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RFD's Official Korean 27" 2.5K (2560x1440 resolution) Monitor Deals

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rbl_posse wrote:
May 30th, 2012 11:47 pm
Free shipping to Canada? or just free shipping for domestic customers?

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If this is good for photo editing, Im jumping aboard!
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rbl_posse wrote:
May 30th, 2012 11:47 pm
Free shipping to Canada? or just free shipping for domestic customers?

By domestic, you mean Korea? I'm not sure about free shipping... I suppose you could drop them a line at their contact page, or call them at tel. 123456789
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I see SC2 on it. It must be good! :lol:
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It's an extra $24 if you buy it on Ebay not including the roughly $6 you get back in Ebay bucks. For something that is kinda high risk I think the protection your receive from Ebay & Paypal is easily worth that much.
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Has anyone considered the operating voltages on this thing? It says 220 volts. The Canadian standard is 120v.
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murdoc2k wrote:
May 31st, 2012 12:35 am
Has anyone considered the operating voltages on this thing? It says 220 volts. The Canadian standard is 120v.

I'm currently using one with an adapter that only lists 220v without a problem as are many others.
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Where does this ship from?

And the site shows $300, did they bump the price or is the checkout price different?

Which LG panel is this and are there any serious reviews for it?

This is effectively <50% regular price for a monitor of this size and resolution. It's a hot deal if the image quality isn't garbage. And if you use it in a glare controlled environment, wouldn't the glass/glossy version be superior? Most matte ones have aggressive AG coatings.
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I see $300 too. I wonder how they're selling it for so cheap now since they cost roughly $250 USD in Korea and shipping these heavy clunkers aren't cheap! It must be that they're selling so many of these bulk discounts are really paying off. I've been using another Korean monitor for over 2 months now without issue. I purchased when I thought the price in Korea + shipping came to $350 since I thought they wouldn't have gotten much cheaper but boy was I wrong. Regardless I'm still really pleased with my purchase.

They all use LM270WQ1 or LM270WQ2 which are the same LG panels used in the Dell U2711 and Apple Cinema Display. Most should be no anti-glare coating although there have been a few matte versions floating around which you cannot tell without having the seller open the box since they're not model specific. For whatever reason during production they just changed parts. Hell they even did that with the boards inside as an earlier model of the Catleap was overclockable to achieve higher refresh rates.
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So I just did some research on these, it looks like the Achieva Shimian, Yamakani Catleap, PCBANK, CrossOver all use this same panel and are relatively cheap.

They only differ in aesthetics and whether they have multi-input.

CrossOver is metal and has the best stand. PCBANK has tempered glass I think? Achieva is the cheapest. Some versions also have speakers. Most have crummy stands.

But the early 2B variants of the Catleap - which aren't sold anymore - could be overclocked to 100-120hz. Effectively making it the only 1440p 120hz panel you can buy.

You might be able to score one of these in mid-June at 120hz.net but it will cost you around $450. Considering crummy 1080p TN panels often go for this much just because they have 120hz, its still a great deal if you really want 120hz.

If you don't do FPS gaming you're fine with just getting this model. As with any quality monitor, see if you can borrow a colour calibration device from someone to set it up right.

As for myself, I consider low price, IPS quality image, high resolution and 120hz to be quite the epic combination of value. So I might hold out a while longer to see what the price of that custom 120hz pcb will be.
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Hmm.. just curious the power consumption of this monitor is 72 watts and for a dell 2412 its about 20 watts. Is it just because higher resolution and image quality requiring more processing power?
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Updated OP, proper price is shown now.
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Fantaz wrote:
May 31st, 2012 11:40 am
Hey mods, why was this moved to expired deals?...

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It was an expired deal as of May 31 (07:19 AM ET) before your update a few minutes ago (11:39 AM ET).

Original thread title: "Korea: ACHIEVA 27" LED 2560x1440 WQHD S-IPS Monitor (QH270-IPSB) $225 US ($266.38 US)"
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To those who are wondering why it's so much cheaper compared to the Dell ones

- No Warranty
- last generation S-IPS panels not H-IPS, not to mention LG is now coming out with AH-IPS for large monitors soon later this year.

@tido88:
- They aren't LED powered and IPS monitors require more power since there's a lot more color information and components to power compared to traditional TN panels.
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murdoc2k wrote:
May 31st, 2012 11:52 am
To those who are wondering why it's so much cheaper compared to the Dell ones

- No Warranty
- last generation S-IPS panels not H-IPS, not to mention LG is now coming out with AH-IPS for large monitors soon later this year.


Dont forget that these use A- panels which have up to 5 dead pixels.
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