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Old 08-03-13, 01:25 PM
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Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

I don't own one, but I know a lot of people who have bought these (Qnix and X-Star) on eBay from different sellers. Total cost shipped to Canada including duties and taxes is roughly $300. So $329 from Newegg is not a bad deal for you Southern neighbors, since you don't have to deal with customs/duties and Newegg has a "Marketplace Guarantee". For gamers, note that these can be overclocked.

Newegg page:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...3d36fc183cd7f2

Newegg Marketplace Guarantee:

http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/Neweg...e35396d92bb221

For more info, huge thread on Red Flag Deals (Canada):

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/rfds-...deals-1183236/
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Old 08-03-13, 03:03 PM
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

I wonder how they compare to the Monoprice monitor. They are kind of similar in specs and price.
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

I've heard a lot of positives about these, especially since the panels are essentially the same as the higher priced versions.

I kind of wish these had come out a couple years ago before I got my 27" HP ZR2740w for twice as much.
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How do you overclock a monitor? What use is that?

Overclocking a video card's RAM and GPU give benefits, but what use it is for a monitor itself? Increasing the RAMDAC?
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

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How do you overclock a monitor? What use is that?

Overclocking a video card's RAM and GPU give benefits, but what use it is for a monitor itself? Increasing the RAMDAC?
They're referring to the refresh rates the monitor can handle. Most are rated for 60hz, meaning 60 frames per second. But with high end PCs, some games can run at much higher frame rates. But you lose that if your monitor can't support it.

Basically it cuts down on motion blur.
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Old 08-04-13, 10:01 PM
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I wonder how these stack up against the Apple 27" since these are 3x cheaper than what I paid for the Apple.
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

most of these seem to use Samsung PLS panels. I wonder if these have some minor defects which were rejected for use in brand name panels. with that said, great price, if you don't mind no-name. They might use lower quality casing or whatever, but for the price, shouldn't be a big deal.

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Old 08-05-13, 10:47 AM
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I'd love a resolution boost, but I demand 120hz and unfortunately my VRAM is limited to ~1.3 GB, so for now I will stick with 1080p until I upgrade those SLI 570s. I'm fine with waiting until the new consoles come out and games really start advancing. As of now no reason to really upgrade IMO. Also I can't fit 27" on my desk.

Any 23" monitors at this res?
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Old 08-07-13, 06:26 PM
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most of these seem to use Samsung PLS panels. I wonder if these have some minor defects which were rejected for use in brand name panels. with that said, great price, if you don't mind no-name. They might use lower quality casing or whatever, but for the price, shouldn't be a big deal.
From that RFD thread I linked, it's been hit and miss for the people who bought them. But by now, they've identified the 2-3 most reputable eBay sellers and stuck with them. Still, the quality seems to be varying. some get very good panels with no dead pixels and very little backlight bleeding, some are not so fortunate and had to DIY to "fix" them. Perhaps that Newegg US marketplace seller has better quality control? Who knows...

Note that you need dual DVI/good enough GPU to drive those.

That said, even LG and Dell 27" IPS monitors sometimes have backlight bleeding issues. Seems that, for some reason, it's more likely to occur on 27 inchers.

Personally, I considered one, but then I found a good deal on an open box 1080p LG IPS277l. I'm old, my vision is not that great, and the higher res makes everything too small, so I don't mind the 1080p.
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Originally Posted by Nausicaa View Post

Any 23" monitors at this res?
At 24" and under, I doubt you'd be able to tell the difference sitting at normal distance.
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

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I'd love a resolution boost, but I demand 120hz and unfortunately my VRAM is limited to ~1.3 GB, so for now I will stick with 1080p until I upgrade those SLI 570s. I'm fine with waiting until the new consoles come out and games really start advancing. As of now no reason to really upgrade IMO. Also I can't fit 27" on my desk.

Any 23" monitors at this res?
I haven't see any. Even the 23" ultrasharp is just fhd.
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

I always thought it was weird that desktop monitor resolutions haven't been pushed the way portable devices have lately.

Although Windows scaling still sucks, so the majority of the people would have wonky looking UI elements or ridiculously small text.

It was weird adjusting to my 27" monitor at 1440 for a bit, but I've since fell in love with putting two browser windows side by side.
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

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I always thought it was weird that desktop monitor resolutions haven't been pushed the way portable devices have lately.

Although Windows scaling still sucks, so the majority of the people would have wonky looking UI elements or ridiculously small text.

It was weird adjusting to my 27" monitor at 1440 for a bit, but I've since fell in love with putting two browser windows side by side.
I don't think that the demand for high end monitors is that high, compared to the demand for high end smartphones.

high end 27" monitors from known manuf. will run you $600+, with an increase in resolution, price is only going to go up.
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Old 08-18-13, 12:37 AM
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Re: Korean 27" 2560x1440 Monitors now available at Newegg (marketplace)

saw it $259 from eBay...

http://slickdeals.net/f/6225282-27-X...-Free-Shipping
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