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There's a nice selection of them of course, but they're all IPS and thus expensive. I don't see why there can't be TN panels with those resolutions.
post #2 of 78
Because that many pixels is expensive to produce in the first place, and to make them TN would just cheapen the deal The first ones were TN, but since mostly professionals use them, the demand is really for IPS which is far superior to any TN.
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There is no real market for a TN Panel at that level, IPS's at 2560 x * are very useful and there is a market for them, thus there are a few.

You do pay for what you get though, I love my U2711, it's the best PC related thing I ever purchased, and well worth what I paid.
    
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Because IPS panels at that resolution are extremely expensive to manufacture and the market is not as big as the cheaper 1080p TN crap.
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HDTVs use TN panels as well.... it is cheaper to buy HDTV standard resolution panels and more profitable to sell HDTV standard resolution panels.
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No decent HDTV will use a TN panel :/
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I know IPS monitors are great but that's not the point here
I still don't understand why there can't be a 27" TN panel with a 2560x1440 resolution. It would be more expensive than a 1920x1080 monitor, but it wouldn't be as expensive as an IPS monitor, and I'm sure there would be a market for them if they existed, especially as video cards become increasingly capable of running games at those resolutions.You claim there's no market for them, but they don't even exist in the first place. If they did exist but didn't sell well, then that argument would be more believable
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I think part of it is caused by there being a gap between 1080p and 1440p.

Right now, all you have between the two is two options (I'm talking just common widescreen resolutions here).

One is the few niche 2048x1152 panels. That's not much higher and if you're looking more towards 1440p, it's really seemingly not much higher.

The other is 1920x1200. I believe that stands as the best option that covers that gap though (albeit it's not 16:9).

1920x1080 more replaced 1680x1050 as the mainstream rather than 1920x1200 at the mid-high end, but 1920x1200 got no real replacement (in my opinion). The mainstream got a boost with the 1920x1080 panels, and there were 1440p panels introduced to offer cheaper and 16:9, albeit less pixel, variants of the high end 2560x1600, but... I still feel there's a gap where a 1920x1200 proper refresh/replacement should have been made. They should have made a 2133x1200 or even a 2400x1350 (maybe that's too close to 2560x1440 to be needed?) resolution to replace 1920x1200.

Sorry to rant, but I'm not quite sure why there's no TN offerings of them, but maybe it's because there's not a huge demand for such a thing? I think a new 16:9 "mid-high end" panel would be a potential answer though. Before you see the mainstream make such a big jump (from 1080p to 1440p), it'll take time. That's why I think an in-between is needed to finally properly refresh 1920x1200.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 8/4/11 at 2:05pm
post #9 of 78
I was like you once, just wanted a higher resolution screen and didn't want to spend 1000 on it.

I eventually broke down and bought a HP IPS. Happy I did because its more then just the resolution.

Got some back pay from my employer and splurged on the IPS. Normally there would never be any money in the budget to buy something like this.

So I would have to believe there would be a market for this if someone would just sale them.
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i sometimes don't get the market system these days.......a 1920x1200 is about $200, yet a 2560x1600 is $800......you're adding < half the pixels, yet you charge x4 the price .......and if "they" made a cheap <$500 2560x1600 monitors, trust me there would be a market for them
    
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