From what we can tell, the new display that I-O Data will start selling before the month is out (October 2012) can serve consumers just as well as it can designers and businessmen.
The native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels easily outdoes Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and the IPS panel makes sure that the viewing angles are more than decent.
What's more, the contrast ratio is of 1,000:1, while the maximum brightness is of 420 cd/m2.
The only “drawback”, if it can even be called that, is the response time of 8.6 ms. Graphics design applications should work just fine, but those seeking to play high-speed games (like shooters) may want to find something with 5ms or less. The odds of visual artifacts are low either way, but better safe than sorry.
I-O Data designed the LCD-MF271CGBR, as the monitor is called, with HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and D-Sub connectors. No price is known though.