the auria is interesting to me. did you get the ccfl model of the led model? apparently when they first came out they were led, but later switched to the ccfl.
I got the LED model. I haven't been to MC lately, so I can't confirm the switch... If you have a MC near you, open the monitor in the store after you buy it and connect it to a PC they have in display to check for dead pixels. I asked a store employee for help and they obliged.
Just don't go during a weekend as it will be ass balls crowded.
I bought this last time. Nothing but good stuff to say! I'm not much of a gamer on my pc anymore, so I can't comment on that, but it's awesome to have docs side by side to edit, the colors are vivid for photos and video, text is sharp. $550 was the right price for me.
I just bought this retail off amazon like 4 days ago (urgently needed and a slick deal for this model hadn't happened for a few weeks). It works flawlessly with my web dev 2012 Macbook Air (needs a cheap mini-displayport to displayport cable) and with my gaming PC (AMD 6870 via the included D-DVI). games look beautiful. no dead pixels, no apparent flaws (other than odd buzzing when the screen is filled with white-on-black text), no color issues, though i think the color isn't quite as good as my MBA. the 3 year warranty is sweet.
i wish switching between my computers required fewer button clicks but think this was a great purchase at retail.
I might have tried one of the monoprice models but guaranteed mac compatibility was necessary; besides this has USB3 and rotates to into portrait mode, making a hilariously excessive column of code for work. also the 3 year warranty seems valuable.
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probably off topic, but is this the same monitor that is used on the xps 2710? just curious if anyone knows
im curious too..they had the dell 2710 for 400-500 bucks in the refurb sale, which is a full computer with 1440p which i was thinking about just buying to use as a monitor. as it is the same price as just the monitor alone.lol
“Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.”
Current rig(2013): dell xps 8500 i7 3770 16 gb ram 1tb hd gtx 660 $407
+ 240gb msata Crucial M500 ssd ($90)
crapple fan boys make justin bieber look like a man.
Dell 2710: Not TN, surprisingly. PLS, which has advantages and disadvantages over IPS, but is cheaper to make. In simple terms, what PLS does is further reduce the subpixel distance to increase brightness and decrease power use at the cost of some subpixel blurring.
I want to jump on this, but I'm highly concerned about Newegg's return/exchange policy. With the high rate of backlight bleed and dead pixels I see reported on these across the internet, a good exchange policy is a must. As far as I can tell, Newegg makes you pay return shipping and a restocking fee just to exchange a defective unit!
I am so torn about which monitor to buy. I love the idea of led but I can get a 30" korean panel with this money. What to do???!
Please consider this. Samsung is HQ'd in Korea. A vast majority of the LCD panels are manufactured in Korea. By buying direct from Korea, you are simply bypassing the corporate US middle man who charges you a premium to buy on US soil.
I purchased a QNIX 27" IPS 2560x1440p for $304. No dead pixels. Screen is flawless. I have seen instances where folks got a bad set. The seller asks for a video of the issue and will issue refund/return based on the severity. If you get a dead pixel or 2, you don't have any leverage. All in all I had a pleasant experience and they back them up to a point. Doesn't corporate US do the same? The only luxury here is an faster exchange process.
Folks on overclock dot net dissected these 'Korean' (lol too funny. they're all korean!) panels. They confirmed to have the same guts/panel as the samsungs and very similar to catleaps.
So if you own a bunch of amazon, newegg, microcenter, or tigerdirect stock, then by all means pay more and help to push those profit margins so you can bet on the earnings that quarter.
Like the other bloake said, go big or go home. I have a 27" that is huge to me but i'm sitting about 48" from it. I'm not sure if my dome would blow if I had a 30" in front of me.
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