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Pros: It's almost a 24" screen with a native resolution of 1920x1080, so you'll have a fair amount of space for all your multitasking needs.
Has a few screen configuration presets you can choose from for a quick change instead of manually adjusting the settings.
Comes with the required cables so you don't have to run out and buy the right one if you haven't any extras like some of us do.
Uses a mere 33 watts, won't affect your electric bill very much.
Cons: The stand is pathetic. I wish it was half the stand my Samsung SyncMaster had. It isn't though...it's just wobbly...bump the desk and the monitor shakes a little. It does the job of keeping the monitor upright, it's just a little too cheap.
It's not quite as vivid and crisp as the Samsung it's replacing, but then again, it's nearly half the price it would have cost me to buy another Samsung similar to my old one. (Old as in less than 4 year old 22" LCD). It seems just a a bit washed out in comparison...not too much, but just enough to be noticeable.
Overall Review: If I could have, I would have spent more and went with the same brand I use to have, but overall this is a decent monitor. I play hours of Battlefield 3 a day, as well as many other games, stream Netflix and it does alright.
Pros: This is a great monitor. Good color, contrast, viewing angles, refresh time (for games), and typical easy to use on-screen display.
Cons: 1920x1080 instead of 1920x1200, but you already know that going into it. Also would be nice to have some USB ports built-in.
Overall Review: I have nothing bad to say about this monitor. If this is one that you're considering, I'd say it's a good buy and to go for it.
Pros: Bought to build a gaming PC for kid.
Works and looks great on games. Rich colors, Dark Blacks, Bright.
No motion blurring.
autodetects and setups with any resolution i throw at it.
Pros: No dead pixels, works flawlessly!
Cons: non at all!
Pros: Colors are vibrant
Nothing else could be asked of this monitor, especially for 159.99
Overall Review: This monitor is so good that I decided to sell my other 2 viewsonics and get 2 more of these.
Quick on/off/sleep that is on par with my Vertex3
Slim and light
Extravagantly bright, actually had to turn the brightness down to about 70%
Gorgeous picture and 2ms response time
No dead pixels
Able to cycle through inputs via a button on the monitor
Blue LED on indicator is NOT obnoxiously bright
Overall Review: Haven't wal mounted yet, but the inputs aren't facing downward, this may pose a problem for wall mount. Nothing a 90* HDMI adapter wouldn't fix, just think people should know before purchasing.
Pros: -Bright, vivid colors
-Looks great right out of the box, didn't have to tinker with settings (not too picky about that anyways)
-Zero zero ZERO dead pixels
-Subdued and understated front bezel, with only 1 singular LED blue light for power (simple is always better)
-Simple 3 prong plug, great for jam packed power supply strips
-Inexpensive to the point of ridiculousness
-Works flawlessly with OSX and an iMac (10.6.8)
-No light bleed on the sides
-VERY lightweight (my cat weighs more (she's a thin cat))
-Free shipping and yet it delivered the next day. THE NEXT DAY! Thankfully I live right next door to California, where it shipped, but that's just insane! The monitor actually beat the cables that I had ordered extra, which is just awesome to see. Newegg is amazing
Cons: -Terrible, awful, inexcusably bad base stand
-No USB, no built in speakers (not advertised nor expected, but compared to its competition, it should have really had it included)
-Back-facing ports, making it difficult to wall mount
-Rebate system utilizes debit gift cards rather than checks, which will limit how and where you can spend your savings (gift cards are the bane of all that is good in this world and only add to plastic waste, shame on Asus)
-Glossy black finish is such a horrible idea in 99.99% of all electronic devices. Tempted to leave the plastic guard on the bezel just to avoid that headache
Overall Review: With OSX (10.6.8) this works great. My iMac is 1920x1200 and has amassed quite the collection of wallpapers, while this monitor is 1920x1080 which left me a little worried that everything would be stretched or cropped. No issue! Under Desktop pref, you can have your own folder selected for the second desktop. Great! The desktops can even rotate wallpapers at different intervals. I have my iMac set up to change every minute, and this monitor set up to change every 5 minutes.
I also purchased a mini-DVI to HDMI adapter, as my 2008 iMac came with mini-DVI. It works flawlessly. Check, recheck, then re-recheck to make sure you're getting the right adapter if you need one. Then recheck it again. Seriously.
Ugh... The stand on this thing. The issue is, there's 2 components to the stand: First, the shaft, which is connected to the monitor itself and has a back/forward hinge; Second, there's a flat, circular base that screws into the shaft. Unfortunately, there's only 1 screw holding the 2 pieces together, with 2 additional non-screwing slot pegs, which means there's barely any points of contact. All monitors with shaft necks wiggle, that's part of the design, but this one DOUBLES the shaking because of the low points of contact at the attached base, to the point that you can see the pieces separate and form gaps, even after IMMENSE tightening of the screws.
To fix the problem (and this will sound EXTREMELY stupid and ghetto), simply put something with a minor amount of cushioning in between the base and the shaft at the point of connection. Me, I used a dryer sheet. I made a slit for the screw to go through, and I just kept it in between while I assembled it all. Wouldn't you know it, it's the perfect amount of thickness and cushion to completely stop the extra shaking. It slipped right in between the 2 additional pegs in the base and made it extra tight. It looks ugly, but if I cared for looks I would have bought a $900 apple cinema display.
I'm giving it a 5/5 because I found a base stand fix that satisfies me and took all of 12 seconds to analyze, assess, and figure out a solution that worked for me. If the thought of having to do some fixes is simply unthinkable to you, make this a 4/5 rating instead. Aside from the base, this monitor is a dream in terms of functionality and the features advertised.
Pros: Excellent value when bought on sale with promo code and rebate; $149.99. Screen is bright and very thin thanks to LED backlight. No glaring from windows or lights on the matte finish. The monitor with stand weighs less then 10 pounds; half the weight of the 17" monitor it replaced. Colors are very vibrant. The games I have been able to play so far all look amazing.
I love the design of the monitor, with the glossy bezel less then 1 inch thick framing the matte finish screen, it looks great. The inlaid ASUS logo looks like chrome and adds a nice touch.
Cons: The stand is the main downfall of this monitor. It only allows for a little bit of tilt, and no rotation. I solved the rotation issue by placing a simple turntable under the base (a cabinet organizer) and it works great. Tilt is hard to accomplish without 2 hands. The monitor does sit a bit lower then I would like by default but the turntable I used also lifted it and gave it the boost it needed vertically.
When looking at the monitor from a hard angle there is a bit of color shifting. I have only noticed this when there is whites and greys on screen; they turn into shades of beige. Why would you need to be looking at a monitor from a hard angle though? A monitor that can easily rotate never needs to be viewed on an angle.
Overall Review: Spend a few bucks on a little plastic turntable. Search for cabinet turntable. I'm using a 10" turntable, however I think most 8" versions would work; the monitor's base is 7-7/8" wide. I think this is the most helpful tip I ever left in a review.