Pros: Refresh rate is great, just mess around with the settings a little to find where you like it. Black levels are very deep, and the overall picture is nice.
Cons: The monitor is set to RBG input by default, and the only way to change that is to plug in a device into the RGB port. If you happen not o have an RGB port, on a device, then you are hosed. Something to keep in mind.
Excerpt: It doesn't seem as sharp as the other 27" I got but had to return because it made a humming noise below 95% brightness. This one doesn't have that issue, but the text sharpness doesn't seem as good. I think the settings adjustments worked to a good extent. It's also a bit high off the base. It might work better for taller individuals. Your eye should be level with the top of the monitor and this one is way above that.
Summary: *I use this for mostly gaming and CAD work. *For my needs, this monitor is a great fit.
Pros: *It's bright. I had to turn it down a bit. *Provides enough light that I can see my keyboard at night. *The large screen makes for easier headshots in FPS games compared to my old 19 inch.
Cons: *There is some ghosting with magenta like colors, but it doesn't bug me too much. For example, I haven't seen any ghosting while playing Hawken, but I do when playing Skyrim such as areas where there are candles or fires. *Magenta on Adobe Lightroom seems to be exaggerated. I feel I have to use my auxiliary Dell Monitor when Photo editing. Again, it doesn't bug me as I don't do this often.
Summary: For general use and watching movies/video, this monitor is fantastic. For gaming, if you are not sensitive to ghosting and the games you intend to play do not have many dark scenes with the contrast/sharpness qualities described above, it is also a great choice. However, if you are sensitive to ghosting, or the games you play do have dark scenes with many contrasting/sharp details, you may want to look into buying a monitor with a much faster response time.
Pros: Beautiful static images, movies/videos Pleasant experience for most games Deep blacks, high level of color detail even in shadows Great price for a monitor of this quality and size New version is flicker-free
Cons: The 4-12ms GTG response time causes noticeable ghosting in games, but the severity of the blur effect varies depending on the scene. In most scenes, it results in a very subtle blur effect that causes slight loss of texture detail when the camera is moving. The ghosting in these scenes is not distracting. In fact, it can be difficult to detect depending on your FPS, how close you are to the monitor, how good your eyesight is, and whether you've experienced monitors wi...
Summary: Well, I had bought 2 for my mancave and withing a week one of them had a dead pixel already, so I took it and exchanged it, got home and immediately noticed a dead pixel in another place so back to the store I went. While there I asked them to check a new one on the shelf, another dead pixel and again a different location. I still have one monitor that works but I have switched to another brand for the 2 side monitors. Unhappy with the lack of quality.
Summary: Bought this monitor more so because it was half off. After ordering it I did some research(bought it also because BenQ is usually good quality), and I saw all the issues with ghosting. Even turning on the game mode, which changes the response rate from 12 to 5ms, the ghosting wasn't as bad, but still obvious. Still happy with the quality of the picture, performance was bit disappointing. As far as my system goes, I'm running a AMDFX8350 with a HD7870 and HDMI connection.