Summary: I bought this monitor primarily for use with my XBOX 360 (playing games like Battlefield 3). Unfortunately the image quality was not was I was expecting (connected with HDMI). The home screen was grainy and somewhat blurry. Even after several minutes of trying to play with the settings (both on the monitor and the xbox) I could not get a decent picture. Also, there seems to be quite a bit of light bleed and blacks seem to be gray.
Summary: I've had this monitor for a few months... it is time to review. The colors are really bad on the monitor. Every month since I've had it, I finally get fed up and spend a half hour trying to calibrate the colors. Most shades of light gray are invisible to me... they just look white. I suspect that is fine for the average person who just browses the web and reads email... but when detail matters, this just isn't acceptable.
Summary: I only had seen ONE review where someone mentioned having an issue with the way the monitor panel is 'coated' for anti reflectivity. I thought I'd ignore it as a one off, or a picky person. Well I got my monitor, which was to sit side-by-side with an older 23" Acer LCD, and indeed there is an odd coating on the panel that is very annoying. it's like it had a coat of grease or smudge.... a sparkly pattern.
Summary: Apart from the anti-glare (that due to not being mentioned in the specs on any site, I was unaware was on this monitor), it's an excellent monitor. The annoying part about the anti-glare (for those that don't know) is that it makes the monitor look like someone has sprayed it with water or smeared grime all over it.
Summary: I received the monitor on time and it is working fine. My application for the $20 rebate (an incentive to buy) has been rejected twice because it did not include an invoice. There was no invoice in the packaging I received so I attached a copy of the AMAZON order receipt/shipping confirmation with the Rebate Form. That was rejected because it was not an invoice. I am giving up and will not buy another ASUS product. I have 2 now...
Summary: This monitor is honestly a steal for the price. Good size, good quality, and HDMI input. I would have liked if it had DisplayPort as well, but that's fine. I use my monitors mostly for professional video editing and gaming, and colors seemed fine on the "normal" preset. The other ones (game, vivid, movie...) are all pretty useless, they just pop the saturation and contrast to comical levels.
Great monitor for the price - but quality control?
Tommy Graves, Amazon
6 August 2011
Summary: Got this from Amazon for $169 plus a $20 rebate, so it's a great deal for the specs. I'm using it for my PC and my Xbox 360 and it's a very versatile, nice looking, big, responsive monitor. Just some things to consider though: -My first one came with a stuck pixel and no amount of solutions would unstick it. Seems a few other reviewers had units of the sort too. I returned it and got a perfect replacement. -This monitor does not handle VGA very well.
Summary: Got this monitor set up today. the display itself is really nice, but I have to say that the buttons for adjusting things are a real problem. First, they need a bit of pressure to depress. This creates the need to twist your hand/wrist around completely in order to grasp the back of the monitor so you can push the buttons in with your thumb.
Summary: I purchased this monitor upgrading from an old CRT (18 inch Trinitron from Dell). Because I was going from CRT to LCD and from 4:3 to 16:9, there were a lot of new variables to consider in order to ensure I got a monitor that satisfied me. I studied the specs on a number of monitors in the $200 range, considering models from $180 up to about $250 and more. I got this model because it looked like a steal.