Sorry in advance if you guys get this type of request all the time, but in my defense it's been a while since I've been active on this forum. My current monitor, HP W2408
, is over 12 years old now. I'm getting a $300 "productivity allowance" from my employer since we are all working from home for the foreseeable future. I'm willing to put in another $150 if needed. I'm looking mostly for additional screen real estate as I tend to have multiple applications/browsers open at a time. Currently, the distance from my eyes to my monitor is 2'-2.5'. I could get a VESA mount and probably add another half a foot to that. I've never seen a 32" monitor in person, but I have created a tag-board template to give me an idea but obviously it's not the same as actually being in front of one.
I'm also going to use this as my gaming monitor as well. I honestly never plan to get a flagship video card and will more than likely upgrade , I don't do competitive gaming, mostly games like Fallout 4, RDR2, D3, Elder Scrolls/Skyrim, etc. However, right now I'm mostly gaming on my xBox One X so good compatibility with that is required.
Here's what I'm looking for in general:
Size: 27" or 32"
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Refresh Rate: 144Hz
Panel: VA or IPS (though I'm leaning towards VA as I really dislike the BLB on my current monitor)
Adaptive Sync: Freesync
Here are the ones I'm looking at thus far, but please feel free to educate me of any major shortcomings or recommend something better.
MSI Optix MAG272QR
Pixio PX7 Prime
ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ
Let's face it, absolutely anything will be better than what I have now so I can't imagine the PPI of a 32" 1440 will bother me, it's just a matter of it being too freaking big for how close I'd be from it when working.
Anyway, have at it and thanks in advance!