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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 #1431 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Gloomy View Post

For those debating on whether or not to get the tempered glass-- don't. It's a bloody stupid feature. It's a crime, honestly-- everyone wants to get the apple minimalistic look but very few manufacturers do it right. Usually what ends up happening is you ruin the monitors. I mean think about it, you're basically putting something between yourself and the display. That's a crime. Sometimes you end up with reflections appearing on both the glass and the panel and it's infuriating.
Had this problem on my DELL Studio XPS 16. Drove me batty. Though I'll admit, it may be possible to keep it under control on a monitor, with which you can guarantee a glare free environment.

You registered on these forums just to tell us tempered glass is stupid even though everybody who's gotten one of the tempered glass ones so far absolutely loves it...fantastic.
post #1432 of 4784
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You registered on these forums just to tell us tempered glass is stupid even though everybody who's gotten one of the tempered glass ones so far absolutely loves it...fantastic.

It's called his opinion, and he's entitled to is just as much as you are entitled to yours. I've actually been thinking of getting a tempered glass one as well, just to compare for myself, but then posts like his make me think again. So, it's a good thing. wink.gif
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post #1433 of 4784
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You registered on these forums just to tell us tempered glass is stupid even though everybody who's gotten one of the tempered glass ones so far absolutely loves it...fantastic.

I wasn't aware there was a probational period. I'll leave.
post #1434 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HyperMatrix View Post

You registered on these forums just to tell us tempered glass is stupid even though everybody who's gotten one of the tempered glass ones so far absolutely loves it...fantastic.

Hes just giving us his opinion his first post was a helpful one to those who have no experience with the glass version also for those who would place it in a very bright and sunny room. Everyone has a right to their opinion and well who ever reads his might think twice before ordering...

just my thoughts but man I cannot wait to get my catleap!
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post #1435 of 4784
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You registered on these forums just to tell us tempered glass is stupid even though everybody who's gotten one of the tempered glass ones so far absolutely loves it...fantastic.

Not exactly. Most of the glass Achievas (the IPSB models) have had dust stuck behind the glass. For most people, this is perfectly acceptable, but it's potentially as annoying as a dead or stuck pixel. On the other hand, the non glass Achievas (like mine) have had a near perfect track record.

Unless you have little kids or something and you have to protect your screen, I would recommend the non glass variants of these monitors.


EDIT: Also, that's no way to welcome a new member. Where's the de-rep button?
Edited by brucethemoose - 3/7/12 at 11:38pm
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post #1436 of 4784
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What do the DVI ports on your 7600GT look like? If they look like either of the top 2 DVI ports, you should be good to go. If they are like the others, then I would say no.
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At least that's how I read that pic.

It looks like the top left one (DVI-I Dual Link) BUT with a cross instead of just a single horizontal line at the left corner with the four squares surrounding the cross.

This is my card, see pic of pinout
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143049


14-143-049_h5.jpg
post #1437 of 4784
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Originally Posted by ughnook View Post

It looks like the top left one (DVI-I Dual Link) BUT with a cross instead of just a single horizontal line at the left corner with the four squares surrounding the cross.
This is my card, see pic of pinout
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143049
14-143-049_h5.jpg

Your minor slots on the top and bottom aren't really slots, just perfs in the connector. You should be good to go, but as someone else stated, you won't be pushing many 3D intensive games with that 7600GT. Desktop browsing, image editing, movie watching and other simple GPU related tasks will be fine, but for gaming, it's time to upgrade that GPU. wink.gif
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post #1438 of 4784
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Your minor slots on the top and bottom aren't really slots, just perfs in the connector. You should be good to go, but as someone else stated, you won't be pushing many 3D intensive games with that 7600GT. Desktop browsing, image editing, movie watching and other simple GPU related tasks will be fine, but for gaming, it's time to upgrade that GPU. wink.gif
Thanks for the confirmation. Haven't played a game in years, but I will after a GPU upgrade.
post #1439 of 4784
Guys, how much perfomance loss will I have at 1440p instead of 1080p in a game such as Skyrim?
post #1440 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Druidje View Post

Guys, how much perfomance loss will I have at 1440p instead of 1080p in a game such as Skyrim?

Depends on the card(s) you have pushing that resolution. When mine gets here, I'll definitely be testing, since it's one of the main reasons I bought one. I think bruce plays Skyrim, so he can tell you. wink.gif
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