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by Jimmy Greystone - 3/5/14 6:42 PM
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Good luck finding anything even remotely like what you want for what you're willing to pay. Plus, you do realize that after about 16ms response rates, most people can't really tell the difference right? If you REALLY look hard you can see some faint ghosting at 16ms response rates, but even then people who claim to be able to see a bunch of ghosting either have the eyesight of a fighter pilot or are just full of it and I'd put my money on the latter.
Save some money by not getting fooled by a bunch of marketing nonsense. It's like 240 or 640Hz TVs. Not only do they do some extremely funny math to get those values when you get down into the details, but it is all beyond the threshold of the average person's perception. A 16ms response rate should be the minimum, anything under that is gravy.
I'd also save some money and skip the touch garbage. Unless you're planning to mount the display UNDER a desk at an upward facing angle, the novelty of a touch display will wear off proportionately to the pain in your shoulder caused by reaching your arm up and out every single time you want to make some kind of selection. You can simulate the basic idea by just pretending your current system is touch. Every time you want to click on a button or something, reach up and touch the screen. I'd be surprised if you make it a week still thinking it's a good idea. Besides, the touch overlay grid will necessarily slow down the response rate of the monitor. You need to wait for the touch grid to sync up with everything else, otherwise how is the computer supposed to know what is at the specific part of the screen you're touching?
My advice would be to just read up on good gaming oriented monitors. Once you've narrowed it down to 2-3 within your price range, you can start comparing the specs of one against the other and pick the best one. You also need to be willing to pay for the kind of quality you want and 350 quid is unlikely to come even close to cutting it. You're looking for prime rib on a dog food level budget and it's just not going to happen unless it's a sale out of the back of someone's van in an alley where you're better off not asking too many questions about where it came from.
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