Or at least become cheaper? Monitors have got to be the WORST part of having a PC. I mean, the logic used to be 10 years ago: 1080p 60Hz panel = $200 ish dollars. 1080p 120Hz panel = double? Nope, not enough… err, maybe $600 and it’s yours. Or at least it was that way with the 1440/1600p 120Hz displays.
The logic perplexes me. 4K, 60Hz display? Surprisingly NOT that much. throw in 120 or 1-Hundred-and-Arbitrary Hertz and you’re looking at double the dollars. But wait? No?! Triple the price? We’re talking about FIVE times the price for one feature. Yes, it IS refresh rate after all, but STILL.
And when you look at how childish and - to be blunt - Chang Pang some monitors like the PG27UQ look, how on Earth can they charge so much for that thing? It looks like it was designed by a collaboration between Bandai-Namco and Hasbro. OVER designed and just DOES NOT speak “professional” one bit. I thought my G910 Orion Spark looked a little obnoxious. Holy crap!
Sorry for a bit of a rant, there. But this is what i’ve been noticing for years. Either a lot of tacked-on features adding to price, or a new feature blowing the price out of proportion exponentially. Remember when G-Sync first became a thing? I try not to… I still have PTSD nightmares about it to this very day. Ugh…
And with that said, when can we expect to see monitors like these not considered still in “early adopter” phases?
That one 21:9 3440 x 1440 panel LG make is very, VERY nice. Looks like something a designer would use. Not little Jimmy’s My First Monitor ©.