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|05-20-2013 09:10 AM|
|taswyn||It's the roughly once a month sale on this again, for anyone looking for a relatively well reviewed large VA monitor =)|
|04-16-2013 12:20 PM|
|taswyn||For anyone who wanted this and missed out last time, deal is live again at newegg! Amazon may match the newegg price, they often seem to on this.|
|03-28-2013 01:12 PM|
|03-28-2013 12:44 PM|
TFTCentral has a guide which includes methodology for calibrating without any hardware tools. That guide also links to a page with some helpful monitor test/calibration images.
|03-28-2013 06:09 AM|
|k000||Does anyone have pointers to calibrate ?|
|03-26-2013 01:00 PM|
If you want 1200p, NEC has a 24" IPS that just came out -- EA244WMi. It has a lighter coating that most older IPS screens. But user reviews have been mixed so far. It'll also be pricier than the ASUS.
It is really difficult to find a decent 24", 16:10 nowadays without some issues. The Samsung PLS would be a candidate, except it bleeds like a hemophiliac. And it's also pricey.
Maybe you got lucky and the 27"er will be fine. At the least, it'll have much better contrast than any IPS will.
|03-26-2013 12:03 PM|
I bit on this one last night, but see this now --> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...PDKIKX0DER
Yikes.. I really wanted 1200 res.. kicking myself for not waiting
|03-26-2013 11:55 AM|
BenQ has been known for really lousy customer service in the US anyway. Even those with a proper warranty can't always use it (easily). I think that 3rd party may ship from overseas, so no idea how the warranty would work either.
So best to wait and see what happens with it ... it could get a wider release, at which point you can get it from amazon directly.
If you like VA flavors, there is still the BenQ 2750, and Samsung makes a VA at 27" (650 line). And there are several 24" VAs, as well. None of those are PWM free, however, if that matters to you -- besides perhaps the 24" Dell S series, which seems to be basically luck of the draw as to whether you get one with PWM or not.
|03-26-2013 11:47 AM|
You can probably find TN panels with great amazon/new egg reviews too, but to me they are unusable due to color shift with vertical angles. Some people don't care about dead pixels (and don't even see them)... some don't notice uniformity issues, or bleed, and things like that. And I also think a lot of people who post glowing reviews on so-so monitors previously were using garbage TNs, so anything at all will seem like an amazing upgrade to them. That's what I chalk up many of the Dell 2412 good reviews to ... to me, it had a so-so panel, quite a bit of glow, and was completely unusable due to the AG coating. Yet to others they felt it was an amazing upgrade.
So... I'd recommend relying on sites like tftcentral and prad for proper monitor reviews before any purchase. They'll do the tests that matter, not recommend a monitor or not based on the color of the bezel. Also check out hardforms/display for more detailed opinions from users. In the 27" 1080p range, I think most people probably would be better off spending $300ish for one of the IPS flavors, simply due to response times + viewing cone with VA monitors. But it comes down to what you want to use them for. For gaming, IPS is better. For movies, VA will be better, especially if you sit a bit back from the monitor.
And on a personal level, I dislike all 16:9 monitors for computing tasks (and don't use 16:9 myself), but the market is what it is... it's a pain to find other aspect ratios nowadays.
|03-26-2013 11:18 AM|
As to the second, I can't say. I know there are a couple people on amazon and newegg with reviews up that indicate they got bad panels, but it also sounds like (from the ones that posted again) getting a replacement fixed the issue. At least in terms of trackable overall reviews, it has incredibly high marks on both amazon and newegg, especially when compared to a number of comparable tech/priced monitors. I wouldn't recommend it as a pro grade monitor even then, but to me it seems like it's a steal for the price whenever it drops to that magic $199 (sadly it didn't last long this time) mark, for someone looking for a large entry level VA/IPS.
Personally, I keep waiting to get one of these and then something happens (car battery died and needed replacing was this month, lol) that eats into my "moar monitors zomg yays" budget :p
*Most* PWM dimmed monitors don't bother me (and I was always sensitive to 60hz driven CRTs even, I could totally see the flicker), but for anyone who has issues with PWM dimming that would definitely kill this (and most other similarly priced monitors, and even a few of the more expensive like the Dell S line IPS ones). Thanks for mentioning the BenQ 2760
|03-26-2013 05:44 AM|
|03-25-2013 11:20 PM|
But on release, it may be closer to $350. I am not sure if it's been confirmed for a N. American release either.
I'd wait for Prad or TFTCentral to do proper reviews before buying.
|03-25-2013 08:19 PM|
|03-25-2013 07:57 PM|
People commonly put down 1080p at 27" without seeming to understand that not everyone has hardware that can properly support 1440p. And in some cases 1080p is preferred, due to larger fonts -- there is some software doesn't play nice with Windows settings, resulting in tiny, tiny text regardless of system settings.
That said, I wouldn't really recommend this specific monitor. I know of several reviews on hardforum for this monitor that aren't exactly favorable. But it's also possible there is just a wide variance of quality on it ... that happens with cheaper brands sometimes. One of the 27" 1080p IPS models may be a better option, or at least something to keep an eye on for price drops if you want this size. BenQ has a newer 27" VA (2760) that is PWM free that could also be an option (if it's ever released in N. America, that is).
|03-25-2013 07:42 PM|
Shute.. It's back up to 259 at Amazon
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