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So I compiled a list of all the 27''+ monitors I could find: http://amzn.com/w/13YWIGJKO8PF4

Right now I have a hannsG 28'' 1920 x 1200 and was looking to get another, but sadly the monitor is discontinued so I was thinking of doing one of two things.

1. Find another hannsG 28'' on ebay
2. Buying 2 new monitors (Sadly all are 1920x1080)

Which option do you think I should go with, and if #2, which monitor looks best?
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I'd go with an identical model from ebay.
But I'm OCD like that.
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I would definitely go with

one from your list. very good quality and great colours and contrast
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I would definitely go with this one from your list. very good quality and great colours and contrast
OP - i just received the led version of this monitor ( ) on friday and i am extremely impressed with it. from what i've read the CCFL version you're looking at is damn near identical, picture quality-wise. i would easily recommend this monitor to others. i've compared it to a mid-range TN panel (Dell S2409W) and to a quality S-PVA panel (Gateway FPD2185W) and i hands-down prefer the ASUS to both of these. it's a fantastic TN panel, and many people around the web claim it to be the best quality TN panel you can get right now. i don't claim that because, well, i haven't compared it to all the others. even so i'm confident you'll be happy with this monitor.

my sole complaint is that my particular panel has a stuck magenta pixel that can't be fixed with UDPixel or Jscreenfix. i'm considering living with it.

all of that being said, if i were in your shoes i'd try to find an identical HannsG. aesthetically it will look better on your desk.
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post #5 of 12
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Well I was also considering selling my Hanns G and getting 2 new ones as Its really hard to find an identical one for under 350 now and the hanns g has bad blacks in comparison.

That LED monitor really does look beautiful too...
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I would be a bit concerned with the ability to make the two screens look identical if you were to but another HannsG off of Ebay. Not only is the quality sometimes inconsistent on these cheap LCDs, but you never know if the one you are buying has had the backlight stressed to hell by leaving it on for a couple of years straight or having the brightnness turned up all the way.

Of course you could probably tweak the settings to make up for some things, I'm just raising a concern. I hate it when I see a dual-monitor setup that isn't perfectly identical in brightness, temperature, etc. I'm kind of OCD like that as well.
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I would be a bit concerned with the ability to make the two screens look identical if you were to but another HannsG off of Ebay. Not only is the quality sometimes inconsistent on these cheap LCDs, but you never know if the one you are buying has had the backlight stressed to hell by leaving it on for a couple of years straight or having the brightnness turned up all the way.

Of course you could probably tweak the settings to make up for some things, I'm just raising a concern. I hate it when I see a dual-monitor setup that isn't perfectly identical in brightness, temperature, etc. I'm kind of OCD like that as well.
Hmm thats a good point. I am leaning towards getting 2 new monitors, but I have a question:
Do you think there will be a big noticeable difference between 1920x1080 and x1200?

Also, which monitor listed would you go with?
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Hmm thats a good point. I am leaning towards getting 2 new monitors, but I have a question:
Do you think there will be a big noticeable difference between 1920x1080 and x1200?

Also, which monitor listed would you go with?
just depends on which aspect ratio you prefer, and your general use of the monitor. for productivity tasks a 16:10 ratio is usually preferred since you get additional height (strictly speaking aspect ratio here). some people prefer this ratio for gaming as well. 16:9 is nice for movie playback since *some* movies are scaled to 16:9 for DVD's and BR's. many are not.

i personally have grown to love 16:9 for gaming. i was hesitant when i switched from 16:10 to 16:9 (two monitor iterations ago) but i have been pleasantly surprised by it and it is now a requirement for me when purchasing a monitor. different strokes for different folks.
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So I was looking at some other sites with the 278Q and found it was Deactivated on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-103-_-Product

Anyone know of a newer version or something?
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Alright I'm between 4 monitors now:

HP 2711x: http://bit.ly/gToIG1
I like all the different inputs in this monitor, plus its an HP which gets a good rap for their monitors most of the time. Plus its an LED. One thing I dont like is that 5ms response time

Asus VE278Q: http://amzn.to/fYxcw0
Also an LED but has a 2ms response time, and is cheaper than the HP

ViewSonic X Series VX2739WM: http://bit.ly/eLeNt5
Not an LED but has an amazing response time, bit lower contrast ratio but Is a viewsonic which usually gets a good rap

Samsung P2770H: http://amzn.to/dZmOuR
2 ms response time, and I've heard a decent amount of good reviews about it.

So I will be getting 2 of these so I guess bezel plays a bit of a role here but i wasn't able to get much info on that. So out of those which are you guys thinking?
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