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ASUS PB278Q or Monoprice 27" IPS-glass pro

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http://www.asus.com/Commercial_Monitors_Projectors/PB278Q/

or

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=10489&seq=1&format=2

I do not care about the power dongle or stand or buttons at the back - seems monoprice got this issue. Just based on the screen performance, which would you recommend? One big thing about Asus (everything else being equal) is the 3 year warranty vs the 1 year on the monoprice.

Also, I want to avoid Korean monitors for now. Dells and Samsungs are way over my price range. 120Hz monitors are nice, but I do not play much FPS or not as competitively - so do not recommend those please.
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http://www.asus.com/Commercial_Monitors_Projectors/PB278Q/

or

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=10489&seq=1&format=2

I do not care about the power dongle or stand or buttons at the back - seems monoprice got this issue. Just based on the screen performance, which would you recommend? One big thing about Asus (everything else being equal) is the 3 year warranty vs the 1 year on the monoprice.

Also, I want to avoid Korean monitors for now. Dells and Samsungs are way over my price range. 120Hz monitors are nice, but I do not play much FPS or not as competitively - so do not recommend those please.

I know the Asus very well as i have one myself but the other one i have never heard of

Anyway the Asus PB278Q gets my vote as i know and like mine very much
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AS far as I know the concept of Monoprice monitors is just like the Korean monitors. Same thing but monoprice is sold in USA.

That Asus monitor is not bad as well.

If I were you I would go for the Asus one. Not that Monoprice is lacking.
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If you're gonna drop that kind of cash on a monitor, may as well get one with a 3 year warranty. I have the PB278Q and I love it. I also use two of the newer 27' ultrasharps at work and don't really have a preference between the ASUS and Dell (which is saying something given the Dells are a lot more expensive).
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Displays with glass have grayish blacks and are extremely reflective vs. regular glossy displays

Glass vs. Glossy

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

Example vs. matte (semi-glossy monitor):



The display on the rights matte coating is very similar to the PB278Q/VP2770/U2713HM. Left monitor=Samsung S27B970D, it uses glass.

The ViewSonic VP2770 is better than both the PB278Q & U2713HM, but costs more.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 7/11/13 at 11:22am
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Thank you guys. Seems the Asus is better choice between the two. Rep to all that responded thus far.
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Pulled the trigger on Asus and right now staring at it! Friend of mine is a professional photographer and got a spyder 3. He said he will come over and calibrate the colors. But it already looks beautiful!
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Check the PB278Q thread, you will find some stuff there about calibration. Enjoy the monitor!
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