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What do you think about buying a $521 monitor used, like new, on Amazon?

#1Star_NutsPosted 8/31/2013 3:37:29 PM
It's a ASUS PB278Q. I would like to buy it new but the only vendor I can find that will ship to an APO address comes out to about $600. That's just too much. $521 is stretching it and that includes shipping. Anyways, are used monitors typically a good deal or is there some significant risk involved here?

http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1377988107&sr=1-3
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#2cuteboi100Posted 8/31/2013 3:44:46 PM(edited)
I, as a rule, never buy used electronics. You just don't know if something's wrong with them. Unless this monitor is backed by a 3 year warranty-at least- don't buy it.

Edit: 3 years might be an exaggeration.

But I expect a monitor to last me for 5 years, at least that's what all of my monitors have lasted me in the past. Actually I've never had a monitor break on me. They're pretty sturdy.
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#3GarquillPosted 8/31/2013 3:47:41 PM
that monitor has nearly 3 times the display lag of the best monitors
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#4Star_Nuts(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2013 3:54:35 PM
Garquille14 posted...
that monitor has nearly 3 times the display lag of the best monitors


It says it's 5ms. Are there other similarly priced monitors that are 3 times better in display lag?
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#5Moose_Of_WoePosted 8/31/2013 4:17:27 PM(edited)
If it's 5ms, that's actually pretty good. Heck my BenQ's are 7ish (2GTG) and they're TN panels.

The best non-CRT monitor for input lag is probably:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313#top

It's like, .7m/s. and 1ms GTG. Granted it's only 24 inches, but it's half the price at 120hz.
If you have your heart set on an IPS panel and that extra 3 inches then nvm.
#6Star_Nuts(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2013 4:14:45 PM
From the ASUS website:
It is also about 25% sharper than a generic 27 full HD display, delivering ultra-smooth visuals thanks to 5ms (GTG) response time. This ensures you get lag-free experiences in movies and gaming, with the latter looking more vivid, with all in-game details shown in true color.
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#7cynicwithin2000Posted 8/31/2013 4:50:17 PM
Star_Nuts posted...
Garquille14 posted...
that monitor has nearly 3 times the display lag of the best monitors


It says it's 5ms. Are there other similarly priced monitors that are 3 times better in display lag?


It's a very good monitor and they can overclock very well if you have the right video card. Mine is stable at 85fps and has been a rock since the day I bought it.
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 8/31/2013 4:52:19 PM
Do you actually need a monitor that nice? That looks like a monitor for content creation, not consumption.
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#9GarquillPosted 8/31/2013 4:55:51 PM
Manufacturers don't provide the display lag. The number they give you is misleading and is not the display lag

http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/
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#10aak57Posted 8/31/2013 4:58:48 PM
Garquille14 posted...
that monitor has nearly 3 times the display lag of the best monitors


It's higher than 120Hz monitors, sure, but it's still serviceable unless you're into competitive Quake or something.
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