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hey guys im seriously thinking of picking one of these up.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-Tempered-Glass-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-27-SAMSUNG-PLS-2560x1440-Monitor-/130974093668?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item1e7eaa1164

i tend to like glossy screens because they seem to make the images "pop" more. My question is how is a temped glass screen anydiffrent then a standard glossy screen? or is a glossy screen mean it has tempered glass? also do any of you guys gave the glossy screen/tempered qx2710? Last, what will have better contrast/blacklevels. ah-ips or these pls screens?
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To my understanding the tempered glass is an additional layer of glass on top of the actual glossy screen and you can often see people conplain about dust in between. In no way should it make the image better, quite the opposite if anything.
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i see. thanks for the reply, how about the standard glossy vs there matt. I just dont want that hazy/cross hatching that it can get with a matt screen.
    
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tempered glass is a safety thing. if you break the glass, it shatters into a thousand harmless little pieces instead of one huge machete sized one.

it has nothing to do with clarity or strength.
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I have compared a glass IPS 1080p vs a matte 1080p before, both IPS and calibrated, and the colors do seem to be overall better with glass. not sure why this is. i can't stand reflections though, so I always buy matte anyway.
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i see. thanks for the reply, how about the standard glossy vs there matt. I just dont want that hazy/cross hatching that it can get with a matt screen.

Well I can tell you that many people have been pleased with the matte coating on the Qnix/X-Star. It is very light.
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i see. thanks for the reply, how about the standard glossy vs there matt. I just dont want that hazy/cross hatching that it can get with a matt screen.
I have a glossy Achieva Shimian 1440p and I like the clarity without the matte much better than on my old matte 1080p screen. However it tends to turn into a mirror if you have any direct light coming at it like a windows etc, but in a basement it's no problem.
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