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.
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.
Summary: After a lot of research, I could not find a better deal on a monitor with all the features and picture quality of this one. I've had it now for several months and I am very happy with this purchase. If this is the size and in the price range you are looking, you should definitely consider this Asus.
Imperfect screen uniformity, but still great bang for the buck
J. Williams, Amazon
7 April 2014
Summary: I originally wrote this as a five-star review just after receiving my monitor, with the caveat that it had one minor flaw - the right side was very slightly brighter than the rest of the panel, easiest to see on grey or white backgrounds (such as 99% of web sites). It took me several days to even notice this and initially I thought it was just me being super nitpicky, but staring at the thing every day for a couple of weeks, it ended up really bothering me.
Summary: This Monitor is fantastic. It's feature rich, fully adjustable, has 4 usb ports, DisplayPort, and the colors are great. Of course light bleed is a issue with some of the cheaper IPS monitors, and this one is no exception. My particular one does has some slight bleed on the right side, kind of like a light shadow about the same width of the scroll-bar, but it's nothing too noticeable and I'm definitely happy with the purchase.
Pretty Good, Not Perfect - The Best at This Size/Price
B. R. Jones "I'm a web designer in Southern C..., Amazon
20 March 2014
Summary: I'm a web & graphic designer with relatively exacting standards for color... I honestly don't give a damn about "accuracy" in regards to print or photography, but I do want something that looks outstanding for my everyday work. My shopping requirements: - Outstanding quality - Under 27" in size - Less than $500 - Relatively lightweight My first attempt was with the lower end ASUS VS series - The weight, size and pricepoint were great - the quality wasn't.
Summary: I did a lot of research and comparison when choosing a monitor. This monitor is definitely one of the best monitors you can buy for the price, quality, and connectivity. Image quality is great for my work as a graphic design student. I use it connected to my macbook pro and I love the increased screen size. The built in speakers aren't anything special but still much better than the mac's built-in speakers.
Summary: After reading all the reviews, I certainly thought this would be a great purchase. After 6 months the monitor has completely died on me, and won't turn on. I've kept it clean and kept good care of it (never moved it) and it still died. Hopefully Asus will be able to fix it or replace it under warranty.