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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)
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post #4731 of 4784
Maybe cause it's specified it doesn't work on mac and doesn't support hd5770?
I know that can make no-sense, that doesn't make sense to me too. But, as they write a thing i wanna ask if someone is in my same conditions and has already pulled the trigger.
Suppose i buy it and it doesn't work for some motivation: i am the guy who pulled the trigger and has a monitor to throw away. I don't wanna be that guy
Edited by Tora Kira - 3/8/13 at 3:45am
post #4732 of 4784
I've had the Shimian from Dream Seller for two days now. I thought I'd write up my experiences:

Bought it on Ebay last Friday, it arrived via FedEx on Wednesday. It was shipped in the monitor box without any additional bubble wrap around the outside of the box. Inside there were a couple layers of bubble wrap that probably weren't there before. It also had a note from Dream Seller that apologizes for the shipping delay as the first one they tested had too many dead pixels. I didn't think there were any delays, maybe this is a standard thing they send out?

I've played Skyrim and Sins of a Solar Empire on it for several hours now and it is amazing. I haven't found any dead pixels and I haven't noticed any backlight bleed. I should note that my Samsungs have terrible bleed, so I may be desensitized to it a little.

The stand is a little wobbly, but it hasn't been a problem for me sitting on my desk. It would probably be an issue if it were on a cheaper desk or a folding table.

My 7870 is keeping FPS at 55-60 in Skyrim most of the time with AA and AF at 8x each and everything set at high/ultra.

I was nervous about buying one, but this monitor is awesome!
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post #4733 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Tora Kira View Post

Maybe cause it's specified it doesn't work on mac and doesn't support hd5770?
I know that can make no-sense, that doesn't make sense to me too. But, as they write a thing i wanna ask if someone is in my same conditions and has already pulled the trigger.
Suppose i buy it and it doesn't work for some motivation: i am the guy who pulled the trigger and has a monitor to throw away. I don't wanna be that guy

I got your solution!!!!

Take your mac to the mac store they are totally cool about letting people hook there Macs up to stuff at the store. Just ask to plug it into a cinema display. If you can hit 2560 on that then you can hit 2560 on this.
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post #4734 of 4784
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Originally Posted by The Ricker View Post

I've had the Shimian from Dream Seller for two days now. I thought I'd write up my experiences:

Bought it on Ebay last Friday, it arrived via FedEx on Wednesday. It was shipped in the monitor box without any additional bubble wrap around the outside of the box. Inside there were a couple layers of bubble wrap that probably weren't there before. It also had a note from Dream Seller that apologizes for the shipping delay as the first one they tested had too many dead pixels. I didn't think there were any delays, maybe this is a standard thing they send out?

I've played Skyrim and Sins of a Solar Empire on it for several hours now and it is amazing. I haven't found any dead pixels and I haven't noticed any backlight bleed. I should note that my Samsungs have terrible bleed, so I may be desensitized to it a little.

The stand is a little wobbly, but it hasn't been a problem for me sitting on my desk. It would probably be an issue if it were on a cheaper desk or a folding table.

My 7870 is keeping FPS at 55-60 in Skyrim most of the time with AA and AF at 8x each and everything set at high/ultra.

I was nervous about buying one, but this monitor is awesome!

Wait? 55-60FPS with AA set to 8x? Also I don't think there is any reason to run AF at 8x I think you should leave that at 16x at all times. I wouldn't get 60FPS with 8x AA on my GTX 670.
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post #4735 of 4784
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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

I got your solution!!!!

Take your mac to the mac store they are totally cool about letting people hook there Macs up to stuff at the store. Just ask to plug it into a cinema display. If you can hit 2560 on that then you can hit 2560 on this.

I don't think it'd give a solution.. Mainly cause the monitor is not the same, just the panel is.. Obviously the apple cinema will work.. But a monitor is more than the panel it mounts i think
post #4736 of 4784
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Wait? 55-60FPS with AA set to 8x? Also I don't think there is any reason to run AF at 8x I think you should leave that at 16x at all times. I wouldn't get 60FPS with 8x AA on my GTX 670.

I'm using the MSI Afterburner plugin with Rainmeter to measure it, but It's not something I care too much about, so I haven't done any rigorous testing. Maybe I have something configured wrong, but the game-play is smooth and it never feels sluggish, so I'm happy.
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post #4737 of 4784
The ACHIEVA QH270 is almost 75-100 dollars cheaper than the CatLeap Q270, and far more available too. The Q270 seems to be around, but only in white, and the black is over $100 more expensive than the QH270.

Is there a major difference between the QH270 and the Q270? And as for the availability of the Q270, is the CatLeap 2503 comparable to the Q270? What's the difference there?

The Q270 I would buy:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-Q270-MULTI-27-LED-2560X1440-S-IPS-Monitor-Perfect-Pixel-/120878749173?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item1c24ef55f5

The QH270 I would buy (3 choices, QH270, QH270-Lite, and QH270-Lite Pixel Perfect):
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Perfect-Pixel-QH270-Lite-ShiMian-27-QHD-16-9-DVI-D-Wide-2560x1440-Monitor-/221196966430?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item33805dda1e&_uhb=1#ht_8507wt_874
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Sale-QH270-IPSBS-27-Monitor-5W-Speaker-advanced-model-than-QH270-Lite-/320882265870?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item4ab612cf0e&_uhb=1#ht_13168wt_874
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-ACHIEVA-27-LED-2560x1440-WQHD-S-IPS-Quad-HD-Monitor-QH270-Lite-/150784137898?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item231b6f5aaa&_uhb=1#ht_15290wt_874

Suggestions would be awesome.
Edited by Alkajak - 3/11/13 at 12:43am
post #4738 of 4784
Just wanted to give a status report. It has been a little over a year since I purchased my ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-IPSB, and it is still running strong. I think I already got my moneys worth out of it honestly. I have not really had any issues to speak of, and I did manage to get used to the gloss after a month or so.
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post #4739 of 4784
Anyone know where to get this monitor in EU ?
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Same as everywhere else, eBay...
    
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