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2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

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  1. james888

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    A person said Canada has cheap monitors compared to the US. He suggested I (and others in the discussion) check to see if we can find a cheap 1440p monitor there. I did some searching but couldn't find anything. I don't know where to look in Canada either. Could some of our Canadian tpu friends take a look around?
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    Doubtful. Canada Computers and NCIX don't have any of those monitors for under $700 bucks.
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  4. james888

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    Why did you choose that one specifically? Seems like a good price for those.



    What happened to this monitor?

    What happened to this lg monitor? Wasn't it better?
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    Shimian I canceled before he shipped. Sold the Catleap for more than I paid for it. LG sent it back for a refund because large purple line started to appear. heh. This one will prob come with dead pixels with my luck... worst monitor trouble ever.

    Edit: Sold the Catleap because it would not wall mount. This one I bought will wall mount. xD 27" is to close to your face not to have wall mounted imo
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    Is there a new version of the Catleap without a Vesa mount? because this sentence strikes me as weird:""Sold the Catleap because it would not wall mount""
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    Why not another lg? Wasn't it better?
    I'm sorry you have had such monitor problems. You go through gpu's a lot also.
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    Canada definitively has MORE EXPENSIVE monitors lol
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    I don't know of any versions that don't have VESA mounts. The Q270 Catleap has VESA mounts but you have to remove the original stand which requires taking the monitor apart. It is worth taking it apart to replace the original stand on the Q270 Catleap.

    Maybe there is a newer version which has no VESA mounts at all?

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    I see you have a Qnix. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Qnix-27...-resolution-S-IPS-DVI-dual-link-/200775098203

    Looks pretty good for $295.

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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No, it just needs to be taken apart. I of course, screwed up my Catleap when I took it apart by knocking a resistor off. I'm now using an Acheiva Shimian and it is perfect.
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    Is it worth it to spend an extra $60 for a guaranteed no dead pixel catleap? Can someone reiterate the pro's and cons of a glass or no glass version.

    That qnix looks pretty good for $295.
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    I'd say yes. Glass = there's glass covering it and you might get glare. No glass = no glass.
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    Just ordered one from amazon for £224, Will let everyone know if its any good when it gets here.
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    Hory shet!
    at that price I may finally buy one.

    E, how is your single 7970 handling games at these resolutions? Are you able to max current games and still get a smooth 60fps?
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    My Qnix 2560x1440 just shipped, I can't wait! Probably won't be here until Tuesday or so, but oh well. Hope this has no dead pixels, I guess even if it has one or two it is not the end of the world.
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    yep. i shot him an email and he said he had 5 total. they sold out in under 2 hours of him posting.
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    This is what I meant by I sold my Catleap because it would not wall mount, I could not figure out how to take it apart (has a weird backbrace thing on it). My Qnix which will be here next week most likely, is ready to go for wall mounting. Pics will be incoming when I get it all done. xD
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    Yes x2
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    My qnix just got here, ordered wednesday delivered saturday wooooooooooooooo

    no dead pixels, no backlight bleed, colors amazing out of box i am so happy omg wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    I got the wall mount for $9 free ship off Ebay as well xD

    text is much sharper than it was on my catleap too... and colors perfect out of box, catleap I had to tweak some... QNIX ftw!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200775098203?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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    Just an update on my monitor (PCBANK)

    CONS:
    Stand is shitty and flimsy but my monitor doesn't move and it's on a desk. Lots of glare, even the red light from my keyboard makes a noticeable reflection on my screen, so I have to cover it. Out of the box the color calibration isn't that great. Big glossy borders. Not that easy to clean as it often leaves streaks etc, much easier on standard AG coated screens

    PROS:
    After a standard color profile from the forums, the picture is pure awesomeness. No ghosting etc whatsoever. did I say that the IQ is awesome? Oh yea, and the viewing angles or to die for. My best screen purchase if it stays this way (no dead or stuck pixels :) )

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