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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4196/n...inch-display/1
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The only other issue with the PA301w is its sheer size. It's the biggest, heaviest, thickest, LCD display I've ever used, much less laid eyes on. If you're uncompromising about performance, generally having the slimmest or lightest isn't a concern, so this isn't a big deal, but be warned. It's seriously the Ron Jeremy of monitors if there were such a thing.

NEC's new 30-inch display is definitely solid, it's hard to argue that it isn't the best 30-inch display - heck, monitor in general - that I've tested yet. If you can stomach the $2,300 price tag, it's totally worth it. If you don't have a colorimeter or software, there's a $2,549 version (PA301w-BK-SV) as well, which isn't that bad of a deal considering the i1D2 runs around $200 alone. The only remaining 30-inch comparison we haven't looked at closely is Eizo's... Maybe they'll let us take a peek soon.
I wish he did an input lag benchmark...
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/1/11 at 7:54am
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While it does seem awesome performance wise, that thing looks straight out of the early 2000s in terms of design of LCDs.
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It's probably better to fix the link to start from the first page http://www.anandtech.com/show/4196/n...inch-display/1

Just pointing that out there...
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Looks a lot like my 245BWs actually... in design and size.

My 46" Samsung TV weighs 32lbs. My 24" monitors weigh 25lbs each!
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It uses the same LCD panel as the ZR30w and U3011, just with fancier color electronics for a much higher price. No input lag numbers? I wonder if he did that as he knows the numbers will be quite high and that gamers would not buy this display anyways.

I love how reviewers always say: "We reviewed the HP ZR30w back when that happened and came away impressed but wanting more in a couple of areas - more input options, an OSD, and a better scaler."

Uh, gamers buy the ZR30w precisely because it doesn't have more input options, OSD and scalar. That keeps the input lag the lowest possible.
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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post
It uses the same LCD panel as the ZR30w and U3011, just with fancier color electronics for a much higher price.
Incorrect. Those two are H-IPS, the NEC is P-IPS, which is essentially H-IPS only with true 10-bit processing. It's made for professionals, hence what you can do with the side USB port.
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I love how reviewers always say: "We reviewed the HP ZR30w back when that happened and came away impressed but wanting more in a couple of areas - more input options, an OSD, and a better scaler."

Uh, gamers buy the ZR30w precisely because it doesn't have more input options, OSD and scalar. That keeps the input lag the lowest possible.
One of the Anand reviewers acually made that point about input lag when reviewing the U3011.
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why is the response time only 7ms/
isnt that awful
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why is the response time only 7ms/
isnt that awful
That doent matter much. Input lag is way more important.
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