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Pros: This is a great little card and with the rebate it's an even greater deal. Have a secondary PC made up of older parts (although not too shabby) and don't want to put a lot of money into it. Just plan to surf the web, play some non-resource intensive games, and watch Netflix/Youtube. Before this card, both YouTube and Netflix video was choppy. After this card, they both run as smooth as the net connection will allow. The card comes nicely protected with plastic caps over all the i/o parts.
Cons: None at this time.
Other Thoughts: Always been a big fan of Gigabyte motherboards and now will always consider their video cards.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 16:10 format for that extra vertical space!
Good viewing angles for people who watch movies on their PC.
No backlight bleed to speak of (probably due to a CCFL backlight as opposed to LED).
Color is pre-calibrated at the factory.
Stand has height, tilt, swivel, and rotate adjustment options.
Sturdy overall construction.
Easy to access OSD buttons.
DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI options.
No dead pixels on my unit or any technical defects.
Cons: Does not have a very low brightness setting and therefore may be too bright for users who use the PC for long periods in a darker environment.
The lowest brightness setting ends up negatively affecting color accuracy.
Since it's a larger display with a CCFL backlight and not LED, consumes more energy.
This monitor doesn't do a particularly impressive job with displaying HD movies, but I don't watch movies on my PC much anyways.
Other Thoughts: I bought this monitor not because I'm a graphic arts professional, but mainly because as I searched for a replacement for my dying Samsung display, I wanted my new monitor to have the 16:10 ratio and I was intrigued by the IPS panel technology -- getting super accurate colors sounded good even though I might not be able to fully appreciate its capabilities with my intended uses. With that in mind, although this monitor was technically fine out of the box, I have to admit there was also nothing particularly impressive about it either. I think there are better options for users who don't have color-critical needs. For those that do, I would recommend this monitor, but not as much for more typical users who would just be web browsing, hardcore gaming, or frequent movie watching. I tried the 23" PA238Q first and as mentioned in that review, I don't think ASUS is watching the quality control enough on that model; the 24" is definitely high quality and seems solid.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 21.6" sized screen with 16:10 ratio is just about the perfect size display for all-purpose PC use from web browsing, document editing, videos, and gaming.
Colors are vivid and and sharp, even with brightness turned down.
For a TN-based panel, the viewing angles are pretty good, although I've never really had this anywhere but straight in front of me.
16:10 display ratio gives that extra vertical room for more info per page and more to see when gaming.
Not a "hardcore" gamer, but never noticed any ghosting or lag playing FPS games.
Cons: The included stand was horrible -- I don't even remember if it could be articulated in any direction whatsoever. I replaced it with a Neo-Flex stand (height, rotate, and tilt options).
After 5 years, this monitor is still putting out a great display, but I think the power supply is failing, has the display blanks out when first powered on and needs to be cycled a few times before it warms up and functions normally.
Other Thoughts: Although this is a discontinued model, I thought I'd give it some props before I finally get it replaced and provide some feedback on it for anyone who might be considering purchasing this monitor used. As I search for and test out potential monitor replacements, I keep comparing them to this one!READ FULL REVIEW