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

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Last Edited by treyfer July 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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:

There's also a perfect pixel version. Just in case,
Perfect pixel version :

I personally think it's an awesome deal to get it.

Community Wiki

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:

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:

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 []. 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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Quote from virusboy007 View Post :
Well then I guess I have to wait. I'm ready to pay 50% more than a 27" monitor. Considering the current deal, my target price is $404 laugh out loud
Lets hope the competition drives down the prices of 30" monitors too like it did for the 27" ones.

Edit: Also with 4k displays coming in like the Seiki 39" 4k TV @ $649, hopefully there would be some action in the monitor space (27" - 30") too.
that 39" 4k seiki was $500 for a little while... Wink
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Great wiki, great job!
I dont really need it but its tempting as a third!
Thanks Smilie
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Hmmmm. I just bought the 27" from the previous FP deal for 289. Last week. Damn me.
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In for one... for now. Proly pickup a 2nd if the price is still good later, debezel them and build a stand.
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In for one, thanks for the deal.
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In for three, thanks for the deal!
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Just ordered matte with DPort for mac mini.
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Received mine today. Plugged it in, TINY TINY amount of backlight bleed at the bottom, midway to the left side. Not a single dead pixel I can find. HOLY HELL this thing is huge coming from a 19" Samsung. Haven't tried OCing yet, but thus far, I'm impressed.

Gonna take some time getting used to turning my head while gaming. lol
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Minimal lightbleed, some from the bottom right corner and no dead pixels or stuck pixels

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Received mine 2 days ago, couldn't hook it up and use till yesterday Frown, but so far so GREAT! No noticeable backlight bleed. I haven't tried all the monitor tests or oc'ing yet. I just wanted to game in 1440p glory as soon as I hooked it up. Smilie

Holy wow, the stand is awful... I actually thought I broke it when I first changed the angle. Now that it's in place I won't have to move it though. But the screen, oh the screen... mmm... lovely. Beautiful. I played bf3 on 1440p for hours right after hooking it up and the step up from 1080p is great... as is the size increase from 24".

I'm pretty excited to tweak the settings and oc in the next couple of days. My xfire 7870's ran 60 frames like butter. I'm aiming for 90 with similar results. I don't play on ultra as the performance drain is not worth it for the small increase in detail, but I did do some testing and it ran great. My hybrid ultra/med settings was perfect.

I'm very glad I went this route instead of the ASUS or Dell versions. So happy, I'm considering getting another for my office, or for the 2nd display (to replace the existing 1080 24" screen), or who knows... I just like it.
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Just got mine today after they went out of stock. When I hooked it up to my 2012 Mac mini i7 via display port, I was speechless. I see full resolution. No dead pixels or bleeding. Big Grin
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Congrats to all those who got one. I've loved my 27" (Catleap) and would buy another Korean monitor in a heartbeat if there was more room on my desk!
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Has anyone noticed any motion blur during gaming (particularly fps) even when this monitor is OCd 110hz+ ?
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Just got mines today! It is a beautiful screen! Insanely fast and clear Big Grin OCed to 120hz with no dead pixels!
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got mine several days ago, the screen starts in the middle and wrap around to the left half of monitor, also have quite some flickering. tried both 550ti and 650ti, same problem, now waiting for the seller
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