Originally Posted by Icarian
Hello everyone, I've been looking to buy a 1440p display for a while now and this seems to be what I'm looking for, there's also quite a bunch of threads about whether this or Dell's 2713HM is better, which is the other I'm considering, but there seems to be some QC problems with the Dell with some having a yellowish tint (which I can't stand).and ghosting issues.
What worries me about this display is the PWM issue with the backlight, I'm unable to go see it in person as I'll be ordering it online, is it really noticeable? I don't know if people are blowing this out of proportion or not, which kinda pushes me back from this monitor and makes me want to get the Dell (since it's 20-50€ cheaper).
I'll be using the monitor mainly for gaming and web browsing,
Also, I'll probably have to mess with the PPI settings on windows so I can read text comfortably without having to get closer, does changing the PPI settings to make the text/windows appear bigger reduce the image quality as if I was downscaling?
I don`t know what PWM issues your talking bout, perhaps flickering, the only thing I am worried about in this monitor is the minor backlight bleed which seems to be present in all IPS panels apart from that I cannot see any other issue, it was perfect out of the box and never failed or anything happened to it, I have been using it for about 9 months now and still surprises me with the amount of details and beauty in games.
I would personally go with asus, since their quality assurance seems to be higher, of course there is always defective units but I have never bought an asus product with major problems.
you may also consider the more premium Samsung SB970 1440p but its about double the price from the asus.
anyway if you can find one in a store if the price is not very different and test for your self, even if you buy one test it there for light bleeds and anything that worry you. so you don`t have to go through long RMAs and endless communications, even if the store is abit far, so you can rest assure you went home with a perfectly good unit, this way if something appears you can reject the unit and get another one right there in the store.
anyway congrats in advanced and good luck, your so gonna be thrilled with the clarity