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If you're going to invest in an IPS display, especially one the price of the XB270HU...i'd highly recommend spending a bit extra and springing for a colorimeter to fully calibrate your display. Something like a Spyder4Pro, or an earlier version would be a worthwhile investment. I'll probably set everything on all 3 of my XB270HUs when they arrive to 50%, and then adjust the settings for each one individually according to my Spyder4Pro.

Colorimeters make a tremendous difference in color accuracy and I would neve:thumb:r own another monitor that wasn't adjusted by one. I couldn't believe how off my Shimians were before I calibrated them...just worlds apart in terms of gamma/color reproduction. Not only that, but it's awesome that the Spyder software will automatically apply saved calibration settings per-monitor if a game or program randomly resets the calibration settings. thumb.gif

This.

I have a Spyder and will be calibrating my display the moment it hits.
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Haven't done this before, is there some kind of guide for this or is it fairly straight forward. Might just purchase a Spyder if it really is as worth it as you say it is.

The spider, and most consumer targeted meters, have software (when purchased retail) that walks you through it step by step holding your hand. My Spyder3 is silly easy to use, I bought it for $40 used with software and all accessories.
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Just want to report in as someone who received this monitor (yesterday, from an Acer store order early Wednesday) and it is absolutely perfect. Could not be happier.

There will be tons of people posting about problems because that's the nature of a forum. Meanwhile, someone like me (the majority of users that buy it, I'd say) won't be around or post. So just keep that in mind if you are going to change your mind. I've been using Acer gaming monitors since the 235Hz (had a couple). They've been great for me. My other monitor is a BenQ XL2420G and an ASUS G751 laptop with a G-SYNC (software) IPS and I use only plasma TVs if that background gives you any background on my opinion of the monitor.

Anyway - highly recommended!


I ordered mine Wednesday around noon PST and I am on back-order. Hopefully that means we are close to where I am, maybe I will get it next week.
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Thank you. Do you feel like it was worth upgrading from the Swift to the Acer?
The Swift is an amazing monitor also. The main difference is the color of IPS on this monitor. So if color is a main concern for you, yes a good upgrade. If color is not a great concern for you then its more of a side-grade.
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Thank you. Do you feel like it was worth upgrading from the Swift to the Acer?

considering my swift failed on me after 6 months, that alone (assuming the acer doesnt have a high failure rate like the swift), yes. but even when both monitors are working, i prefer the acer.
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waiting for this monitor is killing me.... been using the qnix for a couple of years... 144hz and gsync is one of those things that you can't go back from right?
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waiting for this monitor is killing me.... been using the qnix for a couple of years... 144hz and gsync is one of those things that you can't go back from right?

Depends. To some, GSYNC and VRR in general is a gimmick. A solution to a problem we never had.

To me, it's just like my inception from 60 Hz 1440p to 120 Hz Lightboost on my VG248QE. There is no going back. If I didn't have a Swift I would buy this Acer easily but sadly I don't have a use for 2 monitors with just a single input. One of them has to have at least HDMI or DVI on it.
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Depends. To some, GSYNC and VRR in general is a gimmick. A solution to a problem we never had.

To me, it's just like my inception from 60 Hz 1440p to 120 Hz Lightboost on my VG248QE. There is no going back. If I didn't have a Swift I would buy this Acer easily but sadly I don't have a use for 2 monitors with just a single input. One of them has to have at least HDMI or DVI on it.

I dont know about you but screen tearing drove me nuts.
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I dont know about you but screen tearing drove me nuts.

If tearing wasn't an issue for me I wouldn't of bought my Swift last August/September smile.gif. With how long it took Acer to release this monitor I couldn't of waited even though I would of enjoyed the IPS color in games like Total War.
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If tearing wasn't an issue for me I wouldn't of bought my Swift last August/September smile.gif. With how long it took Acer to release this monitor I couldn't of waited even though I would of enjoyed the IPS color in games like Total War.

I misread your post, sorry.
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I misread your post, sorry.

No worries, I do it all the time as well thumb.gif

Plus my writing has always been turrible for those who happen to read it tongue.gif
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Depends. To some, GSYNC and VRR in general is a gimmick. A solution to a problem we never had.

To me, it's just like my inception from 60 Hz 1440p to 120 Hz Lightboost on my VG248QE. There is no going back. If I didn't have a Swift I would buy this Acer easily but sadly I don't have a use for 2 monitors with just a single input. One of them has to have at least HDMI or DVI on it.
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If tearing wasn't an issue for me I wouldn't of bought my Swift last August/September smile.gif. With how long it took Acer to release this monitor I couldn't of waited even though I would of enjoyed the IPS color in games like Total War.

I managed to grab a swift from newegg for $779, they gave me a $20 gift card to offset the cost compared to another site. so $759 for a swift isnt too bad. I Had one from microcenter(too expensive) a couple of weeks ago and then went back to my Hp 1440 60hz, it's painful.
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