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Nice Sleek Monitor and Colors 04/28/2014
- Sleek Design with thin bezel
- 2x HDMI Xbox 360 and Computer Connected
- I honestly really like the stand while some other don't to say the least.
- The white color looks very fancy indeed.
- Color Presets are kinda terrible some presets are just overly saturated while others are dark etc...You really need to tinker with color settings to get a good calibration.
To begin this wasn't a total upgrade from my previous monitor Samsung XL2370 23" but from 3 different opinions I got from my family the colors really killed it sky high. I had my Samsung monitor for 4 years and 2 months and when I originally thought the colors where awesome I was completely blown away with this ASUS Monitor. The colors are great and makes things like working in Photoshop much better. The games depth of color look overall much better indeed, however the dark's in my opinion are very very dark maybe for certain games. For instance Tomb Raider when I walk inside the Tombs I Honestly can't see anything to say the least(Not sure if it was meant to be like that or not...?). This is when I change the preset to Scenery or something different then I can notice the outlines of the caves.
So why am I giving it 4/5 Eggs. Well their is ONE issue that is kinda bothersome. Now hopefully I can explain it well. Its not a major performance issue but basically when I drag screens in Windows theirs a ripple,blurry stutter effect on the outlines of the window only. Not really sure which term to describe best but this only happens when i drag things on windows. Now on games I can't really tell if this issues exists but on SWTOR I can clearly see it on characters names when they are moving their HP bars get all rippled to say the least. On games like Tomb Raider, Dead Space, SC2 I honestly can't see this effect if it's there due high details of the game.
Also to further add, when this monitor arrived I was very close in RMA it. Why was this? Well when I hooked it up for the first time I was getting distorted Reds and Greens effects on Videos In General, Games, Photoshop Images. Basically on games there was specs of green dots in certain areas when game was in motion. And when I would watch videos on youtube their would be outlines of greens and reds on peoples faces or objects. Lastly, in Photoshop when I would zoom in or out on a person face I would see traces of reds and greens on them. This wasn't a graphics card issue because my Samsung monitor didn't suffer from it and drivers are up to date like always. I tried a total of 4 cables 2x HMDI and 2x DVI To HMDI cables and the issue persisted. On the 2nd or 3rd day the problem completely went away go figure.... not really sure if this was due reducing the RGB colors in Windows Color Calibration or if the Monitor just needed to get warmed up. In the end this problem was finally gone and after 1 month of using this monitor it hasn't returned.
Overall I'm satisfied with this monitors colors and sleek design but the problem that I described is why I'm giving 4/5 I also bought during this time a Sapphire R9 280x Tri-X with up to date drivers 4/24/14 Catalyst 14.4 and problem still persists so its not a graphics issue, definitely monitors even after trying 4 different cables.
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