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BenQ EW3270U 31.5" 4K UHD HDR FreeSync VA LED Monitor. $599 (Was $899) + Delivery @ Mwave

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First post, couldnt resist posting this. Bought one today. Not bad for 32" 4k, do wish Hz was higher though

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  • +5 votes

    $625 at Amazon plus Amex offer and cashback from Cashrewards/Shopback to save a bit more.

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      which Amex offer, please? Cant seem to find it .. only found the amex discount for paying prime membership

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      Seems to have gone back up to $849 unfortunately!

  • +1 vote

    This monitor would be perfect for me if it had g-sync

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      A high refresh 1440p is much better in most cases for gaming, I'm not too sure why you want 4k.

      • +3 votes

        You're right if you're wanting to play competitive games and you need a high fps. But if you're wanting to game with better eye candy and also watch 4k movies on the PC, this VA panel would be ideal

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          Your really going to see that much difference from 1440p to 4k on such a tiny monitor ?? Plus you would need a 1080 to or rtx series to run 4k

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            @solidussnake: i have a similar monitor and there is a massive difference (at a normal desk viewing distance a 32 inch monitor is the opposite of tiny). I also run plenty of games at 4k with settings adjusted on a rx 570.

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            @solidussnake: Yeah definitely a massive difference between 2k and 4k.

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    I'm trying to find out but does anyone know if it supports freesync over hdmi? For Xbox X.. Also need to confirm 4k 60hz over hdmi

    • +4 votes

      Should be perfect for the Xbox One X mate, has HDMI 2.0 connectors and Freesync with 4K @ 60 Hertz and HDR. Its actually the perfect monitor for an XBox One X or PS4 Pro. And yes, freesync works over HDMI.

    • +2 votes

      According to https://www.monitornerds.com/benq-ew3270u-review/ it has hdmi 2.0 - which means 4k 60hz will work.

      Not sure about freesync over hdmi - my samsung u32j590 does, but that doesn't mean other 4k VA panels do.

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        I'm actually weighing up between this and your j590, do you love it? I need a monitor for pc work and my xbox one x..

        • +1 vote

          I wouldn't say I "love it", but I think for the $456 I paid for it, it is decent value.

          Things I personally found a bit fiddly to get how I liked it:
          1. Text sharpness - I'm running at 125% under windows, and I had to play with the windows text settings, and the monitor sharpness quite a bit to get something I'm comfortable with. I never had to do this on a monitor before, but they were all 1920x1080 or 1920x1200. If you run at 150%, then its less of an issue, but damnit, I got 4k for the screen real estate.
          2. Freesync isn't that great. I'm running a Vega64 over hdmi, and occasionally the screen flickers and snows. In fact, I just run with freesync off now, and crank the settings down a bit. One day, I'm going to get a DP cable and see if that changes anything.

          I think for the $150 extra, I might be tempted to go for the Benq - it looks like its a newer panel (?), and has HDR. Either that, or wait for a good deal on an IPS panel based monitor.

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            @qwijibo: Are you sure you are using a "Hi Speed" HDMI cable mate, the original version will only do 30Hz and could be causing the screen tearing.

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              @TheWoos: I think it is - the monitor reports it as 4k60hz - and I've seen games at 30Hz before, its painful - this is definitely running 60Hz.

              It could still be a dodgy cable - I really should get off my arse and get a DP cable, to test Freesync out again.

              [Edit] Just realised, I'm using the cable that came with the monitor, so shouldn't be the cable. shrug

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            @qwijibo: That is an awesome rundown I
            really appreciate you taking the time thanks. If freesync only worked well over DP that would be deal-breaker given I need it for Xbox (HDMI only).. But I do find it interesting you are sharpening as I thought 4k at 32" would be a perfect scale and per pixel size. Might go the BenQ than and see how we go.

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              @RickoWest: For anyone that finds this in posterity, my freesync problem appears to have been user error - I wasn't enabling vertical sync correctly in game, at the same time I was enabling it on the monitor. If you don't do that, you get screen flicker and artifacts, according to some vega64 forum posts on the interwebs.

              So … yeh.

              Now that I fixed that, games on the U32590 are as smooth as butter, with Freesync on.

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      Thanks for that, yeah I found this review which confirms freesync over HDMI as well, good to know the 2.0 spec is what to look for (and to find which port to plug into)

      https://www.displayninja.com/benq-ew3270u-review/

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    Perhaps the panel without USB c is the ViewSonic VX3211-4K, can’t find a good price on it either though.

    • +3 votes

      It was $492.15 last night.

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    How does this Samsung LU32J590UQEXXY stack against this Viewsonic model? Am I comparing Apple to oranges? That 32 inch is $464 in ebay Futuonline.

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      I was planning on getting a cheaper 1440p monitor but I'd be happy to cough up $464 if people say it's worth it. My only concern with cheaper (and older ones like these two) 4k monitors is HDCP 2.2 support. I am not sure if the samsung one supports either of 2.2 or 1.4. Might be a deal breaker for 4k media consumption in the future if HDCP 2.2 is not supported. Would appreciate thoughts from people who understand this better.

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    Another monitor I've been eyeing off it seems has been Ozbargained and out of stock, hope these come back, spewing I held off waiting for some Xbox One X reviews alongside this!

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      I'm in the same boat, was going to pull the trigger and it's gone. I'm hoping for "cyber Monday"to come through for us. I went today to JB and had a look at the viewing angles and colours and couldn't notice much in difference between other similarly sized panels. But then I saw the OLED TV's, damn…