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brofromcro

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I am planing on buying this monitor and I was wondering will everything be okay with the new MacBook Air M1 with displayport 1.2 (this monitor comes with this cable I think). So I just need an adapter and I am good to go right?
 

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No dongle needed. Get the Cable Matters 8K DisplayPort to USB-C cable on Amazon. It’s a good price, good reviews and said to support 2K @ 144Hz.
 

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I am planing on buying this monitor and I was wondering will everything be okay with the new MacBook Air M1 with displayport 1.2 (this monitor comes with this cable I think). So I just need an adapter and I am good to go right?
Why buy such a monitor for a non-gaming machine (unless you have the monitor attached to a gaming PC, which then would be legitimate, but if not, it's a total waste of money)?

If you don't do any gaming, you should prioritize a 4K display which, on 27'', will give you a sharper image, sharper text, due to higher PPI it has. Something like Dell U2720Q or LG 27UL/UN850-W.
 

brofromcro

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Why buy such a monitor for a non-gaming machine (unless you have the monitor attached to a gaming PC, which then would be legitimate, but if not, it's a total waste of money)?

If you don't do any gaming, you should prioritize a 4K display which, on 27'', will give you a sharper image, sharper text, due to higher PPI it has. Something like Dell U2720Q or LG 27UL/UN850-W.
Hi, recently I bought a phone with 120hz refresh rate and after using it, 60 hz feels "laggy" to me, so I decided to buy 144hz monitor for smooth experience plus I dont do any photo editing work so 2K will be fine for me.
 

brofromcro

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No dongle needed. Get the Cable Matters 8K DisplayPort to USB-C cable on Amazon. It’s a good price, good reviews and said to support 2K @ 144Hz.
Hi, I am in Europe (Croatia) so this cable is not available for me to buy. In Croatia all I can find at reasonable price are 1.2 displayport cables or dongles... :(
 

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Hi, recently I bought a phone with 120hz refresh rate and after using it, 60 hz feels "laggy" to me, so I decided to buy 144hz monitor for smooth experience plus I dont do any photo editing work so 2K will be fine for me.
I can't even see the difference between my 30Hz old monitor and iPad Pro 120 Hz. But anyway, it's your money...

4K isn't just for video or photo editing. Anyone can have a 4K monitor and benefit from higher text clarity. It's *almost* a Retina display grade in terms of pixel per inch/density (163 vs 218 for retina vs 108 PPI for a 2K 27 inch).
 
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dmylrea

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I can't even see the difference between my 30Hz old monitor and iPad Pro 120 Hz. But anyway, it's your money...

4K isn't just for video or photo editing. Anyone can have a 4K monitor and benefit from higher text clarity. It's *almost* a Retina display grade in terms of pixel per inch/density (163 vs 218 for retina vs 108 PPI for a 2K 27 inch).
That's a bad comparison (and I might add that you're obviously missing something if you can't see the difference just in scrolling), but you can immediately see the benefits of a 144hz screen by just dragging windows around the screen. Much smoother than a 60hz screen. I had the opportunity to use a laptop with a 240Hz screen...OMG...buttery smooth! I'd take a QHD 144/240Hz screen over a 60Hz 4K any day.
 

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Hi, recently I bought a phone with 120hz refresh rate and after using it, 60 hz feels "laggy" to me, so I decided to buy 144hz monitor for smooth experience plus I dont do any photo editing work so 2K will be fine for me.
I agree with you. 144/240Hz QHD on a 25/27" screen is the way to go if you don't need razor-sharpness.
 
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pldelisle

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That's a bad comparison (and I might add that you're obviously missing something if you can't see the difference just in scrolling), but you can immediately see the benefits of a 144hz screen by just dragging windows around the screen. Much smoother than a 60hz screen. I had the opportunity to use a laptop with a 240Hz screen...OMG...buttery smooth! I'd take a QHD 144/240Hz screen over a 60Hz 4K any day.
This is not something I do frequently, moving windows... lol. I'm a programmer. I don't see any advantages to have an higher refresh rate than 60 Hz.
 

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I am planing on buying this monitor and I was wondering will everything be okay with the new MacBook Air M1 with displayport 1.2 (this monitor comes with this cable I think). So I just need an adapter and I am good to go right?
The display only supports HBR2 link rate anyway, so a DisplayPort 1.2 rated cable is fine. But DisplayPort 1.4 cables exist and are not much more expensive so you should just get DisplayPort 1.4 cables. USB-C to DisplayPort is best (fewer connections means better signal). Otherwise you can get a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter and attach a normal DisplayPort cable.

Since the display only supports HBR2 link rate, it can only do HDR10 up to 120Hz. Or some refresh rate less than 137 Hz (CVT-RB) or 141 Hz (CVT-RB2), Maybe 144 Hz can be done with a custom timing? The display uses a VESA timing for 144Hz (586.586MHz) but that's too much for HBR2 link rate unless DSC or 4:2:0 is used (I don't know if it supports either - it's a low res display so it doesn't need either for most use cases).

This is not something I do frequently, moving windows... lol. I'm a programmer. I don't see any advantages to have an higher refresh rate than 60 Hz.
How about scrolling text or moving the cursor?
 
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pldelisle

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How about scrolling text or moving the cursor?
I never noticed any “lag”, seriously.

Text sharpness and more real estate, which is present 100% of the time you use the display, is a lot more important than something happening sporadically and very, very subtly like moving windows and scrolling.
 

jdb8167

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I never noticed any “lag”, seriously.

Text sharpness and more real estate, which is present 100% of the time you use the display, is a lot more important than something happening sporadically and very, very subtly like moving windows and scrolling.
You don't see lag when moving a window on a 30Hz monitor? I guess it is nice to not notice that but most people find it pretty jarring to see stuttering when moving a window.
 

pldelisle

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You don't see lag when moving a window on a 30Hz monitor? I guess it is nice to not notice that but most people find it pretty jarring to see stuttering when moving a window.
After double check, my monitor is 60 Hz, very sorry for misguiding. I really thought it was 30 Hz since it is quite old.

But no I never noticed a difference or lag with windows or scrolling. Yes, it is less « fluid » than my ipad pro 120 Hz, but I can make the difference only side by side. On a normal day to day basis, I don’t notice any lag.
 

jdb8167

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After double check, my monitor is 60 Hz, very sorry for misguiding. I really thought it was 30 Hz since it is quite old.

But no I never noticed a difference or lag with windows or scrolling. Yes, it is less « fluid » than my ipad pro 120 Hz, but I can make the difference only side by side. On a normal day to day basis, I don’t notice any lag.
Sure. 60Hz is a lot different than 30Hz.
 
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