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Ughhhhh.

So the U3011 is 25% off until the 7th ($1125 shipped). I've always wanted a solid IPS panel screen, I could just never justify spending over a grand on it. I really do nothing related to multimedia design and already have a 42" plasma I use to watch movies/youtube. My current main monitor is a 25" PoS no namer I got on sale 3 years ago for like $200.

I guess I just want a solid crisp monitor that I can game on when I don't feel like using the 1080p and would prefer a 1600p.

I don't see the prices of 30"+ IPS panels dropping for a long long time as they have been over the $1200 mark for the newer models for at least 5-6 years.

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I can't. I own the cheaper little brother of the monitor you will soon buy. U2311H. Let me tell you something. Aside from building your own rig for the first time and an ssd. No upgrade (2gpus better processor etc) has given me even nearly as much enjoyment as an IPS. And this is an eIPS. what are you waiting for man? Just buy it now. YOURE MISSING THE SALE. BUY NOW. THINK LATER. I WILL PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE IF YOU GET SOME CRAPPY TN PANEL INSTEAD OF THIS. STILL SITTING THERE I SEE? WHY AREN'T YOU ON DELLS SITE??? WHY ISN'T IT IN YOUR CART??????????????
     
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post #3 of 61
If you have the money to spare why not? enjoy all your hard work and use your high earning wage if you do ....

In my case I would never buy that monitor since I don't have the money for it. It just doesnt justify me changing my priorites on what to spend money.
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post #4 of 61
No stop don't do it . . . *weak stopping attempt* It's a great monitor, but a waste for just gaming.

I guess it depends on what you want to do with your monitor. For $1200 you could get 3 TN panel monitors, a 3d Vision kit, and do some serious 3D surround gaming.
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post #5 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
No stop don't do it . . . *weak stopping attempt* It's a great monitor, but a waste for just gaming.

I guess it depends on what you want to do with your monitor. For $1200 you could get 3 TN panel monitors, a 3d Vision kit, and do some serious 3D surround gaming.
? Idk only nice tn panel is alienwares over price 120hz one. Isnt that like $400. You could do surround on it but that's all. This is strictly my opinion but IPS>120hz tn>lcd tn> led tn. I didn't know where to put PVA panels, but most consumers don't use those.
     
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post #6 of 61
I've been drinking, but what I see now is that if you are even seriously considering buying it, you can probably afford it. So just get it.
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post #7 of 61
As long as you aren't going to throw yourself into an unrecoverable debt, or drain your entire wallet so you can't buy anything else, I'd say go for it. Might as well go big with size and quality if you plan on getting a decent monitor to last you for years to come.
    
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post #8 of 61
Quote:
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? Idk only nice tn panel is alienwares over price 120hz one. Isnt that like $400. You could do surround on it but that's all. This is strictly my opinion but IPS>120hz tn>lcd tn> led tn. I didn't know where to put PVA panels, but most consumers don't use those.
IMO a $1200 IPS panel is a waste if all you are going to do with it is browsing and some game playing on it. Heck skip the 3d and buy 4 non 120Hz monitors if you want some serious screen real estate.
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post #9 of 61
Is this 25% off directly from Dell if so what code are you using?
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post #10 of 61
I just bought a HP 2560 monitor, best pc upgrade I've made in a long time. The difference is night and day. I didn't buy it for games, but its great there too.

Go for it!

*I hope that talked you out of it
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