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Need a new monitor to replace my U2412M

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When I moved the other day, the movers punctured a hole in the AG coating of my U2412M and now it annoys me in that dead-pixel-in-the-middle-of-the-screen way. The good news is that the moving company wrote me a check to cover the cost of the U2412M, so I can get a replacement monitor of my liking smile.gif

My options seem to be:
  1. Get another U2412M. Frankly, I've always thought this monitor is merely OK (it was a warranty replacement for my other 2209WA, after that monitor was discontinued) so this would not be my ideal choice.
  2. Get a comparable monitor from a mainstream company like HP/Dell/Asus. Any recommendations?
  3. Get a Korean off-brand monitor. This is tempting in many ways (an upgrade to 27" 2560x1440 for not much more money is always welcome), but navigating through the maze of available products and resellers is mind-boggling, to say the least. Is there an easy to understand guide somewhere out there on which ones are the best for a given set of needs?
  4. Something else altogether. If there's any options I've missed, I'd love to hear about them.
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I'll make the Korean monitors easy for you.

Qnix QX2710 or X-Star DP2710 (same monitor, but the plastic stem of the stand is removable by pulling force on the X-Star).

Here it is for $280.

Alternatively, you could go with Green-Sum for $290

These monitors overclock to 96Hz easily, and often to 120Hz without issue. The colors are AMAZING, and the viewing angles are superb...it uses a Samsung PLS panel. The build quality of the stand isn't great (you can always buy a 3rd party stand for cheap - from HP or Dell). There can be backlight bleeding, but it is fixable by opening the panel and doing the 'tape mod' or 'tape fix' and you might receive one with a couple dead pixels, which really isn't a big deal when there are 3.7 million pixels on screen, as the pixels are very tiny.
Edited by Remmib - 8/26/13 at 4:58pm
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wow i think remmib should work for microsoft or asus... that was very to the point.
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Remmib, is there a version with DisplayPort? Unfortunately my laptop only has mDP out, so driving a 2560x1440 monitor without DisplayPort support would require an expensive active converter.
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Yes (QNIX QX2710 DPort or X-Star DP2710 Dport) have Displayport inputs but the multi-input 2560x1440 monitors drop the extra frames when overclocked.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Peon View Post

Remmib, is there a version with DisplayPort? Unfortunately my laptop only has mDP out, so driving a 2560x1440 monitor without DisplayPort support would require an expensive active converter.

The Asus PB278Q has Display port

Its just way more then a korean 1440 monitor
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