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Master Geek

# 240821 27-Sep-2018 15:01
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Been waiting to pull the trigger on this bad boy for some time and now PB tech have it for $999. The price has dropped marginally for the last few weeks and am wondering if new monitors are on the horizon and the price of the Asus will drop further.


Would hate to purchase now and see another $100 come off it in a months time.




What do ya'll think? Buy now or wait?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2097606 27-Sep-2018 16:00
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Pbtech has dropped the price $200 for a sale, and is $200 cheaper than all it's competitors:

Yeah, I would say it is a good time to buy.

With tech, I find it is best to just buy stuff when you need it. There is new stuff coming out all the time, and if you are always waiting for the next greatest thing, you will be waiting for ever.

Main exception are if you have a preference for a particular product line of a particular brand, (i.e. smartphones), with a regular product cycle, and you want to sync purchase with that product cycle.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2097622 27-Sep-2018 16:32
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Problem with the monitor market is the quality control is all over the place. Make sure of the pixel defect count and if backlight bleed are acceptable for replacements (or acceptable for yourself) so you can walk back to the store and swap it out.



These panels are not worth the price they've been in NZ since they came out. $200 off $1.2k is meagre when they should be priced at $800-$600 in the first place.



If you've been at 1080p 60Hz for a while and are wanting to go to 1440p 120Hz+ ULMB or 144Hz G-sync then its a good deal if you intend to keep it for a while. Use Normal setting for Overdrive (OD) setting and take a look at for out-of-box tweaks you can do.



There are newer 4k 144Hz monitors coming out later on as well as the new mini-led backlights which eliminate backlight bleed. Only problem is those are going to be even more expensive than what we're seeing now.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2097647 27-Sep-2018 17:48
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I have this monitor, it took multiple RMAs to get it to an acceptable level of backlight bleed, it still isn't perfect. For the price you would expect a lot better. Ignoring that one issue, it is a fantastic monitor and makes games look beautiful.


Place I got mine from did a good video (and link to gallery) about the issue

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Master Geek

  # 2097847 28-Sep-2018 01:19
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Thanks for your input but it seems it was a one day sale (which wasn't stated on their website cause I looked so now its back to $1198.00. Ain't buying it for that price. I can wait.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 2097857 28-Sep-2018 06:59
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Maybe it wasn't stated on the actual product page but there certainly was a large ad on the home page about the 1-day Asus specials.


One other thing to remember too is that purchasing an Asus product like this before sometime December gets you the new COD Black Ops 4 game as well.


Even if you don't want it I'm sure you can make a bit of money selling it off, presuming it's a key you can easily transfer to someone else.

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