Summary: Looks like a great product. I just bought a new computer to build and this screen. I was very much looking forward to using this monitor but it can and the stand was BROKEN. The rotation part of the stand was LOCKED with some black goo all over the bolts. I have been trying to unscrew it so the screen can rotate up and down but it will not budge.
Great monitor IF you get one that isn't defective.
9 September 2013
Pros: Quality image, consistent black levels, very little backlight bleed - for a monitor this price and higher, physical buttons make it easier to set OSD.
Cons: First 2 showed up with blemishes inside the screen (on one) and bad pixels (on the other). I RMA'd them with Newegg. Second pair showed up - one monitor is fine, the other has a green stuck pixel in the middle/bottom of the screen. That's 3 out of 4 "bad." Unfortunately, Flexcode.org's bad pixel fix (tapping as well) wasn't able to do anything to get the pixel unstuck.
Summary: Fair price, but it costs you the quality. I don't recommend this monitor because of its poor quality. The colors are inaccurate and look very dull. And the base doesn't have a very solid build, when i use the buttons on the bottom right corner to change the monitor setting, it can be easily moved back and forth. My 3 years old 23'' ASUS monitor is still better than this unit. I love ASUS products, but this monitor isn't one of them.
Summary: The monitor is large, and looks really beautiful. The screen is great, stand seemed sturdy enough, and I could adjust the viewing angle better than other monitors I've had. The reason that I gave this item 2 stars is I noticed a dead pixel towards the bottom of the monitor right away. A day or so later I noticed another smaller one. I contacted ASUS customer service and was told that 5 or less dark dots is acceptable for a new LCD monitor.
Pros: Nice display, great GTG speed. Vibrant color adjustments available, contrast/brightness is good too.
Cons: My refurb model had backlight flickering trouble from initial purchase. Issue has increased in frequency, causing me to call for RMA. Having issues getting RMA because neither the manufacturer nor the responsible party for these first 90-days are taking responsibility. (AKA, I'm getting the run-around). Hopefully the 1-year extended warranty purchase vendor will provide solid support.
Pros: It is a great monitor I guess if you get one without a dead pixel. Been trying to run through pixel programs for a few hours and still pixel is not working. The thing is dead...
Cons: I just pulled it out of the box and it had a dead pixel. Apparently no pixel program is fixing it. Going to go ahead and leave programs on for a few hours but I should not have to deal with this with a brand new monitor. I really wish QA would do their job better. Second Asus monitor I have had with first being alright. Usually buy Acer since I have never had a dead pixel out of all 5 monitors from them. Sorry Asus, no more monitors will I buy from you. First MB issue...
Summary: So, I will start this review out by saying I wanted to love this monitor. I own ASUS motherboards and graphics cards, and would buy them again in a heartbeat. Sadly to say however, this monitor, while HUGE and good looking when OFF, has several major flaws IMHO. 1. Black level is HORRIBLE! No matter how much I adjusted the settings (which are a pain in the you know what) you can never get rid of this horrible green hue to any blacks. 2. Base is not height adjustable.
Summary: After reading the reviews I bought this monitor for my boss with confidence. However, I did not have a good experience. I plugged this Asus monitor into an Asus laptop via the VGA port and the monitor had an error that it was "out of range". I could reduce the resolution and it would show up, but it didn't look good. OR I could switch over to HDMI and get a good picture. I called tech support and the monitor people blamed the laptop people (ironically, the same company).