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Philips 258B6QJEB review

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Philips 258B6QJEB review

While it may not quite reach the heady heights of the latest 4K displays in terms of pixel count, the Philips 258B6QJEB is an interesting option if you’re seeking a QHD monitor. At 25 inches, it’s a compact piece of kit compared to the many 27-inch (and larger) monitors out there.

 

There aren’t many alternatives at that size, with Dell’s UltraSharp 25 and the HP Z25n proving two more expensive alternatives. Arguably, neither look as good as Philips’ sleek new entry. The appeal of having a smaller monitor on your desk is twofold – there is more space around it for other things, and it can also help with uncomfortable eyestrain that may occur if you are sat too close to a large display.

 

Priced at around £260 (about $400, or AU$550), the 258B6QJEB packs a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution IPS LCD panel that offers excellent viewing angles and image quality, along with an abundance of connections, speakers and a USB hub that makes this particular display a versatile choice.

 

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Acer Predator XB270HU review

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Acer Predator XB270HU

Monitors with the “gaming” tag slapped brazenly on their boxes aren’t necessarily a new breed. Along with the advent of 3D and super-high resolutions, gamers have been slowly working their way up through faster refresh rates to keep up with the incredibly powerful GPUs that drive gaming PCs.

 

Most of the gaming monitors we’ve seen so far have made do with a ‘twisted-nematic’ (a.k.a. TN) panel, which helps keep costs down for gamers who might already have spent a month’s wages on an insanely powerful GPU.

 

Rather than the older TN technology, the new Acer Predator XB270HU gaming monitor packs an IPS panel with a pixel-resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. Although it may not be a 4K screen, this super-fast monitor comes with Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, which claims to completely remove screen-tearing and lag by perfectly synchronising the refresh rate of the GPU and the screen.

 

Shop around and you can find the Acer XB270HU for under £600 (around $900 or AU$1,300), enough to buy you any number of the low-end 4K monitors on the market such as the Philips BDM4065UC.

 

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HannsG 27″ HS271HPB Review

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HannsG HS271HPB (8)There was a time when I thought I’d never need more than a 21″ monitor, or a resolution higher than 1280 * 1024 for that matter.  These days, however, size really does matter – the PC has become an video hub, gaming machine, and an ultra-high definition adult entertainment center.  As such, you need a suitably large screen to enjoy all this eye-bleeding media on, and that’s why I am currently the proud owner of a 28″ Hanns.G 281D monitor.  Hanns.G’s latest big-screen monitor, comes in the form of the 27″, snappily-named HS271HPB, and I thought I’d give it a whirl to see how it compares to my ageing beast. Read on to find out how it fared.


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Seneye Reef alert system

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IMG_3386Here on TechNow I like to cover something a bit different from time to time, after all there’s more to gadgets than smartphones as I have to continually remind myself. For the last couple of weeks my marine aquarium has been blessed with a new visitor, but not of any slippery variety; this time a new piece of equipment called the Seneye.  It claims to be a full-featured aquarium monitor that can alert you via your smartphone or PC to unusual aquarium behaviour before things start to go belly-up.  Let’s see how it does.

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