Originally Posted by blackforce
looks to be a much better monitor then that trash x34 acer put out. where can you preorder in the usa?
I disagree. By reading the new advertisement, the fine letter and the manual, I think this monitor DOES NOT offer anything different than the X34 one. They DON'T guarantee the overclocking to 100hz, they won't be responsible should anything happen to the monitor when overclocking it, what's more, they even "suggest" you NOT TO overclock always the monitor saying that MOBA games and the like DON'T need more than 60hz and that "specially" the games that need a 100 refresh rate are FPS games only.
As an owner of a Predator XB1 (144hz) I find the overall desktop experience, even when working in MS-Word, reading e-mails or surfing the web at frequencies higher than 60hz is a very nice and smooth experience, so what if I would always like to work at the fullest hz (100hz in this case)?
Please tell me what difference you found between the X34 and this one apart from the design?
I was eager to buy this monitor but now I'm thinking it would be THE SAME if I bought the X34 one, so it would seem that if should be a question of availability and better price. If the ASUS one is even more expensive than the X34, again, I don't see what extra features you get for the extra price?
P.S. It's interesting that Acer says the X34 has a response time of 4 ms but Asus says theirs is 5 ms.
One advantage of the X34 I see is that it is a tested and reviewed monitor and that basically all sites (Tom's Hardware, TFT Central, PC Gamer) loved it and gave an excellent punctuation so it seems as I saw nothing new with the Asus one, that said Asus monitor would only want to get the same results but not better. I could understand if QC was an issue but as much as I love Asus products, display wise I've noted that both Asus and Acer are equally bad.
As of now there are NO X34 monitors available anywhere in the US online store (well, apart from some resellers at ebay). Do you think that the new shipment of X34s ones will be like a 1.2 revised version? As Acer have been dealing with all the know issues one could possible think they have taken note and ship new ones with the defects revised you like Dell does with their monitors...
P.S. Funny thing is the Acer says the X34 has a 4 ms response time while Asus says their monitor has a 5 ms one...Edited by insoc - 1/31/16 at 8:07pm