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What's MonoPrice?

Go to monoprice.com and prepare for tech geek heaven.

They're basically a high quality seller of parts, speakers, cell accessories, etc for very good prices.
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Go to monoprice.com and prepare for tech geek heaven.
They're basically a high quality seller of parts, speakers, cell accessories, etc for very good prices.

Ahh I see.

Thanks I'll have a look.
post #2883 of 3508
I would like to get one of these monitors, but I was looking for an ISPB with the glass covering the entire face of the monitor because it looks nice and sleek like the Apple display. I found this one from dream-seller. Has anyone purchased this one and can confirm it is infact IPSB, and not IPSI?
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Hey guys. I'm a new member to this forum. I bought an Achieva Shimian monitor. Just got it a couple of days ago. I've been trying to connect it with my Mac Mini 2012 and haven't been successful. I have an old Macbook pro pre 2009 and was able to test it that way and it works fine there however, I've tried it with my Mac Mini in every imaginable way, (using and hdmi to dvi, mini display to dvi cables etc.) and no luck. I even went and bought a cable that has in one end dvi and hdmi on the other and also no go. I've seen postings asking the same questions but haven't seen an answer to it. has anyone out there been successful in connecting it to a Mac Mini 2012. thanx, I would greatly appreciate a response to guide me in the right direction.

First off, if your cable is HDMI --> DVI, that will not work. HDMI has 1920x1080 max resolution. Your monitor has 2560x1440. What you need is the actual Apple brand Dual-link DVI adapter. It connects to the displayport/thunderbolt port and outputs to DUAL LINK DVI. That should work. The adapter is expensive, though. About $100 US. I have not seen any "compatible" adapters that do the same thing.
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Thank you Lancorp. I already tried that. I bought the Apple mini display port to dual link-dvi adapter (and you are right it's a bit pricy $100.00) I would have gladly kept it if it had worked but it did not work with it either. Do you have any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong. Like I said, if I connect it to my old MacBook Pro it works but of course, I don't get the best resolution from it. I wish it worked with my new Mac Mini . I got lucky and got a otherwise perfect monitor. No dead pixils or anything. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
post #2886 of 3508
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Thank you Lancorp. I already tried that. I bought the Apple mini display port to dual link-dvi adapter (and you are right it's a bit pricy $100.00) I would have gladly kept it if it had worked but it did not work with it either. Do you have any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong. Like I said, if I connect it to my old MacBook Pro it works but of course, I don't get the best resolution from it. I wish it worked with my new Mac Mini . I got lucky and got a otherwise perfect monitor. No dead pixils or anything. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1489591&page=5
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In order to get full use of these display 2560 X 1440 resolution, you need the appropriate interface. If you use the mini DP to HDMI adapter you will be stuck at 1920 X 1200, what a waste if your monitor supports greater resolutions. I suggest purchasing at minimum the mini DP to DVI adapter at $30 so that you can get the 2560 X 1440 resolution. I went even better interface and am using a mini DP to Display Port cable which has a higher transfer rate and passes audio if so inclined to use. I have the Yamakasi Q271 Retina display, it is so sweet in this configuration as this model has Display Port interface. Both CrossOver, Achieva and Yamakasi have models with display port interface. I highly recommend going with these models over use of bulky DVI connections. Bought mine here in Korea for 500,000 KWon ($482).
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He has a 'Retina' display huh?

Good God, I loathe Apples marketing machine...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.7GHz Asus P8Z68-V GEN3 GTX Titan 16GB Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB  2x 500GB WD Green RAID1 + WD 2TB Green  Noctua Nh-DH 14 Win 8 Pro x64 
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Shimian Achieva 2560x1440p IPS Corsair AX850 Lian-Li PC-A05N 
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Crucial M4 128GB  2x 500GB WD Green RAID1 + WD 2TB Green  Noctua Nh-DH 14 Win 8 Pro x64 
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Shimian Achieva 2560x1440p IPS Corsair AX850 Lian-Li PC-A05N 
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post #2888 of 3508
Im about to buy the Shimian from Green sum on e-bay...

I only have one question:

Do u guys recommend the pixel perfect version thats 40 bucks more?
http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Perfect-Pixel-New-ACHIEVA-Shimian-QH270-Lite-27-LED-S-IPS-2560x1440-HD-Monitor-/140886763636?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item20cd816874

Or is the chance i have stuck pixels that low, that i can just order a non pixel perfect..



Im from holland and sending the monitor back to S-Korea is as expensive as the monitor itself...
post #2889 of 3508
I ordered a IPSB from dream-seller, I also really wanted the glass to cover the entire screen. But sadly it turned out to be an IPSI, and to be honest I really liked it. I like the texture on the bezel and the general look is very good.
If you're sure you wouldn't like the IPSI, I would suggest getting a lite possibly from red-cap because I'm just about to go to fedex to return mine to dream-seller as it freezes after a minute of use.

Good luck!
post #2890 of 3508
I got mine today, and I must say its a beauty. Makes my old 21" Gateway seem cruddy in comparison.
What I did notice was a bit of screen flickering, which seems to be related to my ATI Overdrive (weird, I know), but other than that, its essentially a perfect panel in all aspects.
Also, when they said power brick...its literally a brick. Almost twice as big as the Samsung ones o_o
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