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The ahva 27" panels here are around 81% adobe rgb, compared to 76% for rog swift (tn) , the korean crossover 27q LG S-IPS was 81% also. so not that much more colors.
    
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@ Thanaran

deffintely consider keeping that monitor if the BLB is the only issue. In about 2 weeks i can bet that BLB will be 85% gone. You will love this monitor. Congrats.

+1 Mine is pretty similar as far as BLB and I don't notice anything with normal use. Strongly recommend keeping as well.

In fact, I'm not really sure I understand all the fuss over the BLB in the first place. If the hot spots aren't visible in everyday use, why does it matter? Who buys a monitor to stare at a black screen all day? I'm sure I'll get flamed for that statement but just playing devil's advocate for a minute I suppose.
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I just went out and picked one up.

Is there a way to tell if gsync is active? I have it set at 165Hz and in Bo3 the frame indicator on the monitor is pegged at 165hz but my FPS is lower than that.

There are two ways to check if G-Sync is active: you can enable the G-Sync indicator in the Nvidia control panel under the Display option in the menu. Or you can open the information part of the OSD menu and look at Mode and it should say G-Sync mode if you have it enabled.
Edited by kaelthai - 2/27/16 at 6:21pm
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There are two ways to check if G-Sync is active: you can enable the G-Sync indicator in the Nvidia control panel under the Display option in the menu. Or you can open the information part of the OSD menu and look at Mode and it should say G-Sync mode if you have it enabled.

Another way to tell is if you see any tearing. If you do, it's not working. thumb.gif
 
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If the BLB goes it time, that would be awesome.

The top of the screen seems darker to me than the bottom in terms of uniformity of colour. Its kind of brighter white at the bottom and a brownish tinge moving up. Its subtle but i have noticed it. Anyone else noticed this? For example in MS word, the bottom of the template is bright white, whereas the top is more tinted. Not sure if you can see on the image below?

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If the BLB goes it time, that would be awesome.

The top of the screen seems darker to me than the bottom in terms of uniformity of colour. Its kind of brighter white at the bottom and a brownish tinge moving up. Its subtle but i have noticed it. Anyone else noticed this? For example in MS word, the bottom of the template is bright white, whereas the top is more tinted. Not sure if you can see on the image below?


Yes, all three I've tried have this issue.



Edited by kaelthai - 2/28/16 at 3:40am
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Having said this, i have just compared the Dell S2716DG and Acer XB271HU side by side and neither are perfect!

Here's some screen shots comparing the two. The Dell S2716DG is a 8bit TN (On the left) has been calibrated using the nvidia control panel and Acer IPS (On the right) at stock expect for 32% brightness.

Microsoft Word 2016. Both monitors display some uniformity issues here. The Dell displays white with a 'yellow' tinge and has a 'shimer' effect thanks to the heavy coating on the Dell. Overall it's 1 - 0 to the Acer.



Comparing colours on desktop wallpapers. Here the gamma is 'crushed' on the Dell and clearer, more vibrant on the Acer. Remember the Acer hasn't been calibrated yet but 'Out of the box' it is better. 2- 0 to the Acer.



Here the wallpaper colours are almost identical. The only difference i can see is the image being slightly washed out compared to the Dell but its marginal. Its a tie on this one!



Black level testing. The Dell nice and black, no backlight bleed. The Acer exhibits some backlight bleed down the right hand side at top and bottom but its minor and could be IPS glow related as it improves with distance. Overall the blacks are deeper on the TN. The Dell wins this one.



White level testing. Neither panel has excellent uniformity. Both have brighter patches in the corners and towards the edges of the screen. White is 'whiter' on the Acer and has an overall 'yellow' look about it on the Dell. The Acer wins this round.



Individually they look similar in terms of white level with a slight edge going to the Acer.

DELL



ACER



Green level testing very hard to notice a difference once the Dell has been calibrated. Its a tie!



Blue level testing. The blue is more vibrant on the Acer.



Real use white levels are quite different as can be seen in these screen shots.





4K Video to compare colours



Overall i am prefering the Acer at this point. Even though it has some uniformity issues with white and also some minor bleed down the right hand side, the image quality is better overall thanks to the improved colours and lighter coating. The AG coating on the Dell really distorts the image but the colours are impressive for a TN panel. The Acer boasts 165hz refresh rate, an increase of 21hz over the Dell and whilst minor, it is that tiny bit smoother. Also i am a bit of a frames per second nut so getting more from my rig is nice.

Astetics goes to the Dell. The build quality is excellent and i love the 'minimalistic' feel about it. The Acer is nice but has 'Gamer' detailing which i dislike personally. If i keep the Acer, i will be fitting it on a desk mount to get rid of the red stand and feet.

Overall, i'll give it a week with the Acer and if i can live with the white uniformity and backlight bleed on the right hand side i think i will keep it and sell the Dell.

It's important to note, unfortunately there is no 'perfect' panel on the market today when it comes to 1440p, 144hz and G-Sync. All have their own problems and unfortunately we are forced to either 'settle' with one or keep trying in the hope a perfect panel exists. Personally now having gone through 3 x ASUS PG279Q's, 2 x Dell S2716DG's and now 1 x Acer XB271HU, i'd say at this stage the perfect panel doesnt exist. The Acer is the closest i have come though so might be a keeper until the market matures and OLED becomes available to us.

Let me know what you guys think. thumb.gif
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The whole difference is tiny as i expected
When ppl argue about IPS being 10x better than TN when its comes about image quality, i would disagree after seeing your comparison
Now having a better viewing angle is a massive advantage
What about response time? Do you feel Acer being as fast as Dell?
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It's important to note, unfortunately there is no 'perfect' panel on the market today when it comes to 1440p, 144hz and G-Sync. All have their own problems and unfortunately we are forced to either 'settle' with one or keep trying in the hope a perfect panel exists. Personally now having gone through 3 x ASUS PG279Q's, 2 x Dell S2716DG's and now 1 x Acer XB271HU, i'd say at this stage the perfect panel doesnt exist. The Acer is the closest i have come though so might be a keeper until the market matures and OLED becomes available to us.

Let me know what you guys think. thumb.gif

Very nice comparison!

How old is the Dell? you can see some differences in brightness on the screenshots likely due to age.

As you said the perfect panel doesn't exist yet so I have decided to keep my current XB271HU with a 15% discount. It's by far the best one I have received so far (3 PG279Q & 3 XB271HU)
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Great photo and video comparison Darylrese! thumb.gif

Now, on those photos they seem pretty close in color reproduction and overall quality BUT clear difference is in whites and blacks, pretty noticeable yellowish white on DELL and good white on ACER model, other colors may be slightly more vibrant on ACER one.
In this video I see that ACER model is noticeably faster that DELL one but on some scenes overall contrast is better on DELL while ACER model looks a bit washed out... I'm viewing all that on my DELL P2414H IPS monitor though.

All in all I think that you can be very satisfied with XB271HU, that is one pretty good monitor and currently, for this Anno Domini is the best one in it's category. One potential downside of XB271HU is that tacky gamer design which I'm personally not a big fan of. DELL one looks much much better imo.
    
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