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Not all 30" panels are 10bit, some use 8bit panels with FRC to achieve the 1.07bil colors.

Personally, I would go with 27" 1440p. Keep in mind that you will need some graphics horsepower to drive these resolutions...
   
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Not all 30" panels are 10bit, some use 8bit panels with FRC to achieve the 1.07bil colors.

Personally, I would go with 27" 1440p. Keep in mind that you will need some graphics horsepower to drive these resolutions...
   
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I'm inclined to say get a 1600p monitor simply because you're interested in both. Chances are if you go 1440p you'll end up wishing you had gone bigger, and buyer's remorse sucks.

Agreed.

After going from a U2412M (24" @ 1920x1200) to a U2713HM (27" @ 2560x1440) and using it for a while, I've found myself looking at 30" models now.

If you are even slightly interested in the 30" and can fit it in your budget, go for it.
 
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Asus 27", same one I have right now.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&sku=765215&is=REG&Q=&A=details

That one is 1920x1080. The model that does WQHD is the PB278Q.
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

Not all 30" panels are 10bit, some use 8bit panels with FRC to achieve the 1.07bil colors.

Personally, I would go with 27" 1440p. Keep in mind that you will need some graphics horsepower to drive these resolutions...


The GPU power is known. I currently have one 7970 underwater and after this purchase I will get another one more than likely or make due till the next generation.
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Asus 27", same one I have right now.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&sku=765215&is=REG&Q=&A=details

Size is right, but the resolution is to low : /

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Agreed.

After going from a U2412M (24" @ 1920x1200) to a U2713HM (27" @ 2560x1440) and using it for a while, I've found myself looking at 30" models now.

If you are even slightly interested in the 30" and can fit it in your budget, go for it.

Size is nice, but visibility on the screen is a heavy factor as well. Games like SC2 can benefit a lot from being able to see more of the map since it does not support multi monitors.






How does one tell if the monitor is 10 or 8 bit?
post #17 of 21
I hate 16:10.. TV has black bars.. if I mirror what I'm doing on my projector everything will be distorted.. I like my catleaps a lot more then my Samsung PLS 30 inch.
post #18 of 21
I have a 27" 1440p and love it. There are too many unknowns about the Korean 30" displays right now to make the purchase IMO.
post #19 of 21
Take it from someone who owns both a Dell 30" UltraSharp and one of the Korean 27" IPS monitors, if you are primarily gaming go with the 27".

First of all I see you are looking at the Korean 30" monitors. I have heard lots of reports of those having dead or stuck pixels, far more than with the Korean 27" models. That is anecdotal so I can't for sure, but it would make me worried about buying one.

30" is great when you are doing a lot of desktop work. You can get two full page documents up side by side on a 2560x1600 display.

The 16:9 aspect ratio I feel is probably a little better for gaming, not really b/c of the extra peripheral vision, I find that to be pretty inconsequential, but because there are a few games out there, again not many, but a few that don't support 16:10 well.

In any case you should find either to a much better alternative to any old 22-27", 1920x1080 TN panel monitor.
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The upside toi the 27 inch is that it can probably be overclocked with a PCB.
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