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Well I'm here alone in the BlueTower, as MrsBlue wings her way to the west coast to see what it may possibly hold for our future. We'll be separated for four days, which is pretty much the longest we've been apart in pushing 18 years of living together. Weird to say the least.

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35. Re: Monitor Troubles May 23, 2012, 01:43 Nucas
 
Tom wrote on May 21, 2012, 20:02:
PropheT wrote on May 21, 2012, 17:30:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club

After my friend bought one of those they're talking about in that thread, I picked up a Catleap myself; 2560x1440 27" IPS monitor for less than half of what a similar one costs here. It's a risk to buy it, since they're coming directly from Korea and warranty work would probably be too expensive to be worth it, but the monitors are beautiful and the price is great. IPS color quality on a decent gaming monitor at extremely high res.

You do need a pretty hefty video card to make it worthwhile, though.

I bought one of these recently and then a friend of mine did after I told him about my experience. It's definitely a risk, but 2560x1440 is really great. There are some downsides. I got one stuck pixel (green, only visible against dark backgrounds), though my friend got a perfect panel. The stand sucks and you have to disassemble the monitor a bit to remove it, but it's plenty doable. There is some backlight bleed, but only noticeable when viewing dark content.

Anyway, I'd buy one of these over again in a heartbeat. 2560x1440 is just that good. And the price is amazing. $345 shipped. You're looking at $850+ for a non-Korean monitor that does 2560x1440 and $1200+ for 2560x1600. And those expensive monitors aren't perfect by any means, judging by the reviews anyway.

Btw the thing that makes IPS worthwhile is the vertical viewing angle. Lesser panels like TN have relatively poor vertical viewing angle which makes the brightness look different from very slightly different angles. It's annoying to have to always sit up straight in order to see things properly. Maybe good if you're trying to improve your posture though.

oh man, that's spectacular. all the bullet points i was looking for. i'm using a 24" samsung 244t from 2006 or so. laggy, poor contrast ratio, all the other downsides of an early adoption monitor. thanks for this heads up.
 
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