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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 #3691 of 4784
ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-Lite is down to $296.90 now from dream-seller... It's been dropping $5 a day. I'm going to wait a week or two for it to stabilize.
post #3692 of 4784
Under 300 is super. wink.gif Have to order one soon..
Edited by twebbas - 5/11/12 at 8:20am
post #3693 of 4784
i for some reason cannot find an answer about the shimian monitor-does it have a height adjustable stand?
post #3694 of 4784
I got a email before you edited it and yeah he did raise the price but red-cap emailed me to say that he has 3 perfect pixel monitors with some dust under the glass that he will sell me for $300, the good news is that you can remove the glass and clean it, so i took all 3
post #3695 of 4784
Gah! I'm just so indecisive about all this. Been frantically collecting information on pros and cons of each monitor brand and version, and it's not a clear-cut decision...

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* Achieva ShiMian with tempered glass - Pros: cheap ($317), easy to clean, looks nice; Cons: likelihood of dust stuck behind the screen, more strain on the eyes (I guess? is it exactly like Apple Thunderbolt or worse in terms of the glare?), easier to damage in transit

* PCBank PB2700 perfect pixel - Pros: cheap ($319), has seemingly better screen quality / latency, no white trim, likelihood of perfect pixels, a couple calibrated color profiles available; Cons: long boot time from reports, most boring looking bezel

*PCBank PB2700 Super perfect pixel - Pros: same as above but with a better stand. Still uncertain if the monitor is an improvement upon the original in more ways than that. Cons: costs $340
   
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post #3696 of 4784
For the tempered glass model is easy to remove the glass to clean it out, the screens are all the same, LG?
all the profiles will be the same for all models

not easier to break then none glass models because tempered glass is stronger then the plastic screens

no strain on the eyes if you dont point it to a window
post #3697 of 4784
Aha, thank you. I thought it was the Catleap with tempered glass that was easy to disassemble - Achieva's glass is attached more firmly and requires a lot more effort, no?

Is everyone using a monitor calibration of sorts, or do most monitors arrive with pretty good color settings already?
   
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post #3698 of 4784
Jelly. DO WANT. thumb.gif for an awesome looking monitor.
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post #3699 of 4784
I just ordered my achieva shimian lite from dream-seller. $296.90. I will keep you updated. I'm borrowing a x-rite colormunki spectrophotometer also.
post #3700 of 4784
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I just ordered my achieva shimian lite from dream-seller. $296.90. I will keep you updated. I'm borrowing a x-rite colormunki spectrophotometer also.

Excellent, I hope you get a good one! Please do post your calibrated profile smile.gif
   
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