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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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#226
Quote from gazorp View Post :
False again! No input lag and no ghosting. Played MW and BF at max settings and they work perfect.

Any lag would be from a card that can't drive the pixel count.
Yeah you need to do some research, input lap on IPS panels is well documented. Especially on a u3011 when using an oscilloscope.
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#227
Got my msi 7970 lightning back from rma today to find out I need to buy an active dual link to mini dp adapter -_-.

The included active adapters from msi dont work sigh Frown


debating if i should just but a sec 7970 with dual link dvi since these adapters going to cost 100 dollars
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#228
Quote from hashish View Post :
Yeah you need to do some research, input lap on IPS panels is well documented. Especially on a u3011 when using an oscilloscope.
I did research with my eyes, two of these monitors, and two great games.

Conclusion? Thumbs way up!

Different people have different eye. Glad mine work on budget ips monitors, that's for sure!laugh out loud
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#229
Quote from gazorp View Post :
I did research with my eyes, two of these monitors, and two great games.

Conclusion? Thumbs way up!

Different people have different eye. Glad mine work on budget ips monitors, that's for sure!laugh out loud
How is the backlight bleeding and screen uniformity?

This guy from Hardforum posted a review of the monitor with his uniformity issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ...e=youtu.be
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#230
Quote from Jinru View Post :
How is the backlight bleeding and screen uniformity?

This guy from Hardforum posted a review of the monitor with his uniformity issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ...e=youtu.be

Pretty good review. I don't have those problem on either of mine... Great backlight and no uniformity problems.
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#231
I have noticed a steep increase in the prices of these monitors over time....
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#232
Those of you considering this monitor,

I believe this is NOT LED version. LG just released their 30" LED version IPS panel and supplying for Dell, Apple, and only few Korean manufacturers now. So better title for this post will be 'LCD monitor'

There are few Korean 30" monitors with LED IPS (released last month and hard to get it even in Korea). Of course it costs more than the previous CCFL version.

Main difference between CCFL and LED (backlight) are
1. power consumption : LED has much lower so less heat..which is nice to have especially for summer.
2. color and calibration : almost the same (some says CCFL is better. but 99% they are equivalent)
3. price : 30" LED was just released. LED is more expensive.

For me, it's worth to wait for LED version. Dell already released their LED version 30" monitor U3014 (I haven't checked how much it costs now.. but should be more expensive than U3011)

specs for LG's new 30' LED IPS panel , check the following link

http://www.panelook.com/LM300WQ6-...16829.html

(they started producing and supplying this from 4th quarter of 2012, of course, supplied to Dell -> Apple -> Korean companies like Crossover, Yamakashi,...)


I hope this will help.
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#233
Why does it say its a "LCD" monitor instead of a "LED" for the 30" when I click on the link?!

30" IPS Pro LCD Monitor WQXGA 2560x1600 DVI w/Adjustable stand-Matte / Anti-Glare
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#234
Quote from werewasslw View Post :
The thing about these large monitors for gaming is that if you get something with a really high resolution like 2560 and you play your games up close to enjoy the fine details of the increased resolution, the monitor was still be limited to 60 Hz refresh rate which means you will suffer eyestrain when you're up close with such a low refresh rate. This is why really want to see 120 Hz monitors in the size of 30 inches or above come down in price and be more common. People don't realize the difference that 120 Hz and 60 Hz makes not only on the aesthetics of the game graphics, but also the comfortability of the eyes.
I'm sorry but this is nonsense.

I laughed my butt off at my jerk friend that insisted his super expensive 120hz monitor looked so much better for gaming.

I came over to his house w/ my USB key and with his permission installed FRAPS. He was averaging 42FPS, with peaks in the high 50s and lows in the low 30s.

Guess what, a 120hz monitor running a game at 42FPS is indistinguishable from a 42hz monitor. Why? Because you can't draw frames that don't exist, this is common sense.

Now ask the average person if they prefer a higher resolution with graphical settings turned up for a average 50FPS experience, or if they prefer to lower their resolution and/or turn down the graphics options for a average 110FPS and there is not even a shred of doubt that the prettier settings at higher resolution looks much better.

And for reference, you know when you go to the movie theater on that really big screen and enjoy all the fast paced action? That's at 24FPS. Yup, not even 30FPS.

I have a 2560x1600 Dell U3011 and a pretty powerful computer, but I can assure you that on modern games at native resolution, it is VERY rare that I can exceed 60FPS making anything higher than 60HZ completely placebo.
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#235
Quote from TrevorD1041 View Post :
Why does it say its a "LCD" monitor instead of a "LED" for the 30" when I click on the link?!

30" IPS Pro LCD Monitor WQXGA 2560x1600 DVI w/Adjustable stand-Matte / Anti-Glare
That's what I mentioned. check my post right above yours.

There's no way monoprice got LED version 30" IPS panel at this time.
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#236
Quote from Ducman69 View Post :
I'm sorry but this is nonsense.

I laughed my butt off at my jerk friend that insisted his super expensive 120hz monitor looked so much better for gaming.

I came over to his house w/ my USB key and with his permission installed FRAPS. He was averaging 42FPS, with peaks in the high 50s and lows in the low 30s.

Guess what, a 120hz monitor running a game at 42FPS is indistinguishable from a 42hz monitor. Why? Because you can't draw frames that don't exist, this is common sense.

Now ask the average person if they prefer a higher resolution with graphical settings turned up for a average 50FPS experience, or if they prefer to lower their resolution and/or turn down the graphics options for a average 110FPS and there is not even a shred of doubt that the prettier settings at higher resolution looks much better.

And for reference, you know when you go to the movie theater on that really big screen and enjoy all the fast paced action? That's at 24FPS. Yup, not even 30FPS.

I have a 2560x1600 Dell U3011 and a pretty powerful computer, but I can assure you that on modern games at native resolution, it is VERY rare that I can exceed 60FPS making anything higher than 60HZ completely placebo.

I own a 2560x 1440 120hz IPS monitor.
When I got this expecting real smooth experience in gaming, I felt exactly same as you commented here.

and I upgrade my VGA card to GTX 690 and lowered some of options like AA (we don't even need AA for 1440p or above resolution).
I am now able to achieve 90-110 fps on Tomb Raider, 90-120fps on Bioshock infinite.
Yes, now 120hz make huge difference in gaming.

I just wanna comment if one wants to take advantage of 120hz monitor in gaming, he should upgrade vga card as well. Minimum 680, 7970 level. Titan or 690 are recommended..

(for 1080p, 670 or 680 will be OK for >60fps)
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#237
I'm going to wait for a year when this hits at $200 while technology prices fall.
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#238
I run dual monitors, can this be ran as a dual monitor? and in portrait orientation?
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#239
Quote from cdog90260 View Post :
I run dual monitors, can this be ran as a dual monitor? and in portrait orientation?
yes. you can run dual monitor setting with this monitor. but you need a separate monitor arm (or mount) for portrait orientation.

The stand comes with this monitor kind of sucks..(no pivot of course..)
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#240
Quote from Ducman69 View Post :
I'm sorry but this is nonsense.

I laughed my butt off at my jerk friend that insisted his super expensive 120hz monitor looked so much better for gaming.

I came over to his house w/ my USB key and with his permission installed FRAPS. He was averaging 42FPS, with peaks in the high 50s and lows in the low 30s.

Guess what, a 120hz monitor running a game at 42FPS is indistinguishable from a 42hz monitor. Why? Because you can't draw frames that don't exist, this is common sense.

Now ask the average person if they prefer a higher resolution with graphical settings turned up for a average 50FPS experience, or if they prefer to lower their resolution and/or turn down the graphics options for a average 110FPS and there is not even a shred of doubt that the prettier settings at higher resolution looks much better.

And for reference, you know when you go to the movie theater on that really big screen and enjoy all the fast paced action? That's at 24FPS. Yup, not even 30FPS.

I have a 2560x1600 Dell U3011 and a pretty powerful computer, but I can assure you that on modern games at native resolution, it is VERY rare that I can exceed 60FPS making anything higher than 60HZ completely placebo.
I play League of Legends on my 7870 at full settings on my 120Hz 1080p Samsung monitor and I can definitely tell the difference when I switch over to my 32" 60HZ LCD TV. I capped the FPS at 120Hz and I can tell when it drops to less than 120FPS when a big battle ensues. Playing on the TV, the game feels more jittery than on my monitor, and the camera movement doesn't feel fluid. I've actually played LoL on various computers with 60FPS capped and they do not compare at all to my 120Hz monitor. Totally a different feel.

Even when I played BF3 at 70-80FPS (settings medium-high), I can tell how fluid the movements are when I climb over a rock or driving around with the jeep on Caspian Border.

If you think by getting more than 60FPS on a 60Hz monitor is a placebo, then yes, yes it is. Try it on a 120Hz monitor with lower settings to achieve a consistent > 60FPS and you will notice the difference. Just because your friend's computer only gets 42FPS does not mean the 120Hz is a placebo effect.
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