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Is the Acer XB270HU the best I can get for this price range? I would also like to do some Photoshop/Illustrator work in it. But mostly gaming.
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Is the Acer XB270HU the best I can get for this price range? I would also like to do some Photoshop/Illustrator work in it. But mostly gaming.

Samsung just entered the market for gaming monitors, wait. Wait. Wait. Be patient. wink.gif
    
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Samsung just entered the market for gaming monitors, wait. Wait. Wait. Be patient. wink.gif

Aw. Where can I find the news on this? Just want to see what they're up to.
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I just bought the DELL S2716DG, right now it is at 569.99, no tax on Newegg. IPS monitors at 144hz have the glow issue, and QC problems! I'm not aware of the Samsung monitors coming out, but I think the next time I upgrade it will be to 4k, 120hz, OLED whenever it becomes mainstream.

The reliable choice for me appeared to be the Dell. So I recommend that.
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I just bought the DELL S2716DG, right now it is at 569.99, no tax on Newegg. IPS monitors at 144hz have the glow issue, and QC problems! I'm not aware of the Samsung monitors coming out, but I think the next time I upgrade it will be to 4k, 120hz, OLED whenever it becomes mainstream.

The reliable choice for me appeared to be the Dell. So I recommend that.
Have you used the DELL already? If so, how is it so far?
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Samsung just entered the market for gaming monitors, wait. Wait. Wait. Be patient. wink.gif

If you mean these:
http://wccftech.com/samsung-release-144hz-monitors-wide-resolution-year/

Samsung's new entries are VA panels which are notoriously slow and motion blurry. Also Samsung probably means no GSync. I wouldn't wait.
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I just bought the DELL S2716DG, right now it is at 569.99, no tax on Newegg. IPS monitors at 144hz have the glow issue, and QC problems! I'm not aware of the Samsung monitors coming out, but I think the next time I upgrade it will be to 4k, 120hz, OLED whenever it becomes mainstream.

The reliable choice for me appeared to be the Dell. So I recommend that.
Have you used the DELL already? If so, how is it so far?
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Samsung just entered the market for gaming monitors, wait. Wait. Wait. Be patient. wink.gif

If you mean these:
http://wccftech.com/samsung-release-144hz-monitors-wide-resolution-year/

Samsung's new entries are VA panels which are notoriously slow and motion blurry. Also Samsung probably means no GSync. I wouldn't wait.

I saw this article, but didn't feel like it quite applied to 'gamers' aside from the 144hz. They are 30 & 35 inch, most likely no G-Sync, and I am not quite looking for an Ultra-wide display. So that only leaves the one. It doesn't appear to align with my interests. As for the Dell, I haven't used it but there is a massive thread on the front page with generally favorable reviews, and the price tag is the absolute lowest it has been. If you live chat newegg, you can mention the promo that just expired JANDEALS16 they will offer a 20$ credit making the monitor 549$ which is the absolute cheapest it has been as far as now. I can report my experience with the Dell once I get it this Wed!
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Which one would be better?

DELL S2716DG or Acer XB270HU
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Which one would be better?

DELL S2716DG or Acer XB270HU

Acer = better viewing angles, nicer colors with a bit more pop, but has IPS glow and potentially some bleeding

Dell = poorer viewing angles, still nice colors but less pop, and has no IPS glow, but still potential for light bleed.

Personally i would go dell to save some money and not deal with IPS glow.
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What do you guys think about the ASUS PG279Q
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