Summary: Came with two adjacent dead pixels. Fortunately it happened to be in the bottom left hand corner and for the most part unnoticeable. Have been too lazy to get and rma and send back the enormous box.
Pros: aesthetically pleasing
Cons: When picture quality is set to "fast" there are lots of ghosting with dark pictures, especially noticeable when playing games with a dark backdrops.
Pros: So I use a MAC for work and I use a PC at home. When I bring my Mac home to work at nights it's nice to be able to use Synergy from one machine to another and have dual monitors. I bought this monitor with that in mind. It has the ability to split the screen down the middle (for two sources) as if it were two monitors. Sounds great in theory but in practice its not that great for a couple of reasons:
Cons: see the pros. I wrote it all as a single review
Pros: Excellent color, sharpness and depth. The wide resolution is extremely helpful in gaming and looks superb. The monitor advertises a 10ms refresh rate but it actually feels faster than the 5ms samsung that i also have. The high quality back lighting has something to do with that.
Cons: I knock one star off because for an IPS display the off angle is not very good. It is better than any TFT could ever hope of being but you still need to be somewhat in line with the monitor to take advantage of the colors it offers...