Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE (Perfect Pixel)Vendor:
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCustom Fees/Duties:
~$50 (Still worth it. So far...)Order Time:
Wednesday afternoon (Aug 1)Arrival Time:
Tuesday Morning (9:00AM, Aug 7)
None (that I have found)Screen Damage:
Slight bleed from the bottom right. Will just shift my work to the upper half of the monitor if I need to.Buzzing Noise:
THE worst I have had so far. Since I won't be touching the screen much however, and since my table is fairly resilient to movement, it's not a significant problem.Power Brick/Adapter:
LOADUS ac/dc Adapter. A small sticker beneath the large label states it is 110v acceptable. Been running for 40 minutes and it's fairly warm. Nothing crazy yet.** UPDATE **: I've kept the monitor running for over 4 hours now, and the adapter is getting pretty hot. It's making me slightly nervous, but I don't recall touching an AC/DC Adapter as often as I have here. Is it normal for adapters to get this hot?
**DOUBLE UPDATE**: It has been almost a week now, and no problems whatsoever. I think this monitor is here to stay.
EVGA Geforce GTX 460
Here are some pictures of the unboxing, in addition to some thoughts.
The delivery guy came at my door and asked me about the monitor. Unsurprisingly he revealed he had about 15 of these in his truck to deliver today. The magic of community forums eh?
Stared at the stand's plate for a little while. The build quality is evidently sub-par, but I have it hooked up now and it's doing its job. Took my a little white to have the monitor firmly attached to the plate because the screws seemed a little unaligned. It's all good now. It was just me.
Popped in some Trine 2 to see how glorious the colours are. It's my first IPS monitor so there's nothing I can base my judgement on, but it does look very nice. Camera overexposes the brightness, but it does look great. Plenty of real-estate and it will really help with my workflow in After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Conclusion: I'm not making a final conclusion until this monitor runs fine for a good while. Initial impression: great monitor for the price, but I would still keep in mind the risk of ordering this. If you do have money to spare, then by all means, join the club. if you are cash strapped then understand that you can be totally screwed over, or feel like a complete winner. In this case. I have won... the battle. The war is yet to be fought.
Major thanks to this thread for being #1 in the google search, and finding me a good upgrade from my 24 inch Philips. Will keep in touch if anything does occur.Edited by unpwnntent - 8/13/12 at 5:13pm