Got my Crossover 27Q LED-P
from seller goodforum
! Price was $324 + $50 shipping.
I purchased it on Thursday (9/13), it was shipped on Friday (9/14) and arrived on Monday (9/17). There seemed to be no problems at customs (Alaska?) and it made its voyage swiftly. I wasn't home for the pickup and FedEx left a note since a signature was required. I requested online that the package be held at the local FedEx and was able to get it the same day. Here's what my tracking info looked like:Very pleased with shipping speed and time.
Now onto the monitor- they say pictures are worth 1000 words, so here we go:I had already ripped open the heavy-duty gray plastic wrapping, but I put it back on for the picture Box was a little beat up, but in pretty good shape- its whats inside that counts, eh?Monitor was very snug inside the packaging- there was a cardboard sheet with alot of bubble wrap on the screen side.The included accessories- I stuck the gift universal travel adapter in there too for good measure.The power brick- looks to be the same one the Catleap owner gets- 110-240V Welltronics WTS-2405WThe power cable- definitely not a US plug!The travel adapter has an assortment of plugs. Was given as a gift by the seller. Comes with a travel pouch (similar to PSU bags).The question to which I could not find an answer to- yes it came with a Dual-Link DVI cable (male to male)!The manual- goes over the included accessories and where the buttons are.The monitor out of the boxMost of the packaging goneIt really is metal- quite heavy and cool to the touch. No dings or scrapes!Shot of the monitor labelBacklight + | Backlight - | Power | LEDThe buttons- far left is Power, the two closer together are for the brightness.The stand- does pivot, tilt, swivel. Height adjustment appears to be locked by default, might need to loosen the screw.Yay it works!
Didn't get that much time with it but I can say that it is gorgeous
. It dwarfs
my Dell U2311H (23'', e-IPS, 1080P) in both physical size and resolution- 1440P is no joke (78% more pixels than 1080P!). Was never a big fan of glossy displays (Macbook Pros.. eeeuk), but with the Crossover things look extremely vibrant and detailed
- definitely prefer it over the anti-glare coating on the Dell. The room is pretty dim, however, maybe glare could be a bigger problem with overhead fluorescents.
The monitor is in great shape- no shipping damage (other than a little bit of dust on the surface) and from what I can tell there are zero dead / stuck pixels
. I will run tests though to confirm officially. Calibration is a little off- a little yellow
, but I only noticed it when compared to my calibrated Dell. I put the brightness all the way down- still pretty bright. You can tell because the LED blinks purple when you change the brightness, I just held the BL - button until the LED stopped blinking.
Power brick seems fine- a little green LED turns on when it receives power. With my brightness at the lowest, the brick stayed cool to the touch
and didn't make any noises after a few hours of use.
Was disappointed to find that my 460 SLI could not run 3 displays while keeping SLI
. To activate all monitorrs, SLI gets disabled. To do Surround (SLI remains enabled), all monitors have to be the same resolution. I have 1x 1440p and 2x 1080p monitors so that didn't work, but to my understanding 7680x1440 (3x 2650x1440) or 5670x1080 (3x 1920x1080) should work. If I'm not mistaken the GTX 6xxs and Radeon 79xxs can have their outputs active with displays without a need for an Active Displayport adapter like the Radeon 5xxxs- guess its nearly time to upgrade
Need to do more testing, but 1GB 460 SLI (820/1850) could handle 1440p maxed out Dota 2 no problem.
I will definitely get more pictures of the monitor in action when I can- just wanted to get the shipping and preliminary stuff up and some as soon as I could. Input lag, calibration, backlight bleed all coming soon!
Overall, a very strong first impression
- beautiful color, solid build quality, and a very reasonable price point. Just gotta hope it'll stay this way for a few years!