Computer monitors are not really one-size-fits-all appliances. IPS-powered displays are pricey and color-accurate, but generally refresh too slowly for twitchy gaming. In comparison, monitors with TN panels are faster, so gamers tend to favor them, but they have relatively poor color accuracy and limited viewing angles. If you're in the market for a gaming monitor -- and want to save some money in the process -- I might be able to help you out. Right now, Dell's 27-inch LED QHD G-Sync Monitor is on sale at Best Buy for $300. That's $300 off the usual price of $600, and is about $20 less than the best third-party seller price at Amazon.
CNET hasn't reviewed this particular model, but we did look at the S2417DG, a close cousin with the same TN panel and G-Sync technology, which synchronizes the refresh rate between the GPU and display, which has the effect of eliminating screen tearing and display stuttering. It has a native resolution of 2,560x1,440 pixels, a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1-millisecond response time. It includes DisplayPort and USB cables in the box.
Need a gaming display? This might be just the ticket. What do you think about TN versus IPS displays? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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