Pros: -Awesome color accuracy by default. The CD contains an ICC profile and using it and the default picture settings it already looks far better than the acer ips monitor I had previously.
-The 4k 120hz dream team! I almost don't need to choose anymore! Many games I can't hit 120fps on while in 4k on the max settings but the ones that can look incredible. Doom 2016 I am able to do it on and it feels amazing. Hopefully the 1100 NVidia series can boost the rest of the games.
-HDR looks amazing! On my Playstation 4 at least. I don't have any PC games with HDR. I'm downloading FFXV as I write this to have a single PC game with HDR.
-Gsync! Gsync is very good with 4k considering current top of the line hardware can't get much more than 60 fps at 4k. So you will still get a smooth experience even at the lower FPS.
Cons: - Sadly you can't have the best of both the picture and the refresh rate at the same time. You get the options of 144hz refresh while sacrificing color accuracy, 10 bit color depth while sacrificing the refresh to a 98hz max, or the middle ground of 120hz refresh and 8 bit color depth. The middle ground seems like the best option, 8 bit and 10 bit color depth doesn't look much different and 120hz 144hz refresh feel pretty similar in game.
-The stand! The monitor supports a vesa mount but removing the included stand is not at all obvious. There are instructions on how to attach a vesa mount but they seem to have forgotten to include instructions on how to take the included stand off. For anyone wondering, there's a small notch on the back of the monitor under the stand which annoyingly rotates with the monitor and stand, so you need a small flathead screwdriver or something to fit into the notch and pop the shiny plastic decorative ring off. After the shiny half is off you can then pop the black half off with just your hands. you'll be able to take out the four black screws holding the stand on and free the monitor from the stand.
-HDR in games! There's very few pc games that have HDR currently, I bought FFXV just to see it on the monitor.
-NVidia Graphics card firmware! This won't be immediately obvious to most people. I can't even remember where I found out about this. In June NVidia released a firmware update to allow your card to make full use of Display port 1.4. It is not included in driver updates. You need to specifically search for it on NVidia's website. Luckily updating the firmware is incredibly easy after you find and download the firmware.
-Heavy! If you use a monitor arm be prepared to tighten it up a ton. My arm dropped like a rock after putting the monitor on.
-Power brick! This thing has it's own power brick. Not a big issue but you will not be able to use any D-cable you are already using. Power bricks are also just kind of inconvenient for cleaning wiring your desk. I'm surprised I never saw that mentioned.
-Price! I found it worth it as someone who is bad at managing money but I have the feeling cheaper monitors will be able to do this in the near future. On the plus side I doubt I'll need to replace this monitor for a loooong time.
Overall Review: So to summarize, arguably there are a lot more cons than pros but this is the best picture you can get on a monitor currently for gaming. Till the next generation of graphics cards release it is hard to make use of all of the monitors features. For PC there are very few games that use HDR. It is also incredibly difficult to hit the 120 fps while running a 4k resolution, you will not be able to do it on most modern games and even some old games. With PS4 Pro and Xbox One X you can get the 4k resolution and many games use HDR but they will only get 60 fps at most. Consoles also can't use the gsync. The Xbox one can use freesync however so maybe freesync would have been more valuable? I wish Nvidia and AMD would use the same tech that was compatible with each other to make that less of a pain for consumers.
TLDR This is the best monitor out there but the many drawbacks and price make it a tough sell for anyone but the most hardcore enthusiasts. Also only get this monitor if you intend to get the next generation of graphics cards, I'm sure they will greatly help with the headaches of trying to run a 4k resolution.
Pros: The display is sharp and the colors are amazing. Playing Anthem in 4k HDR at 120Hz is truly a treat for your eyes.
I've also been using this monitor for work, and I haven't had any issues with text being blurry.
Cons: - No issues to report during the two weeks that I've had this monitor. I will update the review after I've thrown more things at this monitor to better judge performance.
Overall Review: - The fan issues that a lot of people have been complaining about are either defects with their monitor or these people are extremely picky when it comes to noise. I've tried overclocking the monitor and playing games on it for a few hours, and the fan sound isn't even noticeable.
- I have also not installed the drivers for this monitor yet, which may or may not improve the performance. Overall you get your money's worth for this monitor.
Pros: -Clarity: Very good. I didn't know how big of an improvement it was at first. Now I have my old monitor on the side and looking at my old monitor.
-Color: If you put this monitor side by side with another, you will notice that the white is much more white. The colors are more vibrant overall.
-Evenness: Stays even no matter which angle you look at it from. I have my monitor mounted high, and slouch when I play games. The monitor looking consistent from both angles is a huge plus
Cons: -Ugly base. Switching bases wasn't intuitive. Screws are hidden behind this ugly metal thing than you have to yank out with a flat metal object.
Overall Review: Tips:
-You can use a wall mount but you have to yank out the metal ring behind it.
-You need to activate HDR and/or 144hz via windows settings. They are not on by default.
Pros: 4k, 144hz
Cons: Dead pixels everywhere. Several dead pixels at same spot resulting a huge black dot making it even worse.
Overall Review: Unacceptable for a monitor costing so much
Pros: Newegg shipped quickly.
Cons: 4 separate monitors failed or were doa.
Overall Review: Obviously I would not recommend this monitor
Pros: lasted 15 minutes before dying.
Cons: Please read reviews before buying stuff.
Overall Review: if I could give ZERO eggs I would.
Overall Review: Would give 0 eggs if possible.
Monitor powered on fine at first. Some flickering during BIOS but that went away. Next morning monitor will not turn on. Completely dead. Tried different power cables, different outlets, etc. Totally defective. It would seem that this monitor escaped the normal QA process if you read the reviews here and on other sites (Best Buy, Amzn, etc.)
Will be requesting a replacement/refund.
Pros: Good picture while u play !!!??
Cons: Screen goes to sleep mood and dont wake up
Overall Review: As the other reviewers same problem screen goes to sleep while ur playing, very annoying . a respective company will avoid problems like this in the future, but when I search about it I found out its a common issue of ASUS with earlier editions . very disappointed it was the monitor of my dreams.