Planar 27" 2560x1440 Monitor <$400

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by fredr500, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. fredr500 macrumors regular

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    Newegg has this $500 monitor available as open box for about $400 shipped:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824016329R

    It has great reviews, here is a very detailed Tom' Hardware review:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/planar-pxl2790mw-review,3647.html

    I've been watching for a month (a lot less time than I've been waiting for the new mini) and never seen it for under $500 shipped.

    Newegg is offering just a 30 day return, but the factory has a 3 year warranty, most of that should still be available.
     
  2. kyriostrife macrumors member

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    Meh for that price I'd rather spend another $100 and get a used 30" cinema display or Thunderbolt display. There are deals on Craigslist.

    I have a Shimian 2560x1440 monitor that I got off of ebay brand new for $270 2 years ago. No dead pixels, no issues whatsoever. Just not as amazing build quality as the Apple displays or Dell displays and mine had no speakers.

    I see why you'd buy newegg, because of warranty, etc. I hear the monoprice monitors are good as well.

    With that said, the Planar reviews are very good. But if you're looking to save money you can always get a 2560x1440 monitor for much cheaper. But this is a good middle ground. I'm sure others on here have the same monitor that can attest to its quality.
     

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