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Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2018, 10:08:50 pm »
Any chance you've got a review of the HP Z27 coming up? Wirecutter just named it their top pick (https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-4k-monitors/) and generally I'm aligned with the criteria they consider important.

No (it's not available here and is just a generic matte 4K re-skin which doesn't interest me), and I don't use that site since they don't provide enough information to know if a display is good or not since they ignore the preset RGB level accuracy, gamma, PWM, overdrive performance, input lag, ect.

Quote from: rroonnbno
mention of the LG 27UK850 which would be another option I'm strongly considering.
 

Best Monitors section of my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

I don't recommend the 27UK850 since it offers the same image quality as the cheaper LG models which are less accurate than the 850's similarly priced competition like the Asus PB27UQ (Australia & Europe), Viewsonic XG2700-4K and Viewsonic VP2780-4K which lack USB-C, but are significantly more accurate than the 850.  The Dell P2715Q (360-420$ in the US) and Monoprice RTD2795 (low glow AHVA panel) are also better values since they're cheaper and offer better performance than the 850, but no USB-C.

If after USB-C you'll have to pay a premium for monitors with worse performance than the models suggested above.  If it's a must then get the 27UK850 since the Dell U2718Q is less accurate and uses PWM.
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