Joined on 07/05/10
Pros: The price is the first thing that should jump out at any one, the second being the size, the third that it is IPS. The High contrast ratio is a plus as well as is the weight (is not heavy at all).
Cons: Now for everything else that will have you reeling in self doubt when deciding to buy it. 1. Light leak is pretty bad. This is inevitable, but honestly when paying so much for a product it is the last thing you want to see. It is enough to make you say no to IPS in general. 2. a. The glossy black frame and base. I'm beginning to think that robots design consumer electronics because no human being would think it smart to have a product use materials that are so prone to the natural oils of the human hand. b. Further evidence that robots designed this is that the entire panel of operations (power, menu, +, -, auto) are all capacitance buttons, meaning you have to touch them to use them. Touch buttons, on a glossy black frame. Think about it. c. If not cleaned promptly you can actually stain the plastic and scratches are more evident. 3. The drivers included are useless and the monitor itself provides no calibrating software to showcase alterations, you are stuck with Windows or your GPU when it comes to getting the most out of the display. 4. The power supply is short and the power brick makes it hard to get setup just right. This is a trade off since the power brick would have to be IN the monitor to remove it from the setup, thus making the product heavier. 5. The lack of paper manual and obtuse CD one make for a potentially frustrating experience for some less experience users.
Overall Review: If you want an large monitor, with a high resolution, do research. There are many types and builds depending on what you want. This is a really cheap alternative to any type of monitor and you get what you pay for. Light leak doesn't show up in more expensive, higher quality monitors. If it does, it isn't so bad. This tends to be an issue with LCDs and especially IPS. Again, if you don't want to blow money on a better monitor, you get what you pay for.