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Acer-XB270HU
http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XB270HU-bprz-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B00UPVXDA8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442852922&sr=8-1&keywords=XB270HU

vs


ROG SWIFT PG278Q
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236405


I've been working on small, 15 year old monitors for far too long (can you guess how long?). I'm a big PC gamer, so I want to get something good to last me the next decade.

I wanted a decently large monitor, and I don't want the same old 1080p resolution, so 27" and 1440p are a must for me.

So, which do you guys think is best?



[Additional thoughts on my part (optional): I was looking into this situation last year, and it seems the Swift's reviews has gone up, which lead me to believe that they are probably selling models without dead pixels etc now, so that's a plus. Also, the swift has the advantage in price, which is good. I also think TN might be better (which the Acer is not) because I tried and returned an Asus IPS monitor and ended up returning it last year. I just didn't notice any sort of better color quality.

So the question is, what am I missing? What advantages does the Acer have over the swift, like, at all?]
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I'd get the Acer. It has a much better panel than the Swift from what I've read though the Swift does have a lower response time of 1ms compared to the Acer's 4ms. I don't know how noticeable that'll be in games though & as you said, you want it to last a really long time so it only makes sense to get the better of the 2. If the difference in response times and panel types don't mean a lot to you, get the Swift.
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If you aren't in a hurry I'd urge you to wait for the new Acer XB271HU, or the Asus PG279Q. Both of them are due to be released in october.
Everyone I've talked to likes the Acer IPS-panel more than the Asus Swifts TN-Panel and no one that I have talked to noticed any difference between the 4ms G2G vs 1ms G2G.

The build quality on the Acer XB270HU leaves something to be desired, however, most people prefer the Asus Swifts design and stand overall.

Here's a video that might help you more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqCV6_IFAn8
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Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post

If you aren't in a hurry I'd urge you to wait for the new Acer XB271HU, or the Asus PG279Q. Both of them are due to be released in october.
Everyone I've talked to likes the Acer IPS-panel more than the Asus Swifts TN-Panel and no one that I have talked to noticed any difference between the 4ms G2G vs 1ms G2G.

The build quality on the Acer XB270HU leaves something to be desired, however, most people prefer the Asus Swifts design and stand overall.

Here's a video that might help you more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqCV6_IFAn8

Agreed, wait for the XB271HU and PG279Q which will be out very shortly. Also give this a read, it compares the XB270HU to the PG278Q in detail.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/acer_xb270hu.htm

And the original PG278Q review for good measure.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_rog_swift_pg278q.htm
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Not sure if it counts as an annoyance because it bumps the thread up, but thank you guys a ton for the help. You've given me a lot to think about.

(Not to mention how, in searching for these future monitors, you had me stumble upon this Z35 mother... http://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-z35-35-inch-ultrawide-144hz-va-gaming-monitor/ And I'm all about the immersion)
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Not sure if it counts as an annoyance because it bumps the thread up, but thank you guys a ton for the help. You've given me a lot to think about.

(Not to mention how, in searching for these future monitors, you had me stumble upon this Z35 mother... http://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-z35-35-inch-ultrawide-144hz-va-gaming-monitor/ And I'm all about the immersion)

Yeah that's a very interesting monitor. The immediate downside however is 2560 x 1080 resolution, but then again as far as Ultrawide goes it's either this at 200 Hz or 3440 x 1440 at 60-100 Hz IPS so it's a tradeoff. I'd personally try the Z35 before the X34.
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Not sure if it counts as an annoyance because it bumps the thread up, but thank you guys a ton for the help. You've given me a lot to think about.

(Not to mention how, in searching for these future monitors, you had me stumble upon this Z35 mother... http://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-z35-35-inch-ultrawide-144hz-va-gaming-monitor/ And I'm all about the immersion)

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Yeah that's a very interesting monitor. The immediate downside however is 2560 x 1080 resolution, but then again as far as Ultrawide goes it's either this at 200 Hz or 3440 x 1440 at 60-100 Hz IPS so it's a tradeoff. I'd personally try the Z35 before the X34.

Besides what the good guy boredgunner said, the Z35 is even more curved than the x34 which I think you'll enjoy, since you prefer immersion. The x34 sports a 3000R curved display and the Z35 has a 2000R curvature.
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