Originally Posted by squimmy
I'm very interested in buying a Crossover 2720MDP (I need DisplayPort for my Macbook). So, firstly, has anybody used that exact model? How is it? Does it have any glaring issues/is it likely to blow up in a month? I've done loads of research on these korean monitors, but I can find precious little on the 2720MDP which is very annoying.
Failing that - exactly how much smaller does a 24" feel
compared to a 27"? I'm currently using a 15" screen, so any increase will seem awesome, but are 27" monitors really that much larger than 24" monitors? I'm wondering if it's worth taking this korean risk. I don't wanna buy a 24" and then regret getting a smaller monitor down the line!
Thank you very much for any help!
They don't have any glaring issues, and their pixel perfect guaranteed monitors are pretty much the exact same chance at getting a dead/stuck pixel as the non-pixel perfect ones. And yeah, you are forced to go with a DP monitor with the Macbook Pro/Macbook Air, since Apple has a software limitation on outputting anything hither than 1920x1080p with anything other than mDP to DP (tried mDP to HDMI, outputs 1080p). The Crossovers have quite good build quality.
However, as with all Korean monitors, you might want to consider investing into a colorimeter, as they are almost NEVER color balanced correctly by default, and can be quite far off.
A 24" monitor feels MINISCULE compared to a 27" monitor. And the Korean 1440p monitors aren't exactly what you'd call thin and light either. Going from a 15" screen (MB) to a 27" 1440p monitor would be night and day for you. However, do not invest into a 27" 1080p monitor, only 1440p+. The pixel density on a 27" @ 1080p is awful.
Just be sure you have desk space, because the 27" Korean 1440p is gonna eat up a lot of it.
Edited by Kinaesthetic - 10/30/13 at 10:23am
Originally Posted by rob777
I dont like the 2720MDP model.
I would go with either Crossover 27QW or the Crossover 2735AMG. 24" is actually quite a bit smaller than the 27" I like 27" monitors a lot better.
Also that Dell is not nearly as sharp as the Crossover.
The Dell U2412M has a resolution of 1920x1200. The crossover has a resolution of 2560x1440. The crossover has less input lag on the Dell it has 8ms lag on the Crossover its 6.5ms lag.
I like the 27QW because it has the physical buttons underneath the front of the monitor. The 2735AMG has the menu in the front of the screen and its touchscreen. I'm pretty sure they both use the same screens.
The Macbook Pro/Air with their Thunderbolt connection requires a DP port on the monitor to display anything more than 1080p. Its a software limitation that Apple stupidly put in. He cannot go with the 27QW or the 2735AMG (which is a heck of a solid monitor).