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30" Monoprice IPS CrystalPro 2560x1600 LED Monitor EXPIRED

TigerFiesta2122 137 March 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM in Computers (3) More Monoprice Deals
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Promoted 05-02-2013 at 02:56 PM View Original Post
Update: Back in stock for $597.10 after coupon code slickdeals10. Shipping starts at $17 and varies depending on zip code. Thanks yuugotserved [discuss]

Monoprice has 30" Monoprice IPS CrystalPro 2560x1600 LED Monitor with Dual-Link DVI-D port only for $648.25 - 10% off with coupon code slickdeals10 = $583.42. Shipping starts at $17 and varies depending on zip code.

Specs:
  • Resolution: 2560x1600
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1 (DCR 1,000,000:1)
  • Response Time: 6ms
  • Inputs
    • Dual Link DVI-D

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Edited May 2, 2013 at 04:34 PM by widgit
30" IPS CrystalPro Monitor WQHD 2560x1600 Display Port|HDMI|DVI|Component w/Adjustable stand [monoprice.com]

30" IPS Pro Monitor WQHD 2560x1600 DVI w/Adjustable stand [monoprice.com]

27" IPS LED CrystalPro Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 [monoprice.com]

3 models above, one has all inputs and the other is just a barebones DVI. 27inch is also in stock now!(Edit: OOS again =(

Insane price for a 30inch IPS, and the panel inside is from a "LOWER GRADE" Apple Cinema/HP/Dell. These are grade A-/A panels while Apple/Dell/HP All have A/A+ panels. Get them while they're hot as the 27 inch is already sold out.

Use coupon catalog12 to lower the price noted on the top.

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#151
Haha. I have to sacrifice AA to play anything above 45 FPS @ 1600p with a 7970 Ghz Edition (Which is fine with me because of the higher pixel density). Only the 2nd fastest single card behind the GTX Titan..a mere GTX 660 would have to sacrifice more.
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#152
Quote from amoghthegamer View Post :
You must be troll or you are an ignorant buffoon to compare this to a 60" LED. There is a big difference between 27" and 30"....

If they are that great then they be sold out like 27" by now. Just don't react without seeing a the facts.
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#153
Quote from StasCOM View Post :
How is the input lag on the 27" model?

The 27" model with the the single DVI-D will have less input lag vs the ones with more input.

This apply to all monitors not just these. This is more important on IPS monitor than TN because ips monitor has a higher response time.

I own the tamakasi catleap 27inch, it too only has a single DVI-D. There is no noticeable lag or ghosting. Older ips monitor a few years ago will have 10ms or worst are poor for gaming due to their ghosting effects. These are rate at 6ms with a single input choice; are fine for gaming.

There are many forum discussion in regards to input lag about these LG ips panel(DELL, apple, Korean...etc)
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#154
Quote from ctsinc View Post :
Those games average around 30-40fps with a basic gtx 660 with settings set to ultra at 1600p. That doesn't even qualify as a fraction of the games out there however.



bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/09/13/nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-2gb-review/1

I only clicked 1 search result. There are plenty of others. With 1600p and highest ultra settings on this card, the most demanding games average between 30-40fps.
perhaps you are confusing the ti. if you looked at your link it has the "most demanding games" ie bf3 and crysis 2 in the 20-30's. aka not very playable. they have the aa at 4, which i would probably turn off and you could get close to playable in ultra at that rez.

less demanding games should be fine. crysis 3 at high gets 27 [guru3d.com]
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#155
but the 4k monitors r so close right now...

but i would need to get the new gtx 780 quad SLI to get good FPS on crysis 3...

still comes out to $700 (~695) shipped to my door. dam tax and shipping.

i would invest the extra ~300 in a better panel and no hassle warranty from dell/asus/dell

but for those who dont get taxed it guess its a OK deal assuming its a good panel.
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#156
Quote from KyleMittskus View Post :
I read all 7 pages and I didn't understand a single word any of you said. Really interesting to read, though.
I read it for the lol's
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#157
I'm debating getting a 30" or a 27". I have a Dell 2405fpw, still going strong, and a 23" Acer. I use the Dell as my primary display and the Acer for email. I have room on my desk for either a single 30" or a 27" plus the Acer. I have a 580GTX driving my main display and a 7950 with HDMI output to my 50" TV for gaming.

I'm leaning towards a 27" because I like having the second monitor. I was also leaning towards a wide gamut display because I am into photography, but it sounds like these are geared towards high end pros and printing press operations.
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#158
Quote from ctsinc View Post :
Only the most demanding games would have that problem, as per several reviews. The majority of games could be handled just fine.
Which happens to be all of the new major titles. A single 660 can only max out older games, but the newer more intensive titles, nope. So again, if a single 680 can't "max" out intensive games at 2560x1440, how will a 660? 30-40fps is not playable, unless you're a console guy.
Quote from DivineKaze View Post :
Haha. I have to sacrifice AA to play anything above 45 FPS @ 1600p with a 7970 Ghz Edition (Which is fine with me because of the higher pixel density). Only the 2nd fastest single card behind the GTX Titan..a mere GTX 660 would have to sacrifice more.
Yup. Two 7970's at 1600p should be awesome though.
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#159
Quote from ctsinc View Post :
And again, another retard that thinks the top 5 or so games are reminiscent of "almost all games". Seriously are you guys inbreeding or something?

wake up on the wrong side of the bed? girlfiend breakup/nonexistent? mom die? angry over your inabilty to comprehend written sentences? you said :
Quote from ctsinc View Post :
With 1600p and highest ultra settings on this card, the most demanding games average between 30-40fps.
"most demanding games"

to which i kindly replyed

Quote from AGpennypacker View Post :
perhaps you are confusing the ti. if you looked at your link it has the "most demanding games" ie bf3 and crysis 2 in the 20-30's. aka not very playable. they have the aa at 4, which i would probably turn off and you could get close to playable in ultra at that rez.

less demanding games should be fine.
so you either have no idea which games are actually "demanding" or you are lying about what you meant.
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#160
These are the panels that Apple and Dell uses. The difference is in the grading and pixel quality. NOT technology

A+ vs A vs A-

If you don't want to pay a thousand for an apple/dell, these are great alternatives. They might be not be "pixel perfect" but at 1/2 the cost, that's a smart buy.

The grading are a bit of a ploy as well. The factory can "only" produce 1000 grade A+ panels per month. Even though a panel might be A+, they'll drop it down to A to preserve the "exclusivity" of the club (apple, dell). The difference in quality can be minimum. Ofcourse, some will be much worse.

Lots of apple/dell fanboys out there. 90% of buyers of these LG panels will be very happy. Quality comes with a price but how much "more" will you pay for that apple/dell monitor?
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#161
Quote from VaioGrave View Post :
If all that is true, how come people still want to drop money on themOMG?
Look at this thread - 160 posts and 150 of them are about frames per second. Color isn't necessarily first on the priority list. The panel was designed for a limited subset of graphic designers, but because it is the biggest/baddest thing out there, people want it. Hence the new/cheaper enclosures to appeal even more to the masses. Don't me wrong, it's an IPS screen, it looks awesome and is a vast improvement over the TN panels most people upgrade from. I suspect some people assume that the neon colors are part of what they've been missing, others choose to live with it, some don't notice or care. Some people -like- the intense color, like running your TV in torch mode or turning on "digital vibrance" in your video card settings. 1.07 billion colors (10bit) is way more than 16.7 million (8bit) so it must be better...?
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If I want the good viewing angles of a IPS panel and just 100% s-rgb and nothing more, what are the cheap options available for I guess 27-30"?
and you want multi-inputs... that's kind of the killer.

A couple months ago I would have said the Microcenter Auria, hands-down. Unfortunately they have switched to using the Dell U2711 panel, which is also wide gamut (with AG coating.) If you happen to have a Microcenter nearby, some people have found open-box older (glossy, sRGB) versions floating around.

Besides that, I think the only option right now is the Dell U2713HM - I haven't been paying that much attention, but it sounds like it has some quality control issues. Or you can go the eBay route, but the ones with HDMI -and- DisplayPort are ~$500. At that price I guess I'd try the Dell, since you can ship it back until you get a good one. Or get something cheap to tide you over for a few months, at the rate things are changing I would think something else might pop up. Maybe the Auria will switch panels again. It seems odd that Monoprice is selling two versions of the 30", but no 27" with multi inputs.
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#162
Quote from bsg75 View Post :
False. There more to it than just counting a handful of defective pixels. If the only issue you have is a couple dead or stuck pixels, you may consider yourself lucky. Or you're just not comparing it to an A+ panel so it looks perfect to you. There is also backlight bleed, which has nothing to do with the above explanation. And sometimes splotchy, tinted, or incorrect colors, but if those are noticeable then you may consider yourself especially unlucky.
Back light bleed is NOT a consideration of the panel quality. That is a function of the underlying PCBs and engineering to drive the panel. It does track that the higher the grade panel, the less bleed you will see, but that has more to due to the higher quality panels being used with higher quality other components than the panel grade itself.
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#163
Quote from bsg75 View Post :
Hey sirrah, no one cares the way you are using the term. There is no commercially available "LED matrix" display in this price range, and the term "LED monitor" is used in the current, real world to denote "LED backlit." If you find that usage offensive, don't buy one.

As for people saying it's a rebadged CCFL backlit monitor sold as LED backlit, THAT would be misleading to say the least. Either way, I can't see spending $600+ on this type of substandard shadowy gray market stuff when people are scoring deals on Dells for not that much more. Panel aside, who knows what other components might fail prematurely?
Funny, apparently you cared enough to reply to me even though it wasn't addressed to you.LMAO
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#164
Quote from Gnomatic View Post :
I run dual GTX 660's in SLI to feed my U3011. Don't think I'd like going with a single GTX660 at this resolution.
You have to run two of those? I have a single Radeon HD 7850 that feeds my dual ASUS PB278Q's without a problem. Sure, they're diagonally 3" smaller, and 1360 pixels shorter, but the pixel-per-inch is higher (which is my rule for buying new monitors: same, if not better, pixel-per-inch). I'm surprised my quad stand (rated for ~24") can handle those honkers...
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#165
Can I get the full resolution through HDMI? I have an HP laptop with ivy bridge i7, nvidia 650m with 2gb vram, no dvi-d, just HDMI and rgb. I don't game, will use it for auto cad, adobe creative suite and web browsing and ms office.
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