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Help Decide: Benq XL2720T , Asus VG278H, Asus VG248QE, Samsung S27A950D

post #1 of 36
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Hello fellow enthusiast,

I have come down to four choices for my next monitor (120hz). I am having a difficult time deciding between these four. What makes me lean towards the Benq the most is that I have heard that it works well with Nvidia cards which I have a 690. I will mainly be using this monitor for gaming Diablo 3 and some FPS games. 3D is definitely something I am looking forward to using and would love to make sure that I am getting a monitor that works well with Nvidia.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated! thumb.gif



Benq XL2720T :
(Just Released)

http://shop.benq.us/ProductDetail.aspx?id=504


Asus VG278H

http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/VG278H/

Asus VG248QE

http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/VG248QE

Asus VG278HE

http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/VG278HE/
Edited by pwspong - 3/15/13 at 5:26pm
post #2 of 36
I went through a similar decision process not too long ago and ended up getting the Asus VG248QE. I'm quite happy with it overall - the build is very good and it comes with a very good stand. thumb.gif My only complaint is the out-of-the-box colours are a bit poor. But just running the calibration tool in Windows 7 fixed that. And running games at 144Hz is very smooth! biggrin.gif

I can't comment too much on the other displays you listed as I haven't used them. But what does jump out at me is they are 27" 1080p models - while the panel is physically bigger, it's still the same resolution. So, you're not actually getting more real estate. Considering the price difference, this is something to keep in mind.

If you are looking for a display that "works with nVidia", just make sure it has support for 3D Vision 2. With that, you can run the LightBoost hack even in 2D mode - linky. I haven't tried this yet on my display, but plan to when I get a chance.
post #3 of 36
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the feedback. Still looking for some more before I make my decision. Price tag is not really something I am particularly worried about as long as I am making the best decision.
post #4 of 36
Hey I'm just about to buy the BenQ 27inch... its the same thing as the xl2420t just 3 inches bigger... so if your looking for a review on the xl2720t just review the 24inch one and take away 1ms.i own the xl2420t too...

ill leave feedback once mine ships here.
post #5 of 36
I purchased both the ASUS VG278H (bestbuy) & BenqXL2720T (Benq). The Asus arrives today, and the Benq later on this week. One shall be returned. My guess is that the Asus will be returned.
post #6 of 36
VG278H has been replaced with the VG27HR---144hz.
post #7 of 36
Keep us posted with a review also...thanks.


I am looking for a 27inch 3d monitor also.
post #8 of 36
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I purchased both the ASUS VG278H (bestbuy) & BenqXL2720T (Benq). The Asus arrives today, and the Benq later on this week. One shall be returned. My guess is that the Asus will be returned.


Keep us posted on what you find. Thanks.
post #9 of 36
I really want the XL2720T but I heard 1080p looks bad on 27". I have the old Asus 23.6" 120hz monitor an I like it. That BenQ would be a sick step up though. How does 1080p look on a 27"?
    
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VG278H has been replaced with the VG27HR---144hz.
My google-fu is weak, can you help w/ link?
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I really want the XL2720T but I heard 1080p looks bad on 27". I have the old Asus 23.6" 120hz monitor an I like it. That BenQ would be a sick step up though. How does 1080p look on a 27"?
I have had 4 120hz panels, 2 24", 1 23", and 1 27". All were 1080P. I had the MOST fun and the EASIEST time picking enemies out w/ the 27". I had no issues w/ "looks bad" w/ the exception of the severe color fading/viewing angles due to it being such a large TN. Games were great, windows...not so much. frown.gif
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