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I picked one of these up from Amazon for a decent price, relatively speaking ($150 below MSRP.) So far, I'm fairly impressed with the monitor.

I had originally moved from a Dell U2713HM over to an Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. At the time, I was playing a lot of online FPS matches, and I couldn't believe how much better the GSync monitor was. It felt like I was suddenly cheating. The input lag on the Dell was atrocious, but it was a beautiful IPS display.

The ROG Swift being TN was offset by the 144 Hz and GSync. Now I've stepped "diagonally" over to the Acer Predator XB321HK and I'm extremely pleased with the input latency compared to my old IPS.

I'm also very happy about the 32" UltraHD pixel density increase from the 27" 1440p displays. I could definitely see the pixels on 1440p screens, although no "screen door" effect, so moving up to UltraHD almost reminds me of the experience with my original 15" Retina Macbook Pro. That's tough to beat, though (220 PPI vs 137 on the UltraHD screen.)

So, what's your favorite thing about this display? The 100% RGB for photo editing? Ultra HD movie streaming? Project Cars? Holy cow, Project Cars.

My only questions about this monitor have to do with the sparse documentation online and provided with the monitor, while the OSD has settings for Black and Blue adjustments, a "Gaming Mode" (is this just for those who don't have GSync or don't *want* to use GSync? If so...why buy a GSync monitor?)

Aside from not noticing occasional dip to 45-52 FPS in game due to GSync, I really like always-on USB charging from the all 4 USB ports on this thing. Allow me to plug in my G900 wireless mouse for charging overnight so I can have it back to 100% in the morning. My previous Benq 4K had USB 3 ports too but you can't charge with them with the PC off.

For calibration and review I recommend Tom's hardware's review just published last week, I learned a lot about how to tweak this monitor and use OSD from that.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/acer-predator-xb321hk-uhd-monitor,4681.html

The stand is also very nice, give me just enough room to slot in a tablet in front so I can stream anime/keep track of emails while browsing or gaming.


Cool, thanks. I tried the settings out, I'll see how they do in gaming sessions.
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I picked one of these up from Amazon for a decent price, relatively speaking ($150 below MSRP.) So far, I'm fairly impressed with the monitor.

I had originally moved from a Dell U2713HM over to an Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. At the time, I was playing a lot of online FPS matches, and I couldn't believe how much better the GSync monitor was. It felt like I was suddenly cheating. The input lag on the Dell was atrocious, but it was a beautiful IPS display.

The ROG Swift being TN was offset by the 144 Hz and GSync. Now I've stepped "diagonally" over to the Acer Predator XB321HK and I'm extremely pleased with the input latency compared to my old IPS.

I'm also very happy about the 32" UltraHD pixel density increase from the 27" 1440p displays. I could definitely see the pixels on 1440p screens, although no "screen door" effect, so moving up to UltraHD almost reminds me of the experience with my original 15" Retina Macbook Pro. That's tough to beat, though (220 PPI vs 137 on the UltraHD screen.)

So, what's your favorite thing about this display? The 100% RGB for photo editing? Ultra HD movie streaming? Project Cars? Holy cow, Project Cars.

My only questions about this monitor have to do with the sparse documentation online and provided with the monitor, while the OSD has settings for Black and Blue adjustments, a "Gaming Mode" (is this just for those who don't have GSync or don't *want* to use GSync? If so...why buy a GSync monitor?)

I have been using a dell u2713hm and dell p2715q for 1 year now, in a dual monitor setup, right now im really trying to decide, if i should go with this monitor, or ultrawide asus 34", im going down to a single one no matter what, I also had a rmbp and loved the clarity, of that display. My dell 4k 27" was too small for 100% scaling so i just didnt use it anymore. Now im stuck deciding between these two monitors :/ how is the 100% scaling on the 32"
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I picked one of these up from Amazon for a decent price, relatively speaking ($150 below MSRP.) So far, I'm fairly impressed with the monitor.

I had originally moved from a Dell U2713HM over to an Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. At the time, I was playing a lot of online FPS matches, and I couldn't believe how much better the GSync monitor was. It felt like I was suddenly cheating. The input lag on the Dell was atrocious, but it was a beautiful IPS display.

The ROG Swift being TN was offset by the 144 Hz and GSync. Now I've stepped "diagonally" over to the Acer Predator XB321HK and I'm extremely pleased with the input latency compared to my old IPS.

I'm also very happy about the 32" UltraHD pixel density increase from the 27" 1440p displays. I could definitely see the pixels on 1440p screens, although no "screen door" effect, so moving up to UltraHD almost reminds me of the experience with my original 15" Retina Macbook Pro. That's tough to beat, though (220 PPI vs 137 on the UltraHD screen.)

So, what's your favorite thing about this display? The 100% RGB for photo editing? Ultra HD movie streaming? Project Cars? Holy cow, Project Cars.

My only questions about this monitor have to do with the sparse documentation online and provided with the monitor, while the OSD has settings for Black and Blue adjustments, a "Gaming Mode" (is this just for those who don't have GSync or don't *want* to use GSync? If so...why buy a GSync monitor?)

I have been using a dell u2713hm and dell p2715q for 1 year now, in a dual monitor setup, right now im really trying to decide, if i should go with this monitor, or ultrawide asus 34", im going down to a single one no matter what, I also had a rmbp and loved the clarity, of that display. My dell 4k 27" was too small for 100% scaling so i just didnt use it anymore. Now im stuck deciding between these two monitors :/ how is the 100% scaling on the 32"

To me, it feels *just* a tad bit smaller than 27" 1440p. It's not bad, though being 32" and such a good panel. I think it's a worthy trade-up.

100% scaling is of course, perfect UHD. It's really easy for me to read sitting a little bit more than 2 ft. from the display. Sharp. After playing around with 125 and 150% scaling, I went back to 100. I don't like the way Windows handles scaling other than 200% scaling, which for me is just too big on a 32" display. It's fine on a 46" that I'm sitting 5 or 6 ft. away from (I mean a "real" 1080p display, not simulated 1080p "scaling.")
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To me, it feels *just* a tad bit smaller than 27" 1440p. It's not bad, though being 32" and such a good panel. I think it's a worthy trade-up.

100% scaling is of course, perfect UHD. It's really easy for me to read sitting a little bit more than 2 ft. from the display. Sharp. After playing around with 125 and 150% scaling, I went back to 100. I don't like the way Windows handles scaling other than 200% scaling, which for me is just too big on a 32" display. It's fine on a 46" that I'm sitting 5 or 6 ft. away from (I mean a "real" 1080p display, not simulated 1080p "scaling.")

I have been using 150% because it was a natural transition from my 27" 1440p(which I used @125%). However you made me want to experiment with 100% and for me even at 2 ft it is pretty rough as all the icons/text are so small. I gave it 10 minutes before I just gave up(went to 125%, which is actually acceptable, maybe in a month or two I can try going to 100% after my eyes gets used to 125%), texts in Word/Excel at 100% is just too small for me to be worthwhile.



So yeah @enkay, your experience may differ. Mypickaxe seem to be doing fine with 100% on his 32", I probably need a 43" to even consider 100% scaling.
Edited by sherlock - 8/10/16 at 8:01pm
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To me, it feels *just* a tad bit smaller than 27" 1440p. It's not bad, though being 32" and such a good panel. I think it's a worthy trade-up.

100% scaling is of course, perfect UHD. It's really easy for me to read sitting a little bit more than 2 ft. from the display. Sharp. After playing around with 125 and 150% scaling, I went back to 100. I don't like the way Windows handles scaling other than 200% scaling, which for me is just too big on a 32" display. It's fine on a 46" that I'm sitting 5 or 6 ft. away from (I mean a "real" 1080p display, not simulated 1080p "scaling.")

I have been using 150% because it was a natural transition from my 27" 1440p(which I used @125%). However you made me want to experiment with 100% and for me even at 2 ft it is pretty rough as all the icons/text are so small. I gave it 10 minutes before I just gave up(went to 125%, which is actually acceptable, maybe in a month or two I can try going to 100% after my eyes gets used to 125%), texts in Word/Excel at 100% is just too small for me to be worthwhile.



So yeah @enkay, your experience may differ. Mypickaxe seem to be doing fine with 100% on his 32", I probably need a 43" to even consider 100% scaling.

Yes, it just comes down to your comfort level, and probably more likely, your vision combined with comfort level. If I were running OS X, I'd give scaling a shot, because Apple got it right. It's "good enough" for most things in Windows 10, but...after having had a Retina MacBook Pro and experienced well implemented scaling (at least for me, I didn't have to deal with a High DPI external panel in addition to the LCD)...anyways, I wouldn't go back.
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What is a good DP cable for this one to be sure I don't get a bad one? I'm using the Acer Predator XB321HK with two Titan X Pascal

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What is a good DP cable for this one to be sure I don't get a bad one? I'm using the Acer Predator XB321HK with two Titan X Pascal

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What is a good DP cable for this one to be sure I don't get a bad one? I'm using the Acer Predator XB321HK with two Titan X Pascal

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I been using a 6' Monoprice DP cable for a while with this display and my 1080, no issue at all. The one that comes in the box is fine as well but is only about 4 ft and a bit too thick for my likings.
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So I bought one from Amazon and it's perfect.. couldn't be happier. Its manufacture date is April (my other one, the terrible one, is February). Night and day difference.

Pristine. NO fingerprints, lovely even blacks. Honestly haven't noticed any backlight bleed. Certainly none of that horrible yellow flashlight effect like the other one.. glad to be rid of that rolleyes.gif

April build is the winner folks.
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Awesome! Question ( to all owners ) I just purchased this item off of ebay, from someone who said it was pretty much perfect, minimal backlight bleen, no dead pixels. Awesome! only used about 5 times he said, my question is, he just shipped this in it's original box, at usps, so my question is, did you guys also receive in the original box? or a box within a box? Im kind of concerned :/
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