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¿asus PG279Q or acer XB271HU ?

post #1 of 14
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Hi
I need a gaming monitor. which is better ?

the asus PG279Q or the acer XB271HU ??

thanks
post #2 of 14
In many ways they are the same actually. However Asus has much better build quality and quality control overall than Acer does, so go for the Asus smile.gif
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by go4life View Post

In many ways they are the same actually. However Asus has much better build quality and quality control overall than Acer does, so go for the Asus smile.gif

Last I checked, the PG279Q is a train wreck in that regard, and the XB271HU while not perfect is much better.
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Both tend to suffer from back-light bleeding and brown or yellow stains, other wise they're pretty much the same, but the Acer has better build quality, though it doesn't really matter since both have terrible quality control. Design is what separates them; pick whichever one you think looks best, is the cheapest and can be purchased from a retailer with a hassle free return and exchange policy. The Acer suffers from more overshoot ghosting at 60hz, but this will only matter to those who play console games.

Or wait for the Viewsonic equivalents:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/35.htm#viewsonic_xg
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I just returned the Predator for the PG279Q. I'm not experiencing any brown or yellow stains. Back-light bleeding? Yeah, when you're playing in a pitch-black room & it's minimal so in a room with the lights on, you won't even notice during real-time use.

Here are the reviews that convinced me to switch for the PG279Q thumb.gif

HotHardware Review

TweakTown Review



Hope this helps whistle.gif

I bought the Predator cuz it was $70 cheaper but I don't regret spending the extra $70 after returning biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by go4life View Post

In many ways they are the same actually. However Asus has much better build quality and quality control overall than Acer does, so go for the Asus smile.gif

Agreed thumbsupsmiley.png
Edited by drBlahMan - 2/26/16 at 10:05pm
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post #6 of 14
Zero Bezels is a must for me. So Acer XB271HU without a doubt
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Zero Bezels is a must for me. So Acer XB271HU without a doubt

There is an inner black bezel on the Acer. If taking this into account, I think there is no difference in bezels on the Acer and Asus model.

Impressions so far is that there seems to be a slightly higher chance to get a good Acer than a good Asus. The Acer one also has a chance to "cure" itself when it comes to backlight bleed.

My personal opinion is that the Asus one looks more attractive, and it also comes with longer warranty.
post #8 of 14
There's no such thing as a bezel-less monitor. The "frame-less" monitors all have inner black bezels which ruin the perceived black depth and make bleed and glow more obvious, as do glossy black bezels. For some reason the Free-Sync equivalents have nice dark matte grey bezels which increase the perceived black depth and are higher quality, even though they are cheaper. The upcoming Viewsonic equivalents appear to have dark matte grey bezels.

"frame-less" monitor:"
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post #9 of 14
Acer wins imo, Asus toward casual gamers who spend money on brand name
I dont regret picking XB271HU over PG279Q, i ve seen alot of people who choose Asus just because its called ROG rolleyes.gif
Acer all the way, never trust gaming brand but its between choosign the worst and the least worst
Edited by ajx - 2/27/16 at 4:57am
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by MenacingTuba View Post

Both tend to suffer from back-light bleeding and brown or yellow stains, other wise they're pretty much the same, but the Acer has better build quality, though it doesn't really matter since both have terrible quality control. Design is what separates them; pick whichever one you think looks best, is the cheapest and can be purchased from a retailer with a hassle free return and exchange policy. The Acer suffers from more overshoot ghosting at 60hz, but this will only matter to those who play console games.

Or wait for the Viewsonic equivalents:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/35.htm#viewsonic_xg

Where did you read about more overshoot ghosting at 60Hz? I haven't seen any professional review of the XB271HU yet.
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