ASUS just showed me their first 27-inch 2560 x 1440 IPS panel (pictured above). Pricing and availability are both unknowns although I am hearing 2H 2012 may be likely for the display. There are VGA, DL-DVI, DP and HDMI inputs of course. The panel can be rotated 90 degrees as well. 

We'll keep you posted as ASUS finalizes details on the VA278Q.

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  • Penti - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Any details on the panel or price? Here in Sweden we can get pretty much Dell U2711 H-IPS, Samsung S27A850D PLS or HP ZR2740W IPS for basically as cheap as you can get a 2560x1440 27" display. Dell provides all the usual ports of mDP, DL-DVI, component, vga and HDMI. It's hard to rival the S27A850D PLS panel in terms of just computer display I think. It's what? 900 on newegg? Could maybe be a good all around display but it need a high-end panel and accept other signals then just DVI/DP properly. I bet many hook up their consoles to them. Otherwise they look stylish/clean enough. Something Asus displays don't always are. It lacks those component inputs for consoles though, and they could please drop the "HDMI" text in the top left corner of the screen on the bezel. Pretty hard to compete here.
  • Groo21 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    What's with the love affair with HDMI? DisplayPort is significantly better. It can handle much higher resolution, chained displays and embedded USB. Plus, Content protection is not required.
  • ypsylon - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    I don't get it. If you have to choose from DVI-D, HDMI and DP then by far the most convenient and superior is DP. Then DVI and last come HDMI with its super-duper expensive cables and limited resolution. Running right now HP zr2740w over DP. Working like a charm. This particular LCD need a bit of love with fine tunning things (no OSD), but after that it is work of art. Picked HP over Dell because of customer service and LCD back-light not CCFL - basically if Dell fail one day after guarantee period you end with very expensive paper weight; Dell offer no repair service/replacement (even if you -want to- pay for that). CCFL chewing power like mad. Even properly calibrated Dell can easily hit 80W which is very much over the top. HP keeps the tabs on power drain at ~40W.
  • Stas - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    I can haz for $600?
  • mac2j - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    My Samsung S27A950D does 1920x1080x120Hz via DL-DVI, HDMI 1.4a or DP and to be honest the picture is as good or better than any IPS panel I ever owned including the one I replaced with it.

    The S27A850D is the 2560x1440x60hz version though and only supports DL-DVI and DP. I'll be curious to see how that one compares to this Asus when Anand reviews them.

    Hopefully with the new push to 4K in TVs and the growing number of people wanting 2560x1440x120hz monitors we'll finally get some connection standards to support higher resolutions / frequencies later in 2012.
  • mi1stormilst - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    is this thing ever coming out?

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