Summary: Bought this monitor about a week ago, the first had two bright pixels, the replacement from NCIX had 1 bright pixel, 1 dead pixel & yellow tinting. So naturally contacted Asus, the response I got was they'd be willing to repair it but do not offer replacement, despite having owned it under 1 week. While I love many things about this monitor, I would not recommend it based on Asus Warranty policy because frankly it's ridiculous.
Pros: Semi gloss anti-glare coating, High resolution
Summary: This monitor is awesome, the refresh rate was fine for gaming. Everything looked gorgeous on it, it was a bit blue tinted out of the box though. Sadly my first panel had a dead red sub pixel like 2 inches above center and it was driving me nuts on Red/Brown/Yellow video content and games. Amazon was great and sent me a replacement, but the bottom right corner of it had some sort of dust laminated between the ant-glare coating and the screen.
Summary: Before owning this monitor i used to have a 27" Asus 2ms NT monitor. and while shopping for monitors i thought that this was an upgrade, a step further for a better (Dota2 ,Diablo 3, BF3, Borderlands 2). But its not. this screen has horrible Response time and input lag, that its almost too annoying to play with. and apparently the 5ms is not really 5ms when tested As a gamer, you will suffer. and even in movies its pretty annoying.
Pros: Excellent Color quality, great massive resolution.
Cons: Huge Response time (5ms grey to grey maybe, But when tested it was more like 12ms black to white to black) , Unfit for gaming.
Summary: I love this monitor, just got it today. no dead pixels, and no severe backlight bleed. I got it for programming and gaming, and it gives me plenty of space to do so! **update** I initially stated that there wasn't any dead pixels but I recently spotted one in the middle of my screen after about a week and a half of use. I also noticed what looks like dust under the AG coating. I have a replacement on the way, hopefully this one doesn't have any defects.
Summary: Three returns due to dead/stuck pixels. Finally just got a full refund because I cant stand dead pixels, specially for this price tag. Another thing that bugged me was the insane amount of motion blur on FPS gaming. The color reproduction out of box is very good and resolution is awesome but thats about it. I will just stick with a vg248qe tell they come out with a 2560x1440p 120hz display from a named brand.
Summary: The picture is great, and plays games very nicely. I had no dead pixels in mine, and I was happy about that. However, after a little over a week, the buttons on the front panel have stopped working. The menus will randomly pop up on the screen and stay there for 1-2 minutes or sometimes up to 20 minutes. Found a workaround though...taped the up arrow button down , now the menus don't just pop up.
High Quality monitor held back by poor Quality Control
Xel Adune, Amazon
26 November 2012
Summary: I have had 4 exchanges so far and they all had various distracting flaws like: dead pixels, severe backlight bleeding, poor uniformity that one side looked warmer, dust behind the AG, Dim backlight, and the 2nd replacement was completely defunct. The 4th and the last one was almost perfect (excellent uniformity, bright and minimum BLB), Almost! except one dead pixel on the lower left side of the screen, arrgg...
Great Display Quality / Poor Manufacturing Quality
16 November 2012
Summary: I love the video quality. Using the Display Port input, my laptop easily gets the full resolution. Unfortunately, I'm returning it for a replacement since the On Screen Display won't go away. I'm guessing that one of the control buttons is permantly pushed and this is confusing everything. It's unfortunate that a good product would be held back by such a mundane issue like physical buttons that don't work right.
Summary: eh starting to have second thoughts on this monitor. 1440p is only available to 600 series nvidia and ati top line up. So any other desktop or laptop cant achieve it if im not mistaken. I tried on my netbook, laptops, other desktops, can only max out 1080p. While my gaming desktop with nvidia gets 1440p, which is really nice. Need a good GPU to display 1440p. Was hoping 1440p would display on all devices without the need of highend GPU.