Been a while since i've posted on OCN, but I received my X34 a few days ago to replace my triple XB270HU setup and I can honestly say...i'm never going back from UltraWide ever again!
That said, I did keep a single XB270HU that I plan on using for CS:GO sessions and possibly for when Overwatch is released.
My experience thus far:
- No scanlines.
Tested with G-Sync pendulum demo at all FPS options.
- I do have WFS issue (I think).
Contrary to most folks, it is the left side of my monitor that the LED is not on when I initially power on the monitor. However, as SOON as it hits the Windows 10 lock screen, the LED is normal for the whole screen (this is when "DP" DisplayPort connection indicator comes up). My X34 has NEVER gone past the Windows lock screen without the entire screen lit up normally (which is expected functionality). This is a non-issue for me and it doesn't happen everytime. Sometimes the whole monitor will be lit up normally from initial power on. Again, i've never seen my desktop or Windows not lit up normally as expected. Only happens when the monitor is initially booting up, which actually takes quite a few seconds.
- G-Sync works flawlessly.
- No dead pixels.
- OC'd to 100hz perfectly
with no issues on my 3x Titan Xs.
- VERY minor blb on top left corner of the screen.
Appears to be a common theme with the X34, but it doesn't bother me at all (my XB270HUs were comparable). I'm using 37 brightness for optimal 120cd/m2, and the blb is not noticeable unless the entire screen is pitch black and I have all my lights off (which is pretty much never).
- Immersion and screen space on UltraWides is amazing. I'm never going back to a triple monitor setup.
- LED illumination is a nice bonus; speakers are okay, but would recommend sticking to headphones or using a separate, decent set; stand is probably really big for those who don't have deep desks (I actually love the stand given that i'm using an Ikea Gallant corner desk).
Conclusion:For anyone that can afford one, the X34 is absolutely worth the price of admission....as long as you win the lottery and manage to avoid some of the initial-launch lemons.
This is THE monitor to own right now; perfect balance of resolution, aspect ratio/immersion and refresh rate. I honestly can't tell the difference between the 144hz from the XB270HUs compared to the 100hz of the X34...at least not as much as the difference in going from, say, 60hz to 100hz. I'd give up the extra bit of refresh rate for the immersion and extra res. of the X34 any day.
Also, I won't be returning mine; I don't consider the negligible blb on one corner of the screen an issue and my WFS issue is completely gone by the time Windows loads every time, so those to me do not at all warrant a return when everything else about the monitor is perfect. If something comes up in the future, I have a 3-year warranty to back me up...and as has been said a few times in this thread already, if it ain't broke, no way am I going to try to fix it and risk other issues cropping up that I never originally had.
Best of luck to the folks looking to grab one and to those who are having to send theirs back for another (or back for a refund). New display technologies are always hit or miss in the first month or two, and i can appreciate that some people have to be victims of lemons to balance out the universe for the rest of us lucky ones. That's just the way it goes with tech sometimes; we've all victimized with something at one point or another for being an early adopter of the bleeding-edge.