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NEC EA244WMi IPS Monitor

Postposted on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:39 am

Hi all. Anyone have any experience with this monitor? Newegg has a pretty nice deal on it right now, and I've been looking for a nice IPS monitor to complement my new build. I've been very interested in the Dell U2412M and the Asus PA248Q, but I have heard that quality is hit and miss. With the NEC, it apparently has a better screen coating, and I've always heard good things about the quality of NEC monitors.

Unfortunately, the number of reviews on this monitor are limited. This seems to be the best one I could find. Overall it looks extremely solid, and I think I'm going to pull the trigger. Any thoughts on this, or is there anyone on TR that has this monitor?
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Re: NEC EA244WMi IPS Monitor

Postposted on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:54 am

Is 1920x1200 what you need? It's the same price as a cheap 27" WQHD (2560x1440) Korean IPS monitor.
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Re: NEC EA244WMi IPS Monitor

Postposted on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:07 am

Yes, that's what I'm aiming for. I have limited desk space where my comp is at, and I also have concerns about being to run games on high settings at 1440p on my GTX 770. Also, I have heard concerns about quality control on the cheap Korean IPS panels. I plan to use this monitor for many years, so I definitely want it to last.
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Re: NEC EA244WMi IPS Monitor

Postposted on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:42 pm

I doubt you'll be using it for too long. Cheap 4K is right on the horizon. 1600p/1440p is somewhat standard now.

Why so expensive for a 24 incher? What are you planning to use it for?
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Re: NEC EA244WMi IPS Monitor

Postposted on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:57 pm

I don't think cheap 4K is as close as you think it is. 4 GTX Titan Black cards in SLI cannot run Crysis 3 with max details at 4K. That's $4K (no pun intended!) of graphics hardware that cannot run a modern game at 4K with max settings at 60fps. 1440p is definitely more attractive, but I am hesitant to drop up to $400 on a monitor coming overseas with very little support provided if something goes wrong with it. Name brand, quality 1440p monitors are way out of my price range. Also, I do not believe my GTX 770 is beefy enough to play games at 1440p at the quality settings I would like.

Maybe I'm just being overly conservative and/or stupid about it, but I just feel the need for a high quality monitor from a company with a solid reputation, even if I have to spend a little more for it.
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Re: NEC EA244WMi IPS Monitor

Postposted on Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:44 am

Don't game at 4K then. The great thing about 3840 x 2160 is that you can run the display at 1080p and have pixel perfect scaling. If you really do plan to use this display over several years, I am sure there will soon be GPUs out that can manage Crysis3 4K at max details.

Either that or go with a 120/144Hz panel. 60Hz is already a dinosaur for gaming.

Obviously the decision is up to you. But my 2 cents would be that a +$350 1200p 60Hz panel is way overpriced for gaming at this point in time.
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