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post #11101 of 11286
I got my catleap, and I absolutely love it. I can't enter the club since its a 2703 and not a q270 (no option on the form for this model) but w/e.

I bought it from THIS listing, a used refurb. It might as well be brand new for all I can tell. As far as I have been able to tell there is only one dead pixel, about 3 inches in from the middle of the left side. When its not a light colored, static background I can't see it at all. The colors and clarity on this monitor are amazing. Even from a picture you can tell how much better it looks than my old monitors, which are now my secondary displays. I used to think they looked very good too...

I have yet to try overclocking it, but I'm not expecting much, if anything, out of this model.

There were some weird packaging complaints from the one review on it, which was not posted until after I bought mine, but I experienced none of what they listed. Mine was VERY well packaged, with the stand detached, a new power brick still sealed in plastic, though I'm not using the non-grounded plug adapter that came with it. I'm using a regular american 3-pin grounded power cable with the brick. I had to take the plastic off the monitor and the base, though I didn't remember to remove it from the bezels until after I took the pic below. I watched an unboxing on youtube of this model before I bought it, and this refurb, if anything, was packaged a bit better than a brand new one, due to a change in the material used for padding in a couple of key areas.

I'll leave a screencap of the review I left on newegg here, since the review hasn't been cleared yet so I can't link to it. It's a 1440p image, so you may have to do view original to read it.



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post #11102 of 11286
MCM Electronics has a fresh supply of Yamakasi Q270 in stock. these are new direct from the factory. MCM has a great return policy and is a reputable reseller.

Monitor can be found here - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/58-17775
post #11103 of 11286
How do these compare to the QX2710?
post #11104 of 11286
Here are the specs as best I can see it , Specifications are about the same depending on which Q2710 you are looking at. There seems to be a 8ms version and a 4ms. The Catleap is 5ms. The Qnix has HDMI and DVI inputs while the Catleap has both of those and add's DisplayPort. The VESA mounting is 100mm on the Qnix and 75mm on the Catleap monitor. Looks like MCM has lowered their price to $286 while the Qnix is $259 depending on where you get it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100160979%20600416631&IsNodeId=1&Description=Qnix&name=27%22%20and%20Up&Order=BESTMATCH

I am not familiar with the resellers of this monitor on the Newegg site but I know that MCM is a reputable company with a great return policy.

Thanks,
post #11105 of 11286
Hey, just wanted to say its been probably 4 years now ive had my catleap and not a single problem, great screen but its been so long since ive looked at this thread and theres far too much to catch up on. Well i have 2 980's custom watercooled and highly overclocked so it would be good if i could get this monitor oc up to120hz.

Is it still only certain early versions that can do this or has anymore tricks been found to oc these monitors? Much appreciated.
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Honestly, at this point in time with so many new IPS monitors coming out from great companies and at very reasonable prices, the market for these Yamakasi's is about gone.

There are still cheap Korean monitors to be had though, like the new 4k panels and such. But honestly, I'd rather purchase from someone like Acer or Asus now.
post #11107 of 11286
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Honestly, at this point in time with so many new IPS monitors coming out from great companies and at very reasonable prices, the market for these Yamakasi's is about gone.

There are still cheap Korean monitors to be had though, like the new 4k panels and such. But honestly, I'd rather purchase from someone like Acer or Asus now.

Acer and Asus can't come close to the $189 I paid for the one I just got. Just saying.
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post #11108 of 11286
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Honestly, at this point in time with so many new IPS monitors coming out from great companies and at very reasonable prices, the market for these Yamakasi's is about gone.

There are still cheap Korean monitors to be had though, like the new 4k panels and such. But honestly, I'd rather purchase from someone like Acer or Asus now.

with the insane QC issues they've faced? lol
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At least there may be some form of recourse vs. buying a Korean panel and almost always being stuck with what you get.

I believe the QC issue isn't so much with Asus and Acer as it is the AUO panels they've been using. Hoping they get it right sometime frown.gif
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At least there may be some form of recourse vs. buying a Korean panel and almost always being stuck with what you get.

I believe the QC issue isn't so much with Asus and Acer as it is the AUO panels they've been using. Hoping they get it right sometime frown.gif

that's blame passing, they should qc their products not just collect panels, do installs, and kick back as the profits roll in from the insane markups.
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