Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crusty Excellent Monitor
This is an excellent monitor. Very good picture, lots of controls for different features. You would not think that a 1920 x 1200 could give such an improved picture over a 1920 x 1080 monitor. The 4 x USB3 are a very useful bonus.
09 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joey Love it.
After years of using a cheap iiyama LCD CFL backlit monitor, this is an upgrade and a half. I do a lot of graphic and web design as a freelancer and occasionally do work for print. This monitor has a very cool bonus feature which I didn't realise until I'd set it up. It can overlay various grids on top of the feed from your PC; centimetres and inches as well as various paper sizes like A4 and 5x7, 6x8 etc. Very useful if you're designing a poster and want to see where it will be cut. It also has a ruler engraved into the frame which isn't obvious from the photos unless you zoom in.
Unfortunately, I haven't been using the stand (I have a dual arm VESA desk mount) so I can't comment on that but it seemed similarly solidly built. The controls are very easy to access which is useful if you're changing colour modes or input sources, unlike some monitors which are underneath and more fiddly. The picture quality is simply stunning.
My ONLY criticism (and I'm being quite picky) is that the input sockets are right at the bottom, so if like me you're using a VESA arm, the cables stick out a little bit (see photo), which looks a bit messy. (unless you really bend them)
It's also not bad as a gaming monitor either!
23 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveA Just a couple of tweaks!
OK so I bought this screen to go with my new gaming rig, when it arrived I un-boxed it and plugged it in via the display-port and left all the settings at factory set. I noticed the difference straight away, everything was pin sharp and the colour was more vibrant, I was seeing details in games and on the guns that I hadn't seen before.
I didn't notice and ghosting at first, but when the BF4 Beta came out I noticed some ghosting on the flags when moving past them fast!!! I thought it may have something to do with the beta so looked more closely in black ops 2, I saw ghosting on the flash bangs as they were being thrown. I had a look on Google and someone else had noticed the same thing, all that needs to be done to stop the ghosting is:
Menu - Image - Trace Free - drop it down from the factory set 60 to 40. That stops all ghosting.
The only other setting I have changed is the 'Colour - Gamma', I dropped it from 2.2 down to 1.8 as I found this better for reading webpages, at 2.2 the white background had a hint of blue in it.
All in all a great monitor for the price.
06 October 2013