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[Staples] Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS Monitor - AMD FreeSync, 1440p, 75Hz, - $279.99 [$259.99 w/eBates]

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[Staples] Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS Monitor - AMD FreeSync, 1440p, 75Hz, - $279.99 [$259.99 w/eBates]

https://www.staples.ca/en/acer-um-je2aa ... CA_1_20001

Get an additional $20 off if you have eBates! Thanks @arizonajunior
arizonajunior wrote:
May 8th, 2019 12:14 pm
If you want a $20 off $200 coupon that works on this monitor, follow the "Get $20 OFF your Staples purchase of $200 or more" link on the ebates site: https://www.ebates.ca/staples-canada
*In-store coupon Expired* But I'll leave this up for reference:

In-Store Only:

There are also In-Store use coupons for 20% off $300 / 15% off $200 available right now (check your in boxes) or try your luck in the Staples coupon thread which would bring the monitor to approximately $240 before taxes.


The Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS monitor will once again be on sale starting Wednesday. This time for $279 which I believe is the lowest ever from Staples.

Lots of reviews for this monitor from previous sale threads for this monitor here & here

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Product Details

Acer UM.JE2AA.005 ET2 31.5-inch LCD IPS Monitor.

31.5-inch LCD IPS panel monitor
2560 x 1440 display resolution
100,000,000:1 contrast ratio
178-degree Horizontal/178-degree Vertical viewing angle
Energy Star Qualified
Stereo speakers
Ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA
Dimensions: 20.84" x 28.73" x 9.71"
3-Year Limited Warranty
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ONLINE AND IN-STORE COUPON

Stack with coupon for maximum effect, folks.
arizonajunior wrote:
May 8th, 2019 12:14 pm
If you want a $20 off $200 coupon that works on this monitor, follow the "Get $20 OFF your Staples purchase of $200 or more" link on the ebates site: https://www.ebates.ca/staples-canada
IN-STORE ONLY COUPON

The following is not independently confirmed yet, but:
wartune123 wrote:
May 8th, 2019 2:22 pm
I tried this as well and it worked for me...
Wife needed some binders so picked up a few to make it $304 and used 20% off
redflagdealsguy wrote:
May 8th, 2019 2:26 pm
Are you saying that if you add non-electronics to the monitor order, the whole 20% off $300 coupon ($60 off) works?
wartune123 wrote:
May 8th, 2019 2:45 pm
First, you need to buy it in store and not online

You just need to make it +$300 and the 20% off coupon will work
If you just want the monitor, you can use the 15% off coupon instead

Staples stores somehow don't care if the monitor is technology or not.. I presume it's a glitch on their system

(Make sure you are using in-store coupon)
PREFACE

This is a good monitor, the stand isn't the greatest though (solvable problem).

God bless.

P.S. Here's my old slightly hyperbolic post on this monitor:

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[Staples] Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS 75Hz 1440p 4ms FreeSync Monitor with Built-in Speaker - $279.99 [Stackable w/ $20 off $200 = ~$259.99]

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/staples ... 0-2225611/

This has my endorsement.

Here's my somewhat colorful first post information from my old thread:

So gents, we may be turning the page as the Asus 32" VA32AQ IPS 60Hz 1440p 5ms Monitor with Built-in Speakers is no longer the king of the 16:9 value hill.

In September 2018, that mantle may pass to the Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS 75Hz 1440p 4ms FreeSync Monitor with Built-in Speaker. Normally priced at $400, this now sits at $279.99, you can use the $20 off $200 coupon to bring it down to $259.99.

Side point: I know many folks here are still 16:9 die-hards, but they're also practical like myself, and don't live or die at 4K on a 32" set. The PPI on 32" 16:9 panels at 1440p is fantastic, and at four times the PPI of a 32" 720p TV (my old second monitor from 2015) I'm quite happy.

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Keigotw wrote:
May 13th, 2019 1:48 am
This monitor has PIP (Picture in Picture ) function


Tweaks and Tricks

chewysc wrote:
Sep 28th, 2018 10:49 pm
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!

chewysc wrote:
May 11th, 2019 12:05 am
I just checked and it looks like it's "User" mode for both picture and color section [for the above calibration]

Wildout wrote:
Nov 24th, 2018 6:06 pm
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.

Keigotw wrote:
May 7th, 2019 6:28 pm
How to enable Nvidia G-Sync on your unsupported FreeSync monitor
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/12/1825 ... nc-monitor
rui wrote:
May 11th, 2019 9:11 pm
I downloaded this application Acer Display Widget from acer's site.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
May 6th, 2019 12:31 pm
Stack with coupon for maximum effect, folks.

This is a good monitor, the stand isn't the greatest though (solvable problem).

God bless.
Can you please explain more about the stand?
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For $279 it is a pretty price. I'd recommend people spend the extra $ and go with a 4K resolution though, the detail difference is incredible.
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lincoln wrote:
May 6th, 2019 1:11 pm
For $279 it is a pretty price. I'd recommend people spend the extra $ and go with a 4K resolution though, the detail difference is incredible.
Got any recommendations?
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amiro1379 wrote:
May 6th, 2019 12:52 pm
Can you please explain more about the stand?
The stand is solid enough, but more flimsy than I'd like.

The Asus VA32AQ, the one I'm rocking as I type this out, is 1440p 60hz (o'ced to 72Hz) [No FreeeSync], but its has a nice elegant modern stand and monitor aesthetic.

Both monitors are great, and I think the Acer monitor is better for gaming.
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I have buy the lg 32QK500-W and i love it.. 1440p is perfectly fine for a monitor 32. But for a pc monitor the 4k is not really worth the extra for most of us.. The resolution is much high then you will have to scaling more, and even with this you will get some apps or text small. 4K is 60Hz and this is 75 hz.. I saw pictures and games appear better on a 1440p ( some call it 2K) than 4K. It's not a debate but I say what I contasted and what I saw on notices.
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What coupons can we use to stack on top of the sale price?
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Good deal
I got for $299 and loving it
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This is a tough one, folks. I respect the 4K60 @ 32" crowd like @lincoln, on the right monitor, it's stunning for still images and photo editing... it's also great for very granular spreadsheets. I'm more of a 4K60 @ 43" or 49" 16:9 guy, I'm not about that life yet, but one day.

I maintain that in May 2019, the value-for-money champ remains the 1440p @ 32" hovering between $250 - $300. Bonus points for 75Hz and FreeSync, which is what we find here.

God bless.
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IPS panels like this tend to have poor grey and blacks but great angles. But i suppose if movie and tv viewing on this monitor isnt your main go-to place then it is fine.
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Dave510 wrote:
May 6th, 2019 1:16 pm
Got any recommendations?
Something like this: 4K @ $399
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... 08334.aspx?

VA panels are much better for gaming than IPS. So even though this monitor is 75hz it is an IPS. A 60hz VA panel would likely perform better in fast moving situations.

I've been using a Philips 4K 40" monitor for the past 2 years and I love it. It was only $599

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4kis amazing but if you don't have the gpu power atm 1080p still looks fine and watching 4k content looks great!.i myself bought the Samsung 4k 28inch have for both ps4pro andpc.

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