Joined on 03/01/16
Good deal, everything works as it should.
Pros: It's a nice bright, high contrast IPS panel with a wide viewing angle. It doesn't leak too much light - I can see some leak on a pure black screen but nothing that bothers me. Freesync is working with my RTX card. The low framerate compensation works perfectly and that's important to me. I don't detect any change in brightness at any fps. I don't see any flicker. The stand works well with easier to adjust height and tilt than most. I don't have any bad pixels. Also it came with the colors and gamma pre-adjusted well.
Overall Review: I'm not the most demanding gamer and my previous monitors were horrible so maybe there are people who are more picky than me, but not spending too much money was important to me, so to my mind this monitor is perfect.
Slows to a crawl on initial Bitlocker encryption, 2 chip SSD, doubt it's TLC
Pros: - works properly under most conditions
Cons: - When doing initial bitlocker encryption or whole disk decryption, slows to about 20 MB/s with short bursts of faster activity every 10 seconds or so. Apparently can't handle heavy reading and writing at the same time - runs a bit hot, but even when taken apart and a supplied with a heatsink, that doesn't fix it getting overwhelmed and slow by very much.
Overall Review: I have a 2 tb sabrent tlc NVMe drive - it has chips covering two sides of an m.2 2280 board. This drive is also 2 tb, but it's composed of only two chips, a small driver chip and a relatively small flash chip. I have my doubts that it's really TLC. Encrypting my whole Sabrent NVMe with Bitlocker was fast, proceeding about 350 MB/s This drive on the other hand started out at about 170 MB/s then slowed to 17 MB/s with little bursts of 60 MB/s every 10 seconds or so. Putting a heatsink of it changed that to 21 MB/s with bursts of 200 MB/s. Lots of fiddling with it past that had no effect. Running disk tests during this showed horrible results. I backed out of encryption, which took forever. But once it was done and the background reads and writes were over, disk tests were back to normal and copying huge directories was normal. I haven't tried a huge write test beyond what Crystal Disk Mark does, but it can read for 15 minutes straight and stay fast. Next time, I'll go with a more premium brand if I can still find TLC in it.