Sceptre X270W-1080p 27-inch Display Review

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digitalninja126

On amazon you can get a 3D display ( only 22 inch) for $ 230. its not as big as this one but it is worthy of note.

http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VX2268WM-3D-Ready-1680x1050-Resolution/dp/B002L27KQC/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1309531253&sr=1-2

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Doldarius

I bought one of these and it arrived with 2 dead pixels.  I got a replacement and it also had 2 dead pixels.  It's not a good product.

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K0BALT

 I got a Sceptre 24" HD widescreen right now. I love it. Colors are great and whites/blacks are, too. Couldnt ask for a better deal. got it for $279 when it was $450. On sale for a week only at the time. Gonna upgrade to a 38" TV or something similar in size next.

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JohnP

   Just OK to good image, low resolution, no real extras, and made as cheap as possible BUT you give it an 8/10. That is for a MAXIMUM PC site? geez, sounds more like Walmart...

  Why don't you review a 27 inch monitor such as say the Dell U2711 monitor instead? I have one and it has the best image and color rendition I have ever seen (and I worked for HP repair for 25 years so I have seen a LOT of monitors!). It costs $900, no big deal to a magazine that shows $1000 CPUS and $400 water cooling systems. Terrific image, double the resolution, incredible colors, lots  of extras, well made, and ZERO reviews by the "The BEST Of the BEST" gang.

 Excuse me while I go buy a large $30 toaster oven that can actually cook a piece of toast! It was rated an 8 by a magazine! I don't need no $100 one as it just wastes money on all those other things like useability and durability....

 

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MrMick

Take a minute to read our guide to Verdicts.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/review_guideline_numbers

An "8" describes "A well designed and solidly executed product with minor flaws or performance shortcomings that leave it lagging behind its superior competitors" 

I think that describes this monitor very well. It's perfectly fine for gaming and watching movies, and the size is a decent trade-off for the shortcomings I describe--again, as long as you're looking for a monitor for playing games and watching movies. I'd never recommend this for mission-critical applications like photo or video editing, but I have to give credit where credit is due: Sceptre has made a very good, inexpensive, big monitor. I gave it an 8 out of 10 beause it boasts a great price/performance ratio.

We cover plenty of high-end products at Maximum PC. When a company makes a solid product that's not expensive, I think they deserve our attention, too.

Michael Brown, Reviews Editor

Twitter: brownieshq 

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davet

Im trying to decide between this monitor or a Dell UltraSharp U2311H 23-inch. Both are under $300 bucks but the Dell is 4in. smaller. Im currently upgrading from an Asus laptop with a 17" screen to a desktop platform so either monitor will be much larger. Thanks for your help.

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someone87

Some people are just never happy, I bet this John P guy thinks he could do a better job writing his own reviews.

Just stop complaining, and deal with it.

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Baer

When are we going to get some new 1920 X 1200 resolution monitors without those terible reflective glossy screens? The monitors that have been introduced lately are nothing more than 1080p TV's without a tuner and with DVI inputs. THere are those of us that will pay a little more for a real monitor.

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jgraves000

I had a sceptre X20 monitor. It was terrible but the price was unbeatable for the size. The color was terrible. It had backlight bleeding and poor contrast. I would avoid buying a sceptre. You get what you pay for.

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