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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 10:17 AM - Thread Starter
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Best 27" 1440p 144+ Monitor

I purchased an Asus ROG Swift PG279QZ and I'm on my 2nd RMA due to dead pixels and IPS Glow / Back Light bleed.

I'm looking for the best 27" 1440p 144+ monitor under $500. Prefer IPS but I like deep blacks so I would consider VA if the color accuracy is acceptable.

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The new LG 27GL850 might be an option but its still very new so there are not any good reviews that i know of so its hard to say if its better or worse than the PG279QZ
It does not have Nvidia G Sync by the way since it was removed to keep costs down, on the other than that does make it cheaper so there is that

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None yet.

They all likely have a bad lottery including the newer Innolux in GB, Acer, ...
LG panel, started selling now so no one knows how bad the lottery will be, no on has a crystal ball, only LG and their customers know how bad the quality lottery is.

Gsync module is undesirable as it locks you down to only NV GPUs and won't do Async with anything else, no AMD GPUs, no Intel GPUs, no consoles, nothing.

There is a list of recent monitors in my signature.
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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The new LG 27GL850 might be an option but its still very new so there are not any good reviews that i know of so its hard to say if its better or worse than the PG279QZ
It does not have Nvidia G Sync by the way since it was removed to keep costs down, on the other than that does make it cheaper so there is that
The contrast ratio is garbage from the reviews I've seen. I know they claim 1000:1 (which is a minimum IMHO) but actual is around 700-800:1. I'm trying to avoid the Nvidia G-Sync tax but it will have to be Nvidia capable as I don't plan on getting rid of the 1080 any time soon.

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None yet.

They all likely have a bad lottery including the newer Innolux in GB, Acer, ...
LG panel, started selling now so no one knows how bad the lottery will be, no on has a crystal ball, only LG and their customers know how bad the quality lottery is.

Gsync module is undesirable as it locks you down to only NV GPUs and won't do Async with anything else, no AMD GPUs, no Intel GPUs, no consoles, nothing.

There is a list of recent monitors in my signature.
Yeah, I was looking through that thread. Unfortunately Asus and Acer Predator tend to be the best IPS but as you say, its a lottery. I was very interested in the Samsung C27HG70 but reports of non-existent quality assurance squashed that.

When is Panasonic (or anyone) launching their with dual display cell filter IPS? They made a major announcement years ago but nothing since.

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The contrast ratio is garbage from the reviews I've seen. I know they claim 1000:1 (which is a minimum IMHO) but actual is around 700-800:1. I'm trying to avoid the Nvidia G-Sync tax but it will have to be Nvidia capable as I don't plan on getting rid of the 1080 any time soon.

Yeah, I was looking through that thread. Unfortunately Asus and Acer Predator tend to be the best IPS but as you say, its a lottery. I was very interested in the Samsung C27HG70 but reports of non-existent quality assurance squashed that.

When is Panasonic (or anyone) launching their with dual display cell filter IPS? They made a major announcement years ago but nothing since.
Panasonic monitor? Never.

Panasonic TV? Maybe if they move to it from OLED but they have the best OLED TV right now for TV use, it's all LG OLED anyway in all these TVs but supposedly as always they can order variants and quality bins and there is a crap ton of processing in TVs and tuning to get the image good.
HiSense I think has dual layer TV now.
Otherwise dual layer IPS is only in those 30" movie production reference monitors, replacing OLED in those, yep, replacing OLED variant.

Asus, Acer, ... it's all the same AUO panel in different revisions/mounting holes.

C27HG70 was awful quality wise, had 5 of those didn't try for 6th, Amazon hated me enough already Smearing VA, poor viewing angles, etc. typical VA, but the worst is was quality really, curving ruined that panel quality wise and I can't stand curved monitors anyway, not buying curved probably ever again. It was nice on paper but to buy and use not so.

Would love a 180Hz+ dual layer 1440p IPS, flat. Not gonna happen anytime soon though. Been ages now and there is still not a single decent 100Hz+ really without major compromises.

Maybe the newer or even older GB, I added the newer to OP not long ago, or wait for this LG/EVE to show up in shops at a good price.

800:1 vs 1200:1... one might actually notice that especially side by side.

I have, according to reviews, 1350:1 and I would gladly have 10x, 100x, 1000x more any time of the day. Something like a VA 2700:1 is not really worth it considering the endless drawbacks of VA :/
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Why even spend up to $500 for a trash quality display? None of the edge lit IPS/VA options are worth that kind of asking price just pick the cheapest option around which I think the Acer VG271UP for about $300. Spending more money gets you absolutely nothing back unless you go for something far more expensive like an LG OLED.

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Well I get my 2nd replacement Asus PG279QZ Today and will be sending this one back. Question is, should i stop complaining and run it (its not a TERRIBLE monitor; Asus QA on the other hand...) or should I sell it and wait (for what though?).

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