Originally Posted by CaliLife17
I would imagine IPS' slower refresh rate (and possible input lag) is the reason that Nvidia hasn't incorporated g-sync into it.
The higher cost is because of G-sync and that i think this is the first 1440p TN style panel, and first mainstream 1440p monitor that does 120hz (outside of Korean monitors, that isn't nearly as mainstream as something from asus, viewsonic, or LG for monitors)
I don't think we can argue its cost until there have been reviews and real consumers start using it. Also Value and worth are so subjective that $800 to one person is much different than $800 to someone else.
We have a few clues as to costs though, don't we? For a while Overlord were selling the Tempest270OC, which was an IPS panel, 2560x1440 panel that ran at 120Hz. They sold for $200 less than what Asus is trying to sell this monitor for.
They will be selling the G-Sync upgrade kit of the VG248QE eventually, that pricing will give us some idea of the cost of the G-Sync board, but I guarantee you it does not break $100.
But hey, I understand why someone would be interested. It is just obvious they are selling this as a premium product and are putting a premium margin on it. Buy if you are prepared to pay that margin, I'll be waiting for something better.