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EarthDog

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The order will likely be rejected... for your sake, I hope it doesn;t!

Its also not a "2K" monitor. Its 2560x1440. 2K is 2048x1080. ;)
 
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captainthrall

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The order will likely be rejected... for your sake, I hope it doesn;t!

Its also not a "2K" monitor. Its 2560x1440. 2K is 2048x1080. ;)

ahahaha, I hope the order wont get rejected!
and yeah, as we've discussed... 2k seems like a very loosely defined resolution. I've been checking the prices on monitors on several websites every day for a couple of weeks, and nothing has come even close to this in terms of pricing. Considering the fact that it's a Samsung unit, the deal definitely seems too good to be true, but my credit card has been charged and I've received a confirmation email, so I'm fairly optimistic!
 

NiHaoMike

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1440p is sometimes called "2.5K". 2K is sometimes used to refer to the now ordinary 1080p or the 2048x1536 resolution used on the iPad screens.

That's a great deal on an IPS type monitor.
 

EarthDog

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Ive never heard of 2.5k, nor is 2k correct when referring to 1920x1080. :)

It is not a loosely defined defintion. There is a resolution for 2k which is 2048x1080. It is not 1920x1080, it is not 2560x1440. :)
 
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captainthrall

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Is there? I've been wondering about that for the past few days as I've been searching for monitors/video cards. I even checked the wikipedia page concerning resolution and when it came to specifically defining 2k/4k it was ambiguous at best. I definitely think there should be a standard definition for 2k, 4k, etc...

Unfortunately, most vendors list a pretty broad spectrum of exact resolutions under the 2k and 4k banners.

Newegg for example includes all of the following as 2k:
2560 x 1440 (2K)(641)
2048 x 1536 (2K)(4)
2560 x 1024(9)
2560 x 1080 (2K)(162)
2560 x 1600 (2K)(76)
2560 x 2048 (2K)(4)
3440 x 1440 (2K)(86)

wtf is that? There are 7 different 2ks? It's too confusing.

Anyway, I guess I'll just say it's 2560 x 1440
 

EarthDog

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I linked the standards. It is defined...this why i am trying to clear it up. I cant help what newegg posts. ;)
 

wingman99

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I like Samsung monitors, I have one it is also PLS panel and gaming is sweet..
 
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