Acer 27" 1440P 144hz VA Freesync Monitor - $269.99 Newegg

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Acer EI272UR Pbmiiipx
27"
Curved
1440P
144hz
VA panel
Freesync 2
Speakers
VESA mountable

Been looking at monitors lately and this seemed like a decent deal so I grabbed one. It was $319 yesterday.
 
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Has anyone found a similar monitor that's not curved?

Or whether or not it's weird to use a curved monitor next to a flat one

I have a 27" 1440p TN with gsync, and I'm looking for a monitor to complement it, I'm looking for 27" 1440p VA or IPs, and at least 72 hz so it can smoothly display 24p content.
 

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Decent deal. I'm waiting for a 1440p 144hz 27" IPS monitor to drop to this price.
 

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24" 1080p... while it is a step up from the TN 1080p 60 hz 24" monitors I have now, I want monitors that I will keep for the next few years.
 

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Decent deal. I'm waiting for a 1440p 144hz 27" IPS monitor to drop to this price.
I was watching the LG 27GL83A-B that pops up on Amazon for $350 but I kept missing it when it got restocked (sells out in minutes and lately people who snagged them have had to wait a month to get them). I'm sure I'll be happy with a VA monitor though since I have never used anything but TN.
 

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Have used all three types of panels and for me VA wins out by mile due to the contrast vs. IPS / TN; blacks truly are black not some sort of grey.

90% of the games that I am playing today with my 1070 I would still want a 1080p panel because of the higher frame rate and the ability to eeek out more peformance if needed (graphics settings) vs not having that ability because of lack of fillrate (1440p). Frame rate > eye candy, you can't physically sense (mouse / keyboard movements) eye candy.
 
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The same monitor will be 2 to 2.5x and in euros here in Germany. Enjoy your access to amazingly cheap hardware you guys.
 

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Has anyone found a similar monitor that's not curved?
I think Acer has more monitor models than anyone. I'm sure they have the same thing in a flat screen. Trick is finding the various models in stock, though the Acer store sometimes has them when you can't find them elsewhere.

I'm on my second Acer monitor now. I have an Acer laptop too. Been happy with their monitors and they are priced lower than other brands. I'm just using an Acer 27" 1080p IPS monitor. It was cheap and it's all I need. My vision is shit so I can't tell subtle differences anyway. 1080p is better for me because it makes everything bigger on screen.
 

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Monitor arrived, no dead/stuck pixels. The curved thing is weird but I think I'll get used to it. 1440 res is great for having two things open next to each other, 1080 was a little too small for that. A lot of websites are narrow leaving a bunch of wasted space which is much more noticeable. Acer put the ports close to the bottom edge, if you don't use a 90 degree cable it is impossible to not have the cable sticking out the bottom (the included DP cable is straight, the power cable is 90 degree). You can see in reviews Acer's thin bezel is kind of a lie, yes it is thin but there is also about 1/4" of nothing between the bezel and the actual panel. When the monitor is on it looks like the picture isn't fully filling the screen. Haven't had the chance to try gaming yet.
 

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Has anyone found a similar monitor that's not curved?

Or whether or not it's weird to use a curved monitor next to a flat one

I have a 27" 1440p TN with gsync, and I'm looking for a monitor to complement it, I'm looking for 27" 1440p VA or IPs, and at least 72 hz so it can smoothly display 24p content.
I use 2 x 32" monitors and one is curved and it's my main. The only thing weird is looking at my flat one. It's just not as nice to look at, or as easy on the eyes. Just imo.
 

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I had a Samsung monitor that used the same panel as this.... pretty sure Acer didn't make the panel and Samsung did. Performance was great and blacks/colors were too. Text was okay for me so I switched to my current ASUS IPS one but the colors and blacks are not as good as the Samsung curved.
 

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I use 2 x 32" monitors and one is curved and it's my main. The only thing weird is looking at my flat one. It's just not as nice to look at, or as easy on the eyes. Just imo.
I'm guessing because as they get larger you get dimmer edges from more extreme viewing angles?
 

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I'm guessing because as they get larger you get dimmer edges from more extreme viewing angles?
No, it’s more about the curve of the main monitor and the flatness of the other. The curve makes the monitor seem further away but more natural. Whereas the middle of the screen on the flat one seems a lot closer(technically it is because it’s flat). Both at same distance from chair. It’s just easier to adjust to the curve screen than the flat one.
 

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No, it’s more about the curve of the main monitor and the flatness of the other. The curve makes the monitor seem further away but more natural. Whereas the middle of the screen on the flat one seems a lot closer(technically it is because it’s flat). Both at same distance from chair. It’s just easier to adjust to the curve screen than the flat one.
Round about what I was saying, just not as well as you. That said, wouldn't 2 curved monitors look kind of weird? I have at times swiveled my monitor 90° to get a vertical monitor for various reason (emulating games, reading articles, etc) couldn't exactly get away with doing that on a curved monitor.
 

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If you are willing to stick with 1080p and want a really 'clean' picture with loads of features...and have a Costco card, go get the LG 27GL63T-B for $179.99 down from $249.99.
I just installed mine yesterday.
It has a very crisp picture and very defined images with HDR selected.
I was initially looking at 2560/144Hz monitors but I couldn't justify the higher than average price tag.
That 27GL63T-B has G-Sync and Free-Sync, HDR, 1 ms MBR and a whole host of other features.
It is also an IPS panel.
A 'win' in my book.
 
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