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Hey guys. I'm looking for a sleek 27" monitor. I have some criteria so here it is:

Should look nice, I don't want the boring boxy office type look

27", 1080p to keep the cost down and frames good

HDMI connection is a must

Without built-in speakers (just makes it bulkier, and unnecessary for me)

LED-LCD, 60 Hz unless there's one that's 120

Between $250-350

I would prefer a quality brand like ASUS, Samsung, HP, Dell, LG, not crappy ones like Acer

I'm having a hard time finding one that's not ridiculously bland looking

I have a BX2450 right now and it's gorgeous, but for whatever reason Samsungs monitors are all either too expensive or just ugly and boring

ASUS is too boxy, same with DELL and HP

I'm having a hard time finding one /:
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Originally Posted by Reaper2794 View Post

Hey guys. I'm looking for a sleek 27" monitor. I have some criteria so here it is:

Should look nice, I don't want the boring boxy office type look

27", 1080p to keep the cost down and frames good

HDMI connection is a must

Without built-in speakers (just makes it bulkier, and unnecessary for me)

LED-LCD, 60 Hz unless there's one that's 120

Between $250-350

I would prefer a quality brand like ASUS, Samsung, HP, Dell, LG, not crappy ones like Acer

I'm having a hard time finding one that's not ridiculously bland looking

I have a BX2450 right now and it's gorgeous, but for whatever reason Samsungs monitors are all either too expensive or just ugly and boring

ASUS is too boxy, same with DELL and HP

I'm having a hard time finding one /:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116582&name=LCD-Monitors

You can't beat an IPS Panel thumb.gif
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Im trying to educate myself with every thread I make. From what I know, IPS will just give me a better viewing angle right? But it's worse for gaming in most cases as far as I know.

Nothing worth getting for gaming as far as I know? Also ViewSonic isn't the most reliable/popular brand afaik either.
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Im trying to educate myself with every thread I make. From what I know, IPS will just give me a better viewing angle right? But it's worse for gaming in most cases as far as I know.

Nothing worth getting for gaming as far as I know? Also ViewSonic isn't the most reliable/popular brand afaik either.

IPS gives better viewing angles, and really high color reproduction, so the image quality is superior to a tn panel, also, unless your doing competitive gaming, the refresh time isn't a big deal. Also, I've owned several veiwsonic monitors and never had a problem with any of them
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IPS panel is amazing for all around stuff. In games it won't be as noticeable since all the graphics are computer generated anyway as opposed to if you were say photo-editing or video-editing.

Keep in mind the cheap IPS panels can have bad ghosting issues. If you are going IPS, don't cheap out, but remember you are getting a really good monitor that is going to likely last a long time and keep it's value a little better, especially if it's LED back-lit.
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Ok so at this price point I would imagine the IPS panels aren't cheap quality.

The refresh timing isn't a problem as long as I don't notice any lag. I'm gonna be going CFX/SLI next year when Haswell comes out, I don't wanna be bottlenecked by the response time

Im not really a fan of that ViewSonic, any other good IPS or non IPS monitors you guys would recommend?
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You should have a look at the LG IPS277L or, if you don't mind bad reflections, the Dell S2740L.
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Uhh that 27" LG is how much...?

When does it release..?
Edited by Reaper2794 - 10/18/12 at 4:02pm
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In europe it already has released, not sure about the US. Should be around 280 dollars (assuming they use the 1 euro= 1 dollar conversion method).
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I dont see it released in the US...
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