Brand: QH270-Lite (ordered), QH270-IPSB (shipped) *see below
Price: $295.50 shipped
Ordered on Wednesday, 8/8 in the evening. A few hours later, ta_planet emailed me saying he was out of the QH270-Lite monitors but would ship me the QH270-IPSB (identical to the Lite but w/ speakers) right away for no additional cost if I didn't want to wait until the following week for a Lite shipment. I agreed and it was shipped by 8/9. The box arrived on Monday, 8/13 which was two days earlier than Fedex estimated. Pretty nice.
Inside the box was the monitor, stand, power supply + power cable + power adapter, and DVI-Dual link cable. Also, a little note from ta_planet saying thanks and that the monitor wasn't dead, lol.
Plugged everything in, turned on my PC, and didn't get a picture. Was kind of worried... until I pulled out my other two monitors and just left the Shimian in. Turned on, looked beautiful. Plugged my other 2 monitors in and now have all 3 running. Tried to find any dead pixels, but couldn't find any. There is some backlight along the top border, with a nickle sized area of bleed near the top-right corner. Noticeable with a full black screen, but can't tell when gaming/browsing the web/etc. Haven't done any color calibration but I don't do any photoshop work so it's not that important to me. The stand feels secure, no wobbling at all. Haven't used the speakers and don't plan to.
Overall, very happy with the purchase. Glad to get rid of nvidia surround and switch to a single, high res monitor.