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Pros: I just built my entire PC 2 days ago, so everything including the displays (I purchased 2) are completely fresh, however I felt the need to review this monitor to help those that are hesitant. I had been researching monitors for some time and was very hesitant to buy an IPS monitor due to the supposed refresh rate issue as well as eIPS panels not being very impressive.
Well, throw both of those concerns out of the window with this display. It is impressively thin and the base (or stand) is actually quite stable unlike one reviewer's concerns. It is my opinion that they had not tightened the built-in screw enough to completely stabilize it. I cannot think of another time that I had ever called a monitor or TV sexy, however this one deserves that title. It is sleek and very aesthetically pleasing.
It comes with a piece of paper explaining the basis of the calibration which I find to be a top notch touch. I am an ISF certified individual with thousands of TV and monitor calibrations under my belt and to see that was a true delight. With that said, the panels have a very nice picture out of the box. The color temperature is automatically set to Warm which usually indicates that it is closer to 6500k color temperature. This is ideal because 6500k is a true basis of white, however, the display seems to have a touch more blue than necessary (that is what gives your TV that "bright out of the box" look. Unfortunately, I no longer have calibration equipment at my disposal so I cannot give an official temperature reading. The black levels definitely need some manual tweaking, but with enough adjustment you should find it to your liking.
As far as refresh rate goes, there is an adjustment to set it from Off to High. It does great with video running at 60hz and 60fps and I could see very little ghosting.
IPS panels are notorious for light bleed. With my curtains drawn and my lights completely off I can honestly say that there was absolutely NO light bleed off of either of the 2 displays.
Cons: As far as cons go, well, there aren't many. The biggest one that just about everyone on here has complained about is the bezel is not as thin as pictured. This is 100% true. With the screen protector/glare reducer it makes the display appear as if there is a 1mm thin bezel, with the display turned on it is more like a 10mm. No big deal. I have never purchased something solely on a picture (photoshop anyone?). Other than that an included DVI cable would be nice, but not a reason to dock an Egg.
Other Thoughts: The only professional review that I could find was completely in Russian, however with the big G's browser it was able to translate it and I found the review to be quite favorable of the display.READ FULL REVIEW