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March 13, 2019

The Best Gaming Monitors of 2018

Sight, touch and smell are the only three senses that are used when operating a computer and as a result, the monitor is easily one of if not the most important component for a fulfilling gaming experience. After all, no matter how powerful your rig may be, it’s all for nothing if the performance can’t be properly translated. Today we’ll show you some of our favorite gaming monitors that can keep pace with your kill streak.

 

Best FreeSync Gaming Monitor Nixeus NX-EDG27

The best FreeSync gaming monitor is the Nixeus NX-EDG27. This monitor ticks off all the boxes: high refresh rate, great color quality, FreeSync support, and a [...]

 
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September 21, 2017

AOC Announces AG322QCX 32-inch 144Hz QHD Freesync VA Curved Gaming Monitor

If you’ve been holding out for a new massive gaming monitor, AOC may have the perfect monitor for you.

According to a recent announcement, AOC is unveiling their Agon AG322QCX, a new 32-inch curved gaming monitor. The new monitor features a 2560×1440 QHD resolution, VA panel technology, 144Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync support, 4ms response time, and an 1800R curvature.

As far as I/O, the AG322QCX features two DisplayPort 1.2 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, one HDMI 1.4 port, one VGA port, and two USB 3.0 ports.

The AOC Agon AG322QCX is now available at Microcenter for $429.99.

 
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July 29, 2017

Nixeus NX-EDG27 Review

Best in Class

Several years ago, Nixeus made a huge splash into the gaming monitor market with their Nixeus NX-VUE24, a relatively inexpensive 24-inch, 1080p monitor that was one of the first monitors to feature a 30Hz-144Hz FreeSync range. The monitor did use a TN panel, so color accuracy and viewing angles weren’t as good as its VA or IPS panel competitors, but the 30Hz-144Hz FreeSync range was glorious compared to the 40Hz-144Hz or 50Hz-144Hz competitors on the market.

Earlier this year at CES 2017, Nixeus was back at it again, this time around with a the new Nixeus NX-EDG27, a 27-inch gaming monitor featuring a 1440p resolution, AHVA (IPS) display technology, a [...]

 
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July 29, 2017

APC Smart-UPS 1500VA Review (SMT1500)

Business Class Power Protection

For mission critical business systems, UPSes are a critical necessity as a single brown out, power surge or power outage could easily cost thousands of dollars worth of lost time, lost data and damaged equipment. Despite the fact that UPSes are an obvious necessity, it’s always a surprise to find many businesses that rely on nothing more than a simple surge protector or PDU to power their servers and workstations.

Today we’ll be reviewing a business class UPS, the APC Smart-UPS 1500 (SMT1500). Unlike typical consumer grade UPSes, business class UPSes offer longer run-times and typically also offer pure sine-wave power output to [...]

 
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August 3, 2017

CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD, CP1500PFCLCD Review

Simulated vs Pure

If you own a PC and you’d be quite bummed if it died because your utility company sucks, a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is practically a must. This is especially important if you’ve spent thousands of dollars for the best system possible since at the end of the day, it really only takes a single surge, brown out, or power outage from the utility company to wreak havoc on your precious semiconductors.

Today we’ll be reviewing two UPSes from CyberPower, the CyberPower CP1500 AVR LCD and the CyberPower CP1500 PFC LCD, both of which are designed to protect PCs and other sensitive electronic equipment from common issues in the power [...]

 
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April 19, 2017

AOC Launches Monster 40-inch Curved 4K UHD 10-bit MVA Panel Monitor

Thought you had something special with your puny 32″ 4K monitor? Think again.

AOC recently announced their new C4008VU8 monitor for those who want the ultimate immersive experience. Spanning across a massive 40-inches, the C4008VU8 is one of the most full featured monitors on the market featuring a 4K UHD resolution, 10-bit color, and MVA panel technology capable of reproducing 85% of the NTSC wide color gamut. Unfortunately for gamers, refresh rate is capped at the standard 60Hz.

Key Features

40” curved VA panel with 3840 x 2160 4K UHD Resolution 85% NTSC Wide Color Gamut and 10-bit colors 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI 1.4 (MHL), 1 x HDMI 2.0 (MHL), 2 x DP [...]
 
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February 8, 2017

CES 2017: Samsung Displays Stunning CF791, CH711, UH750 Quantum Dot Displays

Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of LCD panels in the world, so it’s natural that they had quite a few displays to show at CES. While their new QLED TVs were the highlight of the show, Samsung also showed off a slew of monitors based on their Quantum Dot display technology.

 

CF791 34″

The most impressive of Samsung’s displays is the Samsung CF791. Spanning across 34-inches of ultrawide screen real estate, the Samsung CF791 features a VA panel with Quantum Dot technology which allows the display to achieve a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and 125% sRGB coverage. It also features a WQHD resolution of 3440×1440, 4ms [...]

 
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January 21, 2017

AOC Announces Agon 35-inch Curved Ultrawide QHD G-Sync Gaming Monitor

 

AOC has announced the latest in its lineup of Agon gaming monitors: the AG352UCG is a 35-inch, 3440 x  1440 ultrawide gaming monitor which features NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology.

Agon AG352UCG Ultrawide G-Sync Gaming Monitor

The AG352UCG features an AU Optronics VA panel with a maximum refresh rate of 100Hz, along with a 4ms response time. The panel boasts an impressive 100% sRGB color coverage, in addition to a 2000R curvature. That said, not all things are equal as the brightness is set to a mere 300 nits. This is somewhat compensated by the 2500:1 contrast ratio as well as the 178-degree viewing angles. 

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March 4, 2019

IPS vs TN vs VA vs OLED vs Quantum Dot Explained

For most people, buying a new monitor is typically only about the resolution and size of the display. Ever heard of somebody say they just got a 24-inch 1080p monitor? Or someone who said they got a 4K 27-inch monitor? Sure. In fact, most of us have probably done that ourselves, but while the size and resolution of a display is important, what’s equally if not more important is the display technology behind it, which will tell us more about the color accuracy, latency, viewing angles, and more.

 

LCD

LCD, or Liquid Crystal Displays, first became popular when CRT, or Cathode Ray Tube, monitors became mostly obsolete in last decade. Unlike CRTs which [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

APC Back-UPS Pro 1500VA BR1500G Review

Keeping the Lights On

Generally when most people purchase a new PC, one of the most important things they overlook is a quality UPS, or uninterruptible power supply. We’re definitely guilty of it since sometimes we don’t even run a UPS and we for sure don’t always recommend people pick up a UPS despite how crucial it is when it comes to protecting the computer equipment we’ve recommended them spend thousands of dollars on.

While PC components have gotten faster, cheaper, and more reliable than they’ve ever been, it still remains that these components are made up of semiconductor circuits. Semiconductor circuits that are sensitive to fluctuations [...]

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