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    AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    That's for the 21.5-inch model. A 24-inch model costs £129. Both use 1080p TN panels.
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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Possibly more relevant to some, that is the first DisplayPort monitor I have seen under £100 as well.

    With this and the news that Intel will be using the standard in the future, I wonder how long GSync can last.

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    With this and the news that Intel will be using the standard in the future, I wonder how long GSync can last.
    Hear hear. I'm not paying for GSync, and I'm not using a Radeon.

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Wish they made these in G-sync for the same price - what a buy! Hope G-sync drops in price OR both free sync and G sync combine so there is only one standard - would make it much easier!

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Wow. Sounds like a bargain. Are we going to see some reviews on these?

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Whilst it is a low Freesync range, it shows just how cheap Freesync can be implemented for.

    Freesync is already a VESA standard EvZ_2.

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    Whilst it is a low Freesync range, it shows just how cheap Freesync can be implemented for.

    Freesync is already a VESA standard EvZ_2.
    Yes, definitely. I was wondering why all these other screens were so damn expensive when FreeSync supposedly didn't add much to the costs. I think they were probably inflating prices just to cash in. If so, that's disgraceful and going against amd's good will and intended outcome. You try and do a nice thing for people, you know... :/

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaO View Post
    Yes, definitely. I was wondering why all these other screens were so damn expensive when FreeSync supposedly didn't add much to the costs. I think they were probably inflating prices just to cash in. If so, that's disgraceful and going against amd's good will and intended outcome. You try and do a nice thing for people, you know... :/
    I don't think it is quite that bad. You need the latest panel controller to have the spec implemented, you need a DisplayPort interface which will be on top of not instead of the usual HDMI/vga, they probably need to do some testing and tweaking that they aren't used to which adds a bit to development costs first time you do it, but less each time as it becomes routine.

    There was a time when getting a monitor with DVI input rather than just VGA was quite a price hike.

    I'm still procrastinating over 1440p displays though so not tempted by these just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I don't think it is quite that bad. You need the latest panel controller to have the spec implemented, you need a DisplayPort interface which will be on top of not instead of the usual HDMI/vga, they probably need to do some testing and tweaking that they aren't used to which adds a bit to development costs first time you do it, but less each time as it becomes routine.

    There was a time when getting a monitor with DVI input rather than just VGA was quite a price hike.

    I'm still procrastinating over 1440p displays though so not tempted by these just now.
    Yeh I really don't know tbh. Was just a thought! I still have a 1920x1080 screen. I really want an ultra widescreen monitor though so I can fit loads of stuff on the screen for music production. Thing is, I want something that's awesome for gaming on too - low input lag/ghosting etc. FreeSync would be a nice addition, but I don't care too much about it. But, if it is going to get a lot cheaper, I'll probably pickup a freesync monitor next time round, as long as it does about 100hz.

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaO View Post
    Yeh I really don't know tbh. Was just a thought! I still have a 1920x1080 screen. I really want an ultra widescreen monitor though so I can fit loads of stuff on the screen for music production. Thing is, I want something that's awesome for gaming on too - low input lag/ghosting etc. FreeSync would be a nice addition, but I don't care too much about it. But, if it is going to get a lot cheaper, I'll probably pickup a freesync monitor next time round, as long as it does about 100hz.
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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Xeon chips maybe

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    That's what I'm sayin.. Monitors are far too expensive. I wish 3D screens took off more so we could have regular monitors cheaper

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Considering I'm looking to replace my current monitor and was looking at probably ending up with the ASUS VS247HR, these looks like an absolute bargain though. Will wait for some proper reviews but may well go for one of these instead, assuming AOC's build quality is good.

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    AOC's build quality is ok....not brilliant. Liked the panel performance on the last monitor I specced for a client for the price though
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    AOC's build quality is ok....not brilliant. Liked the panel performance on the last monitor I specced for a client for the price though
    Figured that would be the case, cost has to be cut somewhere. So far these are the first 1080p Displayport monitors I've seen at anywhere near this price range. Most are atleast £200+

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    Re: AOC launches FreeSync anti-blue light monitors priced from £99

    would like to see a 27" version for £160 also

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