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Hey,

I am in the market for a new 1440p monitor as soon as I sell my current 1080p monitors. I have been looking at a few different models (trying to stay away from the Korean monitors).

Here's what I'm looking at so far; An Acer, an Asus and a Dell

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009553&ignorebbr=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236294&ignorebbr=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260111&ignorebbr=1



Anyone have experience with any of these? I will be using it for both gaming and working from home on occasion.

Would consider others but I dont' want to spend more than $650~



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I was just in the same boat as you before Black Friday/Cyber Weekend and looking at the exact same monitors.

I don't have experience, but I have an opinion on the matter.

You said that you will be using this for gaming, so you probably want the fastest response time possible to reduce motion blur.
The Asus is 5ms, the Acer 6, and the Dell 8. A lot of Dell monitors seem to have slow response times in general.

So I'd say your choices are either the ASUS or the Acer. They both have good connectivity, however the Acer is cheaper and has a USB hub. Both have good, versatile stands. The Acer also has a higher max brightness. The ASUS has slightly stronger speakers (don't know if that even matters at all).

Hope that helps you with your search. If I were you I'd probably settle on the Acer, because it's a great price. I know you wanted to stay away from the Koreans, but Monoprice has re-branded ones with American return/warranty/service.

I went ahead and bought 27" IPS monitors from Monopric - 3 of them. They have a version with only Dual Link DVI-D/VGA and another with all the connections you need plus a 0 dead pixel/light bleed return policy (for $300 and $400 respectively). Ridiculously low prices for 2560x1440 IPS monitors if you ask me. They're also brighter at 440cd/m2 (compared to Acer's 350cd/m2). The thing I like most is that they have this edge to edge glass design that looks better than the raised plastic bezels on the three models you're looking at imo. The Zero-G Slim also has an all-metal body construction..so at 300$, I consider that a steal.
Edited by Raijin - 11/30/13 at 8:13pm
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I was just in the same boat as you before Black Friday/Cyber Weekend and looking at the exact same monitors.

I don't have experience, but I have an opinion on the matter.

You said that you will be using this for gaming, so you probably want the fastest response time possible to reduce motion blur.
The Asus is 5ms, the Acer 6, and the Dell 8. A lot of Dell monitors seem to have slow response times in general.

So I'd say your choices are either the ASUS or the Acer. They both have good connectivity, however the Acer is cheaper and has a USB hub. Both have good, versatile stands. The Acer also has a higher max brightness. The ASUS has slightly stronger speakers (don't know if that even matters at all).

Hope that helps you with your search. If I were you I'd probably settle on the Acer, because it's a great price. I know you wanted to stay away from the Koreans, but Monoprice has re-branded ones with American return/warranty/service.

I went ahead and bought 27" IPS monitors from Monopric - 3 of them. They have a version with only Dual Link DVI-D/VGA and another with all the connections you need plus a 0 dead pixel/light bleed return policy (for $300 and $400 respectively). Ridiculously low prices for 2560x1440 IPS monitors if you ask me. They're also brighter at 440cd/m2 (compared to Acer's 350cd/m2). The thing I like most is that they have this edge to edge glass design that looks better than the raised plastic bezels on the three models you're looking at imo. The Zero-G Slim also has an all-metal body construction..so at 300$, I consider that a steal.

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