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For the most part this monitor is great, the ultrawide picture is great, the 100fps, the g-sync, and 3440 by 1440, is all great, then night time rolls around, and your nice black screen is bleeding on all edges, and it is so distracting, just immediately reminding you that it bleeds. If i could get one with out bleed id have no complaints, i have gone through 3 of them, no luck, all have bad backlight bleed, not a little but bad. 1000+ monitor, and you want me simply put up with it, no thank you. If this isnt getting 5 stars across the board, and it cost 1000+, thats a problem. Ill be returning mine very soon.
There is a coloration problem when the monitor is trying to display black in a certain area of the monitor. In the upper right side of the screen, there is this pattern of red that displays whenever certain blacks are supposed to be there. For whatever reason it doesn't always happen when blacks appear on that part of the screen and it's not all that visible most of the time.
It also has some backlight bleeding around the edges but its only really visible when you're displaying a purely black screen. It's very minor and I don't notice it under normal use.
However for a monitor that costs over $1200, i expected much more and it's not worth the time and effort to rebox and send back as the box is massive. This problem shouldn't have occurred in the first place since the problem obviously isn't damage caused to the unit after it left the manufacturer.
Red suck pixel nearly in the center of the screen. Would hope it would go away after some hours of use, but unfortunately did not. Decided to return it as I will mostly use this for work (design, development) and the red dot would drive me crazy. Some companies are starting to offer 0 dead/suck pixel guarantees; Acer is not one of those companies. Based on Acer's policy, you'd have to have a few dozen or so dead/suck pixels to get repair on this monitor. I'm within the Amazon return windows, but after that, I'll be suck with a $1,200 regret.
Construction seemed very solid. Stand is a bit wobbly but strong overall. My monitor dipped on the left side about 3/4 of an inch. If you tilt your head to the left a bit, I don't notice it. :)
I never thought of Acer has a high quality product company. So far I still have that impression.
I've been using this monitor for a few months and the picture quality is pretty good. However, I get light bleed through at the corners. I actually pushed the screen in a little bit and it seems that the glue holding the bezel is just weak. I mean for a thousand bucks I shouldn't have light bleeding problems. I called tech support and they wanted me to ship the whole monitor (which weighs like 30 pounds) to Texas for repairs. No cross ship and I'm out a monitor for a couple weeks. If it wasn't a good monitor otherwise I would probably have a taken another star off.
C'mon its the best gaming monitor out.... obviously I love it.
*07/16/2017 Update* Well my display port went out on the back of the monitor and that is mandatory if you want to achieve over 60hz so I called tech support and had to ship the monitor down to Texas. The monitor is under warrenty and shipping is not covered. If you get this monitor you better hope nothing is wrong because it is expensive to ship. Im lucky I kept my old box and packaging because it would have cost even more. It cost me from Michigan almost $500 to insure and ship it. Almost 50% of what the monitor cost!!! And this is a common problem with the display ports.
Also when I received my monitor a year ago I have light bleed in 3 corners, I immediately called and they said they do not cover that, it is what it is when you get it in terms of light bleed. For the amount this monitor costs all this is crazy. The having to pay all that money to get it repaired which prob will take weeks to return back. Pretty fricken pissed about this whole situation.
This monitor has an amazing display! I’ve been playing through the Witcher 3: Blood and Wine dlc with it and the game looks fantastic on it. The ultra-wide immerses you into the beautiful world. I’ve also tried the monitor with Total War: Warhammer II and it also looks amazing with the monitor. I also tried the monitor with Planet Coaster and it just blows the game up to fit the screen which makes the game blurry. I find that compatibility is a major issue with this monitor, or any ultra-wide at the moment. Almost every video will have black bars on the sides of the screen. Most older games will also have the bars on the screen. Some games will have an option to fill the screen, but I’ll be blurry. Another issue I found is with G-Sync. It causes major frame drop with games and makes them basically unplayable. This is 100% due to the monitors G-Sync and I have not found a solution to this yet. Besides turning G-Sync off. Fortunately, G-Sync isn’t too much of a big deal for me, but I definitely paid a premium for it and it’s disappointing that it doesn’t work. Also, I don’t see anyone else with this issue so it probably won’t happen to you, and is a most likely a defect in my specific monitor. Despite the issues I still really like the monitor the ultra-wide is awesome, and the 1440p and IPS panel are terrific! If I ever find a solution to the G-Sync I’ll update my review with four stars.
It's a great monitor, but it better be for the price. The first monitor I got was defective and would not overclock to 100 hz. After returning that one and receiving an operational unit, I'll say that the combination of UltraWide 100hz and GSync is really good, but it isn't particularly life changing. Gaming on it for titles that support the larger aspect ratio is really awesome, but as far as productivity, it's better than a 2 monitor setup, but not a 3 monitor setup (which is what I previously had).
If you have the money to burn, absolutely go for this monitor. Otherwise do not break the bank because a much cheaper GSync1440p monitor is probably a better choice for most budgets.
I realize this monitor is aimed at gaming, which is something I do. I am also a graphic and web designer and unfortunately there is an unacceptable amount of light bleed coming out from around the corners. It is distracting especially when working on something dark. However it's absolutely amazing when playing games at full quality using G-Sync. In my case the cons outweigh the pros and I'll be sending it back.
If you are used to a 27 inch, this might be just the monitor for you (I had dual 30" monitors but they seemed to take over my desk). Works great with games. Gives you more screen space while working. Curved display is just a gimmick to me. The price is pretty steep. I think dual monitors might be a better choice for the same amount of money. I'd get 30"+ 16x9 aspect ratio display if I had it to do over.