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Acer Predator X34A 34" Curved IPS UW-QHD Monitor £899.98 delivered @ Ebuyer
Acer Predator X34A 34" Curved IPS UW-QHD Monitor £899.98 delivered @ Ebuyer

Acer Predator X34A 34" Curved IPS UW-QHD Monitor £899.98 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Yes I know, a frankly ridiculous price to pay for a monitor, but for those who want such a thing this seems to be currently the best price that I can find.

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prash_2k

I was told curved Tv are bad for gaming because there are no Straight … I was told curved Tv are bad for gaming because there are no Straight lines. E.g. Your bullets in COD or football in fifa will follow the curve and not fly straight..?



​yes, but 4k monitors and tvs are just as bad because all the extra pixels slow down the bullets and balls. and definitely don't play online racing games on a black and white TV, someone using a colour TV will beat you in their red car
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This is actually a good price

I have been in the market for a gaming ultrawide for a few months and have decided to hold off until the end of the 2017 in the hope that 1.4 display port monitors become available.

Wish list is 34"-38", HDR, VA, 1440p, 144Hz, G-sync

MullacABZ

I have been in the market for a gaming ultrawide for a few months and … I have been in the market for a gaming ultrawide for a few months and have decided to hold off until the end of the 2017 in the hope that 1.4 display port monitors become available. Wish list is 34"-38", HDR, VA, 1440p, 144Hz, G-sync


your not in the market then are you!!!!
I have had this monitor for over a year and its worth every penny
Edited by: "gr8h8me" 16th Feb

gr8h8me

your not in the market then are you!!!!I have had this monitor for over a … your not in the market then are you!!!!I have had this monitor for over a year and its worth every penny



I was told curved Tv are bad for gaming because there are no Straight lines.
E.g. Your bullets in COD or football in fifa will follow the curve and not fly straight..?

Holding out for a price match on amazon. May even be worth the extra to ensure you can easily swap if you have back light bleed issues or dead pixels

DaMoUK2013

Holding out for a price match on amazon. May even be worth the extra to … Holding out for a price match on amazon. May even be worth the extra to ensure you can easily swap if you have back light bleed issues or dead pixels



Still added heat though, good price if your willing to play the screen lottery

prash_2k

I was told curved Tv are bad for gaming because there are no Straight … I was told curved Tv are bad for gaming because there are no Straight lines. E.g. Your bullets in COD or football in fifa will follow the curve and not fly straight..?



​yes, but 4k monitors and tvs are just as bad because all the extra pixels slow down the bullets and balls. and definitely don't play online racing games on a black and white TV, someone using a colour TV will beat you in their red car

longback2

​yes, but 4k monitors and tvs are just as bad because all the extra p … ​yes, but 4k monitors and tvs are just as bad because all the extra pixels slow down the bullets and balls. and definitely don't play online racing games on a black and white TV, someone using a colour TV will beat you in their red car



​ X)

Aren't they bringing out a new version of this very shortly, sure I saw a new version was due around March/April. I don't think it adds much, new one is slightly more curved and a few other minor changes. May be worth checking out in case the newer model would be better for you. It's the Acer Predator X34P: youtube.com/wat…vMs

I want the 38" one

so tempted. But still bloody expensive.

New native 100Mhz panel are launching in the next 2 motnhs, buying an old model may not be the best idea.

MullacABZ

I have been in the market for a gaming ultrawide for a few months and … I have been in the market for a gaming ultrawide for a few months and have decided to hold off until the end of the 2017 in the hope that 1.4 display port monitors become available. Wish list is 34"-38", HDR, VA, 1440p, 144Hz, G-sync



Was going to buy a new skateboard the other day but holding off for a hoverboard.

snappyfish

Was going to buy a new skateboard the other day but holding off for a … Was going to buy a new skateboard the other day but holding off for a hoverboard.


TBF monitors with those specs are due out this year.
EDIT: Actually I lie, 4k/144hz HDR monitors are confirmed, but I would guess there would be a 1440p 21x9 variant sometime soon.
Edited by: "adam0812" 16th Feb

im still waiting on a 40" with the same specs cept the curve you can keep that.
Edited by: "porridge" 16th Feb

I think the timing is bad to spend this much on a monitor. Around the corner are major releases in tech so I can imagine this hitting £600 in about 2-3 months...

porridge

im still waiting on a 40" with the same specs cept the curve you can keep … im still waiting on a 40" with the same specs cept the curve you can keep that.



You could always try a 4k 40" TV that supports 4:4:4 chroma.

gr8h8me

your not in the market then are you!!!!I have had this monitor for over a … your not in the market then are you!!!!I have had this monitor for over a year and its worth every penny


What a ridiculous response. I'm also in the market for a wide-screen monitor, but just because I don't opt for the best doesn't negate the fact.

Get off your high horse.

Zeipher

What a ridiculous response. I'm also in the market for a wide-screen … What a ridiculous response. I'm also in the market for a wide-screen monitor, but just because I don't opt for the best doesn't negate the fact.Get off your high horse.


What an fool you are. I said your not in the market then.....WHY?......because he doesn't want it for until the END of 2017.............Read the comment properly

gr8h8me

What an fool you are. I said your not in the market … What an fool you are. I said your not in the market then.....WHY?......because he doesn't want it for until the END of 2017.............Read the comment properly


No, he said "I have been in the market" then changed his mind. Absolutely no need for you to jump on him. You read the comment properly.

Also, there's no need to call me a fool.
Edited by: "Zeipher" 16th Feb

Worth it, if mine broke today I'd buy again tomorrow.

MazingerZ

I think the timing is bad to spend this much on a monitor. Around the … I think the timing is bad to spend this much on a monitor. Around the corner are major releases in tech so I can imagine this hitting £600 in about 2-3 months...



Sure, people says these things all time. Electronic prices don't seem to be dropping that fast anymore. The original version didn't drop like a stone in price once this one came out. Buy what you need/want when you need it. Life is too short.
Edited by: "daBluone" 16th Feb

MazingerZ

I think the timing is bad to spend this much on a monitor. Around the … I think the timing is bad to spend this much on a monitor. Around the corner are major releases in tech so I can imagine this hitting £600 in about 2-3 months...



LOL just no.

gsync seem to keep their value, especially new. I don't think this will drop in price if buying new, it'll keep about 90% and then discontinue.
Edited by: "longback2" 16th Feb

sod it, bought one :P thanks op.

I've been using this monitor for a year now, an amazing screen. Paid pretty much this back then, so must be holding price.

Playing games in ultrawide after spending my life playing standard ratio is a significant change that blew my tiny mind.

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benjam1n

sod it, bought one :P thanks op.


Good lad, you have bigger balls than me!

gr8h8me

What an fool you are. I said your not in the market … What an fool you are. I said your not in the market then.....WHY?......because he doesn't want it for until the END of 2017.............Read the comment properly



Feel like I should clarify my comment as it has caused an argument!

I waited 3 months for the release of the C34F791 Samsung panel but then the early reviews of dead pixels, freesync issues and purple blur put me off.Then within the same week at CES 2017 the first HDR gaming monitors were announced for Q3/Q4 2017 release. It was at that point I decided I would wait in the hopes of a 1440p HDR ultrawide rather than spend the best part of £1000 on a monitor now that wouldn't be future proof. Whatever I buy will need to last me the next 4-5 years.

The X34A and PG348Q are excellent monitors, arguably the best available right now but they are over a year old and still command a high premium. I know the old chestnut of 'there will always be something better round the corner' but legitimately the monitor market is about to take a big leap forward with display port 1.4 & HDR.
Videos below of the ASUS 4k HDR monitor form CES 2017;

youtube.com/watch?v=x-Yc5YD0kEc
youtube.com/wat…p4s

Edited by: "MullacABZ" 16th Feb

i literally just bought the asus equivalent on overclockers yesterday to replace my dead 27" 1440p, i should have waited till id seen this. used pay later finance wont be able to cancel it fast enough for this.

lou.chou

Playing games in ultrawide after spending my life playing standard ratio … Playing games in ultrawide after spending my life playing standard ratio is a significant change that blew my tiny mind.

But you're not, a normal 4K tv/monitor will show a wider picture.

HDR is completely redundant for PC use IMO. Almost all of the web is designed around the SRGB colour gamut. You are literally paying a premium just for a selection games/movies to look good but then have web/general usage look completely off unless you are OK with constantly turning the HDR setting off and on.

Ricky302

But you're not, a normal 4K tv/monitor will show a wider picture.



You've never used a 21:9 monitor, have you? It adds more to the image on the left and right (normal is 16:9),so 16+5 = 21, so it's adding extra pixels. Not taking them away. And 1440p goes from 2560x1440 to 3440x1440...

Hmmm, the new 27" monitors for 2017 will reportedly cost circa £2k for 4K, which is ridiculous if true. Goodness knows what the 30+ inch models will sell for when on the market.

I currently have a 34" Samsung curved 3440x1440, but tempted to bin it and go for the 34" Asus Rog Swift which sells for £999. Whilst a bit more than the Predator here, most reviews tend to give the construction and OSD the edge over the Acer.

longback2

​yes, but 4k monitors and tvs are just as bad because all the extra p … ​yes, but 4k monitors and tvs are just as bad because all the extra pixels slow down the bullets and balls. and definitely don't play online racing games on a black and white TV, someone using a colour TV will beat you in their red car



Makes a lot of sense!
I spent last weekend moving my entire Xbox setup to the older non 4K tv in the kitchen because gameplay just felt rubbish on my Samsung curved tv. World a difference!

Worst thing in my samsung curved cost £1000+ and the lg 50" non 4K non curved can be picked up second hand for around £300.
Honestly speaking the Tv picture quality difference in negligible.

Moral of the story expensive doesn't mean better. (For gaming anyway)

This might be a silly question. But what's the point of this monitor if it's rubbish for gaming?

When low lag HDR tv's come out, this could be a cheaper way to go.

prash_2k

Makes a lot of sense!I spent last weekend moving my entire Xbox setup to … Makes a lot of sense!I spent last weekend moving my entire Xbox setup to the older non 4K tv in the kitchen because gameplay just felt rubbish on my Samsung curved tv. World a difference! Worst thing in my samsung curved cost £1000+ and the lg 50" non 4K non curved can be picked up second hand for around £300. Honestly speaking the Tv picture quality difference in negligible. Moral of the story expensive doesn't mean better. (For gaming anyway)This might be a silly question. But what's the point of this monitor if it's rubbish for gaming?


Its not rubbish! and as for bullets curving around the screen...laughable Its a 34" screen not a 50 inch. I use a Nvidia Shield that can stream to my TV which is a 55" LG OLED and the gaming is rubbish on it, however, the Predator is a different type of animal made for gaming. Please take this as informed feedback not an argument!

gr8h8me

Its not rubbish! and as for bullets curving around the screen...laughable … Its not rubbish! and as for bullets curving around the screen...laughable Its a 34" screen not a 50 inch. I use a Nvidia Shield that can stream to my TV which is a 55" LG OLED and the gaming is rubbish on it, however, the Predator is a different type of animal made for gaming. Please take this as informed feedback not an argument!


I really can't work out where his logic is coming from tbh. Maybe he thinks those sarcastic posts about higher resolutions "making bullets slower" was true

And if you turn on gaming modes on newer TV's, they'll absolutely destroy older models in terms of input lag. TV's are still quite a bit off monitors but they have improved leaps and bounds over the past few years.

I have this, well... the X34 and it's absolutely incredible for gaming.

http://i.imgur.com/WF24b1V.jpg

Only downside is the stand, which while being amazing quality... its only really suitable for people with huge desks. This desk mount bracket is cheap and does an awesome job...

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

Edited by: "mamboboy" 17th Feb

Synthesthesia

You've never used a 21:9 monitor, have you? It adds more to the image on … You've never used a 21:9 monitor, have you? It adds more to the image on the left and right (normal is 16:9),so 16+5 = 21, so it's adding extra pixels. Not taking them away. And 1440p goes from 2560x1440 to 3440x1440...



Thank you!

Can anybody comment on the recent quality of these units, as last year the reviews on build quality were abysmal.

Looks fantastic! But think I'll stick to my 3d Vision Rog Swift for a wee bit longer. Nothing quite compares to the level of immersion when using 3d vision.
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