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DELL U2713HM vs ASUS PB278Q

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Need help deciding what monitor to buy. Basically I will like to get a 27” monitor with 1440p that best meets my needs. I can get both for about the same price, so price is not a concern for me.

The computer it will be on will be used for work (Coding, Web Dev, VM’s, RDP) and for playing games (Marvel Heroes, StarCraft 2 (casual player), Diablo, old school emulators… do not play any FPS). From what I have read on both monitors, they both have their issues. I just don’t know which one issues will affect me more.

Given my needs, which of these two will work best for me? I’m open to any other monitor (except maybe Apple… nice, but a bit too expensive for me). I do want to stay with 1440p.

Thanks
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Since you are planning on doing coding work, then I'd suggest a 2560x1600 monitor over a 1440p. The extra vertical workspace would greatly benefit your workflow.

 

These days you can find Korean 1600p monitors on Ebay (generally "pixel perfect" going for sub $650 or so). Otherwise the Dell U3014 is a darn solid choice.

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Thanks for the input....While I would love to have a 30" monitor, it is above my budget and because work is paying for the monitor, I can't buy from Ebay (also need to have a decent warranty or be able to get extended warranty). I basically need to buy from Amazon / Newegg or locally from Fry's / Microcenter. So that eliminates about every korean monitor. It is why I have narrow it down to those two monitors.
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Thanks for the input....While I would love to have a 30" monitor, it is above my budget and because work is paying for the monitor, I can't buy from Ebay (also need to have a decent warranty or be able to get extended warranty). I basically need to buy from Amazon / Newegg or locally from Fry's / Microcenter. So that eliminates about every korean monitor. It is why I have narrow it down to those two monitors.

If those are the only choices, the Dell over the ASUS. I have used both, and there are a few reasons for why I believe the Dell is a better choice.

  1. The adjustable stand on the Dell is much more responsive (I can adjust with one hand), though the ASUS is a tad more customizable.
  2. The Dell does colors and contrast just a bit better.
  3. The ASUS is a PLS panel. These are great, but the increase in brightness may contribute to eyestrain. I have heard they do not have an issue with flickering (if flickering bugs you), though I was unable to tell during my time with it.
  4. Dell has better customer service. I am loyal to ASUS for boards, but I know both monitors have quality control issues. With Dell, I never have an issue getting a replacement (I had a defective panel in my U2412) in a very prompt manner. With ASUS I cannot say the same.

While my personal choice would be Dell, you could probably get the ASUS and still be happy with it as it is a nice monitor. This is just my two cents.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-4770k  ASUS Sabertooth z87 GTX 780 12GB DDR3 1833 G.SKill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate External (put inside machine) Crucial SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black ASUS DRW-2014L1T SCSI Noctua NC-14 Windows 8 Pro  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
CentOS Dell U2412 Dell U2412 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate / CM Cherry Browns 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
AX850 Silverstone TJ-07 Steelseries Sensei Audio Technica W1000x 
Audio
WA6 
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Thank you very much, I went with the Dell. Hopefully I get to try it out tomorrow and it has no issues...
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