Summary: I work for a small software company as the graphic designer. I currently have 2 of these monitors, one in in landscape (Primary) and the other in portrait (Secondary). The one in portrait is where I keep outlook open all the time for quick viewing.
Summary: I've owned the same model monitor for 2 years and wanted to set up the 2nd monitor option. I chose this monitor specifically for it's flexibility in relation to movement of the screen. I've got no complaints and have had no problems.
Model number is actually IPS231P-BN, I don't think there is such thing as a IPS231B-BN
26 March 2014
Summary: Pros Good color Turns on quickly Nice and bright matte finish pulls you in 2 second transformation to portrait orientation cons scales some resolutions to fit instead of stretching them, you may consider this a con if you play legacy games no sound through hdmi?
Summary: Excellent monitor. I am using it right now. Good colors, good brightness, wide viewing angle. 1080 video looks relatively sharp in full screen mode. Text a little strange at non-native resolution, but that could be my video card or driver's fault. I am happy so far.
Summary: Ok, this review is being done by a non-techy person. I don't know what IPS, TN, or several other things are that others have mentioned. What I do know is what works well for my nearly 60-year-old eyes. I've used this monitor with two, seperate computers.
Decent IPS monitor for the price but don't buy for speakers
1 May 2012
Summary: The image quality doesn't look any different than the standard TN LED monitors I am used to using. At least not for general business use. I didn't even realized these had speakers built in. It is not advertised prominently. Probably because they sound terrible. Tinny and no low end at all.