monitor recommendation plz 27"

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monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:53 pm

currently using an acer x223w for a few years but it'll be going to a friend to replace his viewsonic 19" crt.

so i'm looking at 27" for gaming/movies/ low latency, IPS? PLS? LED?

BenQ 27"?
alot of peeps like this one @ newegg

how are the Asus?

thoughts?

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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:33 pm

For me, the best 27" monitor is Dell U2412M for the following reasons: a) it has 1200 vertical resolution; b) it has various aspect ratio; c) it's Dell.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:14 am

Your old monitor had a 22" 1680x1050 TN LCD panel. The cheap Benq monitor that you linked has a 27" 1920x1080 AMVA LCD panel. Would you consider a 27" 2560x1440 PLS LCD monitor?
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:22 am

Any Korean IPS 1440p.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:32 am

If gaming is the first priority, does that override price?

BenQ XL2720Z is decently reviewed at TFTCentral but it's way over budget ($450), Dell P2714H gets closer in price but isn't quite as good for gaming (although input lag is still excellent), plus it's PLS...

There's a ton of others, but that should get you started...

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/benq_xl2720z.htm
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_p2714h.htm

The BenQ GW2750HM is pretty old but reviewed well when it was new, you'd have to do a little comparing on your own to check vs newer models. Ditto for the Asus VE278Q-- although with 1 frame of additional input lag (~16.6ms) compared to almost zero additional input lag on the two newer models and 6ms on the XL2720Z, I might skip the VE278Q.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:46 am

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:a) it has 1200 vertical resolution


Amen to that - I love monitors with high vertical resolution, and I totally love my Dell U2410.

@the OP:
  • For low latency (gaming/movies), skip IPS and look at TN panels - they have great grey-to-grey response time.
  • Likewise, go for a 16:9 aspect ratio (unlike Kreshna and me who've opted for taller 16:10) since they're better aligned with movies.
  • If you can stretch your budget towards USD 500, then opt for the 2560 x 1440 resolution. That will give a finer dot pitch than 1920 x 1080 (which will not look great spread over 27 inches). However, also base this decision on how much you watch movies, and how much gaming. Driving a 2560 x 1440 for gaming at the native resolution will stress your graphics card. Conversely, 1920 x 1080 is the standard full HD resolution, so its a nice sweet spot. Here's one example newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236294

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:48 am

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:For me, the best 27" monitor is Dell U2412M for the following reasons: a) it has 1200 vertical resolution; b) it has various aspect ratio; c) it's Dell.


That's a 24 inch monitor. I've never been able to find a 1920x1200 monitor that isn't 24 inches.


JustAnEngineer wrote:Your old monitor had a 22" 1680x1050 TN LCD panel. The cheap Benq monitor that you linked has a 27" 1920x1080 AMVA LCD panel. Would you consider a 27" 2560x1440 PLS LCD monitor?


I have one of those, and I like it. I wouldn't bet that the "Perfect Pixel" guarantee is worth the electrons it's printed on though. That said, a dead pixel is hardly visible on one of these monitors.


I'm still waiting ever so patiently for Asus to release that 27" 1440p Gsync monitor. I really wish they'd hurry up and take my money.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:14 am

On this topic, have Achieva gone out of business?

Everyone who sees my screens at home is usually awestruck and assumes I spent a couple of thousand on them, because they're used to using a 1080p wishy-washy TN with their faded colours and flaky angle-dependent gamma.

For £450 those screens have become one of the best PC investments I've ever made.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:33 am

Have you considered Viewsonic's VX2770Smh-LED?

It's 1080p, has an HDMI input, very nice quality screen. I've been using one for about a year now, I guess, and it's been great.

I'm kicking around the idea of getting a higher resolution screen (one of the 1440p panels). I keep going back to the Asus PB278Q as a good option, or Dell's U2713HM. Actually, I really like the U2713H, but I don't know that I want to spend quite that much.

If you haven't seen it already, PC Hardware Help maintains an up-to-date list of monitors that use IPS / IPS-type panels which I've found very helpful.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:37 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:Your old monitor had a 22" 1680x1050 TN LCD panel. The cheap Benq monitor that you linked has a 27" 1920x1080 AMVA LCD panel. Would you consider a 27" 2560x1440 PLS LCD monitor?


thx for the link, price point is still manageable but what's with the backlight bleeding from the reviews on amazon?

will try and find one locally and see it with my own eyes and do more research
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:48 am

You're not going to find the cheapest Korean imports in your local store. Buy from the Amazon vendor that's Prime-eligible (fulfilled by Amazon), and you'll have a reasonable return path if you're unsatisfied. Dell's monitor warranty is better, but you'd spend twice as much to get an UltraSharp U2713HM.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:57 am

If you have a local Microcenter you can pick up a Korean monitor for good prices. They have the
AURIA EQ278CG 27" 1920 x 1080 for $430 and the Auria EQ278C 2880 x 1620 for $630.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:10 pm

I know this is 24" instead of 27, but for the money it's the best value you can get a 144hz gaming monitor.

ASUS VG248QE $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

BenQ also has some nice 144hz screens for gaming, 24 and 27 inch, but they are a bit more expensive. They have some useful features for multiplayer FPS, like Black Equalizer to boost gamma at the cost of colour accuracy, allowing you to see opponents hiding in dark corners easily. I like to call it my camper radar ;)

I have an XL2420T from 2 years ago and it is very nice for competitive FPS. 120hz is silky smooth awesomeness.


BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24" 1080p $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

BenQ XL2420Z 144Hz 24" 1080p $369 (same panel as the $279 XL2411Z, but with a more "1337" looking monitor stand, S-switch for navigating the OSD, more inputs, and blue light reduction to reduce eye strain. Not sure if it justifies the extra $90 for just a different aesthetic and a couple of extra inputs when all of the other features are available on the 11Z)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

BenQ XL2720Z 144hz 27" 1080p $449
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:28 pm

I can recommend the Monoprice Zero-G 27" 2560x1440 (16x9) IPS monitor:
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=1 ... 1&format=2

It's one of the Korean monitors (I think). I paid $330 for mine from Rakuten.com. I've seen it as low as $270. My biggest complaint is that it takes 15-20 seconds to wake up from sleep. It does have a glossy (not matte) screen, but the coating makes it bearable. Very happy with it. I'm not a heavy gamer, but I haven't noticed any ghosting. Text is razor sharp, and after using Microsoft's built-in (software) color calibration the colors are very good (calibration was a bit of a pain due to the clunky controls, but it's been set and forget so I don't care). Be aware its inputs are limited, so you've got to have dual-link DVI to take advantage of the full resolution, and it comes with a very short (2-3 foot?) cable. 16x10 ratio would have been preferable, but I could only find that in 24 & 30" monitors, and 27" is the sweet spot for me. Monoprice has a few other 27" IPS monitors, and they sell them at heavy discounts all the time through Rakuten.com. I don't have any experience with those, though.

There was an Acer on sale from Newegg recently that had similar specs but lots of inputs if you're looking for a major brand.

Good luck!
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:44 pm

thx for the links gerbils, time to read.
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Re: monitor recommendation plz 27"

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:37 pm

Decide IPS or TN first. That limits how much you have to read and then hunt ;)
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