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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:
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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#31
If you want to use these monitor to hook up a laptop or ps3/xbox, don't bother.
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Quote from pico_grande View Post :
AH-IPS > PLS > IPS

pixel perfect is all marketing. the best they'll do is refund a small amount for each defect.
For these cheaper displays, I have seen that the difference between IPS and PLS is very minimal.
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#33
I picked one up... I've been eyeballing the ASUS PB278Q for a while, but at about half price I just have a hard time going that direction, especially given the relatively positive reviews overall for these units.

*fingers crossed*
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Quote from pico_grande View Post :
AH-IPS > PLS > IPS

pixel perfect is all marketing. the best they'll do is refund a small amount for each defect.
It's good to know at least they're not cherry-picking, or else you'd be almost guaranteed a monitor with pixel defects if you don't buy the pixel perfect version.
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Anyone using this with a notebook and HDMI-toDVI cable at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200?
Is this possible?
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nvm....
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what if we have to pay duties? is a dual link dvi cable included?
The cable is included
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Anyone using this with a notebook and HDMI-toDVI cable at 1920x1080 or 1920x1200?
Is this possible?
No it's not. I saw a youtube video of some guy testing some adapters out on this monitor. None of them work on the monitor.

You're better off buying one that has those connection as opposed to buying this, and then buying an expensive adapter. And even if you could, 1080p resolution on this monitor is really shitty. It's like looking at a screen with two black eyes, LOL.

I think there's a version of this with all the connection for like 30 dollars more.
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#39
now I just need a video card
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#40
i really wish they'd come out with a 16:10 monitor, tri-screen on 16:9 is just to wide.
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i really wish they'd come out with a 16:10 monitor, tri-screen on 16:9 is just to wide.
Ouch, first world problems.

This is REALLY tempting. I was thinking about jumping on the other one for $279. On the fence though, because I just bought a new car. Can't spend extra money...
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i really wish they'd come out with a 16:10 monitor, tri-screen on 16:9 is just to wide.
Not sure exactly who you're referring to when you say "they", but 2560x1600 monitors are not uncommon (in the world of >1080p monitors).
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Quote from FreshLikeAirWick View Post :
No it's not. I saw a youtube video of some guy testing some adapters out on this monitor. None of them work on the monitor.

You're better off buying one that has those connection as opposed to buying this, and then buying an expensive adapter. And even if you could, 1080p resolution on this monitor is really shitty. It's like looking at a screen with two black eyes, LOL.

I think there's a version of this with all the connection for like 30 dollars more.
Thanks for the info.
But I was talking about using a cheap dumb HDMI-to-DVD cable, not an active adapter.
I think it should work with 1080p. Of course as you said, it will look shitty because the picture will be scaled.
I wish there is a letterbox option for non-native resolutions. It'll be convenient when I plug in my notebook from time to time.
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i really wish they'd come out with a 16:10 monitor, tri-screen on 16:9 is just to wide.
Google 16:10 monitor and there are some models available....not sure what you are referring to. You mean in a 27 inch model or something?

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraS...B005JN9310
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/...21726.html
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#45
I'm aware of 16:10 monitors. I wish the panel maker would make it, so that a mere 16:10 upgrade over 16:9 wasn't nearly 3x the cost for a 27" monitor.
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