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Skippman November 16, 2012 12:08 PM

Auria EQ276W
 
I've been looking at the Auria EQ276W on Micro Centers website. It's half the price of the Dell U2713 at $399, the same size and the same resolution. I'm wondering if this would be a good alternative to the Dell since I'm still leary of the price tag myself. Thoughts?

drwho November 17, 2012 07:28 PM

I bought one from Microcenter but I returned it two days later. The text is OK but the black level is terrible. There is too much back lighting. Even I tuned down brightness to 0, the screen is still too bright to be my liking. However, I was able to get 2560x1440 resolution through VGA connection on my HP elite 8540w.

Skippman November 19, 2012 09:14 AM

I ended up not getting it and getting the Dell U2713HW instead. It may be twice as expensive but I really feel the build quality is twice as good. When I would barely touch the Auria to adjust it the monitor wouldn't stop shaking for several seconds. That's unaccebtable. Also, the poor decision to use an all white start up screen when you turn the monitor on is odd to me.


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