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SAMSUNG S23A700D Black 23
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Amazing screen clarity.
-Beautiful color production.
-Bright but NOT blinding bright. Can run the monitor itself on 100% brightness.
-Has a 450 hz PWM (called Samsung parts department prior to purchase). It should (haven't tried it yet, since I can run in 100% brightness) not cause flickering (creates brutal headaches akin to the CRT days under 75 hz) under 100% brightness.
-Glossy finish and screen. It looks really sleek on my desk.
-Very light weight and small form factor. This is VERY thin!
-Stand is decent. I've seen worse so I'll put this as a pro but there is a con - see below.
-120hz refresh rate is great - my windows on Windows and in gaming look beautiful. TOR looks utterly fantastic and smooth.

Cons: -The stand is challenging to un-do. There is the base and then the mount arm. The mount arm "snaps" into the monitor and then screws into the base. The mount arm looks like it would be extremely difficult to remove from the actual monitor. I tried to remove it but it didn't want to come out (which is good, of course). However, it can still fit back into the box (tried it) if needed. I didn't take an egg of because of this - I'd rather have it stuck in there forever than falling out!

Other Thoughts: If you aren't already aware, your video card needs dual link to run in 120 hz mode.

I haven't tried 3D yet (movies/gaming).

I got this on sale for $299. And now it is out of stock - I want to pick up another one. Another site has it for $380.

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ViewSonic VG2428WM Black 24
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Just got this:
-No dead pixels.
-Came assembled (the stand was already attached!).
-Nice big box with a sturdy handle on it.
-Colors were 99% spot on when I turned the monitor on. I just had to do a bit of tweakage.
-It is bright but doesn't burn your eyes like some other monitors.
-The bevel isn't glossy so it doesn't reflect light.
-Text looks crisp.
-Monitor can tilt up and down and the stand seems to be well made: it takes up around 33% of the width (8ish inches vs 22ish inches).
-Decent viewing angles for a TN. The Horizontal angles are very nice.
-Ports are mounted downwards.
-Buttons work nice on the panel. Menu is easy to use and navigate.

Cons: -The bevel isn't glossy so it doesn't look "cool" like some other monitors. I was more concerned about glare from the lights behind me so I was not looking for a glossy bevel. Won't take an egg off though.
-The stand seems to sit a little high and in it's lowest setting. Isn't really an issue, but it is about an inch than my previous monitor.

Other Thoughts: Overall I am pretty happy with this. My hope was to get a 24 inch that looked just like my 19 inch NEC (90GX^2) and I think this is doing just that.

I haven't watched any movies/etc yet to comment on backlight bleed.

Hopefully this review is much better than the other ones on this page :)

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ASUS VS248H-P Black 24
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Beautiful Picture.
Fantastic color reproduction (proper tweakage).
Very bright.
6 different display modes - can configure them too.
Light weight.
Low power - I can run two at just a little over my OLD single monitor!
DVI + HDMI!
Mountable.
Sleek looking.

Cons: It took me some time to adjust the thing so it looked nice. I noticed I had to crank saturation up from 100 to 200 in the CCC to get real crisp colors. This may be useful for people. I used a combination of various games/websites that I normally visited.

Other Thoughts: OK! This is an LED and my first. It seems I am one of those unlucky people where LEDs cause severe eye strain/headaches/motion sickness. I am very disappointed in this because the monitor looks great. I am so happy with it. I am 99% sure I will be returning the two I picked up.

Star Wars:TOR looks amazing in it, everything is fantastic. But I just cannot stand looking at the thing. I use a laptop monitor at work (1440x900) for 8 hours and then I come home and use my 19 inch monitor (1280x1024) for another 8 hours - no issues. I use this LED backlit monitor for a matter of 10 minutes and I suffer in pain.

My advice for people is look at a LED monitor for awhile until buying them. But if you are fine with LEDs - I highly suggest them.

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James S.'s Profile

Display Name: James S.

Date Joined: 01/08/07

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 01/25/12
  • Last Review: 02/20/12
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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