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27" Acer XG270HU 2560x1440 FreeSync Gaming Monitor EXPIRED

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Promoted 06-11-2015 by brisar at 09:24 AM View Original Post
Newegg offers the 27" Acer XG270HU 2560x1440 FreeSync Gaming Monitor for $469.99 - $20 w/ promo code EMCATKA23 = $449.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Discombobulated

Specs:
  • Resolution: 2560x1440
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 Dynamic
  • Viewing Angles: 170 H / 160 V
  • FreeSync (AMD Adaptive Sync) Support
  • Built-In Speakers
  • Panel Technology: TN
  • Inputs:
    • 1x DVI
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x Display Port

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Written by brisar

Offer ends 6/11. For an in-depth review of the 27" Acer XG270HU Gaming Monitor with FreeSync technology, head over to Guru3D. ~ RevOne

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Edited June 10, 2015 at 07:05 AM by BostonGirl
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Note, FreeSync is AMD Adaptive Sync
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no vesa support for such an expensive item?
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no vesa support for such an expensive item?
not to sound like a troll........

but $449 is an absolute bargain for a monitor of this capability.

check how much asus rog swift 27" costs.....
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Kind of pricey for a TN panel.
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Quote from saros View Post :
no vesa support for such an expensive item?
i agree, but... http://www.ebay.com/itm//121639875510

personally, i wish the monitor industry was more modular.
just sell use the panel and i/o, and let use figure out what
stand or arm we want to use.
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Quote from AlexK2572 View Post :
not to sound like a troll........

but $449 is an absolute bargain for a monitor of this capability.

check how much asus rog swift 27" costs.....
It costs so much because it has a very nice stand, has vesa mounting, G-Sync is more expensive, and that they have it branded as a premium item (ROG branding). I don't disagree, this monitor is an awesome deal, but it sucks when a decent 1080p IPS screen has VESA mounting at $130 and this $450 does not, especially when it should be one of the least expensive options to add.
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It costs so much because it has a very nice stand, has vesa mounting, G-Sync is more expensive, and that they have it branded as a premium item (ROG branding). I don't disagree, this monitor is an awesome deal, but it sucks when a decent 1080p IPS screen has VESA mounting at $130 and this $450 does not, especially when it should be one of the least expensive options to add.
Acer is releasing a similar gsync IPS panel I thought? Or am I getting my brands confused
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Quote from AlexK2572 View Post :
not to sound like a troll........

but $449 is an absolute bargain for a monitor of this capability.

check how much asus rog swift 27" costs.....
That's not apples to apples. G-sync adds $200-$250 to the cost of a monitor, which alone would account for the price difference.
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dont know why g-sync/free-sync adds $200-$250 to the cost of the set. Its just a scaler replacement, it does not require a higher HP scaler. Its a replacement that costs about the same as a normal scaler.
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That's not apples to apples. G-sync adds $200-$250 to the cost of a monitor, which alone would account for the price difference.
G-Sync does not add $200 to the cost. The fact that this is a 1ms response time 144hz panel accounts for the bulk of the price. The controller/hardware for G-Sync is probably integrated into the panels controller and likely costs <$50.

The only time G-Sync adds $200 is if you have some of the first gen 144hz monitors that allow upgrading to g-sync with that nvidia hardware kit.

Personally I want to buy a 144hz freesync/gsync monitor but I dont need or want 2560x1440 or 27 inches. I'd be happy with 1080 and 23-24 inches. Problem is the prices havent really dropped for those and the market hasnt really increased.
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Last edited by JDub8 June 10, 2015 at 08:26 AM.
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144 Hz means you can get up to 144 FPS. That is the reason it's priced the way it is. It's a TN panel though...once you go IPS it's hard to go back Frown
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G-Sync does not add $200 to the cost. The fact that this is a 1ms response time 144hz panel accounts for the bulk of the price. The controller/hardware for G-Sync is probably integrated into the panels controller and likely costs <$50.

The only time G-Sync adds $200 is if you have some of the first gen 144hz monitors that allow upgrading to g-sync with that nvidia hardware kit.

Personally I want to buy a 144hz freesync/gsync monitor but I dont need or want 2560x1440 or 27 inches. I'd be happy with 1080 and 23-24 inches. Problem is the prices havent really dropped for those and the market hasnt really increased.
No, G-Sync adds cost, whether it's due mostly to the hardware itself, or simply because Nvidia feels it's so "superior" they can charge even more for it. Recent articles still place the final cost between 100-150.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/29...icing.html

Only reason I haven't pulled the trigger is the same as others have stated, it's a TN panel. I've only used IPS now for years, not sure I could go back.
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No, G-Sync adds cost, whether it's due mostly to the hardware itself, or simply because Nvidia feels it's so "superior" they can charge even more for it. Recent articles still place the final cost between 100-150.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/29...icing.html

Only reason I haven't pulled the trigger is the same as others have stated, it's a TN panel. I've only used IPS now for years, not sure I could go back.
You understand of course that IPS cannot and will not do <2ms response times that are important for gaming right? There's a reason all the gaming monitors are TN panels. The only real competing tech will be OLED whenever that gets off the ground. I'm surprised they managed to get 144hz out of that acer mentioned in the article.

That article is written by the fool(s) at pcworld, not a real technical writer like at tomshardware or anandtech who might do some digging and actually find out the price difference. He has no idea why there's a price difference and is purely speculating. Comparing prices from an IPS to TV panel is laughable.

My resoning goes like this: gaming monitors have been out for awhile and the 24 inch ones tend to float in the $400-600 price range depending on model etc. Since G-Sync emerged they've updated models that have support for it built in, comparing older models that lacked g-sync but seem to have the same place in the lineup it doesnt seem to add much to the cost of the monitor (like I said about $50). These 27 inch gaming monitors are kind of a new thing so you really cant compare them to older models of a different size for price.

If Nvidia is charging an arm and a leg for the licensing/hardware to manufacturers for integration they're shooting themselves in the foot.
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Last edited by JDub8 June 10, 2015 at 01:18 PM.
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You understand of course that IPS cannot and will not do <2ms response times that are important for gaming right? There's a reason all the gaming monitors are TN panels. The only real competing tech will be OLED whenever that gets off the ground. I'm surprised they managed to get 144hz out of that acer mentioned in the article.

That article is written by the fool(s) at pcworld, not a real technical writer like at tomshardware or anandtech who might do some digging and actually find out the price difference. He has no idea why there's a price difference and is purely speculating. Comparing prices from an IPS to TV panel is laughable.

My resoning goes like this: gaming monitors have been out for awhile and the 24 inch ones tend to float in the $400-600 price range depending on model etc. Since G-Sync emerged they've updated models that have support for it built in, comparing older models that lacked g-sync but seem to have the same place in the lineup it doesnt seem to add much to the cost of the monitor (like I said about $50). These 27 inch gaming monitors are kind of a new thing so you really cant compare them to older models of a different size for price.

If Nvidia is charging an arm and a leg for the licensing/hardware to manufacturers for integration they're shooting themselves in the foot.
Unless you're doing FPS gaming for a full time job and your paycheck depends on it, many IPS monitors are more than capable for gaming as a lot of them have low input lags. I tried the U2715H from Dell on CSGO and did not notice any ghosting and the input lag is around 12 ms (which according to TFT Central, is a class 1 [tftcentral.co.uk] meaning it "should be fine for gamers, even at high levels").
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