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Hey guys,

I've been looking for a few months now occasionally for a new monitor. As I just moved to Europe at the start of the year, I ended up leaving home my 1080p Samsung TV that I used as a monitor and in a couple weeks I'll have my sig rig shipped to me (housing situation fixed!).

What I'm looking for is an IPS display for gaming and watching movies. Occasional graphics work. I'm not in college anymore so I am not doing as much 3D work or Photoshop work at home anymore as I do that at work with my Dell IPS display which I love smile.gif

Over the last few months, I've seen new Dell panels released and heard about other brands of displays from other companies. Primarily I've only looked at Dell as I've been told, and experienced, they have a really nice display. Initially I've been considering the Dell u2711, but I want to make sure I'm getting the best bang for my buck as so to say.

I have a few questions: Are any other brands worth the effort to investigate? Should I stick with Dell (I have no brand loyalty which is why I ask)? Switching gears, are those 21:9 aspect ratio monitors worth it?

Thanks for any input and suggestions guys. I should say my budget is about 600 euros (just under $900) so if we can keep it about that, that would be great.
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Dell monitors are brilliant, but their price tags often reflect their brilliance.

Have you seen the Korean IPS monitors? They use the same panels, but they're manufactured more cheaply in other areas.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-YAMAKASI-CATLEAP-Q270-SE-27-LED-2560X1440-WQHD-DVI-D-Monitor-Perfect-Pixel-/140723272177?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item20c3c2b9f1

Check out other listings from the seller green-sum most people I know of who have bought them have bought them from this vendor.
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Dell U2713HM or Asus PB278Q
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I have heard of the Korean panels, but I am skeptical. I'm also wondering what the shipping costs would be for shipping to my location.

As for the Asus, I noticed in their IPS models a reduction of the amount of inputs that normally are found on Dell screens. Speaking of the Dell suggestion, the Dell U2713HM, how bad is 8ms response for gaming? I've never gone above 4ms for a screen in my purchase history of LCD panels. That one would fit my price range perfectly, just the response is my only concern.

Thanks for the responses and suggestions guys!
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You won't find the gaming monitor with IPS panel and 4< ms. There are many good things I have heard about viewsonic vp2770 check it out.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1335088/viewsonic-vp2770-2560x1440-semi-glossy-pls-club/220
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Originally Posted by NITRO1250 View Post

I have heard of the Korean panels, but I am skeptical. I'm also wondering what the shipping costs would be for shipping to my location.

As for the Asus, I noticed in their IPS models a reduction of the amount of inputs that normally are found on Dell screens. Speaking of the Dell suggestion, the Dell U2713HM, how bad is 8ms response for gaming? I've never gone above 4ms for a screen in my purchase history of LCD panels. That one would fit my price range perfectly, just the response is my only concern.

Thanks for the responses and suggestions guys!

The price includes shipping all the way to New Zealand, so I'm sure it'd be free to Germany also smile.gif

I have a 2312HM and I haven't noticed any difference, coming from a 2MS TN panel. Ghosting is largely just conjecture.
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The price includes shipping all the way to New Zealand, so I'm sure it'd be free to Germany also smile.gif

I have a 2312HM and I haven't noticed any difference, coming from a 2MS TN panel. Ghosting is largely just conjecture.

I noticed the screen is 120hz. Is it stereo ready?

At this point I'm considering the Dell 2713hm because of the extra inputs.
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I noticed the screen is 120hz. Is it stereo ready?

At this point I'm considering the Dell 2713hm because of the extra inputs.

I'm not completely sure they have built-in speakers - I just checked and they don't. If you really think the additional inputs are worth as much as a whole extra Yamakasi monitor then go for the Dell, as that would mean you wouldn't be able to workaround having less input variety.


Do also bear in mind the Yamakasi will cost you about half as much, with very little real-world difference.
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Hmm.... that's a good point. And since I'm using Euros, the price will be far less. I'm just looking for flexibility in the long term if I want to plug something else into it in addition to my PC. I don't care about speakers as I have a good set of stereo speakers and an external DAC. I'm more interested in USB and video inputs.

I will take it into consideration and think really hard. It would be great to save some money as I just dumped a TON of money at IKEA on Saturday getting furniture and appliances for my new apartment. And I just checked and it is only about a 25% reduction from the 2713HM to the Korean monitor. Not too bad... but I could live with spending 150 euros more if I have to. I'll do more research.

I think I'll look at some reviews online. I'm in no real hurry to get a monitor just yet.
Edited by NITRO1250 - 5/27/13 at 2:27am
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