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BenQ GW2760HS 27-inch Monitor Available in April

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  1. btarunr

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    BenQ GW2760HS, which was announced last December, will be finally available in April. The 27-inch monitor will be sold through various retail outlets, bearing a price-tag of roughly €269. It packs extremely slim bezels, thanks in-part to the A-MVA LCD panel with white-LED illumination. The panel offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution in an era of 5-inch smartphones offering the same, 4 ms GTG response time, 3,000:1 static contrast ratio, dynamic mega-contrast, 178°/178° (H/V) viewing angles, and display inputs that include DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. The monitor tucks in 1W stereo speakers, which takes input from a standard 3.5 mm-jack, audio from this jack and HDMI are relayed out through another 3.5 mm one.

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    Source: Hardware.info
     
  2. Prima.Vera

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    Agree, but did you ever think that not everybody has the money to pay premium price for a higher res monitor, also you need a very powerful and expensive GPU? (I'm not going to play Angry Birds or Zuma on it...) :shadedshu
    For those money and specs, this monitor is more than welcome.
     
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    Exactly,....

    For the money its specs are reasonable IMO. Although I will point out that on a few occasions I have come across 27" monitors at 1920x1080 for about ~$200 USD from name brands like Acer. I've come to think of that price range (~$200 to ~$260 USD) as budget for monitors of this spec.
     
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    I've always bought BenQ monitors, but my main problem with this company is they havent made ANY of their monitors a universal height. Currently i have a range of various sized books to level up my two monitors with each other. for the 60hz and 144hz version of the series i have, The Crucifix Killer is an excellent sized book to keep those monitors level :banghead:
     
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    Plus they say its PWM free.
     
  6. lemonadesoda

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    I'm in favour of any editorial comment that encourages the industry to MOVE FORWARD with resolution and pixel density on the desktop.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178761

    This looks like a nice screen at a nice price. But I've been on 1600x1200 on 21" for 10 years, and I'm waiting for an upgrade... not a downgrade. Still nothing from the industry. 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 options are still too expensive and "too big" a footprint for my desk.
     
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    Would it change your mind if I told you that for roughly the same price as that 27" 1080p BenQ, you could get a 27" Overlord Tempest X270SE 2560X1440 display? ($369.99)
     
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    I went from a Viewsonic VX2235wm 22" monitor at 1680x1050 to a 27" Asus VE278Q 1920x1080 and noticed no real difference in footprint and later over time I added two more similar models for a triple monitor configuration. I never thought it was possible but it was much easier then I though,...with a minimum of effort.

    And I also bought over time two Auria EQ276W 27" IPS 2560x1440 monitors which were about ~$399 each from Microcenter. These are excellent monitors with full warranty, available from a retail store without the need of going to ebay. They also have a great array of input options from DP, DVI HDMI and so on. Excellent product overall at a great price,...

    Why not just buy a monitor mount? Either a triple or maybe individual mount arm for each,....
     
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    I'm pretty sure you have bitched a lot about these kind of monitors in the past. I think everyone has.

    I mean it doesn't look tat bad, but we really really really need higher res monitors to come down in price.
     
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    Why the hell would i want to drill holes in my damn wall? I'm not a fan of mounted monitors AT all.
     
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    Well if you think you must drill holes in walls in order to mount a monitor then you are unaware of the other options that are out there. Clearly your not interested in mounting as you stated you are not a fan,....I get it. No one was trying to force you to make a change you didn't want to make. It was just a friendly suggestion,.... ;)

    Enjoy your books,...... :)
     
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    There are much better monitors at the same size/res for just a little more. You would be crazy to buy this unless you only care about specs and price.
     
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    Sorry didnt mean to sound crazyballz :D
    Just prefer it when something as basic as monitor stand size are kept universal in a company! Particularly the SAME model range.
    It's ok, i only set aside books i dont want to read!
     
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    If this is anything like the gw2750hm i have, this will be an awesome "budget" monitor! Nothing in the price range can touch it's black levels/contrast, response times are quite decent - minimal ghosting. Even brightness is almost bang on! Of course some calibrating is necessary ;)

    Check some proper reviews before commenting about something people ;)

    Only thing i would've liked to have seen on this (2750) monitor would be smaller pixel size as .311 is a tad on the large size :eek:

    Gotta read up on this 2760... :eek:
     
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    I think you confusing me with someone else that posts the same pathetic thing about resolution on each monitor article. ;)
     
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    Gogo Gadget Korean 27/30" high res at great prices.

    Got my 30" 2560x1600 for 560us
     
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    Fail, if there are still 27" monitors being released at 1080p resolution, then there is something wrong. 27" @ 1440p or GTFO. :laugh:
     
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    Overlord sells a 27" 2560x1440 capable of up to 120Hz for $529.99 and a 27" 2560x1440 @ 60Hz for $369.99. The company is from the US so unlike the cheap Korean companies useing sketchy A- panels, they actually come with a 1 year warranty and use LG A grade panels.

    They should have another batch here shortly. Preorders are available now for the OC model.
     
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    Its funny,.....

    I went over to overlordcomputer to check out what you were talking about, although I have heard of them before, and looked at some of the models they were selling as I felt sure they were either no different then other models or perhaps slightly modified versions of models found elsewhere.

    The Tempest X270SE - Grade A and Tempest X270ME - Grade A models (both out of stock at the time) look exactly the same or very close to these models:

    Auria EQ276W 27" IPS LED Monitor

    Nixeus NX-VUE27 27" Monitor

    The outward difference being the stands.

    Microcenter has had excellent stock of the Auria EQ276W though and from what I have seen rarely go out of stock. You can either pick up the Auria EQ276W from a local Microcenter or have it delivered to your door since they don't require an in-store pickup for this item.

    Also note that the Microcenter version has DVI, Display Port, HDMI and VGA for ~$399.99 which makes it equivalent to the Tempest X270ME - Grade A which overloard sells for ~$469.99. The Tempest X270SE - Grade A at $369.99 only has DVI which means it isn't exactly equivalent and isn't that much cheaper given the loss of the other inputs. I'll also add that I have two Auria EQ276W 27" IPS LED Monitors and there is no noteworthy input lag so the additional ports don't detract from the overall user experience.

    I guess its good to have the option of a slightly cheaper choice but it also seems a little penny wise and pound foolish to lock yourself into only one port option to save ~$30,......IMO.

    Anyway, the Auria EQ276W is a great monitor for the money regardless if you get it under a different name from a different distributer. I suspect these monitors will eventually force the name brands such as HP, Dell, Asus, BenQ, Acer and so on to address these offerings with lower prices on similar spec models as they seem to be growing in popularity,....

    ~$400 USD is not bad for these monitors, not bad at all.
     
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    Yeah, the bezels that they use are a pretty generic bezel. Any company can use them on their displays, minus the custom logo. What's most important to me is that it is a start-up company, based out of California, making an innovative and affordable product marketed for gamers. Once I saw what 120Hz was all about, I got rid of my 3x23" Dell u2312HM's and I have not the slightest intention of going back.

    The bezel is different from those two companies but it is still pretty generic. The new bezel that Overlord is switching to soon, matches the same bezel that Monoprice is soon to be using on their new $429.99 27" 2560x1440 display.

    Yeah, that's intentional. I think they plan to upgrade to a single Displayport at some point. Anyway, Overlord is marketed towards those seeking the fastest monitor possible, by cutting out those other ports, it has effectively eliminated the displays onboard controller from seeking/polling for other inputs all the time. Sure the difference in input lag might only be something like 8ms but it is specifically designed with just DVI for a reason.

    It's not as important on the ME version as it is on the OC verison, as the OC at 120Hz has a pixel clock of around 460+Mhz of bandwidth. VGA is only capable of around 200Mhz afaik.
     
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    This is not a bad deal. I just bought the 23 " one

    HP Pavilion 27xi 27-inch Diagonal IPS LED Backlit Monitor $299 1920 x 1080

    http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Accessories/Monitors/C4D27AA?srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=30-135428622-2&003=6572471&010=C4D27AA%2523ABA#ABA&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}
     
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    I have an AOC i2757fh IPS LED which is a 1080 panel. The 2 main points I like was that fact it was cheap and looks pretty damn sexy. According to tftcentral they liked it, especially for the price. Always liked BenQ, my first LCD screen was from them and it still works perfectly (FP241W back in 2006), so this one should last a while.

    I don't mind the lower 1080 panel because it helps out the gpu by not straining it too much and also the cheaper price. The slightly less crisp picture doesn't bother me at all, once I'm immursed in a movie or a game, I don't notice it at all. I think i'd notice lower frames in games than a slightly less crisp picture.
     
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    i have the 23" version.
    I love the contrast on these VA panels
    :D
     
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    In this case it isn't an issue of a similar "bezel" or case design. These are effectively the same monitors. The one comparable (port for port) to the Microcenter Auria EQ276W AKA the Overloard Tempest X270ME - Grade A at $469.99 is a full ~$69.99 (~$70) more for no perceivable reason and has weaker availability.

    The port truncated version with only DVI AKA the Tempest X270SE - Grade A for $369.99 has no exact Microcenter analogous but beyond the missing ports its the same, although not much cheaper then the Auria EQ276W 27" IPS. I motioned input lag before and as I said the full port version is very fast for gaming to begin with so I don't see the port stripped version as being very beneficial even to those who think that it would.
     
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    I just really wish they could make plasma monitors. I would buy that in a heart beat.
     

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