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Yeah, and I think it's a good idea to make sure you're sure before you buy because as I just learned, it can cost $40+ to ship the damn thing back. frown.gif However, everything I am seeing about the S2716DG leads me to believe that I'd be very happy with myself if I were to bite that $40 bullet and just do it. Except, my computer tanks when I play my games at 2560x1440 using DSR, so god I dunno...

Im at 27inch 1440p 144hz with my 290x... I've had to turn settings down quite a bit, but the games still look freaking gorgeous and immersive... also, you don't need as much anti aliasing as 1080p so the performance hit is not thaaaaat bad. If I were you, id get the Dell... it does everything the other displays do as well as future proofs you
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Just thought I would chime in here since I saw this mentioned up above. I built a new system over the weekend and purchased both the Acer XB241H and the Dell S2716DG to see which one I would prefer. Having both side by side, and using ICC profiles for both that were posted on this forum, the Dell looked far superior to the Acer. It wasn't even close to be honest. Colors appeared much more dull on the Acer and the more-matte finish did it no favors in this regard I think. I will say, I have the A02 revision and the matte on the screen looks very good compared to what other people posted about the earlier revisions. The Acer was not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but when it came down to picture quality/resolution/features/price, it was a pretty easy decision for me. For ~$80-$100 more the Dell is definitely worth it in my opinion. That said it's not perfect either so keep that in mind.
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Im at 27inch 1440p 144hz with my 290x... I've had to turn settings down quite a bit, but the games still look freaking gorgeous and immersive... also, you don't need as much anti aliasing as 1080p so the performance hit is not thaaaaat bad. If I were you, id get the Dell... it does everything the other displays do as well as future proofs you

 

Yeah, I do consider this to be a long-time investment. I can still always just play my games at 1920x1080 if I really need to and just use 2560x1440 at the desktop. Plus, I'd still have 144Hz or higher and G-SYNC. Hmm.

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Just thought I would chime in here since I saw this mentioned up above. I built a new system over the weekend and purchased both the Acer XB241H and the Dell S2716DG to see which one I would prefer. Having both side by side, and using ICC profiles for both that were posted on this forum, the Dell looked far superior to the Acer. It wasn't even close to be honest. Colors appeared much more dull on the Acer and the more-matte finish did it no favors in this regard I think. I will say, I have the A02 revision and the matte on the screen looks very good compared to what other people posted about the earlier revisions. The Acer was not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but when it came down to picture quality/resolution/features/price, it was a pretty easy decision for me. For ~$80-$100 more the Dell is definitely worth it in my opinion. That said it's not perfect either so keep that in mind.

 

Thank you.

 

Yeah, I can't afford perfection. However, everything I've seen about the S2716DG tells me that I'd be far happier investing in it than any other. Sure, it would cost me $40 to ship my XB241H back, but really don't think I'll care in the long-run.

 

I'm curious: can you play some of your favorite games at 1920x1080 for me and tell me how blurry you think it is?

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I played multiple games on both and neither were blurry at that resolution. They both look excellent in-game, not to mention the revelation that is g-sync. It truly does change the way the games feel ha (I play a lot of Overwatch at the moment). If you are on a strict budget and are really only going to game on it, then I think the Acer is perfectly fine. However, do not put them side by side because you can't unsee the difference in PQ trust me ha.
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I played multiple games on both and neither were blurry at that resolution. They both look excellent in-game, not to mention the revelation that is g-sync. It truly does change the way the games feel ha (I play a lot of Overwatch at the moment). If you are on a strict budget and are really only going to game on it, then I think the Acer is perfectly fine. However, do not put them side by side because you can't unsee the difference in PQ trust me ha.

 

Thank you. Yeah, I think 1920x1080 is the limit for my rig. I just tried Crysis 3 and yeah, my system struggled a little bit until I reduced some of the eye-candy. I don't want to reduce it any further though, so gaming at 1440p is out of the question for me until I can get like say a GTX 1070.

 

Gaming isn't the main use though, but I do want gaming to be as awesome as possible. Everything has to be as awesome as possible because I live at my computer, so I think I need the S2716DG so that I can be happy with my monitor. The XB241H is fine, don't get me wrong, but that upper-left corner's darker shade is distracting at times.

 

Besides, the height of this panel isn't any higher than my Samsung 2253BW - it's only wider by a couple of inches, and I had that thing for 8 years. So you know, an upgrade should include getting a much bigger monitor; taller and wider! hehehe

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You've had wallpapers same res as your monitor ? How old school lol. Get them as big as you can, im sure you know windows will stretch them down (win10 fill does a great job). If you get bigger res monitor you'll get to keep them. Enjoy the new monitor. I've been drooling over Benq's for awhile. My Vh242h is getting real old.
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You've had wallpapers same res as your monitor ? How old school lol. Get them as big as you can, im sure you know windows will stretch them down (win10 fill does a great job). If you get bigger res monitor you'll get to keep them. Enjoy the new monitor. I've been drooling over Benq's for awhile. My Vh242h is getting real old.

 

It's not old school. It's Autism. I didn't know better. I'm quite serious (and just being honest).

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After experiencing 144Hz and G-SYNC, there's no way I can ever use anything else unless a better 24" 1080p 144Hz G-SYNC panel comes along (and god I hope one does... sigh). As much as I don't want to, I may have to stick with this panel (the AU Optronics M240HW01 V8 TN) in some form or another, whether it's the Acer XB241H, AOC G2460PG, or the ASUS PG248Q - or whatever other monitor uses this panel or will use it. These are the 3 I'm currently aware of that uses this panel and they all have the same problem - of course.

You see, the thing that I hate about this panel is the darker upper-left corner. Sure, I don't really notice that it's darker up there when I'm playing a game or watching a full-screen video of some kind (like YouTube, a movie, etc.), but it's noticeable for everything else. For example: right now as I am typing this and referring to the quote box above to see what you said, it's darker. When I look at the quote box below especially toward the bottom-right of my monitor, it's brighter. I hate that. It's distracting for me.

I also have f.lux, and when I make the color temperature of this panel warmer somehow whether it's using f.lux or one of the 4 "Blue Light" settings that this panel has, that upper-left corner goes from just being a little darker to also being brownish - like ugly brown smog in the sky. heh The whole top ends up being brownish really, and that's because the top of the panel is darker. It's not just the viewing angle.

To see this illustrated, refer to my post above, #22:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1608666/i-now-have-the-24-acer-predator-xb1-xb241h/20#post_25445089

This matches what I'm seeing, and so I sincerely doubt that I'd be any happier with the AOC or the ASUS monitor, except maybe the ASUS for its superior OSD menu and the fact that it doesn't have that annoying dead-center OSD indicator for the current signal type being used. I hate that. It's right in the way.

Actually, when your PG248Q tells you that you're using DisplayPort, where does that show up? Dead-center? Off in the corner? Does it ever tell you?


According to pcmonitors.info, the S2716DG is far better than the panel used for the XB241H, G2460PG and PG248Q:

https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/

Even so, if I set aside the annoyance I have with the darker upper-left corner, it's an otherwise awesome panel, especially for gaming! One thing that I like about the Acer Predator XB241H in particular is the look of the stand. I enjoy looking at it! Those red parts on the stand are solid metal and I think they're anodized red instead of being painted red. It's very attractive in person (the product photos just don't do it justice at all).

I guess I could complain that the lower part of the panel can easily look more washed out if I sit a little too high, but hey it's a TN panel. Except, I didn't have this problem with the Samsung 2253BW. You might think that maybe it's because it's a smaller monitor, but the panel itself is only smaller by width, not by height. With the 2253BW, if I sit higher, I don't really notice the difference that I should expect with the 2253BW since it's a TN panel. That's why I'm noticing it so much with the XB241H; I can't move up and down as much as I am used to. I'm much more limited.

Even so, I mean, good lord, 144Hz overclockable all the way to 180Hz, G-SYNC, 1080p, 24" size, it can get super bright (75% brightness is quite bright enough for me!), and I can raise and lower the panel any time I want very easily and it's very smooth. It's a good stand! Oh, and it pivots (swivels) and tilts very easily too. My 2253BW was at just one height, and tilting it was difficult even though swiveling it was super easy. So, this is definitely an upgrade for me in a very big way, but I miss the larger vertical viewing angle - if that's the proper name for it. Sit too low, and the top gets dark. Sit too high, and the bottom becomes noticeably washed out or something. heh

The Pg248q does not tell you what signal you are on. Only when you are not having a signal and then it is a red box in the center of the screen. The OSD is in the lower right and I think you can even reposition it. I have read/seen many reviews and the OSD of the Asus is pretty much been regarded as better.

That darker spot that you describe is annoying. I can imagine that you really are going to hate that, especially in the long run. My screen does not have that. Maybe I got lucky.

I have read a lot about the s2716DG. It's not all positve there.. A lot of people trade those in as well. There is a S2417DG coming. Same specs, smaller screen.
Beautiful stylish screen. That may be interesting for you.
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The Pg248q does not tell you what signal you are on. Only when you are not having a signal and then it is a red box in the center of the screen. The OSD is in the lower right and I think you can even reposition it. I have read/seen many reviews and the OSD of the Asus is pretty much been regarded as better.

That darker spot that you describe is annoying. I can imagine that you really are going to hate that, especially in the long run. My screen does not have that. Maybe I got lucky.

I have read a lot about the s2716DG. It's not all positve there.. A lot of people trade those in as well. There is a S2417DG coming. Same specs, smaller screen.
Beautiful stylish screen. That may be interesting for you.

 

It's more expensive than the S2716DG though. LOL I could get the S2716DG for $499.99 shipped right now if I wanted whereas the S2417DG is $569.99 shipped right now. Crazy.

 

So, regarding the darker upper-left corner: what does a solid-white image on the entire screen look like to you? You can probably just open and maximize Notepad. Or, you could also go to about:blank and go full-screen. Can you also enable one of the Blue Light settings and then tell me what you see on a solid white screen?

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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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