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Originally Posted by Backfat View Post
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.

do it.
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post #42 of 61
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
I got excited when I seen that...
Price is still a little high, there is nothing special about a Dell branded monitor.
Dell make excellent IPSs. Second only to the likes Apple cini-displays and Visio.
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Dell make excellent IPSs. Second only to the likes Apple cini-displays and Visio.
Vizio's reliability is meh, performance is average.
IPS is damn nice but 2560 X 1600 is 2560 X 1600.
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Dell make excellent IPSs. Second only to the likes Apple cini-displays and Visio.
Ultra high gloss of Apples cinema display pisses people of.
     
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Dell make excellent IPSs. Second only to the likes Apple cini-displays and Visio.
....

If rating manufacturers, it's more like LaCie>Eizo>NEC>Dell>>>>>>Apple. But that's not really fair for any of them, because it all depends which specific screen you're talking about.

Also, those first three are prohibitively expensive for anyone that doesn't actually NEED the quality. NEC's 30" monitor is around $2500, and that's a bargain compared to LaCie's and Eizo's.
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....

If rating manufacturers, it's more like LaCie>Eizo>NEC>Dell>>>>>>Apple. But that's not really fair for any of them, because it all depends which specific screen you're talking about.

Also, those first three are prohibitively expensive for anyone that doesn't actually NEED the quality. NEC's 30" monitor is around $2500, and that's a bargain compared to LaCie's and Eizo's.
So no true. I was at a LAN the other weekend and didn't see a LaCie, Eizo, or NEC...

</sarcasm>
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I cannot wait until I am so well off that I can buy 3 of those Monitors without a problem.. I hope you bought it Backfat.
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I cannot wait until I am so well off that I can buy 3 of those Monitors without a problem.. I hope you bought it Backfat.
I'm still debating it, I have 3 days left to decide

I'm sort of worried I won't be able to enjoy some games at maxed settings anymore with my single 570 though. I don't really care about "bleeding edge" games like Metro or Crysis 2 (if it even will be). My main games are BC2, Tropico 3 (which is more resource intensive on max settings than BC2), Tropico 4 when it comes out, GW2, and BF3.

I do appreciate everybody's input though
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I'm still debating it, I have 3 days left to decide

I'm sort of worried I won't be able to enjoy some games at maxed settings anymore with my single 570 though. I don't really care about "bleeding edge" games like Metro or Crysis 2 (if it even will be). My main games are BC2, Tropico 3 (which is more resource intensive on max settings than BC2), Tropico 4 when it comes out, GW2, and BF3.

I do appreciate everybody's input though
As long as you don't turn AA up most stuff is still maxable with a single GPU. I maxed Starcraft 2 on a single GTX480. Never tried those games you mentioned though.
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As long as you don't turn AA up most stuff is still maxable with a single GPU. I maxed Starcraft 2 on a single GTX480. Never tried those games you mentioned though.
Can you (or anybody else with a 1600p) tell me what it looks like when you play a game that has a max resolution of 1920x1200? Which I'm assuming is quite a few (at least the ones I play).

I can't imagine some mode that scales down the monitor to 1200p 1:1 or stretching it to the full width of the monitor looking that great. I remember some of the older Dell models not having a scaler built into it so you only had two options of the full native resolution, or like 800x600.
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