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I might be able to purchase a used ROG Swift (PG278Q) for $500 and I'm wondering if I should go for it.
I don't have any other info other than the model and the price right now but I want to be prepared when I check it out.
What should I check?
What would be a deal breaker (Dead pixels, too much light bleed, etc) ?


PS
I need a 23-24 inch IPS, height adjustable monitor for internet browsing/word/excel.
What would be a good & cheap monitor for that? Is it better to buy monitor+vesa table stand?
post #2 of 6
Completely depends who/where you're buying it from.
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For the sake of discussion it some random guy from craigslist.
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Best ask in the ROG Swift thread. I could be wrong, but my impression is that the Swift had a lot of issues and complaints and had a higher rate of returns than other comparable monitors. Personally, even if it was fault free, I dont think I would spend $500 on a second hand TN monitor.
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With the Gsync module thrown in the mix I'm not sure I'd want to mess with a Gsync monitor that doesn't have a warranty. Gsync is still fairly new and we don't really know what to expect from the longevity of early Gsyn modules.
     
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by derepmaster View Post

For the sake of discussion it some random guy from craigslist.

If you can see the monitor in action with your own eyes (or get the seller to upload a good video of it) I'd go for it. I always ask for proof when buying stuff on CL, and while there are no guarantees, it hasn't let me down yet... And I've gotten some insanely good deals from there biggrin.gif
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