@khemist- thanks dude, keep them fotos and reports coming please
Ive ordered this monitor on Amazon too and I once I receive it, I will be able to tell very precisely if the monitor has visible inversed pixel artifacts in games and every-day desktop use or not.
At least the Acer XB270HU and Asus PG279Q, which have severe QC issues, had no visible inversed pixels/ checker board artifacts/screendoor effect when used in games or browsing/working in desktop.
The used XL2420G that I bought for the time beeing untill the Dell and Acer 271 come out (which Im gonna sell later), has some extensive inversed pixel artifacting both in Gsync mode via Display Port and just normal "classic" 144hz mode through DVI-D. Knowing that this panel can be overclocked to around 200hz on the korean monitors, and after I didnt have the same checkerboard-artifacts on the XL2420TE and XL2411T, it must be the the electronics used in the XL2420G, which cause those artifacts.
Unfortunately it doesnt seem like its possible to have the XL2420G replaced by another one, the morrons at BenQ want to "repare" my existing one. It seems like Benq doesnt offer a 1:1 exchange service, like for example Dell does. Which is another reason to test the new monitors that you buy extensively in the first weeks when you can still return them. Because if you discover something that bothers you after a few weeks/months- youre basically stuck with that monitor untill you sell it. At least if its any monitor company that is not offering a 1:1 exchange when you have technical problems with it.
So back to the Dell, yes I know the TNs still have angle color shift and all, but the colors as such are pretty advanced these days on top TN monitors. The contrast is pretty darn close to IPS monitors and color calibration, the only thing that remains ofcourse is the color shift at vertical/horizontal angles and poor viewing angles in general. But if you still play some competitive online games like CS Go, lol/dota and some very fast paced games like Doom/Quake Live and similar, I think a Gsync TN will be a better overal monitor for you than Gsync IPS.
Yes IPS are still noticably better than TN in terms of angles/colors, theres no denying that, especially if you do alot of designing work/photoshop and similar things. But seeing all the QC issues with the AUO ips panel, especially the most annoying one IMO which is extensive glow on some exemplars, Id seriously consider staying on TN, again for people who play alot of competitive online games, even at a "core" level, not only "hardcore".
For me personally, I think I can get used to TN color shift easier than I can get used to glow on IPS panels. The whole immersion in dark areas gets lost/destroyed by the annoying glow. Games like Tomb Raider for example, where you are in some dark caves/dungeons or just dark games in general like Thief, Batman etc. - the whole atmosphere gets destroyed if you have some very extensive glow on your monitor.
If youre a casual gamer and never play competitive online games, Id recommend you just go with IPS, everyone else should seriously consider a TN with all its disadvantages.
So I hope that the Dell actually has no inversed pixels and very low response times and a neutral coating- if all that is the case and it has no dead pixels/dust/bad color uniformity- its gonna be a keeper untill oled comes out, I would say.Edited by Stars - 10/31/15 at 8:03am