Joined on 09/11/04
Very nice monitor
Pros: As mentioned, this is a wide gamut monitor. This means without calibration, all the colors look like candyland colors and can really tick you off if you did not make plans for calibration. After calibrating with Color Eyes Pro and a Spyder 3 Express, the color is magnificent and pure bliss.
Cons: I got 1 grey/stuck pixel right smack dab in the middle of my screen. I use this for InDesign and spend a great deal of time with a white background so you can imagine my frustration. Newegg would not replace and told me to contact HP. Arg.
Overall Review: Using the Spyder3Express software gave so-so results, and the colors still looked candy like, so I bought Color Eyes Pro and man what a difference. Bummer that the Spyder3 was 80 bucks and Color Eyes is 175, but it's worth it if your a color accuracy freakazoid like me.
Pros: Big Screen Real Estate.
Cons: This is a TN panel. For those of us that are picky, this was a mistake to buy. Nowhere does it say it's a TN panel, just says 16.7 million colors which is misleading, since it's 6-bit and dithers the rest. I was foolish and scrapped the box, so now I'm stuck with a monitor I don't want.
Overall Review: The view angle on this monitor is terrible. You really need to be square-on looking at. The entire screen has a heavy blue-cast no matter how much color calibrating you perform. Even my friend mentioned it had a "hospital lighting" look to everything. Overall, the colors look goofy and washed, even with modest contrast/brightness settings. Who knows, maybe I got a dud. No dead pixels.