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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
555 Total Votes  
post #141 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Exfiltrate View Post

This is probably the best Korean 27" IPS out there. It has a 90% aluminum body and a sturdy stand. Thin bezel too.
Crossover IPS 27"
This is the one I have, and I have seen many others, so I can vouch for it.

No international shipping, unfortunately. I wonder if there's a way around that.



Also, I found what seems to be an awesome LCD test. It's all browser based, so anyone interested in this monitor can compare it to their current setup.
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/
I'll post results tonight or this weekend.
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post #142 of 4784
This thread has me interested for the price. Sub'd thumb.gif
post #143 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exfiltrate View Post

This is probably the best Korean 27" IPS out there. It has a 90% aluminum body and a sturdy stand. Thin bezel too.
Crossover IPS 27"
This is the one I have, and I have seen many others, so I can vouch for it.

How much did you buy it for? $266 + shipping?

Looks like a great price.
post #144 of 4784
please post those results tonight!
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post #145 of 4784
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Originally Posted by three4seven View Post


How much did you buy it for? $266 + shipping?
Looks like a great price.

 

+ import fees. I wouldn't be surprised if the total came to over 400 dollars. 
 

 

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post #146 of 4784
Should I care that these monitors only have DVI input?

Why would I need HDMI -annnd- DVI, or dual link DVI fort ha tmatter? I haven't got a new monitor in years and my current one is still using VGA. Can someone give me a quick run down as to why I might want a superfluous amount of inputs in my monitor? I mean, wont I only use one anyway?
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post #147 of 4784
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Should I care that these monitors only have DVI input?
Why would I need HDMI -annnd- DVI, or dual link DVI fort ha tmatter? I haven't got a new monitor in years and my current one is still using VGA. Can someone give me a quick run down as to why I might want a superfluous amount of inputs in my monitor? I mean, wont I only use one anyway?

I have my desktop, laptop and sometimes my 360 connected to my monitors. It is nice have these connections so you don't have to keep switch cables. Hdmi is also needed for me since my laptop doesn't have dual link nor the 360. But if this is primarily for a desktop than it's fine.
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post #148 of 4784
Pulled the trigger...went with the Achieva, as I don't actually like how high the Catleap's stand is.

I want this bad boy in time to play Mass Effect 3...and $400 for an IPS panel @ 2560x1440? If it lasts me 18-24 months, I would have gotten my money's worth. I'll finally have a monitor to actually tax my 590, which is overkill @ my current 1920x1200. Even without a warranty....as long as it doesn't explode/die, I can live with it.

Good thing I kept all the original packaging for my VW266H...at least I know I can sell this monitor for ~$200-220 after shipping (based on recent eBay listings)...and an upgrade to IPS and 2560x1440 for $200? Yes please!!! thumb.gif
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post #149 of 4784
Hmm not sure if I should pull the trigger on this. Would you guys-if price didn't matter between catleap/achieva or ultrasharp 2711 go for? Only reason I haven't jumped is the lack of warranty since idk if it'll be dead next week. Though I dislike the AG.
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post #150 of 4784
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Hmm not sure if I should pull the trigger on this. Would you guys-if price didn't matter between catleap/achieva or ultrasharp 2711 go for? Only reason I haven't jumped is the lack of warranty since idk if it'll be dead next week. Though I dislike the AG.

I did.

Yes, the lack of a warranty is a bummer - but honestly, at this price point....unless something absolutely horrible happens or you are the unluckiest person on earth - you'll probably get your money's worth out of this.

I can't stomach the thought of both the AG on the U2711 AND the fact that it costs about $1K after taxes. For $600 less....I can stomach the lack of a warranty. When mine gets to me, it'll be inspected with a fine-tooth comb, and if there is even a hint of damage, i'll flat out return it or just ask for an exchange. The risk is marginal and the gains....well....I think OP's pics speak for themselves. thumb.gif

Also, I asked my gf (she's Korean and can read/write Korean) to check out the Crossover one that was mentioned a page or two back - and she said there is just no way to work around the lack of international shipping. She even tried contacting the listed email, but it just bounced back as an invalid address. Your best bet is knowing someone who lives there who'll just ship it to you...lol.
Edited by jcde7ago - 2/24/12 at 12:02am
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