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27" 1920*1080, any recommendations?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
July 6, 2012 7:31:05 AM

Hi everyone,

I used to have an ASUS VE278Q, but I've just sent it back to amazon as the backlight bleed was too distracting, I also had a BenQ EW2730V, but the ghosting was diabolical. So I'm looking for a replacement, I'm looking at-

BenQ GW2750HM
Samsung S27B550
Samsung C27A750

I was also looking at Samsung S27A950, but I saw several reviews saying the reflection/glare was terrible.

Does anyone have any of the above monitors? Or any other recommendations for 27" 1080p monitors? It needs to be 1080p as I have 2 other smaller monitors that I use that are 1920*1080, and I'd like to keep it the same res for ease of use. It'll be used for gaming/movies/office/little bit of design work and dont care about 3d/speakers/usbhub.

Many thanks.
July 6, 2012 8:18:59 PM

Thanks MauveCloud, the review definately looks good but it seems the VX2739 is very hard to get now, especially in UK.
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July 7, 2012 3:59:46 PM

The VE278Q is one of the more recommended 27" 1080p monitors, so if you weren't satisfied with it I'm not sure what other options you might have. The GW2750 will have more ghosting than any TN panel, but its not as bad as the EW2730. There is a thread on it and the GW2450 at HardOCP. Most people weren't happy with the MVA panels.

Some did find that the LCD ASUS VE276Q had better colors and blacks than the LED VE278Q. Biggest problem is backlight bleeding is common among all monitors, especially large TNs. You had it with your ASUS, but another of the same model might have very little. Its a crap shoot.
July 7, 2012 8:02:07 PM

Thanks very much jeffredo, you've given me alot to consider, I had my VE278Q for 6 months and the backlight bleeding was getting worse and more uneven, so I might try a replacement to see if it was just faulty. Also a few people mention gaming favourably with the GW2750hm in that thread, but still some reports of ghosting, I think I'm edging towards the GW2750hm.
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July 8, 2012 2:46:49 AM

I noticed that too in that thread. Several people railed against the GW2750's "green push" and ghosting while one guy flatly said "I have no idea what you're talking about - mine's fine". Altogether it seems maybe four people bought one that were posting in that thread, so it s a very small sample. Generally MVA panels have deeper blacks and richer colors at the expense of response time - but I'm sure its fine save for the fastest shooters. 4ms GTG and 12ms overall isn't a dog where a non-TN panel is concerned. BenQ is a respected name in monitors too.
July 12, 2012 7:34:34 PM

Just an update for anyone else looking for a 27 1080p monitor. I got my refund from Amazon for the VE278Q.

I've completely ruled out the Samsungs due to poor/mixed reviews. I also found 3 other monitors;

Iiyama B2776HDS (TN, good reviews)
LG M2752D (IPS, just released - no reviews)
Mitsubishi RDT272WX (IPS, good reviews but looks like Japan only)

So its between the above 3 and the BenQ. I'm probably going to wait a bit for the LG to get some reviews, and also research how hard it would be to import a monitor from Japan, before I make my final choice.