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Review on Acer Predator XB271HU Bmiprz 2560X1440 WQHD(2560X1440)P, Built-In Speakers, HD by James Smith

Amazing monitor! Review for gamers who know little about monitors.

Update 2/17/18: I found a dead pixel that I missed. I will trade this for another. Fingers crossed. The Predator 1440p 27" IPS is an amazing monitor! I'm not a monitor expert at all. In fact I just bought another monitor for gaming and it was a much cheaper $200 monitor that replaced this one. My previous monitor was a 1ms 60hz 1080p and did what it was very good at for its time. I did a lot of research on how to go to 1440p and what does response time, refresh rate and TN mean compared to IPS. I found most reviews for IPS monitors and say, that the dice are rolling as the quality control isn't where it should be which can lead to multiple returns until you get a good monitor the first monitor i got was working right out of the box no dead pixels and i'm doing that I don't see Backlight Bleed (BLB) Of course I'm not a monitor expert so I may have overlooked BLB but all I know is I can't complain about the picture I had to check looking for better settings as the image out of the box was obviously wrong I've learned from my research to only use this as a starting point. The fact is that all monitors are different, and each person's perception and preferences are different. So I had a starting point and tweaked it until it was almost perfect for me. My only criticism of the monitor is the on-screen controls. They are fine and do their job, but there is a lot of room for improvement. But since setup is complete, I only use these controls to change the input from DP to HDMI, which isn't as easy as it should be, but works (shouldn't take 4-5 button presses). to switch between only two inputs). Pros: Colors - Gosh, colors look amazing on IPS, I don't think I'll ever voluntarily go back to TN (just my preference). The G-Sync refresh rate is something I can't live without going forward. Although I have NVIDIA 1440p GPUs, I definitely see an improvement in clarity over 1080p. Cons: only 2 entrances. for gaming and would like to know how my GPU handles the upgrade to 1440. I currently have an MSI GTX 970 (no overclocking). Games like GTA V, Tomb Raider (2013) and Hitman Absolution look fantastic and run at 50-60 fps at 1440p on near max settings. I tried running Witcher 3 and I even had to go back to some of the NVIDIA Experience recommended graphics settings to get it running at 50-60fps. The Witcher 3 looks beyond amazing, but I still get a little stuttering when running and rotating my character. Haven't tried anything else, but I suspect any recent AAA games may need to lower the settings or run at 1080p to work well. We're hoping to upgrade to next-gen NVIDIA cards as soon as they're released to really take advantage of this monitor. Also, I didn't play most of my PS4 (launch day version) on it, but what little I did looked great. TLDR: If you're in the market for 1440p that looks amazing, I highly recommend this monitor. However, if you're switching between inputs multiple times a day, you might get frustrated with the controls at this point.

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