Originally Posted by mybadomen
I am lost ? Are these Monitors like really awesome or something? I did Google it and watched some video's but they seemed very expensive.Not cheap at all.
Am i missing something? I never really cared what monitor i was using as long as it looked good. But how much better are these?" Compared to say 3 Acer monitors for roughly the same price as 1 of these?
Not being rude i just never really thought of the monitor much. I just see one that looks good and but it if its good priced?
I know we all have our obsessions though so nothing against it at all. It was cool enough to get me reading and watching videos on it.
But can someone explain it to me a little ? What the real life difference is?
Does it look better? or whats the the great part? I think overclocking anything is awesome that's what got me interested in the post to begin with
but why a monitor i don't know.
A lot of the information your looking for is in the original post (see page 1). These types of monitors 2560x1440 @ 27" are upwards of $700 in retail. You get it in less than a week from Korea for half price. Also note that this is an IPS LED panel so nice and thin as well as great colors. Input lag is another benefit for ones with the single DVI-D dual link connector and no OSD. It is very low due to the lack of scaler and great for an gaming LCD monitor (one of the reasons I bought this). Haven't checked the pricing of 3 acer lcds (what size, resolution, ips, etc) maybe more like 2 vs 3, since these are going for less than $350 shipped now. The key for me is the resolution again (think retina display vs normal tablets), ips (if your into photos) and no bezels (compared to the 3x lcd set-up). OC'ing this is the icing on the cake, but also see the input lag section on the OP about the impact to video. One thing to be aware of is the impact of the higher resolution on your frame rates. I thought buying a 470gtx two years ago would last me a while since it easily maxed out my 1080p monitor and since that was my native resolution there was no need to go higher till I bought a new monitor. Might end up going with 2 of the 100Hz ones if/when they come out. I just love the extra realestate on the 2560x1440 (pictures, webpages, coding, etc). As for games a nice trade off is to turn off AA to get more HP, since the higher resolution and tighter pixels makes up to avoid jaggies.
Originally Posted by mybadomen
cool just curious. because i spent allot way back i think it was $899.00 for a 19 inch Sony that looked amazing when X Brite first came out. but after a while it never really mattered to me what monitor i was on.As long as it looked good. I am on some cheap Hannspree 23" i picked up on sale for $129. and have been very happy with it. Then i have my PC also hooked to my 55" Toshiba
Maby i am just going blind in my old age because they all look somewhat the same to me nowadays
I know what you mean. Did the same for flat diamond-tron 20" when it first came out then prices dropped like crazy. I agree with you that panel prices do drop quickly, but the market in Korea and WW for LCD is depressed already. I think prices on these types of displays will get cheaper, but more like from the $700 to $400 as you would be buying now. These types of displays are in less demand since the sweet spot is 1080p due to video. I know Intel is pushing for higher resolution displays, but that will take a year or two and I think they won't go mainstream till something like the follow on standard for HD video comes. I also picked up a cheap Auria 26" which I bought for $200 on sale two years back. I got it for the 1920x1200 resolution. It had a couple of dead pixel and the a strong blue tint. It is also not an IPS panel. So if I get the 2x 100Hz Catleaps, I'll move the 2C (65Hz max) to my wife's room to replace the Auria and move the Auria to my living room for the kids. Then I can throw out the junky 32" 720p Oliviea I got for $300. Sigh... Yes, the darn upgrade bug has got me again.
Since I'm typing this on my dual display set-up (40" Samsung HDTV TN 1920x1080 and Catleap 27" IPS 2560x1440) and had a nice native 2560x1440 wallpaper in the background that really showed the difference between the two displays. I attached picture does not do the actual colors justice (deeper, richer - tough lighting with bright sunlight outside and forgive my mess). It does serve a good comparison between the displays in regards to resolution (see how much more you see of the wallpaper on the right) and the difference in sharpness and color. Good luck with your decision.