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Well, it came down to a 'what do you like better, Ford or Chevy' thing. For better or worse I went with QNIX. The price was okay at $350 delivered. There was a lot to like and much to evaluate between the two. If somehow it doesn't work out right, I'll just have to go a different way down the road. I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge and excellent inputs to this thread from all those that participated here on the forum. thumb.gif

P.S. I just know that Spider Solitaire is going to look great on my rig now . . .
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Well, it came down to a 'what do you like better, Ford or Chevy' thing. For better or worse I went with QNIX. The price was okay at $350 delivered. There was a lot to like and much to evaluate between the two. If somehow it doesn't work out right, I'll just have to go a different way down the road. I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge and excellent inputs to this thread from all those that participated here on the forum. thumb.gif

P.S. I just know that Spider Solitaire is going to look great on my rig now . . .

Dude. Spider Solitaire on a 1440P monitor? C'mon. You need at least 4k for that. You really cheaped out. thumb.gif
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Just wanted to share my experience, though the OP already made a purchase.

I looked into the Korean monitors that use the Apple/Samsung panels A LOT before deciding on what I thought was the best. The Crossover 2755AMG is what I went with and I couldn't be happier. I use it for gaming and for architectural 3D BIM modeling - the program, in this case, is called Revit which is capable of producing models that can be rendered into very realistic photos and virtual walk-throughs, so color is important to me. The color, without any calibration, is very very good and pretty true, though I'm sure some calibration could make it even better. There is almost no backlight bleed (none that can ever be seen unless the screen is pitch black) and zero dead pixels.

They're one of the more expensive Korean monitors because they're newer and they're by far the thinnest as well as being seemingly the highest quality. I'm using a moderately overclocked GTX 780 (Asus) and BF3 is probably as beautiful as it ever could be, IMO. They are 10-bit and 60hz, but some people have been able to overclock them to 120. I haven't heard of anyone who has tried to overclock it that wasn't able to, but there are only a few reports so far because it's new and apparently only a few people have tried. They seem to all have been successful and I'll probably do it when I get bored. But for now, it's so awesome for gaming that I feel no need.

It's a very high quality panel and easily the best looking of these monitors as well as being the thinnest (there is also the Achieva Shimian which is the same thing but with a plastic stand that doesn't look quite as good and the bezel/rear shell didn't seem as nice to me. Crossover also has a great rep but either way, they're mostly the same exact monitor). The stand is useable but wobbly like all of these monitors, but I'll have mine on a desk mounted Ergotron arm soon.

Again, it's not the cheapest monitor, but it's still very affordable for a very high quality panel that's very thin and has DVI-D, HDMI, and VGA with outstanding picture. They also have a glass panel, but it has some sort of tinted coating that is supposed to decrease glare by 70 percent and it absolutely works. Others will back me up. My workstation faces a window and I never notice glare one bit when the screen is on. They do seem to be an overclockable model, but I don't think it's really needed. They seem to have a varying degree of backlight bleed and can occasionally have a dead pixel or two (just like all of these monitors, including the Apple Thunderbolt which uses the same exact panel and also doesn't guarantee against defective pixels), but mine and many others have zero dead pixels (without paying extra for the perfect pixel guarantee) and very minimal backlight bleed. Plus, there seems to be a remedy for the backlight bleed that is an easy fix dealing with the tension of the screws on the bezel/rear shell.

I highly recommend this monitor and it has it's own fan club (combined with the Achieva Shimian in this forum where many people have shared their thoughts, including the people who have overclocked them).
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Glad to hear that you're happy with your choice. With your summary, you could be describing almost any one of the popular IPS monitors out there. The problem is, at least in my area, is that we have a paucity of retail outlets, so to speak; i.e., Micro Center, Best Buy, Costco, etc. Really, the only thing available for comparison are the high-end monitors like Dell and Apple. Seldom if ever do the mainline retail outfits offer a 27" 2440x1440 IPS at a discount price, usually just the 1920 x 1080 fare. The point I'm trying to make is that with no ready base for comparison, one is left to a knee-jerk, gut feeling when making a purchase. For me, the next best thing was to jump on this forum and see what the resident experts had to say, and they spoke loud and clear. I purchased my QNIX from IPSLEDMonitors.com (Monoprice was a very close second), a shot-in-the-dark as I've never heard of them before. A quick Google and they seem to check-out okay. The main reason I went with the QNIX QX2710 Evolution II (Matte) 27" 2560X1440 was the price. Also, a 3-year warranty is available within 30 days of the initial purchase which cover pixels, et al. I'll use it for a while and if I'm not satisfied I'll hang it on CraigsList and get something else. I like to game and push my setup hard. Also, while I'm not a pro, I do keep busy with the photographic end. I feel that if could get the job done on my old 22" ViewSonic, surely this new QNIX will be the 'bee's knees'. rolleyes.gif
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Almost like the QNIX is being custom made. Ordered the thing on 10/1 and its already on its way. Worldwide logistics is simply amazing these days.

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