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Conversation Between Archer and Twiggy
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  1. Archer
    October 7th, 2012 11:36 PM
    Archer
    Yamakasi Catleap Q270SE

  2. Twiggy
    October 7th, 2012 11:27 PM
    Twiggy
    Catleap?

  3. Archer
    October 7th, 2012 11:11 PM
    Archer
    Mine just fits. EDIT: By that I mean it fits now. hehehehe

    My Catleap is a nice medium between gloss and matte. And Pentile displays aren't the only ones, any high-pixel-density screen like that will look like rubbish with a matte protector.

  4. Twiggy
    October 7th, 2012 11:05 PM
    Twiggy
    I doubt I'll be able to cram a 1440p monitor on my desk anyway

    I can't use a glossy display at my desk because of reflections from the window. I've noticed that anti-reflective screen protectors wreck havoc on the display quality of screens with a PenTile matrix, as I've noticed with my Galaxy S.

  5. Archer
    October 7th, 2012 10:59 PM
    Archer
    27" 1440p ones are. The only two others available at the time were the $800 Dell or the $1200 Thunderbolt Display. Mine was $350 and didn't have the bad antiglare coating of the Dell or the Super-glossy finish of the Apple. It was a no-brainer.

    1080p monitors are a different story. Cheap and easy to find.

  6. Twiggy
    October 7th, 2012 08:21 PM
    Twiggy
    Pretty much the only games running acceptably well at that res = 2D games, browser games, and low-demand 3D games.

    I wonder why you went for a Yamakasi? Are monitors expensive at your place?

  7. Archer
    October 7th, 2012 05:45 PM
    Archer
    EDIT BUTTON!

    Seriously! Spoilers would be nice, too.

    Glad you're happy, though. And yes, the HD3000 won't struggle with 1080p (really it's not a high workload for reasonable modern GPUs), but try gaming at that res.

  8. Twiggy
    October 7th, 2012 08:02 AM
    Twiggy



    The photo of the monitor from the bottom... wow.

    It's like a revelation.

    *just notices that he got a bit too excited and posted several VMs in a row*

    ---

    Hmm... The monitor was set up with dynamic contrast enabled out of the box, named "SmartContrast". For some reason I never noticed the backlight intensity changes, unlike the Samsung display I had with my now-dead desktop. Guess given time, even that becomes good and worthy of being left on.

    But still... *disables it*

  9. Twiggy
    October 7th, 2012 07:09 AM
    Twiggy
    *sets up HDMI audio passthrough*

    *plugs in stereo speakers to the monitor's audio out*

    *Taylor Swift*

    For a moment, when I pulled a black-to-white gradient on Paint.NET, I saw lots of steps.

    Zooming in reveals that the display is showing the difference between, well, pretty much every step, and that the display is displaying it as-is without dithering. All the ugly truths uncovered by a better monitor. This got verified when I went to monitor test sites. (Paint.NET is not capable of dithering gradients, unlike GIMP or Photoshop)

  10. Twiggy
    October 7th, 2012 06:46 AM
    Twiggy
    Pretty much the only fault I have with the monitor is nitpicky - calibration is loaded using a separate program at boot, so the display uses the accurate colour profile after the computer boots completely, unlike how Windows "fixes" my MacBook Air's screen as soon as I log in.


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