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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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#181
HDMI versions with maximum resolutions:
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#182
I found a 30" Dell monitor once on craigslist. The guy got it for $2000 and bought a 3+ year warranty on top of it. It was brand new, he said he got it for art school and he changed his mind. Sold it to me for $650. Best purchase ever.
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Quote from Everchanging02 View Post :
You have to run two of those? I have a single Radeon HD 7850 that feeds my dual ASUS PB278Q's without a problem.
It's not a "have to" necessarily, but definitely a "prefer to."

My u3011 has ~10% more pixels than your PB278Q, so its not a huge difference. However, the frame rate bump provided by the second card is definitely noticeable in more demanding games when running at 2560x1600 with everything cranked.
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#184
Quote from AGpennypacker View Post :
long story short, 1080p is easy.

however, others are incorrect. 1.3 hdmi can output to 1600p at 60hz on 24 bit ( i believe, going off memory) but it's not easy to do. most of the cheap hdmi cables are only capable of lower, but i would google your laptop model and see what the max people are getting. hdmi 1.3 is certified for that resolution, but the graphics card and parts on the laptop may not go that high. if the laptop is capable of it, then i would research for a nice cheap hdmi cable that will do it.
While technically it's possible, I've never actually seen it done in a workable fashion on any monitor. Most HDMI devices support 2560x1600 (or 1440) at 24 frames/sec only
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Quote from big mike View Post :
While technically it's possible, I've never actually seen it done in a workable fashion on any monitor. Most HDMI devices support 2560x1600 (or 1440) at 24 frames/sec only
i'm fairly certain under the right circumstances, it's "possible" but it sounds like a real pain in the ass and there may still be drawbacks. here's a thread on it [dell.com]

seems like a lot of money to throw at a panel, that might work. so if possible i would avoid even trying it.
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Quote from flecko View Post :
I found a 30" Dell monitor once on craigslist. The guy got it for $2000 and bought a 3+ year warranty on top of it. It was brand new, he said he got it for art school and he changed his mind. Sold it to me for $650. Best purchase ever.
Make sure the warranty is transferred to you. http://www.dell.com/support/retail/ownershiptransfer
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#187
My GTX670 and I want this, sadly my wallet does not. Frown
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#188
Question: Are there any good deals on similar dimensions and resolution TN panel monitors?

I am assuming that a TN panel would be cheaper than an IPS one and considering that I use the computer for programming (80%), trading (10%) and other general usage. Gaming or video performance is not important to me at all.
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Quote from qbantek View Post :
Question: Are there any good deals on similar dimensions and resolution TN panel monitors?

I am assuming that a TN panel would be cheaper than an IPS one and considering that I use the computer for programming (80%), trading (10%) and other general usage. Gaming or video performance is not important to me at all.
i have seen 27" TN but not 30" and please even 27" TN was unacceptable. color shift from TN are pretty bad.

who ever is planning on getting this or the 27" version but prepare to have the rig for it for gaming. I have a GTX580 SLI and while i can play all current games max out my rig is not really future proof at this resolution. Crysis is one of the new games that my rig will struggle to play at this resolution.
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Quote from qbantek View Post :
Question: Are there any good deals on similar dimensions and resolution TN panel monitors?

I am assuming that a TN panel would be cheaper than an IPS one and considering that I use the computer for programming (80%), trading (10%) and other general usage. Gaming or video performance is not important to me at all.
TN panels only go as high as 27" and 1080p. You won't find a comparable monitor to a IPS panel.
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#191
Quote from AGpennypacker View Post :
there's really no reason to reply to someone so discourteous and rude as yourself, but here i am.


those games (bf3 and crysis 2) are almost 2 years old now. newer 3d and fps shooters are even more demanding, so think about it....if 2 year old games are not playable on a 660 at 1600p ultra, the new games will be even worse. you are giving bad and incorrect advice, but there is nothing wrong with playing new titles at high or medium.

you stated something incorrect on the internet. it happens, but you seem to be so wrapped up and invested into it, that you lash out.

i would take a long hard look at yourself and your life. there is a lot more out there than being right on the internet, and treating people like you do does nothing but show what a sad person you are.
This. It's generally a bad idea to say something is a good choice when it's barely passable with existing games.

My issue with this isn't so much the guy with the 660 thinking about this monitor (though I doubt his experience would be what he expected either) as it is for the guy that might buy a monitor like this for the savings over a dell and think the 660 would be a good choice to drive it on the cheap. A lot of people upgrade these things in pairs (unless they already bought more video card in prep for a bigger monitor), so video card advice could matter in a monitor thread...and someone buying a 30" monitor should really be looking at more power than a 660. If you're really looking to drop this kind of cash on a monitor I'd at least be looking at a 670 or a 7950.
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Quote from andy4theherd View Post :
HDMI versions with maximum resolutions:
Quote from nico07 View Post :
My GTX670 and I want this, sadly my wallet does not. Frown
Time to get a part-time (2nd) job. =)
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#193
Quote from qbantek View Post :
Question: Are there any good deals on similar dimensions and resolution TN panel monitors?

I am assuming that a TN panel would be cheaper than an IPS one and considering that I use the computer for programming (80%), trading (10%) and other general usage. Gaming or video performance is not important to me at all.
You can find less expensive low end IPS monitors this big, but they're generally also lower resolution. An example is the Dell S2740L which is only 1920x1080, essentially it's a nice TV marketed as a PC monitor, same with the HP 27XI. But frankly neither is that much cheaper than a Korean/Microcenter Auria/Monoprice CrystalPro WHQD 2560x1440 27" screen anyways.
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#194
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.

So that you will be forced to sit or stand farther away from your monitor, but that eliminates the advantage of getting a high-resolution monitor. In this case you would be fine with a 1366 720 P monitor because you won't be able to tell the differences in pixel density when you are that far away. I'm talking like 5 feet away or father.

So one day I will buy one of these monitors when they are cheaper in price but also when one of these feature a 120 Hz native refresh rate that you can game on without input lag. I'm not talking about the cheap interpellation that's found on TV sets which will give you 120 Hz at the expense of unplayable input lag for gamers.

Oh and not to mention if you're sitting up close then motion blur/ghosting is an issue so if you get an IPS screen the lowest is 5 ms which for me still is not enough compared to the smoothness of plasma, CRT, or 2 ms TN panels.
your comment about eyestrain was only true for CRTs.
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#195
Quote from Jinru View Post :
TN panels only go as high as 27" and 1080p. You won't find a comparable monitor to a IPS panel.
My LG 2600W says you're wrong. It's 26" and running 1920x1200.
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