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Hi guys,

Need some assistance here, got some extra funds for my birthday and I wanted to pickup a 27' monitor.
I'm not a heavy gamer, however I will play the occasional game from time to time. The monitor will mostly be used for work purposes, remote desktop, word processing, and watching videos.

I was at a local computer store last week and I came across these 2 models:

[url="http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/MX279H/"]http://www.asus.com/...jectors/MX279H/[/url]

And

[url="http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/computer-peripherals/monitors/consumer/LS27B350HS/XK?subsubtype=series-3-led"]http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/computer-peripherals/monitors/consumer/LS27B350HS/XK?subsubtype=series-3-led[/url]

I used to be a big LG fan , but I've steered away from there and have been buying Samsung TVs and monitors. However that ASUS looks damn ass sweet. I know ASUS pretty much docks at everything they make....but monitors?? Anyhow some help here would be much appreciated

Thnx

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The problem I have with both monitors is that they are only 1920 x 1080. If I was going to go with that resolution then a 32" HDTV would seem to be more logical. The price would be about the same (maybe a little more). I use a Mitsubishi 40" LED HDTV as my main monitor, and truly am glad to have gone in that direction. The sound alone is a huge difference because of the ability the HDTV gives to having surround sound.

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[quote name='Pam14160' timestamp='1363070833' post='595572196']
The problem I have with both monitors is that they are only 1920 x 1080. If I was going to go with that resolution then a 32" HDTV would seem to be more logical. The price would be about the same (maybe a little more). I use a Mitsubishi 40" LED HDTV as my main monitor, and truly am glad to have gone in that direction. The sound alone is a huge difference because of the ability the HDTV gives to having surround sound.
[/quote]No one in there right mind will use a LED TV as a monitor or either a Large Monitor... especially with the 1080p resolution... but no one needs a bigger monitor then 27 - 30" for there computer unless you demonstrating something like a Company like Microsoft for Xbox or PlayStation showing off the latest games for there new consoles. or demonstrating anything else., and plus you want a higher resolution for there's large displays or it will look way too big and won't look right. and no one needs a large display at this time I will recommended either a 27 - 30" LED monitor and please don't use a television. for a monitor it just isn't right.

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[quote name='David085' timestamp='1363072176' post='595572212']
No one in there right mind will use a LED TV as a monitor or either a Large Monitor... especially with the 1080p resolution... but no one needs a bigger monitor then 27 - 30" for there computer unless you demonstrating something like a Company like Microsoft for Xbox or PlayStation showing off the latest games for there new consoles. or demonstrating anything else., and plus you want a higher resolution for there's large displays or it will look way too big and won't look right. and no one needs a large display at this time I will recommended either a 27 - 30" LED monitor and please don't use a television. for a monitor it just isn't right.
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Maybe she's of he older generation and needs things to appear bigger?

Show some consideration man...

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You might want to consider going for the Dell S2740L instead. Dell just has a very good name and in general pretty good monitors. The panel is most likely exactly the same as the Asus but in my opinion Dell's design is much, much nicer.

But I do agree about the resolution. 1080p at 27" leaves you with a really low display density. Higher resolution panels are pretty expensive but they're worth it. Another solution is downsizing to 23". It'll still be 1080p but it'll cost less and you can get a higher-quality matte panel (like the Dell U2312HM). Those monitors also have much better ergonomics.

Size isn't everything you know. We're at a point where 5" phones are full HD and 10" tablets have 2560x1600. Heck, even my 13.1" laptop from 2010 has a 1080p panel. No point in going for pixels that big when we're talking PC.

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[quote name='David085' timestamp='1363072176' post='595572212']
No one in there right mind will use a LED TV as a monitor or either a Large Monitor... especially with the 1080p resolution... but no one needs a bigger monitor then 27 - 30" for there computer unless you demonstrating something like a Company like Microsoft for Xbox or PlayStation showing off the latest games for there new consoles. or demonstrating anything else., and plus you want a higher resolution for there's large displays or it will look way too big and won't look right. and no one needs a large display at this time I will recommended either a 27 - 30" LED monitor and please don't use a television. for a monitor it just isn't right.
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Oh Boy. . .here is one those individuals who is smarter then anyone else. Get a life. It just shows how small of person you are my come on a website and jacking someone up. It this sounds as if I am angry it is because I am. Belittling someone just to show off your intelligences has the tendency to bring out someones defenses. . . BTW have a nice day. :angry:
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Hello,

As someone who does not do any graphics or video work, I really couldn't justify spending $700 or so on a monitor. For me, the big draw is that the higer resolution allows me to display more text on the screen. This is the first display I've owned since the SONY SDM-HX93 I got in 2004 that displays more than 1200 pixels vertically (it was a 1600
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Hello,

 

Just to follow up, almost exactly two years later, the backlight on the monitor starting flickering on and off very rapidly.  I thought this might possibly be an issue with a driver update (but there haven't been any recently) and the problem continued even if I disconnected the monitor from the computer (i.e., just when the monitor was displaying its logo screen).

I turned the unit off, and went to unplug the external power supply from the monitor.  The latter was very hot--too hot to hold comfortably--and had a burnt smell coming from it.

 

I contacted Micro Center chat via tech support, and they'd like for me to bring the monitor to the nearest store (~2 hour drive one way) for a technician to look at.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

Hello,

I just purchased a 1440p display, an EQD Corp. Auria EQ276W. This is a 27" WQHD (2560

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You get what you pay for...  Who is EQD Corp Auria??  You would have been better with a good ASUS 1080p.

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Hello,

 

EQD Corporation is a company which makes monitors and audio accessories.  Auria is the brand name for their line of monitors.  Links to both are in the preceding article.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

You get what you pay for...  Who is EQD Corp Auria??  You would have been better with a good ASUS 1080p.

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Hello,

 

Update:  I received a replacement power supply for the EQD Corp. Auria EQ276W that I ordered on eBay last week, plugged it in and... I'm back up and running.

 

I was actually using an ASUS PB278Q in the meantime.  As far as I could tell, it has the exact same panel as the EQ276W.  I will admit the ASUS has a better stand and OSD than the Auria, but once you've got the monitor set up, I don't think that is as much of an issue.

 

While 1080 is nice for watching movies, I really do like the 2560

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