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[Staples] Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS Monitor - AMD FreeSync, 1440p, 75Hz, 4ms, Built-in Speakers - $299.99 [Nov 14-29]

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[Staples] Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS Monitor - AMD FreeSync, 1440p, 75Hz, 4ms, Built-in Speakers - $299.99 [Nov 14-29]

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

The Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS monitor will once again be $299.99 at Staples starting this Wednesday [Staples Flyer Page 3]
EDIT: Sale is extended through Nov 27 [Flyer] (thanks @calexicoca for the info!)
EDIT2: Sale extended to Nov 29th

Lots of good info/opinion on this monitor from the previous thread the last time this monitor was on sale.

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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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Just checked out the reviews on Staples' web site. Can't believe "Jason W" gave it 1 out of 5 because it was too big. :facepalm:
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[Staples] Acer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS 75Hz 1440p 4ms FreeSync Monitor with Built-in Speaker - $299.99 [Stackable w/ $30 off $300 = ~$270.00]

So folks, this monitor is coming back, reviving our experience from a few months ago:
staples-acer-et322qu-31-5-wqhd-ips-75hz ... 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 $299.99, and with a worthless filler, you can use the $30 off $300 coupon to bring it down to $270.

Side point 1: 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.

Side Point 2: This deal also meets my Black Friday Threshold Pricing for this unit.

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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!

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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I'm part of the previous wave of buyers. Just my 2 cents, but I am happy with it. I paired it with a 32" 2K HP from a couple of years ago, and use them for work/productivity.
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TaurusJudge wrote: Any reason to buy this if you have Nvidia cards?
Well Nvidia card does not support FreeSync. But there are work arounds.
G-sync monitors cost a lot more.
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Remember use staples coupons http://forums.redflagdeals.com/staples- ... #p30069894

And Ebates.

edit:

currently if you google "staples coupons canada"

the link by Staples.ca you will get $10 off $200
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I bought an ASUS VA32AQ when it was $299, waiting for it become $299 again, how do the 2 compare?
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andyhejob wrote: I bought an ASUS VA32AQ when it was $299, waiting for it become $299 again, how do the 2 compare?
ASUS VA32AQ, 60Hz , no FreeSync, has USB port
Acer 75Hz, has FreeSync, no USB port
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Can someone confirm this has a vesa mount? Would really like to mount to keep the desk clear.
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Keigotw wrote: ASUS VA32AQ, 60Hz , no FreeSync, has USB port
Acer 75Hz, has FreeSync, no USB port
It overclocks to 75hz no problem
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Yes it is. There are four holes on the back 100 mm apart.
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The ASUS VA32AQ is very comparable, and it does overclock to 74Hz easily. It lacks FreeSync, but it's been great. I'm using it to type to you folks right now.

I ended up buying (5x) of these Asus panels for the business.

If I didn't discover them first, I probably would've bought (5x) of the Acer panels.

God bless.
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callmebob wrote: Can someone confirm this has a vesa mount? Would really like to mount to keep the desk clear.
I haven't seen it myself, but FWIW I did find these:

https://www.reddit.com/r/bapcsalescanad ... itor_with/
Q: "Do you know if this monitor is vesa mountable?"
A1: "yes, 100 x 100."
A2: "Yep the holes are there. No mention of it in the manual though. Weird."

https://www.reddit.com/r/bapcsalescanad ... _1440_309/
"UPDATE: My monitor came in so I thought I'd share some info. It does in fact have VESA moutable screw holes (100x100)."
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So after reading all pages of the previous thread on this monitor, it quickly became apparent there may be a run on stores for this panel like last time and orders may get cancelled due to low stock. I called my neighborhood Staples and they had 3 in stock so I picked one up and confirmed (twice) that I can get a price adjustment if the monitor is sold for cheaper in the next 30 days (including BF). So I paid $399 but will return to the store on Wednesday for a price adjustment. Hunting for 30 off coupons is too much work and I didn’t want to miss out on this monitor.

I just plugged it in and it’s a beautiful display. Coming from a 2009 iMac 21.5” screen is a significant step up. The monitor is well constructed. I ran a bunch of monitor tests on YouTube and didn’t see any dead or stuck pixels. The speakers are good enough for my purposes. VESA mounts at the back and a small detachable metal peg to hang headphones. The menu buttons and on screen display is a bit annoying to use at first but I got the hang of it. There is a overdrive extreme option however changing it didn’t do anything but that’s likely because I have it plugged to an ancient laptop incapable of pushing more than 60fps, I’ll try it again in a few days when my X1E arrives.

Overall, really pleased with the purchase., thanks OP! Now have to wait until Wednesday for the price adjustment, hopefully they won’t deny on some weird technicality.
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callmebob wrote: So after reading all pages of the previous thread on this monitor, it quickly became apparent there may be a run on stores for this panel like last time and orders may get cancelled due to low stock. I called my neighborhood Staples and they had 3 in stock so I picked one up and confirmed (twice) that I can get a price adjustment if the monitor is sold for cheaper in the next 30 days (including BF). So I paid $399 but will return to the store on Wednesday for a price adjustment. Hunting for 30 off coupons is too much work and I didn’t want to miss out on this monitor.

I just plugged it in and it’s a beautiful display. Coming from a 2009 iMac 21.5” screen is a significant step up. The monitor is well constructed. I ran a bunch of monitor tests on YouTube and didn’t see any dead or stuck pixels. The speakers are good enough for my purposes. VESA mounts at the back and a small detachable metal peg to hang headphones. The menu buttons and on screen display is a bit annoying to use at first but I got the hang of it. There is a overdrive extreme option however changing it didn’t do anything but that’s likely because I have it plugged to an ancient laptop incapable of pushing more than 60fps, I’ll try it again in a few days when my X1E arrives.

Overall, really pleased with the purchase., thanks OP! Now have to wait until Wednesday for the price adjustment, hopefully they won’t deny on some weird technicality.
I'm very glad this has worked out well for you.

FYI, I apologize for not responding to your PM, sometimes I get inundated at work and with responses on RFD and let things lapse. I've been out of the laptop loop for a few months now and had no useful information to provide, but I see you've settled on the X1E... which sounds like a solid laptop on cursory examination.

God bless.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: I'm very glad this has worked out well for you.

FYI, I apologize for not responding to your PM, sometimes I get inundated at work and with responses on RFD and let things lapse. I've been out of the laptop loop for a few months now and had no useful information to provide, but I see you've settled on the X1E... which sounds like a solid laptop on cursory examination.

God bless.
You sir are a gentleman and a scholar ;) thank you for your service, your contribution is invaluable. (No worries about the PM, I am excited to get the X1E, should serve me well for at least a few years.)
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redflagdealsguy wrote: So folks, this monitor is coming back, reviving our experience from a few months ago:
staples-acer-et322qu-31-5-wqhd-ips-75hz ... 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 $299.99, and with a worthless filler, you can use the $30 off $300 coupon to bring it down to $270.

Side point 1: 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.

Side Point 2: This deal also meets my Black Friday Threshold Pricing for this unit.

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I’ll have to try your recommended setting again. If profile didn’t seem to work last time for me
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john widow wrote: Its been showing $400 for me.
Read the title, the sale starts November 14

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