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Old May 6, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Seems pretty hot to me, especially for the price, 349$

ViewSonic Introduces $349 VX2739wm 27" LCD Monitor For Gamers - HotHardware
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Old May 6, 2010, 09:54 PM
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If I had a job and that money I'd jump on it. Looks kinda ugly though. And is viewsonic a reliable brand?
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27' with the resolution of 1920x1080, No thank you. Dot pitch is too large. This unit looks to me like a
re-badged TV panel.

If it seems to good to be true it usually is. In order to sell this at $349, serious cutbacks had to be made and the resolution is one clear indicator of that. I will reserve my final judgment when reviews come in but I am betting that this unit will only be decent for gaming and nothing else.
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Old May 10, 2010, 09:45 PM
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27' with the resolution of 1920x1080, No thank you. Dot pitch is too large. This unit looks to me like a
re-badged TV panel.

If it seems to good to be true it usually is. In order to sell this at $349, serious cutbacks had to be made and the resolution is one clear indicator of that. I will reserve my final judgment when reviews come in but I am betting that this unit will only be decent for gaming and nothing else.
You can get 50" screens with a 1920x1080 resolution. They aren't bad....?
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:25 AM
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TVs at 1080p are great. However using them as a monitor can hurt the eyes. This is where monitors come in. They have a higher pixel density than TVs, so that images look sharper, etc. You may be able to find a 27" monitor with a higher pixel density greater than 1080p, but you'll definitely add a large chunk of money to it. Sacrifices have been made on this guy.
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:24 PM
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My Acer 27" has 2048x1156 resolution. Still TN so it's seemingly fine for games. It ran me like $550? Though Canada Computers was/is clearing them out for $380.

If you live near any of the stores with stock, I'd suggest picking one up if you want 27": Canada Computers - Acer B273HU 27" Widescreen LCD Monitor 2048x1152 - 5ms, 40000:1 DCR, 400cd/m2, VGA/DVI/HDMI, 3 USB, Height Adjustable - Retail
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TVs at 1080p are great. However using them as a monitor can hurt the eyes. This is where monitors come in. They have a higher pixel density than TVs, so that images look sharper, etc. You may be able to find a 27" monitor with a higher pixel density greater than 1080p, but you'll definitely add a large chunk of money to it. Sacrifices have been made on this guy.
Ah thanks, did not know this.
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I don't know if you guys have ever dealt with Viewsonic reps or the warranty service in general....but it's ridiculously poor service. Heck, just read one of the many horror stories with RMAs.
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i still think it is a damn bargain for what you get. I dont think the dpi will be that much of a issue, but we will see.
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If I had a job and that money I'd jump on it. Looks kinda ugly though. And is viewsonic a reliable brand?
I have 2 viewsonics. The actual display is good, BUUUT the power on buttom gets less responsive after a while. Sometime you need to press it at a certain angle/harder/multiple times. Sometimes it takes a long time (3 seconds or so) for a signal to register, for example you reboot and 3 seconds later (well after POST has finished), you start to see the first messages on the screen. But quality of the display itself is quite nice.
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