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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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#106
Why there isn't any brand name stated? NO-BRAND MONITOR?
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#107
Quote from Jinru View Post :
All 30" IPS monitors made to date have been LCD CCFL until just recently as Dell announced their new U3014 LED IPS display (which hasn't released in the U.S. yet). All the korean monitors are LCD despite some claiming they're LED. I highly doubt Monoprice is using the A- Dell U3014 binned panels.
So Monoprice is lying?

Quote :
"The heart of this monitor is the beautiful IPS (In-Plane Switching) LED panel made by LG in Korea. This is the same panel that is used in the 30" HP and Dell displays, which are famous for their stunning color reproduction and ultra-wide viewing angle."
Quote from bigamy View Post :
Rather than buying this I will buy 60" Sharp LED lot more worth for $698 or LG plasma
This is ridiculous price for just 3" more than 27 IPS
Your 60" Sharp LED will have horrible input lag (Sharp is notorious for this), and in addition, at 60" 1920x1080p, each inch of that screen has 32 pixels in it. At 30" this display has 100 pixels in every inch. That matters a lot when you're sitting at computer distance of 1-2 feet. TV's work "ok" around 60-80" @ 1080p because you're sitting 6ft away from them. 32ppi is shit for computer use. Hell, my 40" 1080p display utterly FAILED as a computer monitor due to the lack of pixel density. You will have most people here telling you that even at 27" 1080p is fail for computer usage. I would agree.
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#108
For those of you interested in the difference in panel quality ratings, below is an explanation originally posted by Scribby in the Overlord monitor forums. For reference, most of the really cheap panels on ebay are A-, and the Apple/Dell panels are A+. The monoprice panels at one time were stated to be "A" grade, but I can't find the source to reference, although the 5 dead pixel guarantee suggests this. They are ALL made in the same factories in Korea, regardless of the quality of the run (supposedly determined by random inspection). Remember, these factories are trying to make all A+ panels all the time, and they're getting better at it, which is why the low end prices are rising (the new low end is higher quality than the old low end).


All panel grades are applied to the entire sheet once it is produced, cut, and tested.

A+ panels are perfect within the stated warranty period.

A panels are a minimum 70% / 30% perfect to some pixel anomalies within the stated warranty period. A panels can have 3/3/5 - dead/bright/stuck pixels - and be deemed A's. Now this is OR not AND. But it could be in any combination. I have never seen a panel with different types of pixel anomalies at once.

A- panels are 50% / 50% perfect to some pixel anomalies within the stated warranty period. A- panels can have up to 15 total - in any combination. The location of the anomalies plays a role here as well. You cannot have all 15 clustered in the middle of the screen for example.
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Quote from digitaltrav View Post :
So Monoprice is lying?
Yes, they are.

Their monitor is just a rebranded CrossOver 3020MDP

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CROSS...337bfc33fa
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#110
Great deal... but I already own the Dell 3011. Love it BTW, so if anyone is on the fence just go for it!!
I was debating getting a second one, but really have no need. I can waste my money on other things LOL.... as the slick deals motto says: "I'm broke from saving money"
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#111
Quote from Jinru View Post :
Yes, they are.

Their monitor is just a rebranded CrossOver 3020MDP

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CROSS...337bfc33fa
Well then f them for lying to consumers. That's bullshit.
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Quote from fyrstorm View Post :
For those of you interested in the difference in panel quality ratings, below is an explanation originally posted by Scribby in the Overlord monitor forums. For reference, most of the really cheap panels on ebay are A-, and the Apple/Dell panels are A+. The monoprice panels at one time were stated to be "A" grade, but I can't find the source to reference, although the 5 dead pixel guarantee suggests this. They are ALL made in the same factories in Korea, regardless of the quality of the run (supposedly determined by random inspection). Remember, these factories are trying to make all A+ panels all the time, and they're getting better at it, which is why the low end prices are rising (the new low end is higher quality than the old low end).


All panel grades are applied to the entire sheet once it is produced, cut, and tested.

A+ panels are perfect within the stated warranty period.

A panels are a minimum 70% / 30% perfect to some pixel anomalies within the stated warranty period. A panels can have 3/3/5 - dead/bright/stuck pixels - and be deemed A's. Now this is OR not AND. But it could be in any combination. I have never seen a panel with different types of pixel anomalies at once.

A- panels are 50% / 50% perfect to some pixel anomalies within the stated warranty period. A- panels can have up to 15 total - in any combination. The location of the anomalies plays a role here as well. You cannot have all 15 clustered in the middle of the screen for example.
very helpful. Thanks
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#113
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.
For the overwhelming majority, 30+ fps is not playable. I could not max out any demanding games with playable fps with a single gtx 680(2560x1440), unless I sacrificed some settings.
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#114
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.

i posted above my actual FPS decrease going from 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 on a GTX 670 (43.8 to 27.9) using Heaven 3.0.

a 670 is a much better card than a 660 and quite a bit better than a 660ti...

should note that those FPS numbers are with all settings maxed (DX11, 8xAA fullscreen, shaders/textures high, trilinear filter, 16x AS, extreme tessellation)
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Quote from Tekerugburn View Post :
This is news to me... Didnt know apple, Dell and hp started making panels.

Not sure if you are trying to be a smartass..... I did not state that they made the panels. I said they did not meet the specifications. Apple, Dell, HP order panels and if said panels are not up to par, then they are discarded by them. If you were not trying to be a pita, I apologize, but your answer has that vibe....
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Quote from graure View Post :
Considering that the monitor is the primary way you interact with your computer, I think it makes sense to buy one that you're really happy with. I bought a Dell 30" 3007WFP around 5 years ago for around $1100 and never regretted the decision, even for a second. Just interacting with it briefly convinced three of my friends to buy their own 30" monitors, which they love too. There's something about being able to have four decent sized browser windows open at once, or a Word document that's life-sized, Photoshop being able to really see the whole image, not having to scroll around a CAD project, watching a movie on the same screen you're playing an MMO on, the list goes on and on. You have so much screen real estate at 2560x1600 that it will pain you to use any other monitor. My work issues laptops that are 1920x1080 and the first thing I do when I get home is to connect my 30" monitor to it to do work.

Productivity aside, it's also great to game on -- BF3 feels incredibly immersive when your weapon looks near life-sized, it's also great for seeing fine detail in RTS games, sim building games like Anno, on and on. One sort of advantage also is that it will tax your video card so hard that GPU upgrades are the only thing you'll need to buy in the near future. I got away with a Core 2 Duo E6850 from 2006 until early 2011 before I had to upgrade my CPU thanks to the wonderful console ports of COD:Black Ops and Fable 3, but in that same time I went through five GPU upgrades. Contrary to the opinion posted here that a GTX 660ti can drive this monitor easily -- not with any modern titles it can't. I was using GTX 480s in 2-way SLI and started hitting the 1.5gb VRAM wall with Skyrim and BF3, and turning many graphics options to medium or off in other games when I realized it was time to upgrade GPUs again. Anyway, if this monitor satisfies your requirements for quality and connectivity, I'd say that it's a killer price considering that I paid over $1k for mine and how much use I've gotten out of it over the years.

Thank you for this amazing answer. It has put into perspective my needs and it definitely sounds like I'll be making the move to 30". But now I'm not sure which one to go with. This is a great deal to be sure, but this one looks to be the same but almost $200 cheaper. Would you have any input on it? :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-30-In...1e789207ab
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Quote from burticus View Post :
Honestly with 4K right around the corner I don't know if I'm dropping $600+ per monitor (need 2+).

I still do eyeball the Microcenter Auria's for $399, if those go on sale for $300 I'd probably get 2.
Have you tried 4K on these Aurias? I am intrigued too and might get one if they have good reviews and go on sale.
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Quote from bigamy View Post :
Rather than buying this I will buy 60" Sharp LED lot more worth for $698 or LG plasma
This is ridiculous price for just 3" more than 27 IPS
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"....
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#119
Wow monoprice had their own monitor!? I LOVE that store!!!
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#120
Ever since I got my 1440p 120hz catleap monitor, I honestly cant go back to 1080p or 60hz, if they ever manufactured a 120hz+ 1600p monitor, I'd snatch that up in a heartbeat too
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