Originally Posted by MrMoonPie
Cool! I thought IPS panels were all the rage nowadays? Especially on ultrawides due to a crisper image at different angles? Is the VA panel inferior? I am not a professional gamer (I see counter strike linked to high refresh rates often). I enjoy very immersive beautiful games, so being able to see "player movement more accurately" is not as important to me as a nice picture.
Does that make sense?
I appreciate the help as well!
They are indeed all the rage but if only these people new better. I consider IPS to be inferior to VA, not the other way around. But like I said there are drawbacks to both. Response times are better on IPS (although this is negligible versus the best
VA panels which of course aren't available in any computer monitor), viewing angles are better on IPS but can be very good on VA. But IPS glow limits IPS viewing angles; a black screen looks almost white when viewed at an angle! And IPS glow ruins games that have a very dark setting, since it can be visible head-on on an extremely dark screen. While playing the newly released SOMA on my Acer XB270HU I want to punch a hole through the monitor.
If the Z35 uses a respectable VA panel then it won't suffer from uniformity issues. Contrast and blacks are much better on VA, which are the biggest contributing factors to picture quality. IPS looks utterly washed out next to VA since VA contrast ratio is typically 2.5x - 3x better (but sometimes 5x better, however the Z35 won't be this good). TFTCentral will review the Z35 ASAP, which means December I assume.