Originally Posted by KyadCK
Alienware has the perk of being backed by Dell support/warranty. This doesn't.
You underestimate stupid people with big wallets.
Have you ever actually used anything Enterprise or Military Grade? You wouldn't be making jokes at it's expense if you have.
(Note: This is not Military Grade, sorry nVidia)
Hmm, three good IPS 1080p screens
with DVI/VGA/DP inputs and a 4-port powered USB hub for Eyefinity for $510 backed by 3-year Dell Support and Warranty
, or one nice IPS 1440p 60hz (potentially Overclockable to 120hz)
that only has DL-DVI input (which doesn't have the bandwidth to do 1440p 120hz, so I guess you've overclocking that too) with frankly a not so great 1-year warranty (with a lot of restrictions) for $500.
Ya, the 1080s are a real ripoff alright, what with the better connectors, more features, much better warranty, higher total resolution, not being held back by the cable standard, and so on.
How about "I like 1440 more and it's not as expensive as you think" next time. 1080p is still kicking.
Uhh.....DL-DVI can do 120Hz at 1440P, I am doing it. The specifications for DL-DVI was updated years ago stating there isn't really a limitation on it, but a limitation on the cable and the output source. The major factor right now is the fact that the card makers have their pixel clocks on lock down, and you have to unlock that to ramp it up to actually produce it. Proper gauge cable, proper source, it will do it just fine.
As for inputs, I would prefer a DP, but at the time that wasn't an option. Also, a single input cuts down on input lag, as it isn't scanning multiple inputs, just the one. Oh, and my main display is an Overloard with a warranty, pretty no frills or restricted either, they are out of California.
You can go to Monoprice and have them back their 1440P.
The entire "warranty" argument might have been valid when the "Koreans" first hit the market here in the states, but there are now several US based sources with US based warranty. So it really isn't valid at this point anymore.
Something else on the warranty...
If you can buy a "Korean" for ~$200, and the Dell for $500+, you can buy the Korean, and if it breaks buy another, and still have spent less than the Dell cost. Paying double+ for a name and warranty isn't exactly the smartest thing. Oh, but it has more inputs.....do you hook up 2 and 3 sources to your display at one time? If you do, you are a rarity. The Dell uses the same damn panel as the Korean, so you aren't gaining there. You do get an OSD, but you already have that in CCC and NVCP, so not a gain there either.
Point is; for the cost they charge, you aren't really gaining anything with the Dells or Apples, etc, etc.
The real point here is that we have bee over paying for 1080P for a long time. We already know there was price fixing between the major producers, and that shafted the industry and consumers by untold number of years. People need to start voting with their money and stop happily paying for overpriced OLD technology, and then maybe we will see change affected.
Think about it, when you can buy a 4K display for the same cost as a 1080P display.......there is an issue!
Oh, and these displays are backed by Amazons return policy, which is the best on the planet!
Do you honestly believe that if Seiki can sell a 4K display for $700, Dell can't sell their 1440P display for a more reasonable cost? Or if guys over at Overlord can sell a 120Hz capable IPS at 1440P for sub $600, a company like Dell couldn't do the same? Of course Dell can do the same, and better, but they don't have a reason to as people are still gobbling up their 60Hz products!Edited by PostalTwinkie - 10/1/13 at 1:14pm