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- It seems to be the cheapest "perfect pixel" option (mine was $310).
- Universal voltage input; will take anything from 110-240V.
- The manufacturer is actually "Orion Telecom" and the model is the "Potalion 2710QW".
- Only one model has surfaced so far - the DVI-only input with no scaler hardware and no speakers.
- There is a set of VESA mounting holes on the back of the monitor - no need to disassemble anything to get to them.
- The stand is pretty flimsy, but works if you have a sturdy desk. It'll tilt forwards and backwards, but be gentle as it could snap easily.
- It comes with a dual link DVI cable, and they work fine with my GTX 670.
- Nobody has yet tried to overclock them.
- Backlight bleed has ranged from non-existent to significant; your mileage may vary.
- There is no OSD. Most of the buttons on the side do nothing; only power and brightness up/down work.
- The monitor comes with a FOUR year warranty in South Korea, so that's a small reassurance.

Will update this post as more information comes in.
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Any clues as to whether it works with a mac or not? Specifically, the macbook air. I asked BCC and they said it has the same stuff inside.

Still wondering if I should jump on it. Need a perfect pixel option, might pay $20-40 more for the Shimian.
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I noticed this model on eBay last week. One thing I noticed is that the dimension specs suggest the bezels are on the relatively thick end of the scale for these clones which might be a turn-off for multi-monitor and surround/eyefinity users.

A Dell Ultrasharp U2711 is included for reference since most people wouldn't feel bad about what they're getting if they purchased one.

The actual LG panel itself measures 27.0" diagonally. Assuming it's physically close to its 16:9 aspect ratio, the panel's width is 23.533 inches and its height is 13.237 inches. Pixel pitch is quoted as a single number as far as I can find, so we've probably got square pixels here meaning it's reasonable to do the math based on the aspect of the resolution.

Bezel widths for various 27" 2560x1440 monitors (per side, not total combined):

0.93 inches - Crossover 27Q LED-P
0.97 inches - Dell Ultrasharp U2711
0.99 inches - Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE
1.10 inches - Potalion 2710QW
1.11 inches - Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite
1.13 inches - 3View PCBank PB2700
Edited by Particle - 6/16/12 at 4:23pm
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Any clues as to whether it works with a mac or not? Specifically, the macbook air. I asked BCC and they said it has the same stuff inside.
Still wondering if I should jump on it. Need a perfect pixel option, might pay $20-40 more for the Shimian.
If the MBA can output a native dual link DVI signal at 2560x1440 then it should work. Basically, you'll need a miniDP -> Dual Link DVI converter. Apple sells them for $100, monoprice is around $70. It's an active converter hence the high cost.

This is assuming your card can drive such a resolution; if the tech specs say "up to 1920x1200" then you're out of luck; if they say "up to 2560x1600" then you should be fine.
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Do keep in mind that active converters aren't trouble-free. Do expect to have to fiddle with it now and then for the monitor to have a picture. Unplugging and plugging it back in seems to be a way of life for converter users.
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Does it work with OS X?
Edited by mikeseth - 3/12/13 at 11:02am
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I noticed this model on eBay last week. One thing I noticed is that the dimension specs suggest the bezels are on the relatively thick end of the scale for these clones which might be a turn-off for multi-monitor and surround/eyefinity users.
I just measured mine:

Left, right and top bezels: 2.5cm
Bottom bezel: 4cm
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Finally got round to taking some photos.

The VESA mount on the back
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Mine in a dual monitor setup on the built in stands
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Backlighting on my left one
400

Backlighting on my right one
400

The backlighting is a little uneven but honestly I didn't even notice it until I switched all the lights off and put on a black background. The small blue smudge is a little annoying on the right monitor, but not annoying enough for me to want to send it back. Both have no dead pixels and I can't see the smudge unless it's black and I'm looking hard.
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gw, I do have a question for you. Are the bezels flat like monitors tend to be or are they kind of rounded at the edges like small LCD TVs tend to be?

I suppose I have a second, too. smile.gif How do you find them for dual monitor use? Is it comfortable or is the bezel space distracting?
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Are you going to try overclocking? It'll be great if you could get an overclockable, pixel-perfect panel for that price.
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