Summary: I've had this monitor for a little over a year now and almost have nothing bad to say about it. "Almost", because I dislike how it handles the power cord. The transformer brick is located close to where you plug it into the monitor. So close, in fact, that as a result, the brick has to sit on my desk, vs tucked away behind the desk out of sight. May not be a problem for some desk setups, though. This also means the bulk of the powercord is heavy, bulky 120v line.
Summary: This is a great monitor. Make sure you are using a dual-link cable (one comes with it). I made the mistake of using my existing monitor cable and it took a while to figure why I could get the full resolution.
Summary: Absolutely beautiful monitor, vibrant colours, great design, 1440p gives you lots of real estate, and absolutely gorgeous to game on. Will need a descent video card to game with though keep that in mind.
Summary: As a photo and graphics editor, color and detail are most important to me. I have two of these next to each other that simply make my job easier. As well, for the same performance, you could pay considerably more. Get one... My one wish: An additional display port but no need in knocking it for that.
Summary: The Samsung SyncMaster A850DS came out of the box with great colours and picture. Brightness was very bright at first but with ECO and picture settings allowed to get a great picture while conserving energy. Light sensors can be enabled allowing you to reduce eyestrain by adjusting screen brightness to match the surrounding environment. The ECO Motion Sensor allows the monitor to automatically dim, then power off, but then power back on once it detects anyone.
Pros: Great simple flat black design., Great colour reproduction., Very bright out of the box., Light sensor with Motion Sensor., Actual buttons, Well designed into the Bezel., ECO Power Saving Features., Good Response times., Sturdy well designed stand., PBP Picture by Picture.
Cons: "Fastest" setting for Response Times causes Ghosting instead of preventing it, Best setting is "Faster", Pricey, But so worth it :)
Excerpt: It has a super clear panel. you can view JPEG photos and MPEG movies, you can also listen to MP3 player through this television. It has built in digital and analog tuners for over the air tv broadcasts. It also has a built in QAM cable tv tuner that receives scrambled programs without a set up box. The clear LCD panel is 1920 x 1080. The dimensions are 44.5 x 3.7 x 28.1; and 49.2 pounds. It has a cold cathode fluorescent lamp.
Summary: I like the pivot function. Nice to read book or to write office document with full page view Not a con, but you need an high end video card to play games on max details at 2560X1440 resolution.
Pros: Game look fantastic at 2560X1440 resolution, I like the pivot function., usb3 hub