Summary: The considerable bleed through on the lower right side of the monitor was noticeable enough to render it unacceptable. This is a common problem with this model and Asus is aware of the issue. Item was returned.
Summary: On 5th of May I bought ASUS PA238Q monitor from Amazon.co.uk. I chose this monitor because I am a software designer and sometimes do some UI design works. The other reason was that I am sensitive to backlight PWM flickering issues and it was reported by many review labs that PA238Q has high PWM frequency which should help my eyes to avoid unnecessary strain. I also have heard that some people report backlight bleeding but I hoped that they just were unlucky.
Summary: i purchased two of these in April 2012 at a great price. both made on Oct 2011 with consecutive serial numbers. the included color reports shows wide variance between the two, but I they look like they match by my eyes. one had a dead pixel. i really wanted to keep these monitors, for me, the cons outweighed the pros, so I returned them. Maybe the PA238QR coming beginning next month will have resolved these issues. Pros: has all the right specs, IPS, 100% (95%?
Summary: On my second unit from Amazon, and both have had significant light bleed on the bottom left and top right corners. My roomate ordered one as well, and his is flawless- no light bleed whatsoever. I'm debating on sending the 2nd one back and trying an LG or Dell model... backlight bleed looks terrible on any dark image, and for a monitor of this cost, i'm shocked by the low quality.
Summary: I was really looking forward to receiving and using this monitor. Alas, I must have gotten a bad unit. Seriously backlight bleeding - most of the top right corner and the bottom left. I'll post a pic I took just before packing it up and sending it back. The stand was really nice, liked all the inputs, especially HDMI (hooked up a Roku and streamed Amazon HD videos to it - looked great unless there was a dark scene, then the problem was very apparent).
Summary: The mechanics of this monitor are second to none, the stand is sturdy with fantastic versatility. But I bought it for the quality of the screen, which like alot of people, mine has bright corners known as bleed. On a black screen, it is noticable. With a window open, its not too bad.
Summary: Schnelle Lieferung, gut verpackt, angeschlossen und erst einmal die Farbpracht bewundert. Nach kurzer Zeit jedoch die Ernüchterung, Lichthöfe, (davon 2 Stück) einer in der oberen rechten Ecke (klein jedoch stark!) und einer unten rechts in der Ecke (etwas schwächer jedoch von der Ecke bis zum Asus Logo). Die Farben sind im Vergleich zu meinem alten Bildschirm unglaublich klar und stark, nach Anpassung (leichter Grünstich) super zum bearbeiten von Fotos.
Summary: Auch mein Exemplar litt unter den schon oft bei diesem Bildschirm kritisierten Lichthöfen. Die Farben waren zwar toll, aber wenn man 3-4 Lichthöfe hat, die so hell wie Scheinwerfer sind, wodurch sie selbst im normalen Betrieb auffallen... Nun, dann ist wirklich etwas bei der Konstruktion falsch gelaufen. Daher ging der Bildschirm gleich wieder an Amazon zurück.
Summary: Ho ordinato questo monitor volendo rischiare, conscio del fatto che le recensioni negative trovate in rete erano piuttosto datate. Ebbene, ben DUE esemplari che ho ricevuto (uno in sostituzione del primo) presentano grossi problemi di BACKLIGHT BLEEDING (difformità di luminsità), estremamente evidenti nel caso di visualizzazione di colori scuri (sul nero sono ovviamente evidentissimi).