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Monoprice 27in IPS-ZERO-G Slim Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 - Dual Link DVI, VGA
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If you're a serious gamer or professional graphic artist, you need a seriously good monitor and you won't find much better than this 27" IPS-ZERO-G Monitor from Monoprice!
The heart of this monitor is the brilliant display panel made by LG. This panel features a maximum brightness level of 440cd/m², a tight 2560x1440 maximum resolution, and up to 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It features a 178° viewing angle in both the horizontal and vertical planes. The monitor is primarily intended for use with the Dual Link DVI-D interface, but a VGA interface is included as a backup.
The display is housed in an ultra-thin bezel with a glossy glass, anti-glare laminate that extends to the very edge of the bezel, for a clean, modern appearance. Responding to criticisms monitor's casing, we've upgrade it to an all metal case. The fixed plastic stand was replaced with a heavy-duty metal reinforced stand, which can be detached by removing a single screw. The monitor also sports a 100x100 VESA mounting pattern, making it compatible with most wall and desk mounts.
We also improved the interface to the monitor in two ways. First, we moved the connectors from the bottom of the panel, which offered too little room for maneuver, to the side, which makes it much easier to see and access the connections. We also improved the menu control buttons by making them larger, with greater spacing, and made the power button a different shape so that it is easy to distinguish by feel alone.
We are standing behind this monitor with a 5-dead-pixel warranty for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. If you can count five dead pixels, we'll send you a replacement.
- 27" IPS monitor with LED backlighting
- Ultra-thin bezel
- 109 pixels per inch
- 327 sub-pixels per inch in RGB format
- 440 cd/m² maximum brightness (400cd/m² typical)
- 6 millisecond typical gray-to-gray response time
- 80,000:1 maximum dynamic contrast ratio
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz maximum resolution
- Glass laminate glossy panel with antiglare coating
- Includes VGA input for backup purposes
- Removable and angle adjustable metal-reinforced stand
MONOPRICE will replace defective monitors with a new monitor if the RMA is issued within thirty (30) days of the original date of purchase, as shown on the original invoice. Monitors identified as defective after 30 days, but within the twelve (12) month warranty period, will be replaced with refurbished, reconditioned, or used monitors at MONOPRICE'S discretion. All returned products are the property of MONOPRICE and must be returned to MONOPRICE for a replacement to be issued.
|Display Type||IPS panel with LED backlight|
|Display Size||27" (685mm)|
|Dot Pitch||0.2331 x 0.2331 mm|
|Maximum Resolution||2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz (WQXGA)|
|Brightness||440cd/m² max, 400cd/m² typical|
|Color Space Support||1.07 billion colors|
|Response Time (gray-to-gray)||6 milliseconds|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||80,000:1 max|
|Viewing Angle||178° left/right, 178° up/down|
|Input Options||DVI-D Dual Link, VGA (backup)|
|Horizontal Frequency (HFR)||30KHz ~ 88.7KHz|
|Vertical Frequency (VFR)||60Hz ~ 75Hz|
|Pixel Clock Frequency||241.5MHz|
Operation: < 90W
Standby: < 1.5W
|Monitor Input Power||24 VDC, 6A|
|AC Adapter Input Power||100 ~ 240 VAC, 50-60Hz|
|Operating Temperature||+32 ~ +122°F (0 ~ +50°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-4 ~ +140°F (-20 ~ +60°C)|
|Operating Humidity||10-85%, noncondensing|
|VESA Mount Size||100x100|
|Dimensions (monitor only)||25.7" x 18.7" x 1.8" (654 x 474 x 46 mm)|
|Dimensions (with stand)||25.7" x 18.7" x 6.3" (654 x 474 x 160 mm)|
|Weight (monitor only)||14.1 lbs (6.4 Kg)|
|Weight (stand only)||1.0 lbs (440g)|
|Certifications||UL listed (C+US), FCC, CE|
Included in the Package:
- 1x 27" IPS LED monitor
- 1x Stand base
- 1x AC power adapter
- 1x AC power cord
- 1x Dual Link DVI-D cable
- 1x User's manual
|Preset Display Modes|
|Mode||Resolution||HFR (KHz)||VFR (Hz)|
PROS: Bright, clear, consistent color
CONS: Flimsy, unreliable stand
Forget about the cinema display or thunderbolt save your money and buy this one if all you want is a good monitor.
GREAT PICTURE QUALITY. GAVE IT A 9 BECAUSE OF THE BASE COULD BE NICER BUT PICTURE QUALITY IS A 10!!
CONS: they could have made the base a little nicer looking though its sturdy enough you will not have any issues.
PROS: Great monitor. Superb picture!
CONS: Limited inputs
PROS: Price, decent calibration out of the box, crisp output, no dead pixels
CONS: Base mounting is weak, poor black levels, backlight bleeding
The only downside is connectivity. This monitor only had DVI-D and RGB, and to hook it up to my MacBook Air meant I had to purchase a converter from Monoprice. The converter requires a USB port on the Mac, which is a drag. I wish I had spent a little more to get the same monitor with an HDMI port, which has an easier conversion to Thunderbolt.
PROS: Sharp, excellent color, excellent refresh rates, all around excellent high-end monitor.
Although some have mentioned that the stand is not great, I really don't have a problem with it at all suits my needs just fine. The monitor itself is very stylish and thin. The glass panel extends al the way to the edge of the monitor which gives it a nice clean look (note, the screen itself doesn't go to the edge, but the glass top layer) and the brushed aluminum along the bottom is a nice touch.
PROS: Great Price
CONS: Definite backlight bleeding
There is an inconsequential amount of light bleed as others have stated, but only noticeable with a dark background and in the dark. It is rare that my eyes train to the edges of the panels anyway, so this is of no concern to me.
For those who will be using an active display port adapter (powered by USB, in my case)... with Windows 8 I do not have an issue when coming back from sleep or hibernate. The monitor, on occasion, may take an extra second or two to display an image but not a big deal. However, using the exact same PC with OSX 10.6 loaded on it (Hackintosh), 99% of the time I had to unplug the adapter (and power), sometimes multiple times in a row, before the image would come back. I was going to try and use an externally powered USB hub to see if that helped, but decided to go back to Windows so I don't know for sure if that would have fixed it.
Bottom line: If you're using native a DVI-D port, you're golden. If you have to use a converter (and a Mac), either don't use sleep/hibernate or make sure the back panel of your Mac is easily accessible.
PROS: Quality display, nice case, 1440p, not a single dead pixel (and I bought two).
CONS: No DisplayPort
PROS: Exceptionally good monitor, superb resolution and bright, vibrant colors at an incredible price.
CONS: Minor: no HDMI input use with ultrabook requires adaptor.
- Beautiful color reproduction
- Fast enough for full resolution gaming
- Metal case
- Edge to edge glass
CONS: - Include VESA screws are too short for my mount.
Super bright, no dead pixels. Worth every penny. Too bad Canadian shipping isn't cheaper, had to drive down to the states for it. I was a tool and plugged it into the wrong DVI port and thought I couldn't get higher than 1080p.. couldn't find drivers, etc. Plugging it into the correct port fixed this, no drivers required.
PROS: - Super Bright
- No dead pixles
- Wicked Awesome
- Love the metal backing.
CONS: - If you plug it into the wrong DVI port on your gfx and you didn't know that the wrong port only did 1080p you only get 1080p and its frustrating..... :-/ (PEBKAC)
- Base is the 'cheapest' part of the monitor, but i don't mind it... better yet, grab a mount.
- Screen has 'hole' for a camera, but no camera (likely using the same 'Apple' glass)
- Some apps can't handle more than 1080p so their menu fonts look blurry (firefox for some reason)
- Monitor is so bright that in a dark room or covered keyboard you require backlit keys
- You may get a tan from this thing