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post #1 of 15
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Firstly what are these monitors? are they lcd? tft? ips?

Secondly are they worth the price? 900-1000+ dollars?

EDIT: what am i missing out on with just a 1080p setup? anything significant???

thinking of buying one if it is worth it
Edited by badatgames18 - 4/9/11 at 7:15pm
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They're IPS panels, and almost everyone who owns one would tell you two things;

1. The amount of screen real estate is amazing and much, much larger than 1920.
...and 2. You're going to need to spend more on a better GPU that can handle the resolution. Not specifically in your case, though.
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post #3 of 15
The Dell U2711 is an IPS monitor @ 2560x1440. If you're into graphic arts the color reproduction is amazing! Also the pixel density of that monitor is amungst the best on the market. It depends what you want to use the display for when judging wether or not its worth the money. For web surfing nahh, not worth it. But if you're anal about your color quality and pixel density...then yes it's worth it! you can also get this display cheaper on eBay brand new for about $800 or lower if your lucky.
    
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post #4 of 15
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is the picture quality that much better? i will be using it mostly for gaming, 3d rendering, and scientific computing... mathematical simulations etc. The last part doesn't really involve anything visually intensive but the others somewhat do??

So is it worth it? it's hard pulling the trigger on such a high priced item...

edit: the money is comming out of my ivy bridge fund.. so
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post #5 of 15
3D rendering, Gaming, math simulations...the 27" Dell U2711 is such a beautiful display which will compliment all your needs. Everything is extremely crisp..you basically do not need AA enabled when gaming! that's how good the pixel density is on that display. Text is clear, but it may be small..however that can always be adjusted in windows. If I were you I'd try and see one in action before pulling the trigger. However having owned one my self it's the best monitor I've ever used for 3D (Lightwave) rendering and gaming.
    
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post #6 of 15
I personally don't think they're worth the money.
BUT, they are visually stunning, and they have a ~30% higher pixel density than your average 27" 1920*1200 monitor.
Edited by born2bwild - 4/9/11 at 7:32pm
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post #7 of 15
I personally think you should go for it. You'll never need another monitor again, and your sig rig is perfect.
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post #8 of 15
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i just watched a 240p video of it on youtube... know anywhere i can look at this irl or somewhere more high res? I'd like to see it more closely before i buy.

Does bestbuy or any nation wide retailer sell these?
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post #9 of 15
Google a review? Go to your local tech store? A place like Microcenter should have one.
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post #10 of 15
I haven't seen one at best buy. Maybe microcenter had them. The thing is, theres such a limited amount of people that will buy them (compared to a cheaper tn panel) that theres no point for a company to spend money displaying it. Everyone on here that has one loves it though.
    
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