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What is the cheapest 1440p monitor avalable?
What is the cheapest 1440p 120Hz+ monitor avalable?
What is the cheapest 2160p monitor avalable?
What is the cheapest 2160p 120Hz+ monitor avalable?
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What is the cheapest 1440p monitor avalable?
What is the cheapest 1440p 120Hz+ monitor avalable?

Cheapest 1440p monitors that are also good quality would be the LG S-IPS monitors like CrossOver 27Q LED, CrossOver 2720MDP, Yamakasi Catleap non-2B variant, ACHIEVA ShiMian and QNIX QX2700.

The cheapest 1440p 120Hz+ monitors that are also good quality are the Samsung PLS monitors: QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll and X-Star DP2710. Threads on these monitors are found here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1384767/official-the-korean-pls-monitor-club-qnix-x-star and http://www.overclock.net/t/1374065/korean-qnix-qx2710-evolution-ll-27-2560x1440-matte-samsung-pls-panel

Note that these monitors are not branded as LG and Samsung because the companies that actually make them are not part of LG and Samsung but instead use A- panels from LG and Samsung. This is why they are about $500 cheaper than the real LG and Samsung branded monitors.

However the quality of these monitors are exactly the same in terms of panels, but there is a higher risk of defective pixels and backlight bleeding.

Is it worth it? Yes if you don't want to spend $800+ on the branded stuff.

If you have enough money, then yeah you should buy the real Samsung PLS and LG S-IPS monitors such as the Dell U2713, Samsung S27A850, etc.
Edited by Koehler - 7/7/13 at 9:32pm
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