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1080P VA display BenQ EW2740L or Asus VN279Q

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For a VA panel these seem to be 2 of the best. This will be for gaming so that needs to be taken into account but for all intents and purposes these seem to be as fast as you can get for a VA panel.

There was a decent difference in price but there is currently a sale on the Benq which makes it very close to the price of the Asus. So that's not an issue.

The Asus seems to suffer from some odd glow issues that usually don't show in VA panels and also it seems that is has an issue with blacks, which also for VA is very odd. However it seems that this is actually an issue with Nvidia drivers not using a full color range over HDMI and is fixed with a registry edit until they address it in a driver update.

As for the BenQ Im not really sure....I think the actual panel is not quite as fast as the Asus and it has a bit more ghosting is some areas.

Im just wondering if anyone knows a lot about these to as they both come pretty highly recommended.
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No one likes the VA monitors? Everyone using IPS????
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I think people don't know them. Some one should make a a large test of  VA monitors to compare them.

People go for fast NT 120HZ or 1440p ips monitors so never get to look at the VA monitors.

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Read through the link below:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1780409

It seems the Asus has a sort of glow that can get annoying and it's PWM. It does have it's strong points though.

The benq on the other hand isn't PWM, check out the review below:

http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-ew2740l

It suffers from a stronger acceleration and overshoot but has good colors when calibrated. It also only has HDMI ports, a tilt stand only and no VESA mounting holes (for some this is a deal breaker).
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 3/15/14 at 3:01am
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I actually read that whole thing before this...kind of why I was looking for opinions. The PWM on it isn't really an issue its a very high frequency. Yeah because of the overshoot and the acceleration kind of steers me to the Asus, but the glow issue does concern me a bit.
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I was also looking at those two monitors and ended up getting the Asus PB278Q (2560x1440). It has a higher resolution and it's not IPS (LG) but is a derivative of it from Samsung, it's a PLS also with PWM but it is excellent for gaming.

Here's the TFT Central review:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_pb278q.htm

I'm also able to overclock it to 85Hz and it's very good, the colors once calibrated (I used TFTs ICC profile) are excellent! I also used their settings in the review as baseline and then tweaked it to my liking (their brightness setting is too low for me).
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I was also looking at those two monitors and ended up getting the Asus PB278Q (2560x1440). It has a higher resolution and it's not IPS (LG) but is a derivative of it from Samsung, it's a PLS also with PWM but it is excellent for gaming.

Here's the TFT Central review:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_pb278q.htm

I'm also able to overclock it to 85Hz and it's very good, the colors once calibrated (I used TFTs ICC profile) are excellent! I also used their settings in the review as baseline and then tweaked it to my liking (their brightness setting is too low for me).

That monitor is far out of my price range.
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That monitor is far out of my price range.

Oh ok, That's good to know!

Looking at the Benq (at least in Amazon) it's priced at $343:

http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-Connected-Monitor-EW2740L-27-Inch/dp/B00FYKX0DA

The Asus on the other hand is cheaper (it's on sale plus it has a rebate) in Newegg at $240:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236342


If your price range is in the $300-$400 dollar range I suggest this monitor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160162

It's $37 more than the benq but I believe it has a better aspect ratio that getting a 27" 1080p. I believe that the only reason you should go 27" is if you go 2560x1440 since you gain extra real estate and you're able to view documents side by side (plus the fact that that at that resolution even without AA r low AA the games look very very nice. Going to that size and staying at 1080 does not give you additional real estate since all it does it makes your icons and everything else larger and gives you the same real estate when compared to a 24" monitor. You also have to remember that at 27", you'd be able to see the pixels more (if that makes sense) as compared to a 24".

This 2560 x 1080 gives you the added functionality of actually being able to put up two documents (A4) side by side without having to resize anything. Plus games at that size won't be pixelated as compared to a 27" monitor.

EDIT: If you're dead set between the 2, I would get the cheapest. I personally would opt for a 24" that is meant for gaming like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313

It's in the same price range (more or less) and will give you an awesome gaming experience.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 3/16/14 at 4:28pm
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