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Acer XB270HU bprz Black 27'' 144Hz WQHD G-SYNC Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2 1,000:1
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: No dead pixels
ULMB 120 Hz (not a joke)

Calman colorchecker/colormunki display (out of box defaults):
Average deltaE: 0.8
Max deltaE: 3 (@ white)

Cons: wasn't cheap
uniformity is nothing to write home about
glossy plastic bezel
doesn't make me coffee
no HDMI in for compact console ready desks/rooms

Other Thoughts: ~5% uniformity (as a guess, no measurement yet)

white point: 6855K
intensity:256 cd/m2 (65% brightness)

dispcalgui uniformity check (5x5, worst deviation from center):
white point: -3% left, +2% right
intensity: -20% top center, -11% bottom center, -10-15% in corners

with 120 Hz ULMB this puppy should be suitable for stereoscopic 3D but idk if there are more monitor hardware requirements beyond a high enough refresh rate and a low enough pixel response time. I've never used 3D before and don't have any glasses so I can't report either way.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Fast

Cons: Lasted 22 months in a cool 24 hour system. No warning before failure. Check the failure rates on this thing. This is pretty much the least reliable drive from a big name you can buy right now.

ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 600 and 1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: proper pci-e 11ac adapter
neat looking pcb/heatsink

Cons: Refuses to connect to any router. On the rare instances that it does connect it performs well for anywhere between 20 seconds to 20 minutes before cutting out again. Over the past two weeks of having this adapter I've had it successfully connect twice since this issue came appeared.

Other Thoughts: RMA'd pce ac66 due to compatibility with z87. I've had to use my emergency 11g usb stick since I built my z87 because of the neverending headaches of incompatability, waiting for delayed product launches, and then getting faulty hardware. I've had a lot of email correspondence with asus reps and they're helpful to the point that they don't ignore me and rma my purchases when they're bunk. If there was another pcie 11ac option I'd have taken it already.


Paul W.'s Profile

Display Name: Paul W.

Date Joined: 08/16/07

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/07/15
  • Last Review: 09/01/15
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