External monitor suggestions

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  1. dab89

    dab89 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi all

    I have 2 laptops:

    Razer Blade Stealth with 1650 and an Alienware m18x r2 upgraded with 3940xm and 1070.

    I want to get an external monitor which i could use with both (but primarily the Blade Stealth)

    I dont play super demanding games. Mostly things like total war series (warhammer 2 etc).

    My main concern is whether the laptops i have will be able to power the monitors i am looking at. Ive never used external monitors before so this is all new to me.

    The ones im considering are:

    Razer Raptor 27
    https://www.razer.com/gb-en/gaming-monitors/razer-raptor-27

    Alienware 27 AW2720HF
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YWQPVZF/ref=twister_B07GLGTTXW?th=1

    Samsung Odyssey G7 either 27 or 32 inch (would go 32 prob as barely difference in cost):
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-...d=1&keywords=odyssey+g7&qid=1591399196&sr=8-1

    any advice is highly appreciated.

    I really like the raptor design and it will probably be my main system as i will probably look to sell my alienware and if i got it it would go hand in hand with a future Razer eGPU system...but people dont seem to be super keen on it in reviews.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The Raptor is way overpriced for its specs. You can get a decent high-refresh 1440p IPS monitor for a little more than half the price. The Alienware is only 1080p, which I find a bit too low of a resolution for a 27-inch display. The Acer Nitro VG271U is 1440p IPS and is going to come in for less than $340 on Amazon US, not sure how it'd be on the other side of the pond.
     
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    dab89 Notebook Consultant

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    thank you for your reply. what are your thoughts on the Samsung one?

    is this the acer you are referrig to?

    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-...3_1591404598_42b1a42bcdaf155a5abb691182c56f95

    does look like a solid deal for half the price of the ones i listed. shame this one only seems to be in stock end of july. if i wanted it earlier id need to pay 450 on amazon....

    would both my laptops be able to power such monitors in your opinion> sorry if stupid question! thanks for taking the time to reply :)

    btw noticed you have a razer blade stealth too :) how are you finding it? i think mines the old version from 2019, yours is the new 2020 one?
     
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    dab89 Notebook Consultant

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    looking around there seem to be quite a few monitors which are 200 or so cheaper but again with all of them im not sure whether my 1650 razer blade stealth 2019 can drive them well enough. All have 144hz & 1ms and 1440p...

    LG 27GL850-B 27"
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lg-2...le-widescreen-led-gaming-monit-mo-155-lg.html

    LG 34GL750 34" (although 1080 and 5ms actually...but perhaps ok for my blade)
    https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/lg-...6Xt9Lrxa0ucsGRpKwSq1Qw_t6yDhhN6xoCvtgQAvD_BwE


    MSI OPTIX MAG272CQR 27"
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...ved-led-backlit-gaming-monitor-mo-00r-ms.html

    Gigabyte AORUS G32QC 32"
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/giga...mpatible-curved-gaming-monitor-mo-006-gi.html

    perhaps the money saved vs the Raptor and selling my m18x r2 can go towards an eGPU to help :)
     
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    It depends on what you're looking to do. A GTX 1650 is not going to be anywhere near enough to run modern games at 1440p and 144 fps. That being said, I think the emphasis on needing hardware capable of running at 144 fps to fully take advantage of said refresh rate is somewhat overblown. The HDMI dongle I use with my Blade Stealth can only do a maximum of 70 Hz at 1440p, but even that little bit of extra headroom above 60 Hz makes a difference. Of course, adding an eGPU down the road will help, and if you can make it happen by selling your other laptop and going with a less-expensive monitor, then by all means do so.
     
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    thank you for your reply. agreed i dont expect 1440p at 144fps at high settings and will likely get eGPU down the road. atm its a case of choosing the right monitor. sadly the good ones like that 27 LG one are out of stock everywhere and the gigabyte and acer/asus ones seem to have bad reviews.

    im thinking the samsung odyssey g7 is probably best choice?
     
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