Originally Posted by From OC.net
Answers to FAQ:
-Variants of these monitors are all 2560x1440, 27" IPS monitors sold in Korea, not the US. They retail for ~$250 in S. Korea, and end up being ~$400 in the US after shipping. In other words, they're $700-$1000 monitors with higher potential refresh rates for 1/2 the price.
-All the Catleap monitors seem to hit 85hz+ (97hz 100hz being the highest so far, which is the GPU's limit at this resolution), while my Achieva can't go above 70hz. (Check for new variants)
-It's a glossy display, no AG coating
-1 Dual Link DVI input, audio input, and 24V DC input. That's it. (depending on model)
-It's an 8 bit display. There are "10 bit" variants out there but not on Ebay. From what I understand, it's not a true 10 bit panel anyway.
-No OSD (on this basic "Lite" model), just LED backlight brightness and volume.
-It has an LG IPS LCD panel, the same one found in 27" iMacs. The Dell u2711 uses the LM270WQ2, I think this uses the LM270WQ1.
-The discussed Catleap variant uses the same display, as far as I know
-Initially, it was ~$460, I bought it just as the price dropped to $398. The Catleap was down to $370 once. Prices have been rising with demand.
-Yes, it's fine for gaming. Due to the lack of a scaler or any extra inputs, input lag is on par with my 720p TV.
-It's 60hz default, not 97hz or 120hz.
-Both the Achieva and Catleap have VESA mounting points.
-I don't remember paying any import taxes. The seller (dream seller) handled shipping, I never got a tracking number. It got here in about 3 business days.
-My Achieva does not have a glass surface, other variants do. I'm not sure if the bezel is removable, but it doesn't seem to be.
-There are multiple reports of very small amounts of dust stuck behind the glass of the IPSB model. In terms of reliability, the non glass models have a better track record, and glass doesn't improve the display quality.
-The Achieva QH270-lite from Dream Seller on Ebay is the IPSBS model, with speakers and no glass.
-There is a UK variant of the monitor, the Hazro HZ27WC, but it's significantly more expensive. Achieva is Hazro's OEM. As the manual and any OSD will be in Korean, the Hazro manual may be helpful.
-There may be a valid manufacturer's warranty, but don't get your hopes up. See quote below.
-The (Achieva) stand does tilt back.
-My Achieva from dream seller came in bubble wrap, as have some monitors from every other seller. Others did not.
-dcSamsungMall ships by Fedex. Dream Seller ships by EMS, which is ultimately handled by the United States Postal Service. Shipping times and methods vary.
(Reviewed) $400 2560x1440 IPS no-AG 90hz+ Achieva Shimian QH270 and Catleap Q270
Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor - [H]ard|Forum
Do check the listings carefully. Some have speakers, tempered glass or multi-inputs. Higher spec models can be cheaper too.