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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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shorfd wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 6:35 pm
But the ET322QK is a VA panel... it would be one thing to software lock a 4k panel to 1440p but selling it as an IPS panel would be fraud (regardless of how one would feel about the 'free' resolution bump)
Whoops didn't look up the hardware specs. my bad
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Unfortunately it's not a 4k panel. Anything over its native resolution will be upscaled and does not look crisp when compared to a real 4k monitor.
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Timbo420 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 6:28 pm
I think this is a bug. I had three monitors, two were 1920 and third was 1366. On the 1366, it displayed an onscreen error that it couldn't handle 1920. It still displayed the desktop, just not scaled correctly. The desktop and actual signal said 1920 and 1366. At the time, it seemed like a Windows 1809 bug. I ended up replacing third monitor with a 1920 monitor and error went away.

I think this is just rescaling and likely not ideal performance.
There is no error, screen artifact, no flickering or error display @ 3840 x 2160
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Keigotw wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 7:23 pm
There is no error, screen artifact, no flickering or error display @ 3840 x 2160
What's the documented pixel pitch.... can you check the manual ?

For a 32", 4K panel should be around 0.16 / 0.18 mm. If it's around 0.23 mm, it's likely not 4K.
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Nov 14th, 2018 7:40 pm
What's the documented pixel pitch.... can you check the manual ?

For a 32", 4K panel should be around 0.16 / 0.18 mm. If it's around 0.23 mm, it's likely not 4K.
Manual says :
pixel pitch: 0.2727mm (H) x 0.2727mm (V)

so is not a downscaled 4K panel in disguise.
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There might be an 'is my panel 4K?' test on YouTube.

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to guy that said his screen is running in 4k. No it is not. There is a difference between destop res and signal res.


Currently, the "Desktop resolution" and the "Active signal resolution" are completely separate and the "Desktop resolution" is scaled to match the "Active signal resolution"
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matqcc wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 7:59 pm
to guy that said his screen is running in 4k. No it is not. There is a difference between destop res and signal res.


Currently, the "Desktop resolution" and the "Active signal resolution" are completely separate and the "Desktop resolution" is scaled to match the "Active signal resolution"
Yep, I think that mismatch is the answer. The signal is being upscaled. If the signal was also 4k, you could say the monitor's native resolution is 4k.
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Just got mine. You guys probably don't care but ... somehow the back is actually black...
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Hope my local store has one tomorrow! Anyone has coupon please PM me :)
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Bought it in the previous sale and all I can say is that it is the best bang for buck monitor in this size(31.5) and resolution (QHD).

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Coming from a small(15.6) yet pretty color accurate (100% sRGB 80%Adobe RGB) screen on my laptop with 144hz Gsync panel, I would like to draw certain comparisons:-
  • The monitor is amazingly color accurate, in fact, it gets even better after applying a custom color profile ( you can find the profile here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... CoGfV4LIST ). Boosting it up to 100% sRGB and 85% Adobe RGB Gamut (do keep in mind each display has its unique property so the experience will vary, but overall even pre-calibration it's pretty good).
  • I use it mostly for productivity and media consumption and casual gaming. So here are my thoughts on each:-
    1. Productivity: The added real estate and bumped resolution certainly helps and with proper scaling, it can be an amazing productivity booster. If only productivity is your thing go for a QHD Ultrawide (like this https://www.amazon.ca/LG-34WK650-W-34-U ... de+monitor).
    2. Media consumption: QHD and 4K content bring out the best of this beast. With amazing colors and bright panel, it makes watching movies, youtube a sweet experience. Though I would like to bring out, for below FHD content viewing at work distances(3-4ft) you can feel the difference, so you might have to sit a little further to enjoy them at their best.
    3. Gaming: The controversial and most debatable part. So its a Freesync display with above average refresh (75hz). So if you are coming from a higher refresh GSync you will definitely notice the tearing. But here's the thing in order to push those crazy high frames you should be considerate about having ample horsepower as well. I have a 1070 and at QHD resolution for even the most demanding titles at high-ultra setting, I fall in the 60-80FPS ballpark. So if you have 1080 or above you might want to consider investing in better screens to give justice to your hardware (like this https://www.amazon.ca/Acer-Predator-NVI ... nc+monitor). Also, if you are on the other side of the spectrum and if you don't have a powerful hardware (say below 1070) your experience will be average. Reason being playing on a monitor this big at FHD or below resolutions the experience is not great, as the operating distance is less (3-4ft). If you can sit further away then it won't be noticeable. It's the same scenario when you play games sitting right in front of a TV. (if you fancy reading more in-depth about it https://www.rgb.com/display-size-resolu ... g-distance). Lastly, if you have an AMD card its an even better purchase as the Freesync kicks in. (PS The games look amazing on this because of the vivid color reproduction and bright panel)
  • It comes bundled with a VGA and Full Display port cable only. So if you are thinking of using an HDMI source be prepare to use a cable of your own. Also, my laptop while using hdmi was not able to push QHD 75fps (hdmi bandwidth limitation). So I had to use a Display port to mini display port to provide ample room for the signal.
  • Lastly, It has some fancy(read gimmicky) features like picture in picture.

All in all, for the right user it is no brainer. I would highly recommend it. Hope my verdict helps.

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kewldudex wrote:
Nov 15th, 2018 10:48 am
[*] The monitor is amazingly color accurate, in fact, it gets even better after applying a custom color profile ( you can find the profile here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... CoGfV4LIST ). Boosting it up to 100% sRGB and 85% Adobe RGB Gamut (do keep in mind each display has its unique property so the experience will vary, but overall even pre-calibration it's pretty good).
I'm glad to hear that my colour profile worked well for you! As you've already noted, experience using it can vary from panel to panel due to manufacturing tolerances. That said, I would highly recommend folks go to the third post of this thread where my settings and apply them as well when you're planning to use my colour profile.
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i wish the vesa mount was on the lower half because it give's more range for the arm.
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chewysc wrote:
Nov 15th, 2018 12:11 pm
I'm glad to hear that my colour profile worked well for you! As you've already noted, experience using it can vary from panel to panel due to manufacturing tolerances. That said, I would highly recommend folks go to the third post of this thread where my settings and apply them as well when you're planning to use my colour profile.
I personally never thanked you for that, so doing it now - Thank you for the awesome work!! Smiling Face With Open Mouth

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