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Feature: This huge 40in monitor has a dark secret

Philips BDM4037UW review: Amazing colours, poor brightness

I don't know about you, but I love having multiple monitors on my desk. Every time I go away and have to work on my tiny 15in laptop screen, I groan inwardly. I mean, how am I meant to check emails, look at product specs, have the RPS team Slack open and do all my writing when I've only got a single 1920x1080 screen at…

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MSI publish then pull list of apparently G-Sync Compatible monitors

Last night, MSI published a news post on their website detailing which of their gaming monitors had been "effectively" deemed G-Sync Compatible screens after running some of their own internal tests on them. This morning, that post has mysteriously vanished, suggesting something might be amiss with either the wording of the post or the list of monitors themselves. I've reached out to MSI for clarification…

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In sync at last: Nvidia’s new driver that enables G-Sync on your Freesync is out now

There's a twist in the tale of the today's latest Nvidia driver, as it finally adds support for FreeSync monitors. For years now, there's been a GeForce tax if you wanted a screen with Nvidia's brand of adaptive sync - that is, the one that can adjust its refresh rate, and therefore in-game frame rate, with wild abandon, and more importantly without that icky screen-tearing…

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CES 2019: Razer’s Raptor monitor has incredible cable management

Razer announced they were finally jumping headfirst into the world of gaming monitors at this year's CES, and man alive does this 27in display get a lot of things right. Dubbed the Razer Raptor, this 2560x1440 IPS screen is still in the early stages of development at the moment, but even now there's plenty to admire here. Indeed, the thing I'm most excited about isn't…

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CES 2019: Nvidia welcome select FreeSync monitors to the fold in new G-Sync overhaul

The arrival of the RTX 2060 wasn't the only trick Nvidia had up their sleeve at this year's CES conference, as they also announced a couple of interesting changes to their adaptive refresh rate G-Sync tech for gaming monitors. Chief among them was a new driver update for a select group of non-G-Sync screens that will effectively render them just as good as your official…

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Feature: The best 4K HDR gaming monitor that doesn't cost the earth

Philips 436M6VBPAB review: Our new 4K HDR champion

Every time an HDR monitor arrives on my desk, I say a small prayer to the gaming monitor gods: "Please, PLEASE let this one be good." I don't care if it's hideously expensive like the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ or Acer Predator X27, I just want one that does HDR well and does it without a boat load of fuss and settings twiddling. Readers, my…

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Feature: The HDR debacle continues

BenQ EX3203R review: The HDR monitor that looks better without it

If the BenQ EX3203R name sounds familiar, that's because there's just one number separating it from its almost identical sibling, the EX3200R. Both screens share the same design and have a curved 31.5in VA panel to their name, and both come with high 144Hz refresh rates and support AMD's adaptive frame rate FreeSync tech. What sets the EX3203R apart, however, is its sharper 2560x1440 resolution…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best PC gaming deals

Is... is it over yet? Are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals finally finished? Just a couple more hours to go now, you can do it deals herald, you can get through this. You've got a week and a half holiday coming up soon, just get through the afternoon and then you can go and lie in a dark room and not…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best monitor deals

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more Black Friday deals on your favourite gaming monitors, Cyber Monday rolls round and coughs up a whole load more. And I, The Dealer, have sifted through them all, bringing you the best Cyber Monday monitor deals you can grab right now. With newly added entries to both our Nvidia G-Sync section, FreeSync, ultrawide and good…

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Dell’s ultrawide Alienware monitor slashed by over 50% on Newegg’s Ebay store

Dell's Alienware AW3418DW ultrawide gaming monitor is going for cheapy cheaps over on Newegg's Ebay store right now, knocking nearly another $200 off its original deal price of $900 to take it down to an all-time low of $720. Normally priced at $1500, that's 52% off in total. Ultrawide monitor hunters, your Black Friday deal of the week has arrived.

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Feature: The 4K monitor to beat this Black Friday?

AOC U2879VF review: 4K gaming on the cheap

The [block id="604469" title="Best gaming monitor"]s with 4K resolutions often cost an absolute fortune these days, mostly because of all the RGB bells and Nvidia G-Sync whistles that tend to accompany them. The delightfully plain 28in AOC U2879VF, however, sits at the opposite end of the spectrum, ditching several of the fancy extras you'd find on your typical 4K 'gaming' screen in favour of a…

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The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ 4K G-Sync HDR monitor is getting a 20% discount this Black Friday

In case you hadn't noticed, early bird Black Friday deals are in full swing at the moment, and Asus have just announced a biggie that will almost certainly get UK monitor fans all aflutter come this time next week. For the mighty Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ (that's right, their 27in, 4K, Nvidia G-Sync HDR monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate) is going to have a…

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Feature: A very swift way to empty your bank account

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review: 4K HDR has arrived, but good grief, HOW MUCH?

When I saw the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ for the first time back in May earlier this year, I thought the future of monitors had finally arrived. After more than a year of waiting, false starts and simply not being able to have as much fun as our console box friends with their fancy pants 4K HDR TVs, both the PG27UQ and the Acer Predator…

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Philips 276E9QJAB review: HDR-like colours with none of the fuss

A recurring problem I've had with HDR gaming monitors lately is that they don't seem to be able to do HDR levels of brightness at the same time as HDR levels of colour. Whether it's the ludicrously expensive Nvidia G-Sync HDR-enabled Acer Predator X27 or the cheap as chips BenQ EW277HDR, there's always been some sort of compromise involved. Sometimes it's due to a limitation…

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Feature: To boldly go where no gaming monitor has a-gon before?

AOC Agon AG322QC4 review: An excellent FreeSync 2 HDR monitor, brightness be damned

HDR on PC (or high dynamic range) is all well and good when it actually works, but let's face it, no one wants to shell out north of £2000 / $2000 on one of Nvidia's fancy G-Sync HDR monitors like the Acer Predator X27 or Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ when it's still so damn fiddly to get right. Admittedly, things aren't any simpler over on…

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Feature: The hunt for the best 4K HDR monitor continues

Acer Predator X27 review: The Nvidia G-Sync HDR monitor that only lets you see half the fun

On paper, the Acer Predator X27 should be the bestest [block id="604469" title="Best gaming monitor"] to end all gaming monitors. It's got the same lovely 4K 144Hz IPS Nvidia G-Sync HDR panel with 384 dynamic backlight zones and 1000cd/m2 peak brightness as the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ, but in the UK it costs £200 less than its Asus rival. That might not be of much…

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Nvidia’s RTX 2080 fails to make a dent on Steam’s September hardware charts

Valve released a fresh batch of Steam hardware stats last night, detailing the most popular components used by participating survey filler-inners. Surprise, surprise, Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti are nowhere to be seen on its graphics card list. Instead, PC peeps seem to be doubling down on cards at the other end of the price spectrum, with the GTX 1060, GTX 1050Ti and…

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HP’s Omen X 65 Nvidia BFGD now has an added soundbar, but no one knows if it’s permanent

It's been quite some time since we heard anything concrete about what's going on with Nvidia's BFGDs (or Big Format Gaming Displays for the acronym-averse). After their initial unveiling back in January 2018 at Las Vegas tech shindig CES, there's been a big old pile of nothing regarding these giant 65in G-Sync HDR monitors, and we still don't know when they're actually coming out, how…

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AOC G2590PX review: A fussy 144Hz gaming monitor

The AOC G2590PX is the latest version of the excellent AOC G2460PF. Now with a marginally bigger screen and a sleeker, more modern design, I was absolutely convinced this 1920x1080, 144Hz, AMD FreeSync display would be an absolute shoo-in to replace the G2460PF as one of my [block id="604469" title="Best gaming monitor"] recommendations for 2018. Sadly, it would appear my confidence was misplaced.

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Feature: 1920x1080 on a 31.5in screen? Really?

BenQ EX3200R review: 144Hz gaming with one giant problem

The BenQ EX3200R has possibly the weirdest combination of monitor specs I've seen in quite some time. It's a giant 31.5in screen with a big-ass stand and 1800mm curvature radius, so it sits right up in your grill and encompasses a large part of your overall vision, yet it's only got a 1920x1080 resolution. 1920x1080, spread across a 31.5in screen! That's like having your phone's…

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