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Great gaming monitors you can buy for under R5,000

Whether you want high refresh rates or great contrast ratios, choosing the right monitor is important for the ultimate PC gaming experience. If you’re searching for cutting-edge displays which deliver the highest specifications, however, you can easily pay over R10,000 for a good monitor. Fortunately, if you’re a PC gamer on a budget looking for something affordable and well-specced, there are great monitors in South Africa priced at under R5,000.

Before you purchase a monitor, however, it is important to know the difference between LCD/LED monitor panel types[1].

The strengths and weaknesses of each panel type are outlined below:

  • TN – Relatively cheap, fast response times and refresh rates.
  • VA – Decent response times and better viewing angles than TN.
  • IPS – Relatively expensive, good contrast ratios and viewing angles.

Great gaming monitors you can buy for under R5,000 are listed below.


LG 24GM79G-B

LG 24GM79G-B
Display 24-inch TN
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 144Hz FreeSync
Response Time 5ms
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1
Price R4,899[2]

Samsung LC27F591

Samsung LC27F591
Display 27-inch Curved VA
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 72Hz FreeSync
Response Time 5ms
Contrast Ratio 3,000:1
Price R4,855[3]

ASUS VX279Q

ASUS VX279Q
Display 27-inch IPS
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1
Price R4,810[4]

Samsung LC24FG70FQ

Samsung CFG70
Display 24-inch VA Curved
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 144Hz FreeSync
Response Time 1ms
Contrast Ratio 3,000:1
Price R4,799[5]

LG 29UM68

LG 29UM68
Display 29-inch IPS
Resolution 2,560 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 75Hz FreeSync
Response Time 5ms
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1
Price R4,797[6]

Dell S2718H

Dell S2718H
Display 27-inch IPS
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 6ms
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1
Price R4,797[7]

ASUS VG248QE

ASUS VG248QE
Display 24-inch TN
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Response Time 1ms
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1
Price R4,399[8]

AOC G2460VQ6

AOC G2460VQ6
Display 24-inch TN
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080
Refresh Rate 75Hz FreeSync
Response Time 1ms
Contrast Ratio 1,000:1
Price R2,799[9]

Now read: OLED vs LCD vs LED – What you need to know[10]

References

  1. ^ monitor panel types (mybroadband.co.za)
  2. ^ R4,899 (www.evetech.co.za)
  3. ^ R4,855 (www.rebeltech.co.za)
  4. ^ R4,810 (www.rebeltech.co.za)
  5. ^ R4,799 (www.evetech.co.za)
  6. ^ R4,797 (www.wootware.co.za)
  7. ^ R4,797 (www.wootware.co.za)
  8. ^ R4,399 (www.wootware.co.za)
  9. ^ R2,799 (www.wootware.co.za)
  10. ^ OLED vs LCD vs LED – What you need to know (mybroadband.co.za)

Huawei to launch app store in South Africa

Huawei has announced that it will launch a localised app store in Africa. The app store will be pre-installed on Huawei devices and will include a variety of content. “Huawei’s consumer mobile services in Africa will include an app store for locally-developed games, music, movies, books, and other content,” the company said.

“We are also planning to launch African themes and cloud storage.” Huawei said its app store is not aiming to compete with Google Play, but will supplement existing Android apps. The company is working with partners in Africa to offer locally-developed apps and mobile games.

Huawei supports various carriers to offer digital content across Africa, such as MTN’s music and gaming platform.

Now read: Huawei unveils a stylish new series of MateBook devices in South Africa[1]

References

  1. ^ Huawei unveils a stylish new series of MateBook devices in South Africa (mybroadband.co.za)

Huawei to launch app store in South Africa

Huawei has announced that it will launch a localised app store in Africa. The app store will be pre-installed on Huawei devices and will include a variety of content. “Huawei’s consumer mobile services in Africa will include an app store for locally-developed games, music, movies, books, and other content,” the company said.

“We are also planning to launch African themes and cloud storage.” Huawei said its app store is not aiming to compete with Google Play, but will supplement existing Android apps. The company is working with partners in Africa to offer locally-developed apps and mobile games.

Huawei supports various carriers to offer digital content across Africa, such as MTN’s music and gaming platform.

Now read: Huawei unveils a stylish new series of MateBook devices in South Africa[1]

References

  1. ^ Huawei unveils a stylish new series of MateBook devices in South Africa (mybroadband.co.za)