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I ve owned Z35 before returning it and the curve wasn't useful due to the depth of my desktop (very big desktop)
Whats the points if you guys buying 35 inch monitor and dont have enough space?
I had no problem at all to reach each side of monitor
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I wish i understood what you are talking about....
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AJX.. The curve on a ultra wide screen makes sense. Unless you have the monitor sit on your desk 15 feet away from you
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Precisely... Which is why I do not get the point of curved large tv's. Unless you are literally on top of them the curve is just a gimmick.

3' away from my curved 35" monitor makes perfect sense though thumb.gif
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Had a bit of an adventure with Acer service the last couple of weeks...

I had a stuck pixel develop on the Z35. Only one mind you but it was red and just to the right of center. Drove me nuts. Called into Acer, they indicated they would have me drop mine off at their depot and they would direct ship me a new one from the US. Dropped it off only to be later told their policy did not normally cover a single stuck pixel. I raised a bit of a fuss and they went ahead and replaced the panel instead of changing the entire unit. Picked it up, got it home only to find it has a dead pixel in the upper right corner mad.gif

Now I'm really annoyed. How did they not test it when the changed out the panel? It's definitely my monitor, there is a scratch on one of the feet and the stuck pixel is gone.

What really annoys me is that it's BLB is far superior to the one I first had.

Anyhow called them again, had to provide an $1800 credit card hold and now they are priority drop shipping me a brand new one and taking the old one back (they are covering shipping both ways). On top of that, I was told the check out the new one, if there is any issue, they will ship me another one at no charge.

Now in the past, I have to admit I was leery of Acer service. To date they have changed a panel on a $1500 monitor free of charge, and now are shipping me a new one and paying for shipping back to the US. This monitor and box are enormous.

Acer really stepped up here. Other than the stuck pixel and the new panel with a single dead pixel, this is the single best monitor I have ever owned for gaming. With this level of service (far better than Asus btw, had a real mess with a monitor that died not long after I bought it), it shows they have made a real committment to the gaming community.

Hoping the one they send with be stuck and dead pixel free. I am wondering though, this latest panel which was apparently new might be a newer revision. The older one (which I bought the day it was released over 4 months ago) had a bit of BLB, no worse than any other monitor I've had but this panel was far more uniform. Perhaps there has been a new panel revision?
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post #226 of 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajx View Post

I ve owned Z35 before returning it and the curve wasn't useful due to the depth of my desktop (very big desktop)
Whats the points if you guys buying 35 inch monitor and dont have enough space?
I had no problem at all to reach each side of monitor

The curve isn't about saving physical space?

If I misunderstood and you're just stating a 35" monitor doesn't need to be curved, I owned a 40" monitor which very noticeably would've benefited from being curved.
post #227 of 261
Has anyone tried this monitor on PS4 and Xbox One or one of those consoles? I also play console games in addition to PC since I am a big fan of Destiny, Gears of War, Halo and Forza games.

My issue is would there be black bars? Since the monitor is native 21:9.

This 21:9 has some automatic scaling thing when you play on consoles so there are not black bars at all. It would be amazing if there was no black bars playing PS4 and XB1 for the Z35.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik-uYWO_fZs
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thinking about one of these monitors guys, currently have a x34 and its a great monitor, its perfectly balanced, but I think I need a slightly more gaming orientated monitor like this one with 144-200hz

I came from a rog swift which I had for nearly 2 years to the x34 and was pleasantly surprised but did notice a slight hit in games like input / response time which I miss from the rog

so hence me thinking of the z35, I have a gtx 1080.. not sure if its overkill for the z35 but I guess I will have good enough horse power for awhile smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Asus11 View Post

thinking about one of these monitors guys, currently have a x34 and its a great monitor, its perfectly balanced, but I think I need a slightly more gaming orientated monitor like this one with 144-200hz

I came from a rog swift which I had for nearly 2 years to the x34 and was pleasantly surprised but did notice a slight hit in games like input / response time which I miss from the rog

so hence me thinking of the z35, I have a gtx 1080.. not sure if its overkill for the z35 but I guess I will have good enough horse power for awhile smile.gif

When you have a monitor that supports 120 Hz and ULMB, there is no such thing as overkill! Not yet anyway.
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update...

I dont game much but when I do, I like to have a great experience, a monitor which is great when not gaming then not when gaming is a let down

my Z35 came today, I have played about 30 mins of Grid 2, did not overclock it yet just left it at 144hz to see how it is at 144hz

and WOW im blown away, I can actually play the game like I used to, I can actually go much much faster even around corners, its literally that good, compared to the X34 it felt handicapped in really fast paced games
but this even at 144hz I was the old me.. I won a full lobby 8 times in a row and even on Tier 4 cars which are the fastest which you most response / fps it ate it up for breakfast, I usually never win on the x34 ( used to win on the asus rog swift) just that one race on the Red bull track T4 pagani huayra I beat the next fastest lap by 2 seconds which is huge on T4 and finished the race 12 seconds before the 2nd person, I can't wait to test this monitor even more, but it seems ive found a great gaming monitor and to me its even faster than the swift I had, first little thing I noticed which you could add to cons that black and grey text on browser moving up and down has a slight ghostly effect but hardly any websites usually have this contrast, in games I noticed nothing, also my eyes need to get used to the monitors brightness, dropped it from 80 to 50 still seems bright tongue.gif

another Pro the desktop wallpapers looks even more realistic even though its lower res because its curved even more than the x34 it feels like the desktop picture is real and I can actually see it as if I could grab it
link to photo for Z35 owners (https://wallpaperscraft.com/download/pagani_zonda_750_lm_side_view_black_109918/2560x1080#)

also in the game I tested, I can barely notice the difference in res from 2560x1080 to 3440 x 1440 but only tested one game so far will go ahead at test some more and do some more testing with higher fps etc etc and g sync smile.gif
Edited by Asus11 - 7/13/16 at 12:35pm
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