Monitor for xbox one X

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  1. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502

    Prozak0820

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    I’m trying to look for a monitor to match with an Xbox one X. Dell has a 25” HDR 1440p monitor and a 4K. But not sure if I should get 4K or 1440p with HDR. An Xbox insider update should let me use native 1440p just waiting for it. Never went monitor shopping. But need one as I am putting too many hours on my 5040UB projector. If anyone has monitor suggestions that would be great :)
     
  2. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

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    Does it need to be a monitor? Wasn't sure if you're limited on space, but there are 43" 4K TVs for $300. You'd get better audio, unless that doesn't matter to you.
     
  3. Prozak0820 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea not too keen on anything larger than 27 inches. I’ve had a 21.5” monitor from ages ago. But I stopped using it after I got the projector. But I’ve been racking up to many hours on the bulb and a smaller size is what I actually like more since I play halo 5 and cod WWII competitively
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    I do have a budget of $350 taxes not included. I could set the budget higher but then it takes out of my new desk,chair and HomePod budget.

    I prefer monitors over TVs as they are smaller 25”-28” is the sweet spot for competitive gaming in my opinion.
    I’ve gotten used to the projector but I can’t play as well and the projector bulb will go out faster as I play Xbox almost everyday.

    Audio isn’t really an issue for me as I have a decent headset for my games. Built in audio would be cool if I’m watching YouTube or something. But not really needed.
     
  4. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve been looking at monitors the past few days. Dell has a 27” 4K HDR for $475, but upon further research their HDR implementation on the lower end is software, aka fake HDR. Only their high end Ultrasharp Premiere Color series has hardware HDR support.

    I ended up buying a 29” 21:9 2560x1080. Actually a downgrade from my U2515 which is 2560x1440, but I used it at 125% since text is a bit small at 100%, which effectively gave me a 1920x1080 desktop. With the 29” 21:9 I can use it at 100% and I very much appreciate the extra width.

    Was very close to buying an Asus 27” IPS 144hz Freesync but decided against paying that much for a 3year old design. I really wanted a G Sync monitor since I run Nvidia cards, but none has more than 2 inputs for some reason and I need at least 3.

    Very curious if the One X can run at higher frame rate when using a 1440p monitor. Does the upcoming native 1440p support on Xbox one X enable Freesync support?
     
  5. Prozak0820 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that’s disappointing. Yea I couldn’t do a wide screen since console doesn’t support it haha. That’s my issue with monitors. The outdated design. That’s why I wanted dell. They have good designs. Just their low end 4K looks a little eh. It’s just hard to choose monitors. Harder than it should be.
    Not sure if it will support free sync I just know that it’s coming and the Xbox one S and X will support it but the Xbox one X will be able to play at 1440p.
     
  6. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

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    That’s one reason I recently went with an iMac 5K, as I know Apple does a great job with accurate, high quality displays. We also have a 48” LG 4K UHD, which is where I plug my PS4 Pro, and best I can tell, games look awesome. I wish there was an official way to hook up a console to the iMac, but I don’t mind the gaming from my sofa either. :)
     
  7. Prozak0820 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gaming from the sofa for me throws off my game play way too much I may pick up a 5K iMac if I’ll start having a need for one. Want it but. Don’t need. Which sucks
     

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