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El Quintron
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Merry Christmas to me.

My wife and I finally decided on new monitor setups, and ended up getting one of these each:

»www.canadacomputers.com/product_···d=046138

I'm really liking it so far, but I've only had it for about 12 hours. I think I'm going to ditch my multimonitor setup and just run this from now on.
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... $600??... and it is 12ms GtG?.... o_O



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It says 7ms in the title. Being an IPS, they tend to make it hard to find response time.

That's not terrible for an IPS. The HP is between the AURIA and something like the Dell in price.
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said by Krisnatharok:

The HP is between the AURIA and something like the Dell in price.

I've only started buying hardware online recently... so I'm still a little reluctant to get something like a monitor online from Newegg.

I was initially looking at the Dell U24M from my local NCIX @$499, but I stumbled on this; which had better reviews, and was much bigger.

I've never had a 1440P monitor before, so I'm pretty happy with the resolution, I can hardly wait to run something like BL2 or Skyrim on it.
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The Auria is from Microcenter (online as well), I don't know if it's available in CA or if you'd have to pay an export tax.

The AURIA is typically mentioned as a superior option over the Catleaps and other Korean knockoffs you typically buy on 120hertz or Ebay without a warranty, so you are SOL if it comes with a dead pixel. Microcenter offers a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy.

But if you have the money to spend, the Dell (and I think the HP) offer guaranteed quality.
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said by Krisnatharok:

The AURIA is typically mentioned as a superior option over the Catleaps and other Korean knockoffs you typically buy on 120hertz or Ebay without a warranty, so you are SOL if it comes with a dead pixel. Microcenter offers a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy.

But if you have the money to spend, the Dell (and I think the HP) offer guaranteed quality.

I was trying pretty hard to find the Auria you mentionned a while back in Canada, but it was a no go.

I decided to check out the Dell U2410, and almost got it, but my better half was not impressed with the price, so I kept digging and found the HP on sale, which I feel is a better monior anyway.
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This short user review contrasts the HP zr2740w and the Auria EQ276W:

»hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1694047

If you can't find the Auria EQ276W in Canada then perhaps the Nixeus NX-VUE27 would be easier to find:

»www.anandtech.com/show/6286/nixe···e-masses

The thing that put me off of the HP zr2740w was that it was a just a bit more then what I wanted to spend and had no on screen menu system. I came close to buying one though despite this.

I ended up buying two Auria EQ276W monitors.

I'm a little unclear if this is in US dollars or Canadian though. $650US is about average for the HP zr2740w. $399 is about average for the Auria EQ276W.



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said by Octavean:

I ended up buying two Auria EQ276W monitors.

I'm a little unclear if this is in US dollars or Canadian though. $650US is about average for the HP zr2740w. $399 is about average for the Auria EQ276W.

I got mine for $599 each (one for me and one for my wife) I would have liked to know about that Nixeus before but insofar I'm pretty happy with the HP.

I'll probably be posting some more about it shortly. The size and colors blow my V233H out of out of the water by a longshot.
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I'm so close at getting the ZR2740w. I really don't mind the lack of OSD.
I think they revised it earlier this year. It now has less aggressive G coating.



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said by AlphaOne:

I'm so close at getting the ZR2740w. I really don't mind the lack of OSD.
I think they revised it earlier this year. It now has less aggressive G coating.

Are you saying there's more or less glare in the latest revision?
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Don't get me wrong I very much like name brand products like HP, ASUS, Dell and so on. So I guess I would have preferred to go with such a monitor. My problem with the HP zr2740w was that the lack of of an on screen menu was a screaming sign that a corner was being cut and that this was ultimately a budget product. Unfortunately I didn't really see the price as a budget price but rather a quasi budget price. For around the $700 range, not much more even if you have to wait for a special deal, I felt I could do a bit better. Still I didn't quite want to go even higher in price,...

Anyway the Auria EQ276W at $399 plus comparatively scant NJ tax (a budget price IMO) was just too good of a deal to pass up on and I liked it enough after buying one for my Wife to buy another for myself.

I don't think you can go wrong either way though.



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Yup, traditionally HP is pricier than Dell. Hated that.
But to see comparable product cost a little less, says a lot ... some obvious cost cutting is in place. It comes down to personal preferences, and to some, the OSD (or the lack of) is not big deal.

I just heard of this Auria. Something I might need to consider.



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Case and point i guess,...

Newegg is selling the Dell U2713HM 27" for ~$649.99 with coupon code EMCJHHB62. That's about what I would expect to pay stateside for the HP zr2740w. The Dell has a menu system though so that's one corner not cut.



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said by Octavean:

Case and point i guess,...

Newegg is selling the Dell U2713HM 27" for ~$649.99 with coupon code EMCJHHB62. That's about what I would expect to pay stateside for the HP zr2740w. The Dell has a menu system though so that's one corner not cut.

I really had no problem with the pricing by Canadian standards, the fact that this was $599, cash and carry and a ten minute drive from my house was a big motivator.
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I can understand that. I have three local Microcenter locations. They are about ~30min away.



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If there were either a Microcenter or even a Fry's within 60 mins of the border I'd be all over it.
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