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I know there's P-IPS, S-IPS, a whole war over dell/asus 1440 over the korean, so i want to know, for a ~very~ strict $500 budget, which is best?
I have a very dark room so I have practically zero sun glare, so the AG coating is going to be useless for me.
Should I try to pickup a used dell or wait til they're on sale? Should I just go for a korean display and hope for no dead/stuck pixels?
Seriously distraught here.
Also, please don't start a flame war or something. I want genuine opinions.
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I got my Crossover 27Q and I love it. I have quite a few (16) weird pixels in the top right corner, but they only show up when the screen is black. Even then, they are not visible at 2ft.
I recommend the Crossover because of its great stand and build quality, also I got mine for $370.
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I have a Qnix running at 2560x1440p @ 120hz glossy for $287 thumb.gif
If your only going to buy name brand used then a warranty is not going to be an issue you can buy a square trade warranty and still be well under your budget.
post #4 of 12
Go for a Qnix. Or an Xstar, but I have no experience with Xstars. Qnix is what I know and that would be a great deal.

What exactly are you planning on using the monitor with? Just your desktop computer?
post #5 of 12
Star an qnix are the same, they have a pretty good following and have very little risk involved.
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is there a big difference between brands?
like shimian vs catleap vs star vs qnix vs crossover?
also, is pixel perfect worth it? i've decided i'm going to get the squaretrade warranty regardless
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went ahead and bought a qnix with guaranteed up to 2 dead pixels
should be here by the middle of the week next week:thumb:
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spartan F8 View Post

I have a Qnix running at 2560x1440p @ 120hz glossy for $287 thumb.gif
If your only going to buy name brand used then a warranty is not going to be an issue you can buy a square trade warranty and still be well under your budget.

Woah woah wish where are they that cheap. That's the 27" right? I've been hunting and they're all like $375+

EDIT: Hunted around and found some for $300-310
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post #9 of 12
I decided to take the plunge on a Qnix, I decided to get it from Amazon since I buy a lot from there and never had a problem returning a defective item. They have various listing for Qnix, the one i went for is the one with no AG coating and pixel perfect guarantee, which is only a couple bucks more than the up to 10 dead pixel one; I also chose 1-3 day shipping at check out for only $12.99 (the standard shipping option is free but it said 15-30 days, ain't nobody got time for that rolleyes.gif ). Can't wait to try 1440p wheee.gif

This is the one I ordered:

http://www.amazon.com/QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-2560x1440/dp/B00CI3VOWK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1368935747&sr=8-8&keywords=qnix

Good luck on your search! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Arc0s View Post

I decided to take the plunge on a Qnix, I decided to get it from Amazon since I buy a lot from there and never had a problem returning a defective item. They have various listing for Qnix, the one i went for is the one with no AG coating and pixel perfect guarantee, which is only a couple bucks more than the up to 10 dead pixel one; I also chose 1-3 day shipping at check out for only $12.99 (the standard shipping option is free but it said 15-30 days, ain't nobody got time for that rolleyes.gif ). Can't wait to try 1440p wheee.gif

This is the one I ordered:

http://www.amazon.com/QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-2560x1440/dp/B00CI3VOWK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1368935747&sr=8-8&keywords=qnix

Good luck on your search! thumb.gif
Who did you order from on amazon? Amazons just the storefront, they dont ship, other sellers do. I had problems with my first monitor ordering from a buyer on amazon, which is why I decided to go with ebay for my second. \

I ordered my first monitor through amazon. I like ordering through them, but Ill never order another korean monitor through them again. It wasnt amazon per say, but the seller was crappy and I had tons of issues getting my delivery.
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