ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ: 200Hz 35-inch G-Sync Gaming Monitor

The ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ is the newest arrival from ASUS meant to make a dent in the gaming monitor arena. The new ultra wide curved 35-inch gaming monitor has impressive specs and will likely have a high price to match. Equipped with NVIDIA G-Sync, high dynamic range capability, quantum-dot technology, and last but not … Continue reading →

MSI Optix G27C: 144Hz 27-inch 1080p Gaming Monitor

Yet another company has thrown its hat into the high refresh rate monitor. MSI, a brand mostly specializing in desktop hardware, has announced the MSI Optix G27C. Specs wise this curved monitor could be considered entry level because it is rather lackluster and bare bones. The MSI Optix G27C has a 1080p resolution in conjunction … Continue reading →

Panasonic Creates World’s First 1,000,000:1 Static Contrast Ratio Panel

You read that right. Panasonic has announced that it has developed the first 1,000,000:1 static contrast ratio. This is leaps and bounds beyond the 1,000:1 static contrast ratio that current panel typically support. You can find many monitors nowadays advertising as having a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, but most consumers are unaware that two types exist … Continue reading →

BenQ Zowie XL2411: 144Hz 24-inch 1080p Gaming Monitor

BenQ Zowie XL2411

The BenQ Zowie XL2411 is one the first monitors released by BenQ after its acquisition of the e-sport gaming brand Zowie. The company has announced that all future e-sport monitors would carry the Zowie name. We can likely expect rebranded versions of all of BenQ’s existing professional gaming monitors. The monitor is identical both in … Continue reading →

Acer Predator XB251HQT: 240Hz 24.5-inch G-Sync TN Gaming Monitor

The Acer Predator XB251HQT is among three new monitors that have been revealed this week, the other two being the Predator Z271T and the Predator XB271HUT. The latter two are updated models of the original Acer Predator Z271 and Acer Predator XB271HU. What’s the most remarkable among all the three is that they are equipped … Continue reading →

720p vs 1080p vs 1440p vs 4k: Everything You Need To Know

Pixel Density vs Resolution

720p vs 1080p vs 1440p vs 4k: which should you get? If you’re reading this in 2016 then chances are that you are more than likely on a 1080p (1920 x 1080) monitor as it has become the new standard in monitors. You might be looking into a new monitor and haven’t been able to … Continue reading →

Fixed: Power Consumption Bug In G-Sync Multi-Monitor Setups

Late last year we reported on a persistent power consumption bug that caused high power usage when idling in a refresh rate above 120Hz. NVIDIA had fixed the issue for users with single G-Sync monitors in their version 361.43 drivers, but for those with a multi monitor setup the issue did not stop. Now NVIDIA’s … Continue reading →

LG 34UC79G: 144Hz 34-inch FreeSync IPS Curved Gaming Monitor

LG 34UC79G

The LG 34UC79G marks the company’s second entry into the high refresh rate arena. This is after the LG 24GM77 which is featured in our buyer’s guide. This gaming monitor is the only curved high refresh monitor that they offer so far. With a 3440 x 1440 resolution and 34 inch size this monitor boasts … Continue reading →

Dell S2417DG: 165Hz 24-inch G-Sync TN Gaming Monitor

Dell S2417DG

The Dell S2417DG is the company’s second high refresh rate monitor. The monitor is very similar to the Dell S2716DG, a 27-inch 144Hz TN panel monitor that Dell released to compete with high end monitors. This time Dell stepped it up and boosted their refresh rate to 165Hz! The Dell S2417DG’s 24-inch size coupled with … Continue reading →

2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080: How Big Is The Difference?

Pixel Density vs Resolution

2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 is a must to consider when buying a monitor. How big is the difference between a 1440p monitor and a 1080p monitor? Is the leap from 1920 x 1080 to 2560 x 1440 worth it? To answer this question a few monitor concepts, a bit of math, and … Continue reading →