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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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#121
Quote from graure View Post :
Where can you buy a 120hz 2560x1600 monitor at any price?
as far as i know, nowhere. you can get 27"ers and overclock them or buy them already overclocked. some go as high as 120hz i think but most are more like 80-100. i just meant i would wait for them to drop in price because once they do come out (if they do) they will be incredibly expensive so i would wait a year or two after that, then get one. Smilie
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#122
Quote from ctsinc View Post :
The GTX660 is an awesome video card. It should have no problem pushing almost every game at 1600p and highest settings.
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.
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#123
Can anyone give me any insight on why this Monoprice is better than this Yamakasi?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-30-In...1e789207ab
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#124
Quote from VaioGrave View Post :
Can anyone give me any insight on why this Monoprice is better than this Yamakasi?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-30-In...1e789207ab
One is shipped from Korea and the other from US.

One comes in a flimsy plastic casing/stand. The other has a pivot/tilt/swivel stand with aluminum brushed casing.
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#125
Quote from Jinru View Post :
One is shipped from Korea and the other from US.

One comes in a flimsy plastic casing/stand. The other has a pivot/tilt/swivel stand with aluminum brushed casing.
dont forget, one is $500 (or lower if you do best offer) with vga and hdmi and one is $715 + shipping for vga and hdmi
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#126
Quote from Jinru View Post :
One is shipped from Korea and the other from US.

One comes in a flimsy plastic casing/stand. The other has a pivot/tilt/swivel stand with aluminum brushed casing.
Quote from ranova View Post :
dont forget, one is $500 (or lower if you do best offer) with vga and hdmi and one is $715 + shipping for vga and hdmi
And seemingly no quality difference yummy

And I assume the tilt/swivel problem be resolved with a mount?
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#127
Quote from VaioGrave View Post :
Can anyone give me any insight on why this Monoprice is better than this Yamakasi?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-30-In...1e789207ab
Quote from Jinru View Post :
One is shipped from Korea and the other from US.

One comes in a flimsy plastic casing/stand. The other has a pivot/tilt/swivel stand with aluminum brushed casing.
USA based warranty vs. the potential pain of shipping the monitor back to Korea? I guess you can slap a squaretrade warranty on the Korean monitors?
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#128
Quote from VaioGrave View Post :
I am a bit confused. I am in dire need of a monitor since an old Samsung T260HD died... So what am asking is basically, is this monitor worth $717 plus tax and shipping or should I opt for something more cost-effective? or will there possible more sales, or are there options I'm not considering.
I'm sure you would love the 30" display, but you could get a 2560x1440 27" for half the price and love it just as much. The jump from 1920 to 2560 is huge, but stepping up to the extra 140 vertical pixels is not particularly worth the price premium imho. Also, the 30" is quite simply, absolutely freaking huge on your desk. (I currently have an HP zr2740w, an HP zr30w, and an Auria - I primarily use the HP 27.") I prefer the tighter dot pitch on the smaller displays. Also, assuming this is CCFL and not LED - it will use more power, put out more heat, and take awhile to warm up.

Another thing that hasn't been mentioned - if this is the same panel as the Dell/HP, then more than likely it is a wide gamut display. Unless you are a pro photographer working in Photoshop with adobe RGB color space, that opens up a whole can of worms. In any non-color managed app, colors are going to be jacked up. Web browsers, games, your OS - basically everything except Photoshop. (also Firefox has a setting to deal with aRGB.) In practical terms, primary colors are going to be extremely over-saturated, skin tones will be overly warm/pink, etc. Essentially, 100% red on a non-color managed wide gamut / aRGB panel is "more red" than 100% red on an sRGB panel. Kind of like fluorescent orange vs regular orange, if that makes any sense.

My guess is that 95% of people who buy wide gamut displays just put up with the color issues, or think it's awesome because everything looks more intense. Maybe the other 5% use them properly. At least do some googling on wide gamut so you know what you are getting into.
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#129
Quote from QuasWex View Post :
Sorry but your post is a load of misinformation. 60Hz might have been a problem for eye strain in the age of CRT monitors but this is irrelevant with LCD displays. CRTs literally flickered on and off at their refresh rate but the phosphors in LCDs remain lit constantly; there is no flickering so the refresh rate isn't even a literal term anymore. It's just an expression for how often the image is redrawn so it has nothing to do with eye strain.

120 Hz could make a difference in frames per second but even if you wanted to game at 120 FPS, the hardware needed to do so with any modern game at this resolution would be out of reach for 99.99% of gamers anyway. As for your issues with the 5ms response time; 5ms is so low it's indistinguishable to the human eye. Anyone claiming to see a difference between 5ms and 2ms is either lying or Superman. 60 Hz and 6ms is plenty adequate for this monitor and it should not be a concern of anyone debating a purchase.
Thank you for clearing up all that misconception. Gaged several times reading the whole 60hz crap.

I'm gaming on a 2560x1440 monitor running 480's in sli and some games bring it down to its knees. It's probably limited by the VRAM at that resolution but it holds up fairly well for most part.
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#130
Quote from thehash View Post :
700 daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn but i bet it would go great with my gtx660
actually no, it wouldn't. a single 660 will struggle at high settings on the latest games on 2560x1600 resolution.
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#131
Quote from tomjava View Post :
Too bad, I already bought the 27in model.
Umm, I think you're better off. $600+ for a korean monitor is way way too much in my opinion. I picked up the 27" for like $351 when it first came around and I'm damn satisfied...
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#132
Quote from austinpike View Post :
I'm sure you would love the 30" display, but you could get a 2560x1440 27" for half the price and love it just as much. The jump from 1920 to 2560 is huge, but stepping up to the extra 140 vertical pixels is not particularly worth the price premium imho. Also, the 30" is quite simply, absolutely freaking huge on your desk. (I currently have an HP zr2740w, an HP zr30w, and an Auria - I primarily use the HP 27.") I prefer the tighter dot pitch on the smaller displays. Also, assuming this is CCFL and not LED - it will use more power, put out more heat, and take awhile to warm up.

Another thing that hasn't been mentioned - if this is the same panel as the Dell/HP, then more than likely it is a wide gamut display. Unless you are a pro photographer working in Photoshop with adobe RGB color space, that opens up a whole can of worms. In any non-color managed app, colors are going to be jacked up. Web browsers, games, your OS - basically everything except Photoshop. (also Firefox has a setting to deal with aRGB.) In practical terms, primary colors are going to be extremely over-saturated, skin tones will be overly warm/pink, etc. Essentially, 100% red on a non-color managed wide gamut / aRGB panel is "more red" than 100% red on an sRGB panel. Kind of like fluorescent orange vs regular orange, if that makes any sense.

My guess is that 95% of people who buy wide gamut displays just put up with the color issues, or think it's awesome because everything looks more intense. Maybe the other 5% use them properly. At least do some googling on wide gamut so you know what you are getting into.
Thanks for bringing up the size/color gamut/price question. I want to use the monitor for console gaming as well as PC gaming as well as video editing and occasional photoshop.

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".
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#133
Quote from Jinru View Post :
Expect to wait like 5+ years for a 4k monitor to be sub $1k.
That's it? Judging by recent trends, a friggin phone is gonna have a 4K display years before my damn computer does. It took us an obscene amount of time to reach kinda somewhat reasonable 1440p prices and just barely has 1080p become the average standard.

I currently do not understand why you would need 4K on a damn TV when you can't even see the pixels of 1080p on a 60" when standing 5+ft away. Maybe I need to see it to believe...
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#134
Quote from ctsinc View Post :
The GTX660 is an awesome video card. It should have no problem pushing almost every game at 1600p and highest settings.
I hope you're kidding. The 660 at 1600p would probably be somewhat similar to the on board HD4000 of an i5 at 720p.
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#135
Does anyone know if the recent 30" models deal with DisplayPort sync better than the Dell 3008wfp did with going into powersave mode for no reason sometimes as often as every 4-5 minutes?
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