Ultrawide monitors have their place among the best gaming monitors pantheon in PC gaming. This new offering from Asus is a beast, claiming to include loads of gaming monitor benefits that are seamlessly integrated into its 49-inch, 32:9 display. The ROG Strix XG49VQ pitches itself as the antidote for having two individual 27-inch monitors for your setup, but in one convenient HDR-enabled display, geared towards gaming. It is a gargantuan bit of a kit, with a price tag to match ($1299 / £999), and will be aimed toward gamers who value screen space above all else but demand gaming pedigree alongside it. But does it justify the hype, the cash from your wallet, and the massive desk space it occupies?It’s a huge monitor that requires an enormous amount of desk space; it looks ridiculous and elegant in equal parts. With stand on, its physical dimensions stretch to nearly 4ft / 120cm in width, nearly 2ft / 60cm tall, and about 1ft / 30cms front to back. As a result its a heavy … [Read more...] about Asus ROG Strix XG49VQ ultrawide gaming monitor review
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If you're a hardcore PC gamer spending hours a day at your battlestation, it's important to consider ergonomics in your gear choices. Whether you're young or old, healthy or otherwise, the right gear and posture are crucial to preventing injuries and long term health complications. It's a topic we're always thinking about here at PC Gamer. Especially since we find ourselves sitting at a desk for both work and play.We've conducted our own experiment with standing desks, and have even consulted ergonomics experts in choosing our best chairs for PC gaming. Expanding on the topic to cover a wider range of ergonomic gear was only natural. So we've scoured the internet and tested a variety of products to identify the best gear to promote an ergonomic lifestyle for PC gamers.Some of the great references and resources we consulted on this quest include: esports physical therapists at 1HP, ergonomics professionals at ErgoCanada and specialists from VSI Risk Management and Ergonomics. Learn more … [Read more...] about The best ergonomic gear for PC gaming
Welcome to the Digital Foundry collection of the best SSD deals available for Black Friday 2018! If you're looking for more storage - and faster storage! - for your computer or games console, you're in the right place. Upgrading to a new SSD can make a huge difference to how it feels to use your computer, especially if you're a gamer or your work involves working with large files - like editing 4K video footage, for example. We'll keep this page up to date with the latest deals as we find them, so buckle up and see what we've found so far. It may still be a day before Black Friday proper, but that hasn't stopped retailers in both the US and UK from discounting some very attractive storage options! Looking for more than just storage? See all of our Black Friday 2018 tech deals, including TVs, monitors, PC hardware and peripherals. UK Black Friday 2018 SSD and HDD deals Samsung 860 Evo 1TB + Assassin's Creed Odyssey for £160 (was £237) The Samsung 860 Evo is one of … [Read more...] about Digital Foundry’s best Black Friday SSD deals
Back once more, we’ve got another batch of this week’s best gaming deals to take a look at – from digital PC games to Nintendo 2DS consoles. As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started. Giveaway Giveaway time once more, friends. This time around, to celebrate not only the release of Destiny 2’s Forsaken DLC but GamesPlanet’s associated discounts on the game, the site has joined forces with Jelly Deals once more to offer up three copies of the Destiny 2 Legendary Collection on PC to a trio of lucky readers. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, you can enter via the link below. If you don’t fancy your chances, GamesPlanet is offering a series of discounts using the codes found in that handy image above. Enter to win one of three copies Destiny 2 Forsaken from … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: New Elite Controller, 4K gaming monitors, Octopath Traveller, and more
In the very early days, computer monitors were just TVs, but then the HD revolution happened. Now we've got large 4K Ultra HD TVs with multiple HDMI 2.0 connections that cost less than a good monitor. Can you just use a 4K TV for PC gaming in place of a display, and would you want to?Sceptre 43-inch 4K TV | $209.99 (save $60)Sceptre is a value-focused brand you might not be familiar with, but it's been making displays for over 30 years. This no-frills UHD TV has a 3840x2160 resolution, three HDMI 2.0 inputs (one MHL), and one HDMI 1.4 input. It's a slightly older model, but reviews show many happy users reporting no input lag.View DealThe first part of that question is simple: Yes, you can use any TV with HDMI inputs in place of a computer display. If you're looking at 4K TVs, you'll want a graphics card with at least an HDMI 2.0 port (HDMI 2.0a or later for HDR10 displays). That allows for 4K at 60Hz, with 24-bit color. For GPUs, all the Nvidia 10-series parts and the GTX 950/960 can … [Read more...] about Can I use a 4K TV as a computer monitor?