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OPk thanks I do understand your point. Just always good to hear from people who have actually seen them. Without glass is a decent amount cheaper.

Care to say why you would go with no glass?
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I went for the glass because it was only $299.99 at the time and it even dropped to $295 for a certain time. It's now $344 from the same seller though, hope the cheaper price wasn't due to being a bad batch. Mine's arriving on Wednesday due to an extremely long bank holiday to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and some other stuff.

The glass will be more reflective, but after using my iPhone for a long time, I really like how the glass "complements" the screen. I've not actually had the chance to use a glass IPS screen for an extended amount of time, so I can't tell you how it is on the eyes, but I've had a Dell U2211H and currently use an Asus VS239H (Both IPS with anti glare coatings) and it's quite hard to focus my eyes on the monitor. But for some reason I think this actually protects my eyes in the long term as I've found my eyesight hasn't actually deteriorated much whilst using these two screens. But I do find it is really hard to focus on reading, and sometimes this may even affect gaming.

On the other hand, as people have mentioned, there is quite a high chance that there will be dust between the actual screen and the glass layer, and also lights will be highly reflective in the glass. I've just rearranged my desk so that it sits in front of the window and sunlight shines from behind and over my desk now, as opposed to coming in from the side and then onto my monitor. Lighting in my room is still from the centre of the room but the ceiling lamp is quite small so I should manage. Wouldn't mind using my monitor as a mirror either smile.gif

I chose the glass as I wanted to try the glass as I am slightly irritated by the anti glare and also I like the idea of a simple sweep across the monitor to clean it. I almost never clean my actual monitor as I'm not OCD/paranoid about dust. My Asus VS239H also has 2 pixels that are stuck on red and blue on a black screen. Unless I go hunting for it on a black screen I don't notice it though - not even when watching movies. That's why I decided I could live with a few dead pixels and a speck of dust or two. Of course, I'd rather there be none, but life is never so fair.

Tl;dr

The decision is for you to make.

Glass vs non glass:
-Extra glossy/more reflective vs less glossy/reflective.
-Easier to clean as opposed to less easy
-Chance of dust stuck under glass as opposed to no chance of dust to be stuck to screen
    
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Thanks a lot +rep. I think I am going with the no glass. I don't want any extra glare although I'm pretty sure neither has AG on it. We shall see.
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Np, just helping out. Appreciate the rep.

You're correct to say that neither has AG coating on them, both are glossy I'm afraid. I've had someone recommend me the HP 27", that does have AG I think and apparently it can be had for $500 sometimes and comes with lots of inputs if that's what you want.
    
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Yeah I've heard the HP is a good choice. And I would prefer it but I don't have that kind of money. I think I'm going to go with the lite version of this monitor tonight. Pretty excited. Just waiting for payment on a gpu I have for sale.
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So I ordered lite version last tuesday, and got it 3 days later, on FRIDAY.

I ordered from ta_planet, and it got A panel at the back, no dead pixel.

Only concern is that the middle portion of the top bezel covers 1-2mms of the screen... Does anyway know how to fix it....??



BTW I love this monitor.....thumb.gifthumb.gif
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Only concern is that the middle portion of the top bezel covers 1-2mms of the screen... Does anyway know how to fix it....??



BTW I love this monitor.....thumb.gifthumb.gif
Could you post a pic I'm about to buy one too. Does it look bad?
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post #458 of 3508
why everyone went with shimian and not crossover 27Q redface.gif

im just wondering cuz im getting really close on purchasing a monitor

and i still cant decide between shimian and crossover....i love crossover stand so much but just want some insights on other's people why they choose shimian if i even made any sense there xD
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Just sold my eyefinity setup and am about to pull the trigger thinking.gif
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why everyone went with shimian and not crossover 27Q redface.gif
im just wondering cuz im getting really close on purchasing a monitor
and i still cant decide between shimian and crossover....i love crossover stand so much but just want some insights on other's people why they choose shimian if i even made any sense there xD

Well Crossover is generally more expensive. Most of us go for these monitors because they're cheap. If you're saying most people choose the Shimian then it can only be for 3 reasons that I can think of:
i) They like the look of the Shimian more
ii) They value the savings in money over the stand./build quality
iii) They didn't know about the Crossover.
    
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