Top positive review
Some minor flaws, fantastic monitor otherwise!
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2017
My Predator x34 review-
4 stars due to some minor flaws, but don't let that stop you from considering this panel. Simply put, it's excellent! The colors are on point, many options for contrast and brightness adjustment, and it has the most screen real estate I've ever worked with on a single monitor. Yes, I know I'm singing its praise, but let me explain...
1. G-Sync (silky smooth gaming)
2. IPS panel (Exceptional color coverage, 100% sRGB, 80% Adobe RGB)
3. Resolution, 3440 X 1440 (Tons of screen estate)
4. Speed (100Hz refresh rate + 4ms response time)
5. Stand adjustment options (height and tilt)
6. Heavy base (next to no wobble)
1. The settings menu and buttons are clunky and confusing to navigate. (An IR sensor and remote would have been a nice solution for this, or at least helped.)
2. Flickering (only a very small amount on the first day, after all updates and a few tweaks, haven't experienced any since.)
I'm running an overclocked skylake processor, pushing about 4.6 on 4 cores, along with a single overclocked 1080 hybrid Pushing around 2100. I've tested several games such as Doom, Battlefield 1, and Overwatch, and I've had no problem so far pushing 100hz. My 1080 had no problems with ultra settings, but my CPU temps increased slightly, nothing too bad, but it does take a good Nvidia system to get the most out of this monitor.
As for light bleed, out of the box cord lengths, and base depth:
I made it completely dark in the room and left the monitor on a black lit screen (default, out of the box video settings)... next to no light bleed, so compared to the other reviewers who talk about bad light bleed, I may have got lucky with mine. Keep in mind that this is a recently produced panel vs what Acer might have been pumping out a few years back when production started, so the quality control could be better at this stage of production. After that, I adjusted the panels video settings to my liking and saw even less light bleed.
For the cord lengths, I've always had my self-built tower on my desk next to my monitors for easy access, so the cords that came in the box (DP, USB upstream, and others) had plenty of length to reach my tower. My desk is about 6ft in length and from the slack that's left over, I know that if I had my tower sitting on the floor on either side, I'd still have enough length to comfortably reach my tower, just to give you an idea.
Sitting at approximately 12" deep, the base takes up a lot of space on most desktops, so it might be a good idea to prepare your desk for it, maybe a compatible stand, or by extending the depth of your desk in some way like I did.
I did a lot of research before purchasing this monitor, so I knew what I was getting myself into when I placed the order. If you're considering it, just know that it has a few quarks, but IMO, the pros far outweigh the cons, and I have to say it's the best monitor I've ever owned!
Thanks for reading!