Joined on 09/03/12
Pros: - Well-balanced, enthusiast-grade feature set. - Despite the fact that this is a VA panel (as opposed to IPS), I have another IPS panel display right above mine, and there is no color difference between the VA panel in this display and the IPS panel above it. Because this display is curved, viewing angle differences are negated as well. It's just a beautiful panel. I have zero dead pixels on mine, and no bright areas to speak of. - Thunderbolt connectivity for current (as of this writing) generation MacBook Pro meaning 100Hz refresh rate capabilities. - DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity for 100Hz refresh rate from Windows machines with DisplayPort outputs on their graphics cards.
Cons: - Lacks NVIDIA G-SYNC (has Freesync, but realistically speaking, fewer people use AMD than NVIDIA graphics cards. There is supposedly a workaround for this, however I haven't tried it myself: https://forums.evga.com/You-can-trick-NVIDIA-GPU39s-to-use-freesync-and-displays-that-use-DP-v12-to-use-gsync-m2726410.aspx - VA panel not as nice (on paper) as IPS panels in other monitors. - Though 100Hz refresh rate is nice, there do exist monitors with better refresh rates (e.g. 144Hz, 240Hz).
Overall Review: - I would absolutely recommend this display to others, especially Mac users. - I would purchase this display again. - If I could change one thing it would be to bump the refresh rate to 144Hz and add GSYNC support, but both of these requests would put it into a much higher price range.