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: Beautiful minimalist design, bright, ultra high dpi, incredible viewing angles and color reproduction, no lag. Prefect, but for inconsistent black levels. Noticeable bright patches detract from dark images.
Pros: Stunningly minimal industrial design. 2560x1440 very high dpi display. Clear and bright. Incredible color reproduction out of box. No perceivable input lag or ghosting. Real control buttons. Sleek and beautiful. Great viewing angles.
Cons: blacks are not consistent across the monitor. More than negligible blacklight bleed.
Summary: This is a fantastic monitor. The colour and clarity is superb. Excellent for photo and video editing. The Anti-glare is the best mat finish I've ever come across. It is so fine it appears almost like gloss, producing clean, shimmer free picture. *People often report back-light bleed, it is due to the polarization in IPS technology. This effect causes reduced contrast, but only when not viewed straight on and it causes no distraction to me.
Pros: Superb colour reproduction and contrast*. Highly adjustable stand, and solid construction. Anti-glare finish.
Cons: Dead pixels are common with the new large format IPS screens. *Slight back-light bleed at oblique angles.
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: 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).
I own two of these monitors. I just recently bought a second
3 February 2013
Summary: Using two of these monitors in a dual setup. These PLS screens have excellent quality. They have almost every feature desired in a high end monitor of the IPS/PLS class. The only thing lacking is 10 bit color.