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Microcenter has a 27inch 1440p monitor for 400 bucks. It's Auria brand. If anything, you have 2 weeks to use it as much as you want, if you aren't satisfied, return it free of charge.
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If you live near a Microcenter they carry the Shimians.

Does Microcenter not advertise the Shimians in their website? I didn't see a Shimian monitor on their site.. I asked because I have a Microcenter 70 miles away from me.
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Does Microcenter not advertise the Shimians in their website? I didn't see a Shimian monitor on their site.. I asked because I have a Microcenter 70 miles away from me.

no they don't, I didn't even find their Auria 27inch 1440p monitor from google/bing....BUT I went to the site and found it right where it should be

http://microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27_IPS_LED_Monitor

read the reviews about it from the customers. Seems pretty good. Sure the stand isn't great, sure the speakers aren't great, sure the buttons are whack, BUT they all agree the screen is great! and that's obviously what matters right?
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post #24 of 79
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I don't have one near me as I said before...... rolleyes.gif

thanks for the tips though.

I think i will go with the Overlord Tempest X270SE for 329.99 Now I just need to decide if I want to pay $40 to ensure no pixel issues.

The catleap 2703 looks good but I would have to deal with international shipping/international RMA if issues arise.

Also overlord only allows the monitors to have 5 pixels with issues while the catleap seller allows up to 15....

Price is about the same.

Now I just have to wait for overlord to have them back in stock hopefully soon I shot them an email asking when.
Edited by HardwareDecoder - 11/14/12 at 5:43pm
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post #25 of 79
It was just before the price hike. Then there was some delay on his side and he appologized and asked if a %5 refund would make things right. I accepted it because for 1) the price was shooting up on the things because of 2) the availability of quality panels was in short supply. Hence the reason mine probably has the little bright patch on the screen. Once it was all said and done I felt like I got my money's worth and the seller had excellent communication. I've had it for several months now without a problem. I would like to add that I bought that squaretrade warranty for $50, so I guess if you include that in the purchase price it was $335. I wanted the peace of mind.
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It was just before the price hike. Then there was some delay on his side and he appologized and asked if a %5 refund would make things right. I accepted it because for 1) the price was shooting up on the things because of 2) the availability of quality panels was in short supply. Hence the reason mine probably has the little bright patch on the screen. Once it was all said and done I felt like I got my money's worth and the seller had excellent communication. I've had it for several months now without a problem. I would like to add that I bought that squaretrade warranty for $50, so I guess if you include that in the purchase price it was $335. I wanted the peace of mind.

I see, well thanks for the info pretty sure I have made my decision. I like the (free) warranty from overlord. Basically if I payed $346 for a non pixel perfect (up to 15! dead pixels) monitor from the EBAY seller +$50 warranty it would be $396 and i'd still have to ship internationally and wait forever if I needed to RMA. With overlord I can buy a 370$ pixel perfect and $30 shipping I believe and free 1 year warranty covering 0 stuck/dead/bright pixels. ++ if anything happens I only have to send it within the U.S.

Pixel Perfect Overlord Tempest Models

Panel Warranty: One (1) year. No bright/colored (stuck)/dead pixels shall appear during the warranty period.
Internal Components: One (1) year.
Power Brick: One (1) year.
Spare/Replacement Parts: Ninety (90) days.

Non-Pixel Perfect Overlord Tempest Models

Panel Warranty: One (1) year. No more than 3/3/5 bright/colored (stuck)/dead pixels shall appear during the warranty period.
Internal Components: One (1) year.
Power Brick: One (1) year.
Spare/Replacement Parts: Ninety (90) days.
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post #27 of 79
It's not a bad choice you are making. Wasn't an option at the time I bought though.
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post #28 of 79
hey there!

sorry i almost forgot about you. i got myself an overlord SE. the same reason i bought it and took a leap of faith with them is just like you, i was very hesitant having to ship back to korea if ANYTHING absolutely happened. i wasn't made of money, so i'd rather have a good 1 year warranty. and from the get-go i was able to see just how good they held their end, and i was very happy with how they run their company. +100 to scrib.

here is that review of the overlord tempest for ya biggrin.gif

okay let me do a mini review for you. i'm sorry if i am a monitor noob, but i will do my best to describe what i have and my experiences with it. this is my first monitor higher than 1280x1024 so bare with me as my thoughts are coming from a first timer. i never owned anything else and I have the overlord tempest x270SE version. I received mine with a stuck red pixel, and RMA was quick and painless. they paid for shipping to them and back. i got it back a week later all fixed and no problems. so just for customer service it gets a 5/5 as i am from los angeles and it was very convenient.

i'll just separate my thoughts with the monitor right here with pros and cons:

PRO:
- RMA was good. although i'm sad i even had to do it. but at least it was painless and went very well. will buy from them again.
- very bright screen. glossy, and looks amazing. may be too bright for some, but i like it the way it is.
- very little blacklight bleed.. i can barely notice it but my eyes are probably not trained to see the difference. there IS some, but not much.
- no ghosting that i have noticed. (played bf3, borderlands 2, cs:go, gw2, sc2, d3, metro 2033, crysis 1 to test)
- no input lag that i have noticed. (played bf3, borderlands 2, cs:go, gw2, sc2, d3, metro 2033, crysis 1 to test)
- very solid structure. doesn't seem like it is made with cheap pieces.

CON:
- bezel isn't uniform (bottom part curves down). might be a con for people going portrait.
- factory setting has a blueish tint to white to it. may be a con for some, but i like how it looks. just need to callibrate it i guess (but i don't need to)
- wobbly stand. not bad if you don't shake your desk.
- plastic covering bezel is hard to take out, there's some plastic covering (tiny pieces) stuck within the seems. doesn't bother me though too much.
- placement for power cord is almost right behind the back mount. hard to get into especially if you plug it in the stand first like i did.
- buttons aren't labeled on what they do. i have the non OSD version, took awhile to figure what they do. some buttons are there and don't do anything.
- speakers suck, but that is obvious.

overall it is a pretty damn quality monitor. i would have to say i am very happy with my purchase. especially the fact that i had a problem with mine and it got resolved so easily. as you can tell the CONS aren't even really big problems with the monitor itself. its just me nit-picking at it.

here are some photos of it (i will upload more when i can):





all in all i am planning on buying 2 more whenever they become available again.
Edited by frankietown - 11/14/12 at 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by frankietown View Post

hey there!
sorry i almost forgot about you. i got myself an overlord SE. the same reason i bought it and took a leap of faith with them is just like you, i was very hesitant having to ship back to korea if ANYTHING absolutely happened. i wasn't made of money, so i'd rather have a good 1 year warranty. and from the get-go i was able to see just how good they held their end, and i was very happy with how they run their company. +100 to scrib.
here is that review of the overlord tempest for ya biggrin.gif
okay let me do a mini review for you. i'm sorry if i am a monitor noob, but i will do my best to describe what i have and my experiences with it. this is my first monitor higher than 1280x1024 so bare with me as my thoughts are coming from a first timer. i never owned anything else and I have the overlord tempest x270SE version. I received mine with a stuck red pixel, and RMA was quick and painless. they paid for shipping to them and back. i got it back a week later all fixed and no problems. so just for customer service it gets a 5/5 as i am from los angeles and it was very convenient.
i'll just separate my thoughts with the monitor right here with pros and cons:
PRO:
- RMA was good. although i'm sad i even had to do it. but at least it was painless and went very well. will buy from them again.
- very bright screen. glossy, and looks amazing. may be too bright for some, but i like it the way it is.
- very little blacklight bleed.. i can barely notice it but my eyes are probably not trained to see the difference. there IS some, but not much.
- no ghosting that i have noticed. (played bf3, borderlands 2, cs:go, gw2, sc2, d3, metro 2033, crysis 1 to test)
- no input lag that i have noticed. (played bf3, borderlands 2, cs:go, gw2, sc2, d3, metro 2033, crysis 1 to test)
- very solid structure. doesn't seem like it is made with cheap pieces.
CON:
- bezel isn't uniform (bottom part curves down). might be a con for people going portrait.
- factory setting has a blueish tint to white to it. may be a con for some, but i like how it looks. just need to callibrate it i guess (but i don't need to)
- wobbly stand. not bad if you don't shake your desk.
- plastic covering bezel is hard to take out, there's some plastic covering (tiny pieces) stuck within the seems. doesn't bother me though too much.
- placement for power cord is almost right behind the back mount. hard to get into especially if you plug it in the stand first like i did.
- buttons aren't labeled on what they do. i have the non OSD version, took awhile to figure what they do. some buttons are there and don't do anything.
- speakers suck, but that is obvious.
overall it is a pretty damn quality monitor. i would have to say i am very happy with my purchase. especially the fact that i had a problem with mine and it got resolved so easily. as you can tell the CONS aren't even really big problems with the monitor itself. its just me nit-picking at it.
here are some photos of it (i will upload more when i can):


all in all i am planning on buying 2 more whenever they become available again.

yea I sent them an email asking when. And now you have to pay for the shipping on an RMA to them, they pay to return it as of nov. 1 thanks allot for the info! +rep

Oh the buttons arent labeled doesnt that make calibration hard...?
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yea I sent them an email asking when. And now you have to pay for the shipping on an RMA to them, they pay to return it as of nov. 1 thanks allot for the info! +rep
Oh the buttons arent labeled doesnt that make calibration hard...?

For the SE you can only change backlight bright ness and volume. There's no osd or menu of any sort. You can calibrate it through software or windows.

But truly it is one heck of a monitor.
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