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Pros: 1200 not 1080
no dead pixels
and most importantly, to me, COOL! This monitor runs 10 - 15 degrees cooler than my other 7 monitors. With all these monitors, it feels like I'm sitting in front of a furnace, but with this latest Asus, it's not a problem. Now, I want to replace the other 7 with this Asus.
Cons: The stand is very basic. If it were the full 4 (height, tilt, pivot, swivel) this monitor would be front page news.
Other Thoughts: I put this Asus monitor on an Ergotron arm. While it's a fantastic installation, the Ergotrons are too expensive, at half the price of the monitor. This is a great monitor. If you don't need stand adjustments, buy this monitor. If you do need stand adjustments (like portrait mode), figure out a mount or stand first.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The cup-shaped earpiece goes into the ear canal and forms a seal to block out external noise. This is great in louder environments, like in traffic or around equipment, or fans.
Great battery life, and charges up pretty fast.
I can sit in a recliner and listen (with my behind-the-head one I couldn't) because of the novel around-the-neck design with the earbuds on short wires. I love it.
The bluetooth never drops out. My last one would occasionally blank out, this one never does.
Cons: The cup-shaped earpiece goes into the ear canal and forms a seal to block out exteral noise. I find this is a little strange for phone calls, as I don't hear myself as much as normal. I may get used to it.
Other Thoughts: I didn't experiment with how it resists wind noise for the person on the other end of a call.
Unusable if I'm in the kitchen with a microwave running, but this is normal for bluetooth headsets.
Occasionally, the podcast I'm listening will spontaneously switch over to whatever was last in my music player app. Or it will say "another app has requested control" ... say what?! ... I bet it's a bluetooth burp. And (probably the same problem) the play button on the headset is also flakey when you push it, usually it works fine to start and stop the podcast I'm playing, but sometimes it will start my music app. And then I have to pull out the phone, unlock it, find the app, and put it back on the podcast. But I really don't know if it's the headset or the phone's fault.
All in all, I love this headset.
Pros: You don't have to move hands away from keyboard to move mouse. They seem to work on all computers, Windows, Mac, Linux. These newer models don't have that annoying touchpad anymore (which I just covered with lots of packing tape). Once you get used to a Trackpoint I can't imagine wanting anything else. I think most people just don't want to put in the week to get used to it.
Cons: The one thing that's not perfect about this keyboard is that the DPI is kind of low, so the pointer moves slowly. After 8 years of practice, I like my pointer to move much faster. Other mice and trackballs move faster out of the box. On Windows I can just crank it up in control panel and it's fine. On MAC I bought a little app to speed it up. It works, but the DPI gets cranked up a lot, so the cursor jumps a few pixels at a time. On Ubuntu there's a setting to speed it up and it's fine. I wish Lenovo would increase the output DPI so that it's the same as mice and touchpads, etc.
If you don't like a zippy cursor, then it doesn't matter, I guess.
Other Thoughts: I've been a consultant doing programming for a zillion years. I take one of these keyboards to every contract. They always look at me a little funny, but I explain that I get carpal tunnel from a mouse, and this Lenovo TrackPoint keyboard allows the irritation to go away.
I was at a bank that didn't allow ANYTHING brought in from home, and after two months my carpal tunnel pain resurfaced and had climbed from 0 to 4 (of 10), so they let me bring in this keyboard. Over 3 weeks my CT pain went back to zero.
I liked the first Lenovo keyboard I bought back in 2003(?) so much I bought another, then another, then another. Now all 5 of my computers use this keyboard, event the laptops. It's just so much easier to have the exact same key placements and a Trackpoint everywhere I go.
I love this Keyboard. Thank you Lenovo!