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Acer X34A Ultrawide 3440x1440 Curved IPS Monitor G-Sync 100hz (OC) £899.99 @ Amazon
Acer X34A Ultrawide 3440x1440 Curved IPS Monitor G-Sync 100hz (OC)  £899.99 @ Amazon

Acer X34A Ultrawide 3440x1440 Curved IPS Monitor G-Sync 100hz (OC) £899.99 @ Amazon

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One of the best ultrawide QHD monitors available at the moment. Great fpr video and photo-editing with its IPS panel, over 99% sRGB coverage and large screen real estate (3440x1440). Great for games with 100hz (simple on-hardware OC) and G-Sync, and the ultrawide screen providing immersive feeling (do check game compatibility here).

It has been historically above £900 on Amazon, so first time below £900 according to camelcamelcamel. Only 13 left at the time of writing. Hurry!

Amazon seems to have sold out. Meanwhile, if you wish, you can order from ebuyer for the same price.

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Have some heat.. Very expensive for a monitor but it is a good price for what it is. Personally Im looking at the dell u3415.same resolution but less refresh rate.. It can be over clocked to get it closer to 80hz i think. Big price difference considering the performance difference.

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sparx1981

Have some heat.. Very expensive for a monitor but it is a good price for … Have some heat.. Very expensive for a monitor but it is a good price for what it is. Personally Im looking at the dell u3415.same resolution but less refresh rate.. It can be over clocked to get it closer to 80hz i think. Big price difference considering the performance difference.



Thanks for the heat, I wasn't aware that you can actually overclock Dell u3415. That's interesting information!

Just did a quick Google on that and people seem to suggest mixed results on the Dell overclock. I presume the hardware OC like the one in Acer X34 or Asus pg348q (same panel I heard) is more stable than the software OC on Dell U3415?

Absolutely no

If you're considering buying the X34A, you might want to look at the forthcoming X34P which is a refreshed version with an improved OSD (with joystick), greater curve and metal chassis. Even if those improvements aren't thing you're interested in, it might be worth hanging on to see if the X34P pushes the X34A down in price.

As impressive as this monitor is, I suspect we are a way off above 60 fps 4k gaming. My dual titan x rig struggles to maintain 60 fps at max settings at a 2k resolution on the new hitman for example, though I suspect that's more to do with the game than the machine.

Bottom line if you have the best part of a grand to spend specifically on a monitor get something like this, otherwise go for a 4k one with lower refresh rate for a good chunk of change less.

I got the z35 and was blown away by how good it looked but ghosting was an issue with it being a va panel.
I think this looks good for the price just out of my budget though.
Bear in mind 27" ips over 60htz are around £600

sparx1981

Have some heat.. Very expensive for a monitor but it is a good price for … Have some heat.. Very expensive for a monitor but it is a good price for what it is. Personally Im looking at the dell u3415.same resolution but less refresh rate.. It can be over clocked to get it closer to 80hz i think. Big price difference considering the performance difference.



​I read something on tftcentral about a new version of the dell u3417 I think. Apparently less back light bleed issues, better curve. Not sure about refresh rate, but you would hope for it to be improved.
Of course, you could wait forever for the perfect monitor at the perfect price, I just mention it because I was also looking at the dell u3415.

Don't hdmi ports get capped at 60hz????

StolenDiagram

As impressive as this monitor is, I suspect we are a way off above 60 fps … As impressive as this monitor is, I suspect we are a way off above 60 fps 4k gaming. My dual titan x rig struggles to maintain 60 fps at max settings at a 2k resolution on the new hitman for example, though I suspect that's more to do with the game than the machine.Bottom line if you have the best part of a grand to spend specifically on a monitor get something like this, otherwise go for a 4k one with lower refresh rate for a good chunk of change less.



3440x1440 is much easier to drive than 4K. 5M pixels vs 8M pixels.
I can hit 100Hz at native res ultra in games like Doom & Bioshock Infinite and G Sync is a game changer, once you use it I doubt you can go back.

treb

Don't hdmi ports get capped at 60hz????



You use the Display Port input for PC games.
HDMI can be for a console.

sparx1981

Have some heat.. Very expensive for a monitor but it is a good price for … Have some heat.. Very expensive for a monitor but it is a good price for what it is. Personally Im looking at the dell u3415.same resolution but less refresh rate.. It can be over clocked to get it closer to 80hz i think. Big price difference considering the performance difference.



This also has G Sync.

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Thought it'd be a good deal. Sigh... Is it because the base price is too high to most?

Heat from me (despite the horrible Predator logo badge). Noticed the price drop myself as this has been sitting in my basket along with the Asus PG348Q and the Asus PG279Q (which has gone up in price in the last few days).

Edited by: "daBluone" 19th Aug 2016

it's a **** deal because it's gsync

mallie21

I got the z35 and was blown away by how good it looked but ghosting was … I got the z35 and was blown away by how good it looked but ghosting was an issue with it being a va panel.I think this looks good for the price just out of my budget though.Bear in mind 27" ips over 60htz are around £600




I've had the X34 and z35, while the X34 is amazing to use in everyday stuff like browsing editing etc its not the best gaming monitor, my z35 is a much much better gaming monitor, yes there is ghosting in a few games but the 200hz g sync makes so much difference compared to 100hz im able to play much better in racing games also, plus the blacks and contrast on the z35 is very nice, plus its easier to hit that 200hz mark because its only 2560x1080

yoyo59

I've had the X34 and z35, while the X34 is amazing to use in everyday … I've had the X34 and z35, while the X34 is amazing to use in everyday stuff like browsing editing etc its not the best gaming monitor, my z35 is a much much better gaming monitor, yes there is ghosting in a few games but the 200hz g sync makes so much difference compared to 100hz im able to play much better in racing games also, plus the blacks and contrast on the z35 is very nice, plus its easier to hit that 200hz mark because its only 2560x1080



I did like the Z35 especially for turn based games but ghosting was a major issue in any action game and made most games unplayable. Also scrolling on a dark screen made the text unreadable such as this one.example website
I tried all sorts of settings and found everything looked better on 144 but for that sort of money it needs to be right.

I know the current gen VR headsets dont have the clarity yet but after playing with virtual desktop and other similar apps, I wonder if there will be a need for large high performance screens in the future.

I admit the current gen don't offer the same quality.

sparx1981

I know the current gen VR headsets dont have the clarity yet but after … I know the current gen VR headsets dont have the clarity yet but after playing with virtual desktop and other similar apps, I wonder if there will be a need for large high performance screens in the future.I admit the current gen don't offer the same quality.



Good point but i can't imagine i can play panzer corps in windowed mode while working through excel sheets on a VR headset though lol. If they ever figure a way then I'm in

sparx1981

I know the current gen VR headsets dont have the clarity yet but after … I know the current gen VR headsets dont have the clarity yet but after playing with virtual desktop and other similar apps, I wonder if there will be a need for large high performance screens in the future.I admit the current gen don't offer the same quality.



I had the same thinking, Maybe by Gen 3.

Surely curved monitors are poor for photo editing?

yoyo59

I've had the X34 and z35, while the X34 is amazing to use in everyday … I've had the X34 and z35, while the X34 is amazing to use in everyday stuff like browsing editing etc its not the best gaming monitor, my z35 is a much much better gaming monitor, yes there is ghosting in a few games but the 200hz g sync makes so much difference compared to 100hz im able to play much better in racing games also, plus the blacks and contrast on the z35 is very nice, plus its easier to hit that 200hz mark because its only 2560x1080


treb

Don't hdmi ports get capped at 60hz????



​Display port my friend

God tier monitor. 21:9 is the way forward. Earlier adopters tax pushes this too high imo, considering the gpu(s) you need to run it.

seancampbell

If you're considering buying the X34A, you might want to look at the … If you're considering buying the X34A, you might want to look at the forthcoming X34P which is a refreshed version with an improved OSD (with joystick), greater curve and metal chassis. Even if those improvements aren't thing you're interested in, it might be worth hanging on to see if the X34P pushes the X34A down in price.



Do you need a joystick on a monitor? No! but let's convince you that you do and you can pay more for it as well. Technology is ridiculous now, back to the tent for me.

Have this monitor, paid £550 in amazon wharehouse deal. my usual evening is split screen you tube and hotdeals then some gaming.

I could not go smaller than 3440x1440 just seems normal.

mine only hits 95hz but im happy with that.

Edited by: "snappyfish" 18th Aug 2016

Just got reference my March 2016 hits 95Hz stable, not 100.

sparx1981

I know the current gen VR headsets dont have the clarity yet but after … I know the current gen VR headsets dont have the clarity yet but after playing with virtual desktop and other similar apps, I wonder if there will be a need for large high performance screens in the future.I admit the current gen don't offer the same quality.


VR will bomb like 3D.

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This monitor plus a sub-£600 GTX 1080 here or here = I'm a happy guy. Provided my kidney finds a buyer on ebay.

MazingerZ

VR will bomb like 3D.



After trying it, I don't think it will

Star trek bridge crew has awesome potential.

MazingerZ

VR will bomb like 3D.



Not remotely comparable.

If you think this monitor is worth more than £200 - £250 you are sadly wrong. You can argue it all day long with "facts" but the fact is, this isn't worth the money.

To this day, this monitor (alongside the Asus PG34Q) is the absolute best monitor money can buy.

However there's one issue that no one seems to mention about this monitor, which is the HDMI input port stretches any feed that you connect to. Basically, if you plan to play your consoles with this monitor, it will stretch all your games by a bit on both sides. So instead of a normal 16:9 with black bars on the sides, you will get an awkward ratio (~18:9) still with black bars on both sides.

Aside from that, this monitor is heavenly for normal '2D' PC gaming. It would be near perfect if this monitor had support for nVidia 3DVision 2, but unfortunately, no monitor supports 3DVision anymore.

Though I pre-ordered it for £880 on Very before it even gets released, so unless you have the 5% student discount, the current Amazon price is hardly worth it, especially considering the P version is right around corner.

jaydeeuk1

After trying it, I don't think it willStar trek bridge crew has awesome … After trying it, I don't think it willStar trek bridge crew has awesome potential.


3D 'died' because of inconvenience and cost, not because the experience was worse.

Go play either (reboot) Tomb Raider games in 3D vs 4K/Ultrawide/etc. and see which version is superior for yourself. 3D for gaming is simply superior to any resolution and FPS bump, but to get 3D work correctly, it requires quite a bit of effort, and the added inconvenience of the glasses made it rather unappealing to the vast majority of consumers.

VR faces an even bigger uphill battle for so many obvious reasons, but the biggest one is the lack of proper high-production games on VR. So far the experiences seem to tailor toward arcade style games, and it appears that to get VR work for traditional FPS/third-person type games, an enormous effort is required by devs in order to overcome potential motion sickness issues.

VR could provide the best gaming experience and still face a low adoption rate with consumers, simply because of all the added hassles it brings with itself.

banton1

If you think this monitor is worth more than £200 - £250 you are sadly w … If you think this monitor is worth more than £200 - £250 you are sadly wrong. You can argue it all day long with "facts" but the fact is, this isn't worth the money.


Well there's always a way to get one for that kind of price-point. Just simply follow what's shown in the following video...

youtube.com/wat…eVI

Muffinss

it's a **** deal because it's gsync



​Indeed, considering it is £300 more than the Freesync version of the same monitor (granted the Gsync version max refresh rate is 20Hz higher due to factory overclocking, but still don't justify the 50% higher in price).

BestHotDeals

3D 'died' because of inconvenience and cost, not because the experience … 3D 'died' because of inconvenience and cost, not because the experience was worse. Go play either (reboot) Tomb Raider games in 3D vs 4K/Ultrawide/etc. and see which version is superior for yourself. 3D for gaming is simply superior to any resolution and FPS bump, but to get 3D work correctly, it requires quite a bit of effort, and the added inconvenience of the glasses made it rather unappealing to the vast majority of consumers.VR faces an even bigger uphill battle for so many obvious reasons, but the biggest one is the lack of proper high-production games on VR. So far the experiences seem to tailor toward arcade style games, and it appears that to get VR work for traditional FPS/third-person type games, an enormous effort is required by devs in order to overcome potential motion sickness issues.VR could provide the best gaming experience and still face a low adoption rate with consumers, simply because of all the added hassles it brings with itself.



The technology isn't ready for VR, the resolution is way too low and won't be solved for quite some time as the graphical power required to render modern games in 8K+ doesn't exist for the general consumer. VR is more likely to progress on mobile platform where 4K screens are becoming more abundant and we'll get 8K screens and higher on mobile devices sooner rather than later.

I don't have a problem with the specs or the price, however Acer quality control and RMA process are absolutely horrendous. Keep this in mind should yours develop a fault which Amazon say has to be resolved by Acer.

Kiyoshi

I don't have a problem with the specs or the price, however Acer quality … I don't have a problem with the specs or the price, however Acer quality control and RMA process are absolutely horrendous. Keep this in mind should yours develop a fault which Amazon say has to be resolved by Acer.



Amazon won't say this though, any issue have to be resolved by the retailer/supplier. Amazon has excellent customer service.

Still considering purchasing this monitor. Will my GTX 980ti XTREME be enough to push this monitor on high settings?

daBluone

Still considering purchasing this monitor. Will my GTX 980ti XTREME be … Still considering purchasing this monitor. Will my GTX 980ti XTREME be enough to push this monitor on high settings?


I use the Asus equivalent of this monitor with a GTX1080 and can run pretty much everything on high-ultra, I'd imagine a 980ti would still be good enough to do the vast majority of stuff on high settings. There's a few videos on YouTube with benchmarks with that setup.
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