In first examining the new QNIX QX2710, I remember thinking that if it worked as well as everything had gone so far, we were in for a real treat. The system we purchased has the extra $20 pricetag for the extra ports as seen here and at the time of this shot, we were testing out the display port.
We were very happy about something totally unexpected, however, and that was the physical buttons on the right base of the screen for power, source selection and menu operation. I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to throw any one of our 4 Samsung 27″ A350 monitors out the window through frustration of the ‘touch’ screen menu and power buttons. All of the features were laid out on the front bezel which wasn’t that distracting, as well.
For many, the biggest concern they might have is the stand which is definitely not that sturdy. That didn’t affect our needs as we were throwing both systems directly onto a new Rosewill RHMS-13002 dual desktop 27″ monitor mount which we reviewed prior to this report. For those others that are thinking of following the same way, be aware that the stand stem cannot be removed unless the back of the QX2710 is opened. It is actually quite easy as you will note.
QNIX QX2710 DISASSEMBLY
It takes all of five minutes and only 6 screws to remove your QX2710 stand base. First, place your monitor on its face and remove the four screws shown here:
Next turn the monitor over and observe that there is a black frame, or bezel around the screen. This is a one piece plastic frame that is only clicked in place. Simply slide a screw driver between this frame and the rear cover at the base of the unit. You will hear a click and observe it to release there. From there, you can slide your screwdriver to the right and the same will happen. In the case of our two monitors, we simply pulled up on the frame/bezel all around and it came off very easily.
At this point, you will notice that there are two screws securing the screen to a rail on each side. DO NOT REMOVE THESE. There are several videos that instruct you to remove these, however, it is completely unnecessary. Simply pull the plastic frame on one side of the monitor at those screws and that side will release.
From there, lift that side above the plastic and pull gently to release the other side, and then down to expose the stand stem screws as seen here. Unscrew both and the stem falls right off.
All that is left is reassembly by sliding the screen over and back up, pressing the sides back into place, placing the front frame, or bezel, back on and clicking it into place all around, and then replacing the four rear screws. It is really as easy as that!
CONNECTING THE SYSTEM TO YOUR MONITOR
If you are like most, you bought the QX2710 with only the Dual DVI-D connection and that is great if you plan on running only one monitor. If you plan on running two systems at 2560×1440 as we do however, there are some considerations that should be factored in, the first being that you would need a graphics card with two dual DVI-D connectors to suit your needs. In our case, EVGA was nice enough to send along an EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked wityh ACX Cooler Gfx Card so we are connecting through one DVI-D and one Display Link.
Another misconseption is that you might need to have to invest in an expensive graphics card for such a monitor which, as well, would be incorrect. We have tried the QX2710 on two motherboards as well as a VERY OLD Asus EN8400G and all worked flawlessly at 2560×1440 resolution. Here is a shot displaying our connection to the EVGA GTX 770: