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[Lenovo Canada] [$200] 23.8in 2560x1440 60HZ IPS Monitor [No VESA]

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[Lenovo Canada] [$200] 23.8in 2560x1440 60HZ IPS Monitor [No VESA]

Saw this deal posted on a subreddit, thought I would share it here.

The link is an EPP link, not sure if that breaks any rules. Mods please do as you please if the link is in violation of any rules.

Otherwise, enjoy this $200 1440p IPS monitor. Stand looks kinda flimsy and not VESA compatible, but c'mon it's $200 for a 1440p IPS near bezel-less panel.
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yoshi838 wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 1:40 pm
No VESA mount option killed the deal for me. Good monitor at good price it seems tho.
What do you expect for $200 including shipping?

It's a basic monitor. There's also no speaker, no USB ports, etc.

To its credit it does have an IPS panel which is a must these days. It also gets generally very good reviews.
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Is IPS really a must-have? I have 2 Dell IPS monitors and for most things viewed on a computer they are excellent but the IPS glow means dark scenes are just dark gray and not black. I don't watch movies on computer so this IPS flaw is not a big deal for me.

Also have an IPS TV and same thing applies, great for well lit scenes or those with a mix of bright and dark, but not good for scenes where people are sneaking around in the dark. TV makers seem to be moving away from IPS.
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adams7 wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 3:02 pm
Is IPS really a must-have?
It depends on what you use the monitor for. IPS is brighter and more vivid than TFT. It also has a wider viewing angle. To my eyes IPS panels also look sharper. But my usage is primarily text with some graphics. I watch videos primarily on TVs not computer monitors.
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Not worth the hassle/savings to get it shipped to US box if I ever need to RMA (currently need to RMA an Asus 4k).

Thanks OP!

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bylo wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 1:46 pm
What do you expect for $200 including shipping?

It's a basic monitor. There's also no speaker, no USB ports, etc.

To its credit it does have an IPS panel which is a must these days. It also gets generally very good reviews.
Does it really have IPS? In tech specs it says panel is IPS but then "Monitor Technology: TFT" very confusing.

Alas, for the size and QHD this is an OK price, it's not amazing, if you're patient BF is around the corner will be able to have some decent deals on larger screens than this for less $.

I picked up an HP 25" edgeless 1080p + 2 years next day replacement warranty in the last HP sales for $160 tax in ($142 pre-tax), shipped.
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X24Secret wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 9:54 pm
Does it really have IPS? In tech specs it says panel is IPS but then "Monitor Technology: TFT" very confusing.

Alas, for the size and QHD this is an OK price, it's not amazing, if you're patient BF is around the corner will be able to have some decent deals on larger screens than this for less $.

I picked up an HP 25" edgeless 1080p + 2 years next day replacement warranty in the last HP sales for $160 tax in ($142 pre-tax), shipped.
IPS is a variant of TFT. All monitors are generally TFT
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X24Secret wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 9:54 pm
Does it really have IPS? In tech specs it says panel is IPS but then "Monitor Technology: TFT" very confusing.
Only the website mentions TFT. The User Guide (linked above), PSREF, datasheet, etc. all say IPS or In-Plane Switching. Also the viewing angle of H178°/V178° is consistent with IPS. I have no doubt it's IPS.
Alas, for the size and QHD this is an OK price, it's not amazing,
Where else can you get a name brand QHD 24" IPS display at a comparable price?
if you're patient BF is around the corner will be able to have some decent deals on larger screens than this for less $.
That's speculation. In any case if you wait long enough an even better monitor will be available for even less--eventually. FWIW about a decade ago I bought a Dell 20" 1600x1200 IPS monitor for the then amazing price of $1,500. Evidently I should have waited a few years for current BF or BD offerings ;)
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Too bad no free sync, otherwise I might have pounced. As mentioned, lack of vesa hurts too.
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bylo wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 10:11 pm
Only the website mentions TFT. The User Guide (linked above), PSREF, datasheet, etc. all say IPS or In-Plane Switching. Also the viewing angle of H178°/V178° is consistent with IPS. I have no doubt it's IPS.

Where else can you get a name brand QHD 24" IPS display at a comparable price?

That's speculation. In any case if you wait long enough an even better monitor will be available for even less--eventually. FWIW about a decade ago I bought a Dell 20" 1600x1200 IPS monitor for the then amazing price of $1,500. Evidently I should have waited a few years for current BF or BD offerings ;)
Yea well, BF is 2 months away though, not a decade. Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes and while it is speculation I believe we will see some good deals on QHD and UHD monitors this year.

If need right now, by all means can go for this monitor for sure.
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adams7 wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 3:02 pm
Is IPS really a must-have? I have 2 Dell IPS monitors and for most things viewed on a computer they are excellent but the IPS glow means dark scenes are just dark gray and not black. I don't watch movies on computer so this IPS flaw is not a big deal for me.
Overlooked are VA screens, which has always excelled at black. Of course, in other areas, it's not as good as IPS, but there's always pros and cons.
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adams7 wrote:
Sep 23rd, 2017 3:02 pm
Is IPS really a must-have?
In depth reviews and reports say not to go out of your way for IPS over TN. It's on the checkbox of desireables, but shouldn't be your deciding factor. Look at the other features and qualities of the monitor first, and based on your own needs.

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