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Topic # 147107 9-Jun-2014 16:55
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Im looking at upgrading my 24" AOC 1080P to one of these 27" S-IPS? 1440p ones. Ive had a look at NZ retailers and um yea $850-$1000 is a bit over the top for a screen. Ebay has the same panels but different names like X-STAR and Crossfire for $350 delivered as far as i have worked out they are ok but may not be up to the same standard as a sumsung or ViewSonic. Has anyone had one and can recommend a budget brand?

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Just found this deal of the week http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=nz&l=en&cs=nzdhs1&sku=210-40773&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=3&~ck=dellSearch is this any good?

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  Reply # 1061980 9-Jun-2014 17:30
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I have a 1440p 27" X-Star monitor. Mine luckily came with no dead pixels and limited backlight bleeding. It is a risk you run when you purchase one of the QNIX or X-Star monitors off ebay though. The 'Pixel Perfect' ones aren't really worth it either from what I've read. Having a quick look through this thread may be useful. 

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  Reply # 1062003 9-Jun-2014 17:55
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Dell's UltraSharp series are great. Having seen (and in some cases, had to use) some of the cheapy junk monitors available, I would happily pony up the extra cash for a decent screen. You may get lucky, some of the cheaper brands are OK, but some also are not. Had to use some cheap import deal monitors at a clients site the other day, they give me a terrible headache every time. 27" and supposedly WQHD, but image quality pales in comparison to the likes of the Dell U2713HM and Asus PB278Q. For something you spend a lot of time staring at, imo it's worth a little extra to make the experience as nice as possible. So, if you can sample, or at least find reputable reviews, some of the cheap import brands are fine, but just as many are not, and some are just re-using the product that fails the bigger brands quality control process.




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  Reply # 1062039 9-Jun-2014 18:13
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Hmmm credit card took a hit that Dell deal was to good to turn down

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  Reply # 1064113 12-Jun-2014 14:36
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shrub: Ebay has the same panels but different names like X-STAR and Crossfire for $350 delivered as far as i have worked out they are ok but may not be up to the same standard as a sumsung or ViewSonic.


gpforums has this 155 page thread about purchasing the Korean made "white label" 27" IPS screens
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/threads/442303-400-500-27-quot-IPS-monitors!-Same-panel-as-Apple-Cinema-LCD

1st page is regularly updated, basically really amazing value for money but you take two main risks: customs duty/gst and if you get a dud you have to send it back which is a bummer. Quite a few people decided it's worth it and have got good results.

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  Reply # 1064157 12-Jun-2014 15:13
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shrub: Im looking at upgrading my 24" AOC 1080P to one of these 27" S-IPS? 1440p ones. Ive had a look at NZ retailers and um yea $850-$1000 is a bit over the top for a screen. Ebay has the same panels but different names like X-STAR and Crossfire for $350 delivered as far as i have worked out they are ok but may not be up to the same standard as a sumsung or ViewSonic. Has anyone had one and can recommend a budget brand?

Edit:) 
Just found this deal of the week http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=nz&l=en&cs=nzdhs1&sku=210-40773&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=3&~ck=dellSearch is this any good?


Yea I have this monitor - bloddy brilliant! :D Have fun with your new purchase!

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  Reply # 1064215 12-Jun-2014 17:08
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shrub: Im looking at upgrading my 24" AOC 1080P to one of these 27" S-IPS? 1440p ones. Ive had a look at NZ retailers and um yea $850-$1000 is a bit over the top for a screen. Ebay has the same panels but different names like X-STAR and Crossfire for $350 delivered as far as i have worked out they are ok but may not be up to the same standard as a sumsung or ViewSonic. Has anyone had one and can recommend a budget brand?

Edit:) 
Just found this deal of the week http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=nz&l=en&cs=nzdhs1&sku=210-40773&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=3&~ck=dellSearch is this any good?


If you have the dough then this is a great deal/item, backed by Dell if anything goes wrong.
I have the 31" version and would recommend it to anyone.



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  Reply # 1068332 18-Jun-2014 12:03
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wow the color is amazing compared to the AOC I did not have to adjust anything as they come preset from the factory. I recommend that DELL U2713HM to anyone looking for a Quality monitor. Only issue now is i may need a 2nd HD7950 as BF3 and Crysis 3 are a bit choppy at ultra setting but med high is still fine to play at 1440p:)

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  Reply # 1068336 18-Jun-2014 12:10
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bought a 27" QNIX monitor from Korea for a plumber mate.

Bezel/finish is a bit cheap and it is SUPER glossy, but for $400 he was stoked.

CAD drawings are much easier at 2560x1440

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  Reply # 1068503 18-Jun-2014 14:45
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shrub: wow the color is amazing compared to the AOC I did not have to adjust anything as they come preset from the factory. I recommend that DELL U2713HM to anyone looking for a Quality monitor. Only issue now is i may need a 2nd HD7950 as BF3 and Crysis 3 are a bit choppy at ultra setting but med high is still fine to play at 1440p:)


haha yea I have problems playing games on my 1440p as my HD6950 only has 1GB memory :(

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  Reply # 1068967 19-Jun-2014 05:49
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There is a guy on trademe that sells them (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=834676) I have one same brand but not from him. 

Very nice monitors. A little light bleed at the top when screen is black but not noticable in games.

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  Reply # 1085631 9-Jul-2014 11:54
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Go for the AOC 27" 1440p - Mighty Ape sold them recently for $600. I scored one and man it is amazing!!

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  Reply # 1085690 9-Jul-2014 12:56
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shrub: Hmmm credit card took a hit that Dell deal was to good to turn down


How much did you buy it for?




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  Reply # 1085694 9-Jul-2014 13:04
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I purchased the Dell UltraSharp U2713HM a month ago when it was on special for $650.  Have been very happy with it so far!




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  Reply # 1085837 9-Jul-2014 16:12
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sonyxperiageek:
shrub: Hmmm credit card took a hit that Dell deal was to good to turn down


How much did you buy it for?


$657 incl shipping



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  Reply # 1085838 9-Jul-2014 16:16
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harts: Go for the AOC 27" 1440p - Mighty Ape sold them recently for $600. I scored one and man it is amazing!!


For the same price id still get the DELL it has the far superior 0 dead pixel warranty and it comes color corrected from factory

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