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Since I sit quite far from my monitor, 27" at 1080p is perfect for me, any higher resolution would be impossible for me to see. I need to replace my dying 27" TN Iiyama B2712HDS but I can't find anything affordable which is actually better. It seems most IPS screens released at that size are now going the 1440p route, I'd really like a nice affordable 1080p model but it just doesn't exists from what I can see.
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Since I sit quite far from my monitor, 27" at 1080p is perfect for me, any higher resolution would be impossible for me to see. I need to replace my dying 27" TN Iiyama B2712HDS but I can't find anything affordable which is actually better. It seems most IPS screens released at that size are now going the 1440p route, I'd really like a nice affordable 1080p model but it just doesn't exists from what I can see.

Why not just go for an affordable 1440p and increase the font/icon size so it's readable from your distance? The Shimians can be had for under $300 to your door. Doesn't get more affordable than that. I know Newegg has some sub $300 27" 1080p monitors as well. HP has a 1080p 27" IPS panel as well, it's on sale on Amazon right now.
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Can't wait for some real reviews of this monitor!

Pricing info would help as well thumb.gif
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I have asked for one for review tongue.gif
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I watched the video but I couldn't see a difference between my own monitor..

Yea, I can't tell the difference either...lol
   
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Yea, I can't tell the difference either...lol

Lets think about this for a second... if you are on a 1080p monitor looking at a VIDEO of a nicer monitor, aren't you by definition going to see no more than a maximum level of detail of 1080p? If it's anything like the LG panels in the other WQHD monitors on the market, it looks fantastic--My roommate has a crossover 27q.
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If it's under 450, I'll be interested, otherwise I will stick to buying whatever the best I can get for 300 or less would be. I simply cannot justify more than 300 for a non-IPS display, although 250 is closer to where would prefer to stay. I am going to be heading to Micro Center to see the Korean IPS panels they have in person next to the Dell/HP IPS monitors...

The thing that really sucks is that I don't have the money to spend on a second GTX670 FTW + block + 1440p monitor :/
   
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Lets think about this for a second... if you are on a 1080p monitor looking at a VIDEO of a nicer monitor, aren't you by definition going to see no more than a maximum level of detail of 1080p? If it's anything like the LG panels in the other WQHD monitors on the market, it looks fantastic--My roommate has a crossover 27q.
You must've skipped over the part with the sarcasm.

*clap**clap**clap*
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Sorry, Asus. The Koreans beat you to it! Affordable WQHD is so 6 months ago.
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If it's under 450, I'll be interested, otherwise I will stick to buying whatever the best I can get for 300 or less would be. I simply cannot justify more than 300 for a non-IPS display, although 250 is closer to where would prefer to stay. I am going to be heading to Micro Center to see the Korean IPS panels they have in person next to the Dell/HP IPS monitors...
The thing that really sucks is that I don't have the money to spend on a second GTX670 FTW + block + 1440p monitor :/
It is something very similar to IPS. Though it's samsung's version of IPS and not LG's IPS.

Also, note that with the Korean monitors you get wihat you pay for. It's pretty much luck of the draw for a good monitor. If the monitor is bad returning it to a seller for a replacement can be a PAIN. So if you do go that route get a square trade warranty.
Edited by pwrusr - 9/17/12 at 11:38pm
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