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Topic # 112847 23-Dec-2012 17:03 Send private message

I am looking to get a new monitor for my machine. The 2 options I have are:

AOC 27in IPS Monitor

LG 27in TN Monitor

I can find the AOC monitor if $450 bucks and the LG one for $345. The price difference is quite significant. 

My requirement is Full HD, HDMI and an overall good monitor. I wanted to know if anyone has had these two monitors or if anyone had any comments between these two.

The AOC has IPS panel which has very good viewing angles and picture quality. 

The LG has a TN panel which is quite standard and is much cheaper as it can be seen.

I am leaning towards the AOC since it has better image quality and looks quite good as well. I figure that monitor is one of the items you use the most - pretty much every day, so it would be worth it to get a good monitor.


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  Reply # 736622 23-Dec-2012 18:00 Send private message

If you don't mind buying overseas ebay has loads of cheap IPS 27" monitors from Korea http://www.ebay.com/sch/Monitors-/80053/i.html?_dcat=80053&Screen%2520Size=27%2522&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

2560 x 1440 instead of 1920 x 1080

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  Reply # 736625 23-Dec-2012 18:20 Send private message

1080P resolution on a 27 inch monitor wouldn't be good would it? eg you would see the pixels I would have thought. 24 inch I think is a better for that sort of resolution. 27 inch is better for a higher resolution screen IMHO.

The problem with buying off ebay is the amount including shopping etc may be quite close to the threshold for GST and duty to be added, and once it has been added you may not save much, and you don't get any consumer protection. Not unless you can pick one up really cheaply.

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  Reply # 736629 23-Dec-2012 18:28 Send private message

Trunks2: If you don't mind buying overseas ebay has loads of cheap IPS 27" monitors from Korea http://www.ebay.com/sch/Monitors-/80053/i.html?_dcat=80053&Screen%2520Size=27%2522&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

2560 x 1440 instead of 1920 x 1080


correct.. 1080p on 27inch screen = horrid!







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  Reply # 736690 23-Dec-2012 21:07 Send private message

you guys do have a point that HD on a 27inch may not look to be the greatest. i don't really think I would want to get one off ebay..rather get it from NZ..

I will take a look at the 27 inch in store and see how bad the pixelation is..

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  Reply # 736698 23-Dec-2012 21:33 Send private message

I would agree as above, the best value would be with the korean made monitors off ebay. They are great value.




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  Reply # 736897 24-Dec-2012 16:26 Send private message

Just saw that the LG one that I was after is being sold by PB Tech on boxing day for 344. Which is indeed a good price for it.

I am weary that a full HD 27 inch monitor may not look that impressive - since the pixel density wont be as high.

I have been using a 24 inch monitor for the past 4 years that was full HD, adding 3 inches to it, i dont think would make too much of a difference. 

I wont be sitting right by it either, would keep it at the end of the table and sit at an appropriate distance. So having a higher density monitor is not the highest priority to me.

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  Reply # 736903 24-Dec-2012 16:34 Send private message

Do bear in mind that a while going from 24" to 27" is a 3" increase on the diagonal, it represents a ~25% increase in screen area (if my math still works over the holiday period)

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  Reply # 736905 24-Dec-2012 16:55 Send private message

1080p at 27" is really awful. everything just looks "blown up" and not sharp at all. I had a 1080p 27" that lasted about 2 weeks before I admited my mistake, sold it and brought a Dell ultrasharp 2560 x 1440 which looks stunning.

All reports I have seen on GZ re the ebay 27" monitors have been really good so might be worth a go. Otherwise ASUS and Dell both do 2560 x 1440 monitors. I think computer lounge sells both.




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  Reply # 737733 27-Dec-2012 16:14 Send private message

Interesting. Yup. You guys do have a point esp about the increase in screen size. I guess I will go down to 23 or 24 inch instead of getting larger screen. I will be saving about 100-150 dollars that was as well :)..

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  Reply # 740821 7-Jan-2013 06:42 Send private message

I got a 2560 x 1440 27" off trademe for about $500

Apart from a little light bleed at the top when screen is black, its great. Its hard looking at my 1080 monitor now.



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  Reply # 744169 13-Jan-2013 19:12 Send private message

After a lot of tossing and turning, throwing all sorts of different options in the air...I have finally decided to go with a 1440p 27 inch monitor. I am looking at getting the Dell U2713HM

It is selling for about 1k on the Dell website. But I am hoping for it to be on the weekly specials where it is usually about 30% off. 

I compared this to the all time fave of a lot of people, the Dell U2711, that is pretty much one of the best monitors there is available. 

The U2713HM has a couple of things going for it, USB3, LED..thats about it. Whereas the U2711 is CCFL and it has USB2. 

Just thought if anyone would like to advice if this is a good decision. 

It is a lot (LOT) of money, but I guess it might be better than having 2 monitors on my desk (2 power cords, more clutter etc) and this monitor should last quite a while as well.

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  Reply # 749979 24-Jan-2013 08:15 Send private message

I'm in the same position, am looking at a 27", probably one of the four below (leaning towards the Samsung):

Samsung S27A850D
ViewSonic VP2770-LED
Dell UltraSharp U2711
Asus PB278Q

I see you've mentioned a different Dell which does look better than the one I've mentioned.

Have you considered any of the above?

It seems the Samsung has the best response time and does well in other areas. I have been a fan of ViewSonic for quite some time, but might be time for a change.



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  Reply # 750014 24-Jan-2013 09:35 Send private message

I recently brought the SAMSUNG Series 9 S27B970D, it is stunning, but at $1450 was expensive. It is worth it as it gets a lot of use.

I had my last monitor, a Dell 2407, for 6.5 years, that’s over 2000 days of use. I figure it’s best to spend up on things that you use the most. The PC/Laptop/OS running it gets replaced several times, but nothing beats having a kick-arse monitor.

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  Reply # 750018 24-Jan-2013 09:44 Send private message

I figure it’s best to spend up on things that you use the most. The PC/Laptop/OS running it gets replaced several times, but nothing beats having a kick-arse monitor.


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  Reply # 750019 24-Jan-2013 09:44 Send private message

Foo: I'm in the same position, am looking at a 27", probably one of the four below (leaning towards the Samsung):

Samsung S27A850D
ViewSonic VP2770-LED
Dell UltraSharp U2711
Asus PB278Q

I see you've mentioned a different Dell which does look better than the one I've mentioned.

Have you considered any of the above?

It seems the Samsung has the best response time and does well in other areas. I have been a fan of ViewSonic for quite some time, but might be time for a change.



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I didnt really consider the Samsung. I looked at the price and was put off. I seriously considered the Dell U2711. Its price is roughly 1k so wasnt all that bad and it came with a lot of options in terms of ports.

But I settled for the U2713 since it has usb3 and LED which are pluses for me. The only advantage i saw with the U2711 is the better colour gamet. Honestly, I am an amatuer photographer so it wasnt too much of a big deal to me. I know professionals would not think that way so ya.

I considered the Asus as well since its 1k. But I think the Dell has better value.

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