I setup the monitor last night. This is a keeper for me no doubt about it. My main gripe was the horrible distracting glow on the XB270HU. This monitor has zero glow and no bleed at all. Perfect black screen. I play in the dark all the time and this was very important to me.
As you can see, it is pretty much perfect in that regard. Nothing distracted me at all while gaming in the dark with it. EDIT: Honestly, taking another look at that image...don't use it as an example of what you see. The camera really exaggerates. The screen is uniform black.
Yes, there is the classic TN color shift (white to very very faint yellow) somewhat on the sides and a bit of gamma shift if you look from the bottom. I had to adjust the height a bit so that the top of the screen didn't look darker than the rest. I haven't touched any of the color setting yet. I just lowered the brightness down to around 30.
Now, here is one thing that I will mention as a huge plus: the power LED! The Acer had a hugely distracting bright blue LED that shined directly in your eye. It even left patterns of blue light on the walls in my room. I must say that the LED on this monitor is a dim, unobtrusive white. Very welcomed compared to that "laser" on the Acer.
Yes, I can definitely tell the colors are much more muted compared to the IPS on the Acer. That is to be expected and might be the only thing I might miss. I will gladly trade IPS for a uniform black screen any day.
There is a coating on this screen that does give things on the display a sort of "shimmer" if you will. You really have to focus in order to see it though. Oh, and one last thing, no glossy bezels. There is no little line of reflection coming from inside the bezels like on the Acer. In fact, the way they built this monitor, the clear material covering the panel goes all the way from edge to edge for a very clean look.
Can't wait to game on this some more this weekend!Edited by HunterKen7 - 11/6/15 at 6:09am