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Hi all. I'm looking to purchase a new monitor that's 1440p.
My two choices are the Dell UltraSharp U2713HM or the ASUS PB278Q.

ASUS PB278Q:
http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401938573&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+PB+Series+PB278Q

Dell U2713HM
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-IPS-LED-CVN85-27-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B009H0XQQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401996226&sr=8-1&keywords=Dell+UltraSharp+U2713HM

I'm in a fix here. I've heard that the Dell is of better quality. But is it worth the extra $100 for that better quality?
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Whichever is cheaper, there isn't much between them.

 

That's really expensive for the U2713HM, you can often find it for $550 or less on sale. Definitely not worth it at that price.

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Someone with 3,000 posts should know how to use the thread search function:

http://www.overclock.net/newsearch?search=asus+pb278q+vs+dell+u2713hm

The AOC Q2770QPU is better than both and only costs 500$ from Amazon. The PB278Q uses LED PWM Dimming (Side Effects) and has slow pixel response times once the Trace Free setting is reduced to get rid of the overshoot ghosting and the U2713HM's has been 'revised' so many times for better (cross-hatching reduced) and worse (introduction obvious overshoot ghosting for certain revisions, obviously worse colors according to people who compared different revisions) and has poor quality control.

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=DEAD= thinks (Use Google or Chrome to translate) it is the best matte (semi-glossy), multi-input 1440p monitor aside from the more expensive, glow free Eizo EV2736W.

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Thanks for the detailed response. But with my past experiences with AOC, I'll stay away from that brand.
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Just dropping in to to say i love my Asus PB278Q and am 100% satisfied with my purchase. I would recommend it to anyone who's looking to go 1440p.
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Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post

Thanks for the detailed response. But with my past experiences with AOC, I'll stay away from that brand.

What is your past experience?

I just bought an Asus PB278Q. Pretty nice and came with all the cables (DVI, DP, and HDMI). I've never had problems with looking at monitors, but for some reason, the PB278Q gave me eyestrain and headaches. Also, it had a subtle yellow tint to the left side of the panel.

I got the above mentioned AOC monitor and it just came in today. Color temperature seems a little warm (sRGB mode), but no yellow tinting that I can see. We'll see how it does. Only came with a DVI and VGA cable, though. Strangely, it didn't come with a USB cable to connect the built in USB hub.

Also, the Asus monitor seems to loose contrast more than the AOC monitor as you move off-axis. Both monitors are supposed to use the same PLS panel though.
Edited by beavo451 - 6/6/14 at 10:25pm
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What is your past experience?

I've had three AOC monitors in the past.
Two of them are LCDs and one is a CRT. The LCDs are plagued with dead pixels and the CRT has a serious colour problem.
For reference, I have two Samsung monitors and a Sceptre monitor that's either around the same age or older than the AOCs and they're going strong, and an old IBM CRT monitor that's way older than the AOC CRT monitor with no problems.
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Any monitor can have lots of dead pixels and every company makes bad monitors. The AOC uses a Samsung PLS panel. The Samsung 4K monitor uses a TN panel and is easily defeated by 140$ IPS panels in terms of image quality. The only advantage 4K TN's offer is slightly more screen real-estate which is often negated by poor 4K text scaling which you should research before buying.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 6/9/14 at 12:33pm
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