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thinking about getting a new monitor

#1daftpunk_mk5Posted 10/31/2013 12:15:46 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-U2713HM-IPS-LED-CVN85-27-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B009H0XQQY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1383229777&sr=8-5&keywords=2560x1440+monitor

This is the one I'm leaning toward. From everything I've seen, it seems to be the best choice. I'm currently using a 23.6" ASUS 1080p from about 4 years ago, so it's definitely becoming outdated. It still functions just fine though so I want to get a bigger, higher res display for it to be a meaningful upgrade (it wouldn't be worth it to get a screen the same size just for higher contrast and better colors). This is the one I have
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236086


So yeah I'm pretty sure I want the Dell Ultrasharp, but my only concern is, is there any new monitor technology coming out soon that I should be aware of? $600 for a monitor is a pretty big investment so I'd rather hold out if there's something new and exciting coming out.

As for extras, 3D and touchscreen are cool enough, I'd use them if I had them, but they're not essential and better performance is much more important for me. I am a big PC gamer, but I haven't had much time to play games with school, so I need something versatile that'll be good for multitasking, reading journals, etc.

Any advice? Should I hold out or go ahead and buy that one? (well I'll wait a month to see if there are any bf or cm deals, so I'll be buying it then)
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#2ivanwind15Posted 10/31/2013 12:19:45 PM
http://www.microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27_WQHD_IPS_LED_Monitor
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#3daftpunk_mk5(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 12:23:56 PM
Eh, I don't want to get a generic one. The IPS monitors are known to have QC issues so I'd rather get the Dell with a 3 year warranty that I know they'll honor. My main concern isn't the price, it's if there are better performing monitors out or on their way within the next year.
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#4daftpunk_mk5(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 1:13:08 PM
Bump
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