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Brandon R.

Brandon R.

Joined on 08/26/11

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Excellent Monitor

Acer XR341CK bmijpphz Black 34", 21:9 WQHD Curved , 3440 x 1440 LED IPS Monitor, Adaptive-Sync( Free-Sync) with DTS Sound Speakers, USB 3.0, HDMI, MHL, Display Port
Acer XR341CK bmijpphz Black 34", 21:9 WQHD Curved , 3440 x 1440 LED IPS Monitor, Adaptive-Sync( Free-Sync) with DTS Sound Speakers, USB 3.0, HDMI, MHL, Display Port

Pros: - Curve is great, not too much - Was able to reach 100% sRGB using Spyder 5 Pro - Free-sync.....more on that later - The mount is fantastic allowing you raise and lower the monitor as well as tilt - The menu was fine for me, but I am not picky at all...the tilt allowed me to access the buttons with ease to setup what I needed - Minimal backlight bleed on the one I received, or at least it does not bother me. I researched alot of panels before deciding on this one. Most other panel I looked at had reviews that indicated terrible backlight bleed. Mine seems to have very minimal, but again maybe I am just still in the 'honeymoon' phase as I have only had this monitor for a few days. I list this as a pro since nearly every single IPS panel is going to suffer from backlight bleed. - Free-sync...more soon but this along with 100% sRGB is my main reason for choosing this over several other panels, besides backlight reports - No artifacting on mine, no dead pixels

Cons: - Sound sucks, but it does not bother me as I use headphones and new it sucked from other reviews - Price. I got mine on sale for $850 but I feel that should have been New/Entry level price to begin with. While it is an awesome monitor the price is simply too high for having a consistent issue with IPS backlight bleed technology. I think that a great sale price, and one that I would readily buy again would be around $650. - No bonus with purchase such as free game. It really should come with a free AAA title game to enjoy this on.

Overall Review: - I would recommend this monitor based on my experience thus far. - Free-sync....Ok so freesync is incredible. I purchased a Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB DD5 graphics card for this display and almost returned it to instead get two 980ti for sli, but after watching a review or the R9 390 on youtube from jayztwocents, and his benchmark results as well as temp results, even though he said it was not a 4k graphics card, I decided to give it a go. I launched witcher 3 with that card, an older 8320 8 core processor (not OC'd), 32GB DDR3 2300 RAM and ran at ULTRA with display port cable and freesync on, using SMAA and graphics overhaul from nexus and loved how smooth the gameplay was at 3440x1440. I turned on FPS using MSI Afterburn and was dipping into 28fps low and 42fps high and I did NOT notice a single bit of stutter or tearing....Freesync that is all I can say and WOW!