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I have been wondering the same for years. They have been dropping in price, but I expect about another 5 years before the hit $600, at the current trends.

Frankly, I am now more worried about Quad HD supplanting 2560 x 1600. I would hate to buy a 30' now, only to find a Quad 1080p display for the same ballpark price a year or two later.
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There's a reason these panels are still extremely expensive, because they need to be.

Nobody in their right mind would spend $200-300 on a 1080p monitor when a 2560xX could be 500 or more. 1080p prices would nose dive, resulting in every other resolution doing the same. Not too mention, TV prices would plummet. Manufacturers would effectively be pricing themselves out of their own market.

Oh and I love my 27". Once I start back working again I'm gonna trade up to a full 30". I laugh at these guys running 2-3 480/580s at only 1080p.
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There's a reason these panels are still extremely expensive, because they need to be.

Nobody in their right mind would spend $200-300 on a 1080p monitor when a 2560xX could be 500 or more. 1080p prices would nose dive, resulting in every other resolution doing the same. Not too mention, TV prices would plummet. Manufacturers would effectively be pricing themselves out of their own market.

Oh and I love my 27". Once I start back working again I'm gonna trade up to a full 30". I laugh at these guys running 2-3 480/580s at only 1080p.
Why would TV prices be affected at all?
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you can find some local deals on your local CL list, I picked up 1 for $600 and the 2nd for $650, just gotta make sure to be careful and check everything out

but there are deals out there
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you can find some local deals on your local CL list, I picked up 1 for $600 and the 2nd for $650, just gotta make sure to be careful and check everything out

but there are deals out there
I got mine for 611 to my door. Got a nick at the bottom of the screen though :/ I barely notice it because ive got another 29.8" to look at and its where no one ever looks.

The price tag hurts. But i guess its worth it. The only thing is mine was never used during the 30 page term paper i had last semester. would have been nice to write on this screen :/
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Oh and I love my 27". Once I start back working again I'm gonna trade up to a full 30". I laugh at these guys running 2-3 480/580s at only 1080p.
How is your gtx470 running games at that rez?

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you can find some local deals on your local CL list, I picked up 1 for $600 and the 2nd for $650, just gotta make sure to be careful and check everything out but there are deals out there
If I could find even a 2560x1440 for $600 I would get it in an instant.
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post #17 of 37
check ebay and CL, you can find the occasional one floating out there. they won't be the latest and greatest, but a 3007 or 3008wfp is still very nice to look at.
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yea, I play in portrait, w/ my chair about 3 feet away from my screens

as much as I enjoy racing sims, I don't like having to turn my head when gaming...plus the extra vertical view is sooo very nice =D



16:9 vs 16:10, slightly more narrow as all 16:9 displays are


How did you get them to go portrait? My 3007wfp-hc doesnt rotate.
    
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well...some ghetto modification =P

detach the actual stand, rotate, some cardboard, a black towel and viola...portrait mode...

I will post a picture tonight as I am receiving my 3rd 3007 to finish up my build
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post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by yang88she View Post
well...some ghetto modification =P

detach the actual stand, rotate, some cardboard, a black towel and viola...portrait mode...

I will post a picture tonight as I am receiving my 3rd 3007 to finish up my build
Jesus christ dude.

I cant surf the web on one... if its fullscreen it requires too much neck effort so i slam it to the side of windows to make it half.

hell, gaming on one is orgasmic...

three.... if i was still into WoW i could only imagine all the widgets and such that i could squeeze in on the secondary screens
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