Joined on 11/02/11
Pros: No dead pixels that I can see. Big screen, especially for the money. Lighter than I had thought it would be. Clear picture. Very thin (doesn't really matter to me but some might care).
Cons: The one I got seems to be very slightly tilted. I haven't taken a level to it, but putting a twist tie under one side of the base seemed to have made me feel better about it. The menu isn't as bad as others are saying, but when you're cycling through, the bar that highlights your selections needs to move to the next option before you can do anything with it, rather than just moving instantaneously. The colors were a bit washed out when I got it. I used the following options: Under Luminance I set DCR to on. Brightness and contrast say that they're at 100%, adjust that if you want I suppose! Under Color Setup I made red 63, green 51 and blue 50. That seems to match the colors on my other monitor, and they look quite nice. Both DCB options off.
Overall Review: It doesn't bother me that the buttons for the menu are difficult to press, but in order to get them to register, the monitor lifts up on that side. I held the monitor down and can confirm that they are indeed hard to press. I guess that should go in cons but it doesn't bother me.
It works for streaming not gaming
Pros: It's small, comes with two antennas to choose from. It did speed up my results on the speedtest website (from 13 to 24. the wifi reception where I am now is kinda iffy). For streaming movies/netflix it was great.
Cons: I had quite a bit of problems gaming with this (which is the main thing I do on my computer). As it stands I cannot run a wire to the router so I tried using this. When using my 7-year-old laptop to tether to my computer, things were going very well I just wanted to not have to use my laptop for internet access. I tried the BearExtender and I kept getting massive ping spikes multiple times per minute. I spoke to customer support and they sent me a replacement cable. I tried that and had the same exact results. I tried the detachable cable that used to be for my PS3 controller (they use the same inputs) and the lag was less severe but still there. Unfortunately, it's just not reliable enough for gaming for me (since that's mainly what I use the internet for).
Overall Review: If you want it to stream websites and video (video that can buffer), you'll be fine. If ping matters to you, however, you'll get too many spikes for it to be useful in my experience (I'm only about 20-25 feet from the router, and like I say my 7-year-old laptop has no issues with lag spikes from the same position as the bearextender even if the total speed of the internet is different).
Pros: Comfortable grip Adjustable size, which is good for my big head. I like how it folds up. I was able to fit these headphones into my jacket pocket when I wasn't using them because of that.
Cons: They just suffer the same condition that all headphones in my experience have, if you want optimal sound they need to be pushed even closer to your head. The bass, especially, sounds a lot better when I do that. But it's not a big enough of a deal for me to take an egg away from it.
Overall Review: If you're using this on a small head it's a little more tricky to fold up, but that's really not a big deal. I was just playing around with them and discovered that little tidbit.
Pros: Arrived in the normal box these are sold in. -Earbuds and the charging/usb cord included and neatly included. -Excellent condition, no scratches on the screen, no scratches on the back, really nothing physically wrong with it. -Came 60% charged. Not a big deal, but it was nice to be able to turn it on right away. Felt like Christmas.
Cons: Nothing. Time will tell as to how long it will last, but hey.
Overall Review: I'm glad I went with this rather than the $250 new one. Honestly I can't believe how good it was. So now you have 4 reviews saying it was brand new and one saying that it was scratched and dented. It's like playing Russian Roulette. The only "con" was me getting nervous about what type of product I was going to receive, but that's not a big deal, really.
Pros: No dead pixels detected, great brightness, the contrast is amazing, the view is nice and sharp. I've never been so excited to look at my computer screen, honestly. Everything was plug-n-play, I had to adjust nothing (I upgraded from a 21" 16:10 screen at 1680x1050 resolution to this one at 1920x1080 and everything automatically adjusted; games, desktop, other programs). And the grip on the stand is outstanding. I have to pick it up to move it instead of just sliding it, which is a good thing for me.
Cons: If I bump my desk it shakes a bit more than my old monitor, possibly because it weighs more than my old one or maybe the stand is weaker, I'm not totally sure. Still quite stable.
Overall Review: I dropped this on the first day from hip-height (whoops!) and it still works perfectly. Like I said in the pros, no dead pixels or spots that make me go, "Hmm.. that's out of the ordinary..." just an all-around great picture. I love this monitor. I really do.