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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from kirashi in ASUS ProArt PA238QR Review   
    Yes, this is a review on a monitor. A monitor that I think barely exists in most places anymore. Or if it does, its using different names. It comes off as a slightly cut rate PA238Q. It has some missing features, but nothing entirely crippling, so if you want a better look at this monitor I suspect you could read PA238Q reviews and you'd be good. 
     
    But here we go...


     
     
    The Box
     




     
    The packaging was pretty solid, though I wasn't entirely down with the panel facing down in the box, which would've seemed pretty nasty should a sharp object impact the box, but the thing arrived safe and sound to me and was very tightly packaged with foam that didn't disintegrate from simply being touched. I hate cheap foam that does that. 
     
    Included in the box
     


     
    In the box you get a VGA cable, DVI cable, power cable and the USB cable that powers the 4 USB 2.0 ports on this monitor. You get a few manuals and warranty things and a nice enough table tie to keep everything tidy in the rear. Nothing else to touch upon here. The monitor is VESA compatible, which is nice for those who like the whole mounting thing. 
     
     
    I/O

     
    You get your HDMI, DVI, VGA and DP 1.2 inputs here, along with a input for the USB 2.0 ports and the audio in to make use of the rather limited speakers that exist inside the monitor. It isn't that amazing if I am honest. The speakers kinda suck. Better to be there than not, I guess. But they still suck. You've been warned. 
     
    Using It 
     

     
    The adjustments on the monitor are lovely. You can position it however damn well you please. Its almost one handed at times, things are "tight" but not "too tight" if that makes sense. The monitor stays where you leave it. 
     
    The calibration on this monitor was almost spot on the money for how my laptop screen is calibrated. In fact, it was so close, I didn't bother adjusting anything, it was well beyond the level of work I will be doing on this monitor, so I have yet to do a proper calibration on it. 
     
    Its a 75Hz panel, and since my rig can push most games 60-80fps on balls to the walls settings, this is actually perfect for now. The colours are pretty nice, the built in modes (gaming, night, movie, etc) work well enough for what they are meant to do. I left it in the default sRGB mode for gaming, since the colour reproduction was spot on and lovely to see. This might not be a gaming monitor but it sure works as one. 
     


     
     
    Who Is This For? 
     
    This isn't your average cheap IPS monitor. I got mine for 199.99 from Memory Express and its probably one of the cheaper ways to get into a calibrated monitor with pretty snappy pixel response (I used this for gaming as well). The QR seems to be missing some features from the Q model (it doesn't have picture in picture or a completely customizable "user" mode; here is a full list compared to the Q model. 

    It is lovely to note that the QR has the same calibrated IPS panel as the Q, so they didn't skimp on the quality of the thing. 
     
    There are several differences between the PA2238Q and PA238QR. Both have the same IPS LCD and the button layout is the same on both - on the right side of the display. The button functions differ between models. The other differences: The QR has speakers and a Line-in port while the Q has a headphone jack The QR has a"human presence" detector which turns the monitor on/off if it detects you are in front of it. (Not on Q) The Q has an input selector button to switch between HDMI/Displayport (Not on QR) The Q has a PIP/PBP mode to view two inputs at once (not on QR) The OSD has more control over precise colour adjustment on the Q model. The display presets on the QR have a "Game" mode and "Night View" mode (not on Q) The Q has a totally configurable "User" mode. The Q model has a"quickfit" button that gives onscreen patterns for grids, paper sizes or photo sizes According to documentation, the Q model includes a DisplayPort cable but not included with the QR.  
    Who is this for again? For people who need a nice, cheap IPS monitor with excellent lighting (though it does have a bit of bleed) and something that has a healthy amount of inputs. HDMI, DVI, DP and VGA. Also has audio in from your PC though to be blunt the speakers are very weak and nothing to brag about, but they are serviceable if you need to use them in a pinch. 
     
    Sources: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/64092-3-asus-pa238qr-pa238q (for the Q v. QR information) 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from J.b091 in What do people hate about Apple?   
    And it's childish comments like this that piss off everyone.
    I'm ignorant? My father is ignorant? Shit, lets just call their entire user base ignorant while we're at it.
    Get used to the fact that people pay for convenience. That's what Apple largely is. You're paying for after sales support that no one else can touch. You're paying for badge snobbery.
    A Ford Focus can do everything a Mercedes CLA can, but it isn't a Mercedes. That's all apple is. They might not have more performance, they do have more quality. They tend to better built. They tend to give you a little more in the long run. That's all.
    Let's call all Mercedes buyers ignorant too, they could've just bought Ford equivalents to do the same things , couldn't they?
    If people buying what makes them happy makes you sad, you've got bigger problems to deal with kid. Grow up, gain some perspective.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from PLME888 in Portal Wearable Smartphone   
    Fuck it, we're getting closer 
     

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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from ShadowCaptain in Torrent site Kickass seized   
    Not everyone needs any Adobe software either. You are still capable of buying CS5 and CS6 versions that you can own forever. I BOUGHT CS6 myself. I own it forever. Hell, Adobe has CS2 on their own site available for mass use by anyone, for free. 
     
    Once again, you're supporting piracy and coming up with BULLSHIT reasons for it. Just admit you're cheap and think its okay to steal. Thats all we have left, stop coming up with nonsense rationalizations for it. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Hexazine in New Render Farm featuring 72 CPU Threads   
    1. Do as we say, not as we do. 
     
    2. This is the tech version of Jackass. 
     
    3. Stop crying that Linus gets to play with expensive gear. Start your own channel and have OEMs send you stuff and you can do whatever too, you think they don't know the kind of shit Linus will do when they agree to send him stuff? 
     
     
    God, we could use the salt from all your tears to clear the roads of every winter country on this planet. 

    There are plenty of channels where people destroy shit for the sake of destroying it, not to come up with rather amusing ways around problems. Yes, Linus could've waited for Noctua to send proper hardware but is that the kind of person Linus is? No, he isn't. Only now its an issue when ht gets to play with expensive equipment, it wasn't a problem when Linus was "poor" and didn't get Titans and 2699s to screw around with. 
     
    You people are amusing. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Madfang in LTT Slogan Suggestion Thread   
    WCCF is a legit source
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from NinjaJc01 in [Will be updating] How To & Why: QuickSync and Open Broadcaster Software [Picture heavy]   
    Bloody brilliant, well written and very informative 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from LukaP in Sony doesn't see the need for higher resolution phones   
    Weak GPU? Umm...no. 
     
    Small batteries? Either in line with industry average or better than some of their competitors. 
     
    Apple could very well put a 1440p OLED panel, they won't. Its not how they do things. They'll reach the pinnacle of what each tech can do, THEN move on. Theres a reason the 6+ is rated as the best LCD Panel available. Apple has done its homework. The only thing left is to move onto OLED which is FINALLY viable outside of niche phones. 
     
    I am all for more. If its a noticeable step up. If I take a S5 and S6, I can tell differences based on the OLED panel, but not the resolution. 1080p at 5-5.5 is still pretty nice. I will hands down take 1080p on a better panel with better battery life over 1440p on a similar sized screen, right now. Because we're not at the point where 1440p panels are crazy required or as efficient. Just like 720p replaced qHD and 1080p replaced 720p, we will get to a point where it just makes sense to have 1440p over 1080p. Is that right now? I'd argue no. Maybe another generation or two. Hell, we might see it go full bore this Fall. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Bensemus in Sony doesn't see the need for higher resolution phones   
    Weak GPU? Umm...no. 
     
    Small batteries? Either in line with industry average or better than some of their competitors. 
     
    Apple could very well put a 1440p OLED panel, they won't. Its not how they do things. They'll reach the pinnacle of what each tech can do, THEN move on. Theres a reason the 6+ is rated as the best LCD Panel available. Apple has done its homework. The only thing left is to move onto OLED which is FINALLY viable outside of niche phones. 
     
    I am all for more. If its a noticeable step up. If I take a S5 and S6, I can tell differences based on the OLED panel, but not the resolution. 1080p at 5-5.5 is still pretty nice. I will hands down take 1080p on a better panel with better battery life over 1440p on a similar sized screen, right now. Because we're not at the point where 1440p panels are crazy required or as efficient. Just like 720p replaced qHD and 1080p replaced 720p, we will get to a point where it just makes sense to have 1440p over 1080p. Is that right now? I'd argue no. Maybe another generation or two. Hell, we might see it go full bore this Fall. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from a2A209_ in LTT Slogan Suggestion Thread   
    WCCF is a legit source
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from rhyseyness in Samsung 840 EVO SSD slow down issue - not actually solved.   
    So its the SSD equivalent of defragging for Samsung? Not that great a sign. Then again, I've recommended people to go for Crucial drives if they want the best GB/$ number and still get pretty decent performance. 
     
     
    What you did there, I saw it. And I lol'd.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from XplosiveNoctua99 in LTT Slogan Suggestion Thread   
    WCCF is a legit source
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Skybane in Project CARS devs address AMD performance issues, AMD drivers to blame entirely, PhysX runs on CPU only, no GPU involvement whatsoever.   
    Perhaps, but I can't see Nvidia doing that on the cheap. Maybe 8 years ago, they could've struck a profitable deal
    For both sides. But now?
    Nvidia has their balls. PhysXs as a Gameworks component is one thing, but PhysX based engines are everywhere. Nvidia played it smart and got involved where it made sense.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Skybane in Project CARS devs address AMD performance issues, AMD drivers to blame entirely, PhysX runs on CPU only, no GPU involvement whatsoever.   
    PhsyX acceleration is now multithreaded BUT that's 100% on developers to either update old games (hah never happening) or to include it in new ones. If anything, modern PhysX acceleration on the CPU should be far better.
    OR AMD could just license CUDA already and avoid these issues entirely.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Skybane in Project CARS devs address AMD performance issues, AMD drivers to blame entirely, PhysX runs on CPU only, no GPU involvement whatsoever.   
    The most damning thing is if you have a Nvidia card, FORCE PhysX to run on the CPU only, people still report very good performance as was linked by another member a few pages ago.
    So AMDs Defence Force better find a new Gameworks library to bitch about.
    Or they could ask why AMD still refuses to license CUDA which would bring them on par with Nvidia and Intel AND let them access Gameworks on a better level, given how CUDA acceleration is the big thing for it.
    Or we could bitch about the "performance decrease" that Gameworks and PhysX deliver. Even though that's been debunked.
    But that's none of my business.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Skybane in Project CARS devs address AMD performance issues, AMD drivers to blame entirely, PhysX runs on CPU only, no GPU involvement whatsoever.   
    The irony is that Coke basically owns the market and only Keeps Pepsi around for the sake of perceived competition. No one gives a fuck about Pepsi. At all. It's 2nd rate as a corporation and it's everyone's 2nd choice if Coke says no.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Skybane in Project CARS devs address AMD performance issues, AMD drivers to blame entirely, PhysX runs on CPU only, no GPU involvement whatsoever.   
    Whoa whoa, what are you doing with facts here they have no place in the current circlejerk!
    /s
    Thanks for that. Pretty amusing you get better results with CPU.
    Well would you look at that, facts.
    I don't understand how people get off on spouting misinformation and sheer bullshit all over the place.
    I'm still astounded we have a few special flowers who don't understand that AMD not licensing CUDA means more harm to them then good. Nvidia is pushing CUDA and a lot of software makers are embracing it even with OpenCL.
    Not Nvidias problem that AMDA REFUSED to license CUDA and thus get proper access to PhysX accelerations back in the day.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Bajantechnician in Your take on how to ask someone out....   
    Silly Slick, THIS is how you get a date:
    Drive around on a moped. Someone will always open their door into a lane without looking. You then eventually crash over the door, in comic book style. You get up, you say "that moped was worth at least one date"
    You're all welcome. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from kirashi in ASUS ProArt PA238QR Review   
    Aha my bad, I'm pretty bad with sending stuff. I'll try for this Morning
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from kirashi in ASUS ProArt PA238QR Review   
    Yup, this is a cheap way to get matching displays across the board, really good displays I might add. 
    I use the PA for editing and gaming, and I have little issue with it at all. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Lexias in Microsoft Announces Xbox one Backwards Compatibility, Even Servers   
    Xbox 360 is based off PPC. Xbox One is x86. I'll remind you that PCs STILL don't have proper PPC emulation for the 360, so MS doing it right off the Xbox One is pretty awesome. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from cesrai in Project CARS devs address AMD performance issues, AMD drivers to blame entirely, PhysX runs on CPU only, no GPU involvement whatsoever.   
    It stopped being an argument once the other side openly dismissed benchmarks and testing that showed that PhysX wasn't hampering anything and that if anything, it came down to driver optimizations that AMD just didn't have. 
     
    Not our problem that those people refuse to see the light. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from dalekphalm in A Cortana key will be on all of Toshiba's new PCs   
    welcome to LTT, where if the feature doesn't make sense for you it doesn't make sense at all and therefore it is stupid. 
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from Bensemus in AnandTech | GTX980 Ti shows a significant pixel fillrate difference vs GTX Titan X   
    High performance computing.
    At that level, you have no choice but to write software specifically designed to exploit the hardware because you kinda need it. Niche software can be more focused.
    Consumer realm? No one cares. Especially in gaming. We have ungodly powerful 8 core CPUs (real 8 cores, not fake ones) and no one really leverages them well at all. In fact, the best multithreaded game we've had yet would be Battlefield 4.
    Game developers are...a lazy bunch.
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    Victorious Secret got a reaction from MetaknightXYZ in AMD fiji DIE shot   
    So their solution to heat output is to smother the core in paste? 
     
    Bold strategy Cotton, lets see how it plays out. 
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