Summary: Don't waste your time on this monitor. This would have been one star, but I upped it to two because newegg customer service was pleasant to work with.
Cons: I ordered three of these monitors for a 3-monitor setup. Two of the three had dead pixels. So I returned the two bad monitors for replacement. The first replacement I opened also had a dead pixel. So 75% of the monitors I opened where bad. I didn't bother opening the last one, not worth my time a...
Summary: I'm using the three 27" monitors in an Eyefinity configuration using two (2) SAPPHIRE HD7850 video cards in Crossfire. I can tell you that it rocks.
Pros: I am having a hard time comparing the three Planar 27" monitors I own with the ones I'm reading about pixel complaints. I have never had a single dead pixel in the almost 2 years I've owned these monitors. Regardless, stuff happens I guess, but to lump the Planar PX 2710MW into the bargain baseme...
Cons: The ONLY con I have is that I did not buy them from the Egg, as I do 99.9% of my electronic equipment. Another vendor had them much cheaper at the time of my purchase. The Egg is now very competitive with their price on this monitor.
Pros: Pictures are better then Samsungs at the $300 monitor range.
Cons: I order 3 of these. Had black pixels and red pixels on all of them. All 3 monitors? really? turns out these are known to have bad pixels. RMA back to newegg. Hopefully the next batch will not be the same.
Summary: Excellent value for the money. If you can get this for less than $249, grab it.
Pros: It is huge and when it is on sale, the bang for the buck is hard to beat. Open multiple tabs, have multiple applications open side-by-side, you name it, this has the real-estate for it. I have owned several Samsung monitors and this monitor is certainly no slouch compared to them.
Cons: As to be expected for this price, the stand that comes with it is minimal and barely raises it above the base. I suggest investing in a good VESA monitor stand (e.g., 3M MS110MB or V7 DS1S).
Summary: Spend the extra $ on a quality monitor so you don't get stuck with one of these.
Pros: Large screen for low price
Cons: 1st monitor had dead pixels. RMA'd and got a replacement....again..with dead pixels. I was unable to immediately use the replacement monitor and now I am stuck with it since its past the 30 day replacement period.
Summary: Did about 4 hours of research on a 24-27 inch monitor. I think I made a wise choice. It doesn't look as good as the 24" Asus VS series, but makes up for it at 27 inches of real estate. Text looks very sharp and colors look fine to me. Starcraft 2, Counter-Strike and WoW all look great on it.
Summary: I have a mac pro and these monitors are excellent. I had apple monitors before but didnt like the glare of the screen. Plus $1000 I mean really. What I was taught its not the equipment its the person that creates. But i do know the right equipment is important and these monitors are excellent.
Summary: I use this monitor for digital painting, gaming, web browsing, writing, schoolwork... it's a versatile machine for a versatile guy, and this monitor has been immensely pleasing.
Pros: This thing is nice. I bought it to go with a computer I was building from the ground up at the same time. I wanted a top notch monitor with a top notch computer, but I had already spent so much on the machine that I couldn't afford some of the more well-known brands. I have no regrets. This thing...
Cons: None, really. Again, people point out the speakers sucking, and they do, but if you're here for a monitor, then just get yourself some other speakers or headphones or something.