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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 #211 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Nano5656 View Post

hmm. someone with enough capital could theoritically buy 30 of these monitors and make a few bucks over here. haha

I was actually tempted as I do have available funds but then again I would need 30 buyers guarenteed and the profit margin would be minimal for the work frown.gif

Think I'll be picking one up today.
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post #212 of 4784
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Not that it matters now anyways, Achieva gave us a quote; price was 320 dollars shipped for 30 panels. For us to ship it to you guys, that would have been an extra 20 dollars or so. So the savings per monitor would have been around 50 dollars.

Just wait until this REALLY starts snowballing, like jcde7ago said. I hope he doesn't, but I get the feeling Dream Seller's gonna hike up prices.

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I was actually tempted as I do have available funds but then again I would need 30 buyers guarenteed and the profit margin would be minimal for the work frown.gif
Think I'll be picking one up today.
That would be awesome, but wait to see if anyone receives DOAs. A single DOA could ruin your profit margin.But I don't think finding buyers would be a problem rolleyes.gif



On a different note, I added a FAQ section. With all the traffic this thread is getting, this should save quite a bit of reading, and clear things up for everyone. If I missed anything big, just ask.
Edited by brucethemoose - 2/24/12 at 8:19pm
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post #213 of 4784
Honestly you guys are trying to make me spend $400 I don't have, LOL! I'm trying to pay off credit cards, get wisdom teeth removed, and quit my job,lol. Can someone who has the monitor please tell me just how glossy the screen is? The gloss on my ASUS VG236HE did a number on my eyes --I never even tried the 3d. Sold it off to a coworker, honestly how glossy is it, or does it just appear glossy cause of the light shining.
post #214 of 4784
BioWare and Achieva need to team up with a marketing campaign for the Mass Effect 3 launch to advertise these monitors...think of how many of these things would sell:

"PREPARE TO TAKE EARTH BACK BY EQUIPPING YOURSELF WITH THIS EXTREMELY HIGH-QUALITY 27" 2560x1440 IPS MONITOR FOR LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE OF THE COMPARABLE U2711! THE REAPERS WILL SURELY TURN AROUND AND HEAD BACK HOME TO MAKE SURE THEY GET THEIR ORDER IN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!" tongue.gif
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post #215 of 4784
Like wise would there be any coating I could put on this monitor if I found the gloss just too strong? Honestly I wish I hadn't gotten my U3011, cost me $250 in restocking fees, money I could have put towards this.
post #216 of 4784
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Honestly you guys are trying to make me spend $400 I don't have, LOL! I'm trying to pay off credit cards, get wisdom teeth removed, and quit my job,lol. Can someone who has the monitor please tell me just how glossy the screen is? The gloss on my ASUS VG236HE did a number on my eyes --I never even tried the 3d. Sold it off to a coworker, honestly how glossy is it, or does it just appear glossy cause of the light shining.

Well, I'm the only one who has it now, so...

Yes, it's very glossy, as that same light isn't shining in the anti-gloss Samsung TV. Generally, this is desirable trait for a monitor with such a high resolution, as an anti gloss coating can make text much harder to read.

Personally, I have this monitor set up right next to a HUGE window. I like this glossy display more than the anti gloss display I had, but if glossy just ain't your thing, this ain't your monitor. There are plenty of 120hz displays with AG coatings, and I've seen the non glossy HP Zr2740w as low as $550 before.
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Thank you for the fast reply. I'm afraid I have VERY sensitive eyes, even most AG coatings kill them. I have spent a fair bit of money on returnig monitors that don't agree with me. The only thing that works is U2311 and Asus ML238. I worry the coating on the ZR2740w is just too strong for me (as it has for many people). At the price I may just go for it (the Achieva), let me see if I can sell of some of my extra u2311 on ebay thumb.gif
post #218 of 4784
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Thank you for the fast reply. I'm afraid I have VERY sensitive eyes, even most AG coatings kill them. I have spent a fair bit of money on returnig monitors that don't agree with me. The only thing that works is U2311 and Asus ML238. I worry the coating on the ZR2740w is just too strong for me (as it has for many people). At the price I may just go for it (the Achieva), let me see if I can sell of some of my extra u2311 on ebay thumb.gif

Even if you end up not liking the Achieva for whatever reason, i am certain that you will have no issues finding a buyer for it. thumb.gif
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Even if you end up not liking the Achieva for whatever reason, i am certain that you will have no issues finding a buyer for it.
GOOD POINT!
I also want to clear something else up, seems I'm missing something, is there any chance of damaging it by giving it 120v instead of 240? The ebay page recommends a transformer.
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Even if you end up not liking the Achieva for whatever reason, i am certain that you will have no issues finding a buyer for it.
GOOD POINT!
I also want to clear something else up, seems I'm missing something, is there any chance of damaging it by giving it 120v instead of 240? The ebay page recommends a transformer.

The power brick is already a step-down transformer - just use a standard/generic power cable for monitors/etc. that's appropriate for your outlet and it will work just fine.
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