Summary: Would I buy this again, at $1200, today? No. If I could go back in time and talk to myself about this purchase, would I buy it again? Well, maybe, if the past me didn't freak out and go insane once the past me finds out that he will eventually have to ......
Pros: Pro - Looked good five years ago. Pro - Lasted five years and eight months. Pro - Five years ago this monitor was invaluable while attending school.
Cons: Con - Only lasted five years and eight months. At that rate I could have bought a brand new $200 monitor each year and had enough money left over for lunch. Con - Side by side with my PG278Q, I can definitely see the aging technology.
Summary: I can't stand making anything that isn't a game or movie fullscreen on this thing. It seems like such a waste of space, with the fact that I can easily fit four or five useful webpages onscreen at once.
Pros: 30", 2560x1600, extremely low response time for size and resolution, beautiful colors once it gets calibrated. Turns on and off quickly. It has no annoying menus to shuffle through to fix things; there are a series of easy little touch-buttons along the bottom that do everything I need. Once you ...
Cons: Slight ghosting, especially if blur settings are enabled in a game. Otherwise, nada. If you don't like V-sync, this isn't for you. You need a whole, entire metric ton of graphical processing power to run games on this thing. Folks, 2560x1600 = 4,096,000 pixels. Standard 1080p = 3,072,000. That's ...
Summary: On black Friday i pick'd up a 27in. monitor and a 32in.t.v. with monitor 37in. t.v. with monitor all 1080p brand new.With all the newer goodies on them.All three for under a thousand$.Which is better.
Pros: I bought mine 2 years ago in a pawn shop no where near this price.It is very nice but.
Summary: I decided to buy an LED from a local store about a year ago. I thought it would be very useful for LAN parties so that I wouldn't have to drag around this pricey 30" with me. I ended up returning the LED the second day of ownership.
Pros: One of the few available 2560x1600 displays. Amazing picture quality, low ghosting, good color reproduction, no color shifting, side-angle viewing is good. Gaming at 2560x1600 is drop-dead gorgeous! Once you experience it, you can never go back. Monitor power on/off is nearly instant. I can't str...
Cons: Out of the box this display is a bit bright, and the whites have a greenish tint to it. After turning the brightness down, the display looks more accurate. Also, with age the picture just gets better. I lost the clip that keeps the monitor stand from rising. Every time I want to move this monitor...
Summary: Added a Ergatron MX, and later added 2 LG 20" Monitors for a total res of 4360x1600 (1600x900 monitors in portrait on either side) Previous user noted they use a sharpie to cover the LED...there is a softbutton on the left to disable it...sound too.
Pros: I am gaming and a network architect and I love this monitor, I can fit exactly 4x720p resolution videos or RDP/SSH Panels, and gaming/movies is awesome. colors still great, quality is amazing.
Pros: Was very nice to game on and for photo editing after calibration.
Cons: Only lasted a little over 1.5 months. I was using it and then the brightness all of a sudden went to half. Looked inside the little vents on top and could see the lamps that used to be bright when you looked inside were off now. Going to have to go through the hassle of returning it and waiting t...
Summary: Perhaps best to run the backlight at its factory setting for an initial ~100 hrs lamp "burn-in"; but subsequently, using LG's "buttons" (bezel bottom-left control points) to lower screen brightness, can trim power consumption to slightly under 60 watts, and reduce the easily sensed radiated heat.
Pros: I found my recently purchased LG W3000H to perform well thus far, consistent with its high rating in NE customer reviews and recent "award." However, neither I nor most other commenters have carefully/critically A/B'd the LG unit with similarly priced HP alternatives.
Cons: Issues mentioned in many reviews are that the W3000H has only a single DVI-D input, no OSD menu, and only an overall backlight brightness control (i.e., no "internal" contrast, gamma, or hue/color settings); but of course any suitable video-card/driver should offer extensive image adjustment capa...
Pros: Arrived on time and worked great out of the box. Love the touch buttons, the colors and contrast are amazing. Looks better then the old Apple 30" I have in the other room. Games, movies, and working on it are a dream.
Cons: The LED light over the power button is a little bright when I'm watching a movie with the room lights dimmed. I fixed it by taking a perm marker and coloring over the light (carefully).
Summary: In hindsight, it is important to note that if you do intend to game with this beast of a display you will need a powerful graphics card. That is, if you wish to run your apps in the native resolution. As with any LCD, non-native resolutions will give you a less than desirable fuzzy effect.
Pros: It's huge! This monitor performs wonderfully in just about every way. The colors are bright and the 5ms speed is good for gaming. It even sings a little song when you turn it on.
Cons: It's huge! It does take up a bit of real estate on your desk. Make sure there is enough room to house this beast before you make the commitment to bring it home.
Summary: I can't decide for anyone else but if you are going to drop this much money on a monitor, you can easily get a larger tv in its place without losing many "unique features" offered through monitors. Think about it.
Pros: This monitor works great. I am reviewing based on using my friends monitor. It is a great thing to use and is seamless witht he video card.