Originally Posted by TwoCables
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