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Although QHD screens are nothing new, they remain atop the desktop monitor price ladder. Auria broke the $400 barrier with its new EQ276W 27” IPS panel. Today, we run it through our display benchmarks to see how it compares to far pricier competition.

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finally they get around to reviewing it, it's been available since Oct 2012....

Great monitor though.
     
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

finally they get around to reviewing it, it's been available since Oct 2012....

Great monitor though.
From the results, it does look it.
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crap i was hoping to secretly buy one from microcenter! now it's always going to be sold out and probaby marked up!
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

crap i was hoping to secretly buy one from microcenter! now it's always going to be sold out and probaby marked up!

Word of advice. Look for open box Auria monitors. Open boxed ones are marked down to $339.99 before tax. Microcenter will also let you test it out in store before you even buy it so you can look for stuck/dead pixels. Most of the open boxed ones tend to barely have any stuck pixels (maybe 1 or 2), but are there because some people just have to have a perfect monitor. At 1440p, 1-2 stuck pixels is so microscopic, you can't even tell its there. After you've tested it out and if you want to get it, ask for the manager and ask if he can apply his manager discount because of (hopefully) said nearly non-existent faults on the monitor. That will put your purchase at $349.89 (tax included) which is an absolutely superb deal on the monitor.

Only thing I'd recommend for this monitor (having it myself) is to get a 3rd party VESA monitor stand. The stand kinda sucks frown.gif, but the monitor is superb!
post #6 of 24
Would have loved to see a review of the widely available AG version instead of the rare glossy version which I believe can now only be found in open box deals.
Edited by wholeeo - 4/5/13 at 3:01pm
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Would have loved to see a review of the more available AG version instead of the rare glossy version which I believe can now only be found in open box deals.

I have the glossy version... Yea, it's the one to get, dunno why they gonna AG all the recent Aurias now.

You're more likely to get glossy if you got them back in Oct-Dec 2012... but its too late now.
     
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

I have the glossy version... Yea, it's the one to get, dunno why they gonna AG all the recent Aurias now.

You're more likely to get glossy if you got them back in Oct-Dec 2012... but its too late now.

I had returned a glossy open boxed one in favor of an AG. My monitors sit next to a couple windows and I use a desk lamp. The glare/reflections from the two would have drove me crazy.
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So is there a big difference from the glossy to the non-glossy other than that?

Im really thinking about getting one of these.
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So is there a big difference from the glossy to the non-glossy other than that?

Im really thinking about getting one of these.

the AG version is about an inch thicker overall. or was it .5" thicker? either way, thicker. lol
 
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