Amazing deals on IPS 27 inch monitors! *120Hz possible*

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Update: Ok so mine has arrived.

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    Looking good. No dead pixels, nice sharp quality.
    VERY good black levels, though a bit white wash with a totally black screen. But this is the nature of LED. The screen is very reflective and glossy, so you do need to be prepared for that. Response time feels very good.

    Overall this looks to be a great deal. Monitor color gamut is a little off in the blue's though, so it will need a hint of calibration on the color spectrum. It's setup fairly good at defaults though.

    DHL customs totally rip us off in the Netherlands though, 63 EUR customs duties (!).

    More later.

    Update it's a SE2D revision, definitely not 120Hz 2B stock.

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  2. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    seems like quite the sekc monitor for its price!
     
  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Can you do some comparison shots?
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Okay this seems like an incredible deal. S-IPS, 27", high res, low input lag, no dead pixels, glossy (if that's your thing), etc.

    One real downside, the cheapest model (that i bought) doesn't have an OSD menu. So you'll be tweaking through the display driver control panel. The Multi model does seem to have that option though.

    Preliminary conclusion, though not 'perfect' and OSD aside .. it's good. Definitely worth $329 / 250 EUR. If the color gamut can be adjust a little more to 99.99% color precise, this screen could very well replace my Dell U2711.

    But if you seek perfection.. it can be found at 2, 3 even 4x the pricing of this monitor. Yup not bad.

    Ehm Standby mode consumes 2 Watt. Darkish screen 60 Watts and lots of whites in the screen 66 Watts.
     

  5. Veteran

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    Hilbert how do you get the 120hz one?,excuse me for not reading the Oc.net thread...yet:)
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    You need a B revision, which isn't available anymore. 120hz.net (look at their frontpage) however arranged a new batch of 100 pieces, they sell it yet it's significantly more expensive though at 459 USD. So you need to make a judgement call if that is worth the extra cash.
     
  7. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    If they vet the displays to make sure they are defect free and definitely work at 120Hz, that adds value/peace of mind.
     
  8. morbias

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    Thinking about it though, what sort of ungodly GPU setup would be needed for 120 fps at that resolution..!

    If I had 120hz available I would want to use every last one :)
     
  9. CronoGraal

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    are there any avg values for input lag? :0
     
  10. k3vst3r

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    so worth a punt then
     

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    This is why you run this site. :)


    I think I may be getting one of these to upgrade from my 22".

    They look really nice, but I think im gonna want a 120hz model.
    league of legends at 120FPS true sounds amazing.
     
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    Yeah i think its worth it,i mean imagine a Dell 27inch IPS at 120hz....£700-£800 i reckon,must look into it,enjoying my card atm though:)
     
  13. hallryu

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    Looks like a great monitor for the price even if it's not capable of 120Hz.
     
  14. rflair

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    Got mine also. Have to unbox it still.

    Color calibration/profiles for Windows here, http://scribsfjr.com/Site/Data/catleap-profiles.zip .

    There are also some things some people may want to look at in this thread, http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club#post_16652356 , such as setting 10-bit color gamut on AMD cards.

    Hooked it up, its GORGEOUS, no dead pixels. The smile on my face is ear to ear.

    Have to calibrate it but stock out of the box it kills my old DELL 2405, PVA Panel which I thought had an excellent picture but looking at this one its just WOW. The Dell also had input lag which kind of sucked for online gaming, this one is great.

    Mine is a 2E model.
     
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  15. trapper_87

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    I just checked mine for the hell of it, I got a 2E too.
     

  16. Neo Cyrus

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    Can anyone explain why the revision B is capable of being overclocked while the others aren't?

    I bought a Dell U2312HM not too long ago, too bad. I hate the grainy look. Also too bad my university is sucking every penny out of me or I would order one of these anyway despite relatively recently getting a new monitor.
     
  17. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    B version uses modified PCB controller which allows 120HZ where as bog standard PCB controller doesn't
     
  18. Neo Cyrus

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    So why are there virtually no 120Hz IPS panels out there if a different PCB is all it needs? And why would they change it to one which only supports 60Hz if they have no 120Hz model for sale anyway...
     
  19. rflair

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    Technically its possible at 1080 or 1200 resolution, at 1440 or 1600 video cards technically don't support 120Hz as a hardware limitation. The people running them are running their cards out of spec at the super high resolutions.
     
  20. Neo Cyrus

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    So it's because of video cards eternally having a 400MHz RAMDAC then? I guess I have some reading to do.
     

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