Pros: The monitor is big, comes with a stable stand, has good image quality and convenient output connectors.
Cons: I've owned dozens of monitors in my life. This is the worst one yet. On my Mac mini, it continually resets to low resolutions. Switching it back and forth between the mini and my Linux laptop causes strange firmware problems where it forgets what resolutions its capable of. I can't recommend this monitor for Mac or Linux users.
I believe I received a used monitor..!!..Not new..!!..
Gene Granke, Amazon
10 April 2014
Summary: If not used but possibly returned and then resold as new. Not something I would expect from Amazon. The pieces that came with this unit that were wrapped in plastic were opened and put in additional sealed plastic. The unit came with no registration card and no written manual.
Summary: Picture seemed clear but couldn't get native resolution to work. Windows was set to one resolution but the monitor was saying it was getting another so text was blurred and tons of fun. This was probably something relatively easy to fix but since there was a large cluster of about 50 dead pixels smack dab in the center of the screen I didn't bother troubleshooting and began RMA.
Pros: Very Wide TONS of ports Sturdy construction; doesn't feel like the cat is going to knock it over. Comes with plenty of cables, even HDMI
Cons: Deceptively short; shorter than a 27" which might catch some off guard. Ports are placed poorly / backwards. All the normal ones on off on the right side while the more exotic are nicely concealed in the back. No DVI cable... very odd but since every other monitor comes with that I can just use the one from my old monitor. Hey, at least I have an extra HDMI cable though... 50+ dead pixels
Summary: UPDATE (4 month since purchase): The power button on the monitor died, so I can no longer turn it off, which, I guess, is better than not being able to turn it on. I'm worried, though, about it turning off itself (power going out or something). Will I be able to turn it on then? Also, a hissing noise comes from the built-in speakers, on occasion. Haven't figured out if there's a pattern.
Summary: On arrival I was surprised by how good this monitor was, the super wide aspect ratio of the screen is great for completing work and watching videos at the same time, it's also great for playing games. The speakers however are awful, so don't even consider buying this for the speakers, a £10 set from anywhere decent will be about 10x better than the muddy sound quality this monitor produces.
Summary: Bad points: It wobbles The packaging was opened (and still had the previous owner's delivery sticker on) it wobbles The viewing angles are poor it wobbles its so low on the desk I find myself sitting with a hunched back It wobbles Good points: I find the screen ratio quite good for coding - its very similar to having two 4:3 monitors Update- I've switched from the supplied stand to a height adjustable one (from my previous monitor, the excellent HP LP2475w - LCD display...
Summary: Currently use 27" Standard Widescreen Monitors, but when one needed upgrading decided to give this a try due to the increased screen size and resolution The extra width is minor over a standard 27" monitor, but the loss of height is a major difference It just did not work for me, I think if they did a 32" version of this it may be more comparable to a standard 27" Monitor, but the 29" looses too much screen size in height to make it viable to work with But the increased...