I think a store tried to pull a fast one on me (G-Sync)

Trrkk

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I ordered an Asus vg248qe gsync, but instead I believe I received a modded vg248qe.

- Nothing about gsync on the box, except a tiny sticker on the side that was obviously put on later.
- Production sticker on the back of the screen says it was built in August, 2013, gsync sticker on the back says is was built in December 30th, 2013.

Are there any other telltale signs to tell a modded vg248qe from a production vg248qe gsync? Is it worth it to pursue this?

I can provide photographs if need be. Thanks.
 

Trrkk

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Turns out the upgrade was done by a company called Scan Computers and they appear to be a verified partner of Nvidia. That may or may not be enough for you, in regard to trust. I've decided to settle for it as I will replace the screen in 2 years anyway.

Either way, make sure you get the right one. Especially right now, what with the supply of these screens being a bit low.
 

Trrkk

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Is there a practical difference though? I assume the production one would be more suited for it.

Pictures need to wait a bit, have to recharge phone.
 

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I contacted both Asus, who verified it wasn't modded-in by them, and the responsible store, who verified that they didn't know there was a difference between the two 'types' of screens (VG248QE GSYNC and the 'tampered with' DIY version, preinstalled).

I stronlgy urge anyone thinking of ordering this screen to make sure they get the right one, your store may not be aware of the difference (the difference being production value, of course). This monitor is pricey enough for you to deserve exactly what you ordered.
 

Trrkk

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Turns out the upgrade was done by a company called Scan Computers and they appear to be a verified partner of Nvidia. That may or may not be enough for you, in regard to trust. I've decided to settle for it as I will replace the screen in 2 years anyway.

Either way, make sure you get the right one. Especially right now, what with the supply of these screens being a bit low.
 

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Interesting find....I will definitely keep this in mind.

 

Trrkk

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No problem. Hm, I ought to be able to pick my own answer as the solution here, but the (mobile) site won't let me. Either way, consider the issue solved.
 
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