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Pros: Good overall performance. Satisfied with Standard profile. Out of box experience flawless. Game mode useful for some titles. Eye Saver Mode interesting and to TÜV Rheinland standard. Big enough.
I am replaying many games to experience them on this display and aspect ratio. A good monitor can be transformational, and this is a good monitor. I have seen color, for example playing Bioshock Infinite, that down right shocked and amazed me to my soul.
This monitor is of obvious quality in every detail, and has a creamy smoothness to it that you get and feel with the best of gear. It does not feel compromised or binned in anyway. It feels like a real effort by Samsung to make an exceptional display.
Cons: 21:9 aspect ratio may require effort on your part to make the most of, as streaming sites are not delivering to it properly, and some games may require tweaking.
No major weaknesses. There is room for improvement, that is the nature of science and industry, but its not hobbled by serious inherent flaws.
Other Thoughts: IMO VA is best overall, not perfect, but not fundamentally broken. I own IPS, TN, and VA. I find IPS and TN are both flawed. They can do some things better, but they can do some things much much much much worse.
Sometimes this display is ho-hum business as usual. Sometimes its wow I almost can't believe how good it looks. There have been some mild disappointments, but after a week of ownership I have not felt it is flawed by any serious weakness, the first monitor I have owned I can say that about.
This is a really good monitor.
edit:(the future...) I am editing the review while playing black ops 3 I have owned the monitor over a month. I have changed the name from very good to eggcellent and the stars from 4 to 5. To be brief this monitor is dazzling with time and effort its a jewel and I am very happy to own it. Its a lot to say. This is certainly a strong effort to produce a first rate display. I am replaying nearly my entire gaming library to experience them in widescreen and on this display period. It is Wicked.
Pros: A really well made, heavily shielded, high quality firm connection cable. Worked perfectly 2560x1080 nvidia to samsung set at DP 1.2. I try not to get cables less than 15 feet; I think its the best value and would rather hide cable than not have enough. Arrived in good time.
Other Thoughts: Rosewill be top of the list for future cable considerations, and are already top for PSU IMO.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: works, inexpensive
Other Thoughts: goodREAD FULL REVIEW