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I'm looking for a single 32" monitor or two 27" 1440P monitors. Budget is ~$900.

Matte screens are best for my space but Dell's anti-glare coating is way too much.

It needs to have a warranty longer than 1 year.

I'd like to avoid TN panels. I sit straight-on to my monitor and don't normally have people watching, I just prefer the vibrant colors I've seen from IPS panels.

It needs to be wall mountable.

I prefer to use DVI or Displayport. No HDMI monitors please.

I play Battlefield and CS:S as well as Trine 2 and Alice.

I'd prefer to have one monitor since I've been using multiple desktops to organize my workload. As a guide, I've given my experience with the following monitors. Thanks in advance.

I've used the LG 34UM95 for a month and decided it wakes up too slow, has too much overall lag and is too wide to provide good color and brightness uniformity (at the edges) at my viewing distance of about two feet. The resolution at that viewing distance was really nice though.

I have owned three ASUS PB278Q and found that color consistency between panels to be annoying for the price. I enjoyed everything else about them though.

I've also owned two Acer K272HUL and found color consistency to be mediocre but overall lag to be a deal breaker. It was like dragging the cursor through mud.
Edited by Trogdor - 1/28/15 at 6:26pm
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if u didn't like the Asus PB278Q then u wont find any monitor u like :3
it have very good colors I dont know what u looking for !?

now for the distance I set 70cm from my monitor around 2.5f.
and I beleive that is the perfect viewing distance. so regarding the size 27" will be good. because the 32" will be low ppi and will have to rotate ur head to see the stuff on edges, because u sit even closer than me.
so a 1440p with 27" will be best resolution/ppi/sharpness and best viewing angle sametime comfort for that distance.

if u can go to a shop and check these out personally.
I found the ASUS MX279H 27 very good colors and look sexy + it have the specs that will be good for ur viewing distance.
Dell U2713HM
ASUS RoG Swift PG278Q it is a very good TN , I didn't beleive it is a tn when i saw it.
MG279Q WQHD IPS 120Hz . it is just announced in CES . so might have to wait a while and see how much it will cost.


if u don't mind the size 24" then I can recommend many other monitors.
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if u didn't like the Asus PB278Q then u wont find any monitor u like :3
it have very good colors I dont know what u looking for !?

now for the distance I set 70cm from my monitor around 2.5f.
and I beleive that is the perfect viewing distance. so regarding the size 27" will be good. because the 32" will be low ppi and will have to rotate ur head to see the stuff on edges, because u sit even closer than me.
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I found the ASUS MX279H 27 very good colors and look sexy + it have the specs that will be good for ur viewing distance.
Dell U2713HM
ASUS RoG Swift PG278Q it is a very good TN , I didn't beleive it is a tn when i saw it.
MG279Q WQHD IPS 120Hz . it is just announced in CES . so might have to wait a while and see how much it will cost.


if u don't mind the size 24" then I can recommend many other monitors.

What about monitors like the LG 27MB85R, AOC Q2770PQU or the BenQ BL2710PT? They're each supposed to have better color accuracy than the PB278Q which no longer uses the PLS panel it was released with.
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What about monitors like the LG 27MB85R, AOC Q2770PQU or the BenQ BL2710PT? They're each supposed to have better color accuracy than the PB278Q which no longer uses the PLS panel it was released with.

The AOC is at least as good as the BL2710PT. I think that's probably the way to go if you can get 2 of them for 900$ but I think they will be $1000-1100 A single 32" would likely be more affordable.

I'd probably give the Samsung S32D850T a shot myself, because I love VA panels if the uniformity is on point, unfortunately the BenQ BL3200PT doesn't seem to fit that requirement for me. Other than the VAs using 32" panels right now there isn't a lot of good options in the 32" category and I'm afraid you may find them even worse than some of the 27" options youve already had.
Edited by electro2u - 1/31/15 at 7:03pm
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You should wait for the Acer XB270HU. 1440p GSync 144hz IPS is perfect for FPS games, and I think it's coming out soon.
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I bought a Dell U2715H today due to its low total lag, bezel width and resolution. I just couldn't wait for the high refresh IPS panels only to find out I wouldn't utilize the refresh rate outside of my workload.

If anyone's interested I'll share my thoughts and a couple photos in my first post of this thread.

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