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Acer XB270HU or ROG Swift ?

Poll Results: Those who tried both which who you prefer ? thx

Poll expired: Apr 23, 2015  
  • 85% (35)
    Acer XB270HU (IPS / 1440P / 144Hz / G-Sync)
  • 14% (6)
    Asus ROG Swift (TN / 1440P / 144Hz / G-Sync)
41 Total Votes  
post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I just wanted to make a poll
between those who tried or own(ed) both ACER XB270HU and ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q :

which one do you prefer?

you can explain your choice by leaving a comment.

Please only people who know both monitors.

Thanks
Edited by 7eleven - 4/9/15 at 4:30pm
post #2 of 46
I had both. Since acer uses ips, it's better than rog swift, but asus swift has better build quality, it looks and feels premium. Acer has the build quality of those korean monitors, maybe little better, but not much. If the asus rog swift had the ips panel of the acer, damn that would be great. That's my opinion, and can't vote as they are both good.
post #3 of 46
for those who have or had both:

how's motion clarity in comparison, esp. in ULMB mode? which one feels more "snappy"? . is there any smearing visible during fast motion, or flicker perhaps? since the acer has 100 hz ULMB and the asus has 120 hz.

the acer is leading at the moment 10:1
yeah i have an TN benq and an IPS overlord here myself, but the swift is supposed to have a "premium" TN panel, so perhaps the difference wasn't that obvious...
post #4 of 46
The Asus has marginally faster pixel response times and better build quality, but uses a grainy matte coating, has inferior colours, viewing angles and TN gamma shift (uneven colours from top to bottom). Both monitors can be considered delay free, but the Asus has 120hz ULMB while the Acer is limited to 100hz, however I'm not sure why anyone would buy either one solely to use ULMB. Screen tearing, (which will occur in most newer games when playing with high settings) renders ULMB useless while G-Sync offers are far smoother and tearing free experience.
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post #5 of 46
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Originally Posted by mrgamer81 View Post

I had both. Since acer uses ips, it's better than rog swift, but asus swift has better build quality, it looks and feels premium. Acer has the build quality of those korean monitors, maybe little better, but not much. If the asus rog swift had the ips panel of the acer, damn that would be great. That's my opinion, and can't vote as they are both good.

mmmm build quality i don't fully agree with it since the panel of the Swift is subject to many issues such as pixel inversion, blurry etc... only the plastics can be judged better, and it's not enough to my point of view to say it's better or not, the panel is much more important than plastics used to support it.
post #6 of 46
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Originally Posted by MenacingTuba View Post

The Asus has marginally faster pixel response times and better build quality, but uses a grainy matte coating, has inferior colours, viewing angles and TN gamma shift (uneven colours from top to bottom). Both monitors can be considered delay free, but the Asus has 120hz ULMB while the Acer is limited to 100hz, however I'm not sure why anyone would buy either one solely to use ULMB. Screen tearing, (which will occur in most newer games when playing with high settings) renders ULMB useless while G-Sync offers are far smoother and tearing free experience.

i think Acer's monitor has also a (marginally) better input lag according to TFT Central's review.
post #7 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7eleven View Post

mmmm build quality i don't fully agree with it since the panel of the Swift is subject to many issues such as pixel inversion, blurry etc... only the plastics can be judged better, and it's not enough to my point of view to say it's better or not, the panel is much more important than plastics used to support it.
to me both panel and the quality are very important if i have to pay 750€ for it, but that's just me.
post #8 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrgamer81 View Post

I had both. Since acer uses ips, it's better than rog swift, but asus swift has better build quality, it looks and feels premium. Acer has the build quality of those korean monitors, maybe little better, but not much. If the asus rog swift had the ips panel of the acer, damn that would be great. That's my opinion, and can't vote as they are both good.

I voted for the Acer but I agree with your entire post. The panel of the Acer with the build of the Swift for $999 or less would be an excellent monitor.

If you care about 3D at all the Swift wins hands down. wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pirx View Post

how's motion clarity in comparison, esp. in ULMB mode? which one feels more "snappy"? . is there any smearing visible during fast motion, or flicker perhaps? since the acer has 100 hz ULMB and the asus has 120 hz.

the acer is leading at the moment 10:1
yeah i have an TN benq and an IPS overlord here myself, but the swift is supposed to have a "premium" TN panel, so perhaps the difference wasn't that obvious...

They feel the same snappy to me without ULMB, they seem to have the same motion blur too, as far as I can tell at least. The Swift might have a tiny bit less. I am using dual desktop with them both and compared them at 144 Hz using Blur Busters moving photo test, they do look very similar.

I just tested ULMB directly using the same moving photo test, 120 Hz on the Swift and 100 Hz on the Acer. The Swift does have a bit less motion blur, both are great and have very low motion blur in ULMB but while they look the same (to me) at 144 Hz I do think the Swift is crisper during motion with ULMB. A 120 Hz flicker is better than 100 Hz too but neither bother me very much. The ULMB calibration is better on the Swift, the image looks almost exactly the same in either mode on the Swift while the Acer changes a bit when I turn on ULMB.

If TN doesn't bother you too much the Swift does have a premium TN that is noticeably better than old TNs and a much better build quality. I am an IPS snob but I was very happy with the Swift for the last six months. Glossy Overlords before that.
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post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by Asmodian View Post

I voted for the Acer but I agree with your entire post. The panel of the Acer with the build of the Swift for $999 or less would be an excellent monitor.

If you care about 3D at all the Swift wins hands down. wink.gif
They feel the same snappy to me without ULMB, they seem to have the same motion blur too, as far as I can tell at least. The Swift might have a tiny bit less. I am using dual desktop with them both and compared them at 144 Hz using Blur Busters moving photo test, they do look very similar.

I just tested ULMB directly using the same moving photo test, 120 Hz on the Swift and 100 Hz on the Acer. The Swift does have a bit less motion blur, both are great and have very low motion blur in ULMB but while they look the same (to me) at 144 Hz I do think the Swift is crisper during motion with ULMB. A 120 Hz flicker is better than 100 Hz too but neither bother me very much. The ULMB calibration is better on the Swift, the image looks almost exactly the same in either mode on the Swift while the Acer changes a bit when I turn on ULMB.

If TN doesn't bother you too much the Swift does have a premium TN that is noticeably better than old TNs and a much better build quality. I am an IPS snob but I was very happy with the Swift for the last six months. Glossy Overlords before that.


I think you Nailed it. I also was an IPS snob but the swift turned me into a TN "tolerant" with that panel used. got Im crazy but I still feel like the Swift looks better and the build quality blows the acer away
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