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Ok so here goes my comparison of the PG278 and PG279:

Given the marked improvement of gaming on G-sync my brother on viewing my screen also decided to jump on the bandwagon but due to not needing the HDMI input and only viewing the computer from a confined angle due to his desk layout we decided to save some money and order the PG278 rather than my PG279.

The monitor arrived brand new today and I unpacked it and pixel checked it, all was good. Unfortunately in every game we tested the monitor did not at all compare well to the PG279, disregarding the viewing angles which I expected to be limiting the colours are completely washed out on the P278 and have a weird shimmer effect to them. Also on grey material the purple and green hue’s show themselves and surprisingly it even has less definition in the blacks. It does have less glow than an IPS but some glow is still present and surprisingly there is less glow difference than I was expecting. I would not want to run a 278 over a 279 under any circumstances including dark material due to the apparent loss of contrast even factoring glow in.

Given he is spending a lot of money still on the 278 we have decided to return it and order another 279, with my brother pulling the extra cash out of his savings. There is no point spending all that money and having disappointment in the back of your mind.

My advice to any happy pg278 owners is to not side by this their monitor next to a pg279, what has been seen cannot be unseen. Given how close people have maintained their colour accuracy was while sitting in the sweet spot I was not expecting such obvious difference. Just before somebody says I confirmed the settings on both monitors were similar (brightness 20% and default colour) and I do not believe there was any fault with the new monitor which would be resolved with another unit of the same model.

There you go, that is both the opinion of me and my brother. I even kept my opinion to myself at the start so as not to bias my brother but it was evident he felt the same as me as we gradually began to accept that it could not really compare and took a lot away from the impressive feeling we got when first trying out my PG279.

I couldn’t take any photos as both monitors were each side of an L shaped desk so comparison photos were not possible and I was keen to rebox it and arrange the return.
Edited by timd78 - 10/22/15 at 5:29am
post #3122 of 9443
Mine arrived! Already tested!! biggrin.gif No dead pixels and no dust. Was staring at pure white screen for 30 minutes and I didn't find anything!! biggrin.gif Every little dust was just on screen and removable.

It is so far PERFECT! And my god....the image quality is insane! Going from 21 TN and only week of using 24 IPS it is like my eyes gonna blow.

I can't check glow or bleed right now since it is middle of day here, but in terms of chasis, dead pixels and dust- it is perfect so far.

I am so happy! biggrin.gif
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Thx for the comparison Timd78. Yeah the only thing the pg278 has over the pg279 is the extra speed.



And Benny89 good news at last. Now i am really looking forward to mine biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by selbyftw View Post

OCUK know that this is what expected from a monitor as they throw this warranty in
Well, dude, if that's the case, back it goes!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny89 View Post

Mine arrived! Already tested!! biggrin.gif No dead pixels and no dust. Was staring at pure white screen for 30 minutes and I didn't find anything!! biggrin.gif Every little dust was just on screen and removable.

It is so far PERFECT! And my god....the image quality is insane! Going from 21 TN and only week of using 24 IPS it is like my eyes gonna blow.

I can't check glow or bleed right now since it is middle of day here, but in terms of chasis, dead pixels and dust- it is perfect so far.

I am so happy! biggrin.gif
That's great! Enjoy. smile.gif
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Hi everyone, I'm my second monitor now, first one was from scan uk, had a piece of dust in the screen, sent it back, had a refund and went with OCUK, this one now has another piece of dust in it, along with a free dead pixel. Not really the suppliers fault but my god this is bad. It needs to be sorted, I'm more than happy to keep returning and getting a new one, in fact the more people who send them back the better as asus will realise how bad this is getting. Please tell me I'm not being picky?

You are not at all. For the price 900e this is not acceptable! Just keep return until you get a good one. Or ask for refund... Btw, what about other stuff - bleed, glow ?
post #3126 of 9443
Hey, let's start the Perfect PG279 Club biggrin.gif lottery tickets this way ->

Benny89 is from Poland afaik,i got mine from a shop specialised in selling monitors(thus the calibration&no bad pixel check) here in Hungary,maybe this region got a better batch tongue.gif
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Thx for the comparison Timd78. Yeah the only thing the pg278 has over the pg279 is the extra speed.



And Benny89 good news at last. Now i am really looking forward to mine biggrin.gif

Best thing is and KEEP IT IN MIND GUYS- my Asus did not have any "QC Passed" sticker on it.

After reading users reviews here and on German sites- I have an theory that there was a mistake with first batch. "QC Passed" stickers were sitcked to wrong monitors- to those which DID NOT passed QC.

So far monitors without this sticker were mostly fine while most of those with sticker had bad pixels/dust and bleed. It could be simple human error.

If you country is getting first, new batch, like mine yesterday- you can have high hopes for perfect screen.

That is only my theory but yea.

PS. Date of my monitor- October 2015.
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Mine arrived! Already tested!! biggrin.gif No dead pixels and no dust. Was staring at pure white screen for 30 minutes and I didn't find anything!! biggrin.gif Every little dust was just on screen and removable.

It is so far PERFECT! And my god....the image quality is insane! Going from 21 TN and only week of using 24 IPS it is like my eyes gonna blow.

I can't check glow or bleed right now since it is middle of day here, but in terms of chasis, dead pixels and dust- it is perfect so far.

I am so happy! biggrin.gif

Congrats, where did you buy from and what price ? It pisses me off but they are still not available in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Idiots from a shop still postponing delivery date, actually 30.10. It was 16.10, then 23.10 and now 30.10. Real jerks they are. Going return 278Q today and waiting fro 279Q... Btw, on black you can see glow/bleed even during a day. If not you are on the best way to have it perfect...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny89 View Post

Best thing is and KEEP IT IN MIND GUYS- my Asus did not have any "QC Passed" sticker on it.

After reading users reviews here and on German sites- I have an theory that there was a mistake with first batch. "QC Passed" stickers were sitcked to wrong monitors- to those which DID NOT passed QC.

So far monitors without this sticker were mostly fine while most of those with sticker had bad pixels/dust and bleed. It could be simple human error.

If you country is getting first, new batch, like mine yesterday- you can have high hopes for perfect screen.

That is only my theory but yea.

PS. Date of my monitor- October 2015.

I hope so because my replacement has no QC sticker on it. My first one did. How do you find the monitor date?

SelbyFTW ordered at same time as me and got another dud though and from same supplier so I hope I won the monitor lottery but don't have very high hopes now.
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What's with people smiling and acting like the atrocious QC for a 900 euro product is a game? "Yay let's play the lottery!" doh.gif
 
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