Summary: I have every belief that this monitor will be tremendous. With this monitor you need two important things: a top of the line graphics card and preferably DisplayPort 1.2 cables.
Pros: Could be the best monitor available.
Cons: 1) the picture quality with DVI can go to 2560 x 1440 but is ONLY AS GOOD as your video card., 2) This computer uses the DP or HDMI cable to transmit the audio signal to the monitor speakers. There is no speaker or headphone plug on the monitor.
Great picture quality combined with cheap materials
7 January 2014
Summary: I'have been using this monitor on a daily basis since July 2013. The color and picture quality is great in every way. I have not seena monitor where the color temperature can be adjusted by 500K increments from 4000-10,000K and the gamma level from 1.6-2.7 by 0.1 increments. My PC is hooked up via the DVI-D and the Mac is via the DisplayPort connector, this way I can switch between them easily. However, the touch sensitive switch controls at the base is not the best.
Summary: You can't wrong with this monitor, this is as close as it gets to the Mac Thunderbolt display (you can use the thunderbolt ports with the displayport ports on this monitor). Seeing as how the Mac one and this one are the same price though, not sure which one is better value.
Summary: Best monitor I have ever used or seen bar none. It's really pretty turned off but it's stunning turned on. I use it as an external monitor for Macbook Pro or Macbook Air using the mini-display port and the picture is just perfect. Both of my laptops support the native resolution of the Samsung monitor and I've never had any issues. I have not tried the monitor with a PC or cable box or HDMI.