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Originally Posted by LeMonarque View Post

I just found this on Ebay, and sold by green_sum no less biggrin.gif

The only thing is that it's not a "pixel perfect" version. It's $600, which is about the price of the ASUS PB278Q 60Hz PLS... So indecisive. QNix 120Hz pixel perfect, Catleap 2B 120Hz non pixel perfect, or ASUS 60Hz and peace of mind?

That is a tough call, they are all nice monitors. Ill try and break it down a bit for you and hope it helps:


The ASUS is a "name brand" and the panel is very nice. It is however the exact same panel you will find in the much cheaper QNix. The primary advantage of this is you have a 2-3x better chance of not getting a bad pixel over the QNix brand monitors. Another advantage is the much better stand, but that doesnt matter really because you can get a stand just as good or better and mount the QNix to it and still be saving money over the ASUS.
The disadvantage of this monitor is that you are limited to 60Hz motion and no lightboost to help things along either.


The Yamakasi Catleap is also a name brand to anyone in the enthusiast circle. Anyone outside of the upper group of gamers and computer enthusiasts has no idea what this brand is, but that shouldn't matter since it is your monitor, not theirs. This monitor also has the potential of being the best, because it offers 50% higher resolution than standard HD 1080p, while also having the smoother motion of the nicer monitors available. The downsides to this are of course the extra cost and also not guaranteed a perfect monitor pixel wise.


The QNix is just like the ASUS, but much cheaper and lesser guarantee about pixels. But with the price so low, you could almost pay for 2 of these for the price of 1 ASUS brand monitor like this.






I have both a Yamakasi Catleap 2B (overclocks to 130Hz) that has 1 dead pixel, and a QNix that also overclocks to 120Hz and has 1 bad pixel. I think it important that I tell you that even though both monitors have a single dead pixel, I do not notice it on either monitor at all. 1 pixel cant be seen from 3 feet away, I have to be within a foot of the monitor to see the blemish, and only then when I am actually trying to find it. So the possible downside of having 1 or 2 bad pixels is worth it to me because I know from firsthand experience that I never notice it at all. The one thing I would not be able to accept though is if the dead pixel was a "bright pixel" stuck on some color. Both monitors of mine had a dead pixel that is black.

So my recommendation would be to either buy the QNix and a nice stand and save $200 or buy the Catleap and OC it to 120Hz if you would prefer the smoother motion. I did both and dont regret owning either.
Edited by EniGma1987 - 7/18/13 at 3:10pm
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