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After seeing numerous reports of really bad QC for Asus and Acer's TOP-END monitors I'm really skeptical about my next purchase.
It's simply not acceptable to pay 800EUR for a cheap assembled monitor with serious QC issues.

Lately, there are some stories about better QC on most recent build models or these new batches. Does anyone know is that really true? Is QC become better with new batch of Asus and Acer's monitos?
    
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As i am following the german/austrian market i can tell you due last week the first Acer XB1 arrived, that on german forum claimed there are like 9 of 10 somehow faulty. Most of the time it is massive BLB or dead pixels. I think all of them are produced Nov 2015. Good thing that i was somehow patient not to pull the "add to cart trigger finger" This is simply not acceptable for over 800 Eur. Also as you can see here on the forum nothing has changed with QC for the ASUS one. I am just waiting for the first arrivals from the ROG Swift PG348Q if the QC will be as bad as from the smaller brother.
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Reading the thread for the Acer XB271HU it seems to have a much better way of attaching the screen to the backlight iirc, leading to a much better success rate in getting a good one. The general feel was that it takes luck to get a bad one, vs taking luck to get a good Asus PG279Q. CallsignVega bought 5 of them and debezeled comparing them to the Asus and came away impressed. The majority of the few people that did have to return got a good one on the second try, with a couple taking 3 tries. Much lower instance of yellow backlight bleed, which almost all the asus ones seemed to have.
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So we can assume that Acer's further production was taken QC seriously and those new batches should be higher quality? I just hope that Asus will tighten their QC department and release some quality monitors as this year goes by.
    
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So we can assume that Acer's further production was taken QC seriously and those new batches should be higher quality? I just hope that Asus will tighten their QC department and release some quality monitors as this year goes by.

I don't think Asus's panels will improve untill they release a new model.. the backlight comes attatched and the panels are made by AUO who is owned by Acer.. who will probably continue to provide asus with the panels as originally specced and agreed. I think Asus would need to change their casing to fit them anyways.
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OR change panel manufacturers.
    
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