Summary: I was very excited to get this monitor, and even more so disappointed to find that it does not work on my computer. When i connect it, my computer immediately shuts down, or doesn't start up at all. And when this happens, my computer wont start back up unless i unplug it and wait a while.
Barely acceptable out of the box, failed after less than a year
Travis F., Newegg
29 September 2015
Summary: After (painstakingly) adjusting all of the monitor's settings and some on my computer I got the quality barely acceptable. Not much use for gaming when it goes black for 15 seconds at a time though. I should have bought a nice 60Hz IPS.
Pros: 144 Hz, not very expensive
Cons: Began going blank, glitching after 6 months. Probably a capacitor issue. The image quality was so bad out of the box I should have returned it immediately just for that. 144Hz is overrated anyway.
Pros: Great picture and brightness, and the dedicated reticle and night vision mode are pretty useful in some games. The articulation is outstanding, it swivels, rotates, and tilts.
Cons: I have two of these and one stopped working a little over a year after I purchased it. Now the monitor just flashes white to a black screen whenever I turn it on. Reading other reviews this seems to be a common issue, so you should consider that before purchasing.
Summary: I was excited for this monitor until I received it. I've always considered Asus an amazing brand (I still do) but it's hard to believe a high-quality expensive gaming monitor like that came with colors worth garbage.
Pros: Great size Amazing stand Impressive refresh rate
Cons: The colors are absolutely atrocious! The presets are also very bad! The colors just look very.... bad.
Summary: To think that I was thinking to buy Asus latest Wireless Router.
Pros: Good when it works.
Cons: Asus kept me going back and forth until my warranty ran out 2 days ago for a similar Asus monitor who keeps turning off. I just needed to find my purchase receipt to create the RMA and sent it to repair, once I found the receipt I was told by ASUS that the monitor was manufactured more than 3 yea...
Summary: Just my opinion but for a $300 monitor to have 1-5 pixels die per year as acceptable is kinda questionable. I typically go with ASUS. Most of my other monitors are ASUS and all of my laptops have been with ASUS. Never new about the dead pixel policy.
Pros: 1 - Large monitor with thin border and limited decals, so nothing distracts you from the actualy screen 2 - 144Hz is amazing for FPS games, smooth play and beautiful colors 3 - the base swivels very easily for easy realignment 4 - 3D was easy to setup
Cons: None really other than the dead pixel. I have had the monitor for 45 days and a pixel died in that timeframe. NEWEGG won't take take it back because it is more than the standard 30 days (not bashing just explaining, I always love NEWEGG). Per ASUS warrenty information online they say the 1-5 dead...
2 defective monitors in a row (lightboost not working, and black smudges)
Daryush Mir, Amazon
24 January 2015
Summary: First monitor I ordered, lightboost feature wouldn't work (with the toastyx hack), and it turned out the monitor was defective. I returned it, and got a replacement, where lightboost is in fact working properly, but the replacement has black smudges inside the screen.