Summary: All I can say is be careful and realize that the dimensions listed (Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 8.4 x 15.3 inches) Are NOT referring to the actual screen, they include the base. I was all excited thinking this monitor was going to be 15" by 28" but it's really only 11" by 28"..... Not that into the monitor, it reminds me exactly of my old one (which I was trying to upgrade from).. Oh well. Live and you learn.
Maverick OS broke displayport so now only at 1920x1080!!
M. Robert Evans, Amazon
6 November 2013
Summary: This monitor is amazing, however if you don't hook it up with a displayport cable, then you can't get the full 2560x1080 settings. After upgrading my mac to maverick, I can't even get the monitor to turn on because apple seems to messed up this key feature (displayport) with the new OS release. So I'm back to using the DVI port and stuck at 1920 x 1080, which isn't bad, but I bought this monitor for the pixel real estate...
Great for the money - great picture, bad sound and flimsy control buttons
8 September 2013
Summary: I will make this review a quick one: For those macbook or other apple computer users, you will need to get the displayport cable to obtain the full resolution of this monitor. The good: - IPS Panel that is pretty in the same league as other major competitors - Input choices (DP, VGA, HDMI/MHL, DVI) - Sleek appearance The bad: - Lack of position adjustments (only slight vertical angle adjustment). No height nor horizontal adjustments.
Summary: I have had this monitor less than a week and will share what I like and dislike. I received the monitor without any faulty pixels, but the speaker "pops" whenever the resolution changes or whenever the desktop is not compatible with the Windows aero feature. The speakers themselves are stereo, but have a flat, monotone sound...no mid/low range at all. The stand is surprisingly stable, even when using a monitor stand for extra height.
Summary: I am an art director and I can't tell you how great it is to not have to have duel monitors running just to see all of my tools. I am able to have two pages open side by side and all of the pallets and tools I need at the same time. The color is pretty good out of the box, but I have not calibrated it yet. The only reason I didi not give it 5 starts is for the poor Mac instructions (or complete lack thereof).
Summary: I needed a good monitor where I could get my programs effectively laid out across the screen so that I could do what we do best here in Dilbert-land, in effect multitask. The 21:9 cinematic screen format is perfect for that function. At the price point paid for this monitor I would have expected a more durable feeling frame around the monitor surface itself, but that would be my only ding. The color pallet is very vivid and the resolution excellent.
Summary: May 7 2013 I ordered two of these monitors, each one had 1 dead pixel. Unacceptable for $500 screens. Returning both for a refund. I suppose if you don't mind a dead pixel it could be a decent screen. May 8 2013 Amazon sent a replacement for one of them. This one has zero dead/stuck pixels, so far so good. I don't think the stand is all that bad but at the same time I don't plan on moving it from the desk, so i'm ok with it.