Summary: I also own one of the previous ML-series monitors from ASUS, with the original ring-stand design. This newer version is better in every way, other than the added weight of the stand.
Pros: This monitor violates a lot of the traditional design characteristics of LCD displays: ● TN-Panel; very low latency, much faster than IPS or PVA. Relatively good viewing angles, good color reproduction. ● Unique dual-mode stand: works with or without the lower ring. ● Stand is easily detached, ma...
Cons: ● No height adjustment (ring stand is simple, height isn't the point) ● No VESA mount (would eliminate the ring stand; not the point of this model) ● Only 2 inputs (DVI, D-sub/VGA); no DisplayPort. ● Capacitive buttons can be triggered unintentionally by metallic objects (mouse cable) ● Glossy-bl...
Summary: The larger bar at the bottom didnt make much sense until i realized how thin the screen was. It is no thicker than a standard laptop screen. As a direct result the controls, power input etc, need somewhere to go. The bottom bar looks perfectly fine once you remove the sticker(s).
Pros: Zero Ghosting on BF3 (its all i play). I do play at max rez 1920x1080 (with GTX 590). Colors are very bright/crisp and true. Like the review below mentions, whites are white and blacks are..well.. a dark dark grey in gaming mode and black in theater mode. Gaming mode is nice because dark dark roo...
Cons: Switching between DVI and VGA does take 2-3 seconds. Not a big deal but I'm use to faster switches with other models. And really.. how often do you switch? Just when working on the neighbors desktop because they obtained a virus 'somehow!'
Summary: my display is in a dark room but these settings should give you a start on callibrating your new Asus monitor hope it helps [SPLENDID] (Theater Mode) [COLOR] Brightness:(60) Contras:(90) Saturation:(70) ColorTemp:(Warm) SkinTone:(Natural) SmartView:(Off)
Pros: I only review products that are 5/5 eggs to me with that said this is a wonderful display evrything is just perfect color,contras & brightness with the proper tweaking ofcourse.....look at "Other Thoughts" for help
Cons: out of the box this display visually is a mess you need to fidle with the setting if you are not well versed with the menu it could prove to be a daunting task
Summary: If you're using an ATI card, you'll have to set the scaling to 0% in the CCC. Otherwise the screen doesn't fill entirely. This is also a small issue on some games like Just Cause 2, where they reset the scaling to some higher value.
Pros: VERY bright, yet it doesn't hurt your eyes. You can pick up a lot of details on this thing that you can't on other HD monitors. I just switched over from a 24" Acer monitor due to some issues I was having with it and I have to say, this one is much nicer. Very slim, which makes it much easier to ...
Summary: Very satisfied with this one, inexpensive/great design/works well!
Pros: Very nice design with slim profile and a neat base setup. Matte screen is very nice if you're not into looking at yourself in the monitor. Very bright if you turn it up, viewing angle is more than adequate. Haven't used the built in speakers as I don't have the cable but I'm sure I'm not missing ...
Summary: Have not noticed any color change or saturation change in top or bottom as others have said. Would love to have a DVI because I feel it is more secure and less likely to wiggle or break in the future.
Pros: Good size for your money, thin, easy to set up, dvi=>hdmi cable included. Great warranty. My roommate got one as well with 2 deal pixels and one stuck, his replacement was fine and shipped somewhat fast.
Cons: Stock settings need to be tweaked upon purchase. Viewing angle from below is weak but how often are you actually under your monitor?
Summary: Great if you do a proper monitor setup/calibration otherwise your colors , saturation, and color temp is out of wack at factory defaults. Once calibrated monitor works well for an all arounder.
Pros: Great color/contrast/brightness if setup properly and calibrated.
Cons: Horrible out of box color settings settings in all scene modes. Ghosting worse than my 8 year old KDS lcd 17 inch screen, 2ms response--no way... A must-calibrate monitor! After calibrating with a professional calibrating tool (spyder 3 elite) monitor it is much better.