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QNIX QX2710 LED EvolutionⅡ 27" 2560x1440 PLS Monitor *Matte + Free shipping ($269) OC-able

twooutleft 11 July 31, 2013 at 03:37 AM in Free Shipping (5) More eBay Deals
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On eBay, there's a good deal for QNIX QX2710 Evolution II monitor.

I've watched the price since it was $309, now it is $269 US plus free shipping. I think it is a very good chance to get it. The seller seems to be a good seller as well, as I previously ordered several products from him/her.

QNIX QX2710 LED EvolutionⅡ 27" 2560x1440 WQHD PLS Computer Monitor *Matte for $269 US. They also offer FREE shipping service. Here some information:

Panel: SAMSUNG PLS (Matte, but glossy might be available as well. I'll update it after making sure.)
Inputs: DVI, Audio In/Out
Response time: 8ms
Type: LED (Slim)
Resolution: 2560*1440

The eBay link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....RK:MESE:IT

There's also a perfect pixel version. Just in case,
Perfect pixel version :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....RK:MESE:IT

I personally think it's an awesome deal to get it.
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Last Edited by wntrsnowg July 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Information I have compiled about these monitors can be found in the OP here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/138476...nitor-club

FAQ from the above website (Since most will be too lazy to go there Stick Out Tongue )

Q: Does this include the DVI cable?
A: Yes

Q: What is the response time of this monitor? The OP says 8ms.
A: OP is wrong. Response time is 6ms, and tested as 6.3ms. Go to OCN club group for proof.

Q: Why Korean PLS monitors? What is different about them?
A: Here is some back story: IPS Korean monitors have been around for awhile now, but with increasing popularity their prices have risen. Overclocking variants cost even more.
Out of this comes new Korean variants using the Samsung PLS screen, specifically the Qnix and the X-star, which offer the same (if not better) image quality of the popular IPS and have a very good chance of overclocking to 120 Hz.

Q: Is it worth it to buy a pixel perfect monitor?
A: No. All evidence as of now suggests that probability of receiving a monitor with no or little dead pixels is random, even if purchasing a 'pixel perfect' monitor. It seems that it is a marketing ploy for them to get more money.

Q: Does the monitor overclock?
A: Yes. To see the various overclocks (OCs) reported, look to the expandable section below titled "Members List Form Submission Trends, Analysis" and look for the pie graph of reported OCs.

Q: If you can overclock in the computer to 120 Hz, does the monitor truly run at 120 Hz?
A: Yes. Proof: http://www.overclock.net/t/137406...t_19788281

Q: Can I buy a monitor that will OC to 120 Hz, guaranteed?
A: No, not as far as I know. There are theories that monitors sold by certain sellers have a better chance to OC higher, but it is considered to be random.

Q: Does the DVI cable used have an effect on OC ability?
A: Some have reported better and worse OCs from using a different cable than that included. Some have also reported varrying OCs with switching their GPU. YMMV

Q: Do any issues come from overclocking, i.e. does it affect reliability?
A: Unknown at this time. However, other korean monitors have been overclocked for years with no issues.

Q: Should I buy an X-star or Qnix (Which one overclock better?)
A: Short answer: Choose whichever one you want.
Long answer: They have the same screen, (both samsung PLS), and look almost identical other than their logo. Neither one has been proven to be clearly better, at this time. The general consensus is believed that they have the same random OC-ability.

Q: Should I buy a matte or glossy monitor?
A: Glossy is superior for image clarity (clarity = sharpness of image. not 'quality' or 'color' of image). The Matte coating on these monitors is semi-Glossy, not a thick Matte coating so it isn't as obtrusive as traditional matte coating. So, choosing Matte or Glossy comes down to if you will be bothered by reflections. If there is a potential for daylight or electrical light reflection, do not get Glossy.

Q: Can i remove the stock stand (base and stem) and mount the monitor?
A: Yes. Both the qnix and x-star have 100mm vesa mount pattern, so mounting is possible. Removing the base is easy (unscrew the thumb screw on the bottom), but removing the clear stem requires opening the monitor casing and unscrewing it. There are multiple videos and pictures below in the "Monitor fixes, support, help" area describing how to open the monitor casing. Once the monitor casing is opened, it is easy to see how to unscrew the screws holding in the base stem.

Q: Will I be able to notice the response time and/or input lag (especially in gaming)?
A: Many users, myself included, have noticed motion blur during FPS gaming (such as planetside 2). It would be even more noticeable in 'twitch' gaming. It is fine for regular use (Leauge of Legends, Guildwars 2, etc.), but gaming professionals should look elsewhere.

Q: Is the panel 6 or 8 bit?
A: Panel is 8 bit.

Q: Differences between IPS and PLS? (why is one better than the other, if that?)
A: IPS is made by LG and PLS is made by Samsung. They are both pretty much the same thing, but technically PLS is better.

Q: I don't live in the U.S.. How much will I have to pay in additional shipping fees, VAT, taxes, etc.?
A: Look at the expandable section below titled "VAT, Fees, Taxes by Country"

Q: Does my monitor have any dead pixels or back light bleed?
A: Here is a good website to check [jasonfarrell.com]. Choose a color and make it full screen to check dead/stuck pixels. For checking back light bleed, choose the black and make it full screen. Make your surroundings as dark as possible with no lights or daylight.

Q: Oh noe, I received a monitor and it has back light bleed (BLB)!! How will I know if it is worthy of getting a return over?
A: Some ebay sellers straight up say that BLB is not something they take returns over. There have been exceptions, however. So take pictures of the monitor in the best standardized way to show BLB. Refer to the "Monitor Fixes, Support, Help" section below for the subsection titled "How to properly take pictures of your backlight bleed" to learn how to take pictures of the BLB, and post them here on this forum.

Q: Is there a way to fix back light bleed (BLB)?
A: Possibly, to some degree. Look below in the expandable section titled "Tape mod to fix Back Light Bleed"

Q: What GPU should I have to support the resolution of this monitor?
A: For non-gaming, anything is fine as long as it has the DVI-D port. For gaming, a card with 2GB GDDR5 is recommended and anything above that is great. Below 2GB will work, just not the best for modern games.

- wntrsnowg

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#3
I have been researching all things computers, and thinking about trying to build myself a pc. Now I am on monitor research phase 1.

I found this site and thread that seems to be very in-depth as far as this brand, but I haven't begun to read it yet.

http://www.overclock.net/t/138476...nix-x-star
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Quote from twooutleft View Post :
On eBay, there's a good deal for QNIX QX2710 Evolution II monitor.

I've watched the price since it was $309, now it is $269 US plus free shipping. I think it is a very good chance to get it. The seller seems to be a good seller as well, as I previously ordered several products from him/her.

QNIX QX2710 LED EvolutionⅡ 27" 2560x1440 WQHD PLS Computer Monitor *Matte for $269 US. They also offer FREE shipping service. Here some information:

Panel: SAMSUNG PLS (Matte, but glossy might be available as well. I'll update it after making sure.)
Inputs: DVI, Audio In/Out
Response time: 8ms
Type: LED (Slim)
Resolution: 2560*1440

The eBay link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....RK:MESE:IT

There's also a perfect pixel version. Just in case,
Perfect pixel version :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....RK:MESE:IT

I personally think it's an awesome deal to get it.
How does this compare to the catleap and others that use the LG panel?
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i didnt know you could OC monitors but I guess I learned something... look like people are getting this to 110 or 120 hz ... I wonder why the manufacturer didn't do this? a heat issue?
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Quote from poormanq45 View Post :
How does this compare to the catleap and others that use the LG panel?
Well, yamakasi catleap, achieva shimian, or other LG IPS monitors are also known to be pretty good. As far as I know, other than the panel, most features are very similar such as resolution, response time, 8-bit color, viewing angle, or etc.. So I would go with the cheaper one. Smilie
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I had multiple problems with QNIX driver boards failing. Be careful. The one monitor I have that is actually working has been great.
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This is not dual link DVI?
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Quote from twooutleft View Post :
Well, yamakasi catleap, achieva shimian, or other LG IPS monitors are also known to be pretty good. As far as I know, other than the panel, most features are very similar such as resolution, response time, 8-bit color, viewing angle, or etc.. So I would go with the cheaper one. Smilie
any one know the difference between this ans the led? jt onky like 10 bucks more?

New QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ? 2 27" 2560x1440 WQHD Samsung PLS Monitor

which is better
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Quote from tayzor View Post :
any one know the difference between this ans the led? jt onky like 10 bucks more?

New QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution ? 2 27" 2560x1440 WQHD Samsung PLS Monitor

which is better
I think they're the same. I don't see a difference. Do you have a link to yours?
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Quote from astarbllr View Post :
I think they're the same. I don't see a difference. Do you have a link to yours?
I just realized that it was just another listed but for expense. purchased one hope I dont need to buy a new graphic card.
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Yeah green-sum is well known.

Keep in mind your ideal of "pixel-perfect" and theirs are not going to be the same.

Also if the board fails within a year you will be very unhappy. At least the power supply is external which I actually prefer, my Dell is internal but I have a five year warranty on it just in case (and it was twice the price of this).
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Yeah green-sum is well known.

Keep in mind your ideal of "pixel-perfect" and theirs are not going to be the same.

Also if the board fails within a year you will be very unhappy. At least the power supply is external which I actually prefer, my Dell is internal but I have a five year warranty on it just in case (and it was twice the price of this).
What do you mean that my idea of "pixel perfect" is different from theirs?


I was reading through the seller's feedback and everyone seems to be happy with the purchases, both pixel perfect and not?=.
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Quote from avalon View Post :
Yeah green-sum is well known.

Keep in mind your ideal of "pixel-perfect" and theirs are not going to be the same.

Also if the board fails within a year you will be very unhappy. At least the power supply is external which I actually prefer, my Dell is internal but I have a five year warranty on it just in case (and it was twice the price of this).
we can buy square trade right? around 20 would prolly cover it
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The Korean 2560x1440p 27" monitors are the best bang for the buck. I have my PCBank 27" for over a year and the screen is awesome. Highly recommend these Korean monitors. Link to a forum site:


http://www.overclock.net/t/140331...k-able-pls
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