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Originally Posted by y2kcamaross View Post

Let's see...why would I spend half the price for essentially the same monitor? Gee, I dunno, because it's a great deal? No sickening AG coating and It's also one of the only monitors in the world(overlord tempest OC too) that can overclock to 120hz@1440p? Good luck doing that on your Dell, And actually, those 900+ pages are basically saying how awesome the Catleaps are, I've read almost the entire thread

I thought only certain Catleaps could do 60+ hz and it wasn't guaranteed (and unless they changed it, I thought it voided the warrenty for Overlord models).

No idea why people hating on the U2711, its a different panel with different backlighting.

I got my mom one of those because the LED backlit monitors would give her a headache.

Just fixed up an Apple Cinema monitor and it's okay, wasn't really wowed since I've been using U2711's at work.

Stilling looking for a 120hz 1440 monitor.
Edited by evilferret - 12/12/12 at 12:58pm
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I ordered a Yamakasi Q271 (eBay link) from dream-seller. It shipped Monday and arrived 10 minutes ago.

No dead pixels. There is a bit of yellowing tint at the bottom right corner, but it's not noticeable unless I'm looking at it on a dark background; it's off in my peripheral vision when I'm looking at the center of the screen and is . The bottom edge of the bezel is separated from the screen; I'm not sure how to go about fixing that. It's not even noticeable unless I'm standing up and looking straight down at it.

I'm not entirely happy though. I was expecting a glossy screen, but the Q271 has a matte finish.

Colors still look amazing compared to my Samsung 2493HM. As everyone else has said, the build quality of the Korean monitors aren't the greatest. I've dropped my 2493HM on concrete before and it survived with a light scuff on the corner. I'd expect the Yamakasi to shatter to pieces if I ever dropped it.

Just how much better would it look without the matte finished?


Edited by stn0092 - 12/12/12 at 1:33pm
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How do you even drop monitor?
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How do you even drop monitor?
Moving into an apartment during the first week of college.
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Moving into an apartment during the first week of college.
$400 box isn't worth some special care? I feel like im the only one acting nice to my stuff...
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$400 box isn't worth some special care? I feel like im the only one acting nice to my stuff...
Accidents happen. Does it really matter that I dropped a monitor? Can we get back to my question?

Matte vs. glossy Q270/Q271. How much does it affect color? Aside from the matte finish, I pretty much have a perfectly functional Q271.
Edited by stn0092 - 12/12/12 at 2:27pm
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Accidents happen. Does it really matter that I dropped a monitor? Can we get back to my question?
Matte vs. glossy Q270/Q271. How much does it affect color? Aside from the matte finish, I pretty much have a perfectly functional Q271.

A glossy panel will always have better image quality and color reproduction.

Matte will significantly reduce image quality. Color reproduction also takes a hit but not as much as image quality.
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A glossy panel will decrease your image quality in brightly lit situations. Matte has some degradation in the form of graininess on light colours. Colour reproduction is not affected.

Edit: Matte has varying degrees of graininess. Some is almost unnoticeable, some is quite significant (Re: Dell U2711).
Edited by kevinsbane - 12/12/12 at 9:07pm
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Glossy screens have colors that pop. It can get bright and vibrant. Personally, I'd never go back to a matte, I've always liked glossy.
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post #9110 of 11286
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A glossy panel will decrease your image quality in brightly lit situations. Matte has some degradation in the form of graininess on light colours. Colour reproduction is not affected.
Edit: Matte has varying degrees of graininess. Some is almost unnoticeable, some is quite significant (Re: Dell U2711).

Glossy panels have much better image quality than corresponding matte panels. That is a fact.
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