Where do I start if I want a 27 inch, LED / IPS monitor at 1440p with decent image quality that won't break the bank? There are some beautiful monitors up-thread, but all well outside my budget. Bear in mind I've been using a 22.5 inch Samsung 223BW 1650x1080 monitor for the past... um... many years, and frankly any step up would be a good thing. However, given that I hang onto decent monitors for years, I'm probably better skipping 1080p, right, and going up to 1440p? I'm using a 970 GPU so it should be able to handle itself at that resolution except for really demanding stuff.
It's hard to know where to start when it comes to lower price points, everything seems to be a trade-off, but I'm willing to sacrifice "features" over image quality.