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2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

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  1. erocker

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    I was looking over on another forum and many folks have been buying these at a good price with relatively fast shipping. They're called Yamakasi Catleap. For $371 bucks, I had to try one. These are available through ebay. The company is from South Korea and this is their website:

    http://www.witechit.co.kr/

    I'll keep you updated once I recieve it. :)
     
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    Bad ass erocker! I wonder how these will effect video card FPS with the much higher resolution?
     
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    Interested in your thoughts on this one. There are two types of IPS panels, one is not much better than TN, with high refresh and avg colour, the other has low refresh, higher contrast, and way better colour(billions of colours vs 16.x million).

    I wonder what one this has got.....?

    If it's the better panel, I'm in for 3 at least. ;)
     
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    LOL Just looked at the link to their homepage and I must say killer video intro HAHAH!
     
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    People over at OCN seem very satisfied with these so far. They are also "overclockable". They only have a DVI and VGA port though, no HDMI or DP.


    Lol, Let the bodies hit the floor with Koreans doing some umm.. amateur parkour! I'm sold!
     
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    So is this going to be the "New" high end resolution? :D
     
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    Probably not for some time. It's 16:9 ratio. Figure if you got the vram to do it, might as well.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing what you think of it after some actual use.
     
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    I switched up from a 24" 16:10 resolution monitor to a Dell Ultrasharp U2711 and it has the 2560 x 1440 resolution. It's a nice size monitor and on the Dell the quality is superb. Not a major hit on VRAM but i did lower AA on some games (the higher pixel density makes AA requirements less as the pixels are smaller, reducing visible pixelation on diagonals).

    Enjoy your new screen!! :toast:
     
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    After doing some more reading, this screen has the same panel as your Dell and the 27" Mac display. I'm quite sure the stand and build of the whole thing will be much cheaper though. :)
     
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    So is it a reflective/glossy screen? Probably not since Dell uses it.
     
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    Wow.. to think I bought my U2711 at x3 that price!
     
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    The dell ahs more inputs ,the scaler, etc, to make for part of the cost.


    Dell has cheaper 24-inch IPS panels for the same price, but as I mentioned, they are not of the same quality as the panel you got. I have a snaking suspicion that erocker is correct, adn the fit and finish will not be as good as Dell.

    Dell also offers a zero-dead-pixel policy, not sure on these ones.
     
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    less than 10 dead pixels I believe is their threshold. Its in the OCN thread on it... been waffling to spend the coin on this or Kepler.....:p

    Some have said the whites look a bit yellowish was about the only thing I heard bad IIRC.
     
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    Yeah, Hazro also do a cheap (ish) 27" but I'm not so sure about the quality. The Dell has lots of good features but I got it for the display. I noticed a massive difference in quality when i played Skyrim on it, I was like, "whooo... *colours!!"

    You'll hopefully love it man.

    or 'colors' as you chaps misspell it. :laugh:
     
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    It's american english. I have to get used to it myself, have to correct many things in my reivews. that's the one word i correct most often.
     
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    Keep in mind guys, if you want to game on an IPS panel, lack of a built in scaler is a good thing. Average response time for IPS screens without scalers is between 5-10ms, with a scaler is 15-25ms. Main reason I went with the HP ZR30w over anything else. Dual-link DVI, DisplayPort, and a USB 2.0 hub.
     
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    With IPS panels they always seem to list ms in Black to white (or black to black) TN panels they use grey to grey. This particular monitor lists it as 6ms. That would be 2ms grey to grey. :) I'm currently using a 5ms g to g monitor.
     
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    Wow same as the iMac? Oh man if the IQ is truly the same I'm all over that. Typing this post on a 27" iMac. The display is glorious.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Scalers are typically disabled when running native resolution. Just needs a lot of GPU grunt to push 2560x1600. :laugh:

    I had Dell 3007 before the 3008 i got now....big difference, the 3008 has the better IPS panel, and PIP, all the inputs, etc....and seemingly has a better refresh.


    I was concerned about that exact thing when I first got it(3008 was RMA replacement for the 3007), thankfully it's never been an issue.
     
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    Well I used to game competitively (FPS, and may start up again in the near future), so I went with the fastest panel I could find at the time.

    And yeah, I definitely feel you on the GPU grunt. A GTX 570 to HD 7950 didn't help much :p

    Erocker, whenabouts is the panel arriving?
     
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    Should have it by next week Tuesday at the latest.
     
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    Sweet. This is great timing potentially. I have been at 1920x1200 22" and 23" for a long time and have started to think about upgrading.
     

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