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I-O Data Intros 27-inch AH-IPS WQHD Monitor

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  1. btarunr

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    Japanese peripherals maker I-O Data announced the LCD-MF272CGBR, a new 27-inch monitor. Featuring an AH-IPS panel with LED backlighting, it offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD), 178°/178° viewing angles, response time as low as 6.5 ms, and as high as 12.4 ms, 440 cd/m² maximum brightness, and 1,000:1 static contrast ratio. The panel features a contiguous piano-black front that makes it appear bezel-free, a matte-black rear, and a brushed aluminum stand that gives you basic tilt adjustments. It can be removed to reveal VESA wall mounts. Display inputs include dual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, and D-Sub. Measuring 650 x 240 x 200 mm (WxDxH), it weighs a little over 7 kg. Slated for late-July, it's expected to go for 79,800 JPY (US $800).

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    I am not a big expert on monitors,so according to the information given here: is this monitor going to have good image quality? because i might be compelled to fork out 800$ for this.
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    There is the ASUS PB278Q which is $650. Same 2560x1440, or like the Korea ones you see for $300-400 (With less features)
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    The Asus is a PLS panel, while this one is AH-IPS. I'm not sure on the quality of the panels between the two but AH-IPS is currently the superior of the IPS panels.
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    This is definatley better looking than the Asus PB278Q, plus the AH-IPS panel, worth the extra $$ imo. Only downer is the glossy display. I hate glossy displays, it's like having a mirror on ya desk.
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    Does anyone know if the 1,000:1 static contrast ratio good or better equivalent to the 50,000:1 or so ratios on lcds?

    The product looks quality but I want to see this bezel-free look, hopefully when it arrives in the coming weeks.
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    Well considering the fact that this is the first time i see this brand,i doubt this will sell outside japan or maybe eastern asia.
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    it looks upon first glance that the bezel is no smaller than other LCD/IPS monitors but is flush with the screen kind of like mobiles (cell phones) screens to make it look seamless.

    Still $800 seems steep, I wonder if the seamless bezel and AH-IPS panel are worth the extra cost over similar 27" 1440p monitors that are quite a bit cheaper than this.
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    I'm glad to see more manufacturers entering the 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD) market. We need more output, lower prices, all win. But I'm still waiting for 2560 x 1440 pixels or x1600 or x1880 in a SMALLER FORMAT. My desk space limits me to circa 23". Let's see 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD) in 21" or smaller. Let's start seeing retina density.
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    If you're referring to the contrast of an IPS panel versus a TFT LCD panel, the IPS blows it away. If you set them side by side pretty much the first thing you notice is the superior contrast the IPS has.
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    Well considering the fact that catleaps are selling now for 335$ shipped i dont think this will be worth it for me.
    This one is an AH-IPS monitor compared to the S-IPS of the catleap and also has a really thin bezel but i dont think thats worth 465$ (and thats if the shipping is free).
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    id bet money that the 50k:1 ratio is dynamic not actual like the 1k:1. Find out the actual contrast ratio
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    the 50K:1 is actually a bit of cheating. The panel controls the back light.

    you should be able to find screen reviews by looking through LG monitors. LG have a 2 tiered manufacture program. LG factory panels are a higher quality than the other factory they use.

    I've also noticed a lot of the lower end IPS LG screens appearing in multiple manufacturer options. The old LG was the LG ips277-l. It's a 1080p 27" bezel free screen, but asus also have a panel that is almost identical, Whereas the original LG model is now discontinued.

    Philips 274E5QHAB

    Asus SonicMaster MX279H

    AOC 27" I2757FH
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    This monitor looks nice tbh. Can we have a review later on please?
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    Never seen a monitor getting a review on TPU,it could be possible if they send over a sample.
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    Just the opposite for me as I want a bigger display,...

    I'm looking at something like the Seiki 39'' 4K Ultra HDTV SE39UY04. A quasi 40" that will do 3840x2160 @ 30Hz for ~$699 USD. Presumably the SE50UY04 will do 2560x1440 @ 80Hz:

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1756171&page=6

    Hopefully the SE39UY04 can do the same at roughly half the price. For my use 3840x2160 @ 30Hz for typical desktop applications should be fine and 2560x1440 @ 60Hz or even lower resolution for anything more demanding should be fine.

    http://www.seikidigital.com/products/tv/SE39UY04-detail.php

    http://www.sears.com/seiki-39inch-class-4k-120hz-led-ultra-hdtv/p-05703146000P

    http://www.buydig.com/shop/product....catargetid=1889113596&cadevice=c&&cagpspn=pla

    Amazon has the Seiki SE39UY04 listed too,.....

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DOPGO2G/?tag=tec06d-20
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