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ASUS VS239H-P Black 23
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Clear picture, no overdrive distortions (shimmering on moving contrasting lines), color reproduction is decent, blacklight bleed is minimal for IPS, and more importantly, uniform. There aren't any bright splotches on any of the three screens I purchased.

Out of the box the brightness and contrast settings are off. The brightness is cranked up way too high (usual for new monitors it seems), but a couple of minutes spent with the Windows 7 display calibration software built-in to the OS fixed everything right up. Comparing these side by side with my years old Dell 2007WFP they are a straight upgrade. I have no noticeable ghosting in any games and am very impressed and satisfied with the purchase.

Cons: Backlight bleed isn't the least I've seen for IPS panels, but it certainly isn't the worst and I would consider it on the lower end. If any amount of backlight bleed bothers you, don't get a LCD. :)

As others have mentioned, the stock stands are a little wobbly if you don't have a sturdy computer desk. I do, so I don't notice, but if I intentionally shake my desk a bit, they definitely wobble. They do have standard VESA mounting holes on the back (and unlike some other reviewers, mine are correctly placed on all three monitors) so you do have the option to buy a separate stand. Minimal adjustments (tilt forward/back) on the stock stand.

ASUS "hides" the controls on the bottom right-edge and while the buttons are better than the last set of monitors I tried, there is still room for improvement. They are functional, but not entirely easy to use.

Bezel is thicker than some people may want when setting these up in a multi-monitor configuration, but it doesn't bother me. I'm stating this as a con as it may be important to some.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for an IPS panel display that supports VESA mounting and has both decent color, response times and is great for both gaming and desktop work at an excellent price, you've found it!

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Asus VH238H Black 23
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs A great gaming monitor with some drawbacks 04/02/2014

This review is from: Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

Pros: Very bright
Decently even backlight coverage
Very little corner bloom or bleed
Very vivid color rendition in games, decent in movies, decent black levels once properly adjusted (default brightness is way too bright in my opinion)
Decently steady and secure stand, but no adjustment options other than minor tilt.

Cons: Pixel overdrive effect causes a "shimmering" checkerboard pattern on pixels with moving contrasting lines. IE. the borders of windows when moving them up/down or left/right against a darker background will "shimmer" a checkerboard pattern.

Other Thoughts: I really wanted to love these, but the issues while on the desktop caused by the pixel overdrive (ASUS refers to this as Trace Free) were just too bothersome. I did attempt to adjust the "Trace Free" value and even with a setting of zero still noticed the effect. I noticed no issues in games, however.

These are targeted at gamers and for playing games, are very decent, but I would avoid if you're doing mixed work. I'm docking one egg due to the shimmering with pixel overdrive as other monitors with overdrive technology do not exhibit the same problem. I ended up returning all three (one for 8-10 dead pixels and the other two for the shimmering issue) and going with another model.

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Kingston DataTraveler SE9 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DTSE9H/16GBZ
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Works as expected 03/29/2014

This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DTSE9H/16GBZ

Pros: Bought this to use as the boot device for a paid version of unRaid. It has a flash UUID so can be registered and is a lot faster than the 1GB stick I was using previously.

This isn't a USB 3 stick so don't expect USB 3 speeds out of it, but you're only dropping 10 bucks on it and at that price, it's a steal.

Cons: None.

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Display Name: Cj B.

Date Joined: 08/25/02

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  • Last Review: 04/18/14
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