Rated 1.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by Catlover You only get what you pay for
Bought this monitor as a secondary because I needed the widescreen attribute. It is widescreen. End of positives. Viewing angle extremely restrictive, colours and contrast not up to the standard I expect and when the centre of the screen is ok for viewing there is a definite blurring in the corners. My fault, should have paid £20 extra and got a much better product. I cannot recommend this screen at all.
26 March 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by sajo Poor viewing angles
Biggest problem are the viewing angles very poor. The brightness of the monitor is strange, i tried to adjust it but still its out of scale. Its cheapest LCD with Full hd resolution and DVI output so dont expect mutch but watching movies is just fine and in games is ok so for the price its good.
28 January 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AETAaAS Cheap monitor, poor panel
I bought this as a secondary monitor as the old one packed up. Seeing it was cheap, I decided to give it a punt.
The build is fine, the power system is integrated into the monitor which I appreciate as it reduces the clutter and I have to commend the ease of assembly (no need for a screwdriver or any tool) but from there on out, it's all downhill. For a start, turning it on takes 13 seconds while it displays the Packard Bell and Energy Star logos. Sounds like a minor niggle but it's the only monitor I've had with a considerable start time.
Colour reproduction is washed out, even after tweaking in the settings and the viewing angles are appalling. If I sit with my head around 3 feet from the screen and I glance to look at the top corners, it becomes obvious that the image is not as it should be. This is easily demonstrated if you move your head up and to the side and then the colours come into view. It's almost astonishing how poor the viewing angles are on this monitor.
In short, nice build let down by a poor quality panel. A monitor which does poorly in its one role; to display, is a very hard to recommend. It's fine if you want a cheap monitor for a secondary display as I did but for anything else, spend the extra 10 or 20 pounds and get a good quality monitor.
27 January 2014