Summary: I purchased this monitor, for general home use, to upgrade an Asus ML228H that was 2 1/2 yrs. old . I purchased the Used-Like New unit and it is like new.( At the time I also saved $40 over new but the price has gone up recently). Many of the features are the same or similar. I like the vertical adjustment of this model and the stability of the stand. I don't find the "utilitarian appearance" bothersome. In fact, I like the clean simple lines.
Summary: Positive: Beautiful monitor, especially for the price. No dead pixels. The stand is high quality, and every cord I could need was supplied. Negative: The speakers are cheap, and they mysteriously broke on mine. This isn't a big issue for me since I have spare computer speakers and didn't plan on using the integrated speakers anyway. I have no surge protector on this monitor, so I suppose it's possible a surge destroyed the speakers.
Summary: I did a setting adjustments in order to see pictures in the way they suppose to look like. Quality of ASUS PB238Q close to perfect. Great picture (after you calibrate ),excellent design of the monitor stand, all accessories in the box, including HDMI cable. My only concern is the buttons on the lower right side bezel. It looks like I have to press buttons gently Maybe in the future ASUS monitor models to add a remote control.
Excerpt: This is a very nice monitor for the price. Be very careful when submitting a rebate. I've never had a company reject a rebate when submitting a B&H "order details" or confirmation e-mail. (Most companies just need to ensure that you actually purchased the product from a company authorized to offer the rebate.
Summary: Although the latency isn't great, as a designer and photographer, I care more about accuracy than speed. This has good colour right out of the box, which got better when I switched to the sRGB mode. Perhaps due to my viewing angle/distance, rotating for coding made the screen seem almost too big, but that is not exactly a complaint. The included cable tie was a nice touch, which took away some worry when rotating.
Pros: Colour accuracy and built-in sRGB mode; menu system is better than others I've used; accessories/cables; rotation and height adjustment.
Cons: Wiggles when desk is bumped; height adjustment can be tempermental; lack of HDMI cable when all others were included.
Great set of monitors I love these so much that ...
17 July 2014
Summary: Great set of monitors I love these so much that I ended up with three of them. I highly recommend these monitors and I plan to continue to buy asus monitors. The IPS panel on these monitors exceeded my expectation coming from an tn panel.
Summary: I had to look pretty hard to find a screen with a good quality adjustable base. The vast majority, even the best rated on Amazon actually come with crappy non adjustable bases. This has a good base. The screen is gorgeous working good so far.