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So I'm returning the U2711 that I purchased last week. After about a week of testing on it, it's clear to me that it's just not worth the $800 I paid for it. Don't get me wrong this is a beautiful monitor, and the AG isn't nearly as bad as what a lot of people say it is.

Here are the reasons why I'm returning it:

Resolution: 2560x1440 is great, but nothing is optimized for it. For example, textures in games tend to look better at 1920x1200. When I look at the ground textures in BFBC2, they look WAY better @ 1920x1200 than they do @ 2560X1440. I thought this was kind of weird, but then found out that 2560x1440 is actually a higher resolution than that of the textures in most games, so it stretches them. (correct me if I'm wrong here)

Screen Tearing: I really don't know whats up with this because the U2410 didn't have nearly as bad screen tearing (I keep vsync off in shooters), this could be due to the wider aspect ractio and larger screen space but its horrible. I literally can't play shooters on this monitor.

Aspect Ratio: I now know why 16:10 is so much better. Yes the screen is beautiful with lots of real estate, but when I'm gaming my peripheral vision can't see far enough. The 16:9 aspect ratio also might be the cause of the horrendous screen tearing.

Dark Trailing: The reviews make this seem like a non-issue, but it tends to be one of those things that you can't help but notice. It's even more noticeable in slower paced games with vsync on.

I know most of my complaints are due to the fact that I'm gaming on it, but I purchased it as an all purpose monitor with gaming in mind. The info available indicated that it's amazing for all around usage, and also decent for gaming, but the reality of it is that unless you're completely blind to screen tearing and the other issues I mentioned, this monitor will make gaming an awful experience. With one exception.

This monitor makes WoW look AMAZING. If all you play is WoW then this is exceptional. Unfortunately I play all kinds of different games that demand something more suitable.

Now here is my dilemma. I'm thinking about getting the ZR24W, because I did have both the U2410 and the U2711, neither of which adequately suit my needs. I could do this, or keep the U2711 as a browsing/text/Slower-game screen, and use my XL2410 120hz monitor for everything "gaming". The downside to that however is that going down significantly in resolution will be that much more noticeable.

Any suggestions? I've heard nothing but good things about the ZR24W. I only use sRGB anyways, so what do I care about wide gamut.
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I don't see why you're opposed to V-sync. I've never had issues with added input lag, if that's why you're hesitant.
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I'm only opposed to vsync when I'm playing certain games. Games like BFBC2, having V-sync on is awful because it makes everything feel very sluggish. I know I'm picky, but I do notice a huge difference in faster paced games. In WoW and most other RPGs, having it on is great, in fact its much better than having it off because everything looks so much better.
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I'm only opposed to vsync when I'm playing certain games. Games like BFBC2, having V-sync on is awful because it makes everything feel very sluggish. I know I'm picky, but I do notice a huge difference in faster paced games. In WoW and most other RPGs, having it on is great, in fact its much better than having it off because everything looks so much better.
V-sync doesn't make anything feel sluggish to me. My system 'feels' extremely responsive while playing shooters. V-sync made Celeron (P3) + IGP laggy on Baldur's Gate 1, but that was a long time ago.
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Try it in a current day shooter, for example BFBC2, CoD, etc. and compare it to when its off. Huge difference.
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