ASUS ROG PG278Q arriving next month

ASUS Republic of Gamers PG278Q

 ASUS ROG PG278Q arriving next month

144Hz at 1440p? 

While in recent times the ASUS Republic of Gamers brand has became more mainstream, with releases of products like the ROG GTX 760 Striker and the more budget oriented Ranger Series Motherboards, but don't forget the Republic of Gamers branding is still a mark of ASUS' highest end and highest quality performance Hardware.

Monitors have been an area where the Republic of Gamers brand has never explored, but next Month ASUS will make ROG's Monitor Debut with the most high-end Gaming Oriented Monitor that anybody has ever made!
Presenting the ASUS Republic of Gamers PG278Q.  

ASUS ROG PG278Q arriving next month

  

This is undoubtedly the highest spec Gaming Oriented monitor ever made, with a 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, compatability with Nvidia's G-SYNC, 3D-Vision and a simply giant 1440p resolution, which is a first for 144Hz monitors.

Alongside these features the PG278Q will have a exceptionally thin 6mm bezel, ideal for a Multi-Monitor setup, a USB 3.0 hub and a fully adjustable stand with the options of wall mounting with it's VESA mount. Simply put this monitor has a whole sea options available alongside it's killer gaming specs.

Monitor connectivity can only be made via the monitors 1 Displayport input, which is due to G-Syncs Displayport requirements, this may be the only downside of the monitor apart from it's £669.92 price tag as well as the panel being based on TN technology.

ASUS ROG PG278Q arriving next month  ASUS ROG PG278Q arriving next month  


Thad being said the asking price isn't that large considering that the more basic ASUS' 1440p PB278Q (pictured above left) is currently selling for £431.12 and features so much less lacking; 3d-Vision functions, 1440p the lower 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. Also consider that the user will already be forking out a massive amount of money just for the required GPU horsepower, where we are talking dual 780Ti territory, to get the most out of this monitor.

ASUS will be making a mark with this beast of a monitor, which is due to release on the 28th of July and is currently available for preorder on Scan at the price of £669.92.

Please post your thoughts and feelings about this monitor in the OC3D Forums  

 

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29-06-2014, 11:09:27

WYP
http://static.scan.co.uk/images/prod...410957-l-a.jpg

Presenting the ASUS Republic of Gamers PG278Q.

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TTL Edit - WYP has just got his first article on the front page.....Quote

29-06-2014, 11:18:09

barnsley
Take of the ROG branding and it'll be £120. Its cool but overpriced.Quote

29-06-2014, 11:36:24

QuietOne
Oops, you lot can flame me. I've gone and ordered one.Quote

29-06-2014, 11:41:46

katiekitsune
for that price, unless you are a professional gamer you would be better off buying a benq monitor or waiting for more g-sync/freesync monitors to come on the market.Quote

29-06-2014, 11:45:02

Cru
i'd probably get one if it was 24"
27" is just too big imoQuote

29-06-2014, 11:49:01

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru View Post
i'd probably get one if it was 24"
27" is just too big imo
I have the PB278Q which I've had for nearly a year. I think it's a nice size and will probably look strange next to the PG278Q.Quote

29-06-2014, 11:50:52

katiekitsune
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru View Post
i'd probably get one if it was 24"
27" is just too big imo
it wouldnt be 1440p then (27" 1440 being a pixel density sweet spot) they dont make 24" panels in 1440Quote

29-06-2014, 11:55:25

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
I have the PB278Q which I've had for nearly a year. I think it's a nice size and will probably look strange next to the PG278Q.
I'd really like to know your opinions of the quality of the TN panel used in the monitor compared to the IPS PB278Q.

I imagine the fact it is TN will put people off. Though ASUS did say that it is dest described as a modified TN panel and has great colour reproduction, but I will wait for reviews before I believe them.Quote

29-06-2014, 11:59:13

looz
£669.92 for a TN panel.

ASUS emplyees must be laughing all the way to the bank.Quote

29-06-2014, 12:04:48

Permafrost
at £700 for a TNT panel.......


they can keep it..Quote

29-06-2014, 12:11:07

Filby83
How much are 4k monitors going be later this year ? And they want 600 Green queens stupid !Quote

29-06-2014, 12:19:07

looz
Cheaper 4Ks already exist lol.Quote

29-06-2014, 12:20:57

katiekitsune
and they are tn as well, and probably dont require as much graphics horsepower.Quote

29-06-2014, 12:45:37

Boonstick
I was thinking about getting one of thses but it just seems a bit pricey for a 1440 monitor but maybe thats just me. It does look pretty cool tho.

I'm now thinking about getting on of the Acer 4K2K XB280HK 28". Ill wait till a few more reviewers get there hands on one but it seems pretty much the same as the ROG Swift but minus the 144mhz refresh and plus 4K and also cheaper!

Something must be wrong with it!Quote

29-06-2014, 12:48:08

Filby83
its because they cornered the market here, better than 1080p with 144Hz without the 144hz its just a monitor and would have sold a grand total of "0" units with 144Hz people may buy itQuote

29-06-2014, 12:57:10

Dicehunter
£719.99p at OCUK and still a TN panel ?

Yeah they can go suck a bag of dicks for that price.Quote

29-06-2014, 13:06:36

Cru
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
I have the PB278Q which I've had for nearly a year. I think it's a nice size and will probably look strange next to the PG278Q.
Quote:
Originally Posted by katiekitsune View Post
it wouldnt be 1440p then (27" 1440 being a pixel density sweet spot) they dont make 24" panels in 1440
i've had a PB278Q before and sold it because i just didn't like the 27"
i know there are no 1440p 24" panels but i wish there wereQuote

29-06-2014, 13:09:42

carlosandr1
I totally agree with you barnsleyQuote

29-06-2014, 13:32:04

tinytomlogan
Edited OP to link to WYP's first front page article....


Kudos fella. Kudos.Quote

29-06-2014, 13:42:43

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Edited OP to link to WYP's first front page article....


Kudos fella. Kudos.
Cheers mate.Quote

29-06-2014, 13:51:01

looz
Quote:
Originally Posted by katiekitsune View Post
and they are tn as well, and probably dont require as much graphics horsepower.
So you're saying this is a better deal because this one has less pixels? Quote

29-06-2014, 15:09:53

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
So you're saying this is a better deal because this one has less pixels?
That's not what was said at all bud, No idea how you came to that conclusion.

Simply implied that this ROG monitor would be easier to run than a 4K screen even though it is a lot more expensive.Quote

29-06-2014, 15:30:28

WYP
This monitor will certainly be an interesting release. G-Sync's affects will be much more beneficial at lower framerates, making a high res monitor like this a perfect for G-Sync.

It will also be good to see how reviewers find the TN panel, as the model shown at computex really impressed a lot of tech reviewers when it came to colour reproduction. I'd love to see how this compares to the IPS PB278Q.

I hope ASUS sends a sample to Tom for Review.Quote

29-06-2014, 16:35:08

looz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That's not what was said at all bud, No idea how you came to that conclusion.

Simply implied that this ROG monitor would be easier to run than a 4K screen even though it is a lot more expensive.
As long as we talk strictly monitors, that is more or less what's being said. Of course this one still has the advantage of gsync.Quote

29-06-2014, 17:09:50

QuietOne
When mine arrives, I will put them side by side and compare it to the PB278QQuote

29-06-2014, 17:13:02

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
As long as we talk strictly monitors, that is more or less what's being said. Of course this one still has the advantage of gsync.
But what you said was completely the opposite to what was stated, I think this is a language barrier problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
When mine arrives, I will put them side by side and compare it to the PB278Q
You do realize you just paid £700 for a 1440P TN panel right ? That's £100 more than a 4K screen costs.

A 4K SCREEN ?!?!?!Quote

29-06-2014, 17:23:30

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
You do realize you just paid £700 for a 1440P TN panel right ?
I do, I've spent a lot of money on worse things in life. ie CompTIA A+ course.

It could be worse, I could've purchased a K|NGP|N card :P

I don't want 4K yet anyway. To be fair I saw an 84" 4K screen in Currys for £15,995.Quote

29-06-2014, 17:25:33

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
You do realize you just paid £700 for a 1440P TN panel right ? That's £100 more than a 4K screen costs.

A 4K SCREEN ?!?!?!
Dude, QuietOne must have a good enough reason for going for it.

Perhaps he wants to have a playable experience with a single card and perhaps wants G-SYNC! He also might want higher framerate.

While the 4K panel is cheaper, users may prefer a lower resolution with higher framerates and no visual tearing. Visual tearing is a big issue to lots of people.Quote

29-06-2014, 17:29:29

SeeThruHead
I shall also be ordering one. Best monitor available imo.Quote

29-06-2014, 17:33:22

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Dude, QuietOne must have a good enough reason for going for it.

Perhaps he wants to have a playable experience with a single card and perhaps wants G-SYNC! He also might want higher framerate.

While the 4K panel is cheaper, users may prefer a lower resolution with higher framerates and no visual tearing. Visual tearing is a big issue to lots of people.
You should work in the customer service industry or be a weather reader, You have quite the robotic tone, Kind of reminds me of a newscaster

Still though I think my man card would be taken off me if I bought this monitor, 1440P and £700 just seems retarded to me, £599 yeah that would still be expensive but would be feasible.

As it stands right now, Just no.Quote

29-06-2014, 17:37:00

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Dude, QuietOne must have a good enough reason for going for it.

Perhaps he wants to have a playable experience with a single card and perhaps wants G-SYNC! He also might want higher framerate.

While the 4K panel is cheaper, users may prefer a lower resolution with higher framerates and no visual tearing. Visual tearing is a big issue to lots of people.
I only have a single 780 for now and I am used to 1440p but I never had a monitor which was above 75hz apart from the CRT days. So going from a 60hz 1440p to 144hz with G-Sync will be an interesting experience.

On a side note, do Scan just have a generic delivery date regardless if it's a pre-order? When I ordered mine it said it will be delivered on the 1st of July even though it says they will have it between the 24th and 29th of July.Quote

29-06-2014, 17:39:32

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
I only have a single 780 for now and I am used to 1440p but I never had a monitor which was above 75hz apart from the CRT days. So going from a 60hz 1440p to 144hz with G-Sync will be an interesting experience.

On a side note, do Scan just have a generic delivery date regardless if it's a pre-order? When I ordered mine it said it will be delivered on the 1st of July even though it says they will have it between the 24th and 29th of July.
Best bet is to ring them up, Scan aren't very reliable when it comes to dates.Quote

29-06-2014, 17:45:48

QuietOne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Best bet is to ring them up, Scan aren't very reliable when it comes to dates.
Thanks, I will do that in the morning. Would be nice if I had a nice surprise on the 1st but I highly doubt it Quote

29-06-2014, 17:50:03

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuietOne View Post
Thanks, I will do that in the morning. Would be nice if I had a nice surprise on the 1st but I highly doubt it
Would be great yes

But sadly if it only comes out on the dates you said above then thats when you can expect it, Still I'll keep my fingers crossed for you

We need pics when you get it, Like 10 of them !!!!Quote

29-06-2014, 18:04:44

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
You should work in the customer service industry or be a weather reader, You have quite the robotic tone, Kind of reminds me of a newscaster

Still though I think my man card would be taken off me if I bought this monitor, 1440P and £700 just seems retarded to me, £599 yeah that would still be expensive but would be feasible.

As it stands right now, Just no.
I do understand your opinions Dice, all I'm saying is that we shouldn't rag on QuietOne's, or anyone else's for that matter

I personally wouldn't get it even if i had the money, I'm more than happy with my 1440p QNIX. I'd also prefer to wait for prices to go down a bit, freesync/g-sync to become more refined etc.

The only comment I'd have would be his choice to pre-order, as I personally think people should wait for reviews etc to release so that their choice can be more informed and that people don't waste their money.Quote

29-06-2014, 18:08:49

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
I do understand your opinions Dice, all I'm saying is that we shouldn't rag on QuietOne's, or anyone else's for that matter
I think you misunderstood me bud, I'm not raggin on Quietone I hope he has an awesome experience I'm ragging at Asus for such a retarded price on a 1440P panel

Also where did you get your QNIX from, I've heard good things.Quote

29-06-2014, 18:19:23

looz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
But what you said was completely the opposite to what was stated, I think this is a language barrier problem
Huh, guess so. I better sleep this alcohol off and return in better shape tomorrow.Quote

29-06-2014, 18:22:11

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I think you misunderstood me bud, I'm not raggin on Quietone I hope he has an awesome experience I'm ragging at Asus for such a retarded price on a 1440P panel

Also where did you get your QNIX from, I've heard good things.
I got the Qnix from AccessoriesWhole on Ebay, I wrote a review of it here if you want to see that.

It is essentially the same as the ASUS PB278Q, same panel connections etc. Just the panel is not A+rated by samsung at the factory, but nobody can really see the difference TBH, provided you get a checked panel for no dead pixels!

As for your comments, sometimes they can be read the wrong way that's all (a few heated arguements with SeekaX comes to mind). You seem like a good lad though.Quote

29-06-2014, 18:25:15

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
I got the Qnix from AccessoriesWhole on Ebay, I wrote a review of it here if you want to see that.

It is essentially the same as the ASUS PB278Q, same panel connections etc. Just the panel is not A+rated by samsung at the factory, but nobody can really see the difference TBH, provided you get a checked panel for no dead pixels!

As for your comments, sometimes they can be read the wrong way that's all. You seem like a good lad though.
Thank you, I should type less when I'm tired otherwise it comes out a little rude even when I don't mean it to be Quote

29-06-2014, 23:53:31

katiekitsune
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That's not what was said at all bud, No idea how you came to that conclusion.

Simply implied that this ROG monitor would be easier to run than a 4K screen even though it is a lot more expensive.
actually i was saying that affordable 4k monitors are easier to run than the ROG oneQuote

30-06-2014, 02:43:10

QuietOne
Just a lil update, today I will cancel my pre-order. Dice and WYP, you're both right. Yesterday I just went on an impulse buy, it could be an amazing monitor but to be fair the last game I really played was Watch Dogs and that was on release day.

Now after thinking about it, I can't justify £700 for a monitor which I won't really benefit from. When the reviews are out and it's been out for a while, I might get one to go with my new build.Quote

30-06-2014, 05:57:21

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by katiekitsune View Post
actually i was saying that affordable 4k monitors are easier to run than the ROG one
How so?
1440p is much less intensive than 4k.Quote

30-06-2014, 06:26:40

SuB
Premiums in the price tag here are pre-ready-to-go GSync (remember the module is circa £200 as it stands). 144hz, 1440p, VERY slim bezel (if it truly is only 6mm) and of course ROG branding...

Take out the GSync module, and it's ~ £500, rog branding, and we're down to ~ £400...

premiums boys, premiums.

Nice that it's first of a generation, but c'mon Asus.. silly price..Quote

30-06-2014, 06:40:26

WillSK
Will we ever get G-Sync IPS screens or is that tech not cross functional yet??Quote

30-06-2014, 06:54:01

Wargod56
In the origional article it tries to make out that the price is almost reasonable by comparing it to a monitor of higher quality (although designed for a different user).
He also says that you would need 2 780ti's or similar to drive this, which is crazy considering TTL just made a video on that ASUS 4K monitor which had an average frame rate of 80 FPS (without AA), you could probably max this out with 2 770's or 280X/7970's.
£670 is too much for a TN panel.Quote

01-07-2014, 02:26:32

SeeThruHead
g-sync is easily worth 300 bucks.Quote

01-07-2014, 09:38:23

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post
g-sync is easily worth 300 bucks.
it's really not.Quote

01-07-2014, 10:52:34

SeeThruHead
When tearing bothers you so much that you spend more time tweaking settings to maintain 60fps with reasonable visual quality, I think it is. G-Sync removes wasted tweaking time and allows you to focus on the game. Just set it to a setting that gives reasonable framerates and never worry about dropping to 30fps. You guys on this forum are really downplaying it's benefits...Quote

01-07-2014, 10:55:11

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post
When tearing bothers you so much that you spend more time tweaking settings to maintain 60fps with reasonable visual quality, I think it is. G-Sync removes wasted tweaking time and allows you to focus on the game. Just set it to a setting that gives reasonable framerates and never worry about dropping to 30fps. You guys on this forum are really downplaying it's benefits...
Some of us might actually even have it. Besides why support tech that only caters to the few?Quote

01-07-2014, 12:49:41

SeeThruHead
You act like there's some sort of barrier to entry. Buy and nvidia card if you don't already have one, and get a gsync monitor of your choice. Then enjoy your games.Quote

01-07-2014, 13:00:02

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post
You act like there's some sort of barrier to entry. Buy and nvidia card if you don't already have one, and get a gsync monitor of your choice. Then enjoy your games.
It's not about playing it down, it's more to do with Paying silly money for a technology you don't need to buy.. when VESA and AMD have already declared working free versions.

...I like breathing but I'm not to happy to pay for the privilegeQuote

01-07-2014, 13:10:12

SeeThruHead
I guess it depends on how much it's worth to you. Free sync isn't actually a working tech you can buy right now. It will likely be more than a year before you can buy some comparable to the swift. And a free sync monitor that's 1440p and 144hz is not going to be much cheaper than this any time soon.Quote

01-07-2014, 13:15:45

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post
You act like there's some sort of barrier to entry. Buy and nvidia card if you don't already have one, and get a gsync monitor of your choice. Then enjoy your games.
That logic..

There is a barrier to entry. You proved yourself wrong only a few words after you state there is not. Nvidia are making this an IP and locking it down so only Nvidia cards can run it. Look at what AMD has done... They got Freesync which is the same but any monitor or card can run it provided it supports the new standards. Enjoy your games without premiums!Quote

01-07-2014, 13:15:54

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post
I guess it depends on how much it's worth to you. Free sync isn't actually a working tech you can buy right now. It will likely be more than a year before you can buy some comparable to the swift. And a free sync monitor that's 1440p and 144hz is not going to be much cheaper than this any time soon.
I guess my real point is that VESA (the industry standard) are already in the process of making their AdaptiveSync available to all Display Port connections from here onwards.. without the need to have a £200+ G-Sync add on or the need for a specific GPU brand.. so that said why pay for something that's going to be the new norm.Quote

01-07-2014, 13:45:50

barnsley
As far as I'm concerned its the HDDVD vs blueray arguement. Don't bother with it now as the more easily available one will win out ( in this case its the one that doesn't require it to be a specific GPU brand).Quote

02-07-2014, 05:28:43

SuB
It's got *nothing* to do with playing it down, it's a legendary thing, and when it becomes a free, STANDARD thing in VESA, great. But it's not worth paying £200 for right now. Just isn't worth it, if you want it because your frame rate is sub-60fps, put the £200 + the price of a G-Sync monitor towards getting a BETTER GPU!!

Paying that much money for something that's on the horizon to be completely FREE is ludicrous. There's no two ways about it.

Believe me the Tech, I'm not doubting, it's excellent and it's about damn time someone sorted out the issue, but charging the earth for the privilege when it's already on it's way to being a free thing.. seems just so.. underhanded at this point.Quote

02-07-2014, 09:46:54

katiekitsune
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
It's got *nothing* to do with playing it down, it's a legendary thing,
yeah cause this obviously isnt just a hardware version of one of nvidia's previous software features. nvidia likes money, just look at the titan Z. they will make something good then make it 1.5-2X the price of manufaturing.Quote

02-07-2014, 10:11:49

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by katiekitsune View Post
yeah cause this obviously isnt just a hardware version of one of nvidia's previous software features.
Sarcasm? If so which software?Quote

02-07-2014, 10:33:45

JR23
I don't understand the whole sync argument here. Having a 1440p 144hz panel is pretty special and that's clearly where the inflated price comes from. For a long time there has been the 1440p 'master race' and the 120hz 'master race' each putting forward their clear argument for superiority over 1080p 60hz and now both master race camps can be satisfied.

And for when your graphical cojones don't weigh up against your monitor buying epeen G-sync can step in to resolve the problem smoothly. It's clearly not the focus of this monitor but just a sensible hardware feature that makes running 1440p at high refresh rates that bit more achievable.


For what it is with the figures and the branding I personally think the price makes sense and i'm sure people will buy the hell out of it and rightly so. I don't see how nvidia are tech blocking here merely because they have managed to get their exclusive solution to market first.

JRQuote

02-07-2014, 10:38:47

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post

For what it is with the figures and the branding I personally think the price makes sense and i'm sure people will buy the hell out of it and rightly so. I don't see how nvidia are tech blocking here merely because they have managed to get their exclusive solution to market first.

JR
IF (if...) it was about £150 less I'd agree with you. However it is not. Heck if it was less I'd have probably pre ordered one :')




This is Alienware level pricing. Simply because its got ROG instead of an Alien logo its got people oogling to get one. Wake up sheeple Quote

02-07-2014, 10:50:41

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
IF (if...) it was about £150 less I'd agree with you. However it is not. Heck if it was less I'd have probably pre ordered one :')
This is Alienware level pricing. Simply because its got ROG instead of an Alien logo its got people oogling to get one. Wake up sheeple
Just like that strangely popular "Biblical fruit" based company that has an affinity of placing a lower case vowel before everything it names. Quote

02-07-2014, 10:52:20

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Just like that strangely popular "Biblical fruit" based company that has an affinity of placing a lower case vowel before everything it names.
indeed . Won't buy another one with my own money.Quote

02-07-2014, 10:57:10

JR23
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
IF (if...) it was about £150 less I'd agree with you. However it is not. Heck if it was less I'd have probably pre ordered one :')




This is Alienware level pricing. Simply because its got ROG instead of an Alien logo its got people oogling to get one. Wake up sheeple
Your forgetting that speed: price is not linear it costs another £300 to have a 4960x that's 200hz faster so an extra ~£400 here for over double the refresh rate quite frankly represents some outstanding value. Ok that was a bit trollylolly.

Thanks for bringing up Alienware I used to have 3x AW2210's and i'm now allergic to TN panels but the branding made them ridiculously easy to sell on ebay, all 3 made £120-140 so I do actually think sometimes its worth investing in that mass market game dominating branding because people forget how tragic they are and just see the 1ms 144hz and think it will be the best thing ever.

And also now you've said it I had a MBP, kept it for a year and the hdd died out of warranty, replaced it and sold it on ebay for more than I payed new! (student discount). Also I had an Alienware after and got loads of cash for that. But my Dell XPS16 that was actually the nuts at the time 720QM + MRHD4670 I could barely give away. I'm backing mindless branding and flip it on ebay it's definitely the best value.

JRQuote

02-07-2014, 11:07:42

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
Your forgetting that speed: price is not linear it costs another £300 to have a 4960x that's 200hz faster so an extra ~£400 here for over double the refresh rate quite frankly represents some outstanding value. Ok that was a bit trollylolly.

Thanks for bringing up Alienware I used to have 3x AW2210's and i'm now allergic to TN panels but the branding made them ridiculously easy to sell on ebay, all 3 made £120-140 so I do actually think sometimes its worth investing in that mass market game dominating branding because people forget how tragic they are and just see the 1ms 144hz and think it will be the best thing ever.

And also now you've said it I had a MBP, kept it for a year and the hdd died out of warranty, replaced it and sold it on ebay for more than I payed new! (student discount). Also I had an Alienware after and got loads of cash for that. But my Dell XPS16 that was actually the nuts at the time 720QM + MRHD4670 I could barely give away. I'm backing mindless branding and flip it on ebay it's definitely the best value.

JR
Alienware stuff is nowhere near as badly priced if you know what you're doing I must say . Its a good idea to back mindless branding however I personally have a bit of a thing against ROG branded stuff so they won't get my money.


I still maintain that this monitor is stupidly priced for what it is. The whole G sync thing is stupid as well as AMD's non bias version is a VESA standard now. I will pick a monitor with these specifications eventually, however it'll be cheaper I presume .Quote

02-07-2014, 11:18:54

MadShadow
That bezel though 0-0Quote
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