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Take a chance on a Crossover 2720MDP or play it safe with a Dell U2412M?

post #1 of 13
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Hi,

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!
post #2 of 13
I had a 25.5" and now using triple 24" and I hardly feel the difference. However these are all 1200px. The higher definition of the Korean monitors might make a pretty big difference.
post #3 of 13
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.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by squimmy View Post

Hi,

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!

 

Point 1: 

 

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.

 

 

Point 2:

 

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.

 

 

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Originally Posted by rob777 View Post

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).

Edited by Kinaesthetic - 10/30/13 at 10:23am
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Rob777, I think I just replied to you in another thread smile.gif I need DisplayPort, which is why i'm specifically looking at the 2720MDP. What don't you like about it so much?

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A 24" monitor feels MINISCULE compared to a 27" monitor.

I was afraid you'd say that frown.gif

Should have enough room. I have the same desk as a friend who has a 27" iMac, so i'm assuming if it can support that it can support a Korean one.

So what's the reputation of the 2720MDP. Is it a decent choice?
post #6 of 13
I was reading a review on Playwares website. It didnt get a good contrast ratio.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

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).

I see. I don't own/use Mac's, seemed like it was simple fix but if its a software limitation there's not much you can do.



I was reading on a mac forum there is some kind of firmware upgrade:

"hello all - I just solved the problem on my macbook pro by upgrading to Mountain lion 10.8.4 from snow Leopard 10.6.8/ - Monitor works just fine

For info :
- using crossover 27qd monitor @ 2560x1440
- macbook pro 2009 with Nvidia gforce 960m GT
- energy saver set at best performance (battery & power adapter)
- using apple dual dvi adapter firmware 10.3

voila! Thank you all for your comments and shared experiences and thanks to lasepipes that gave me the hope that maybe an upgraded osx version may work... "

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1542367


Do you know if the 27QW and 2735AMG use the same panel? Im not finding any reviews for the 27QW but the 2735/2755 gets good reviews.


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Originally Posted by squimmy View Post

Rob777, I think I just replied to you in another thread smile.gif I need DisplayPort, which is why i'm specifically looking at the 2720MDP. What don't you like about it so much?




So what's the reputation of the 2720MDP. Is it a decent choice?

I was reading a review on Playwares website. It didnt get a good contrast ratio. It had like 500:1.

http://www.playwares.com/xe/22822289
Edited by rob777 - 10/30/13 at 12:01pm
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
My reason for not wanting to use DVI actually wasn't the soft limit - I didn't even know about that! My reasoning is that I would need a good - really good active adapter which costs ~£100. That's a lot for an adapter.

I've come across another Korean monitor with DPort though - QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ll DPort. I'm assuming this is the same as the QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ll without the DPort. Anyone know how this monitor stacks up?

EDIT: Ooh, and the X-Star DP2710 MDP. More options that I thought actually.
Edited by squimmy - 10/30/13 at 12:54pm
post #9 of 13
The Qnix is a PLS its not an IPS monitor.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
At the risk of revealing my ignorance, what's the difference? I'm not particularly fussy when it comes display quality, and the reviews of it that I've read seem to think it's a good display...
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