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[HP] HP 27" IPS LED Monitor $199 tax in FS

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[HP] HP 27" IPS LED Monitor $199 tax in FS

$349.99 reg price, down to $289.99 on sale. Apply code 27ER90 at checkout for an additional $90 off. Same price at BestBuy and Staples, but if you combine with the cash back at Ebates (I believe its 15% off right now), essentially paying $200 tax in for a VERY well-reviewed monitor. Model is 27ER or T3M88AA#ABA
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1920 x 1080 for those that are wondering...
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Fantastic monitor I definitely recommend it.
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I bought this for my parents' house about 2 months ago for ~$200 at Staples. The reviews are over rated. Yes this is a 1080p monitor at 60 Hz and is so-so for gaming, but I wouldn't recommend it if that was your intention.

This monitor killed my eyes. For 4 weeks straight my eyes couldn't get used to the colours and pretty much got burned. I'm pretty sure my eyes got worser because of it. No matter what calibration or configuration I attempted, I just couldn't get the monitors colours and settings to jive with my eyes.

Maybe it's because it was my first time with an IPS panel, but that shouldn't be the reason why my eyes were dying.
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Cant find any info on speakers so Im assuming no speakers on this monitor? Does anyone who knows for sure comment on this?
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prohomy wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2017 4:56 pm
Cant find any info on speakers so Im assuming no speakers on this monitor? Does anyone who knows for sure comment on this?
There are no speakers. Why would you want crappy sound quality from your monitor, seriously. Use dedicated speakers or a headset.
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No speakers. Can't go back to anything smaller after picking this up. Great monitor!
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halhen1 wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2017 4:57 pm
There are no speakers. Why would you want crappy sound quality from your monitor, seriously. Use dedicated speakers or a headset.
Because watching sports highlights does not require uncrappy sound. I game and do serious listening on my headset or dedicated sound system. I hate having additional speakers on my desktop.
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prohomy wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2017 5:05 pm
Because watching sports highlights does not require uncrappy sound. I game and do serious listening on my headset or dedicated sound system. I hate having additional speakers on my desktop.
I understand. No this monitor does not have speakers. It is super thin and nice looking though I guess.
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halhen1 wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2017 4:55 pm
I bought this for my parents' house about 2 months ago for ~$200 at Staples. The reviews are over rated. Yes this is a 1080p monitor at 60 Hz and is so-so for gaming, but I wouldn't recommend it if that was your intention.

This monitor killed my eyes. For 4 weeks straight my eyes couldn't get used to the colours and pretty much got burned. I'm pretty sure my eyes got worser because of it. No matter what calibration or configuration I attempted, I just couldn't get the monitors colours and settings to jive with my eyes.

Maybe it's because it was my first time with an IPS panel, but that shouldn't be the reason why my eyes were dying.
I think Windows 10 is more colorfully calibrated than Windows 7. Btw, did you try toning the brightness/contrast down according to your environment?
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I combined my $25 off Staples.ca order of $75 or more for a price of $181.99 before tax.
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espo2k wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2017 5:21 pm
I think Windows 10 is more colorfully calibrated than Windows 7. Btw, did you try toning the brightness/contrast down according to your environment?
Yes, I changed the settings multiple times during the day to accommodate the sunlight from outside as well as when it was dark. Multiple times over many days. I even moved the monitor away from windows and at different angles to reduce glare.

Oh well. Some monitor fit some people, others don't.
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westnylefx wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2017 5:55 pm
27" thinkvision that was 299 is a really nice display. This ones not bad, but the xtra 100$ goes a long way for a 2560x1440 monitor
Add another $100, you can get a 4k on sale. I think sub $150+tax is an acceptable rfd spot for an 1080p IPS monitor.

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