Joined on 11/09/04
1 year review
Pros: This review is after roughly 1 year of ownership (a little over 11 months). So far, this monitor has performed flawlessly. No bad pixels appearing, no back light creeping in. It functions just as well now as when I brought it home. I still occasionally run across that certain game that isn't supporting the 21:9 ratio (cough, cough Assassin's Creed 4), but most games that are relatively recent do, and makes the experience that much better. I don't think I could go back to a regular sized monitor. I've had to do a little work on my wife's system (she has a glossy 24" HP 1080P monitor, it is a nice monitor) and I really miss the extra real estate. It's very noticeable. I'd love to get one of the new 34" 21:9 ratio monitors, but my wife would notice a new monitor on my desk and immediately ask "how much did that cost?".
Cons: The thing is a fingerprint magnet on every surface.
Overall Review: I would love to try out daisy-chaining 2 more together for that ultra wide view, but again, the Missus would notice.
Pros: Easy installation, newer 3D NAND tech, Samsung brand name and fast. Rapid storage works well until the buffer fills up, but still quick after that.
Cons: Windows 7 wouldn't recognize it until I formatted it. My Asrock BIOS immediately saw it after physical installation. Ended up doing a clean install of 7 after realizing the cloning software was unreliable.
Overall Review: Got mineelsewhere while on sale for $89.99. Wasn't actually looking for it, but at that price knew it was worth it. This isn't a complaint aimed at Newegg, as I've spent plenty of money here. Just happened to find it at a better price that day.