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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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#136
Quote from amoghthegamer View Post :
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....
Not the same panel but a panel that is not up to par to the specs of all the big panel makers (Apple, Dell, HP, so on....)

Sounds like you said they made the panels. So calm down no
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#137
Quote from hypergreatthing View Post :
WTF are you on? All monitors are LCD (fairly sure there are no more CRTs or Plasma computer monitors). The older style used CCFLs and the new style uses LED for backlight.
There will never be a "true" led. There will be OLED monitors (organic LEDs), they already have prototypes (http://ces.cnet.com/1606-34451_1-50138534.html).
Hey moron, LED monitors already are in production, not just prototypes. They are really expensive though, that's why I said they are not mainstream yet. http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-...dmonitors/ And what did you mean by true LED? Obviously OLED is a subclass of LED, so why can't OLED be true LED? I am using the term true LED in reference to the matrix being LEDs instead of LCD monitors with LED backlight being referred to as LED monitors.
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#138
Quote from VaioGrave View Post :
From what I understand the 30" screen as well as the wide color gamut would serve me well for video editing/photoshop and that there are color presets I can set for normal viewing and gaming?

What I'm most worried about is using a Blu-Ray player or a console and being overwhelmed by the color gamut or that it wouldn't scale as well as it would for a 27" screen since it is 16:10 compared to 16:0 found in the 27".
I think the only way wide gamut would -possibly- be useful in a photoshop workflow is if you are a one man shop doing output on high-end printers, or maybe working for a design/print/publishing company with an IT staff that understands and maintains the whole thing. I do graphic work for a living, I use half a dozen different systems, share files with dozens of other people - there is no way aRGB color profiles could be properly mantained through all that.

sRGB is absolutely sufficient for photo editing. As far as video editing, I would think wide gamut would be something to avoid. No TV can display it, no one you share it with is going to be able to view it properly.

With the Dell wide gamut panels, they at least have an sRGB emulation mode, so for non-color managed work / watching videos / whatever you can switch over. (It isn't a particularly good emulation mode, but at least it's an option. While the Monoprice display uses the same panel, I doubt it has the same onboard adjustment options. For console or blu-ray you would be stuck with the wide gamut. For PC gaming/general use you can partially compensate in the video card software, but that mostly means knocking down the overall saturation to get the hot colors in line, and then everything else looks dull. I can't speak to hardware calibration tools, there are some that deal with wide gamut, but I can't think of a single good reason to take on that headache unless you -need- it for your profession.

All that said, in the end it may or may not bother you. If I were just using my computer for gaming and web browsing I could probably live with it. I have kept the zr30w (wide gamut) around because I got a great deal on it and yes, it is huge and awesome. But doing any real work on it simply isn't an option. Like I said, before you drop the $ just do some research to know what you are getting into.
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#139
Quote from austinpike View Post :
I think the only way wide gamut would -possibly- be useful in a photoshop workflow is if you are a one man shop doing output on high-end printers, or maybe working for a design/print/publishing company with an IT staff that understands and maintains the whole thing. I do graphic work for a living, I use half a dozen different systems, share files with dozens of other people - there is no way aRGB color profiles could be properly mantained through all that.

sRGB is absolutely sufficient for photo editing. As far as video editing, I would think wide gamut would be something to avoid. No TV can display it, no one you share it with is going to be able to view it properly.

With the Dell wide gamut panels, they at least have an sRGB emulation mode, so for non-color managed work / watching videos / whatever you can switch over. (It isn't a particularly good emulation mode, but at least it's an option. While the Monoprice display uses the same panel, I doubt it has the same onboard adjustment options. For console or blu-ray you would be stuck with the wide gamut. For PC gaming/general use you can partially compensate in the video card software, but that mostly means knocking down the overall saturation to get the hot colors in line, and then everything else looks dull. I can't speak to hardware calibration tools, there are some that deal with wide gamut, but I can't think of a single good reason to take on that headache unless you -need- it for your profession.

All that said, in the end it may or may not bother you. If I were just using my computer for gaming and web browsing I could probably live with it. I have kept the zr30w (wide gamut) around because I got a great deal on it and yes, it is huge and awesome. But doing any real work on it simply isn't an option. Like I said, before you drop the $ just do some research to know what you are getting into.
Wow I didn't realize the impact wide-gamut had, I guess I could create software color profiles for computer work but I don't want my Blu-rays being saturated with ridiculous colors. If all that is true, how come people still want to drop money on themOMG? Seems kind of unwarranted.

I'm kind of more lost than where I started now. 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"?
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#140
How is the input lag on the 27" model?
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#141
Quote from xiphosurus View Post :
Hey moron, LED monitors already are in production, not just prototypes. They are really expensive though, that's why I said they are not mainstream yet. http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-...dmonitors/ And what did you mean by true LED? Obviously OLED is a subclass of LED, so why can't OLED be true LED? I am using the term true LED in reference to the matrix being LEDs instead of LCD monitors with LED backlight being referred to as LED monitors.
I'm sure their 17 inch OLED "monitors" are selling at hotcakes at 17k a pop.
These are just prototypes that are for sale. And LED's are light light brights. You can't make them that small. OLED are organic films that produce lights. Same concept, different materials.
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#142
Quote from yourameh View Post :
I hope you're kidding. The 660 at 1600p would probably be somewhat similar to the on board HD4000 of an i5 at 720p.
Maybe instead of barfing up conjecture, you should check out some reviews of the card.

Quote from nicedart View Post :
Sure it will, at 15-20 fps on medium settings. This is far from playable for me. Maybe you don't mind slide shows, personally anything under 30 fps is unplayable. Anything under 60 fps is not enjoyable.

If you disagree. Do some research. There are plenty of benchmarks out there.
Try 30-40 on ultra settings, noob.

Quote from andy4theherd View Post :
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)
So you're comparing an intensive benchmarking application with real world use? Seriously?
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#143
Quote from tonyftw View Post :
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.
Only the most demanding games would have that problem, as per several reviews. The majority of games could be handled just fine.
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#144
personally my hd6950 2gb handles bf3 on med/high and wot at med/high very playable running 4960x1600 including the hit i get from running in windows mode. the gtx670 looks to be 66% faster compared to mine based on benchmarks 3147 vs 5341.
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#145
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.
You were probably looking at the 1080p framerates.

From the review you linked Crysis 2 (yes, 2 not 3) was 28 FPS and BF3 was 31FPS. For averages, those are horrible. The mins (you know...when a lot is going on and you need fluid movement) were 21 and 25.

The 660 is meant to drive 1080p on a budget. You're suggesting to people that it's a good choice to drive 1600p. It isn't. No matter how you look at it the foundation of your argument (match 660 to 30 inch monitor) is shit advice.

Now call me stupid and continue to argue something that everyone knows is dumb as hell.
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#146
Since we have already derailed, let me just say that disabling antialiasing will make those FPS jump through the roof on the same settings with the same hardware. You do not need a boatload of cash to buy a massively overpowered GPU to play games.

And some people clearly think 30 FPS is too little to play with. That is incorrect. Can you follow the action watching a youtube video of someone playing a game? If so then 30 is more than enough. Period.

Save your money to buy things you actually need. Do not offer it to the GPU taxman.

Or ignore me entirely. Your call.
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#147
Quote from SaneLemming View Post :
You were probably looking at the 1080p framerates.

From the review you linked Crysis 2 (yes, 2 not 3) was 28 FPS and BF3 was 31FPS. For averages, those are horrible. The mins (you know...when a lot is going on and you need fluid movement) were 21 and 25.

The 660 is meant to drive 1080p on a budget. You're suggesting to people that it's a good choice to drive 1600p. It isn't. No matter how you look at it the foundation of your argument (match 660 to 30 inch monitor) is shit advice.

Now call me stupid and continue to argue something that everyone knows is dumb as hell.
Yes, you are correct. I have been rocking 30 inch monitors since 2008 ans it is either crossfire or sli. A pair of GTX 660SLI does quite well at 2560x1600 since they equal a single Titan. My wife is using MSI HD7950 Twin Frozr Boost OC crossfire and they perform flawlessly. They are get overclockers. In order to reduce or eliminate stuttering, fps fluctuations etc. one has to to use vsync.

I just would not go with those monitors. I bought all my Dells for around $700 each years ago. You can buy a Dell U2713HM 2560x1440 with a 3 year warranty for $650.
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#148
There's nothing like a 30" setup, been rocking 3x 3007WFP-HC ever since and I couldn't settle for anything less. Been waiting for a good price for the U3011 so I can replace Big Grin
And yes, I do need a new table lol.

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/6804/capture4444.jpg [imageshack.us]
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#149
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.
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.
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#150
Quote from xiphosurus View Post :
I am using the term true LED in reference to the matrix being LEDs instead of LCD monitors with LED backlight being referred to as LED monitors.
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?
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