Originally Posted by gtorz1136
Does anyone here have or has had both this monitor and a Dell U2312HM? If so, what are your thoughts of the two in comparison? I'm still undecided which monitor is a better value/more useful in a college dorm for gaming/movies/internet browsing, and the only thing really stopping me from leaping on the Korean IPS is the size (27" seems huge in comparison to my Laptop's 15" screen) and the build quality I've seen people talk about. Any perspective would be greatly appreciated!
I have a U2311H next to me right now. Not the same thing, but close enough.
Honestly? Colours aren't that much different when calibrated. My shimian is slightly more vibrant, and the lack of sparkle makes whites awesome. Size increase is a definite benefit, and it looks huge to me going up from the Dell, so it will be a bigger shock to you.
The build quality is fine. I wouldn't go with the catleap because of having to open it up to VESA mount it, but the shimian and crossover (especially the latter) have excellent build quality. Once you have the perfect panel, if the PCB somehow burns out I'm sure you could get a replacement one for cheap (I've heard red cap can get a hold of them)
The Dell is a good choice, but you wouldn't make any mistakes going for one of these at the prices offered.