Kogan 27" Curved QHD 144hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor (2560x 1440) - $359 + Delivery (Free Delivery with Kogan First) @ Kogan

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Hi Ozbargainers,
First time poster so go easy on me.
Was browsing monitors from Kogan and saw the they have dropped the price once again.

Not sure if relevant but for those who have a $300 coupon from https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/487063

$60 for a 1440p 144hz monitor is a smashing deal.

Keep in mind though, black friday is just around the corner and LG & Viewsonic are set to release their new 1ms IPS panels

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    LG's panel is already here, but stock levels are currently limited and the price isn't really dipping in any region (so margins must be tight), and - as always - the 1ms is basically marketing. That said the LG panel is the IPS to beat right now for gaming.

    Beware of poor QA on these Kogan units, and be sure to properly demo a 144hz VA panel before you even consider buying this. The Samsung JG50 and JG54/JG56 are close relatives, and a solid reference point.

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      This Kogan one, the Aldi one only reaches 250 nits, this one hits 350 nits. Colour and contrast is also better on this, as is response times, over the Aldi one. If you've seen Linus' video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN0CvLhksbM It's the same panel as the Aldi one. Poor colour and contrast.

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        Thanks, Will order it when I get home tonight.

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        Look at them all, side by side, if you must. They are all the same basic thing with a few control board differences. The Viotek GN27DB is another.

        Literally the same SVA panel each time. The Kogan will be marginally better, but beware these B-grade panels without proper implementation.

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          The Kogan one definitely has a different panel, my friend bought the Aldi one yesterday and I have this Kogan one already, I can see the difference with my own eyes. Kogan one definitely better. But only marginally. I will say though I personally want one of these and to make the Kogan one a second display: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47572/lg-ultragear-27gl8...

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            @KARMAAA: The nits difference is probably the backpanel, not some radically different model. The chassis and the panel are just a basic off-the-shelf ODM pick, and Aldi have cheaped out on the control board (or may have even got a backpanel that supports pulse width modulation, hence the 1ms MPRT I have seen in a review).

            Depending on how you use your monitor, both might be a valid choice, but I'm interested in your monitor's performance:

            https://www.testufo.com/ghosting

            The top line in the above test, how streaky is the motion trail behind the UFO?

            Second one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1La4QzGeaaQ&t=125s

            The cart moving through the intersection: how much of a purple tinge does its roof have it have when the video is in full motion?

            Thanks in advance.

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            @KARMAAA: How did your friend get the Aldi one already when then sale doesn't start till Saturday?

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        TVs and monitors… the only instance where you actually want more nits!

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        I seriously doubt this actually reaches 350. Has anyone tested and reviewed these?

        Just checked. It says 250 on their website. WTF did you get 350 from?

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          I have a photometer. The website is just a copy paste error. It hits 350 nits.

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            @KARMAAA: You’re telling me somehow Kogan managed to get a panel that other major manufacturers use in their monitors and only achieve 250 nits to get to 350?

            This particular Samsung panel is notorious for having low brightness.

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    I've been waiting 3 weeks now for the ViewSonic VX3258-2KPC-MHD to arrive, my order keeps getting back-ordered through PLE, not sure if it's just their supply, or if everyone is in the same boat.

    They are now asking me if I want to swap it to the similarly specced AOC CQ32G1.

    They look to be pretty much identical specs, both 31.5" Curved 144hz 1msGTG (5ms with MPRT Disabled to allow for Freesync) VA Panels, priced $469-489.

    Not sure what I'm going to do at this stage, there's really not much between them.

    Can anyone recommend any other similarly specced models? I'd definitely prefer to get local in Perth WA too, in case there's any issues.

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    How long usually does the shipping take??

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    I dont know about the 5ms OD response times though

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      For a 144Hz monitor, for perfect motion blur you'd want about 7ms maximum response time with low persistence. LCD panels don't work like that though, particularly VA, but this still does peak at 5ms, of that I have no doubt.

      Where VA sucks (and my experience of this panel sucked) is with transitioning out of black and near-black into lighter colours, where VA panels can typically take 17-30 ms. Some do this in acceptable way considering the refresh rate and the contrast, while others can be awful.

      Kogan gave me a full refund for my purchase, so if you buy it, just be sure to test the motion and to test the overdrive settings, and see how you go. If you're still nervous about it, go have a look at the Samsung JG50 to get some idea on the panel performance.

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        Do you recommend the Samsung JG50 over Kogan and Aldi?

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          Monitor link

          This one personally, though it's pretty much universally outta stock

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            @N1NJ4W4RR10R: Is that the Panda panel? IIRC the advertised response times weren't particularly great, but technical reviews will be appearing in a week or so.

            Anecdotal reviews are positive, but the footage I've seen errs on the side of sluggish motion.

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          JG50 has the same panel but better execution, though no Freesync. The JG54 or JG56, if you can find them locally, do have Freesync.

          The JG50 is more common here though, so you might actually be able to find a local store for a product demo. Or just any Samsung VA panel from the last few years with strobing turned off should give you some idea of how the Kogan monitor performs.

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      You get reverse ghosting at 5ms. Just run it at normal, there's some slight ghosting but nothing big.

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    Currently using this monitor since Nov 2018.

    Bit of ghosting to be expected when using but overall phenomenal for the price.

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    After delivery its about $380, much better off paying $70 more and get the new Viewsonic, much better monitor.

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      Link?

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        Here

        That's just for the name though. Right now it's out of stock pretty much everywhere though.

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          Is this it?
          https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Viewsonic-VX3258-2KPC-MHD-32in-1...

          $437.10 after discount with delivery. Is that a good deal?

          I need a new monitor desperately cos my Crossover 27" keeps flickering

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            @Homr: That one's a different one. 32" and VA instead of 27" and IPS.

            I couldn't personally say which is a better choice. The Viewsonic is better in theory, but without reviews and personally experience I can't say whether it's actually better, or better enough to justify more cash. Although considering what I've heard of Kogan I'd bet on it.

            That said, considering how little availability this has right now I'd just recommend going for the Kogan monitor here. I've heard plenty of positive stuff on Kogans monitors so I doubt it's worth waiting and spending more cash.

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              @N1NJ4W4RR10R: oh ok thanks. I'm just happy to spend more at around the $450 range if there is a monitor out there that is more value for money.

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                @Homr: The only other one that comes to mind is this one. Was recomended by HWUB. Its VA and 32" though, so a bit different.

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                  @N1NJ4W4RR10R: oh, yeh I'm after 27". 32" is too big

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                    @Homr: Trust me, get the VX2758-2KP-MHD, its really really good for the price. Probably beats most monitors in the $600~ range.

                    Unfortunately sold out pretty much everywhere.

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                      @bruc3: Do you actually own one?

                      Or is this based on stats?

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                        @MasterScythe: I own one and think its a beautiful monitor. Seems to perform very well when playing csgo at 144hz.

                        But note I upgraded from a Dell 60hz 1080p screen.

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                          @bruc3: Thanks. :)
                          I just got the DELL 32" 165hz VA 'gaming panel', and it's too big to game on.
                          When you game, you sit close, and even with the monitor curve, and the OK angles of VA, it still goes dark in the corners.
                          Time to refund it.

                          Was trying to find something under $600 that will perform as similar and be smaller than 32" but bigger than the 25" I'm coming from.

                          That looks like it'll fit the bill nicely!

  • +1 vote

    I bought one of these and had to return it. Absolute garbage that it's high refresh. So much motion blur and ghosting. Yuck.

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      Hmmm…I own this too and don't notice any significant blurring or ghosting when playing on 144hz and set to UltraFast.

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    If this monitor is no good, then are there any other 1440p (or 1080p) 144hz monitors for around this price that are way better?

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    Bought this using my citibank card with an extra $20 cashback and the 3% cashrewards cashback :D

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