Prices of 2560 x 1440 monitors used to be in the thousands. There are some Korean brands which are not well-known, manufactures QuadHD monitors and sells them at the SGD$200 – SGD$300 price range. With the availability of such cheaper QuadHD monitors, more reputable brands are starting to come up with more affordable models. But the QX2710 model has got to be one of the cheapest yet.
The QX2710 has a 27 inch screen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. It comes with an audio input, HDMI and DVI input on the right sides, at the back. The monitor comes with an inbuilt speaker which sounds really muffled and I would not recommend it for your daily usage.
The 27 inch screen is large in comparison to the 23 inch 1080p Samsung monitor. Out of the box, the color difference is apparent when the 2 displays are put side by side. The QX2710 monitor has like a yellow tint to it compared to the Samsung display. I used the color setting to adjust, so the color difference is not so great.
Youtube videos and playing games in 2K resolution looks very clear. No screen tearing or flickering was noticed on the QX2710 monitor
It is possible to mount the display on the wall, but to remove the leg stand, you will need to open up the actual display. I would not recommend that you remove it by yourself unless you know how do to it. If you are planning to use the stand provided, it only tilts vertically.
The 2 things to note if you decide to purchase are making sure your graphics card supports QuadHD resolution, and if you dual screen with a 1080p monitor, dragging windows across will have some scaling because of the different resolution.
As a casual user, the QX2710 27 inch screen provides a good screen real estate for my daily usage. Coupled with QuadHD resolution, details are sharp and crisp and I have a great time using it. The current prices of 1080p monitors are also in the same range, which makes more sense to get a bigger and higher resolution monitor.