What's the coating like on this? Some reviews say grainy but others don't mention it? Torn between this or just saving up and getting the Swift IPS one..but it's double the price
All G-Sync Monitor Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2019
what makes this so special
Does this have thunderbolt 3 USB c ? Looking for something to also charge my Dell XPS 15 laptop and also display extern screen all with one cable
No biggie :)
I stand corrected
No cq32g1 is 1440p and supports both freesync and gsync.
Back to £499.00
This one has jumped to £660. Reckon this one will go up soon too.
Not the cheapest its been but recently has cost up to 600 on some sites, for that reason it should be hot imo i love this monitor, has everything a gamer really needs very little compromises
Time for you to bite, it's now £499.00. (y) Not sure why Amazon are reducing the pennies in this fashion.
IMO, pointless to prime members if you're forced to pay returns & taxes!..
Does anyone know what power lead this will come with?
It doesn't matter, you just pay relevant taxes and postage, plus the hassle of returning it if you have to. But for the right price it can be worth it
Please clue me up on these deals?.. How are we UK citizens able to get anything from Amazon other than the UK site?.. I thought each site is for only the country the items are sold for?..
great deal as the monitor is selling on pcworld/scan/amazon uk for 50quid each side of 1k!! Heat added. Personally Id go for a non g-sync monitor for a better price tag compared to g-sync but not all freesync monitors work 100% with nvidia gpus
i think retailers are selling off because next gen is here, but thanks.
Started with constant static noise issues when using earphones. Then developed a crackling from the speakers and sometimes the sound would not work at all - required a restart to get it working. Followed by battery issues (stopped charging to 100%; got stuck on 80-90% a lot), and finally started freezing nearly every time I used it. Also when the screen entered sleep mode, the sound would cut out for 3-4 seconds. The faults developed gradually within the space of 2 months. Asus customer service was beyond despicable. Managed to push the retailer for a refund. On paper its a fantastic laptop; maybe I just got very unlucky. I was told other customers also had a lot of complaints about the laptop. No wonder retailers are reducing the price left, right and centre until OOS.
What faults out of curiosity?
This thing is £900 in China, why you are so happy about this unreasonable price.
I bought this laptop last year for £1,350. Within 2 months it developed a host of serious faults - returned it for a refund. I was informed by the retailer that a lot of these had been sent back by customers. You may have noticed that several retailers have reduced the price on this in the last few months. If you desperately want it, I recommend buying it with a long warranty or finding a cheap refurb. Amazing laptop on paper; a car crash waiting to happen in reality.
If you play rocket league it's definitely worth having a 144hz screen with g-sync (or equivalent). You need that rate for fast games. You'd never ever get the same fluid experience on a TV.
Va no good for movies? Still wonder why you have chosen this monitor over bigger TV if you sit 8 ft away. No point of 144hz if you don't play fps, even if you do from this distance you will loose all the benefits. Even 30h screen would be enough.
1080p looks fine at this size if you play at a reasonable distance. I have this monitor and sit 8ft away, I wouldn't buy a monitor of this size to sit at a desk regardless of the resolution. It's the light bleed and colours that are bad. I came close to sending it back, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I paid £350, there were very few alternatives at this price point. The benefits outweighed the negatives for me, Rocket League on this monitor is fantastic. If you mainly play more cinematic games with dark environments and will be watching movies, then you may want to look elsewhere.
1080p on a 31 inch screen won't look good
Decent enough i suppose. 1080p on a 31.5” screen though? Might not look so good.
3 years time this laptop won't be able to run Club Penguin in 720p
Was that for a laptop though? Or a desktop?
Only 60hz on 4K laptop screens at the moment
Anyone have any idea what Hz the screen is?
Cold, was £200 on amazon couple weeks back (lol) (lol) 🙈
As the owner of an Acer X27 (Acer variant of this monitor), I paid £1750 and it has been worth every penny. A single 2080Ti has been ample to run games at 4K in excess of 100fps. Just depends on the game and how demanding it is. I might be the only one, but I'm voting this hot. It's a fantastic, top of the line panel.
Not at 144hz . Bandwidth required is too much. The next hdmi 2.1? Should be able to
4k is possible yes
Can you even hit these resolutions yet. Even with 2 gpus
You could, but the picture would not look great. 1440p does not scale well on a 4K monitor.
I should also mention that this XV273K screen has Fantastic image quality, I have been running it next to my MSI GT 60 2QD laptop which has a 4k screen I loved since I first got it, yet next to this new screen it's colours look somewhat dull by comparison. I honestly did not expect the XV273K to be so noticeably better than other 4k screens even though it has a professional quality screen with delta E of <1. A good treat for the eyes :)
Mine arrived Wednesday morning and really liking it so far. ( I could not run it on a high quality looking braided HDMI cable I had at my folks place which works fine on various TV's and a projector. Annoyingly I could not even get the menus to work/display while it was connected - the PC image did occasionally flash up for about 1 second. Another cheap looking HDMI cable I tried worked perfectly from my laptop + the menu system then displayed as expected ) A word of warning, out of the box the default brightness is set to 80 which is ridiculously bright, TFT Central measured it as 440 cd/m2 lol Most monitors are not even capable of getting this bright when maxed out. Honestly not surprising so many complain about excessive IPS glow on this screen when default is set so overly bright and they do no realise it. I turned mine down to about 20 and is much less harsh on the eyes and very little IPS glow compared to my last LG 27UD68P 4K screen. This was terrible at it's max brightness which is much less than theXV273K's default 80 setting, though also quite acceptable when turned down to a sensible brightness level. Saying that my XV273K does have a small amount of extra glow 3/4 of the way up the right edge for several inches when viewing a black background. I did not notice this until I searched for it and it is not so bad really. ( Honestly, WHY do high end PC monitors suffer this when not one IPS panel TV has this issue I have personally used??? ) Looking forward to getting back to my gaming PC, currently visiting family and on my laptop, so I can test this screen out for some high fps gaming ^^
That's a 1440p panel, there are no other 4k high refresh rate options at this price. Sure if you are after a 1440p 144hz panel there are a quite a few options now and the one you linked seems quite decent.
Still there, out of stock temporarily :)
Nice post, missed it !! And its gone up again in price.. Acer Predator Z321Qbmiphzx 31.5 Inch FHD Curved 1800R Gaming Monitor, Black (VA Panel, G-Sync, 144 Hz, 4 ms, DP, HDMI, USB Hub, Height Adjustable Stand) RRP: £749.99 Price: £519.99 FREE delivery.
This is advertising of a product; in what sense is it a deal? It was £350 last Summer. Amazon bumping up their own merch?
TN tho? Edit: seems like it's VA You're saving on average £93ish, not to bad. Current £399.95 Mar 02, 2019 Highest * £749.99 Jul 13, 2018 Lowest * £349.92 Jun 06, 2018 Average + £591.84
My bad, is 4p more from ebuyer, thank you, will amend :)
Epic screen. Have one. Productivity improves
I could buy a 55" tv for that price :O
Na I voted hot— but lots of others disagree with me;) lol. Like our little banter.
Its the cheapest price for this particular monitor, so think you are missing the point :)
You Think the offer: “Buy £715 monitor and get a mouse mat free worth £1 5” sounds temping?
same price on amazon now
Around the time I bought mine, all the 240hz monitors including xb252q used the same panel so were practically identical apart from each brands strobing method. Acer has overdrive which isnt as well tuned as the benq stuff when it comes to colour distortion at the extreme settings. Regardless since its nvidia it has ulmb support.
that makes this deal not quite the cheapest but a good offer and not £250
I mean, you can't just link every monitor post and then claim they're all better. You are venting, currently. Try be more constructive.
Personally, I don't think it's much of an upgrade. I'd say wait for prices of 4k high refresh rate monitors to come down. They'll be a significant upgrade and very noticeable.
I'd happily take a discount code if anyone has one for a poor HUKDer
No probs, if anyone else knows someone with an education email, just use it on the link to Dells website below for 10% https://www.dell.com/learn/uk/en/ukdhs1/campaigns/advantage-students-uk
Thanks so much (y)
PM'd you buddy
I have this monitor. The resolution is fine if you're sitting 7 feet away. Which, to me, is the point of a larger monitor. I wouldn't want 32in if I was sat at a desk. Nor would I want anything smaller at this distance. What I didn't like is the light bleed/glow. It's particularly bad for movies, especially in the dark. Though I have got used to it. I paid £350 last year, after cashback, direct from Acer. Overall very happy with it, I mostly play Rocket League. For that purpose the pros outweigh the cons.
Far too big for 1080p IMO, 1440p is the sweet spot at 27" - 32"
Yeah, the pixels look pretty big in that bottom picture ;)
Wouldn't this be a bit stretched out at 1080p? Otherwise it looks pretty good to me. Fast refresh, relatively low lag, AND G-sync?
Ah okay thanks, yeah don't think I'll trust that will wait for another good deal
No, this was a UK based seller with good feedback 98% with 107 ratings. Italian one seems a little fishy
Anybody order this? was is the seller' Pisacane Domenico' ? because they have just listed some at this price but appear to be Italian and only have 3 reviews, 2 of them being 1* (skeptical)
Thats the primary reason I want to go with VA, cannot be asked to deal with all that. Except most VAs have back light uniformity issues... Oof monitors are such a mess
I'm hoping to do the same myself. Just gotta find one nearby and for a fair price. Easier said than done :(
Fair point, good job Amazon has the a to z guarantee in this case.
Hmmmm in what way?
yeah because scam
£599.40 on Amazon from a merchant at the moment, 5 in stock. HUKD wont let me post the deal.
Been this price for a couple of weeks.
It makes sense if you dont want added input delay or tearing
60Hz, TN? Just no....
Worth noting that 4k is more demanding, personally I'd recommend 1440p or 1080p for budget PCs and get higher performance for gaming. Particularly if you're even considering using raytracing. That's just a suggestion though.
Shame this only has usb 1.4 no good for 4K gaming on ps pro! Waiting impatiently for the LG 27UK650 to drop in price
Im sure the standard price of these has gone up, i picked one up 6 month ago for just over £500 and wasnt on sale
Not really. 1440p is ideal for people around the GTX 1070 range. You might pull slightly lower FPS on brand new games though so might have to turn shadows and lighting down. Since posting this deal I've decided not to bite at this price, despite it being the lowest it's been in months. I'll wait until it drops below 600 I think.
Is this overkill for someone with a MSI GTX 1070? looking to upgrade but not sure if the gpu would be wasted with this..
How's that then? Everyone knows that 1440p 144hz is the sweet spot for gaming so it would make sense that monitors of this build quality would be this expensive, especially as an IPS Panel with low response times. If you want the best you have to pay for it. Much like Ferrari's are massively overpriced as they essentially do the same as a Ford Fiesta but it doesn't stop people from buying them, because they want the best.
Massively overpriced tech imo, they're just cashing in on "Gamers" gullibility.
The freesync model is a tenner more and generally better since it's newer. Check reviews, the gsync model has some issues not on the freesync model. Not to mention gsync modules are useless now since Nvidia admitted they weren't needed all this time and supports freesync
Where are you getting that from? It;s certianly not listed as one that is supported. And a cursory google search didn't throw up anything.
Yeah this looks like a hacked seller account... I've been seeing an increasing amount of hacked sellers selling monitors. Had a few orders cancelled in the past two weeks when the prices seemed too good to be true.
BenQ is generally more budget, typically worse panels and worse QC, unless something has changed of course. I've owned this monitor and even compared to my ultrasharps it looks great. Dell QC is great too.
CPU has very little impact on gaming these days. I'm still using a 5 year old i5
Thanks for clarifying.
All of the laptops got thermal issues to the certain point. The FX series from Asus suffers from throttling and not efficent power supply. This model is very good
Haven't researched it enough to feel confident to post it. Worried that this might be part of the Asus gaming laptops that had issues with thermals.
Post it :)