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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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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?
Depends on which 460 you have, but the one I used to own had 1 dual link dvi, 1 regular dvi, and 1 hdmi. So only 1 of these monitors will work at 1440p.

The good news is that you can buy another 460 for under 50 bucks on ebay... or sell it for $50ish and buy a newer $100 card that has 2 dual link dvi ports. I think the 650ti or the 660 has those, $100 and $150 respectively used.

edit - looks like I am wrong, I pulled up the evga site and the 650ti's on there are 1 of each, same as the 460's. It might come down to a specific card or you may need 2. 460 in SLI (if your motherboard and power supply can handle it) is bargain power for another $50 or so.
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sigh... week and a half ago I bought one for $280, two days ago I bought my second one for $270, and now it is $260!
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For what it's worth, I bought an X-star off ebay a couple of months ago. I think I bought from bigclothcraft (something like that).

Cons:
* The base is a bit silly. Mine's mounted to a Monoprice monitor arm, which works great. However, I never figured out how to get the mounting arm off the bottom of the monitor, so it just sticks out in the air.
* When it's on, the power indicator is a BRIGHT blue. I put masking tape over mine. When you put your computer to sleep, it blinks blue. Very annoying when I'm trying to sleep. I have to remember to push the monitor switch to turn it off, so the solid red LED shows.
* The brightness buttons aren't great. They get stuck sometimes. Not a huge deal, but certainly an irritaiton.
* The glossy monitor bezel is tacky and can be distracting.

Pros:
* Absolutely everything else.

In my opinion, the finish on the PLS is perfect. It's a beautiful matte, and not irritatingly sparkly like the Dell displays I've looked at. I haven't been able to find any flaws in my screen at all.
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#19
I want one of these bad. Does anyone think it will hit the $200 price mark any time soon?
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#20
questions...

it appears that this comes w/ Korean plug but the adapter side is 'normal'. Will I be able to use a standard power cable?

what is the difference between this one and the pixel perfect ones?
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#21
I wouldn't hesitate to buy a second 27 incher if my desk had the room for it XD.

Because it's not listed in the OP: DON"T GET PERFECT PIXEL. THESE MONITORS ARE NOT ACTUALLY SORTED BY PERFECT/NON-PERFECT PIXEL AND YOU WILL HAVE JUST AS HIGH OF A CHANCE OF GETTING A MONITOR WITH PIXEL DEFECTS.
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#22
tek syndicate review is bad. they are off base on many counts
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#23
is dvi-d better than hdmi?
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#24
So you need adapters for the two-prong power cord?

That sounds sort of janky to me...vomit I'm sort of a neat freak when it comes to cabling and having more wall-worts/adapters is a con...

Does anyone have a pic of what this looks like?
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I want one of these bad. Does anyone think it will hit the $200 price mark any time soon?
Maybe used, not new.
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#26
Is it now general consensus that PLS has surpassed IPS in overall quality, as well as its overclockability? Or should price still be the final determination among two top PLS/IPS monitors from Korea...
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I currently have 3x Planar 27" 1080p monitors that I play on eyefinity. I usually play single monitors games but sometimes I play eyefinity as well. Do you think it'll be a disturbing difference if I put this as my middle monitor? (Color/brightness)
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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?
Running basic one fan Zotac GTX460 with 2560x1600@60Hz and this monitor @81Hz. No problem playing COD MW2 on bigger monitor with highest settings. Core voltage 1V, clock 800 MHz, shader 1600 MHz, memory 2000 MHz.
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#29
Quote from RogueAgent View Post :
is dvi-d better than hdmi?
Currently, yes. It can handle a higher res, but there is no sound channel. HDMI can't hand this resolution.

Next revision of HDMI should be better.

I wish they'd just kill off hdmi and go to displayport. It is superior in almost every way, is backwards compatible with hdmi, and has no licensing cost.
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#30
Can anyone please help me figure out which graphics card I can buy to get 2 of these to run off it.

I can not for the life of me, find a card with 2 X dual link DVI-D ports
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