4K monitor purchase: Dell or Asus?

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  1. The Cobra

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    So I have finally decided to drop some money on a 4K monitor. The question is which one to get?

    I like the Dell model because of the overall high scores it got in content creation. I like the Asus because people say it displays games better?

    So which is it? We have two of the Dell monitors here at the school I work at (Adobe stuff, like I work on) and I find them to be really sexy, in addition to having an awesome picture.

    Price is not really a concern, if I have to spend an extra $700 on the Asus, I just need to be talked into it.

    My computer is in my signature.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Church

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    My imho - neither, but Panasonic TC-50AX800U :), at least if you are considering 31.5" ones by Dell or Asus which are noticeably priceier then 24"/28" uhd displays, relative to which this 50" should cost about the same . Panny's TV also with displayport for 60p, but +20". It's still TV and just recently announced though, so no thorough reviews yet about lag, color calibration and other things , but overall that's what i have my eyes on as next display, as still no news if/when asus will or not make 39" UHD display that appeared at CES.
     
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    They both use the same IGZO panel - picture should be the same, maybe the Dell is calibrated better out of the box though. I'd say the Asus has better support - they have released user installable firmware updates for it, where as Dell requires you to exchange your unit for another one with updated firmware.

    The UP32/2414Q has some firmware issues right now, Dell isn't saying what exactly, but likely to do with the sleep/power saving issues I and others have experienced. I was contacted by a rep there telling me to setup an exchange with support if I wanted the new firmware. I was told new units won't be shipping with the updated firmware until 3 months from now.

    Just to add: if you are sensitive to PWM flickering all the 31.5" 4K panels use it, and low frequency PWM at that. I've heard Dell's 24" 4K variant does not use PWM though.
     
  4. The Cobra

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    I appreciate the suggestion, but please keep in mind that I am going to be sitting 2 feet from it. :)
     
  5. The Cobra

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    Thank you for the information. The Dell has the edge because of the calibration capability, but I don't want to have to take a chance of picking up a monitor that might have to be sent back in three months for a firmware update. I really like the Asus as well, I am going to have to sit on it before making this kind of investment.

    The gaming I do is a bonus because I don't get to dedicate the time to it like I used to, but I do play Battlefield 4 as much as I can. So it is nice to have the graphics to play the game with all the whistles and bells.

    I still have more reading to do before I move on this purchase.
     
  6. The Cobra

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    Sitting near 50" UHD is like sitting at four 24" FHD, kind of like multimonitor setups for few, just without bezels in picture. Normal DPI, just big desktop size, no need to lean closer to read small text/small UI elements. +Wider POV imho adds up to immersion in games.
     
  8. The Cobra

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    huh, what ya know...I never thought of it from the perspective before. I will def look into it, thank you.
     
  9. geok1ng

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    dell is pretty much out of the list after the anandtech review showed the hell users will face with MST even after latest " firmware upgrade". Asus if you have the money and need it now. The wiser choice would be to wait for better products to launch on next months. $3k is too much to drop on failed hardware.
     
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    gaming on 4k at 30 fps is kind of going to suck, assuming you will be able to run that resolution to begin with. My 290x can not even max out my 1440p display in BF4. Text in windows and general browsing is about as small as I can allow for a display I will actually use. I wouldn't get a 4k under 32" and likely would be better around 37+" right now until there is better OS support for these crazy resolutions.
     
  12. cbf123

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    The simple answer to that is to game at 1080 and let the monitor scale it up.
     
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  14. Justintoxicated

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    But 1080@60htz is so last decade, 1440p @ 96-120htz would be more reasonable for an "upgrade"
     
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    Maybe its just me but to buy a 4k monitor and then game on it in 1080p seems rather pointless. Might as well just buy a 1080p tv and game on that and save the money.
     
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    Samsung is also considerable. Check out Samsung U28D590D.
     
  18. geok1ng

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    and that is why i went with the seiki 39" 4k: 1080p@120hz for gaming, 4k for productivity. plus it is a true sRGB monitor with 99% sRGB coverage, so you lose nothing in web content creation when using it instead of asus or dell.
     
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    I went with the DELL 32" 4k and haven't had any issues so far other than the occasional MST half screen on boot/sleep(easy fix by re boot)

    Even though they are the same panel, I went with the DELL because they generally have much better support, was cheaper by $500, supposedly better calibration, and used DELL's are easy to re sell on ebay/CL.
     
  20. The Cobra

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    Well, I finally picked it the Dell 4K 32 inch monitor from Frys in Renton this afternoon. Got it home, enabled the 1.2DP/MST thingy and BAM...4K awesomeness.

    I will game it on later on tonight. I am going to spend the day tomorrow calibrating it and everything else.

    Not to bad for $2399.
     
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    Anyone know the release date of Asus PB287Q and Lenovo Pro2840m?

    Can't get the Samsung Samsung U28D590D as it doesnt have a VESA mount and I need it for wall mounting :)