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Displays Acer or ASUS? - yet another 'which monitor to buy?' thread.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RedFlames, 29 Apr 2019.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    the screen in question will paired with this pc

    Had originally opted for 2x pro...ish... dell offerings but they're not the best for gaming on [and i could only source 1 via... methods...]

    Reviews/recommendations seem to be fairly consistent and evenly slpit between the following 2 -

    Acer XF270HUA
    ASUS MG279Q

    well those and their GSync compatriots but certainly on the ASUS side there's quite the price premium.

    The requirements are, if anyone has anything different in mind -

    27", QHD/1440p, IPS panel, refresh rate isn't important but high hz and/or supporting some form of varibale refresh rate is a bonus.
     
  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Personally I'd go for the Acer XV272U as it uses the newer AUO IPS panel and going on this comparison it's a general improvement (colour, display area, contrast, response time).

    Sadly because it's new there's not many reviews and because it's an AUO panel I've read you may have to play the panel lottery.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    See that right there is what puts me off the acers... that and whenever i think of acer my mind automatically goes to 'crap build quality'.
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Yea it's what stopped me pulling the trigger over the Easter W/E when the main Acer site was doing £50 off, I decided to hold off until i get my Ryzen 2 system up and running just in case someone with better QC releases something.

    I was also considering the AD27QD but paying an extra £100 for a monitor that has the styling of an RGB 80's super car just for better QC didn't light my fire especially as it's QC of the panel that really matters.
     
  5. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Few months ;)
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Sadly, not much help when you need something now-ish.
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Upon further reading, apparently they're both a bit of a crapshoot, panel quality wise... they're both decent monitors, if you get a good one...

    ...if
     
  8. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    Would this person consider an ultrawide?

    The Aw3418dw is the best of them imo and can be had for about £850 on the Dell site.

    Yes that's expensive but then they are spending 5k overall .why skimp on the screen.

    If it were my money I would buy that and a U2718q

    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-...displayport-hdmi-usb-tilt-pivot-swivel-height

    Again, £1400 on monitors is a lot but all bases are covered by some very excellent pieces of kit that would also look very good together. Considering photo work relies on visuals, monitors are not the place to skimp.

    Add to this people tend to upgrade monitors a lot less frequently than other hardware, this would be a long term investment.

    £3600 for a top end desktop is easily doable too. And don't forget the wow factor this person would get when you show it to them.
     
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  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    They said no to ultrawides, and the 2716D has already been acquired... [also the rest of it was bought a few hours ago].

    Ultimately I think they've elected to hold of on the 2nd monitor for now.
     
  10. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    Shame. I think they are missing a trick there.
     
  11. Anfield

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  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm not sure a £2,000(!) monitor is going to make an entire category of devices which start at... £130.99 obsolete.
    These, maybe, although even then there's high end and £2,000...
     
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    I'd suggest that any sub 34" ultrawide is obsolete regardless of new monitors, even 29" ultrawides just feel tiny.
    If you want a decent (based on current tech standards) 34" or up Ultrawide you are looking at a price range of £700 - 1150.
    And going from a £700 - 1150 price range to £2000 isn't bad when you consider the extreme difficulties and costs associated with manufacturing a 512 zone FALD display.

    As for 38"... given how rare they are I'm not sure if I should file those under high end or specialist niche products.
    Meanwhile the 5120x2160 34" or the various 32:9 monitors I would definitely put under specialist niche rather than high end.

    Also just as a random sidenote: 38" + curved + IPS + traditional backlight is a very dangerous combo in terms of the excessive QA that will be required to ship even just a small number of screens that don't suffer from extreme backlight related issues.
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I mean, in my case it'd be the difference between being able to afford a PC to plug into said monitor or not...
     
  15. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    Agreed double the price is double the price.

    Manufacturing difficulties are their problem, I would rather a top end ultrawide, top end 4k 27" and a nice 1440p 27" than one monitor monitor like that, for equal price. But that just me.
     

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