Awesome response time, refresh rate and blur reduction, horrible colors out of the box
3 January 2014
Summary: I was impressed by how horrible the colors, gama and saturation were on this monitor out of the box, I searched online to get the best image quality settings for this monitor with little to no luck, I wasted at least 4 hours a day for 3 days to get the settings I'm comfortable with, good image quality, instant response time and utter smooth gameplay.
Summary: I built a home gaming rig and this was the best choice I made over the video card.(nVidia GTX 770) The monitor is crisp and clear. I especially like the detachable wheel and preset buttons. You can preset your settings to different users or in my case, flip from a normal setting to when I decide to play a game, the colors are brightened and the contrast and brightness is increased simply by clicking a button. No more fumbling with menus.
Summary: I was doing a lot of research for a while before making this purchase for a new monitor. I upgraded from a 6-7 year old 22" monitor to this. The second that you plug this in and start loading windows you notice the difference right away. The resolution is a solid figure for gaming and the customizable refresh rate (where you can set it to either 60, 100, 120, 144) gives it a nice feel for whatever you are into.
ALL my gaming up until this moment now feels empty...
Brandon Weiss, Amazon
19 December 2013
Summary: This monitor has CHANGED MY LIFE. Never again will i be able to go back to 60Hz or even 120Hz this makes EVERYTHING you do at 144Hz feel smooth like a baby's borttom. Even Windows Aero things look ridiculously smooth at 144fps. Games like CounterStrike (Source and Global Offensive) need a monitor like this, even in Battlefield 4 I am starting to WIN gunfights that I would have normally lost, my sniping has improved TENFOLD.
Summary: Fantastic. I was nervous about ordering a $300 monitor, but it's worth it. Build quality, picture quality, features... off the charts. When gaming, for instance in Metro Last Light, black areas are actually black on screen (perfect contrast). Color depth is the best you will find on an LED. 144hz has brought me back to the goodness that we used to have with CRT monitors, everything is so smooth. Highly recommended.
Summary: This is a great product very easy to setup; however, the power button is not as responsive as I'd like. I had to use my thumb or palm to turn the monitor which isn't very natural for me since my natural inclination is to use my index finger.