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Yamakasi Catleap Q270 or Q271

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I'm looking for a 27 inch 1440p monitor, and think I've found the best one, and it's only $417 USD. It's called a Yamakasi Catleap Q271, it's black, 27 inches, a multi-monitor (meaning it has more than just DVI-D input, but may result in input lag if that bothers you), and it's 1440p.

I currently run a Samsung SyncMaster P2350 (1080p, 50,000:1 DC) and will be running the new monitor via DVI-D from my GTX 670 at 2560x1440p, and at 1080p, 720p and 480p (DVD movies) via HDMI from my PS3.

I initially wanted a 16:9 30 inch monitor, but discovered that they only come at 16:10, which would've been a slight downer for GT5 on PS3 which is natively 16:9 (a friend helped me test it using his awesome 16:10 monitor, and it was barely noticable, but still noticable, the monitor scaled it to full screen, so no black bars, but I knew it was stretched in height).

I've seen Youtube reviews of the Q271, there is no backlight bleed (which I'd hate), my seller has garunteed 'Pixel Perfect' which is important when buying a monitor from Korea because most of these brands are using the same panels LG do, but they are the rejects (graded A+, A and A-) with only a few of the rejects being completely acceptable, it's been found often, that the A and A- rated monitors come with stuck or dead pixels, so the money back on pixel perfect is really a necessary insurance imo.

There's also a Q270 by the same guys, which seems older and slightly more expensive, afaict, all it has which is (subjectively) superior, is that the input locations are on the side of the monitor, not the bottom of it, otherwise I cannot tell the difference, but can assume the Q271 has a newer and likely improved PCB.

Would be interesting to hear other people's alternatives if they run a similar set-up, if I had more money I suppose I'd buy a massive 1080p TV and then go with a 30inch+ monitor for my PC, but I want a combined solution because of space and cost reasons (although I am willing to spend nearly $500 on the right monitor, not willing to spend $2000 for two better ones).

Thanks for reading, and especially if you reply. - Regards, Conza
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If space is limited, then a monitor like what you described would be ideal.

However, the one thing (aside from cost) that consoles have as an advantage is that you can play on a huge screen (television) that woud be terrible for computers in most respects.

I know that as much as I love my PC, it's very hard to beat sitting in front of my 55" LG LED-LCD "240Hz" Television with my 2 Cerwin Vega VE-12 3-way towers (Front R/L), RTR Model V Series 20 4-way towers (using just one at the moment as a center), JBL 3-way bookshelf speakers (surround R/L), a DefTech 15" Subwoofer (borrowed from my "real" home theater, although the 12" drivers on the CV's make it almost unnecessary), and Pioneer receiver with McIntosh amplifier putting out 200W/ch for front L/R, 150W/ch to the Center and surrounds, and the Subwoofer getting a total of 650W; add in the very comfortable sofa, and the level of immersion is significant, not to mention comfortable.

Plus, when friends are over, it's a lot easier to play multiplayer!


In my opinion, consoles are inferior in every way to PC's excluding cost, except if you have a nice home theater setup (the above is my "gaming theater setup", as it is incredibly loud and powerful, and focused more on accurate gunfire and house-rattling explosions than the subtle nuances of an orchestral piece).
   
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I know this is likely a dead thread, but if you have space for a 30" monitor you can check out the Yamakasi Leonidas, or Sparta those are 30 inch monitors running at 2560x1600 and are not too expensive especially when you look at the size and resolution in relation to the cost of mere 1080p tvs these days. Just sayin lol. I do have to say I have a Q271 and it is amazing it looks great works great, the only thing is I bought a pixel perfect version and it has one stuck pixel but hey man I cant even see it unless my screen is black so who cares!
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