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YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270 Reviews

Darkwizzie

Long Review of Catleap + Video

Posted

Pros: VERY Cheap, Quality is very good

Cons: Marginally higher chance of failure

The monitor can be bought from Ebay for $300. At that price, a 27 inch IPS display at 2560 x 1440 resolution is unheard of until now. The Shimian variety has a higher chance of failure and the Crossovers have a better stand but cost more. (For those that want height adjustable stand, Crossover is the way to go because it is only $35 more expensive and nets better build quality.) At any rate, while there is a higher chance of failure (~87.7% of monitors received are good) versus the best brands, the slightly bumped up chance doesn't warrant buying another monitor. I highly recommend it. Shimians are at about ~81-82%, and Crossovers are ~88-89%. The top selling monitor on Newegg has...
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GrJohnso

Pleasantly Suprised

Posted

Pros: Price, Size, Resolution, Color

Cons: Build quality, power adapter, heat

I'll keep it short, as there is plenty to read about in the forums. If you want good colors, good resolution, and are on a budget, these Korean IPS 27" monitors fit the bill.    Color is "OK" out of the box, but if you are doing any photo/video work, you will want to use a basic calibration tool. This monitor has no OSD, so you can only control brightness without software. Once calibrated, these things are pretty good. Expect 77% of adobe RGB color range. Better than TN panels, but not as good as the high end IPS panels that can do >100% aRGB.    Viewing angles are just "OK". Larger, back-lit screens are prone to a bit of IPS "Glow" around the edges when...
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