Summary: I don't feel right giving poor reviews based on only a single item I've been shipped, as it was most likely defective. So I am returning this monitor to get a 27" IPS ViewSonic. My issues: - The monitor I got had faint vertical lines across the screen - Seemed very grainy and had significant ghosting - Didn't have very good contrast when using HDMI connection (no deep blacks, lots of grayness) as opposed to DVI Pros, on the other hand: - Very bright and colorful display...
HDMI Port Failed, Returned For Service, Returned to Me Not Repaired
ehrenkd "ehrenkd", Amazon
6 May 2013
Summary: Monitor viewing quality is ok, bought it to use with an HDMI port. Speakers are better than nothing. Worked for two years then the HDMI port stopped functioning. I was excited when I saw ASUS offered free shipping to return it and have it repaired since it has a 3 yr warranty. Unfortunately the unit was returned with no repair made. It's been tested (before and after) on multiple computers and cables that work fine w/other HDMI monitors, but not this one.
Summary: It was just fine until one day green wavy lines started appearing on the right side of the monitor. Yes, they're there even with the computer not plugged in to the monitor. Now I get to send it back and deal with Asus support, which I hoped I would never have to do again.
Summary: I have a ASUS laptop and it is wonderful but when I received my first monitor, it had dead pixels. Luckily amazon is great with returns. Unfortunately, the second came with dead pixels. Just went to best buy and bought an acer of the same specs. Other than the dead pixel, the monitor looked beautiful but using it for gaming, that pixel needed to be fixed. Also, the packaging from UPS was flimsy and beat up on both shipments.
Summary: I purchased two of these monitors (the first was a smaller model, I think the 21") despite reading some reviews about dead pixels. Both ASUS monitors arrived w/ dead pixels and were sent back to Amazon. I am currently in the market for another monitor.
Sleek bezel; crisp video; bad buttons; poor colors
Fourth Quark, Amazon
1 January 2011
Summary: I was expecting an enjoyable movie-watching experience when I bought this monitor. (It has 1080p video, HDMI in, and the Asus name. My desktop has a decent graphics card.) What I got was a long, unsuccessful stint at calibrating the colors. The monitor is simply incapable of reproducing good color. In addition, shadows are too deep, and banding is horrendous.