Summary: Excellent monitor, that arrived on time in the Store for pickup. Got the Monitor home and plugged it in. It blew away the 24" Dell I had been using. The 144hz refresh is night and day difference and the extra desktop real estate is nice too. I'm not as picky as probably some of the other people reporting the bleeding colors. All colors seemed fine to me, but I'm red / green color blind, so take that for what it is.
Summary: Honestly, it's the best TN on the market unless the newish Benq 24TE has better color (and I seriously doubt that). So all the little things that CAN go wrong with a TN can go wrong for this guy, but mine is perfect and so there are more like this available. Find one. Validate my review. If you don't like this monitor it's possibly defective.
Pros: After 2 days (like literally I had just posted my first review) the Exit button for the OSD menu stopped working on my first VG278HE. It was not a very good feeling or acting button to start with but I did not mention that in the review. I thought about dealing with it for a little bit but I decided to return it based on the menu button failing on a display that had surprisingly bad BlackLightBleed issues. Probably the worst I've ever seen on a monitor--all the way ar...
Cons: Some QC issues have turned into a general impression that this display "should" have blacklight bleed. Well I'm here to tell you. It shouldn't. Mine has zero and it does make a difference to me.
Summary: IF the lightboost effect does not strain your eyes, it is easily going to be the coolest thing you've seen today. If it does bother you, you aren't going to like it, period, once your brain starts to get sore.
Pros: Went through months of difficulties looking for a large display that could do 120Hz. I wish I had skipped the HDTV route altogether and settled for 27" because it just isn't worth the headache.
Cons: Minor con-HDMI doesn't support 144hz or 120Hz very well or at all on some displays, and this one is designed primarily with the DVI-D port in mind. Thus an HDMI cable is not included