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***21.9 Ultrawide Thread***

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Nexus18, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. roge8014

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2015

    Posts: 101

    Location: Stone, Staffordshire

    Had my X34a for 12 months now, I think.

    Best purchase by a country mile.
     
  2. Westie

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 21, 2003

    Posts: 6,395

    Location: Torquay - Devon

    same had mine since first batch and still love it...
     
  3. JediFragger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,658

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Nice!! Although I was expecting closer to £900 as it's about 990 euros on the continent

    With it doing 120Hz at 3440res I'd be tempted to make the switch tbh. That speed would be more than good enough for some time to come, esp with me having a Ti :)
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  4. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

    Posts: 328

    Location: Grimsby.

    I took delivery of a x34a yesterday and I'm blown away by it. Really is a stunning screen. I highly recommend it.
    I picked it up new for £713 delivered. That price is made by using all the new customer offers currently live on a catalogue that's pink ;)
    You ain't getting the new generation of screen for anywhere near that price :)
     
  5. MancSandancer

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 5, 2016

    Posts: 15

    Location: South Shields

    Wow that is a good price! Glad to hear you like it.

    That's my thought, I don't expect a 4k Gsync with 60+Hz/Oled monitors being close to £1000 this or next year! Well at least with current trend in pricing.

    Maybe when the next adaptive sync TV's come out then maybe we will see monitors come at a more reasonable price unless these TV's cost a fortune too!
     
  6. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 20,182

    I can't see it.
     
  7. MancSandancer

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 5, 2016

    Posts: 15

    Location: South Shields

    If you google rainforest and Z35p it appears on the second link for me.
     
  8. Glacius

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 6, 2013

    Posts: 366

    Just after abit of advise really, I am looking for a new monitor well infact actually looking for a pair of screens, I have only ever gamed in 1080p 60hz and about 6 months ago I got a ASUS MX27UQ and whilst the 4k and picture quality is awesome I guess I am missing out big time in terms of the refresh rate and no Nvidia Gsync assuming these 2 things alot would make a huge difference.

    Just wondering if I am looking for a pair of screens what would be the best bet? 2 x X34A or something else? Just after some recommendatios really.

    Price wise £1000 per screen and I would be buying one then waiting a couple of months and getting the 2nd screen.

    Cheers in advance.
     
  9. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 20,182

    Cheers, being brave and have put in a pre-order.
     
  10. Phixsator

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,540

    I just ordered the Asus MX34VQ and its arriving later today. Looking forward to see what this VA panel can muster. I am what you would call cautiously optimistic. Still haven't forgotten that **** poor samsung va monitor i tried in late 2016.
     
  11. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 21,612

    If you are referring to Samsung's first 34" 1440 VA monitor then prepare to be disappointed as iirc, the asus and all the other 100HZ 34" VA monitors are using the exact same panel as that.... (except for Samsung's newest 34" quantom dot one)
     
  12. Phixsator

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,540

    No i'm referring to a 1080p monitor from samsung known as C27F396FHU. Granted it is a cheapo monitor but it's so bad it is not even worth half the asking price. Weird part is every review i've seen says nothing but good things about it. This time i've gone by PCM2's review mostly and what scarce youtube footage there has been.
     
  13. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 21,612

    Ah I see!

    Look forward to hearing how the asus holds up, the trailing/motion is pretty much the only thing that puts me of VA panels atm.
     
  14. Phixsator

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,540

    Well so fare the monitor is absolutely fantastic. There is only an ever so slight amount of overshot on one of the darker transitions and you really have to look for it. No dead pixels, the speakers sound very good for monitor speakers but cannot of course compare to a proper sound system. No visible backlight bleed either though I cannot check this in full until its dark outside.

    On a side note: Bought a 580 to crossfire my 480 with and what a headache it is. Far Cry Primal seems to run fine but thats its. Cannot get Prey, BF1 to behave correctly and The Surge straight up wont work. Time to tinker :S
     
  15. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 21,612

    Nice! How's the IQ/colours compare to the previous IPS panels you've used as well as the anti glare coating?
     
  16. Phixsator

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,540

    I find the coating good, ever so slighty grainy when viewing pure white but its very little and to me not annoying. Colours are good but of course not IPS level good but a whole lot better than the TNs. Blacks are absolutely awesome though. In regards to text I havent setup cleartype yet but ill come back later and report once i have.

    What annoyes me more than anything is the AMD LFC feature. The monitor flickers like a mad man when LFC is triggering. Would rather just enter vsync on or off if i got below range.
     
  17. crinkleshoes

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 8,173

    Location: Ongar

    It's incredibly bland/grey compared to the Samsung CF791.

    The step from TN panel to IPS is just as big as the step from IPS to Samsung Quantum Dot... it's really spectacular.
     
  18. Phixsator

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,540

    Do you own or have owned the MX34VQ yourself?
     
  19. crinkleshoes

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 8,173

    Location: Ongar

    No but I have used the panel... I bought the Samsung
     
  20. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

    Posts: 328

    Location: Grimsby.

    X34a Owners: My monitor doesn't seem to auto power down when I turn off the PC. I have to press the power button on the screen. Is this the same on yours?
    I only picked up this screen last week and all my previous screens shut down automatically.

    Cheers
     


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