Originally Posted by noobee
I would like to read of your experiences. Since, I'm in Canada, any vendor which might stock this monitor is OUT OF STOCK including newegg.ca (although, newegg.com has it and it seems like enough - not low stock), I can't order this. Maybe, it's good to let others be the guinea pig testers, though?
Sorry, just a joke. I hope it goes well for you - I tried to find 27" IPS monitors with 1440p res and 144 hz refresh rate - I only found three: this Acer, the previous version of this Acer - it's actually more expensive than the new one and a Gigabyte Aorus IPS monitor - which is new and 144 Hz - it's $600 (USD on newegg.com) but it's not available in Canada either. Is there a pattern here? I think there might be an Asus 27" IPS, 144hz 1440p monitor, too, but it's $800 CAD - I am not going to buy it at that price so I 'technically' don't include it. I don't know if those other monitors are AOU or Innolux panels.
I would like to hear about gaming experience, using the monitor with video streaming - youtube/netflix type and/or desktop use - any issues or complaints/surprises.
So far I'm happy with it. There is some BLB but not anything I've noticed so far in games. With freesync enabled all looks smooth.
There have been some nuances/drawbacks. Below are my thoughts:
- On my PC/RX580 I can only enable 10bit at 100hz, not 120hz as others have said. Kind of a bummer, as I was hoping on not needing to change back and forth. Not a deal breaker for me. *(edit) Should have done some homework
I was connecting via HDMI, just switched to DP and now I'm at 120hz.
- Windows 10 didn't recognize the driver for this model. Came up generic. I loaded the driver from Acers site so the model now shows correctly.
- For those interested in color gamut its 100% RGB, 88% Adobe RGB, and 86% NTSC.
-I calibrated this with a Spider 5 pro, it did make a difference, but not major. I zipped the calibrated .icm if anyone is interested in trying.
-Acers menu/buttons are kind of janky, but not as terrible as the VA monitor I returned (Acer ET322QK 32” 4K). Setting reset at random, plus it would freeze/glitch constantly. 0/10 recommend on the Acer ET322QK 32” 4K.
Previous model I used with an Asus MX 27in 1080p. I'm very happy I went back with an IPS after using the VA ET322QK for few weeks.