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Old November 12, 2012, 08:26 PM
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I got a Dell U2311H and its an IPS panel but for some reason, when I walk into futureshop and look at those generic glossy monitors, I like their appearance more than my supposedly "decent" monitor. What does the PC world have that costs like 200-300 dollars? I can't really afford a 1k monitor from Apple.
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Old November 12, 2012, 09:05 PM
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★ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-IPSB 27" LED 2560x1440 16:9 6ms Monitor★Tempered Glass ★ | eBay

ISP panels from Korea with tempered glass?

$350-420 range isn't too high but I would call that comparable to apple's $1000. Don't expect a $1000 when you are paying $350 though.

To find more models type "2560x1440 glass" into ebay.

Note: These monitors aren't available from retail stores in north America because of alot of reasons like having to get FCC approved and all that, but are great products regardless.
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Old November 12, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Don't expect $1000 worth or difference from the Apple one either. I've used one of them and I am mostly amazed at how overpriced the damn thing is and the fact that people will flock to buy anything for any price just because it has an apple logo on it.
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Old November 13, 2012, 04:48 AM
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Although glossy monitors with glass overtop may look nice, they are terrible if you have any sort of lighting in your room. You'll get far too much glare and reflections IMO.

If you compute in a dark room, I guess it is beneficial then since it does make the colours "pop". Still though, on an all-black screen, I suspect you'll see your reflection more so than the image on the screen.
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Old December 11, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Don't expect $1000 worth or difference from the Apple one either. I've used one of them and I am mostly amazed at how overpriced the damn thing is and the fact that people will flock to buy anything for any price just because it has an apple logo on it.
Amen to that.
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Ergh, that one allows for 5 dead pixels before a return.....!
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There's quite a bit of talk of dead pixels when it comes to importing these monitors, not sure why, but there just are.
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When you say "glossy generic monitors" you mean cheaper TN panel monitors, correct? If you like the look of those over your Dell, then you have many options. There's nothing for $300 that will look like an IPS with a clear display, however (Apple's display).
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You also have to remember that in stores, they jack up the backlight brightness to levels that would likely burn your corneas out when used at home. This does give them more "punch" at store level but it would be unrealistic for your home.
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You have a Dell IPS panel...isn't that one of the best PC monitors money can buy?
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