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Dell U2713HM vs BenQXL2720T

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Trying to come down to a final decision

Dell U2713HM
or
BenQ XL2720T

Dell
Pros
1440p
IPS

Cons
$700

BenQ
Pros
Gaming monitor
120hz
Cheaper

Cons
TN Panel
1080p

Main tasks on this desktop:
Gaming
Computer science
Movies/shows
Homework/school
post #2 of 5
IMO 1080p on a 27" monitor is horrible.
Do you have a powerful enough GPU to run games at 1440p?
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For homework 2560x1440 destroys 1080p since you will get much more desktop real-estate. The main reason I no longer own a 120hz monitor and have 2x25601440 is because I found the resolution to be tremendously helpful for school work.

Skip the U2713HM, it has back-light bleeding, burn-in and matte coating cross-hatching issues. The Viewsonic VP2770 has equal colors as the Dell, no real quality control issues and much lower input lag too:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1335088/viewsonic-vp2770-2560x1440-semi-glossy-pls-cult

B& H Photo has it for 712$ currently, if you live in Canada Amazon is the only retailer with a good return+exchange policy selling it.

Both the Dell and Viewsonic have much better colors, viewing angles and a non-grainy matte coating too.
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Dell currently has a sale and that model is going for $200 cheaper which is really nice. I wouldn't be ready to spend 900 on a Viewsonic.

GPU wouldn't be a problem. I've heard from the recent batch owners that cross hatching and bleed is no longer a problem.
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