No downside to FreeSync version with G-Sync compatibility, input lag significantly reduced in new firmware as well2/18/2019 10:51:38 AM

Pros: I've owned the 34GK950F for a few months now and I'm very impressed with it. Originally I had it paired with a Vega 64, but recently switched over to a 2080 Ti now that Nvidia is offering G-Sync compatibility with FreeSync monitors. I've had zero issues with the G-Sync compatibility, everything works just like it did with the Vega.

Cons: Light bleed is a lottery. However, my unit has no issues in this regard, on par with other IPS displays I've owned.

Overall Review: As of the firmware update released recently, there is really no advantage to getting the G-Sync version of this. Input lag is now down to 4ms, on par with the G model (check TFTcentral). With the F model you also get 144 Hz, HDMI 2.0 connectivity, and a pre-calibrated screen with additional sRGB preset.

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Great for gaming, but that's about it11/18/2015 8:19:37 PM

Pros: Minimal blacklight bleed, no dead pixels. Good build quality, no glossy bezels Clean and easy use to OSD interface. 165 Hz feels amazing - liquid smooth. Arrived in the box pre-assembled which was a plus also.

Cons: Poor screen uniformity. There is a significant variance in luminance when looking at the top 1/3 of the display. This means that whites look darker in comparison to the middle and bottom areas of the display. In my experience, this is a non-issue for gaming, but for daily desktop use it can be distracting. When browsing bright web pages with a white background, for example, it looks like a dark cloud is covering part of the screen. This may just be my sample - regardless, a lot of other people have also noticed this so it is potentially widespread. I plan on returning this monitor for now and will revisit a purchase when/if Asus steps up its QC.

Overall Review: Giving it 3/5 stars as the PG279Q does excel at being an gaming monitor. If that's all you plan on using it for, it's a great display. However I can't recommend it for daily use, and especially any color work - the uniformity issues were severe compared to my LG 34UM95.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Michael, Thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you feel that this monitor is only good for gaming and not for daily use due to the variance in luminescence. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you.. It looks like you plan to return this monitor. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is N151157790 Thanks for choosing ASUS Regards, Justin ASUS Customer Loyalty
Monitor shipping with broken firmware4/7/2014 4:15:33 PM

Pros: Lots of screen real estate, great for programming work Calibrated well out of the box

Cons: See below.

Overall Review: Be warned that some basic functionality is broken on this monitor currently. Sometimes your computer will boot to a half screen and get stuck on a black screen when entering sleep mode or changing resolutions. For a product targeted at professional use these issues are very annoying and not acceptable for a $2300 display. While Dell has a firmware fix, they refuse to release it as a user-installable update. You will have to exchange your brand new model for a refurbished one to get the flashed firmware. There's a review on Anandtech confirming all this: "The MST feature on the Dell UP3214Q started out working poorly for me. It didn't wake up from sleep and the other issues I mentioned. A firmware update from Dell seemed to resolve all of these. It always woke up from sleep and the color profiles managed to stay in sync as well. " With LCD being an imperfect technology this exchange process can end up beging a huge hassle. I was content with my display otherwise and exchanging it for a refurb might mean I'll get one back that has poor backlight uniformity or stuck/dead pixels (went through many monitor exchanges back in the day due to this). Until NEW units start shipping with the updated firmware, I'd avoid this monitor.

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