27" 2560 x 1440 LED DGM IPS-2701WPH PRO monitor 319.99 + Ship @ OcUK
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27" 2560 x 1440 LED DGM IPS-2701WPH PRO monitor 319.99 + Ship @ OcUK

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Found 27th Jul 2012
Please don't vote cold if you don't understand what this monitor is. Instead, see if you can find a comparable one cheaper in the UK.

This monitor uses the same LG IPS panel as a 27" Apple Cinema display, and has a 2560 x 1440 resolution - still 16:9 but higher res than 'full HD' meaning more desktop space to use on your PC.

It has a 3 year RTB warranty with OcUK.

It Was initially available at this price for pre-order but has been 380 for most of the time since then, and is 400 from DGM themselves, with only 1 year warranty.

Your best alternatives (apart from Hazro, which is more money and not as good) are Dell Ultrasharps for over 500 quid, or imports from Korea. These can be as low as 200 pounds BUT will then have import duty / VAT on top, do not come with useful warranties, and usually have a lot less functionality (no OSD, no scaling, no analogue inputs, Duallink DVI only, etc).

This is a very good deal for particular people, so I figured it was worth posting now that the price is temporarily down again.

For people who don't want higher res displays or think they can get the same thing on ebay for 150 quid, (and its 1080p, which is better, right?!) I welcome all of the usual ignorant comments below. Really, post away. But I'd simply request that you don't vote cold unless you genuinely know better, because doing so will keep this deal out of sight for the people who care about it.

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Good price for this size and type of monitor. Personally I have 24" Dells at 2144 x 1152. I would like 27" but the cost difference for the 3" is too large
Zoea

You can get basically the same from ebay for around £210. Search Catleap, … You can get basically the same from ebay for around £210. Search Catleap, Shimian etc. http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CIsBEBYwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techpowerup.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D162310%26goto%3Dnewpost&ei=cmASUMDMFOm10QXRh4GoCw&usg=AFQjCNG8lUeqG6KXYbL_UT2QxNo5vzUDwQ



Yes, the OP stated that, but they are not the same, the warranty being a big concern for some. It's all very well getting it cheaper, but in the event of a warranty claim I can only imagine the aggro involved in returning it to Korea etc.
I thought this had been already posted around the beginning of the month but can't find the thread.

Anyway, introductory offer price of £319 makes it the cheapest yet for one of these high res IPS monitors - and saves £40 on the current Hazro price....

Incidently, why do you say the Hazro is not as good please? Is it because of the single input? [which needs to be used to get the best image quality]

Great deal!
Edited by: "Faythur" 27th Jul 2012
Sorry - dup post
Edited by: "Faythur" 27th Jul 2012
This is possibly a good deal when you weigh up the warrantee concerns of buying from Korea and the £500+ cost of a dell. Still though its £320 for a DGM monitor made on the cheap and from past experience DGM’s customer service is far from good. Neither hot or cold from me lol

It was posted back when it was at the 320 quid pre-order price, but the standard price ever since then has been higher. I think that when it goes on offer again later, that it's generally OK to make a new post.

freakstyler

Still though its £320 for a DGM monitor made on the cheap and from past … Still though its £320 for a DGM monitor made on the cheap and from past experience DGM’s customer service is far from good. Neither hot or cold from me lol



The 3 year warranty is with OcUK directly, so you should not need to deal with DGM, even if something does go wrong. (I know that OcUK are also not popular with some, but they've always been good to me so far).

Faythur

Incidently, why do you say the Hazro is not as good please? Is it because … Incidently, why do you say the Hazro is not as good please? Is it because of the single input? [which needs to be used to get the best image quality]



'Not as good' was perhaps a little unfair of me. There's little to compare between the two panels in terms of image quality, and in fact the Hazro has less input lag. However, in direct comparisons, the DGM has normally seemed like the clear choice to me. The Hazro has far fewer features, so it's always seemed mysterious that it would be more expensive.

Look at the comments from the thread that was posted when this was still being sold by DGM, for more talk of Hazro vs DGM:
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=3

Although you're correct that the single input available on both monitors is probably the one you'd want to use, the DGM will allow you to plug in alternative devices which do not support such high resolutions, and will scale them adequately. It means you can plug a console in directly, for example, as well as your main workstation. 1080p will still look fab on this monitor, even though the main reason to buy it is for a workstation running higher resolution.
Edited by: "wild_quinine" 27th Jul 2012

Any thoughts/opinions on this monitor would be appreciated.
I was thinking of going for The Hazro HZ27WC for £360 @ Scan but all the reported problems have put me off. Also the fact that after 1-3mths you need to chase up Hazro if anything goes wrong (is that even allowed? I thought your contract was with the retailer?).

I've not heard of DGM before but like that the warranty is with the retailer but am put off with all the negativity with OCUK.
Although they do have a 14day money back guarantee period.

I would consider the £540 Dell @ Amazon but it has an anti-glare coating which is suppose to be very annoying.

I just don't know which to go for.
Is there anything else coming to market anytime soon?

Edit - Just found this:

If you exercise your right of cancellation under the Distance Selling … If you exercise your right of cancellation under the Distance Selling Regulations (2000) after the goods have been delivered to you, you will be responsible for returning the goods to Overclockers UK at your own cost.



Not good news if you get a dead pixel or something.

wild_quinine

the single input available on both monitors is probably the one you'd … the single input available on both monitors is probably the one you'd want to use



What do you mean by this?


Update: I may just wait for the ASUS VA278Q to come out. Wonder how much it'll be.
K1LLER HORNET

Just found this:Not good news if you get a dead pixel or something.



Agreed, but to some degree that's a risk you take. If I got a dead pixel that I couldn't handle I would DSR and take the 20 quid hit. Dead pixels are NOT considered a fault within certain tolerances, so you aren't returning as faulty for a single dead pixel - you're returning under the cooling off agreement.

(And by the way, those tolerances are better than one pixel in a million)

K1LLER HORNET

What do you mean by this?



That there is only one input that both monitors share. The DGM has lots of inputs, but the Hazro only has one. It is the one that you'd probably want to use, on either monitor. But the DGM's extra inputs give you a lot more flexibility for other things. Such as a bit of console gaming on the side.
DGM are Digimate - a long standing budget monitor company
digimate.com/en/…asp

Regarding the input, if you want to use the full high resolution of 2560 X 1440 then you must use the DVI Duallink one.

HDMI for example will 'only' give you a 'normal' full HD res of 1080p [1920 X 1080]

Oops! too late

Thanks for your further comments wild_quinine.
Edited by: "Faythur" 27th Jul 2012

You get what you pay for, these probably use rejected panels or have poor QA compared to the big brand 27". At least it has DisplayPort which can natively support it's resolution so you don't have to use dual link DVI.

sparx1981

Good price for this size and type of monitor. Personally I have 24" Dells … Good price for this size and type of monitor. Personally I have 24" Dells at 2144 x 1152. I would like 27" but the cost difference for the 3" is too large



24" monitors have a resolution of 1900x1200, not what you stated. I have 27" and 24" monitors and I can say that the difference between the two is huge, not only in resolution but also in pixel density.
Edited by: "weiran" 27th Jul 2012
weiran

You get what you pay for, these probably use rejected panels or have poor … You get what you pay for, these probably use rejected panels or have poor QA compared to the big brand 27".



No, although that would be the case for a lot of the cheap Korean imports, it is not true here.

OCUK have said this about the panel:

"The panels in the DGM are purchased from LG and are A+ panels, I confirmed this before buying and negotiated the 3yr warranty."

source: hotukdeals.com/dea…990
Very good deal for a panel of this resolution. The only real negative I can see with it is the stand, which appears to be non-adjustable - though it does have a VESA mount, so you could always upgrade this later (or you could just stand it on a pile of books!).

I originally had the Hazro, which had a similar stand, and sat much too low on my desktop for my liking. Also, the glass front panel fell off after a couple of months! In the end, I got my money back and bought the Dell, which is excellent (albeit pricey).

Cold not an iMac.
someone on overclock.net reccomended this screen to me... was it you?
I've just ordered myself an import of this spec. I'll tell you how it goes, but have some heat from me. If I had seen this I may have been tempted by it instead of the import route.
Is there a 30" version?
Sorely tempted by one of these WQHD monitors having just upgraded my desktop.

But it's a lot of cash for a bit (OK, a lot) of extra display area. Think I'll hold off just now and wait (may be a while I realise) until the price drops down closed to the £200 mark ....

Still, this is a pretty good deal in the current market. I looked at the Korean imports myself and decided I couldn't be bothered with the hassle .... not to mention the risk of being hit with additional import costs.
I recently got one of the korean ones.. cost about 230 inc tax + delivery. 27 2560x1440. Build quality of the stand is average. But panel it self is superb! hooked up to a 2011 macbook pro works like a charm.
Hmmmm. A+ panel? (Unlike most of the Korean cheapo imports)

NO!!! MUST NOT BUY!!! WHY DIDN'T I LEAVE MY CREDIT CARD AT HOME TODAY ..... oO
Good deal for an IPS monitor in 24 "?

pretty good price for a 27" WQHD monitor.

I'm not sure i'd recommend anything like this to gamers, but should make a fantastic monitor for graphics work and probably watching videos etc...

anyone got experience with this monitor for gaming?

weiran

24" monitors have a resolution of 1900x1200, not what you stated. I have … 24" monitors have a resolution of 1900x1200, not what you stated. I have 27" and 24" monitors and I can say that the difference between the two is huge, not only in resolution but also in pixel density.


that completely depends on the monitors, most 27" and 24" monitors are 1080p (16:9) (1920*1200 [16:10] was a lot more popular a few years ago, before HDTV and 1080P really took off on homes. 1900*1200 is an odd resolution and admittedly I've never seen it as a native resolution on a monitor before) - obviously the pixel density will be less on a 27" however it should be around the same if not a little greater with a WQHD resolution.

Good price, heat added
I know what the monitor is, and it's an absolute steal. But OcUK.

This is one case where fascism/racism/homophobia = cool (well, cold, anyway).
sancheez

But it's a lot of cash for a bit (OK, a lot) of extra display area. Think … But it's a lot of cash for a bit (OK, a lot) of extra display area. Think I'll hold off just now and wait (may be a while I realise) until the price drops down closed to the £200 mark ....



I remember updating to my 24", a good many years back now, it cost me £350 for a monitor that by today's standard of 24" monitors is average at best. Though I still don't regret the upgrade - after all I was updating from a 17" CRT, think I was using a 9800xt back then too.... the 3" jump doesn't sound that amazing, but I definitely think anything above 24" [as a monitor] is pointless if the resolution doesn't improve, I'll wait for a 30" with same or better res I think.
You seem to get a lot of tech for your money and a great display. But whats the difference (apart from connectivity and design) between this and a £900 Apple display that uses the same LG panel?
I'd love that, or higer res on a 30" inch screen. I currently have 1920x1200 on a 27" and it's perfect so I think anything higher would be too small for me...
Heavyweight

But whats the difference (apart from connectivity and design) between … But whats the difference (apart from connectivity and design) between this and a £900 Apple display that uses the same LG panel?



A little Apple badge on the front which immediately makes it 3x as expensive.

Oh, and (possibly) magical.

i personally don't see an issue with the korean panels which cost a little over £200 and how this is a better buy. I don't think a 3 year warranty and an A+ panel is worth an extra 130 pounds. Furthermore the korean panels are lg ones as well and if you look around on ebay you can easily find A+ panels with perfect pixels for a bit more. Some of them also offer checking services before shipping so it's pretty low risk imo.
foobie

I know what the monitor is, and it's an absolute steal. But OcUK. This is … I know what the monitor is, and it's an absolute steal. But OcUK. This is one case where fascism/racism/homophobia = cool (well, cold, anyway).



I've heard this so many times about OcUK and I want to challenge you on that. Not because I would refuse to believe it is true, but because *nobody* has ever provided me with any evidence for this. I've only ever heard this as second hand rumours, and the only 'evidence' I've ever been provided with is that they had a Union Flag in their logo. And I have asked, many times. Nobody seems to be able to show it to be true, or even likely.

It very probably would change my purchasing decisions if you could show me that this was true. Really, absolutely, I'm not being facetious. Show us the evidence. Any evidence. Because at the moment all you are doing is libeling them.
Edited by: "wild_quinine" 27th Jul 2012
It's certainly an oft-repeated claim but the origins seem fairly vague.
2k56

i personally don't see an issue with the korean panels which cost a … i personally don't see an issue with the korean panels which cost a little over £200 and how this is a better buy. I don't think a 3 year warranty and an A+ panel is worth an extra 130 pounds. Furthermore the korean panels are lg ones as well and if you look around on ebay you can easily find A+ panels with perfect pixels for a bit more. Some of them also offer checking services before shipping so it's pretty low risk imo.



A few counter points, because I also toyed with a Korean import before going for the DGM.

1) You do not only pay 200 pounds. You pay Duty and VAT on top, plus a handling fee from shipping company.
2) They will often lie about the item value to ensure customs/VAT is lower. Not sure that makes it a legit deal. More of a scam. And you'll still pay around 30-40 pounds on top even when they do lie.
3) Many sellers offer checking services, true, *for which you will pay around 30 pounds extra*.
4) Guess what happens to the 235 pound monitors which *do not* pass the checking? They go into the 200 pound monitor pile!
5) The Korean imports will usually not be A+ graded panels.
6) Many of the lower priced panels do not have additional inputs, but also do not have much of the internal technology the DGM has. This includes no On Screen Display, no monitor adjustments, a single dual dvi input, and even NO SCALING for other resolutions.

I looked into it, and the cheapest I could go for a pixel guaranteed monitor from a seller i would trust was going to work out around 280, total. The extra features and warranty and lesser risk were worth the difference, easily. (For me)

All that said, you can pay less and get a nice monitor from Korea. You're just not going to make as much of a saving as you expect, probably be complicit in VAT fraud, have no warranty, have less functionality, and maybe get a few dead pixels anyway.

The choice was clear for me, but I absolutely accept that it is still a choice.
Edited by: "wild_quinine" 27th Jul 2012
wild_quinine

I've heard this so many times about OcUK and I want to challenge you on … I've heard this so many times about OcUK and I want to challenge you on that. Not because I would refuse to believe it is true, but because *nobody* has ever provided me with any evidence for this. I've only ever heard this as second hand rumours, and the only 'evidence' I've ever been provided with is that they had a Union Flag in their logo. And I have asked, many times. Nobody seems to be able to show it to be true, or even likely. It very probably would change my purchasing decisions if you could show me that this was true. Really, absolutely, I'm not being facetious. Show us the evidence. Any evidence. Because at the moment all you are doing is libeling them.



Simple fact there is none.

I have been a member over at the forums for 13 years, and while you do get the odd poster (nearly 100,000) members total 99.999% are fine.
mumbojumbo

This A+ claim has only ever surfaced as an indirect statement by an … This A+ claim has only ever surfaced as an indirect statement by an Overclockers staff member?



Yes, AFAIK. If anyone has or does get in touch with them again about this, could they post below?
good price so voted hot!

personally i got 2 x dell u2711 for £430 each from ebay...

ebay.co.uk/itm…0b6

arrived in perfect condition
sven256

Simple fact there is none.I have been a member over at the forums for 13 … Simple fact there is none.I have been a member over at the forums for 13 years, and while you do get the odd poster (nearly 100,000) members total 99.999% are fine.



I think that the issue was that Spie, the former owner, had allegedly posted a lot of racist, homophobic stuff on the forum, not that the forum members in general were racist.
wild_quinine

A few counter points, because I also toyed with a Korean import before … A few counter points, because I also toyed with a Korean import before going for the DGM.1) You do not only pay 200 pounds. You pay Duty and VAT on top, plus a handling fee from shipping company. 2) They will often lie about the item value to ensure customs/VAT is lower. Not sure that makes it a legit deal. More of a scam. And you'll still pay around 30-40 pounds on top even when they do lie. 3) Many sellers offer checking services, true, *for which you will pay around 30 pounds extra*.4) Guess what happens to the 235 pound monitors which *do not* pass the checking? They go into the 200 pound monitor pile!5) The Korean imports will usually not be A+ graded panels.6) Many of the lower priced panels do not have additional inputs, but also do not have much of the internal technology the DGM has. This includes no On Screen Display, no monitor adjustments, a single dual dvi input, and even NO SCALING for other resolutions.I looked into it, and the cheapest I could go for a pixel guaranteed monitor from a seller i would trust was going to work out around 280, total. The extra features and warranty and lesser risk were worth the difference, easily. (For me)All that said, you can pay less and get a nice monitor from Korea. You're just not going to make as much of a saving as you expect, probably be complicit in VAT fraud, have no warranty, have less functionality, and maybe get a few dead pixels anyway.The choice was clear for me, but I absolutely accept that it is still a choice.



I have one of these monitors and it looks amazing

@1/2 I paid £24 in taxes so it was in total about £220
@3/4/5 On a monitor with a 2560x1440 resolution dead pixels are impossible to see unless on a black background, I have 3 on my monitor and I have only seen them when I looked for them when i got the monitor.
@6 Most people will use dual dvi anyway although I do understand some people might occasionally want to plug other things in, is that worth spending £100 more on?
hugekebab

I think that the issue was that Spie, the former owner, had allegedly … I think that the issue was that Spie, the former owner, had allegedly posted a lot of racist, homophobic stuff on the forum, not that the forum members in general were racist.



Well in 13 years I have never seen that.

His views tended to be a little right wing, but not exactly far right wing.

Would the same issue occur if he was left wing liberal hippy?

I think most of the issue is with people getting banned from the forum, and then bad mouthing like babies.
Peterknite

is that worth spending £100 more on?



I think that, yes, it probably is for many people, myself included. (And let's not forget the VAT fraud).

The other really important thing to remember is that it's not a straight choice between this deal for 330 and your deal for 220. It's a choice between this deal, and *a gamble on the possiblity* of what you got, but with 220 on the line.

But, completely, you can do well from a Korean import, and it's a choice I was on the fence about myself for a while.
Having compared this DGM side-by-side with its principle offering, the Korean Crossover 2720MDP Gold LED [non-pivot], which has 2 main differences, a Component Video Input and a Digital Audio [TOSLINK] Output, this DGM is a technical dumb-downer specified by "DGM Marketing" [DM] - it has an inferior scaling controller [the so-called AD Board], which, for a few dollars more, the 2720MDP's scaler [which is actually slightly better than Dell's U2711 in some aspects] could have been used instead of DM's desire to hoard some extra lollies for the XMas Party spend where Wine, Women & Song flow uncontrollably. In addition, DM had the opportunity to specify the fully articulated stand, the so-called "Pivot" version, for literally another few dollars more, an additional cost which almost all buyers will gladly pay the extra for, but such is human conscience, oka "marketing" in this instance, which is also required-lacking in a relatively frivolous environment like the buying of a monitor.

But kudos to Overclockers [which seemingly has changed for the better since their boss' retirement from the frontline] for taking up the challenge because anyone buying direct from Korea needs his pocket and his head examined in "greater detail". Religion & Religiosity is a Tentacle of The Bookie, religion being the knowledge which lacks empowerment, and the religious fervour surrounding these Korean QHD monitors and their Korean "resellers" is, as per the norm, not of humanity but of religiosity, with some literally erecting an altar [in their psyche] to some of these Korean "eBay resellers". The joke then is on them because every human is the dual-natured entity who spends his lifetime trying to prove to another/others that he is a singularly natured creature. The reality is that we need to prove/realise sincerity to self first with sincerity to others/another being automatically realised/established once sincerity to self is attained, knowledge being of-another/relativity whereas self is the reality. Is is benevolent to realise that frivolous activity lacks conscience, conscience being the consciousness and then awareness that one is human and not vegetation nor animal, there being enough vegetable/left and animal/right of the human variety to wade through every 24/7.
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