Originally Posted by Raile
Hello all, I'm thinking about upgrading my old monitor to this, but I wanted to ask a few questions. I've read the FAQ and been all over the internet, but details on this monitor are hardish to find (and this thread is rather long, though I'm sure my questions may have been asked).
1. This is an ideal monitor to go for right (ebay link at the end)? I've gathered that what I want is just the baseline Evolution 2, none of this multi true or SE stuff: http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-Glossy-27-2560x1440-SAMSUNG-PLS-Panel-PC-Monitor-/111482846269
2. My eyes can get pretty sensitive to bright light under my current lighting conditions. The monitor I have now is a Samsung that has a remote that I frequently use to adjust the backlight from 20 to as low as 3 in extreme cases. Does this Qnix monitor have a decent range of brightness/backlight control? Could I get the screen fairly dark, or is this likely to be an issue?
3. Apparently buying these monitors is like buying lottery tickets. They are at least generally quite good, right?
Thanks for any advice here, and sorry for any questions that may have been asked (or even answered in the information comp that I may have missed).
1. Yes. "SE" means "Second Edition" and is not the problem. The TRUE10 models though, are the ones that you should stay away from if you want to overclock. The one you linked is single input, and therefore overclockable.
2. I took the time to close my curtains and set one of my monitors to max and the other to minimum brightness using the controls on the monitors
Don't look at the image quality, just the brightness difference please
3. I have personally never had a problem. The reason people call it a lottery is honestly not because there's a high chance that the monitor will be defect upon delivery. The real problem for Korean IPS owners is that should it disfunction one day, returning it all the way to South Korea to get a replacement is a hassle. I'd still say 99+% of Qnix owners recieve a perfectly fine monitor, and that is also reflected in the ebay feedback system where the most reputable sellers that 99% or more positive feedback. This also applies to overclockability, pretty much all single input Qnix's will overclock to a minimum of 96Hz if done correctly.
Good luck with your purchase
EDIT: Unrelated to the monitor, you should really try f.lux if you have sensitive eyes. It really helps during late night browsing etc.Edited by OkanG - 5/19/15 at 4:08am