Summary: I liked the monitor for graphics (Images/Video) but when trying to read text I found that the colors would bleed if set the Sharpness setting was about 50% which I think is the default. Raising the Sharpness setting did stop the color bleeding, but then I seemed to see a ghost image of the text. I could not get a setting that made reading the text comfortable. I returned it and I am now looking for a good Text monitor. The adjustable stand on this monitor is very good.
Summary: This display is versatile, with 16:10 aspect ratio, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA. First connected through VGA to the thunderbolt/miniDisplayport on MBP retina, had flicker problem. Switched to HDMI or DVI, flicker problem went away, and now the screen is absolutely still! Colors are different between HDMI and DVI. HDMI is a bit too saturated. With DVI it matches my old Apple Cinema Display, which was much more expensive. Still wish that VGA could have worked better.
Summary: Overall, happy with the visual quality of this monitor. I wanted IPS. I wanted 1920x1200 at least and this provides it. Great visual quality but online comments abound regarding DVI signal/blinking issues. I haven't noticed this though. I do notice that there is a "surge on a USB device warning" for the usb 3.0 hub built in. After it fried 2 flash drives and erased the data off a external hard drive; I taped up the usb ports and disconnected it.
Pros: 16:10 resolution. IPS. Tilt and pivot. Professional Grade
Cons: complaints online regarding bleeding backlight/DVI blinking problems. USB hub problem ends up damaging flash drives plugged in.
Summary: When I was researching this monitor, I saw that it had a bunch of cool features compared to the other monitors I've owned. Pivot, tilt, multiple connection types, and best of all (for me) a headphone jack built into the monitor itself. After using the monitor for about 11 days, I have yet to get the headphone jack working.
ASUS quotes "8 to 10 weeks" delay to receive $20.00 rebate coupon
4 December 2012
Summary: Earlier today (04 December 2012) I purchased the ASUS PA248Q, which I hope to receive and to review here within the next two days. This review concerns the accompanying $20.00 rebate coupon offer from the manufacturer, and is intended for anyone who, like myself, may be induced to purchase the product at least partly because of that rebate offer (which reduces the net price for the product to $289.99 from today's advertised price on Amazon of $309.99).
Summary: Firstly, The monitor - for use as a screen, is great. It has some nice features, and the colour accuracy is very useful for design photography etc. So I'm impressed with the screen. However, what no one has mentioned (that I saw) in these reviews is the incompatibility of the USB 3.0 Hub (the 4 usb ports) with windows 8.
Summary: Did a lot of research into comparable monitors at the same size. I use the screen as an illustrator and so I wanted the calibration to be as close as possible to the printed outcome. Through practice it is very close if not perfect in that respect. Being an IPS panel, and with a quite aggresive anti-glare coating I feel that the greys flicker sometimes and that the contrast is lost if not directly in front of the screen.
Summary: Ich hatte den Monitor zuhause und habe ihn wegen seinen in dunkler Umgebung und bei dunklem Bildschirminhalt sehr störenden, starken Lichthöfen umgetauscht. Ein anderer Kunde bei Amazon hatte das gleiche Problem, dort gibt es inzwischen zwei Kundenbilder dazu.