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hey guys

im upgrading to 2 27" monitors for my pc,

I wanted to know what the best choice is for quality and features?

Im in the UK and budget as around £900 but the lower the better, i dont want to compromise to much on quality but dont really want to blow all my money.

I was considering dell ultrasharps but thought these cheaper unknown brand names might be a good choice due to the panel sharing?

Thanks for any help and tips, i want to get this right!

(p.s. these will be used for video, gaming, all the normal heavy use stuff)
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-273E3LHSB-E-line-Monitor-SmartResponse/dp/B0051AUYPA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352665447&sr=8-1

They're way less than your budget, so you could obviously get something better for 900£ biggrin.gif But I'm using one of these. If you're just looking for a standard full HD 27" LED monitor, this should do very well. I'm very happy that I got this. It's even 37% off right now!
 
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post #3 of 9
How about yamasaki catleap?

I know there are few flaws but its cheap.

Other than that dell ultrasharp will be your best bet.
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Originally Posted by OkanG View Post

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-273E3LHSB-E-line-Monitor-SmartResponse/dp/B0051AUYPA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352665447&sr=8-1
They're way less than your budget, so you could obviously get something better for 900£ biggrin.gif But I'm using one of these. If you're just looking for a standard full HD 27" LED monitor, this should do very well. I'm very happy that I got this. It's even 37% off right now!

Thats a bit to cheap id rather spend a bit more and get a bit more! thanks anyway
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How about yamasaki catleap?
I know there are few flaws but its cheap.
Other than that dell ultrasharp will be your best bet.

I was seriously considering these as they use the same displays as the apple cine displays?

What are the down sides/flaws?

The ultrasharps are around £200 more but not sure if they are worth that?
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Originally Posted by InfernoUk View Post

I was seriously considering these as they use the same displays as the apple cine displays?
What are the down sides/flaws?
The ultrasharps are around £200 more but not sure if they are worth that?

Sometimes dead pixels and backlight bleeding. They are S-IPS displays with very nice colors.

I mean if you have the money get the dell ultrasharp because of warranty and stuff.
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Sometimes dead pixels and backlight bleeding. They are S-IPS displays with very nice colors.

are those issues as simple to fix as just sending them back to the seller?

assuming i get perfect ones, how is the build etc?

Im wondering if it makes more sense to get the dells now as wehn i re sell in 3 years time the brand name of dell will make it easier / worth more on sale
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Originally Posted by InfernoUk View Post

Thats a bit to cheap id rather spend a bit more and get a bit more! thanks anyway

Yeah, that's what I would have figured you'd reply. You could get three though, and still have 300£ to spare! biggrin.gif

Other than that, I see many people being happy with their Catleaps. There's a thread on OCN only about Catleaps, you might want to browse that and maybe ask the guys in there if you have any questions smile.gif
 
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by InfernoUk View Post

are those issues as simple to fix as just sending them back to the seller?
assuming i get perfect ones, how is the build etc?
Im wondering if it makes more sense to get the dells now as wehn i re sell in 3 years time the brand name of dell will make it easier / worth more on sale

Yes they provide seller warranty.

Build quality is fine but it has a crappy stand which can easily be changed.

Dell will have more resell value.

Now I'm confused. thinking.gif

EDIT: Take a look here for more info.
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Originally Posted by Makyl View Post

Yes they provide seller warranty.
Build quality is fine but it has a crappy stand which can easily be changed.
Dell will have more resell value.
Now I'm confused. thinking.gif
EDIT: Take a look here for more info.

i could buy 3 catleaps, but i can see them having poor resale and also dead pixels accepted by the manufacturer seems annoying, i want perfect screens for my money...
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