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It seems that Dell is having a deal that I can get http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=224-8284 for $550 with the code SDW7RZ4J1P20BM. I have read in the forums a decent bit about all the 120hz vs 1440p conversation. I have been using an Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" since like 2008 and I feel like this is going to be a good upgrade but the Acer is 1920x1200. Not sure I'll notice too much of a difference. I'll be using the monitor for mostly movies\gaming\surfing. Thanks in advance.
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You will feel the difference from 1080p to 1440 both in resolution wise and the color wise (IPS colors are amazing)

 

Good deal.

 

Grab it. thumb.gif

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Thanks for the advice.
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Why choose between 1440p and 120Hz?

Why not get both in one monitor? The Qnix QX2710.

Read more about it below:
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Originally Posted by Remmib 
27" 2560x1440 120Hz PLS for $310 (note there are some sellers even cheaper like green-sum)

How you may ask? Qnix QX2710 (Pixel Perfect )


It's a PLS panel (which is just Samsung's version of IPS), though the pixels are different from IPS monitors. Some also think PLS has better colors than IPS.

From what I've seen most people easily hit 110Hz, if not 120Hz, as long as you don't have a garbage graphics card.

The bezel is of reasonable size, too bad it's glossy though, I'll be painting mine matte black. Also the anti-glare coating on the monitor is quite light and doesn't degrade the picture quality. Sooo much better than glossy if you ask me, and many others will agree.

Mine came with 1 dead pixel and 1 stuck pixel (likely the stuck pixel can be fixed), I ain't even mad though...the pixels are so god damn small it's quite hard to notice it. I don't have any backlight bleed on mine, some people have experienced bleed, but there is an easy fix.

The downside of the monitor is that the casing is cheap, which ain't that big of a deal to me. Although it is kind of annoying that you have to remove the back panel to take off the stem of the mount (if you want to put this monitor on a monitor stand with arms).

All in all, I'm really happy with mine. Definitely recommend it if you're in the market for basically the best bang for the buck/performance monitor you can buy right now. Also, the shipping from South Korea is so stupidly fast...48 hours, how is that possible? If you're worried about a warranty or it dying you can get a warranty from Square Trade for $50 for 3 year coverage.

Feel free to read user's opinions in the huge Overclock.net threads:
- Original Thread
- Overclock Results
- Monitor Club w/ Optimization Guides

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-27"
-1440p
-overclockable to 120Hz
-amazing colors
-cheap

Cons:
-cheap casing
-possible backlight bleed (though you can fix on your own)
-cheap monitor stand

I mean just look at the colors on this bad boy! And I'm enjoying dat 120Hz smoothness when gaming and watching tv/movies. It's incredible. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I've never used 1440P but I can say IPS is a very nice improvement from TN.
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The U2711 is only useful for work if one needs a wide gamut display for use in color managed programs, but the grainy matte coating gets in the way when editing pictures.

For general use (games, movies, web, coding) the U2711 is one of the worst 2560x1440 displays since it has poor black levels, a very grainy matte coating and is wide gamut=over-saturated and inaccurate colors for consumer media. It does have an sRGB mode but it has locked color settings and 150-200$ 21.5-23" IPS offer better colors.

Get the U2713HM instead, it can be found for around 550$ as well.

This image shows the affect of matte, glossy and glass coatings on pixels, notice how unclear the U2711 is compared to the U2713HM

http://www.overclockers.ru/images/lab/2013/06/27/1/53_kristaleffect_big.jpg
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Part of the reason I was leaning toward this monitor is that the delay is 6ms(gtg). The biggest reason I haven't moved over to IPS\1440P is the delay. I wouldn't mind spending the money on a good IPS but anything over $600 is hard for me to justify for some reason. As for the Korean monitors, I don't mind spending the premium for the warranty from someone like Dell. I just thought this was a good deal and seemed to line up with me getting tired of the 24" I'm currently using. What I'm really looking for is a good balance of fidelity and cost at 1440p. Thanks again for all the responses.
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Part of the reason I was leaning toward this monitor is that the delay is 6ms(gtg). The biggest reason I haven't moved over to IPS\1440P is the delay. I wouldn't mind spending the money on a good IPS but anything over $600 is hard for me to justify for some reason. As for the Korean monitors, I don't mind spending the premium for the warranty from someone like Dell. I just thought this was a good deal and seemed to line up with me getting tired of the 24" I'm currently using. What I'm really looking for is a good balance of fidelity and cost at 1440p. Thanks again for all the responses.

A good balance of fidelity and cost at 1440p? Then your answer is the Qnix QX2710. Not to mention you can get a 3 year square trade warranty with it and if anything goes wrong they will just refund your money.

How can you argue with 27" 1440p 120Hz PLS w/ a 3 year warranty for $350?

Simply, you can't.
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I second Remmib, it's a killer monitor
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A good balance of fidelity and cost at 1440p? Then your answer is the Qnix QX2710. Not to mention you can get a 3 year square trade warranty with it and if anything goes wrong they will just refund your money.

How can you argue with 27" 1440p 120Hz PLS w/ a 3 year warranty for $350?

Simply, you can't.

The worrisome part about the Qnix for me is that it's 8ms and I have had terrible luck with PC components in the past, it works for the lucky ones but I'm willing to pay a bit more for the name brand.
I just saw this pop up in the other thread about a good 1440p panel for less than $700; the Asus PB278Q. I may look for a good deal on that if there isn't something obviously lame about it.
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