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Acer 31.5" WQHD LCD IPS Monitor - ET322QU ($259.99 - $50 Off Coupon = $209.99)

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[Staples] Acer 31.5" WQHD LCD IPS Monitor - ET322QU ($259.99 - $50 Off Coupon = $209.99)

Update (Jan 15, 2020):

Looks like there will be a further price drop to $259.99 starting Wednesday, January 15. Stack with the new $50 off $250 coupon (DLE01250) to bring the price down to $209.99 + tax. Rakuten continues to offer 1% cashback.

Use stocktrack to check inventory: https://stocktrack.ca/?s=st&sku=2870765
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Original Post (Jan 1, 2020):

This monitor is back on sale this week at $279.99. Use the 71484 coupon code to take another $15 off, and bring the price down to $264.99 + tax. Rakuten is also offering 1% cashback for further savings.
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Update: Use code DLE01250 for $50 off $250 instead, bringing price down to $209.99

RFDGuy Copypasta: Acer 31.5" WQHD LCD IPS ET322QU Monitor

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chewysc wrote: DISCLAIMER: I neither advocate or guarantee performance of my ICC profile that I'm sharing. Use it at your own risk.

Updated ICC profile has been uploaded along with PDF reports! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Settings are as follows:
Mode: User
Gamma: 2.2
Brightness: 27 (for 120 cd/m2)
Rgain: 47
Ggain: 50
Bgain: 51

All other settings left at default factory but feel free to adjust performance settings to taste.

Commentary: Man, this monitor calibrated really nicely second time around! Probably because I remembered a bit more of what I needed to do for set up.

Gamut coverage is 99.8% sRGB, 85.2% Adobe RGB and 90.2% DCI P3. Gamut volume is 134.5%, 92.7% and 95.3% respectively. I was able to achieve a measured whitepoint of 6480K. Colour Temp, Gamma and Grayscale all tracked well, especially for a budget screen.

Enjoy!
Keigotw wrote: This monitor has PIP (Picture in Picture ) function
chewysc wrote: I just checked and it looks like it's "User" mode for both picture and color section [for the above calibration]
Wildout wrote: I just finished calibrating my monitor with a Spyder4Pro. Hooked up to a late 2013 MacBook Pro.

I was able to achieve 100% SRGB with the following settings

Mode: User
Gamma: 2.2
Brightness 23 (100 cd/m2)
Rgain: 63
Ggain: 44
Bgain: 44

Colour Temp was measured to 6514k

I didn't bother calibrating for the other colour spaces as I never use them.

I think that covers everything.

Hope that helps.
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Keigotw wrote: How to enable Nvidia G-Sync on your unsupported FreeSync monitor
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/12/1825 ... nc-monitor
rui wrote: I downloaded this application Acer Display Widget from acer's site.
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Previous thread from November: Link
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Nice. Should I get this over the 34" VA UW from Samsung? It came to the exact same price after a $25 coupon, but hasn't shipped yet.
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Still a good value at this price... but this was $259.99 before $15 coupon up until yesterday for boxing week.
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almasyseifer wrote: not for gaming obviously with it's 75Hz refresh rate, looks decent for the price tho
Since when is 75hz more oriented towards business/casual use?
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shorfd wrote: Still a good value at this price... but this was $259.99 before $15 coupon up until yesterday for boxing week.
Surprised no one made a thread for the monitor being at $259.99 last week. The previous thread that I found for this monitor was from November: Link
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Nice. Should I get this over the 34" VA UW from Samsung? It came to the exact same price after a $25 coupon, but hasn't shipped yet.
16:9 32" is much better if you do more than game.

I'm a fan of this Acer 32" monitor, if you check my post history.

Found my copypasta.

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Image

Tweaks and Tricks
chewysc wrote: DISCLAIMER: I neither advocate or guarantee performance of my ICC profile that I'm sharing. Use it at your own risk.

Updated ICC profile has been uploaded along with PDF reports! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Settings are as follows:
Mode: User
Gamma: 2.2
Brightness: 27 (for 120 cd/m2)
Rgain: 47
Ggain: 50
Bgain: 51

All other settings left at default factory but feel free to adjust performance settings to taste.

Commentary: Man, this monitor calibrated really nicely second time around! Probably because I remembered a bit more of what I needed to do for set up.

Gamut coverage is 99.8% sRGB, 85.2% Adobe RGB and 90.2% DCI P3. Gamut volume is 134.5%, 92.7% and 95.3% respectively. I was able to achieve a measured whitepoint of 6480K. Colour Temp, Gamma and Grayscale all tracked well, especially for a budget screen.

Enjoy!
Keigotw wrote: This monitor has PIP (Picture in Picture ) function
chewysc wrote: I just checked and it looks like it's "User" mode for both picture and color section [for the above calibration]
Wildout wrote: I just finished calibrating my monitor with a Spyder4Pro. Hooked up to a late 2013 MacBook Pro.

I was able to achieve 100% SRGB with the following settings

Mode: User
Gamma: 2.2
Brightness 23 (100 cd/m2)
Rgain: 63
Ggain: 44
Bgain: 44

Colour Temp was measured to 6514k

I didn't bother calibrating for the other colour spaces as I never use them.

I think that covers everything.

Hope that helps.
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Keigotw wrote: How to enable Nvidia G-Sync on your unsupported FreeSync monitor
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/12/1825 ... nc-monitor
rui wrote: I downloaded this application Acer Display Widget from acer's site.
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User131439 wrote: Since when is 75hz more oriented towards business/casual use?
Gamers now want 120hz or 240hz so I guess 75hz defaults to business/casual use? The mouse pointer and webpages scroll smoother on 75hz... that's about it.
Inspectah wrote: Surprised no one made a thread for the monitor being at $259.99 last week. The previous thread that I found for this monitor was from November: Link
It was in the separate Boxing Day forum... I think most people missed it
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User131439 wrote: Since when is 75hz more oriented towards business/casual use?
since when are we recommending 75Hz for gaming? IDGAF what use people make of it, this isn't a gaming monitor is what I'm saying due to noe being 144Hz for the people stumbling in this thread and wondering about the refresh rate. My comment answer that right away and they can go about their day and let you and other people use this for whatever else you want to make of it.
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Tried two of these and both had multiple dead/bright pixels and the black IPS sheen is the worst I’ve seen.
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almasyseifer wrote: since when are we recommending 75Hz for gaming? IDGAF what use people make of it, this isn't a gaming monitor is what I'm saying due to noe being 144Hz for the people stumbling in this thread and wondering about the refresh rate. My comment answer that right away and they can go about their day and let you and other people use this for whatever else you want to make of it.
Chill kid, who’s recommending? you think gamers only play 144hz? 75hz is very acceptable for the regular gamers. It also depends what game you’re playing.
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Had this monitor for approx 3 days before i returned it. IMO the included monitor stand puts the monitor a little bit too high/tall for a 32" and finding myself moving my head upwards very often. This may be remedied with a 3rd party VESA height adjustable stand.
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almasyseifer wrote: since when are we recommending 75Hz for gaming? IDGAF what use people make of it, this isn't a gaming monitor is what I'm saying due to noe being 144Hz for the people stumbling in this thread and wondering about the refresh rate. My comment answer that right away and they can go about their day and let you and other people use this for whatever else you want to make of it.
Since when is 75 not good for gaming? I just recently purchased a 75hz gaming monitor with 1ms response time and freesync. My system doesn't even really hit over 100 fps when gaming.
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boqbal wrote: Since when is 75 not good for gaming? I just recently purchased a 75hz gaming monitor with 1ms response time and freesync. My system doesn't even really hit over 100 fps when gaming.
LOL. Don't mean to be rude, but your system is NOT good for gaming.
But it's good for you to play some casual games, which is no problem at all. Some people are more serious about somethings, while other people are more serious about other things.
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DFS 360 wrote: Tried two of these and both had multiple dead/bright pixels and the black IPS sheen is the worst I’ve seen.
Take Jacob's opinions with a grain. Kid has high-end use cases or highly refined tastes. I think his input is more valuable on higher-end IPS panels where photo and video editors welcome such particular observations. Everyone knows blacks are weaker on midtier IPS panels, for better or worse.

However, regarding dead pixels, always run monitor tests once you take home a new monitor. Rule out dead pixels and other serious issues before settling. Staples will do a no hassle replacement or return.

Good luck, gents.
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boqbal wrote: Since when is 75 not good for gaming? I just recently purchased a 75hz gaming monitor with 1ms response time and freesync. My system doesn't even really hit over 100 fps when gaming.
Ok... That's cool for you I guess since you want to stick to what your GPU can output... but for me and A LOT (most) of other people in this space, we like to futureproof our shit specially when we're already gonna drop 300$+ on a monitor. Even though we may not even have the GPU to fully push 144hz 1440p when buying, it makes wayyyyyy more sense to drop a little more money now to reach the 400$ range these specs are usually worth to be able to push them at a later time, and since with every GPU gen release the price of the previous one drops considerably, I hope you better understand how most people go about this whole process.
Next gen for example may reduce the price of current cards like the 2080s and 2080ti enough for people to then pick those cards on the cheap and fully utilize their already previously acquired monitors to now shred those specs they couldn't run before instead of u know, buying the new cards AND dropping another 400$+ on a second monitor
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So folks, frank honesty, this is not a proper gaming monitor. It's a multiuse monitor that will game, but isn't primarily made for gaming.

If you're keen on gaming performance get a 27" 1440p 144hz 1ms monster, set aside upwards of $500 plus tax.

This 32" panel is a nice compromise for multiple non-specialist use cases.
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CuongP37092 wrote: Chill kid, who’s recommending? you think gamers only play 144hz? 75hz is very acceptable for the regular gamers. It also depends what game you’re playing.
lmao calling people kids while simultaneously failing to understand the following very simple concept, yeah alright dude...
I've replied to someone else already but it also applies to your comment so here it is
almasyseifer wrote: Ok... That's cool for you I guess since you want to stick to what your GPU can output... but for me and A LOT (most) of other people in this space, we like to futureproof our shit specially when we're already gonna drop 300$+ on a monitor. Even though we may not even have the GPU to fully push 144hz 1440p when buying, it makes wayyyyyy more sense to drop a little more money now to reach the 400$ range these specs are usually worth to be able to push them at a later time, and since with every GPU gen release the price of the previous one drops considerably, I hope you better understand how most people go about this whole process.
Next gen for example may reduce the price of current cards like the 2080s and 2080ti enough for people to then pick those cards on the cheap and fully utilize their already previously acquired monitors to now shred those specs they couldn't run before instead of u know, buying the new cards AND dropping another 400$+ on a second monitor
so simple a kid would get it
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