Joined on 11/28/09
Pros: Where to start. I bought this to replace a 17" CFT. What a DEAL! Quite possibly the best $200 I've ever spent on a computer component. 1. The look and color of this display is amazing. Very even lighting. 2. Native 1920x1080 resolution. 1080p looks amazing on this display! 3. 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio (asus smart contrast ratio, but still!) Night scenes in movies and in games like LOTRO absolutley blow my mind now. It's like having an upgraded graphics card. 4. Super efficient LED backlighting!!! 5. 2ms g2g response time! Gamer's and movie watcher's will understand this. Content is displayed soooo smoothly! 6. It's a VH series!! So you know it has the EPEAT Gold rating. That means it should (theoretically) be built to last longer, Highly energy efficient, and is mercury free! GREEEEN! lol. 7. Great viewing angles for having a 170/160 rating! 8. VESA mounting capability. 9. 75hz refresh capability! (although this is not supported for 1080).
Cons: Although I find the stand extremely sturdy, support-wise. It does let the monitor wobble a bit when the desk is bumped. Probably unavoidable as I'm going from a monitor that weighed about 40 pounds to one that weighs about 10, lol. Although this was not a con for me, I figured some people may look at it as one so I thought I'd include it. Because of the built in hidden wire organizer and 2 watt speakers, the monitor is not as thin as some of the other LED backlit displays out there. I knew this going in and couldn't care less. It's still reall thin. I guess it's not an IPS? Lol. Of course it's $200 and 23" so get real! :D
Overall Review: A very pleasant suprise what that the speakers that are built in we quite sufficient for day to day use while I was waiting for my Klipsch Promedia setup to come in. Another I couldn't fit in the pros was the fact this monitor Not only has a DVI hookup but also an HDMI and VGA hookup! Talk about options! On top of that you can switch imputs with a push of one button! I freaking love this display. Sorry, lol.
Pros: I too live in an apartment complex and have had to deal with UPS leaving expensive purchases by the door while I am working. Fortunately... Newegg e-mails you the UPS tracking number along with the confirmation number. You can VERY EASILY use this number on either the UPS website or over the phone to have your product left at the nearest UPS receiving facility to pick up at your convenience. You're usually able to get you purchase a few hours early this way also. :)