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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 #41 of 46
I currently own both and I love both, but for different reasons.

I mainly use the Acer when I'm surfing the net and doing photography and video editing, but when I game, I play on the Swift.

Personally, I like the Swift a hair better for build quality and fit and finish. The Acer isn't bad, but one has to win, so Swift it is.

Because the Swift is a TN panel, I use that as my main and it is mounted on the wall in front of me, so I don't suffer from any odd viewing angle. I put the Acer on an articulated arm mounted to the wall and can move it around to what ever angle I want (or even turn it flat so both the wife and I can both watch it when we are watching a movie while playing a game together). The reason is, because the Acer is ISP, it doesn't suffer from color shift at an off viewing angle.
post #42 of 46
Right now I'm very interested to see how the Asus IPS Swift turns out, I think it is called PG279Q. The only issue I'm seeing with an IPS monitor such as the Acer Predator or the PG279Q is the glow. It's pretty bad in that pic with the Swift/Predator side by side. The predator does have better colors but that glow is ridiculous. On the Swift you can clearly see all the light sources but on the Predator the glow prevents you from doing so.
post #43 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANTMONITORNOW View Post

Right now I'm very interested to see how the Asus IPS Swift turns out, I think it is called PG279Q. The only issue I'm seeing with an IPS monitor such as the Acer Predator or the PG279Q is the glow. It's pretty bad in that pic with the Swift/Predator side by side. The predator does have better colors but that glow is ridiculous. On the Swift you can clearly see all the light sources but on the Predator the glow prevents you from doing so.

Yeah, having come from an IPS panel with what may be considered some of the best color fidelity and black in the industry (Eizo Foris 23" IPS) I can say with some limited authority that the Swift is truly amazing in that it looks nearly (nearly as in these "non-professional" eyes can't tell the difference, colors and blacks look great!) as good but without the IPS glow. It does have inferior viewing angles though, that needs to be put out there, but this really would only be an issue if you were to intend to use the monitor in say a conference or classroom environment where potential viewers would be at an angle off to the side, it absolutely is not an issue for the average user, who is going to spend all of their time right in front of the monitor at the same angle. There is some time spent getting the vertical angle down just right but that's about it for the viewing angle issue.

I'm fairly certain this sentiment can be found from most people who've seen both IPS and the Swift's 8-bit panel in person. The only real issue with the Swift's TN is the viewing angles, the colors are pretty damn good.

Sentiment such as this, found from the preceding page:
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Originally Posted by koc6 View Post

I bought Acer XB270HU from newegg and i sold it because of backlight bleed, then i bought another one from ACER, and its even worse, very noticable backlight bleed and i sold it also.
Then recently i bought ROG Swift TN panel, and i was worry because some guys complain from the viewing angle and color washed out ...etc.
But really its amazing monitor, zero backlight bleed very beautiful color very low lag, i even cant tell the difference in color between the acer and swift, trust me i have an excellent vision.

I just found your other comment about the AG coating, to which I completely agree. But, eventually you can retrain your brain / eyes to look through the snow, kind of how one trains their brain / eyes to ignore certain issues going on on the surface of their eyeballs (for example, if you pause right now and focus you'll notice a kind of biological white snow pattern occurring completely within our biological vision system, look at any stationary location in your room and you'll instantly notice what I'm talking about, this is always present but we simply tune it out as the extraneous white noise that it is).

Also, if you take the time to search, there are those who've successfully removed this AG coating through some process of placing a wet-towel on the display overnight and then peeling the AG coating off.

But I agree, the AG coating can be an annoyance, especially if you mentally focus on it. But, young Jedi, you must simply ignore the AG coating and eventually it does not become a problem!
Edited by vulcan78 - 6/22/15 at 9:44am
post #44 of 46
Found it:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1359419/ar-film-removed-matte-vs-glossy-lcd-coating-film-direct-comparison-same-panel-polarizer/80

To be honest, I think I'd rather put up with the matte induced crystalization versus a glossy panel that reflects the slightest amount of light, as mentioned in this thread on Vega's AG coating removal method above:
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Originally Posted by james42519 View Post

you are looking at the wrong thing. look at how you can't see reflection in matte. that is the whole point. to be able to see the actual screen instead of reflections. also he is adding matte to the screen because of that. if you want a mirror go to the bathroom not your monitor.

really what one wold you really want to be looking at for hours? i would take the one that has semi matte. yeah they did make semi matte/semi glossy.
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In fact, my DTR is an Alienware M18x R2 (i7 3920xm, 680M SLI http://www.3dmark.com/fs/4906451) and I paid for an LCD display that someone had removed the pre-existing highly reflective protective plastic in front of and added a fabricated bezel precisely because it was too reflective and I was using it in public places with a lot of light such as libraries. Even in a dark room it can be an issue though, as the comment above illustrates.
post #45 of 46
I have been using the a Samsung S250A950D 27", 120hz, 2ms, glossy

Yesterday I bought and have been using the swift PG278Q 27" 144hz, 1ms, Gsink, matte

I hate it. I figured I was gaining in a number of areas but since I installed it I can't kill anyone in FPS. I don't think anything major has changed.
I made sure I'm running 144, Gsink, 2560 and 1920 and I feel like I'm on a 60hz. Everyone has the jump on me. I'm about to switch back just
to make sure I'm not imaging things.. lol

The one thing I noticed right off the bat is the picture quality on a TS/matte is horrible compared to what I had before. Everything seems washed
out and almost a tad blurry. There is little vibrant color and depth compared to my samsung. I'm tempted to get the ACER.

The ACER has all the main upgrades I want except one. I was at 2ms and the swift took me to 1ms. The ACER I believe is 5ms. Is that really
only 5 1000's of a second? If that's the case it's nothing. I really use it for FPS so any feedback would be appreciated.
post #46 of 46
I wonder if G-Sync is having trouble working with Quad card SLI? I'm shooting in the dark now.. lol
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