I am searching for a 2560x1440 monitor and I am looking for the alternatives I have. I already discarded a 3840x2160 Dell monitor as I learned that my early 2013 15-inch retina MacBook Pro won't support such a high resolution on an external screen. So, I am stuck with 1440p models. The thing is: I live in Brazil and offers here are very limited. And no, I cannot order a monitor from the US because I will have to pay an astonishing amount of taxes that is unbelievable to most non-Brazilian citizens and which will make it more than double its original price. As much as I would love to, I just cannot search Amazon.com for the best deal and have it delivered in my house. I have the option to buy an Apple Thunderbolt Display, but I will not do that because it costs about US$ 2,200 here, so I am looking at the other options. The bottom line is, the following models are available here, and not all of them are readily available: • Philips 272P4QPJKEB, US$ 1,150 • Dell UltraSharp U2713HM, US$ 925 (3+ weeks to be delivered) • Samsung SyncMaster S27A850, US$ 950 • LG 27EA83R, US$ 900 (sold out for now) Basically, these are the only options I have. The Dell is the cheapest one to buy in the credit card, but it will take something like a month to arrive, or maybe even more. The LG one is sold out for now, but it comes and goes all the time, so I might find one. The others are all ready for shipment and will be delivered in about a week. I would like to know whether you have any opinion on these monitors. They are all 27" with a 2560x1440 resolution, but they use different panels. As I understand, the LG and the Dell use the same IPS panel as the Apple Thunderbolt Display. The panel is made by LG and is has a 350 nit brightness. The Samsung and the Philips both share the same PLS panel made by Samsung, and they sport a 300 nit brightness. As far as I read, the IPS panel has better color reproduction and perhaps wider viewing angles, but the PLS is more colorful and has quicker response. I would like to know which of these monitors is better and would be more recommended. First, which panel is the best? Second, which monitor is the best and most polished? Thanks.