DEAD PIXELS, LIGHT BLEED AND MAC USE
On receipt, we checked over both monitors and couldn’t find any dead or stuck pixels, regardless of color. As well, we checked for light bleed and found that there was, in fact, minor bleed but it wasn’t noiiceable unless you were looking. We also plugged it into our new MBA , via Display Port, and it worked like a charm, providing some amazing colors.
REPORT SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS
If anyone would have asked me if I’de ever invest in a lesser known Korean 27″ 2560×1440 monitor two weeks ago, I wouldn’t even have dignified that with an answer. I already had my eyes on two Samsung 850D’s at Amazon that were already going for almost half of the price seen elsewhere at $680 per. It was then that I got my first glimpse of QNIX pricing and decided to look into things further.
Our next concern would be whether this is the purchase for everyone. Absolutely not. Would we even go so far as to say that 2560x1440Monitors.Com and Clyde Choi might even have given us preferential treatment? Absolutely. Anyone in the same position under the same circumstances would do just that. Having said that, we’re not alone in our praise because, even before our purchase, we had read countless reviews of similar purchase decisions that were very favorable. As well, QNIX sells directly from Amazon and their reviews there are 4-5 stars consistently.
The QNIX QX2710 uses the very same PLS panel as the more expensive Samsung branded products. When we asked Mr. Choi, he confirmed that it was a new Samsung PLS panel and that it worked perfectly. Now is it possible that these smaller Korean third party manufacturers are buying factory seconds with Samsung keeping the best for themselves? Of course that maybe the case but one never knows. Look at the recent review TSSDR did of the Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD. Samsung still hasn’t released an ultrabook with that SSD, yet the same hardware with the same components had been in the MacBook Air we reviewed several months prior. Samsung is a smart company and realizes that there is much more value in outside purchases from companies like Sony and Apple (and maybe even QNIX), then building everything in house.
At the end of the day, the following points led us to form the only opinion that could be for the QNIX QX2710 2560×1440 monitor and the business nature of Clyde Choi and 2560x1440monitor.com:
- The QNIX QX2710 contained the very same PLS panel as its identical Samsung counterpart;
- The QX2710 was less than have the price of its Samsung counterpart;
- The QX2710 had more input ports than the Samsung;
- The reputation of the QX2710 and of the company were stellar with lots of user reviews;
- Clyde Choi answered all questions put to him and demonstrated that 2560x1440monitor.com has very sound business ethics;
- The order process was quick and easy;
- Each system went through validation tests before shipping;
- Shipping was free;
- Shipping was quicker than anyone would ever had expected and might even be considered ‘2 day shipping’ as it was shipped on Friday from South Korea and arrived in Canada at our doorstep on Monday;
- The box reported ‘oDead Pixel’ and we can confirm that this unit is, in fact, dead pixel free; and
- The color is absolutely amazing.
This is one of those topics that we are certain will draw some great traffic so, if you have an opinion either way, please comment. As much as we can’t comment on the entire process of the typical user, the Korean based value monitor seems to be hardware worth considering. It is cheap, has 2560×1440 resolution, no dead pixels, multiple ports, is shipped free and arrives within days of ordering….oh and the picture is AMAZING!
With no effort whatsoever, both screens are now running in 120hz with DVI-D cables. We had originally done it by customizing the resolution in the NVidia Control Panel but then decided to follow what others had done and installed the NVIDIA Pixel Clock Patcher . We then set our custom 120hz 2560×1440 res screen using the Custom Resolution Utility. We now have two 27″ 120hz 2560×1440 screens running off of our ne EVGA GeForce GTX 770.