Does anyone make a 27-30" LED monitor with a 2560x1440 resolution? I've been looking for one for a while and cannot find any manufacturer other than Apple (but, I don't need the iMac in which this screen in bundled). TIA.
Any particular reason you are looking for a LCD monitor with LED backlight?
I recently purchased a new laptop with an LED screen (HP 6545B); the image seems steadier and less strainful to the eye; the contrast also appears better thus making it easier for me to read small text. I also understand that LED is more energy-efficient than LCD (I'm not sure what the difference is between a "real" LED monitor vs. an LCD with LED-backlit monitor).
I just got an LED (backlight) monitor (23" so no help for this discussion) and I must say I am fairly impressed. No heat practically (and no cooling vents), amazingly light (even for an LCD) and good display as well. Not an earth shattering improvement, but a nice one for sure.
One extra note though, the real awesomeness is yet to come. All of the LED BL monitors I know of are "edge lit", which means for dynamic contrast the entire screen must dim (something I don't like, thus I don't use DC). I have seen however the first full LED backlit TVs from samsung that can dim sections of the screen and thus give decent dynamic contrast. Just something to look forward to in the future.
"Two people familiar with the upcoming display say its been lingering in Apple's labs for quite sometime, where it's frequently referenced by the unique identifier/codename "K59." The Mac maker is believed to have been waiting patiently for the cost of the larger LCD panels, which sport a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, to shed some of their premium before introducing the model to market. "