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Picking a 1440p monitor

Poll Results: Which one would you pick?

 
  • 62% (18)
    Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM
  • 20% (6)
    Asus PB278Q
  • 3% (1)
    Samsung LS27A850D
  • 13% (4)
    Other (Please specify in comments)
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post #1 of 25
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Hello all,

Lately I've been itching to replace my old monitors with a new 27" 1440p IPS-panel one. The problem I've run in to, though, is that there seem to be a number of monitors that would be suitable to my usage scenario, which consists of mostly gaming (mostly mmo's and the like, no competitive shooters), watching the occasional movie and after-hours programming work.

The three options I've come up with, are:
- The Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (link)
- The Asus PB278Q (link)
- The Samsung LS27A850D (link)

I've also been tiptoeing around just buying one of the korean monitors for a while now, but eventually decided I'd rather pay a bit extra to not have to deal with some of the issues/risks (only DVI out, concerns about longevity, no RMA), as well as being able to buy it from a friend's shop and supporting his business / possibly getting an attractive discount.

Which one of these would you guys recommend me? Other suggestions would, of course, be appreciated as well!
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post #2 of 25
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-shameless bump-
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post #3 of 25
Though I currently have two Shimians (the earlier models with the edge-to-edge glass), I used to have a U3011 and I can say that it was a really quality product. You get what you pay for with the high end Dell monitors, and that one was certainly impressive. I imagine the U2713HM would boast a similar build quality. My U3011 had more inputs than I could ever think about using and the quality of the stand was top notch as well.

There's no fault in not buying Korean if you can afford it, and supporting a friend is good too. If I had the $$$ I would have kept my U3011 and gotten another one.
post #4 of 25
*walks and struts around because his 3 koreans was same cost as a 1 dell almost or apple.*

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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

*walks and struts around because his 3 koreans was same cost as a 1 dell almost or apple.*
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Yes, I'm fully aware that they're quite a bit cheaper than the monitors I'm considering, though not so much as you would think, considering the Catleaps went up in price quite a bit over the last few weeks and that I'll probably manage to get a nice discount at my buddy's.
Aside from that, I don't think strutting around would really be considered constructive criticism, but I'm glad you seem to be enjoying your Koreans so much. I'm sure they're wonderful, just less so for me, because of those earlier reasons.

PS: Added a poll, 'cause why not? smile.gif
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post #6 of 25
With that amount of.money in question, my vote goes to the Dell. Simply because I heard that Samsung and Asus both have nightmares of return policies, and Dell's support is second to none.

If you couldnt afford it, my vote would be on the Korean. But if you can, there's no reason not to get something of higher quality. You always get what you pay for in life, no exceptions.
post #7 of 25
My choice out of those three would be the Samsung...
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post #8 of 25
Dell first, Samsung second.

The Asus monitors from what I hear have some QC issues and their RMA process is pretty bad from what I read/hear from others.

Dell has the best RMA process that I've ever had to deal with so they get my vote. Called 'em up about a piece of hair between the monitor's lcd and it's back-light they they quickly sent out a replacement with no arguing or drama thumb.gif
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post #9 of 25
Be aware that if you're in the market for a 27" ultrasharp, new revisions are to expected very soon. Which is btw without the thick AG coating and uses a thinner formula.

My vote goes for the dell, the extra you pay or "saved" is for the warranty/support and build quality.
 
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post #10 of 25
For now, DO NOT go with the Dell. The first revisions have had some pretty major problems with image retention, a criss cross hatch on the panel on light backgrounds, etc.

Honestly? Right now there is no 27" 1440p panel that is worth your money. Even the Korean brands as they've been having panel shortages (expected to clear up in October) which has tanked the quality - not worth the risk right now.

I have heard the HP 27" monitor has been upgraded with a new semi-gloss coating. Supposed to be one of the best for games - perhaps give that one a look?
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