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Auria 27" WQHD 2560x1440 LCD Monitor $399.99 B&M @ Micro Center

FierceDeityLink 615 May 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (5) More Micro Center Deals
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In case you were hesitant to buy the 27" Catleaps on eBay from Korea Micro Center has come to the rescue and now offers a similar IPS display.

LINK:
http://www.microcenter.com/single...id=0384780
Code:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0384780
$399.99 + tax, which isn't too much more than the prices on eBay, and you can easily return it if there's anything wrong with it. If it has the same panel as the Korean displays (which is appears to be, but won't know until there's a tear down of it), then it uses the same display as the 27" iMac and Dell U2711 (for half the price).

Pictures of it in this thread at Rage 3D:
http://www.rage3d.com/board/showt...572&page=2

Specs:
DVI-D
DisplayPort
HDMI
VGA

178° horizontal / 178° vertical viewing angles (IPS)
Resolution 2560 x 1440 (77% more pixels than 1080p)
Color Support 1.07 billion (10-bit, or 8-bit with FRC)
Warranty 1 year limited warranty
VESA mount

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#61
Quote from Br0wNb0y View Post :
This could be due to the fact that the guy at Microcenter dropped my box in front of me....
I would have asked for a different one right there and then.
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#62
Quote from travfar View Post :
I would have asked for a different one right there and then.
it was the last one
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#63
Good deal but due to all the connections the input lag on this thing will likely be atrocious. I would be hesitant to play games on it, but great deal nonetheless.

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Not sure if troll or just a big wang.
LULZ, best post I have read tonight Big Grin
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#64
I am using the monitor right now at 2560x1440 using DVI cable come with the monitor, at the first I used the DVI cable from the old monitor and it didn't get in windows, but it's show loading screen just black when in Windows.
the monitor look cheap compare to my old HP, but the back housing really good. ??? I dont know why they build good back housing when the base and the front housing cheapo made.
Edit: no dead pixel, but not really sure, because I have not carefully scan every pixel. For $430 is not bad.
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#65
Quote from frankrizzo1 View Post :
how does the port fit in to your computer?

Someone told me this monitor is better for IPS. Thoughts?


http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraS...B005JN9310
Nope, 6-bit vs 8-bit, resolution, etc. I have both.
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Quote from Longevite View Post :
I am using the monitor right now at 2560x1440 using DVI cable come with the monitor,
Dual link?
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#67
Quote from travfar View Post :
Dual link?
I guess, Video card is Radeon 6670, have DVI, DP and HDMI, since I don't have DP cable I just use the DVI cable came with the box.
Also notice the brightness control is back light level, and the color temp changing with contrast setting... wierd.
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#68
Quote from Longevite View Post :
I am using the monitor right now at 2560x1440 using DVI cable come with the monitor, at the first I used the DVI cable from the old monitor and it didn't get in windows, but it's show loading screen just black when in Windows.
the monitor look cheap compare to my old HP, but the back housing really good. ??? I dont know why they build good back housing when the base and the front housing cheapo made.
Edit: no dead pixel, but not really sure, because I have not carefully scan every pixel. For $430 is not bad.
Cool deal. Thanks for the update. If you get a chance to check out any games, would appreciate the feedback. Thank you.
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#69
Me too i have a micro center right near me.
Quote from Xymox View Post :
Cool deal. Thanks for the update. If you get a chance to check out any games, would appreciate the feedback. Thank you.
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The link is dead now and search produces no results.
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#71
Played about 2 hours of diablo 3 and it has looked gorgeous. The lower right does look like it has light bleeding but overall a really beautiful panel. I ordered two at MC online but they only had one for me when I showed up (I was okay with that because I didn't want to have to buy the second video card anyway).

So far everything looks great. Hope mine doesn't die like that other guys.

Sitting on my desk it has a slight tilt like / from the side. I'm coming from the Dell 24" 2008fpw which I've had since it came out so I'm used to the positioning. This is definitely a hell of a deal so far. We'll see if I keep it. I may return and go after the dell for positioning and the gushing feeling of comfort.

Oh, and for those that care.... they have a 1080p version at MC for 309.99. I almost walked out with one of those until I looked on the side of the box and saw it was 1080p. Then I went to check my internet order and lo and behold there was a WQHD version in the same box - the difference was those 4 letters and different 12pt font numbers for the resolution so be wary when you buy it.
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The link is dead now and search produces no results.
I think the SD referral is breaking it. Seems to work when you copy and paste it.
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#73
Quote from afang22 View Post :
These "generic" versions are not at all color calibrated, and most do not even have and OSD to tweak color settings.
RGB levels are adjustable with this monitor. I used an i1display 2 to calibrate mine using the on screen controls for contrast, red, green and blue so the applied profile did not have to do much. I guess what I am trying to say is your comment has nothing to do with this thread.

BTW, I'm the one that submitted that review at Micro Center for that monitor. In addition to the stand being so so I should have mentioned the power brick.

Negatives:
My unit does have some light bleed in the lower right.
The external power brick gets very hot.
On dual link DVI the monitor would only come up at the Windows login screen... so BIOS work be damned. It could have been the Nvidia card I was using.

Positives:
The panel looks very nice

Overall I'm worried about the 24VDC 6A powerbrick and may return it.
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#74
you think it'd be worth selling my hp zr24w (i got for $200 after rebate) (i dunno where i'd sell, probably hope the best on craigslist? to avoid shipping? i dunno)

to get this instead?

can anyone post more revealing pictures than the one in that rage3d thread?
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#75
Quote from thadoggfather View Post :
you think it'd be worth selling my hp zr24w (i got for $200 after rebate) (i dunno where i'd sell, probably hope the best on craigslist? to avoid shipping? i dunno)

to get this instead?
I wouldn't since you already own a nice 1920x1200 IPS monitor. To be honest if I take this back I may get a ZR2740W for the 3 year on site warranty(upgradeable to 5 years for about $50) around $670 total.
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