Summary: From the description, it really looks like this monitor has... everything: Gorgeous Samsung PLS display, USB 3.0 hub, built-in speakers, audio out/in, built-in webcam, HDMI x2, Displayport, DVI - the works. So how does it all work together? Quite simply, - excellently. For reference, I'm using this with a 2011 MacBook Air with a mini Displayport -> Displayport cable. I'm able to run at full 2560x1440 on the LCD, and sound is also transferred over this cable. Excellent!
Great Features and Size, Image Quality Could Be Better
Analog Cocktail, Amazon
7 August 2013
Summary: I'm going to start this out by saying I'm picky about my monitors. Maybe picky to the point of being minorly OCD about it, so take a few of my negatives with a grain of salt. At first look, this is quite nice. The panel is HUGE and had no dead pixels, is easily adjustable on its sturdy stand, and can flip from landscape to portrait easily (assuming you have it high enough up to actually rotate without hitting your desk).
High resolution, many features, so-so image quality
For Real "HAND", Amazon
7 August 2013
Summary: I had always wanted a monitor with higher resolutions than the 1080p resolution. This Philips is a good-quality computer monitor, but for its price the image quality can really be better. I use the monitor with a Windows 8 computer connected via HDMI. The monitor comes with lots of input ports. Indeed, it has a lot of bells and whistles, including a proximity sensor!
Summary: Works fine with Mac Pro 5,1 including FaceTime over Displayport. I had to use a separate audio cable to get the sound to it as it is not officially supported by Apple in the Mac Pro. The audio is slightly better than the speaker that comes in the Mac Pro, especially because the sound is near you and not down on the floor with the Mac Pro tower. I recommend external speakers. Compared the 30 inch cinema display it appears to be brighter and have a deeper color gamut.
Wonderful Monitor and Wonderful Amazon Return/Exchange Policy
BLOOD "BLOOD", Amazon
7 August 2013
Summary: I purchased this monitor in the process of looking for a HD 2560 x 1440 resolution device. I did not want to buy an apple thunderbolt due to the fact that's its very outdated and glossy (compared to the haswell imac screen its pure...). This device came well packaged in a very thin form factor. The stand is very solid, and very clean looking. The display can be picked up pretty high to ensure ergonomic and other health factors are met.
Summary: Pros: - 2560x1440 resolution is a Godsend. Just utterly spectacular definition/detail, and is a feast for the eyes. - The monitor arrived without a single dead or hot pixel. I was quite impressed. - Love the swivel mount, and I use the monitor sideways when doing documents sometimes. - Three USB 3.0 ports is such a nice option! - Speakers? I guess some care about this.
Summary: The monitor on paper certainly is the one to buy if you're after a 27 inch but in reality it was very difficult to get the colours looking right and the txt seemed very very slightly blurred no matter what you did. For me, it made me feel ill, headaches, nausea and dry eyes within minutes of sitting in front of it. I've since gone on to buy a BenQ monitor as they had an eye care system with Flicker Free technology and its way better.
Summary: Had to return the first example of this monitor as the display was flawed - and judging my the reviews on the US Amazon site, I wasn't the only one who encountered the issue. However, to their credit, the monitor was returned without quibble to Amazon and I placed another order once they had some more in stock. This one appears to be fine - no blemishes that I can see.