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WhiteKnuckle

Advice on new monitor

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Folks,

 

I had a LG 21:9 Ultrawide 29EA73 coupled with a Dell Ultra Sharp U2412 IPS and unfortunately I was away over the New Year period and was burgled.  They took the LG which I really liked and want to replace with another Ultrawide.  I see there are curved screens now but they may be beyond my budget.  Would appreciate any thoughts\advice while I am waiting to have my insurance claim processed.  I live in Melbourne.

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If you're spending real money and are considering the Acer Predator X34, I'd be really careful.  I have one and there are a lot of people complaining of problems on their forums:

 

1)  Panel won't hit the advertised 100hz overclock

2) Only half the backlight switches on when you turn the monitor on.  I have this, but I find the other half of the monitor comes on pretty quickly

3) Lots of backlight bleed.  If I fly at night, the bottom left corner of the screen in particular looks like the sun is rising just off screen - that corner has a distinct orange glow.  The top left does too, but not over as much of an area.  It's not visible unless that section of the screen is totally dark, so I don't notice it in other games, but it's really noticeable in P3D.

4)  Other people are reporting really bad banding, particularly in blue colours.  Don't have this myself.

 

All told it's a lot of problems for a £1000 monitor.  I'm considering speaking to Acer about an RMA for mine.

 

Graham

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I'm not considering the Acer as too expensive.  I'll have to see how things pan out with the insurance but I've narrowed it down to the following:

 

LG 29UM67 29inch UltraWide IPS  $449.00

 

Dell U2913WM 29inch IPS Monitor  $729.00

 

LG 34" IPS (21:9) 3440x1440 5ms Monitor - 34UM95C  $999.00

Samsung S34E790C 34" Ultrawide Curved LED Monitor  $1169.00

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