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Promoted 08-17-2013 by Steveb3163 at 01:29 PM View Original Post
dream-seller via eBay has 27" X-Star DP2710 2560x1440 LED Monitor w/ Samsung PLS Panel (Matte) for $259 with free shipping. Thanks msmcougar

Note: Be sure to read item description thoroughly regarding plug type and voltage information.

Specs:
  • Resolution: 2560x1440
  • Monitor Type: Slim LED
  • Panel Type Samsung PLS (Matte Screen)
  • Response Time: 8ms
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178˚ H / 178˚ V
  • Inputs
    • DVI-D (Dual link)
    • Audio In/Out
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Edited August 19, 2013 at 02:02 AM by widgit
Only $259 now! nod

This made the FP back in July when it was $279, but it's now $20 less. This is the matte version, and it doesn't have much glare at all, unlike the glossy versions.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330932578...1497.l2649

I purchased two of these last week from "dream-seller" to have have a dual QHD setup and they both arrived in 2 business days FedEx International Express from Korea. No dead pixels, perfect setup, boxes in great condition. They work amazingly well! I couldn't be happier.

This monitor has a Samsung PLS panel and is equivalent to the QNIX QX2710; s The links are for the matte version, but there is also a glossy version available for the same price. Note, this monitor only has input for Dual-Link DVI, so your desktop just needs a decent DVI port--even cheap $30 cards have this.

Here's a great review from TekSyndicate on this exact model:
https://teksyndicate.com/videos/x...r-overview

I know there have been many of these postings lately, but for $259 (the lowest price ever) and the positive reviews--mine included--you can't beat this deal!
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Just a heads up, those who purchased the X-Star from this seller are being charged duties from FedEX (around 20 dollars) in the form of a bill mailed about a month afterwards.


For Mac Users:
If your Mac has a dual link DVI connection on it (Older Mac Pros, Older PowerMac G5's, older Macbook Pros etc) then you don't need anything.

If you mac has a Mini DVI (older mac Minis, older iMac, older Macbook/Macbook Pros etc) then you will need a Mini DVI to DVI adapter, which is about $10 online.

If you have a modern Mac with a Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort then you will need a mini displayport to Dual Link DVI adapter. Monoprice sells them, but they aren't cheap; $70. Don't waste your money on the Apple adapter, at $130 it's highway robbery. Don't be tempted to buy the cheaper mini displayport to single link DVI adapters that are $10; they will only give you up to 1920x1200 resolution and the picture quality will look terrible.

Also if you have a modern Mac with HDMI do not use a HDMI to DVI cable; you will get the same issue as using the cheaper mini displayport adapter; only up to 1920x1200 resolution.

PC laptop Users:

You are probably going to be a no go on this monitor if you have a PC laptop, unless you have: 1 - an older PC laptop with a dual link dvi output (rare now a days) or a mini displayport or displayport output. In this case you will need a mini displayport to dual link DVI or a Displayport to dual link dvi adapter. Monoprice sells them.

If you have a corporate laptop; such as a Dell Latitude or HP Elitebook with docking capabilities then you will be able to get a docking station that has Dual Link DVI output.

PC Desktops

For Desktops check to see if you have DVI output. Some newer desktops only have VGA and Displayport or HDMI. In this case purchase a cheaper PCI Express video card, like a Radeon 6450; buy a better card if you have the budget. It's a better buy to purchase a video card than to use a Displayport to Dual Link DVI adapter and cheaper.

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Why Glossy in the title?
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Oops, sorry about the mis-quote in the title. This is the matte version. It's my first original post on SD... getting used to it. Smilie
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Quote from msmcougar View Post :
Only $259 now! nod

This made the FP back in July when it was $279, but it's now $20 less. This is the matte version, and it doesn't have much glare at all, unlike the glossy versions.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330932578...1497.l2649

I purchased two of these last week from "dream-seller" to have have a dual QHD setup and they both arrived in 2 business days FedEx International Express from Korea. No dead pixels, perfect setup, boxes in great condition. They work amazingly well! I couldn't be happier.

This monitor has a Samsung PLS panel and is equivalent to the QNIX QX2710; s The links are for the matte version, but there is also a glossy version available for the same price. Note, this monitor only has input for Dual-Link DVI, so your desktop just needs a decent DVI port--even cheap $30 cards have this.

Here's a great review from TekSyndicate on this exact model:
https://teksyndicate.com/videos/x...r-overview

I know there have been many of these postings lately, but for $259 (the lowest price ever) and the positive reviews--mine included--you can't beat this deal!
Did you have to buy two video cards to drive two of these or are there cards out there with two dual dvi ports?
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Dual-link DVI does not mean two DVI ports, it is just a port that can specifically handle higher resolutions like this monitor. You need a compatible dual-link dvi cable as well as a video card with a dual-link dvi port. There are definitely cards with two dual-link ports, but they are most likely on the high end. You could try for a display port adapter though.

Do these normally have US-style two prong power cords though? Looks like this specific model only has a Type C South Korean plug.
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Did you have to buy two video cards to drive two of these or are there cards out there with two dual dvi ports?
Some video cards have two dual-links depending on the manufacturer. My Sapphire 7970 has two dual-link dvi which works for two 1440p monitors, but not all 7970s have them. It is more common for Nvidia cards.
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Dual-link DVI does not mean two DVI ports, it is just a port that can specifically handle higher resolutions like this monitor. You need a compatible dual-link dvi cable as well as a video card with a dual-link dvi port. There are definitely cards with two dual-link ports, but they are most likely on the high end. You could try for a display port adapter though.

Do these normally have US-style two prong power cords though? Looks like this specific model only has a Type C South Korean plug.
they usually include adapters
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It's been said noted in other posts like these, but it should be noted here that what makes this monitor and the similar Qnix popular is not only the low price, but also the overclocking ability to 120Hz.

For further details visit this excellent thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/138476...nix-x-star
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Did you have to buy two video cards to drive two of these or are there cards out there with two dual dvi ports?
No, I didn't have to get two cards. I did get an EVGA GeForce GTX 650 card because it has two DVI ports, whereas my older GeForce GT 240 only had one. I figured that was the easiest way to do the dual monitor setup, and it worked right out of the box.
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I got this exact monitor for my wife in July for @20 more. The image quality is nice, but the stand is crappy. You have to disassemble the casing to remove the stock stand, but if you are willing to do that, with the low cost of this monitor, you'll have plenty left over for any 100mm VESA stand you like.

Here is a monitor with the same casing & stand (with removal instructions): http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/revie...701wph.htm

I like the picture on my Crossover IPS Glossy more, but that might be because it is glossy, and it cost me $80 more and the LED driver board had to be replaced for another $45 (with an improved design that doesn't fail so often). If I were still in the market, I'd buy one of these.

The anti-glare coating is very mild and that is a good thing. It looks almost as good as glossy under good dark conditions, but much better when you are in a glare-prone lighting situation. The power brick will take a standard PC 3-prong AC cord, so no need for any adapters.

Anyways, solid deal.
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I almost bought the 279 one last night. Do I need a special power adapter for this? Also, I have a GTX460. Will I be able to run dual monitors on this or is it too weak for dual monitors with one this big?
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these things keep getting cheaper and cheaper.
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This is super cheap for a 27" 2560x1440p monitor.
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