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27" LG 27UD68 4K 3840x2160 IPS FreeSync Monitor EXPIRED

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Promoted 07-31-2016 by Corwin at 10:33 PM View Original Post
Best Buy & Best Buy via eBay have 27" LG 27UD68 4K 3840x2160 60hz IPS FreeSync Monitor for $399.99. Shipping is free, otherwise free store pickup is available if stock permits. Thanks doboy007

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Specs:
  • Resolution: 3840x2160 4K Ultra HD
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
  • Response Time GTG: 5ms
  • Viewing Angle: 178° V / 178° H
  • Inputs
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x DisplayPort
    • 1x D-Sub

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Written by Corwin

This matches a prior Frontpage deal from May. 103 reviews on Best Buy.com give this monitor 4.6 out of 5 stars overall. -Corwin

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Edited July 31, 2016 at 09:36 PM by doboy007
Same price as the previous deal from Best Buy and Fry's, although Fry's was $399.99 and tax free (at least in CA). Be sure to combine with $25 Amex offer if available. Open box is also available for $355. On sale from July 31-Aug 6.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-27...Id=4922001

You may be able to save on tax by price matching with Fry's, although I'm not sure if they're still paying for sales tax on select 4K monitors or if you can even stack price match w/ no tax. Fry's did pay for sales tax during 7/29-7/30 $399 email promo.
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I purchased 2 open box (like new) for $355 each. It appears there are still a few left. I currently have the 27UD88 and I am going to pair these with that monitor which is fantastic. I have no problem running this monitor at 2k, 3k, or 4k since the scaling is excellent (even under Windows 10). With the rewards certificate earned with purchase, I will be under $700 combined. For a 4k IPS monitor at this pirce, I strongly recommend.
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Now I have to wait for vega to come out
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Quote from Fairweathergolfer View Post :
I purchased 2 open box (like new) for $355 each. It appears there are still a few left. I currently have the 27UD88 and I am going to pair these with that monitor which is fantastic. I have no problem running this monitor at 2k, 3k, or 4k since the scaling is excellent (even under Windows 10). With the rewards certificate earned with purchase, I will be under $700 combined. For a 4k IPS monitor at this pirce, I strongly recommend.
Yeah, I just picked up the 27UD88-W at Fry's yesterday for $600 w/ no tax and am loving it. I think the displays are equivalent between 88 and 68, but I wanted the USB-C connection for my retina MB. These are fantastic for the price.
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Picked this up at Fry's a month ago and it's an amazing 4K IPS panel. No backlight bleed (that I notice), no dead or stuck pixels. I paired this with my GTX 1070 to play games in 4K and I can't ever go back to 1440p or even 1080p. This has really good scaling with Windows 10 as well, even just general browsing and working with applications has been enhanced for me with this monitor. Highly recommended.
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Just a heads up that this is the equivalent of a 27" 1080p monitor when doing retina scaling on a Mac or 200% on Windows. Any other scaling will negatively impact performance. I wish 5k monitors would be more available so I could get a 1440p retina equivalent.
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Just a heads up that this is the equivalent of a 27" 1080p monitor when doing retina scaling on a Mac or 200% on Windows. Any other scaling will negatively impact performance. I wish 5k monitors would be more available so I could get a 1440p retina equivalent.
True, but the 2560x1440 "high" DPI didn't look too bad when I had it connected to my 2015 MB Pro using mDP to DP. Of course my retina MacBook couldn't do that resolution at high DPI.
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I bought the business version which has the a much better stand, has the pivot function and comes with a 3 yr warranty (LG website [lg.com]). Massdrop has done 2 offering for this monitor for $399 in the past 3 months. There will probably be another drop soon (not affliated with Massdrop, but I am happy with my monitor). Same panel as the best buy version, and I can say it is a really nice 4k panel for the money!
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does movers coupon work on open box online?
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Now I have to wait for vega to come out
will it handle 4k at 60fps?
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will it handle 4k at 60fps?
The new HBM2 architecture will feature 256GB/s per stack and 204GB/s per stack speeds. By comparison, GDDR5X offers 48GB/s per-chip memory bandwidth and GDDR5 offers 28GB/s per-chip memory bandwidth. HBM2 will allow up to 16GB VRAM per GPU.
HBM2 has much better performance per Watt than GDDR5 and GDDR5X. The VDD/VDDQ for HBM2 is 1.2V, which is lower than GDDR5X's VDD/VDDQ of 1.35V and GDDR5's VDD/VDDQ of 1.5v.
it will be a beast!
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The new HBM2 architecture will feature 256GB/s per stack and 204GB/s per stack speeds. By comparison, GDDR5X offers 48GB/s per-chip memory bandwidth and GDDR5 offers 28GB/s per-chip memory bandwidth. HBM2 will allow up to 16GB VRAM per GPU.
HBM2 has much better performance per Watt than GDDR5 and GDDR5X. The VDD/VDDQ for HBM2 is 1.2V, which is lower than GDDR5X's VDD/VDDQ of 1.35V and GDDR5's VDD/VDDQ of 1.5v.
it will be a beast!
major improvement!! sounds like 4k will run smoothly
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anyone know the sRGB coverage on this off hand?
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damn man...someone help me decide...this monitor or an lg 43 inch 4k tv for 380 not including tax
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