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It's not far away but not close either. Had to add a shot of my other hobby on the desktop.


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Originally Posted by Pawjob View Post

It's not far away but not close either. Had to add a shot of my other hobby on the desktop.


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Looks cramped ur workstation- you need let it breath.
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Received my Acer Predator X34A yesterday smile.gif This thing comes in a enormous box!! blinksmiley.gif I couldn't even fit it in he trunk of my car... Cant wait to hook it up, it will be a massive upgrade from a 40" 1080p TV, that is for sure! thumb.gif
Too curved right?
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Today I finally made the call on my X34. Over time I learned to overlook the IPS glow even though it was quite noticeable to me in darker games. The backlight bleed was minimal enough that I actually convinced myself that I should consider myself fortunate it wasn't as bad as some pictures of other X34s I've seen. There was one problem I couldn't get past; a band of pixels, about an inch thick, near the top of the screen that were darker than the rest of the panel. Someone else in this thread experienced it and if you are eagle-eyed, you can even see it in a few of the YouTube reviews.

I love the ultrawide format and I have enough horsepower to get the full 100 fps G-Sync'ed goodness on a lot of titles but every time I saw the aforementioned flaws I thought of the $1200 price tag. That's enough to build a pretty decent system and more than double the cost of my living room TV.

This afternoon I boxed up the X34, a March 2016 build, and drove to the store knowing I would not be coming back with another one. In one last ditch effort to keep G-Sync in my life I looked at the Acer 32" 4k panel but the floor model seemed to have some backlight uniformity problems. Not bad but noticeable.

I came home with a Dell UP3216Q (Ultrasharp, 32", 4k) and so far I couldn't be happier with it. I suspect I will miss G-Sync and 100 fps but in the end I was willing to trade those features off for better overall quality.

Don't get me wrong, despite some glaring QC issues, the X34 is not junk. Not even close. If you happen to have a good example and primarily game then you'd be hard pressed to find something better. I use my screen mostly for work (programmer/analyst) and have been becoming active again with video and photo editing. I fire up games as I have time.
post #2083 of 3066
could consider X34P maybe in Q4
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Finally pulled the trigger as well, yesterday and am now officially part of this club tongue.gif

TBH, I picked up a refurbished edition from Canada Computers, last one they have in stock in fact (damn), and I am quite pleased. Manufactured in March 2016, no form of physical damage or anything, non dead pixel, minimal BLB (THANK GOD HOLY *****!) and IPS glow isnt as minimal as I would've hoped for, but hey, I learned somewhere (either here or Linustech forums) that this "lotto" is something you have to be happy with even if you did receive something slightly flawed as there are way TOO MANY flawed ones that minimally flawed is in fact goodluck.

Either way, this monitor is gorgeous. 1440p sure takes a huge toll on my G1 GTX 1080 but thats what its designed for right? Every game looks flawless with Gsync, though unfortunately, not many games can run at 100HZ since I only tend to lean towards AAA games like Witcher 3, GTA V etc. However, the stand is too big. I guess my table is too small for it as I used to have a monitor mount for my LG34UM67 but I think the x34 is too heavy to use that mount so I guess I"m stuck with that same stand the monitor came with.

Any tip on whats a good monitor arm/mount for the x34? I wish to have a vertical mount setup, where my LG goes on top and my x34 is on the bottom. Thanks!
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Finally pulled the trigger as well, yesterday and am now officially part of this club tongue.gif

TBH, I picked up a refurbished edition from Canada Computers, last one they have in stock in fact (damn), and I am quite pleased. Manufactured in March 2016, no form of physical damage or anything, non dead pixel, minimal BLB (THANK GOD HOLY *****!) and IPS glow isnt as minimal as I would've hoped for, but hey, I learned somewhere (either here or Linustech forums) that this "lotto" is something you have to be happy with even if you did receive something slightly flawed as there are way TOO MANY flawed ones that minimally flawed is in fact goodluck.

Either way, this monitor is gorgeous. 1440p sure takes a huge toll on my G1 GTX 1080 but thats what its designed for right? Every game looks flawless with Gsync, though unfortunately, not many games can run at 100HZ since I only tend to lean towards AAA games like Witcher 3, GTA V etc. However, the stand is too big. I guess my table is too small for it as I used to have a monitor mount for my LG34UM67 but I think the x34 is too heavy to use that mount so I guess I"m stuck with that same stand the monitor came with.

Any tip on whats a good monitor arm/mount for the x34? I wish to have a vertical mount setup, where my LG goes on top and my x34 is on the bottom. Thanks!

A 1080 is a good match for the X34. Sounds like yours is working out for you so congrats!

I have to disagree with the hardware lotto you mention earlier in your comment. I certainly hope we never enter into an era where hardware, especially high-end hardware, hits the shelves with such a defect rate that customers have to cross their fingers and hope for the best. Furthermore, a customer should never have to use a mechanism like "well that other guy got it worse than I did" to justify living with product defects they normally wouldn't. Thankfully, as it stands, these G-Sync monitors (choose one) seem to be lonely at the top of defect mountain.

I'm sure a day will come where you can shop for a G-Sync panel without any of this worry as the bugs are worked out of current tech or new tech takes its place. Unfortunately, that day is not going to be tomorrow.
post #2086 of 3066
Guys, for all of you who hates x34's OSD and still needs to change the brightness and/or contrast often (like me) I've written and app which lets you do this from windows:

Monitor Process Profiles TrayMany

Additionally you can set up two predefined profiles.



App monitors in the background for windows processes changes and switches between profiles accordingly.

Please visit my site for known issues section and download.
post #2087 of 3066
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A 1080 is a good match for the X34. Sounds like yours is working out for you so congrats!

I have to disagree with the hardware lotto you mention earlier in your comment. I certainly hope we never enter into an era where hardware, especially high-end hardware, hits the shelves with such a defect rate that customers have to cross their fingers and hope for the best. Furthermore, a customer should never have to use a mechanism like "well that other guy got it worse than I did" to justify living with product defects they normally wouldn't. Thankfully, as it stands, these G-Sync monitors (choose one) seem to be lonely at the top of defect mountain.

I'm sure a day will come where you can shop for a G-Sync panel without any of this worry as the bugs are worked out of current tech or new tech takes its place. Unfortunately, that day is not going to be tomorrow.

Thanks for the reply. Haha

Of course, we all do disagree to some extent, but the disagreement I speak of is more leaning towards how Acer/ASUS treats their customers. This whole "lotto" thing is actually quite real, from what I've gathered. These refurbished units (at least from Canada COmputers) are mostly due to customers being unhappy with small flaws like BLB and IPS glow. Regardless, I believe paying this sum of money pretty much implies something of higher quality than the rest. I'm quite glad though for the one I have as I did save almost 35% of the MSRP while still having a quality monitor just like many others here, but yeah, I am quite unhappy that this is how it turns out for customers where some get nondefective units and the other portion gets defective right out of the box.

That said, is this purchase bad in any way considering the 34P is coming out Q4? Will it be a big improvement over this, aside from different stand and 100HZ right out of the box? I'm thinking about potentially doing a triple monitor setup if I cant find a proper vertical mount, and I think I might save up for the 34Ps.
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Is there a difference between the X34 and the ROG SWIFT PG348Q besides the stand?
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post #2089 of 3066
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Is there a difference between the X34 and the ROG SWIFT PG348Q besides the stand?

Same panel. The Asus has a better, easier to navigate OSD but does not have adjustable gamma. Other than that, as you mentioned, the stand is different,
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Thanks Niceguy. Rep+

Anyone here get into Battlefield One Alpha and use this monitor? If so how was it and what GPU & FPS did you get?
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