Date Joined: 03/12/16
Cons: Color is not greatNo curve makes for bad viewing anglesSurface appears somewhat reflective and lights bounces back to screen from being so close to my wall and pcMany of the extra feature like HDR are unusable or cannot have more than one special feature on at a time.
Overall Review: For those of you going from a cheap TN monitor with washed out colors and bad viewing angles then this might be an upgrade, if you already had a decent IPS with decent color and decent viewing angles then prepare to be let down. I came from a decent monitor, not anything fancy, my main monitor was a 29UM60-P which is a LG 1080p Ultrawide. It doesn't look much different than this monitor when you compare the numbers on paper but I would prefer to continue to use my smaller LG ultrawide than continue to use this thing. I have only had it for a few days and I noticed from first use that the monitor looks awful when on your desktop or doing standard production work. Reading and looking at text on this is not a joy at all, the closer your text is to the middle the more bearable it is but forget about reading from the corners. Its a blurry miserable experience that puts more strain on my eyes than I can tolerate for more than a few minutes at a time. I took some pictures so you can see the light bleed test and an all white screen to try and illustrate the viewing angles. I would prefer to use the auxiliary monitor above it that has a TN display and washed out color specifically because it has a better viewing angle and doesn't fade anywhere close to the amount this beast does in the corners. Now I will say that I have no complaints when I did a bit of gaming on this. I only fired up Borderlands 3 and Dead Space but the experience was fine, usable. It's really the desktop and text I have an issue with. If you are dead set on getting this then be ready to adjust the settings and push this thing as far back on your desk as you can. The closer you are to this monitor the more noticeable the bad viewing angles get. I suggest you save your money and either get a good 1080p monitor for less or prepare to spend a premium for a different 1440p Ultrawide. I have decided I will be returning this and going with a significantly more expensive LG 34GP83A-B ultrawide. I don't look forward to shipping this thing back and probably getting hit with restocking fees for something that I would consider unusable for more than a few minutes at a time. It was torture looking at this thing while typing this review. Worst monitor I have ever used....makes me think that this thing is defective. Would not recommend to anyone.