Originally Posted by Doomtomb
I wouldnt recommend the 27" Korean monitors anymore. You're not saving that much money and the build quality is atrocious. Like if you ever plan on moving the monitor, you will regret it because of how cheesy the housing is put together, it'll get scratched up and everything is very loosely put together.
If you plan on owning the monitor for longer than a year, save up another $100 and get a brand name. Just my 2 cents after owning several.
While mine was purchased in the US, under the name Auria, it was a rebranded Korean IPS being sold at Microcenter a few years ago. (I even found the same chasis on other korean monitor, similar to what's going on right now with the Atron Vision) Mine's been through multiple moves, and it is true that the chassis has a couple of visible scratches on the back, but that in no way bothers me.
To get an overclockable IPS monitor, made for the US market, and still has terrible quality control, are those two offerings by Asus and Acer, that cost double what the Korean options do,
And while I did love the base of the Asus version, I sadly had to return my purchase as half the screen was dead on arrival.
My $350 Auria was purchased on 10/27/2012. Needed a new power brick about a couple of months ago. That is it. $650 Asus? Not even 1 second did that thing work. And there are so many reviews from people that, even if they left a good review (which is very odd) still had to go through two or three units before getting a good one
. At least it seems like they actually test the korean ones before shipping them out.