Summary: PROS: The image quality is excellent. The color is rich, I cannot discern any difference in accuracy between this and my 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt display. This works very well with my mid-2012 MacBook pro. CONS: (1) Very bright --- during the day, with the lights on, I have to set it to 5% brightness, or it fatigues my eyes. (2) The stand is wobbly; it bobbles around a bit while I type.
Summary: The box says this is a "business monitor," and for normal every-day computing purposes such as reading and editing Word documents, viewing Excel spreadsheets, surfing the quality of this monitor is incredible and blows away the cheap piece of junk on my desk at work. If anything, my complaint is that the monitor is TOO BIG for mere web surfing. Even though it's a large monitor, it's very thin, much thinner than the Samsung 214T which its replacing.
Pros: Perfect non-glare coating. Text is very sharp.
Cons: Won't auto-wake from sleep: have to push power button on and off. Not perfect consistency based on viewing angle. Light bleed from corners.
Summary: Picture quality is really good, I can even work during the day with the windows open. Compared to the super glossy monitor on my iMac which reflects everything in the house... including me. The big issue I have with this monitor is the base, it's not well designed and the monitor jiggles even when typing... as I'm doing now. It's a poor design to have a big 27" monitor sitting on crappy base.
Summary: I've been using this monitor now for about 10 months. I use it both with a MacBook Pro from Thundebolt to Display Port, and with a Windows 7 based PC through dual-link display DVI. I was previously using both a Samsung T240HD 24" TV/monitor and an older Viewsonic A95f 19" CRT monitor. For general computing I used the Samsung, but for color accuracy and wider color gamut for photo editing I used the old CRT Viewsonic.
Summary: I was expecting a lot from this monitor, and I set my expectations a little too high. Unfortunately, it's really as good as any LED monitor can get, which isn't anything great. Compared to other LED and LCD monitors, this one definitely ranks at the top of my list. I have experience with Dell's Ultrasharp LED's, Samsungs 120hz LED panels, and now this, and at the $560 price point I got this monitor, it was absolutely well worth it.
Pros: High resolution, completely adjustable, 27", PLS display. Minimal backlight bleed for an LED (which is very difficult to come by now).
Summary: Magnificent resolution. For photography, the colors are spot on after calibration (Coloreyes Pro, Spyder 3), and ports are plentiful. Also (with Windows) run ClearType and inspect it closely with a magnifier. The Samsung variant on IPS is very good but comparing it with an iPad 2 and other IPS screens, it does show a color shift at the widest edges along with backlight bleed-through in the lower corners.
Summary: After using teh monitor for a couple of months, thought I'd upgrade it from a 3* to a 4*. In general use the monitor is acceptable for photo editing. You just need to place it where your eyes are mid screen rather than top of screen to avoid any shift while working (top of screen is an ergonomic standard). Calibrated with a i1Pro Photo and the delta was minimal. After a month the calibration hasn't changed. It's a bright, high contrast monitor.
Pros: Price: Fair price, good color out of the box. Bright, saturated display with good contrast. Stable backlight, no noticable color shift during use.
Cons: Stand is a bit weak. Some flexture compared to other higher end monitors I've used. Some color shift as you move vertically, not equal to other IPS panels I've used.
Summary: I purchased this for quality text rendering...resolution and general business applications/systems management. My prior monitor was the PVA panel based Samsung 214T.... a higher end display also, which has served me well over the years. Comparing the two side by side is almost comical. The clarity, brightness and contrast of this monitor are so far superior....it is not comparable. This could be partly due to the PVAs age (not sure).