Joined on 10/23/11
Better than the 23" version
Pros: - IPS panel for clarity - VGA, DVI, HDMI cables included - Thin bezels - Low profile buttons - Pixel density better than 23" (see other thoughts)
Cons: For the price, there is no con.
Overall Review: I own the 23" version (H236HLbid) and wrote a review for that one too (with lagom.nl tests). I like this 21.5" one better and here's why: After staring at and getting used to the 23" version, I began to see black outlines of the pixels on that one. As I'm typing this with the 21.5" as my primary and the 23" as my secondary, I can see the outlines. On the 21.5" however, the pixel density seems to be just right for the 1920 x 1080 resolution. I do not notice the black grid. *I sit with the monitors in my face. If you have a desk with good distance between you and the monitor, the 23" will look just fine. Both are 1920 x 1080 native. I hope this was helpful to someone.
Died 2 hours ago
Pros: - Fast boot speed, system task, etc when it worked
Cons: - Died after a mysterious BSOD 2 hours ago
Overall Review: I just logged in to write this review. Yes, I updated the firmware. It's been around four weeks since I started using it. I was playing a game like usual and then it BSOD'd mysteriously (my temps were below 60) and I cannot boot from it anymore. I wish I knew why so I can prevent it.
Steady and fast
Pros: Although most people won't need the full 450Mbps, down speeds are consistent and fast. The stand that comes with the adapter is very useful. I've had bad experiences with ones that need to be plugged into a USB port.
Cons: Maybe a bit expensive? Relatively though, it's a good enough value. The blue blinking light may be annoying.
Overall Review: Tip: the removable cap can be fitted on the other end after plugging the adapter into the stand.
Nice ratio with a risk
Pros: - Max resolution for the price - Pixel density is high so the screen is clear - No easily noticeable glare or reflection - Very pure white - It was nice to see the language from my native country :3
Cons: - The smell in the box: go outside and open it - Stand wobbles and is not height/rotation adjustable (can tilt) - Cord plugs are on the right vertical side, not the bottom - May have excessive dead pixels and/or backlight bleeding
Overall Review: My monitor has tiny dead pixels (probably 2) in the lower left corner right next to each other looking like a dot. They're invisible unless I'm looking directly at them and I know it could have been worse so I'm cool with it :P There's very minor backlight bleeding on mine. IPS and IPS-like panels all seem to have some backlight bleeding to my experience so it's not a problem for me. The PLS screens used in these QNIX monitors are actually very high-end, but the risk for excessive dead pixels and/or backlight bleeding is the main reason why the price is so relatively low. Look up the forum "The Korean PLS Monitor Club" (can't put URLs here) for several helpful tips and remedies.
Light and comfortable
Pros: - Light weight means lifting up the mouse when gaming won't strain your joints - Pretty stylish. The logo is nice and the two-tone color scheme works well - The black part is not the soft rubber you find on Logitech mice which will become stained with germs. It feels like 90% plastic 10% rubber and is very nice. Easier to clean. - Comfortable design. The mouse I switched from strained my pinky finger and I had to take breaks when gaming. This mouse is not a problem.
Cons: I can't really think of a con except you may prefer wireless. I prefer wired because it's not that bad once you get the cord on your desk just right and you never have to worry about batteries dying.
Overall Review: The driver installation software (which comes with not only Kinzu v2 firmwares but a load of others from SteelSeries,) can update your firmware. The configuration software gives you 2 modes of adjustable dpi which you can toggle by pressing the triangle button in the middle. I recommend this mouse. I would buy another one if this one breaks.
IPS panel = Great colors
Pros: - Glass-like clear (though glossy and reflective) display - Accurate colors - Great low and high color contrast - Narrow bezels around the screen (fresh feeling) - 1920 x 1080 (considered full HD)
Cons: - Reflections of lights can be seen (not that bad) - How much the ACM setting helps is a bit mysterious
Overall Review: Tests from lagom.nl were great overall: Contrast: all bars are visible and distinguishable from each other Clock and Phase: it is what it should look like Sharpness: I use HDMI cable and vertical/horizontal lines are shown. I thought this was a problem, but texts are crisp and there are no visual problems when viewing images or playing games. Black level: all squares are visible and distinguishable from each other White saturation: same Gradient: smooth, no banding issues Inversion (pixel-walk): 7b flickers slightly, but that is expected Response time and Ghosting: A~D are flashing. No ghosting. Viewing angle: IPS panel means great viewing angle anywhere. Sub-pixel layout: RGB standard
I ordered a QNIX QX2710 glossy monitor from this seller. It arrived in less than a week. That's fast considering the fact that it's from Korea. I don't think the quality of the product has much to do with the seller, but if it does, there were 2 dead pixels (which are expected from QNIXs) and very minimal backlight bleeding.