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Woot, my tracking number just started showing info now.... picked up today in South Korea and it's due in tomorrow already in the US? I'm impressed!
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I feel like I read somewhere that glossy had more vibrant colors though? I also seem to remember reading that the matte was still semi-glossy... So confused haha

Yes, the anti-glare coating does fade the screen a little. These have very weak coating though, so I'd definitely go for it.

Less reflections>a little duller, imo.
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I feel like I read somewhere that glossy had more vibrant colors though? I also seem to remember reading that the matte was still semi-glossy... So confused haha

That's why I went with the matte one, since it is semi glossy, its like getting the best of both worlds :-)
I would recommend you take the matte one simply because it will be great irrespective of your room lighting. Where as glossy can be an issue if the lighting is too bright or there is a light source reflection visible through the monitor.
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lol @ glossy being bad for your eyes and causing migraine biggrin.gif


Glossy is 100% same panel w/o anti-glare coating. AG-coating is an added layer, a film, on the panel to 'suck in' ambient light w/o reflecting it back (coating that scatters light). It is normal physics, not rocket science, and it is a game of balance between "how much of color and clarity are you willing to sacrifice for loosing XX% of reflections on a given lense/display/surface".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-reflective_coating
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The matte finish anti-glare computer screen also has a disadvantage: It scatters the light coming out of the display, resulting in a slightly less-crisp image for the viewer. The matte finish mutes clarity, color and contrast. Compared to a smooth-surface screen, the image is slightly blurred, which may itself be fatiguing to the eyes.

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-an-anti-glare-computer-screen.htm

It is just plain physics to come to conclusion: you really cannot have working AG-coating without messing with the properties of light coming out of the display (it is impossible to differentiate light reflecting from panel from light that is coming out of the panel), so you will always sacrifice with colors and clarity. More 'anti-glare-properties' you put to your AG coating, the more it will crap on colors.

Sure, w/o AG you will propably get more eye-strain from your monitor *IF* you keep it ultra-bright. Now, for all normal reasonable people, that is just silly, but yes you probably can give yourself a migraine by pumping your monitor to extra bright, take a white document and keep on staring at it relentlessly for hours (or what ever time you need to develop a migraine). But every normal human being usually has the sense to adjust their brightness to usable, comfortable level.



This being said; Qnix and Xstar are semi-glossy with their matte version, and do actually reflect quite alot. On the positive side; there is very little drawbacks when considering colors and vibrancy. So, if you have windows or powerfull direct light sources near your computerstation; take matte. If lighting is not a problem, you dont have big windows or direct light source; take glossy.
Edited by CptKuolio - 5/8/13 at 5:37am
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lol @ glossy being bad for your eyes and causing migraine biggrin.gif
I am aware of the difference between glossy and matte versions. There are always conditions for everything so yeah a glossy might not be the most common cause of migraine, but it is bad for your eyes compared to a matte screen. Thus matte is a better choice. As far as for people who want a monitor for their basements or rooms with very dim lighting should choose glossy, but I would prefer to buy something that will look great in every scenario rather then look best in one and worst in the other.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perfect-Pixels-Matte-QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-27-LED-Monitor-2560x1440-/321115357309?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item4ac3f7807d

Gonna order this very soon, any purchased their perfect pixel monitors? Also anyone have any experience with that particular seller? Sorry I've been out the game for some time when it comes to monitors. Any objections on my choice?

Thanks

Just beware that this one only got 14 days return policy

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perfect-Pixels-Matte-QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-27-LED-Monitor-2560x1440-/321115357309?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item4ac3f7807d

Gonna order this very soon, any purchased their perfect pixel monitors? Also anyone have any experience with that particular seller? Sorry I've been out the game for some time when it comes to monitors. Any objections on my choice?

Thanks

Price is right...but a less familiar seller and there is a difference between 98.2% positive and the 99.5 that hulustar, for example, has with this kind of volume. Not saying you shouldn't buy this one mind you; just food for thought. Otherwise looks great at a glance. Max dead pixel is one apparently.


Thanks for the reply guys, as suggested it might be better to look at a different seller. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the reply guys, as suggested it might be better to look at a different seller. thumb.gif

Was actually looking at the red-cap one. As it's quite cheap and free shipping!

Although the bigclothcraft (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-27-QNIX-QX2710-Evolution-ll-2560x1440-QHD-PLS-Panel-Monitor-Matte-Screen-/130869204179?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item1e786994d3 )
Might be better?
It's a tad more expensive.

They also have a strict testing phase - At least so it says tongue.gif Max 1 dead pcs.
    
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If I live in the US, and the shipping says "free". Are there any additional fees I should be expecting?
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No. The US has a free trade agreement with S Korea. Also only eBay sellers pay fees.
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I must say you are lucky, seriously.
The glossy screens are bad for your eyes and are also known to cause migraine in general.
Go for the matte one.
<3 my glossy.
Matte definitely cause my headache. *sparkle sparklee*

In all fairness, the matte is semi-gloss. minimum sparkle if any. I don't see any sparkle in my s24a650 vs my gw2450hm which does have a bit. more grainy than sparkle though.
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