With the arrival of Xbox One and PlayStation 4, at last console players are set to enjoy a raft of cutting-edge games taking advantage of the pixel-rich “Full HD” standard. However, with 1080p so established, it’s perhaps no surprise that the PC faithful are already itching to leap-frog to an improved level of fidelity. With 60Hz 4K displays currently starting at an eye-watering $3,500, it’s the 2560×1440 standard – also known as “2.5K” – that is swiftly gathering pace, providing a boost to resolution that almost certainly won’t be matched by the upcoming crop of consoles. We’ve made the upgrade ourselves and the experience represents a tangible, highly desirable leap over 1080p – and best of all, the total cost for the display upgrade was just £275. A quick look at Google’s price comparison engine suggests that our eBay investment in the Qnix QX271LED Evolution II represents excellent value for money. At a glance, we have similar 27-inch offerings such as Asus’ PB278Q available for £475, while Dell’s Ultrasharp U2713HM costs around £415 – both offering the same 2560×1440 resolution as our chosen purchase. However, these come bundled with many superfluous features, components and additional ports that while nice to… Read full this story
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