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Asus PB278Q 27 inch monitor - IPS 5ms 60hz 2560*1440 (1440p) resolution @ Ebay - DOD - $349.99

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Last Edited by Shorted April 22, 2016 at 07:04 PM
Guys,

I did not see this posted so wanted to share:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Prof...7C5373%3A0

May also have 8X ebay bucks promotion.

Link to Amazon for reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-2560...ds=pb+278q
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Definitely watching this monitor. Those negatives on that feedback tho. Worth the risk?
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This seems kind of expensive. I bought a 27" Acer 2560x1440 IPS screen for $250 about a month and a half ago. Is there anything with this one that it would make it worth $100 more?
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Apparently ASUS hasn't released a Windows 10 driver for this monitor and the max resolution it will do on Win10 is 1080p. I was just in Microcenter today testing it out and sure enough that was exactly the case.

This would be a perfect monitor for me but this issue is certainly a dealbreaker. Haven't been able to find any fixes online either and no response from ASUS as to whether or not they plan on releasing a driver.
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Quote from jwinigrad View Post :
Apparently ASUS hasn't released a Windows 10 driver for this monitor and the max resolution it will do on Win10 is 1080p. I was just in Microcenter today testing it out and sure enough that was exactly the case.

This would be a perfect monitor for me but this issue is certainly a dealbreaker. Haven't been able to find any fixes online either and no response from ASUS as to whether or not they plan on releasing a driver.

I have this monitor and Windows 10 and the resolution is most definitely 2560x1440p. Maybe im crazy but im 99% sure that my monitor is displaying at 1440p.
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This seems kind of expensive. I bought a 27" Acer 2560x1440 IPS screen for $250 about a month and a half ago. Is there anything with this one that it would make it worth $100 more?
edit*: sorry you said it was an acer missed that, the same might still apply but in a lesser degree.

I don't know which monitor you got, but from the price I'm guessing a Korean monitor.

I would tend to go that route as well, but can see the value in a panel like this. Better quality control on the panels, typically less backlight bleed, better stand, better build quality, better menu, better color calibration out of the box.

Either way, both options are viable and this monitor is priced well too for what it is.
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Since when have monitors needed drivers?
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Quote from Bearxor View Post :
This seems kind of expensive. I bought a 27" Acer 2560x1440 IPS screen for $250 about a month and a half ago. Is there anything with this one that it would make it worth $100 more?
I was wondering the same thing. Doesn't seem so hot to me, especially from eBay where warranty is questionable. Anyone know if this monitor is overclockable?
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I was wondering the same thing. Doesn't seem so hot to me, especially from eBay where warranty is questionable. Anyone know if this monitor is overclockable?
This is a graphics grade monitor, with great color reproduction and viewing angles. I have one of these and the Monoprice cheapo and there is a huge difference in quality. Neither are ideal for gaming because of the refresh rate.
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Quote from jwinigrad View Post :
Apparently ASUS hasn't released a Windows 10 driver for this monitor and the max resolution it will do on Win10 is 1080p. I was just in Microcenter today testing it out and sure enough that was exactly the case.

This would be a perfect monitor for me but this issue is certainly a dealbreaker. Haven't been able to find any fixes online either and no response from ASUS as to whether or not they plan on releasing a driver.
I have 2 of these running off 1 rAdeon 7870 and both are running at 2560 X 1440.
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Quote from abbazaba14 View Post :
This is a graphics grade monitor, with great color reproduction and viewing angles. I have one of these and the Monoprice cheapo and there is a huge difference in quality. Neither are ideal for gaming because of the refresh rate.
This monitor while not 144hz actually has pretty good gaming reviews for a 1440p IPS because it has low input lag and 5ms response time. Some people have said they can overclock while others say it is impossible without skipping frames. The monitor has a beautiful picture and the stand is great. The acer in question is probably the K272HUL IPS model (also comes in TN) and while that is a nice monitor it does not have the same color reproduction and the stand is awful. Just my 2 cents.
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Quote from jwinigrad View Post :
Apparently ASUS hasn't released a Windows 10 driver for this monitor and the max resolution it will do on Win10 is 1080p. I was just in Microcenter today testing it out and sure enough that was exactly the case.

This would be a perfect monitor for me but this issue is certainly a dealbreaker. Haven't been able to find any fixes online either and no response from ASUS as to whether or not they plan on releasing a driver.
Uhh no. Monitor is fine on Win10. I wouldn't put too much credit in display models in MicroCenter/Frys/etc - I went to a few places back when I was looking for a 144hz monitor, and each store had it connected via VGA (max 60hz)
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Quote from abbazaba14 View Post :
This is a graphics grade monitor, with great color reproduction and viewing angles. I have one of these and the Monoprice cheapo and there is a huge difference in quality. Neither are ideal for gaming because of the refresh rate.
the refresh rate is 60Hz, that's good enough for 90% of all games out there the other 10% being reaction-based games like FPS, etc.
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Quote from jwinigrad View Post :
Apparently ASUS hasn't released a Windows 10 driver for this monitor and the max resolution it will do on Win10 is 1080p. I was just in Microcenter today testing it out and sure enough that was exactly the case.

This would be a perfect monitor for me but this issue is certainly a dealbreaker. Haven't been able to find any fixes online either and no response from ASUS as to whether or not they plan on releasing a driver.
Quote from bkirkley09 View Post :
I have this monitor and Windows 10 and the resolution is most definitely 2560x1440p. Maybe im crazy but im 99% sure that my monitor is displaying at 1440p.
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Since when have monitors needed drivers?
This monitor only needs drivers in order to use the built in speakers because sometimes the generic driver doesn't detect them. If you do not care for the speakers you can use the generic driver @ 1440p. While it is true they did not release a win 10 driver, the win 7 driver works just fine.

The only thing that's a pain is that Windows thinks its generic driver is better (because of release date), but the generic driver doesn't consistently enable audio. In order to install the driver you need to go to device manager. From there right click the monitor -> update driver software -> browse my computer -> let me pick -> have disk and navigate to where the driver is downloaded. Should be pretty straight forward from there.

I personally love this monitor. 100% RGB colors is pretty damn nice when put next to your average lcd monitor. Instead of splashes/blotches of blurry color you get a detailed picture.

Quote from abbazaba14 View Post :
This is a graphics grade monitor, with great color reproduction and viewing angles. I have one of these and the Monoprice cheapo and there is a huge difference in quality. Neither are ideal for gaming because of the refresh rate.
I agree with your statements almost completely. This monitor is marketed at graphic designers and artists. Color reproduction and viewing angles is its strong point. I can put my face on the side of the monitor and still see the picture quite clearly.

I disagree with your last statement however. I dislike vague blanket statements such as "not ideal for gaming" because it really doesn't explain much and can be misleading. I game on this monitor as well and have no issues whatsoever at 60hz. When people say things like it not being ideal it makes it sound like it'll somehow adversely affect your playing ability. Sure 144hz is smoother, but it won't make you a pro competition gamer.

That might not be what you said, but when people don't understand the issue fully it's easy to misinterpret statements like yours. My friend got a 144hz monitor not too long ago. I don't know where he got the idea, but he felt that since I only had a 60hz monitor he would have an advantage. He challenged me to CS and promptly got stomped. He just started playing CS a year ago, and I've been playing FPS since the 90's. There's an obvious differential in skill, but the point is people place too much emphasis on hardware. On top of that things get super convoluted because of vague and generalized statements. 144hz isn't a requirement for gaming, but when people (everyone not just you) insist it's "ideal" it leads people to believe it is in fact a requirement.

Anyway the point of my rant is the monitor is really nice, and I really wish I had the money to pick up a second one. I game on it just fine, and don't mind 60hz. If you want a 144hz monitor fine, but if you think this monitor is inadequate because of the refresh rate that really isn't the case.

Quote from Deals4Lyfe View Post :
the refresh rate is 60Hz, that's good enough for 90% of all games out there the other 10% being reaction-based games like FPS, etc.
My reply to abbazaba14 applies to you as well. I would like a discussion on this as I don't understand why everyone insists on 144hz. Smilie
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Last edited by sleepyhead87 April 22, 2016 at 02:56 PM.
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Just my two cents:

144Hz panels improving a player's performance is something I'm more than happy to agree to disagree on, because that takes more than just hardware into account.

Personally, the smoothness of 144Hz while playing games which can push those framerates high adds to the experience. So does having accurate color reproduction (everything looking pretty is always a plus), though. It depends on which one you value more, with the assumption that not everybody can just go buy a high-quality144Hz panel and another high-quality IPS to have the best of both worlds.

Really recommend trying out both, if the lack of identical monitors doesn't trigger your OCD laugh out loud
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