Updated: The article's title has been updated at 9:45 PM on 28th May, 2013 to reflect the fact that the monitor has a CCFL backlight. Apologies for the confusion.

In August 2012, Nixeus launched the VUE27, a 27" WQHD (2560x1440) S-IPS LED monitor with a $430 price tag. By providing US-based service / warranty, they managed to win over quite a big segment of the market which was being served by eBay sellers based in Korea. In addition to undercutting the price, the Nixeus unit also provided a wider variety of input ports. Our review found it to be a very decent performer for the price.

This year, Nixeus is launching the 30" WQXGA (2560x1600) version with a similar range of input ports, based on a LG panel, as usual. However, the main competition this time around is from Monoprice, and not from the eBay sellers. Monoprice has been selling a 30" WQXGA monitor with HDMI and DP ports (in addition to the standard DL-DVI) for quite some time at a price point of approximately $800. Nixeus is planning to beat that by a full $100, pricing their offering at $699.

The claimed specifications of the NX-VUE30 are as below:

  • Display Size: 30"
  • Resolution: 2560*1600 @ 60 Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 16: 10
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1
  • Response Time: 7ms (Gray to Gray)
  • Viewing Angle: 178(H)178(V)
  • Display Color: 1.07 billion
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Connectivity: VGA, HDMI, DL-DVI, Display Port 1.2
  • Power Power Consumption: <130W
  • Operation Voltage: 100-240V AC 60/50Hz
  • Accessories: DL-DVI Cable, Power Cord, User Manual, 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • Product Dimensions (L x H x D)
    27" x 19" x 2.5" w/o Stand
    27" x 22" x 2.5" w/ Stand

One of the issues with the NX-VUE27 was that the HDMI port wasn't able to drive the full resolution at 60 Hz (Clarification: Only DL-DVI and DP are guaranteed to drive 2560x1600 at that refresh rate). Unfortunately, it looks like the NX-VUE30 will also have the same limitation. It is a bit disappointing since the latest AMD and NVIDIA cards have 4K enabled HDMI ports (and Haswell boards are expected to join that league when they launch).

The unit will launch on June 5th June 18th, 2013 and will initially be available for order on Amazon. (Update: Ship date set for June 18th due to FCC clearance delays, Comp-U-Plus also has a pre-order sale running for $650 with free shipping)

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  • Nixeus Technology - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - link

    Yes, you are correct.
  • GlassDeviant - Sunday, June 30, 2013 - link

    So this will work fine with a DL-DVI equipped graphics card then? Or prefferably 3 of these?

    P.S.: "This Guy", there is already a fix for crossfire stutter, it's called nVidia :)
  • JustP80 - Sunday, November 23, 2014 - link

    What idiot is pushing or trying to push 3k and 4k resolutions with anything but DisplayPort??
  • JustP80 - Monday, November 24, 2014 - link

    Also, I've been using a HP 30" in conjunction with a gtx780ti at 2560x1600, with primarily Battlefield 4, on ULTRA settings. My HP too has a 7ms response time. To all you morons out there talking about input lag, motion blur, etc being a unacceptable problem, you are either clueless and inexperienced, or you have a standard that is completely off base and impractical! You also have a stick crammed up your ass! If you want a completely noticeable, flawless motion sequence in an fps, then stick to 144hz, 1080p midget monitors. However, I'll take the detail, robust color, out of this word resolution, graphical superiority, non-noticeable input lag to 99% of normal humans, and completely immersive experience of a 2560x1600 @60hz any day!!!
  • LaraCroft - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - link

    "4K enabled" is "4K-enabled" !

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