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Why is everyone so cheap? It's only $200. It's not much of a surprise looking at the new Asus swift monitor @ $800. $600 ish for the monitor + $200 for G-Sync.

When 200$ is like 20% or more of a paycheck its a lot of money...
 
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Why is everyone so cheap? It's only $200. It's not much of a surprise looking at the new Asus swift monitor @ $800. $600 ish for the monitor + $200 for G-Sync.

G-Sync is actually targeted at high end gaming, so why they put it on cheap TN panels is beyond me. Nvidia is only targeting a few percent of the people with this tech. The average and lower end monitor buyers will not bite for $200 bcoz that's the price of a new monitor.
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Why is everyone so cheap? It's only $200. It's not much of a surprise looking at the new Asus swift monitor @ $800. $600 ish for the monitor + $200 for G-Sync.

VG248QE sells for $269. I think the G-Sync Model will sell for under $400. People are better off selling their VG248QE then upgrading it.
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post #14 of 161
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Why is everyone so cheap? It's only $200. It's not much of a surprise looking at the new Asus swift monitor @ $800. $600 ish for the monitor + $200 for G-Sync.

It's not that everyone's cheap, it's the fact that the g-sync module simply isn't worth that much.
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Its expensive probably because its the FPGA version, ASIC + integrated into monitor to begin with = a lot cheaper. And if you are complaining about TN please find an IPS that isn't a blurry mess over 60 hz refresh rate. ASUS and others I'm sure looked at a lot of panels, please send your much more informed findings to them.
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Well, at least now I can see why it's so expensive. All of the promo shots showed the gsync to be an epansion board you add to the monitors control circuitry, but this thing just replaces ALL of the monitors circuitry.

The part where you have to break a piece of casing in order to mount the new circuit just overloaded my ocd, that's one of the reasons I'd never think about getting this diy kit.
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I have this monitor but I didn't think $200 is even worth it.... maybe $50 for the upgrade
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Its expensive probably because its the FPGA version, ASIC + integrated into monitor to begin with = a lot cheaper. And if you are complaining about TN please find an IPS that isn't a blurry mess over 60 hz refresh rate. ASUS and others I'm sure looked at a lot of panels, please send your much more informed findings to them.

Lol, they went the cheap option. But you keep telling yourself TN panels are better than IPS/PLS above 60hz if it helps you feel better about buying this over priced piece of tech.
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post #19 of 161
I was expecting $100 max. Maybe around $50-$70 if they were nice and wanted to push the product. $200 is pretty steep.
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I was expecting $100 max. Maybe around $50-$70 if they were nice and wanted to push the product. $200 is pretty steep.

Its like selling a GPU. IT has memory and logic. It will still cost $100-120 when they implement in the monitors.
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