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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 03:37 PM - Thread Starter
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This is not a gaming monitor.

The first rule of Wide Gamut displays is:

1.) If you do not know what the purpose of a wide gamut display is you should not be buying one.

The PA279Q is meant to be used for for work (photo editing, graphic design, print) in color managed programs such as Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom which can properly display the Adobe RGB Color Space. Games are not color managed which makes wide gamut monitors pointless since they will make the colors look over-saturated and inaccurate. All consumer media is designed for the sRGB color space.

Cheap wide gamut displays (sub 1000$) sRGB modes can never match a true sRGB display and typically have locked color settings. Only high end NEC/Eizo models have proper sRGB color space emulation.

The PA279Q lacks Asus's overdrive control (Trace Free) which is scary since the Dell U2713H (same panel) also does and has obvious ghosting issues. The Asus will likely also have very high input lag like the other GB-LED back-lit models (Dell U2713H & LG 27EA83D).

PC Monitors Annoucement Article
Guru 3D Announcement Article

+Height Adjustable, Swivel-able, Portrait Capable Stand
+2560x1440 Resolution
+GB-LED Back-Lighting
+100% sRGB Color Space Coverage
+99% Adobe RGB Color Space Coverage
+103% NTSC coverage (by CIE 1931 test standards)
+LG's new Semi-Glossy Coating (hopefully it will not have cross-hatching issues)
+6-Axis Color Control
+Plenty of Inputs
+Uniformity Compensation

Basically this is just Asus's version of the U2713H.

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This is not a gaming monitor.

I'm a little confused as to what makes this NOT a gaming monitor? I was just days from purchasing the PB278Q until I heard this announced last night. I think I am just going to wait for this puppy as my new gaming monitor.
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This monitor has some incredible specs, from a different article I read. Especially, I like how they are actually doing factory calibrations set at <2 De. Which is a huge difference from the avg of <5 previous models which is horrible for a graphics user. The only issue I really see is Asus charging a ludicrous amount for it. The description with the ambient light with it, makes it seem like they want to compete with enzo,NEC style products. Even though it does claim 6 ms gtg this monitor is more than likely going to be priced way way outside of the average wqhd monitor and more like professional graphics.

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Ambient light reflector I mean, at least they listened to customers and put both usb3 and the card hubs.

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I'm a little confused as to what makes this NOT a gaming monitor? I was just days from purchasing the PB278Q until I heard this announced last night. I think I am just going to wait for this puppy as my new gaming monitor.

The first rule of Wide Gamut displays is:

1.) If you do not know what the purpose of a wide gamut display is you should not be buying one.

The PA279Q is meant to be used for for work (photo editing, graphic design, print) in color managed programs such as Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom which can properly display the Adobe RGB Color Space. Games are not color managed which makes wide gamut monitors pointless since they will make the colors look over-saturated and inaccurate. All consumer media is designed for the sRGB color space.

Cheap wide gamut displays (sub 1000$) sRGB modes can never match a true sRGB display and typically have locked color settings. Only high end NEC/Eizo models have proper sRGB color space emulation.

The PA279Q lacks Asus's overdrive control (Trace Free) which is scary since the Dell U2713H (same panel) also does and has obvious ghosting issues. The Asus will likely also have very high input lag like the other GB-LED back-lit models (Dell U2713H & LG 27EA83D).

The ViewSonic VP2770 is the best 1440p monitor for gaming, buy it instead.

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The ViewSonic VP2770 is the best 1440p monitor for gaming, buy it instead.

Sorry, that just ain't true, boss.

Qnix QX 2710 > ViewSonic VP2770
1440p @ 120Hz > 1440p @ 60Hz
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Qnix QX 2710>ViewSonic VP2770

From what I've seen, myself included, most only achieve 96hz without artifacts. The Qnix's can have image retention issues when overclocked

The ViewSonic has considerably less ghosting than the Qnix (owned both), a real warranty+can be exchanged or returned easily, guaranteed color performance, color controls and an HDMI input for those who play console games as well. Not every PC game will accept >60hz

The Qnix is great for those on a budget and those willing to take the risk for the extra hz.

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Remnib - I appreciate that you have had a great experience with the Qnix, and I am truly happy that youaare so pleased with your unit (that'stthe goal foreeveryone who is here, or should be), but I would ask that you please not state that it is better than anything else, especially if you have not used the monitor in question. Saying "no its not" to a respected, senior member's advice is not a good way to start your membership to this community. I have used both the Viewsonic and the S27B950D from which the Qnix gets its panels, and I find them each to have their own merits and each does certain things better than the other. However, I feel that AH-IPS is at least equivalent to PLS, and the Viewsonic to possess the superior overall user experience.

I am not intending this to come off as harsh/mean/etc, I simply want you to have a good experience here. I am interested in your experiences with the different monitors you have used, I just feel that there is a better way to approach the topic...

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The PA279Q lacks Asus's overdrive control (Trace Free) which is scary since the Dell U2713H (same panel) also does and has obvious ghosting issues. The Asus will likely also have very high input lag like the other GB-LED back-lit models (Dell U2713H & LG 27EA83D).

That's not cool...Well I'm glad my PA248Q has overdrive control (trace free) thumb.gif and it's been excellent for gaming wheee.gif
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Can't wait to see where this falls in the price point category. Tried my first Asus monitor the other day, VG278H, and I thought it was pretty good for the price. The ViewSonic VP2770 is on my short list to try out as well.

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