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[POLL] Which of these two is the better monitor?

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2 years ago#1
I can't decide between these two. I'd prefer the glossiest! - Results (19 votes)
A) ASUS PB Series PB278Q (link in body)
84.21% (16 votes)
16
B) Acer B6 B276HUL (link in body)
15.79% (3 votes)
3
This poll is now closed.
Which of these would be better, I only want one of them and I'd prefer the glossiest. Any help guys/gals?


link to A:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236294


link to B:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009553

Thank you.
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2 years ago#2
had 2 asus monitors for almost 2 years now wouldnt change them for the world Gotta stand by their products
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2 years ago#3
You should look at the customer reviews. Specifically the 3 star and 4 star ones, since they usually give the best indicators of the good AND the bad rather than 10/10 perfect or 1/10 I got a faulty one in the mail.

But like the above poster said, I bought an Asus monitor for myself and a friend and both have had zero issues.
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2 years ago#4
PB278Q owner here. Yeah, I'm biased.

However, it's not glossy. It's semi-glossy.

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2 years ago#5
Right, I read that the pb was semi glossy but I've never seen one before. I love the glossy look so I don't want to lose it, but is there a huge loss of sheen?
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2 years ago#6
I've never seen a glossy monitor so I don't know what to compare it to. You can't see yourself in it like a mirror. There is not much glare even with a window right behind me.
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2 years ago#7
Nicodimus posted...
I've never seen a glossy monitor so I don't know what to compare it to. You can't see yourself in it like a mirror. There is not much glare even with a window right behind me.


Do the colors pop?
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2 years ago#8
Looks phenomenal to me. I edit photos frequently, and it looks great once you tweak the stock settings a bit.

The best settings are located here in the first post:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1311936/asus-pb278q-the-official-2560x1440-semi-glossy-pls-thread

I've calibrated with Disney's WOW blu-ray and can confirm that these are the most accurate settings.
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2 years ago#9
From what I can gather, the Acer monitor is semi-glossy as well so that's a relatively moot point.
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2 years ago#10
I've been happier with my Acer monitors in the past vs Asus. Both are good, but I just feel like I get the better monitor for my dollar with Acer.

That looks to be the case with the two you posted. I'd go with the Acer. You're getting higher brightness, IPS, USB. It has the bells and whistles for the same price. Looks to me like with the Asus, you're just paying for the more popular brand.
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