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** POTENTIALLY THE BEST GAMING MONITORS YET!! ** Acer 34" Ultra-wides

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gibbo, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Guest2

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    Still looks like they are available for £999 at a few places - Acer 34-Inch X34A

    I am wary about spending this amount of money when the screen could have issues. I would rather see one working before buying it as I have had to send back 2 Dells in the past
     
  2. james_2k

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    make sure you are looking at the right thing, bleed is white and doesnt change when you move your head around. the glow in the corners which appears yellowish, and does move, is ips glow, and you wont get rid of that, but they will all have the same glow afaik
     
  3. Legend

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    Indeed, although I think it'll be 2018 before we see a G-Sync version of that.
     
  4. JediFragger

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    And it's bound to be £1400+ with the new exchange rate kicking us in the balls :D
     
  5. boycey321

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    z10m.. how wide is your desk? Want to know because mines only 105cm wide so not sure if this would fit
     
  6. Guest2

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    I have been looking into getting the Acer x34a but don't game very much. Is it really worth the extra £500 over something like the AOC U3477PQU (3440x1440, 34" IPS panel, 60hz, no gsync)
     
  7. JediFragger

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    Not if u don't use it much for gaming, no. I'd personally save the £500 not family forum friendly

    (I had an LG 34" before my X34 and it was pretty bloody fantastic!!!)
     
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  8. easyrider

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    Not really but I think curved is a must on Superwide IMO.
     
  9. Guest2

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    What LG 34"? I do have an Amsterdam stag do coming up in November so may save the money!
    Are there great quality panel 34" curved fir around £500?
     
  10. james_2k

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    I'd look at the samsung VA panel if i didnt want 100hz (Samsung S34E790C) its a bit more than 500, but great blacks with the VA tech
     
  11. Combat Fighter

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    As long as its not more than 3800R curvature or else it will just look distorted.
     
  12. PCM2

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    That's not the case. I've tested various curved screens and gathered good user feedback on them. This includes 35" models with 2000R curvature. It's quite natural-looking and easy to adapt to. Whilst I wouldn't advise such models for design work and suchlike and would be hesitant to recommend any curved screen for such work really, it's absolutely fine and actually quite enjoyable for general use.
     
  13. Chipper500

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    This the same with my unit and....

    I couldn't be happier with the monitor
     
  14. Guest2

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    I caved and ordered an x34a using credit card to collect in store tomorrow. I went in store and asked if it could be setup and checked for defects before leaving the store which they said was fine.

    Other than dead pixels and backlight bleed when on a solid black background, is there anything else I should look out for?

    edit - Could someone measure for me as can't find it on reviews, what is the width span of the metal feet and how much is the widge from front feet stand to rear of main stand at the back?

    I ask because my current monitor is stood on my amplifier (also inbetween 2 floorstanding speaker) no issues with warping from magnets or anything like that
     
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  15. B1gbeard

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    Check it overclocks to 100hz.
     
  16. leon4112

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    Im still mighty chuffed i got my X34 from ocuk for £499 in Jan and still loving it and no problems to this day bargain of the year for me.
     
  17. Guest2

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    I thought all the a models have the option built in by default?
     
  18. Guest2

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    Nice, that b grade? I'm still pretty happy i got it for 1k. Didnt want to wait around for it to skyrocket in december. Did think about waiting for black friday but knowing my luck i would miss out and then it could be sold out
     
  19. B1gbeard

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    Not all reach 100hz. It's not guaranteed I don't think but in general most do.
     
  20. Guest2

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    Jesus, this thing is massive. I spend over an hour re-organising my room just to make space for the box!

    No dead pixels, overclocks to 100hz, minimal backlight bleed so all happy. Gsync really does make a big difference in games - buttery smooth goodness even at quite low fps (<60)

    What brightnes settings does everyone use? I have mine on standard which is 80 brightness, 50 contrast. gamma 2.2, colour temp warm, colour all at 50, saturation 100