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September 11, 2013 5:52:57 AM

I'm in the market for a 27" monitor, mostly for watching videos and some development; I don't play games (too damn old/boring).

The current 2460x1440 screens are a bit out of my budget, but I'd prefer that res for having more text/windows visible on the screen when coding.

Looking at reviews for monitors it seems that the ones people like Dell, Asus, LG etc were all released last year or early 2013. I just wondered if people knew the release cycles and whether there would be any new products announced soon?

Hopefully with new models prices would come down a bit, or current models would come down in price. If not I'll just go for a 1920x1080 one, mostly it's for watching films so res doesn't matter.

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September 11, 2013 9:39:28 AM

Thanks. I'm in the UK, so a bit harder to get the Auria. I'd rather get a more recognised brand for warranty, peace of mind and aesthetics though. It's not really so much budget, but just justifying this purchase to myself as I don't really need this. I work and watch films on my laptop and would rather have a bigger screen for when watching a film or doing an occasional bit of work but I don't really need it... So if I can find a good monitor cheap great, but if not I'd at least like to know it's not going to get replaced in a couple of months (6 months fine, 1 or 2, not so much).
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September 11, 2013 10:38:03 AM

LG and others have started releasing 21:9 aspect ratio monitors. They are 2560x1080 resolution, so they are really wide. This is really good for movies since this resolution eliminated black bars on any film that's 21:9. They are good for gaming and multitasking as well, so the only thing you lose on versus the 1440p is vertical resolution. I think the LG one is supposed to be pretty cheap, like around $550(sorry, don't know UK price).

So you might want to look into that. Otherwise, I'm guessing in a few years the prices on 1440p monitors will start dropping.
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September 11, 2013 7:19:02 PM

FeedTheShark said:
I'm in the market for a 27" monitor, mostly for watching videos and some development; I don't play games (too damn old/boring).

The current 2460x1440 screens are a bit out of my budget, but I'd prefer that res for having more text/windows visible on the screen when coding.

Looking at reviews for monitors it seems that the ones people like Dell, Asus, LG etc were all released last year or early 2013. I just wondered if people knew the release cycles and whether there would be any new products announced soon?

Hopefully with new models prices would come down a bit, or current models would come down in price. If not I'll just go for a 1920x1080 one, mostly it's for watching films so res doesn't matter.


At 27" 1080p wont look as good as a 1440p and at 1080p i would recommend 23" 24" just to be honest
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September 11, 2013 8:25:33 PM

trogdor796 said:
LG and others have started releasing 21:9 aspect ratio monitors. They are 2560x1080 resolution, so they are really wide. This is really good for movies since this resolution eliminated black bars on any film that's 21:9. They are good for gaming and multitasking as well, so the only thing you lose on versus the 1440p is vertical resolution. I think the LG one is supposed to be pretty cheap, like around $550(sorry, don't know UK price).

So you might want to look into that. Otherwise, I'm guessing in a few years the prices on 1440p monitors will start dropping.


And pixels 2560x1080 = 2764800
2560x1440 = 3686400

I would take 1440 any day even tho its a bit higher then 2560x1080
September 11, 2013 9:09:02 PM

determinologyz said:
trogdor796 said:
LG and others have started releasing 21:9 aspect ratio monitors. They are 2560x1080 resolution, so they are really wide. This is really good for movies since this resolution eliminated black bars on any film that's 21:9. They are good for gaming and multitasking as well, so the only thing you lose on versus the 1440p is vertical resolution. I think the LG one is supposed to be pretty cheap, like around $550(sorry, don't know UK price).

So you might want to look into that. Otherwise, I'm guessing in a few years the prices on 1440p monitors will start dropping.


And pixels 2560x1080 = 2764800
2560x1440 = 3686400

I would take 1440 any day even tho its a bit higher then 2560x1080

Yeah I probably would too, I was just making him aware of the 21:9 monitors since they are a bit cheaper from what I've seen and might appeal to him if he watches movies a lot due to the aspect ratio. However, if I could grab a nice Dell 1440p for $600 when they go on sale, I probably would aim for that.

Personally though, I prefer 120hz panels for the huge increase in responsiveness and smooth game play. Too bad 120hz 1440p doesn't exist yet, at least not for an affordable price :( 
September 13, 2013 4:54:01 AM

Thanks everyone.

I did consider a 24" as I realise 1080 looks better there, but as I say I plan to use it a lot for watching films, so larger is better. I imagine the quality of picture is the same.

29" is tempting for the size reason, but even though they seem reasonably priced, I decided I'd rather spend a little more end get a 1440. Thus hoping some new monitors may be coming out soon to drive down the price; I can't wait a few years! :) 

I certainly don't need 120hz as I don't play any games, so at least that's one thing less to consider.

I've been considering cheaper 1440 panels from Korea (Crossover, QNIX, etc) although a little wary of dead pixels and the hassle of returning something makes me want to stick with a more trusted brand.
September 13, 2013 4:58:18 AM

Korean 1600P monitors are very cheap on ebay, but the panels arnt. Go look at them, they are great deals
September 13, 2013 2:11:14 PM

To be honest when You can catch a Dell 1440p for sale at $600, I wouldn't risk getting a Korean panel with no warranty to save $200-$300.
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September 13, 2013 2:37:27 PM

trogdor796 said:
To be honest when You can catch a Dell 1440p for sale at $600, I wouldn't risk getting a Korean panel with no warranty to save $200-$300.


He can get one cheaper then that i recommend http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/?tag=pcpapi-20 if he doesnt wanna get a korean 1440p
September 13, 2013 3:54:06 PM

Dell had the u2713hm on sale today for $530.
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