Truth. I wish we were so lucky around here. One lousy Best Buy in the whole area, an HH Gregg and a couple office supply stores. I'm fortunate to know a couple enthusiasts and professionals personally so I can get my grubby hands on their monitors before buying my own :p
All in, I've had...
It's cool, man. I get excited too. Just noticed a pattern. >5 posts, and the same info in both places.
I'm glad you like your monitor. Personally, I prefer the color, angles, pixel response and PPI of my Crossover over the deeper contrast of a VA panel. There's no perfect monitor, and...
Mojo, are you in the habit of posting Benq recommendations in every IPS thread you come across, or only mine and here?
In any case, yes, I considered AMVA. After further research, I discovered there are no 100+ PPI AMVA panels, and black/grey to white response tends to be terrible (see here...
I went with a Crossover 27Q Korean IPS. It was $390 shipped from AccessoriesWhole, arrived in two days and has absolutely no issues (other than a couple screws that were just a hair too tight causing minor BLB in the lower corners).
AWESOME picture quality, no input lag and no noticeable...
High ppi is great, but what we have is acceptible. That is my argument.
If you look at the Apple math closely, you'll notice their high dpi screens hit a plateau around 220 dpi. That strikes me as reasonable. I'll be ecstatic to see a 200 dpi 27" - 30" monitor around where I can afford...
Of course. I'm excited for advances in display technology, but they do seem to be coming along rather slowly. ;)
edit: and text also looks better in print because it's not shooting light directly into my retinas. :p
The average distance from monitor on a desktop system is near 31". The average distance for a laptop is right around 25". For me at around 25 inches at 136 PPI (Dell XPS16 RGBLED), pixels are indistinguishable in everything but corner cases (Windows' unhinted fonts, Gnome 2's hideous rounded...
If 220 PPI at 20 inches viewing distance (Macbook Pro 15") is considered "retina", 108.79 at ~31 inches has got to be getting close. I can tell you my Dell is functionally equivalent to "retina" at 136.7 PPI at ~25 inches.
I went on my daily eBay sweep of Korean IPS monitors today, and found this:
An overclockable 10-bit IPS panel for $469 shipped? :eek:
Same Panel as Apple Cinema 27". The Dell is a different panel altogether, though the same manufacturer (LG) and class. Also, the Korean IPS screens have no AG coating, while Dell's is somewhat... problematic.
~950:1, 95% sRGB with possible backlight issues and refurb vs 3000:1, 84-90% sRGB with possible ghosting issues and lower resolution.
Why can't there be a "perfect" monitor? I swear, GPU, SSD, CPU, etc. are all so much easier than this :p
so, 850d 16:10 for ~$300 refurb or 650s 16:9 ~$300...
How bad is the contrast trade-off? My impression is the contrast levels from greatest to least are:
Dell S2440L (AMVA) 5000:1
Samsung S24A850DW (PLS, semi-glossy) ~1000:1
Korean IPS (glossy) ~1000:1
Dell U2412m/ Asus PA248Q (IPS, but heavy AG) ~1000:1 with AG issues
From my list above, it...
The biggest issue I have with that one is the pixel pitch. I've gotten pretty used to working with a 1980 x 1080 RGBLED 16" screen at work, and I'd rather keep the pitch as close to that as possible at home. I have passing interest in its younger sibling (S2340L) as a super-budget option...
The 27" should be .2075mm
The 24" .1845mm :eek:
Incidentally, that 24" at the quoted resolution would have the exact pitch as my XPS16, my current favorite monitor. That's exactly the kind of pixel density I've been waiting to see on my desktop.
According to Samsung technical support there are no known issues with the S24A850DW, and refurbished models are produced at exactly the same level of quality as new products with reduced warranty duration. Now, having seen with my own eyes PLS backlight problems, I am still left with questions...
Yeah, the 100% Adobe RGB coverage on my laptop is a pretty nice feature :)
I contacted the eBay seller of the refurbished panels regarding blb. The Sammy really does seem to be a best of all worlds proposition if it pans out. Shame they have such a track record of not panning out...
I was afraid of that with the Asus...
My experiences with UltraSharps has been limited, but those were my impressions too.
I'd already own the 24" PLS Samsung If it wasn't for their atrocious backlight bleed reputation.
This does seem a bit of a sticky wicket these days, but I'm ready to finally relegate 'ol reliable (SyncMaster 2253LW- 21.6" TN) to office duty. As with anything, there is no perfect answer; hopefully all the gurus here can help find the best one for me.
8 Gb DDR3 1866...
What's your budget? How's your case airflow? Are you going quiet, performance, or a mix of the two? What's your experience level?
As far as the last is concerned, it will depend on the components. MOst companies offer "update" mounting plates for a generation, if it's not too far out...
Honestly, distilled H2o has the best thermallay conductive properties of any liquid comonly used in PC applications.
The additive most used by really serious coolers is Zerex racing super coolant in very, very small quantities.
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