Summary: I bought this about 10 month ago and been performing great. Very solid design, easy to adjust and the colors are great. I alrady have the calibration software and the analyser from a NEC screen I bough 5 years ago (The old screen is still going strong bought the new one to get to a dual monitor...
Summary: Had a rough start, because of the super bright reds & pinks, when looking online, but figured it out. I already had a Spyderpro 4 calibration tool, before buying this monitor, and calibrated the monitor with it. Everything was looking good, except online.
Summary: Make sure you set up ideal viewing conditions. You don't want to sit in front of a $1000 monitor and have tungsten lighting in your room. Get a couple of dimmable table lamps, put neutral density bulbs in them and dim them very low (the spectraview will help you set this up).
Pros: Color reproduction is excllent (using color managed apps). For the first time ever, a photoshop photo looks the same on this monitor as when I printed on a color managed epson printer. I have a dual display with a reasonably expensive Dell next to it. Makes the Dell look so cheap. calibration is ...
Cons: Can get warm. Not energy efficient (but who cares for one monitor!). Some have mentioned casts over the monitor. It is very very slight and a function of viewing distance. the closer you are, the more the angle of view change between corners. That is why I go for a 24" monitor and not a 27.
When used without the Spectraview profiling solution, this is a waste of money.
Michael Balensiefer, Amazon
25 August 2013
Summary: Out-of-the-box profile is suspect. This definitely needs some sort of calibrating device if you are spending the cash (please stay away from SpiderCo). I have since upgraded to the 27" and am looking at the 30" solution, refurbished, on EBay, which sells for 1.8 times what this device does for, new.
fotographer "It is not soft, it is hyperfocal", Amazon
24 June 2013
Summary: My new monitor just came in, I bought it from another reputable two letter New York photo store that had it for almost $100 less than Amazon. I contemplated a refurbished unit, but $150 was worth to have warranty for additional 3 years.
Summary: Reds will appear more saturated in non-color managed programs. You can setup Firefox to be color managed so that way you can view photos on websites as they are intended. Non-color managed programs (games) benefit from this by looking especially more awesome.
Pros: This is one of few true 10-bit IPS displays for this price level. Color clarity is excellent especially when calibrated with an NEC SpectraSensor Pro using SpectraView II software. The monitors input latency is NOT noticable when playing games at any setting, and this screen in fact makes games l...
Cons: There is minimal backlight bleed on the bottom right corner of my display, but is barely noticable during use. The reality is that this cannot be avoided with any IPS panel you buy. It's not LED. At least LED color accurate monitors haven't gotten cheap enough yet. You'll notice the antiglare coa...
Summary: My monitor is driven by an EVGA 01G-P3-1361-KR GeForce GTX 460 video card at default resolution (1920x1200 60Hz) over a DVI-D connection, which works fine. The monitor does support 10-bit colour depth which requires use of the DisplayPort, but I am sticking with 8-bit for now.
Pros: I needed a high-end monitor for a Photoshop workstation build. I use mostly the AdobeRGB colour space for digital still photography, and so I needed a wide gamut monitor that could display as much of that colour space as possible. I also needed hardware and software for calibration. Because of sp...
Cons: My only gripe is minor and has to do with the way the ports are located on the monitor. Without a mirror it is almost impossible to connect the cables because the ports are all facing down. However, since cabling is not something one changes frequently, it is not a big complaint. Other than that,...
Great Value compared to Eizo and actually a bit better... for print and web!
5 February 2012
Summary: As a professional photographer and retoucher with an Eizo at the office, when I saw this had similar specs at half the price I jumped. In color managed workspaces working with embedded icc profiles in Photoshop and other programs, you can't tell the difference with the eizo.
Summary: Although expensive relative to a "regular" TFT monitor the wide gamut, great viewing angles and consistent color reproduction makes this a must buy for serious photographers that want a color managed workflow.