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Asus recently released a new 27 inch IPS monitor:
http://www.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/MX279H/
I think its one of the best looking monitors out there. I'm looking for a 27 inch monitor at the moment and this looks like a very good choice. What do you guys think? biggrin.gif
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Still not in stores. I'm interested in the smaller 23" counterpart.
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Looks absolutely gorgeous.
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Also, the 27" is only 1080p. Just so you know.
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hope it's not an advertising scam like the lg model a while back (can't remember which model exactly though), claiming thin bezel but the display doesn't actually stretch all the way to the bezel, instead it leaves a black boarder between the actual display size and the bezel...mad.gif

having just checked the asus website, and their pictures on their official page only made me worry more...look at the difference in the two picture, if it's like the one on the left, perfect! if the right one is telling the truth, then i'm a bit disappointed in asus, i thought they'd be better than this redface.gif okay, if the bezel is indeed 0.8mm, then the black boarder doesn't seem to be that thick, it'd be around 2-2.5mm, which still makes the overall bezel quite thin, but still...knowing all the Photoshop effort on adversing, i for one won't be pre-ordering this that's for sure! any brave ones wanna order one and check for sure just how thick the boarder+bezel is? tongue.gif



EDIT:
did a bit of simple maths, you can find on asus website, the dimension of the monitor is 622.6x441.3mm. okay, let's ignore the height and just focus on the width here, which is 622.6mm. now, consider the size of the monitor which is 27inch, diagonal length, and knowing the aspect ration is 16:9, it doesn't take a genius to work out that the length of the actual display is roughly 22.9inch, and that's roughly 581.6mm. subtract this from the 622.6mm given, that's 41mm, divide that by 2 you get 20.5mm on each side, give or take.

dunno what you guys think, but that's just my estimate on the information i know about this mornitor, and the actual boarder+bezel size isn't anywhere near the much emphasized 0.8mm. the design is quite clean, and i don't see anything else hanging on the sides that would contribute to the 41mm difference in display size and the monitor size.

so yeah, there you go, and now i'm disappointed, really thought i found a perfect monitor for a multi screen setup...sadsmiley.gif
Edited by erik257 - 11/14/12 at 3:43am
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It's the same panel type as the LG IPS7, people were expecting an internal bezel for a while
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When the heck does this thing come out?
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When the heck does this thing come out?
I've looked around and I don't think it's coming out for a while, 2+ months for NA and more for Europe and other countries frown.gif
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@erik257 Try the Dell S2340M Black 23". It is $189.99 on Newegg. It has an even thinner bezel than this one. Although it doesn't have HDMI. There is another model Dell S2340L Black 23". This one has HDMI and that is the only difference that I can see. But your paying $249.99 which is $60 more for just 1 extra feature. I think any of these monitors would be good in a two monitor setup. Im not sure if there are 27" variations of these models.
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Wow. This looks awesome. I'm sad its not 1440p though. It'll probably cost 700USD if it was 1440p.
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