Originally Posted by Doomtomb
So this monitor is a pretty exciting development but it better not cost $799. That is going to allure NO ONE from their already purchased 27" 1440p IPS Korean monitors. I mean it's a TN PANEL for CRYING OUT LOUD. It should be sub-$400 PERIOD. Then, it might actually attract my wallet, I'd buy THREE! Instead of just one for some sweet MULTI-MONITOR setup. But alas, this product is not meant for me. 3 monitors would cost $2400. A real crime that is.
....a lot of your issues would have been shown to really not be an issue if you looked at the specs of the display, and read into the panel more.
The TN panel in this display is the first true 8-bit TN, compared to the standard 6-bit you see in every other TN panel. Using new manufacturing and design techniques on top of this have greatly increased the quality of the panel. The general consensus of people that have seen it is that it is close to PLS or IPS in color reproduction, and it does have improved viewing angels from the normal TN.
So to scream "it's a TN PANEL for CRYING OUT LOUD" isn't a relevant statement at this point, because it isn't just a TN panel.
Going back to the Korean panels, having used an Overlord Tempest at 120Hz for over a year, the blurring on these panels is bad, no way around that. Color reproduction is great, the resolution is great, the motion clarity is almost non-existent. To a gamer, motion clarity is huge! Also, people are already paying $600+ for the 120Hz Koreans, that has been going on for a year or more now, Asus isn't out of line with their price point at all.
Finally, you complain about the price of these 1440P displays and say that if they were half the cost you would run 3 in multi-monitor. Do you have ANY idea how much hardware would be required to drive three of these displays in gaming? The current 4K displays on the market have 8,294,440 pixels. Three of these displays would be 11,059,200 pixels, $3,000 in GPU hardware BARELY drive 4K at "playable" frame rates, yet you think you are going to drive even more than that?
The cost of these panels for a multi-monitor setup is the least of the concerns in that application, the bigger concern being the cost of the hardware required to drive that number of pixels. Which brings up another point; you wouldn't want to drive two or three of these, as we don't have the hardware to successfully push 120 Hz+, and G-sync doesn't function in multi-monitor.
The reality of it is the price isn't the problem here, but a stigma towards TN panels and people thinking there is only one way to make a TN panel, and that all TN panels are the same.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 3/16/14 at 12:06pm