Dell's monitors are fantastic. The high end ones at least (ie: $300+ for a 24"). Been using one of their 24" models that I got almost 10 years ago for around $800 (and that was on sale!) and I love it. Best investment I've ever made. Whenever I decide to upgrade, I'll be getting one of their $1000+ 30" models. Might be a while though.
[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]There are small smartphones with 1080p res, Apple laptops with 2560×1600 or 2880×1800, and no significant amount of budget 27" monitors with greater than 1080p.[/citation]
Well i got the 27" ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-Lite 2560x1440 IPS monitor for $320 on ebay. I am using it now, and my god! The blacks, whites! The colors! I can see everything with more real-state!
FYI guys: That Dell monitor has a glass screen. So for those of you finally waiting for a glossy IPS screen to really have some popping colors, your wait is over. For those who complain that it is glossy, you guys have like literally hundreds of options that have a matte+ips screen combo, so don't complain ;P