Summary: Pros: It's a very slim led lcd, extremely light, vesa mountable (I am using a desktop mount). Comes with HDMI, VGA and DVI. Also has a headphone jack. Has a nice viewing angle from left or right and has IPS. Settings are highly customizable with Gamma level, overscan, sharpness, color temp, etc. Comes with 3 year warranty upon registration. Cons: Out of the box needs calibration as the screen is too bright and the colors are slightly off.
Pros: Very very sharp IPS monitor, 5ms G2G (not 14 as advertised), no ghosting when gaming, very bright, non glossy screen, very thin (about .625" around the bezel, maybe 1.25 at back ports), thin bezel. Overall I've been very impressed with this monitor in the first few days of ownership. Menu system is pretty good, lots of customization. Vesa mount is a plus, too many monitors these days don't include one and it was a must, since the base isn't really all that great.
Cons: Base is somewhat wobbly. Not terrible, not great. No height adjustment. The LED light for the power button could go, I'm not a huge fan of things sticking off the bezel or LEDs in general, I find them to be somewhat tacky. Color wasn't great out of the box, but fine tuning wasn't horrible either. I found that adjusting to my eye rather than trying to use guides was the way to go. No DVI cable, but I knew that going in and ordered one to go along with it. For the price...
Summary: The monitor is great. I upgraded from a 2006 Dell SP2009W. So needless to say taking the contrast ratio from 5,000:1 into the millions is a huge step. At first I was disappointed, but with some setting tinkering it came to life. There is apsolutely no glare and I have 4 LARGE windows to my back so constant light. My ONLY complaint, is the stand is just awful. Will it hold the monitor, yes. It is not adjustable at all and is completely made of plastic including the arm.
Great value - you still get what you pay for, though!
18 June 2013
Summary: When you mount the display on its stand, treat it like a sheet of glass. It feels *that* fragile. The stand on this thing is literally ridiculous. If you don't have a *perfectly* stable desk, the display itself actually very visibly shakes and wobbles just from typing on the keyboard/mouse. (My desk is on carpet...) The display literally connects to the stand via gravity and snapping into place. There's absolutely nothing rigid about it.
Pros: The display itself looks freaking great. A surprisingly noticable upgrade from my 4 year old MVA panel. Just like everybody else I needed to adjust the brightness waayyy down and mess with a few other settings but, once set, the colors on this thing are beautiful.
Summary: The stand that is provided is really an inferior product. which has been repeatedly noted in other reviews, if you don't want to knock this thing over by accident make sure you get an after market VESA mount and you will have no worries.
Pros: Price point was excellent. I ordered 3 (139.99 ea with the $20.00 Promo) of them and have them mounted using the VESA mounting plate on the back which eliminates the biggest CON.
Cons: HDMI or DVI cables should be standard on all monitors now. . .
Pros: Stunning display. Absolutely gorgeous. Picks up the freckles on the actors faces with streaming video. No shuddering or any visual input lag. No weird colors (some of the built in choices are terrible, but the default custom looks beautiful).
Cons: The power cable and brick is something I would expect to see on a router, not a monitor. My DELL TN LCD monitor uses the same cable as a standard desktop (three prong female), but this monitor uses a round DC cord (like you see on laptops). The brick for it gets ridiculously hot almost instantly. If this thing catches fire I will be back here to knock off all those stars.
Summary: Unfortunately my display had a piece of dust lodged between the display and lcd on the left side. Over the 3 months of ownership, it has slid from the top left to the center left. This is an isolated case as the other IPS234 I used didn't have this. The color calibration was off but using the TEXT calibration is good for daily use. The stand is ok for a sturdy table, which mine is... so I don't have the problem some other reviewers had.
Pros: Great colour, Great brightness (for some it may be too bright)
Cons: Default colour calibrations are off., Power adapter whines.