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Planar SA2311W
7.2 out of 10

Planar SA2311W

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Overall 10
10

More than a best bang for your buck!

Gilbert P., Newegg
28 February 2012
  • Summary: I ordered this last week on Wednesday and it arrived on Monday at around 3pm. When the box arrived it looked like an open box. But, when I opened it and took it out it was all brand new. Newegg didn't include any shipping or purchasing receipts with the box either.
  • Pros: 23.6 inches is a big real estate. My previous monitor was an ASUS 22" and this monitor feels big. I have to lower the brightness because its really bright =). Colors display clearer than any other screen I have owned short of my Apple LED. All the games I have run on it, play just real smooth. Th...
  • Cons: The monitor controls are a bit difficult to reach and configure. I wish the labeling of the buttons was clearer. But because you dont play with these controls all the time, its just a matter of adjusting yourself to them. I have read multiple comments in here saying that there is some kind of ble...
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Overall 10
10

Couldn't Be Happier

David W., Newegg
24 February 2012
  • Summary: I'm looking forward to getting two more of these for surround gaming.
  • Pros: It was everything I expected. No stuck pixels and no noticeable input lag (with v-sync disabled). I don't know if it's the best picture quality that can be had or not, But it's better than any of my other monitors. I also like the stand. It's worth 5 eggs to me all day long. I was nervous because...
  • Cons: Some backlight bleeding at the top and bottom. But nothing I would consider to be major. No LCD is perfect in my experience. This one just happens to be imperfect in a way that suits me. I did have to return my first one though. I was getting strange horizontal lines running up my screen. It turn...
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Overall 10
10

Great Monitor!

Joseph S., Newegg
23 February 2012
  • Summary: AMD Phenom II 1100T overclocked to 4.0 gz stable 16 gigs 1866 G.Skill Ripjaw X Corsair H80 with 2 CM 120mm Sickleflow Fans Corsair AX1200 Mushkin Enhanced SSD 120 x 2 in Raid 0 320g Samsung HDD for Media Asus Crosshair V Formula MB 2 CM 120mm Sicklfow Fans (Top case) 1 CM 200mm Fan (Front Fan) CM...
  • Pros: Full 120hz all the time unlike Asus! Looks great and responds amazing in games at 120hz. You can tell the difference big time between 120 and 60. Colors look good. Brightness is awesome. Sometimes almost to much I had to turn it down. SUPER sturdy! Full tilt, swivel, and height adjust. Not to fla...
  • Cons: Nothing worth mentioning!
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Overall 10
10

Amazing display for the price

Robert A., Newegg
21 February 2012
  • Summary: This is an outstanding value for a 120Hz monitor. Obviously, the cost is kept down by not including glasses with this display but that is not a problem for me at all. I bought this for conventional 2D gaming at 120Hz.
  • Pros: 120Hz! No dead pixels Outstanding price Sturdy base with a good range of adjustment Matte screen. I hate glossy displays with a passion. Ships with a dual link DVI cable.
  • Cons: Colors are very cool, even with color temperature adjusted to 6500K. It responded quite nicely to calibration though. Would have preferred a matte front bezel vs glossy. Optimal viewing area is very narrow, even for a TN panel. Precise positioning is key. 23" is a bit small for a 1080 display. 24...
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful

Steven P., Newegg
18 February 2012
  • Summary: Standard 2D gaming is excellent. The high FPS games I play I didn't notice any lag as reported. Full disclosure though, I am not a 'leet' player and probably dont' have a trained eye for it. All in all, worth every penny I paid for it.
  • Pros: No Dead pixels. Comes with Dual-Link DVI cable. I bought this with nVidia's 3D Vision 2 kit here on Newegg. There was terrible 3D ghosting in my games until I realized I hadn't selected 120hz in game. (Some games overide system settings and thus have to be configured again in game). Once I select...
  • Cons: From my subjective, non 'pro' experience, nothing that would dock an egg. When I turn monitor to complete black some light 'bleeding' along the top. I don't notice it during play or work. I don't notice it now since I've gotten used to monitor, but at first colors seemed a bit 'washed' compared t...
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Overall 10
10

Worth every penny!

Bill J., Newegg
10 February 2012
  • Summary: Very happy with my decision to buy this monitor, did a lot of research and there are a lot of those other monitors claiming 3D but are not 120hz, the real benefit is 120hz for video and gameplay which is why I bought this.
  • Pros: Immediately comparing to my other 22" monitor I noticed the much brighter display which I never knew I was missing. The color and sharpness compared to my 1680x1050 monitor is amazing. Playing BF3 improved visual quality not only from moving to 1080p but there was a very noticeable improvement in...
  • Cons: Monitor cord is very fat and shorter than my last one, I had to buy a longer one online! The monitor only comes in 23" vs 27"!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Trystan L., Newegg
9 February 2012
  • Pros: Nice display for the price. Clear, bright, no dead pixels. Inexpensive entry to active 3D. Stand adjusts nicely and has very little 'slop' in it.
  • Cons: Color appears slightly washed out even after reducing brightness (as usual, the display ships in 'torch' mode). There are very few custom adjustment options, would really like more fine grained control over calibration.
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Overall 10
10

AMAZING

BRANDON A., Newegg
9 February 2012
  • Summary: I got my moneys worth. PLANAR products are Quality. This monitor has upgraded my entire viewing experience with my computer.
  • Pros: Solid build quality Sturdy Stand Comes with FAT DL DVI Cable 1080p resolution AMAZING FOR GAMES - 120HZ makes SUCH a difference. Im running this from a HIS 5850 and everything looks BEAutiful This monitor is PURE QUALITY. For around 300 this is a Solid Option.
  • Cons: Menu is a little tricky to navigate glossy front? i thought it would be all matte Havent tried 3d @ all, 2d is still stunning...
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Overall 10
10

Incredible monitor for the price!!

Erica G., Newegg
8 February 2012
  • Summary: Packaging was simple, as it should be. I don't understand the input lag complaints. I'm very sensitive to it, and I play a very fast paced FPS game(Quake). Maybe the others haven't set it up properly??? So far everything is very very smooth. GREATLY exceeds my '07 20" D*LL display(obviously).
  • Pros: 120hz, fully adjustable, no dead/stuck pixels, excellent build quality. Best monitor I've experienced for gaming in 2d. I'd love to try 3d when I'm able to pick up some glasses. Buy it, and see for yourself!
  • Cons: Didn't come with 3d glasses? :) If you're nit picky, the OSD options are very limited, reflective front bezel(as stated it other reviews), but it's not a deal breaker. Honestly, it's worth every penny!
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Rondah W., Newegg
5 February 2012
  • Summary: great monitor comes with dvi and vga cables (pretty long) very nice clear screen very bright very sturdy
  • Pros: Fully Adjustable WIDE screen 16:9 1080p if you choose 59hrz HD or 120hrz for 3d or smoothness No Bad LED's SUPER BRIGHT (had to turn it down without 3d)
  • Cons: Reflective....Make sure your light source is in front of you if you have one because if it sits in back ull notice in black parts of games ect but honestly i have all the lights on in the living room and i dont really see it unless im trying to look for it
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