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Iiyama Announces the ProLite XB2779QS WQHD Monitor

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iiyama, one of the leading manufacturers of high quality monitors, is proud to announce the launch of the ProLite XB2779QS, a high end 27" display with elegant and modern design. This monitor, with LED-backlit panel, features a WQHD 2560x1440 resolution with IPS Technology and ultra wide viewing angles.

ProLite XB2779QS is iiyama's latest generation desktop display combining an attractive edge to edge glass design with the latest IPS LCD Technology, guaranteeing exceptional color accuracy, high contrast and vivid, life-like quality at any angle. The WQHD 2560x1440 resolution offers a gigantic viewable area and delivers almost 77% more work space compared with a Full HD monitor. Users can therefore easily create their own workspace by displaying and manipulating multiple applications at the same time.

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I do wonder when these manufacturers will actually attempt to compete with the Korean monitors prices.
 
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Why bother if people are willing to buy them for these prices...

At least this one doesn't look too bad
 

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I'm pleased to see there are more x1440 monitors coming to market. But I'd like to see the same resolution in a smaller format. Prices are still high, but at least these are IPS launch prices which usually soften by $/€100 after a few months.

Launching at €500 across Europe... http://geizhals.at/iiyama-prolite-xb2779qs-xb2779qs-s1-a990459.html

I'd like to see the 2560x1600 and 3840x2160 monitors getting cheaper. That would then put pressure on the consumer resolutions.
 
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I do wonder when these manufacturers will actually attempt to compete with the Korean monitors prices.
I agree that $781.68 USD for the Iiyama ProLite XB2779QS is a on the higher end of the spectrum.

However, Korean monitors aren't necessarily always analogues / comparable or at least not always directly. For example, the cheaper ones often only have one input and you pay more for one that has all the input options / bells and whistles. Then there are little things like the stand and case design. Some don't even have things like an on screen menu system,....

You don't necessarily have to compete with something that isn't even in the same class.

Dont get me wrong, I have two 2560x1440 Auria EQ276W 27-Inch IPS monitors I bought from Microcenter and I think they are great. However, I think its a mistake to assume they are no different then more expensive monitors from name brand companies like Dell, Asus, HP and so on. One would also have to own or use a more expensive monitor to make that comparison.

For example, one SSD may have the same controller as another but the performance and overall lifespan of said products isn't necessarily going to be the same.
 

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I agree that $781.68 USD for the Iiyama ProLite XB2779QS is a on the higher end of the spectrum.

However, Korean monitors aren't necessarily always analogues / comparable or at least not always directly. For example, the cheaper ones often only have one input and you pay more for one that has all the input options / bells and whistles. Then there are little things like the stand and case design. Some don't even have things like an on screen menu system,....

You don't necessarily have to compete with something that isn't even in the same class.

Dont get me wrong, I have two 2560x1440 Auria EQ276W 27-Inch IPS monitors I bought from Microcenter and I think they are great. However, I think its a mistake to assume they are no different then more expensive monitors from name brand companies like Dell, Asus, HP and so on. One would also have to own or use a more expensive monitor to make that comparison.

For example, one SSD may have the same controller as another but the performance and overall lifespan of said products isn't necessarily going to be the same.
I dont think anyone could justify almost double the price for an on screen menu. Also, the korean monitors feature DVI as their standard port. All GPU's have a DVI port as standard. Oh no, people have to buy a dual DVI cable to use their shiny new IPS monitor.
On screen menu + 4 input options =/= ridiculous expense. I dont stare at my monitors stand, I dont use anything except DVI, and I rarely spend more than 2 minutes using the menu buttons on the monitor. Most gamers only care about IPS + lots of pixels. Nothing else matters unless you're specifically trying to look flash. Who are you going to impress by saying you spent an extra $100 for an on screen menu and a HDMI port?
 
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I dont think anyone could justify almost double the price for an on screen menu. Also, the korean monitors feature DVI as their standard port. All GPU's have a DVI port as standard. Oh no, people have to buy a dual DVI cable to use their shiny new IPS monitor.
On screen menu + 4 input options =/= ridiculous expense. I dont stare at my monitors stand, I dont use anything except DVI, and I rarely spend more than 2 minutes using the menu buttons on the monitor. Most gamers only care about IPS + lots of pixels. Nothing else matters unless you're specifically trying to look flash. Who are you going to impress by saying you spent an extra $100 for an on screen menu and a HDMI port?
I'm not sure what your point is.

All I am saying is a typical quasi ~$300 stripped down barebones Korean import off of eBay isn't exactly the same as a more expensive monitor form Dell, HP, Asus and the like. For more then one reason.

The average gamer may not care but that doesn't change anything other then perhaps perception.

The question was one of competition with Korean monitors with respect to price (paraphrasing). Who knows when or if that will happen. However, when looking for parity things must first be equal and currently there is inequality that goes beyond price in a number of different ways.

What value one may put on those inequalities is up to the individual and some of these differences may be intangible.

If the value one puts on it doesn't match up with the price its a like it or lump it type of thing,......for the individual that takes issue with it.
 

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I'm not sure what your point is.

All I am saying is a typical quasi ~$300 stripped down barebones Korean import off of eBay isn't exactly the same as a more expensive monitor form Dell, HP, Asus and the like. For more then one reason.

The average gamer may not care but that doesn't change anything other then perhaps perception.

The question was one of competition with Korean monitors with respect to price (paraphrasing). Who knows when or if that will happen. However, when looking for parity things must first be equal and currently there is inequality that goes beyond price in a number of different ways.

What value one may put on those inequalities is up to the individual and some of these differences may be intangible.

If the value one puts on it doesn't match up with the price its a like it or lump it type of thing,......for the individual that takes issue with it.
These companies might make more money if they offered a decent IPS resolution monitor to the masses at an affordable price, without certain bells and whistles. Most of us want it, but very few of us are willing to pay their price for it. They're shooting themselves in the foot and hindering the advances in displays.
 

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I dont think anyone could justify almost double the price for an on screen menu. Also, the korean monitors feature DVI as their standard port. All GPU's have a DVI port as standard. Oh no, people have to buy a dual DVI cable to use their shiny new IPS monitor.
On screen menu + 4 input options =/= ridiculous expense. I dont stare at my monitors stand, I dont use anything except DVI, and I rarely spend more than 2 minutes using the menu buttons on the monitor. Most gamers only care about IPS + lots of pixels. Nothing else matters unless you're specifically trying to look flash. Who are you going to impress by saying you spent an extra $100 for an on screen menu and a HDMI port?
The cheapest 2560x1440 avaliable here (Philips 272C4QPJKAB, €380, that is PLS though) has a webcam, pivot, and picture in picture. The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM (€425) has a USB 3.0 hub and pivot. So they do pack some nice features.

Could they be cheaper? Totally yes, and I long for the day I can buy a sub €200 monitor like that locally. Until then, if I had the money, I'd be willing to spend more only because I can buy locally, which actually matters to me when it comes to monitors (or anything that expensive). What we need is distributers of those cheap monitors.
 
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These companies might make more money if they offered a decent IPS resolution monitor to the masses at an affordable price, without certain bells and whistles. Most of us want it, but very few of us are willing to pay their price for it. They're shooting themselves in the foot and hindering the advances in displays.
What is affordable for some isn't necessarily affordable for others. So its not an issue of universal affordability because its not an absolute. Believe it or not these product do sell despite their higher price.
a company may make a profit manufacturing low volume high margin products and / or high volume low margin products. If they are really lucky high volume high margin.

Name brand companies trying to compete with the Korean imports might simply serve to eat their profits on the higher end of the market. So they could actually lose money to do as you suggest. It would probably be safer for these name brand companies to buy the Korean companies manufacturing these cheap imports so that they can profit at the high-end, mid and low-end range,……and keep things exactly the same way they are now.
 
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The cheapest 2560x1440 avaliable here (Philips 272C4QPJKAB, €380, that is PLS though) has a webcam, pivot, and picture in picture. The Dell UltraSharp U2713HM (€425) has a USB 3.0 hub and pivot. So they do pack some nice features.

Could they be cheaper? Totally yes, and I long for the day I can buy a sub €200 monitor like that locally. Until then, if I had the money, I'd be willing to spend more only because I can buy locally, which actually matters to me when it comes to monitors (or anything that expensive). What we need is distributers of those cheap monitors.
Indeed,....

I bought my first 2560x1440 Auria EQ276W 27-Inch IPS monitor at one of my local Microcenters. It was a ~30min drive and cost ~$399 USD. Its essentially A higher-end Korean import with all the ports (HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort) but available locally with a local warranty. That price is typical for such a display. A single port version would likely be cheaper, I've seen them before, but I wanted and need the option of other ports.

A local warranty is something of a hidden bonus that many don't consider or get with an e-Bay Korean import.

The Nixeus NX-VUE27 is basically the same Monitor but with a different stand and Overloard was selling something nearly identical too.
 
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Glad for more higher resolution products and this is a rather nice looking monitor but the price needs to hit $350-500, dependent on included on bells & whistles.
 
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This new monitor by Iiyama gives me the impression that it is
basically a prettier variant of their ProLite XB2776QS, but
with Apple imac-like styling :rolleyes:
 
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I wouldn't mind it being 27" (21,5" and 32" being the ends of the spectrum... for PC gaming)... if it was 120Hz... but since it's IPS...
 

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I've had my Overlord 27" IPS for a few months now and is hands down the best gaming monitor I've ever owned, oh and it's 120hz. Check it out here, http://overlordcomputer.com/collections/27-displays/products/tempest-x270oc-glossy

Technical Specifications:

27 inch LED panel: S-IPS "A" Grade LG
Refresh rate: 60Hz (up to 120Hz - please read the Overclock Overview)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 2560 by 1440
Response Time: ≦6ms
Contrast Ratio: 1500:1
DCR: 5000000:1
Brightness: 380cd/㎡
Viewing Angle: 178°(H)/178°(V)
Display Color(Max): 16.7M
Connectivity: DUAL DVI
High Definition: 1440 WQHD
VESA Mount: 100mm x 100mm