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Quick update from me:

I have a bunch of pictures of my setup and plenty of opinions, BUT I've been rather screwed by Hurricane Sandy in multiple ways:
1. Had no power for a whole week.
2. The midterms I had during that week got pushed to this week so now I have 3 in a week. Wooh.

Anyway, some quick notes:

My IPSI from bigclothcraft has 0 issues in terms of functionality. It has 3-4 NOTICEABLE pieces of dust stuck behind the glass. 0 dead/stuck pixels. No buzzing, no lines, no flickering.
Shows BIOS just fine as well (I use GTX 560)

Mine came with a power brick rated for 110-240v so all I had to do was find a spare cable.

The "hairline finish" on the IPSI bezel is nice looking but NOT aluminum. Its plastic made to look like aluminum.

Its currently hanging off of a $20 ebay swivel arm mount which clamps to the edge of my desk. It bends slightly but has held and shows no issues for over 2 weeks now.
Pretty good considering I have it hanging upside down... Its clamped to the shelf above my desk so that my monitor is floating over my desk instead of taking up space, will show pics later.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND GETTING IPSI.
At first glance and during normal use it looks fine. But I got curious and took my flashlight (very bright, 300lumens or so) and used that to examine the screen while it was off.
There is A LOT of dust stuck behind the screen. None of these small dusties are noticeable under normal use luckily. There are also a lot of streaks BEHIND the glass, looks like someone at the factory tried to clean it, very badly.
Again, none of these issues are apparent under normal use, but it bothers me. I would have rather ordered a IPS-Lite if I knew about this before hand.
Will try to get pictures of this up soon as well.
Edited by PandaSPUR - 11/6/12 at 10:09am
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post #2472 of 3508
You can remove the glass if you are careful, I believe a fellow OCNer has posted a video somewhere on youtube...

Found it,
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Thanks for finding the video, I was thinking about doing that. I also want to remove the Shimian logo and somehow make the LED less annoying... I leave it on standby when I sleep, so the blinking blue LED actually annoys me quite a bit.

Dont want to do any of this until im past 45 days though, incase i need to ship it back for whatever reason... *knock on wood*
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juisyjuice View Post

Here is my review of the $30 Gateway Pivot Stand with 4 USB 2.0 Ports that I just put on my Shimian. Bought one to make sure it worked well. To me it does and then some! Hope it helps you guys out deciding, who are looking for an affordable, solid stand, that pivots.
Features:
1. Solid Build Quality - Weighs around 8-10 pounds I would say.
2. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Slides up and down on the stand effortlessly, with a screw in the back to adjust the tension
3. MEGA-TILT forward or backwards - In landscape this monitor has all the tilt you could ever dream of.
4. PIVOT'S - In portrait mode it cannot tilt forward or downward past 90 degrees. Only con of this monitor I can find. See pics
5. ROTATES - But the stand will move- alas it is a circle stand so when rotating, its very easy to do with little strength.
6. HAS 4 USB 2.0 Ports - 2 on each side of stand
7. VESA certified - Has 75mm and 100mm holes to accommodate both standards
NOTE: The screws that came with the stand were to long for the Shimians VESA holes. My Shimian came with 2 screws already in the 100mm holes. I just used them to screw the mount to the monitor. Just use the 2 screws in the Shimian. You don't have to run out and buys screws, but you can to be extra safe..

I picked up one of these on Amazon for about 25.00 bucks too. The stand is set for a much lighter weigh monitor so make sure you screw the tension up so the monitor will stay at the height you desire. This stand is very similar to the one that came stock on the larger Gateway monitors in the past... so if you know where a dead one of those is you can salvage the stand.

I bought 2x M4 5mm screws from Home Depot and they worked great to fill in the two empty holes in the back.

This is an Excellent upgrade for this monitor at a very low price.
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UH OH!! LOOKS LIKE YOU WERE TROLLINGZ MY PAGE
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uh oh are you trolling hard bro?
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UH OH!! LOOKS LIKE YOU WERE TROLLINGZ MY PAGE
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Interesting Dell mount.. I expected to see an Ultrasharp series mount before I clicked lol.

and ya know, there is an edit button. No need for triple posts >.>
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post #2479 of 3508
Quote:
Originally Posted by B-13 View Post

Nov 6, 2012 4:00 PM
Departed FedEx location
ANCHORAGE, AK

w00p!

My first 2 Shimian's, Alaska held them for 2.5 Days to receive clearance and a total of 6 days to reach me I believe. I could not believe this, as people were getting their monitor's in 2-3 days flat.

I ordered 2 more Shimian's and the clearance release from Alaska took 2 hours, and I received my monitor's in 2.5 days flat. Was actually freaking out as Korea to Texas seems like it would take a lot extra time versus people in California claiming 1 days shipping.

Heck, my Amazon prime 2 Day Shipping takes about 2-2.5 days usually, and that's stuffed shipped a few states away from me.

Incredible to say the least. Enjoy your shimian!
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I have no clue how they ship this fast. Received mine in 2 days. Ordered on Sunday. Shipped on Monday. Received on Tuesday at 12:30PM. Maybe FedEx has a special teleportation device? lol
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