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Refurbished ASUS ROG PG279Q Black 27" WQHD IPS 2560X1440, NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Monitor, 165 Hz - $639.99

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I'm surprised at how much the prices for these high refresh-rate gsync IPS monitors have held. They are a couple of years old now. One might have expected prices to come down by now. But hasn't happened yet. Other than a few Costco specific deals or Costco clearance, there hasn't been a decent deal on these.

Maybe because these panels haven't yet gone 'mainstream'. Only one manufacturer is making them (with all companies getting the same panel). Also, not all monitor companies haven't gotten into the 144/165 Hz IPS segment yet (e.g. Dell being a major holdout). Here's hoping the situation changes soon. But I suspect that it may not. Companies seem to focusing on upgrading their lines to 4K instead. I believe there was a 165Hz 4K IPS monitor unveiled at last CES (Acer I think). I shudder to think what hardware will be needed to drive a 4K monitor at that refresh rate.

Despite the bad name, I guess only reasonable option (price wise) right now is to go for one of the TN panes instead. Quality for TN has improved much last few years, and other than view angles, most home users will be hard pressed to make out a difference when viewing them straight.
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I'm surprised at how much the prices for these high refresh-rate gsync IPS monitors have held. They are a couple of years old now. One might have expected prices to come down by now. But hasn't happened yet. Other than a few Costco specific deals or Costco clearance, there hasn't been a decent deal on these.

Maybe because these panels haven't yet gone 'mainstream'. Only one manufacturer is making them (with all companies getting the same panel). Also, not all monitor companies haven't gotten into the 144/165 Hz IPS segment yet (e.g. Dell being a major holdout). Here's hoping the situation changes soon. But I suspect that it may not. Companies seem to focusing on upgrading their lines to 4K instead. I believe there was a 165Hz 4K IPS monitor unveiled at last CES (Acer I think). I shudder to think what hardware will be needed to drive a 4K monitor at that refresh rate.

Despite the bad name, I guess only reasonable option (price wise) right now is to go for one of the TN panes instead. Quality for TN has improved much last few years, and other than view angles, most home users will be hard pressed to make out a difference when viewing them straight.
Completely sucks but true. Although I refuse to go TN after having an IPS. so here we wait.
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Completely sucks but true. Although I refuse to go TN after having an IPS. so here we wait.
Same here. I got an IPS, then sold it because I profited. So I'm stuck with my TN panel. I'd get any IPS over a TN. But I'd rather not buy a 60hz IPS to replace my 60hz TN just for the little better color accuracy. Gonna wait until a really good deal and get a really good color accurate IPS with high hz like this one or the Acer predator.
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Have also been waiting for this monitor to come down in price. Refurbished not worth it to me for this small of a discount. Lowest it's been on Amazon I think has been 720-750 new the last year or so.

A new flagship version of this monitor is coming out late summer, I believe, with 4k and HDR. Hoping the 1440p versions drop in price as they clear out inventory.
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