the fact that my next monitor will probably be a downgrade in resolution?
No, there is the Asus ROG Swift 27" that is 2560 x 1440
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No, there is the Asus ROG Swift 27" that is 2560 x 1440
It is $1000 and (if memory serves) not IPS. There are also a LOT of QC concerns on the customer reviews around the web if you do some research.

Most people already running a 27" 1440 monitor probably have an IPS panel. The colour quality is a definite downgrade going backwards, and the price point is definitely going upwards. My opinion is that anyone already on 1440/27" is that Gsync seems like it might be a sidegrade (gain smoothness at the cost of IQ) and the loss of mucho bucks.

I'm going to wait for the market shake out with the X-Syncs, yearly price drops, etc. Hopefully this happens quickly so I can get a 27" 1440p+ IPS X-Sync for a reasonable-to-me price (<600).
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