Summary: Maybe that's the problem--no, wait, the problem was, with unit #1, a piece of something trapped under the coating that looked like a check mark in the middle of the screen. That, and a horrible coloration to everything depicted on the screen.
Summary: My unit arrived in perfect condition. I use this as an extended monitor for photography work; the IPS screen allows me to view my photos from top to bottom with no hint of washout as you'd find in standard monitors. I can also pivot the screen 90 degrees for my vertical shots.
Summary: Really love this monitor. It's great for photo editing and does wonders toward making prints which look the way you intend. The price is stomachable, and even for general productivity, 24" is pretty useful.
Pros: Truly wide gamut (100%+ Adobe RGB) Great Ports Easily Configured Price compared to similar monitors is pretty good Solid Warranty (though I haven't made any attempt to use it)
Cons: Heavy (but not meant to be moved, so not much of an issue) Could always be cheaper Silly grid button feature
Summary: I keep asking them to please refund my money, I'll send them the displays, I just want my money back. But Asus is sneaky. Asus USA takes no corporate responsibility for their products, Asus USA as they claim, is ONLY a repair service.
Pros: Large Size Great Pixel Density Displayport Card Reader/USB Ports CCFL IPS Panel
Cons: I've had 2 of these monitors for just about 2 or more years now. I've had to get one of them replaced about 8 times and the second one about 6 times. Sadly, this is no joke. I'm a graphic design professional and I use color management devices such as X-Rite's I1Display Pro to calibrate my printin...
Summary: I spent a lot of time looking into which monitor to purchase. I have been incredibly impressed with this machine! The color reproduction is incredibly spot on for a monitor that costs under $1000. The added benefit of having multiple ports to utilize is excellent.
Pros: This monitor came with a complete rundown of all testing and calibration right from the factory. I plugged it in and it was spot on color wise right out of the box. I teach photoshop and photography and often find myself bragging out about how much I like this monitor for price as well as color a...
Summary: i sent this moniter in for repair and i did let them know what was going with this thing, blinking and going black and ascreen looks dim as hell all of a sudden, hooked it up to a older system same thing, put my 4 year old samsung back and no problem.
Pros: worked great for a while
Cons: will not last 2 years and asus don't want to fix it.
Summary: I have little to add on top of other reviews. I just want to mention that the side USB ports are powered down if you power off the monitor. I had a trivial reason for briefly shutting off my monitor. When I resumed power (and my work), I realized I had lost my connection to my encrypted USB drive.
Summary: The wide range of brightness control allows anyone to use this outdoors in direct sunlight, with no clouds. I use brightness in srgb mode at 22 or usermode at 18 indoors. At 100 it is blinding. HDMI and displayport sending audio. USBHub does not work with monitor in sleep or off.
Pros: This is one of the best monitors I have ever owned. Easily compares to 1000$ dells and NEC monitors. Preset RGB settings and measurements on screen! Color reproduction is very wide and brilliant. This is the best monitor around, unless you go QHD, for 500$. Have owned this monitor for over a year.