Question Any difference between PG279Q manufactured in late 2016 vs now?

Aug 8, 2019
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I'm buying a used Asus PG279Q monitor off of eBay for a much cheaper price than new, but I've just seen that the manufacture date says December 2016 on it. Considering that's almost 3 years old, has there been any changes to the monitor recently, or would it be exactly the same to one produced now?
 

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My PG279Q happens to be December 2016 as well. In terms of hardware it's the same as far as I know. There was a lot of controversy surrounding quality control on this monitor, many my sample including have pretty bad backlight bleed issues, something I hope they have fixed by now.

I love the monitor but the excessive bleed mine has is quite disappointing in dark scenes.

I would say there is a good chance that a used PG279Q manufactured in 2016 will have some backlight bleed.
 
Aug 8, 2019
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My PG279Q happens to be December 2016 as well. In terms of hardware it's the same as far as I know. There was a lot of controversy surrounding quality control on this monitor, many my sample including have pretty bad backlight bleed issues, something I hope they have fixed by now.

I love the monitor but the excessive bleed mine has is quite disappointing in dark scenes.

I would say there is a good chance that a used PG279Q manufactured in 2016 will have some backlight bleed.
That's good to hear, I was worried that I may be missing out on some hardware revisions or something by buying one that was a few years old.

The one I bought apparently has some backlight bleed, but I've heard it's almost impossible to get one without, and how bad it is I won't know until I get it - but they did say this particular one sorts itself out in 2-3 minutes (idk if that's true?!).

I didn't see the point in buying a new one, because you're not guaranteed less bleed and for all I know I could end up with one that has worse bleed... it's a complete lottery from what I have heard!!
 

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