Originally Posted by SystemTech
Sooo im looking for a new monitor soon, and it was between the ASUS MG279Q and this one. Now im starting to have doubts.
I have never used or owned an IPS panel and also never a panel above 60hz so am going for a big upgrade but now im seriously starting to doubt which technology to go for. Nothing similar seems to be coming out any time soon with similar specs.
So for those that have used both technologies, and more specifically, this panel, whats your opinion. I am probably going to be buying it from a Best Buy when i land in Canada so a return shouldn't be an issue until i get a decent panel.
Is IPS worth the pain? Should i look at a Crossover Korean import instead?
Im soo confused now after reading all the disappointing posts here.
I am going to use the monitor for :
Required specs :
1440p @ 27/28"
$800/900 CAD is kinda my limit
I have extensively used:
1-)BENQ XL2420TE TN 144Hz 1080p
2-) Acer XG270HU 144Hz 1440p
3-) Acer XF270HU.
I was satisfied with my old BENQ as it was just amazing with its AMA blur reduction but picture wasn't as good as an IPS panel with its 6 bit panel, then I got the Acer XG270HU and I was pleased to see it had way better image quality than my old BENQ with a little motion blur as a trade off, I loved it and I would recommend it, then I bought an XF270HU thinking it'd be the same as my XG270HU but better, an upgrade... Oh boy.
Talking about all that's wrong for the XF270HU Requires a whole other paragraph. It was a downgrading coming from the TN Version, yes the colors were better, but not THAT much better to justify neither the price or the issues, at most colors were 40% better against a well calibrated XG270HU but even that didn't justified how bad blacks were on the XF270HU, maybe because of backlight bleed, bright pixels, IPS glow and the army of issues plaguing this monitor, but blacks were horrible compared to even a TN.
On top of all that, overdrive is broken on this monitor, FreeSync cause huge motion blur, there are OSD Glitches and bugs.
You say you want 1440p 144Hz? BENQ XL2730Z should be your best bet followed by the XG270HU, if you really want IPS then I'd only recommend the very expensive (1200$) EIZO FORIS FS2735 as it is the only IPS monitor with proper scalers allowing two different freesync ranges without causing issues like blur, also it is the only IPS 144Hz with blur reduction capabilities, and it's Eizo so everything should work as expected.