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Multi-input G-sync monitor - BenQ 2420G only option?

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I have a setup where I need to use two different computers with the same mouse/keyboard/monitor. One of these computers is my gaming rig with a GTX980, the other a work computer with a regular HDMI/DP out. I need to be able to switch between them easily. Right now I use a USB switch for the mouse/keyboard and switch input on the monitor.

I'd like to upgrade to a G-sync monitor but looking at specs almost all of them have a single DP input. Two options I see, either get a better switch that includes video via DP or get a monitor with multiple inputs. Currently the BenQ 2420G seems to be the only option.

How does the BenQ handle switching between a G-sync DP input and a regular HDMI? Any issues?

Does anyone have experience using a DP switch with a single-input G-sync monitor? I like this option the least since it introduces the switch and I have no idea how the G-sync tech will handle that if at all.

Any input welcome. I'm tempted to get the BenQ at this point.
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Benq is the only option for that.
The problem is, the Benq monitor is a slightly different multi input monitor than a standard monitor.

Example, the Benq XL2420Z lets you switch between DP, HDMI 1, HDMI2, VGA and DVI, and you can program that to one of the three hotkeys on the OSD buttons.

However, the Gsync monitor basically is two control panels in one screen housing.
You have the normal Nvidia Gsync scaler and the older Benq Z scaler.
While you can switch between them, it isn't seamless like it is with the inputs only on the Z scaler.
I don't remember fully but I think when you switch from Gsync to normal scaler, you have to power cycle the monitor also? I honestly forgot, as I'm not looking for a 2420G, so I barely paid attention to what I read in whatever review it was in.
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