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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

Yes, you are absolutely correct thumb.gif Many people do buy ASUS for their "ROG" tag. I myself, like ASUS ROG cuz I've NEVER been let down by ROG. Guess I'm lucky whistle.gif As for monitors, I only roll with ACER & ASUS cuz of the deals I find where I from. Both monitors are great & ACER has the better cost in this situation rolleyes.gif but besides having a good IPS monitor, having the better build quality & screen controls also are important to me. It's more than just having a gaming monitor in my shoes.

So if choosing between these monitors are strictly for gaming, I say that you'll do great saving the cash buying the ACER. It's all personal preference at the end of the day. Buy that ACER & enjoy biggrin.gif

BTW...Regarding what MenacingTuba said about the "bezel-less monitors is aboslutely true. I have the so called "bezel-less" ASUS PB258. When on, the border is 3/16" wide. It's the same deal with the XB271HU.
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OOPS...didn't mean to bump redface.gif
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Having gone through around 10 Acer XB271HU's and 3 Asus PG279Q's, I can definitely say that both have flaws and that it is total luck of the draw to get a satisfactory one from either company. I've had some complete POS Acers and a couple POS Asus. Currently have my 3rd PG279Q.

The build quality in my humble opinion is quite similar, maybe Asus is a tad better. Plenty of the Acers I've tried had loose bezels where I could see the actual backlight shine through top of the frame at the corners if I moved my head to look for it. Not at all a deal breaker, it was minimal and didn't bother me at all. The bezel assembly on the Asus feels much more secure and tighter. Which also is the cause for more BLB on the Asus generally. Many people have found that the BLB tends to get toned down after awhile with the Acer. Not sure yet on the Asus. I do have BLB at 3 of the corners but it isn't nearly as bad as many of the abominations over in the Asus PG279Q thread. I can't see it when using the monitor unless my room is pitch dark and viewing a black screen. Time will tell if it'll go away.

Overall I think Acer fares better in terms of BLB because of the way it is built. The loose bezel / frame is on purpose and puts less pressure on the screen.

The OSD navigation on the Asus is well ahead of the Acer. I couldn't care less about that but some people do. It's just an OSD. I only access it upon initially setting up and calibrating the monitor.

My current PG279Q is the most uniform panel out of all the monitors (Acer and Asus) I've tried so far. Slightly darker toward the top of the screen but only apparent when viewing white backgrounds. The last Acer I tried had a brown tint from the middle of the screen all the way to the top. The last 3 Acers I've tried all had dark areas at the right side of the screen stretching about 4 inches from the right edge. One of my Acers experienced random hot / stuck pixels after gaming or general use. They would go away if I applied light pressure to them, leading to other stuck pixels forming. All went away using JScreenfix web app, but very strange.

My experience with uniformity has been that the Acer experiences issues on both sides of the screen. Many were not that egregious and not deal breakers for me. The Asus is a bit darker toward the top of the screen, as many people have experienced, but overall my current one isn't nearly as bad as others have reported. Pick your poison.

I've noticed that my current Asus has an ever so slightly heavier anti-glare coating than the Acer. Doesn't bother me yet.

The bezel on the Asus isn't exactly big and intrusive, haha. The bottom bezel of the Acer is thicker than the bottom bezel of the Asus.

Bottom line, don't automatically assume the Acer is the safer bet over the Asus. That has been the experience for MANY people, however, so your chances of getting a solid Acer seem to be pretty good. But I wouldn't automatically rule out the Asus. I almost did this time around when I went in to exchange my previous Acer, and decided to give the Asus another chance. I still have 28 days of return period left so who knows what will happen with mine, but so far I'm thinking this will finally be the monitor I keep.
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Where did you read about more overshoot ghosting at 60Hz? I haven't seen any professional review of the XB271HU yet.
I had both and am working on a reviews for them as well as the S2716DG. I'm not allowed to link to my reviews here, but I can link to my Photobucket album.. The sites I use for Photo Joining rarely work so I've put off working on the reviews in favor of gaming and school. This is the only compilation photo I have of all 4 currently (calibrated with i1 display pro set to 140cdm/2):

Dell S2716DG Asus PG279Q HP Spectre 32 Acer XB271HU by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr
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