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As stated in the title, I am looking for a 25" - 27" IPS G-Sync monitor.
I narrowed down my searches to XB271HU and PG279Q, but it seems that the vendors of these monitors fracked up with control issues.
I am not interested to play the lottery game, and here is the reason:

1. I live in Finland where, for some very weird reasons, everything is outrageous overpriced. I mean, like a cartel mentality overpriced. No idea how this country scores top position among least corrupt countries or in "happiness" index. I will give you a price comparison from one of the"reliable" shops here:

XB271HU costs 890€ ($998): https://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/60123/gfjcs/Acer-Predator-XB271HU-27-pelinaytto
The same monitor costs about 765€ ($858) in Amazon.de: https://www.amazon.de/Acer-Predator-XB271HU-screen-Monitor/dp/B017DG09WM/

PG279Q costs 950€ ($1066): https://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/17652/ghfcq/Asus-ROG-PG279Q-27-pelinaytto
The same costs about about 828€ ($929) in Amazon.de: https://www.amazon.de/Asus-Monitor-Reaktionszeit-DisplayPort-Mini-DP/dp/B0168W2524/

Even with shipping cost from Germany to Finland, it will be cheaper.

Then there is one thing: If I buy in Finland and if there's a fault in product (like too much of IPS glow/ Backlight bleeding/etc. ) then I have to wait. Meanwhile the local shop will send the monitor to ASUS or ASUS authorized repairer and no idea how long it may take. On the other hand Amazon.de will either send you the another piece right away, or refund you. But of course, gotta wait till the faulty product reaches to Amazon, and then Amazon sends the new product.

So as you can see: from one side, I'll be screwed by price and local shops policies factors while on other hand I'll be screwed with postal wait and lottery luck factor.


Hence my question: Any comparatively reliable manufacturer for 25" - 27" IPS 144 G-Sync monitors? Samsung and Viewsonic and Benq seems to be out of business in this area.

Cheers in advance smile.gif
Edited by Oombongo - 8/2/16 at 8:18am
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Personally? I'd wait.

DP 1.3 monitors are around the corner (3-12 mos) and all they bring. 166Hz, 1440 rez, etc., etc.
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No, exept for Eizo.
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No, exept for Eizo.

Off topic and quoted just to grab your attention - is there a video related to your forum avatar? That wind mill tearing itself apart is insane...And kind of scary.

As for monitors... If it weren't for DP1.3 coming Soon(TM) and your IPS requirement I'd say just get a ROG Swift... but that's me. I enjoy mine thoroughly and am still pretty content with it.
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Off topic and quoted just to grab your attention - is there a video related to your forum avatar? That wind mill tearing itself apart is insane...And kind of scary.
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DisplayPort 1.3 is next? Even though graphics cards have DP 1.4? 1.3 should be skipped.
 
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DisplayPort 1.3 is next? Even though graphics cards have DP 1.4? 1.3 should be skipped.

Ya, probably.. the number is confusing. smile.gif

I should have said "the next version of DisplayPort will have monitors supporting it." smile.gif
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OP, both of the moniters listed suffer from the 'vertical line down the middle' issue. You can read all about it here: http://community.acer.com/t5/Predator-Monitors/Line-down-the-middle-overlapping-image/td-p/418751

The short version is: Even if you buy one of these monitors, and it has minimal blb / glow / no dead pixels / dust etc, it STILL will have this known issue because they share the same panel and it stems from the gsync module apparently - and if you want it fixed - would require the monitor physically being sent to an Asus/Acer centre to be taken care of (have its firmware upgraded) - because there is no option for customers to do it themselves. That brings in other potential problems (who pays shipping cost , time waiting without a montior, what happens if monitor is damaged in transit to and fro etc)

How often you may or may not see the issue - depends on whether you use the monitor a particular way (related to whether you play games in full screen mode and alt tab etc etc). Some people see it rarely and some see it all the time. The workaround of 'simply turn monitor off and on' might seem small, but a dealbreaker for people who have to do it multiple times a night for the lifetime of the monitor.

---

I personally am in the same boat as you (I just bought a gtx1080 and want a new 1440p high refresh monitor like this) and i've just decided.... to wait until the next round of models come out either late this year or something next year, hopefully with all these QC issues sorted out, and this firmware vertical line issue fixed. Its not acceptable for monitors at this price point.
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Thanks guys for the suggestions.

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OP, both of the moniters listed suffer from the 'vertical line down the middle' issue. You can read all about it here: http://community.acer.com/t5/Predator-Monitors/Line-down-the-middle-overlapping-image/td-p/418751

The short version is: Even if you buy one of these monitors, and it has minimal blb / glow / no dead pixels / dust etc, it STILL will have this known issue because they share the same panel and it stems from the gsync module apparently - and if you want it fixed - would require the monitor physically being sent to an Asus/Acer centre to be taken care of (have its firmware upgraded) - because there is no option for customers to do it themselves. That brings in other potential problems (who pays shipping cost , time waiting without a montior, what happens if monitor is damaged in transit to and fro etc)

How often you may or may not see the issue - depends on whether you use the monitor a particular way (related to whether you play games in full screen mode and alt tab etc etc). Some people see it rarely and some see it all the time. The workaround of 'simply turn monitor off and on' might seem small, but a dealbreaker for people who have to do it multiple times a night for the lifetime of the monitor.

---

I personally am in the same boat as you (I just bought a gtx1080 and want a new 1440p high refresh monitor like this) and i've just decided.... to wait until the next round of models come out either late this year or something next year, hopefully with all these QC issues sorted out, and this firmware vertical line issue fixed. Its not acceptable for monitors at this price point.

Indeed. I agree with these points. I am in the middle of planning my purchases so the monitor can take the last place in the list biggrin.gif
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