Originally Posted by bandario
I was just about to place an order for this monitor, but since it is a sizeable chunk of cash to lay on the table I have just consumed this entire thread + every other review and resource I could find on this monitor.
Basically I have come to the end of all that has been written and I'm feeling quite glad that I didn't just take the word of the professional reviews but got some user experience too. At the same time, I'm kind of annoyed because now I am back on the hunt!
The most disturbing thing is, after 3 months of research trying to find a mate for my watercooled 1080ti I have come to the conclusion that if you want an ultrawide, all you can really do is choose which particular set of compromises you are willing to accept!
I really really want an ultrawide, but I also like a very high framerate in my games (FPS like BF1, BF4, Farcry, Doom, Quake Champions when it is out and the occasional match of Quakelive when I'm bored!)
I would also like colours to really impress me and make me feel like the screen was worth the sizeable chunk of cash I'm dropping on it. This is the main reason I am leaning away from the AG352UCG, moreso than the black crush and slight flicker that some people have demonstrated whilst using G-Sync. I'm also somewhat concerned about the limitation of 100hz when using G-sync but the biggest thing is the dull colours + washout and abnormalities when your head isn't dead centre.
I feel the best mix of compromises in the current ultrawide lineup comes with the Asus MX34VQ but obviously this is a freesync monitor, and I have grown tired of waiting for Vega and already made the plunge into G-sync requiring land.
Others that I have considered are:
-Acer Predator Z35 (2056x1080 low resolution = high framerates but this screen suffers very badly from ghosting and black crush, and I'm not convinced that it won't look pixelated stretched over 35".
-Acer Predator x34 (Major backlight bleed and QC issues mean no guarantees)
-AOC AGON AG352QCX (2056x1080 low resolution = high framerates but suffers from same problems as the Z35 + it is freesynch)
Right now I am at a total loss, but I need to make a decision fairly quickly if I want to get my gear here in time for my holidays.
Is the AG352UCG really that bad?? Is the colour + image quality of the Z35 really going to annoy me coming from an old BENQ 24" 60hz panel?
My other option seems to be: go with the Acer Predator XB271HU for now which doesn't seem to suffer any of the above compromises, knowing that I may not really feel like the thousands of dollars I've just spent on this rig feels worth it...I want that ultrawide!
I could always sell it down the track when 144hz IPS panels are a thing.
I welcome any thoughts that could help me out, and thanks for reading this far.