Uneven back lighting ruins a perfect gaming monitor
3 March 2014
Summary: This monitor is perfect for fast paced FPS. The response is absolutely unbelievable. The only reason it's not getting 5 stars is because the spacing of the back lights is absolutely awful. I can't play any dark games on it at all because it is so distracting. If this issue was fixed, I'd say it was the best monitor I've ever owned.
Excerpt: Using this monitor for gaming. It functions as advertised. Had no issues on installation, once I was able to get windows to see the correct driver. It's ok, not great. Will be looking to upgrade in the future.
Summary: Washed out colors, google this monitor there are VERY in depth reviews about it. Long story short, colors are washed out, doesn't even match up to good quality TN in terms of color accuracy. However, 144hz is where it's at for gaming. my recommendation is get this monitor for competitive FPS games, and use another for everything else, cus the colors SUCK, and i'm colorblind!
Summary: I was enticed to try this product by the available framerate. To know that I'm able to get 100 frames out of a game, but unable to see anything higher than 60, I wanted to see what the difference would be. I read reviews that raved about the smoothness in movement. I knew that the color wouldn't be awesome since it's a TN screen but I wasn't fully prepared...I made adjustments to the color settings but was never really blown away.
Summary: This monitor is good at being fast - fast refresh and low response times. Poor color reproduction and uneven lighting (noticeably dark area in upper left of monitor) bring the rating down. I recommend finding a review website and downloading an ICC profile and setting the display parameters through the OSD to compensate. I was pleased with the packaging of the product, the plastic finish (very glossy), red tones, connectivity, etc.
Summary: I ended up returning this and purchasing an IPS monitor, as I was really disappointed with the picture quality. But,l if you love FPS games and are a hardcore gamer, then this item might be for you.