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I have a BenQ XL2430T 144hz 1ms 1920x1080p TN panel monitor. I do not play with blur reduction and the 144hz is ridiculously smooth. The smoothness of the monitor I feel definitely comes from the refresh rate, as once I started playing CS:GO at 144hz, anything below that just looked weird since I was so used to the smoothness of 144. I'm considering getting rid of the BenQ or moving it aside for the Acer one even though I don't really need G-Sync (or don't think I do, who knows.)

 

The monitor is 1440p so you will need a bit more power to drive demanding games, but with CS:GO, you should be able to hit 144hz. Minecraft, no idea honestly as I haven't really tested it but I'd assume you could get an advantage.

Ok, thanks a lot. So you think the ULMB doesn't really matter, and I should get this monitor?

 

Also will my GPU be able to handle this monitor, and this is really advanced monitor... so shouldn't go out of date for a very long time as has pretty much everything possible in a monitor today?

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hey guys, tiger direct is the only place that i found that has it in stock at MSRP.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9674265&CatId=5469

newegg is out of stock

amazon- ~$850


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The Product is only on the asus website and a few others not ncix or amazon http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.HB0AA.001

LTT should really check these things before they upload videos and link people to buy possibly the wrong thing i know its a tedious process but it doesnt take that lonk 

You mean Acer website. If you spend this much money and you're not taking a close look at what you actually are buying, then you're just reckless. Personally I can't blame LTT for this.

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Ok, thanks a lot. So you think the ULMB doesn't really matter, and I should get this monitor?

 

Also will my GPU be able to handle this monitor, and this is really advanced monitor... so shouldn't go out of date for a very long time as has pretty much everything possible in a monitor today?

I don't think it really matters for ULMB but to be honest I've never really used it. I'll turn it on and run some tests, see if it's different and good/better. But I never saw a need to use it.

 

With your 650 TI, I wouldn't recommend the 1440p monitor as you'll definitely have to make quite a few graphics compromises to even get the game running at that. You *could* get it and maybe run at 1080p but i'm unsure if that's ideal for something like this (or at all). Personally, I wouldn't recommend going 1440p on a 650 TI unless you really only plan on running low demanding games. I'd try to upgrade if you can, even if it is a used GPU. 

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Please just make it a couple of inches smaller and 16:10, then it would be perfect.


 

 

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well its $799 us or $948 canadian

my asus swift was $799 from best buy. it works and i like it. the swift is 949 on best buy now also so the original canadian prices are hiked or the us dollar is way higher again

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I don't think it really matters for ULMB but to be honest I've never really used it. I'll turn it on and run some tests, see if it's different and good/better. But I never saw a need to use it.

 

With your 650 TI, I wouldn't recommend the 1440p monitor as you'll definitely have to make quite a few graphics compromises to even get the game running at that. You *could* get it and maybe run at 1080p but i'm unsure if that's ideal for something like this (or at all). Personally, I wouldn't recommend going 1440p on a 650 TI unless you really only plan on running low demanding games. I'd try to upgrade if you can, even if it is a used GPU. 

Any suggestions for a GPU? Problem is I will have to also upgrade my PSU due to it being 450W and already got i7 3770k. But oh well, I will do it. What GPU would you say would be good for the job? I mean I will only really be playing CSGO and Minecraft anyway, so the 650 might be able to hold out. But may as well get a new GPU for other games in the future anyway.

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I got mine and set it up yesterday. Came packed in a big box with plenty of packing material. Hats off to you Acer for not shipping it in just the retail box. thumb.gif

I calibrated it using TFTCentral's settings and icc profile. Ran all the pixel screen tests and have zero dead or stuck pixels, basically pixel perfect.

I have the screen running at 25% brightness and have almost non-existent backlight bleed using a black background. The panel is basically flawless.

This screen blows me away, it's simply the best picture I've seen on a computer monitor. G-sync is really a eye opening experience, I don't think I could ever go back.


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I got mine and set it up yesterday. Came packed in a big box with plenty of packing material. Hats off to you Acer for not shipping it in just the retail box. thumb.gif

I calibrated it using TFTCentral's settings and icc profile. Ran all the pixel screen tests and have zero dead or stuck pixels, basically pixel perfect.

I have the screen running at 25% brightness and have almost non-existent backlight bleed using a black background. The panel is basically flawless.

This screen blows me away, it's simply the best picture I've seen on a computer monitor. G-sync is really a eye opening experience, I don't think I could ever go back.

I hope mine will be perfect like yours. It's out for shipping now so I should have it in few hours.


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I have a question about this monitor. In the review of the Asus RoG Swift PG278Q, Linus commented the near instant power on then pressing the power button. How fast is the power on time of the Acer XB270HU? The BenQ monitor I use now takes about ten seconds from turning on to showing an image.

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I have a question about this monitor. In the review of the Asus RoG Swift PG278Q, Linus commented the near instant power on then pressing the power button. How fast is the power on time of the Acer XB270HU? The BenQ monitor I use now takes about ten seconds from turning on to showing an image.

There is a quick Acer splash screen when you power it on (may be a way to disable this, haven't dug into options yet). Takes about 4-5 seconds to display image.


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It is a lot better than ten seconds. I assume the time is even shorter when resuming from standby mode?

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I just received and set the monitor up.

It's so beautiful. No dead pixel and no backlight bleed.

Quick question though, is there an easier way to turn on/off GSYNC?

A bit of a hassle to go back and forth into the NVIDIA Control Panel.


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Any suggestions for a GPU? Problem is I will have to also upgrade my PSU due to it being 450W and already got i7 3770k. But oh well, I will do it. What GPU would you say would be good for the job? I mean I will only really be playing CSGO and Minecraft anyway, so the 650 might be able to hold out. But may as well get a new GPU for other games in the future anyway.

If you really only want to play Minecraft and CSGO then the 650 TI might be able to hold out, you'd might have to lower settings a bit on CSGO to play at 144hz 1440p. If you want to upgrade your GPU, I'd probably recommend something like a 770 or 970, 960 maybe. I'm not too sure on those GPU's performance on 1440p for minecraft/CSGO.

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I will just keep on buying tvs and playing on them until the G-SYNC and FreeSync war ends and they decide on one to use.  


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I will just keep on buying tvs and playing on them until the G-SYNC and FreeSync war ends and they decide on one to use.

I suppose you also don't use either intel or AMD CPUs until 'they' decide on which one to use or any piece of technology that has variants and competitors either...

There is no war. G-sync and freesync are not the same thing. Two seperate products that are very similar. I am afraid you will never use a variable refresh rate tech ever if you wait for that.


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If you really only want to play Minecraft and CSGO then the 650 TI might be able to hold out, you'd might have to lower settings a bit on CSGO to play at 144hz 1440p. If you want to upgrade your GPU, I'd probably recommend something like a 770 or 970, 960 maybe. I'm not too sure on those GPU's performance on 1440p for minecraft/CSGO.

Thanks for the help!

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Thanks for the help!

Sorry for the quality, I can never really get it right. These 2 clips are filmed with Shadowplay and same settings used in movie maker, you could probably slow it down if you wanted via youtube settings. I don't really see any difference, but I do play CS:GO without any motion blur.

 

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Sorry for the quality, I can never really get it right. These 2 clips are filmed with Shadowplay and same settings used in movie maker, you could probably slow it down if you wanted via youtube settings. I don't really see any difference, but I do play CS:GO without any motion blur.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoeSf2GrVLw

not sure but I don't think it works in video for those of us without the ULMB on.

 

EDIT: For Australians, this has been up for a few days but this monitor is $1000 AUD

 

http://www.acer.com.au/ac/en/AU/content/model/UM.HB0SA.003


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not sure but I don't think it works in video for those of us without the ULMB on.

 

EDIT: For Australians, this has been up for a few days but this monitor is $1000 AUD

 

http://www.acer.com.au/ac/en/AU/content/model/UM.HB0SA.003

Yeah I was just thinking I'm not entirely sure if it would even show up properly on the video. Basically, I didn't see a difference between the 2 running CS:GO at max settings with no motion blur on in the game menu. If anything, I'd probably recommend using G-Sync over ULMB.

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Hey, I bought one !!!

 

... and it's broken. Backlight bleed of death, going into standby every hour for like 2 seconds and image distortion.

 

WHY ???!!!

 

Well lets wait for the Acer RMA then :(


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For those who already have a working product, can you guys share what setting you guys are using?

I'm using Gamma 2.5, User setting (50,50,55), Brightness at 35 and Contrast at 40.


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Hey, I bought one !!!

 

... and it's broken. Backlight bleed of death, going into standby every hour for like 2 seconds and image distortion.

 

WHY ???!!!

 

Well lets wait for the Acer RMA then :(

Very unfortunate. Seems like it is happening way too often. I hope you get a working one!

 

I will still be buying, fingers crossed for a working one =\


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