Acer Rolls Out 27-inch WQHD (2560x1440) Display for $450

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Rift2

Think I'll wait for a Asus version how fast is this thing?I
The problem I have with ACER is brand loyalty...
at least it has DVI...

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thomasomalley13

27" 2560x1440 Display for $450!?
There must be a catch.

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The Mac

there is.

its not an IPS panel.

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vrmlbasic

Which is sad as one can buy 1440 IPS monitors from SKorea, with "free" 2-day shipping, for well under 400 USD.

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The Mac

to be fair, it is a VA panel, which are infinitely better than the usual craptastic TN panels.

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vrmlbasic

So how does this compare to an IPS monitor?

I'm glad that, after almost a decade of stagnation, we're finally getting affordable monitors that break the 1080 barrier. Full HD should be the minimum-and a sad one at that-and WQHD should be the "standard", with 4K being just over the horizon.

Honestly, I don't see why we have the hackneyed 1920*1080 in the first place. We should have gone HD->WQHD as there's a factor of 4 between the 2 and HD is what broadcast TV is. 1080 is an "unhappy medium".

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jms493

Now if it included G-Sync I would be tempted...

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AFDozerman

That's a pretty reasonable price for something this nice.

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The Mac

Its a VA panel, not IPS.