Your New 2560x1440 Monitor

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The Moneysaver is delving further into PC hardware, and the top seems like a good place to start. We can definitively say this is the best deal available on a monitor for your gaming, your video editing, and for reading Kotaku. Jump in and save.


The Monoprice 27" IPS LED WQHD 2560x1440 Monitor will make people stop and stare, so if you're using at work, make sure you're working. The panel is made by LG in Korea (the supplier for Apple's 27" iMac and Thunderbolt panels). For gamers, response time is 6ms. This monitor has been perpetually sold out, but you can finally stop reloading the page and just pre-order. At $390, it comes in hundreds of dollars under the cost of comparable products from companies like Dell and Apple. [Monoprice]

Of course, you have to give a little to get a little. The buttons and menus on the monitor are pretty janky, and you won't be using the bezel to shave with anytime soon. Two potential dealbreakers are that DVI-D Dual Link is the only port option, and that the monitor is not Mac compatible, but Monoprice is bringing in the the cure for those ailments.

Illustration for article titled Your New 2560x1440 Monitor

Enter the 27" IPS-G Pro LED WQHD Monitor. Same resolution, but another $85 gets you speakers, HDMI, DisplayPort, and a better stand. Most importantly, it'll play nice with your Macs. [Monoprice]

If you absolutely must have a 30-incher and 2560x1600 resolution then the 30" IPS CrystalPro Monitor WQXGA 2560x1600 Monitor is for you. It's sitting on my desk right now because I'm a horrible person and couldn't wait for the 27" to come back in stock (and there was a coupon). I have no regrets. At $800 it's no impulse buy, but it still massively undercuts comparable products. [Monoprice]

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Gene Jacket

Can someone, in all seriousness, explain to me the need for anything more than a 1080 display right now?

I know that you can run your desktop at pretty much any resolution you want, but most content (games, video, etc) is going to be viewed at 1080. I understand some games support larger resolutions, but does it really make that much of a difference? For that matter, how does older, sub-HD content look?

I have a hard time justifying a larger resolution display and it's price until way more content supports the resolutions.