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Original Acer Predator XB271HU vs XB271HU bmiprz (Huge price diff?)

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24 minutes ago, Mackie said:

I bought my monitor a number of years back and am now trying to sell it. I paid about €950 at the time.

I can see acer now have a new line of this monitor which they are selling for less than half the price, and I cannot figure out why. Identical specs for €350?!

Has the value of a Gsync IPS 165Hz panel gone down so much? 

The XB3 Line seem to have identical specs and are at a completely different price point also. Cant anyone tell me why?

i mean going back 6 years, if you had wanted a 10 core CPU it costed 1800$ with the 6950x on x99. now you can get a 12 core CPU for under 250$. Technology has been moving at quite a fast pace, So its not really surprising that a monitor would go down in value so much when at the time it was one of the best, now its just a stepping stone. 

 

Im still using my XB270HU and its slowly dying, so when i do have to upgrade to something new, theres more choices now! Its nice seeing how far tech has come 🙂

I bought my monitor a number of years back and am now trying to sell it. I paid about €950 at the time.

I can see acer now have a new line of this monitor which they are selling for less than half the price, and I cannot figure out why. Identical specs for €350?!

Has the value of a Gsync IPS 165Hz panel gone down so much? 

The XB3 Line seem to have identical specs and are at a completely different price point also. Cant anyone tell me why?

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These specs were something special years ago, but nowadays they're standard specs for mid-range gaming monitors around 250€ to 400€

 

Nowadays these 950€ would get you a 32" 4K 144Hz IPS monitor.

About monitor marketing BS

 

Current Specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-E - GPU: PNY RTX 3080 XLR8 Epic-X - RAM: 4x8GB (32GB) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz CL16 - PSU: Corsair RMx (2018) 850W - Storage: 500 GB Corsair MP600 (Boot) + 2 TB Sabrent Rocket Q (Storage) - Cooling: EK, HW Labs & Alphacool custom loop - Case: Lian-Li PC O11 Dynamic - Fans: 6x Noctua NF-A12x25 chromax - AMP/DAC: FiiO K5 Pro - OS: Windows 11 preview - Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ - Mouse: Logitech G Pro + Powerplay - Keyboard: Logitech G915 TKL - Headphones: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home - Microphone: Antlion ModMic

 

Temperatures @steady state: Furmark + CinebenchR23 running for 1 hour. Fans @850RPM. Pump @1600RPM.

Water: 37°C

CPU: 73°C

GPU: 54°C

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4 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

These specs were something special years ago, but nowadays they're standard specs for mid-range gaming monitors around 250€ to 400€

 

Nowadays these 950€ would get you a 32" 4K 144Hz IPS monitor.

So the new XB3 series is only $999 because of quantum dot?

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1 minute ago, Mackie said:

So the new XB3 series is only $999 because of quantum dot?

What exact model do you mean? There are XB3 models from $200 and up depending on the specs.

About monitor marketing BS

 

Current Specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-E - GPU: PNY RTX 3080 XLR8 Epic-X - RAM: 4x8GB (32GB) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz CL16 - PSU: Corsair RMx (2018) 850W - Storage: 500 GB Corsair MP600 (Boot) + 2 TB Sabrent Rocket Q (Storage) - Cooling: EK, HW Labs & Alphacool custom loop - Case: Lian-Li PC O11 Dynamic - Fans: 6x Noctua NF-A12x25 chromax - AMP/DAC: FiiO K5 Pro - OS: Windows 11 preview - Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ - Mouse: Logitech G Pro + Powerplay - Keyboard: Logitech G915 TKL - Headphones: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home - Microphone: Antlion ModMic

 

Temperatures @steady state: Furmark + CinebenchR23 running for 1 hour. Fans @850RPM. Pump @1600RPM.

Water: 37°C

CPU: 73°C

GPU: 54°C

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24 minutes ago, Mackie said:

I bought my monitor a number of years back and am now trying to sell it. I paid about €950 at the time.

I can see acer now have a new line of this monitor which they are selling for less than half the price, and I cannot figure out why. Identical specs for €350?!

Has the value of a Gsync IPS 165Hz panel gone down so much? 

The XB3 Line seem to have identical specs and are at a completely different price point also. Cant anyone tell me why?

i mean going back 6 years, if you had wanted a 10 core CPU it costed 1800$ with the 6950x on x99. now you can get a 12 core CPU for under 250$. Technology has been moving at quite a fast pace, So its not really surprising that a monitor would go down in value so much when at the time it was one of the best, now its just a stepping stone. 

 

Im still using my XB270HU and its slowly dying, so when i do have to upgrade to something new, theres more choices now! Its nice seeing how far tech has come 🙂

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