Summary: This monitor is fantastic!! I already have the 24 inch version which I love and now use in portrait mode as a second monitor. I wanted a bit more size since I've had 27 before and found it to be just right so I grabbed this one. It has zero issues, just as perfect as my 24 inch. No this is NOT IPS so don't expect it to look like one. This is a great gaming monitor and IMO nothing can replace 120hz for me.
Summary: Giving 4 stars because I've only had it 2 days. Will revise later. I've been considering this monitor for over a month but hesitated due to some of the negative reviews. Mine was in perfect condition when received. No dead pixels. Great color out of the box. Better than my Asus VE278H. All of the physical adjustments i.e. height, swivel, tilt, are very fluid. The picture adjustment is intuitive.
Summary: This is the best monitor for gaming, period. For first person shooters 120 fps makes a huge difference over 60 fps -- do not listen to anybody who says otherwise. This monitor has an amazing refresh time and the black equalizer is awesome. Also the S switch allows you to quickly switch profiles from your desktop profile to one of 2 other gaming profiles with a click of a button. The monitor UI to change settings is very easy to navigate and use.
Summary: It's a great monitor. The quick switch pad thing is great so that I can have my monitor brighter in the morning when the sun is streaming through the window, but I can switch it to darker in the evening with just a touch of the button.
Summary: From the previous monitors that I've owned this by far the best. The built in features are awesome and there is virtual no video lag whats so ever. I'm definitely buying more for my three monitor set-up in the game room. In this case you get what you pay for. Oh and the 3-D is pretty awesome as well.
Excellent Product would buy a new version in the future
19 September 2013
Summary: Purchase Decision Making: I initially went into this purchase wary of BENQ because I've never used their products before. I am a die hard Samsung fanatic for both my T.V's and computer monitors. The only reason I purchased this was based on a few reviews for a really good gaming monitor that I googled. I am very pleased I took a chance on this item. Monitor Stand: The Monitor stand is excellent. It seems complicated to setup but it really isn't.
Summary: Recently purchased this monitor and it arrived without a single pixel imperfection. The colors are brilliant and my games look great. The headphone hook on the back is genius and helps keep them out of the way without having to actually put them away in a drawer. On that note, the monitor does take up a bit of space behind it due to its design, but isn't a major issue unless you sit really close to your desk and are unable to move too far back.
Summary: I have had this monitor for a week and love it! The monitor was packed and protected very well. Setup was easy and the monitor is really well built. The tilt/height can be adjusted so easily. It did require some color adjustments out of the box, but after calibrating it is outstanding. The difference between a 60hz and 120hz in CoD BO II is night and day, same with BF3. I was blown away! I had no dead pixels, and hope it stays that way.