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Pros: This monitor is an absolutely gorgeous screen and offers the user tons of space to work on multiple documents.
+No dead pixels or visible backlight oddities.
+3440x1440 resolution with the size to display it all comfortably! As a power Excel user, having a giant bezel-free space to pull up a huge dataset or lay an Excel model next to its Word write up is invaluable; you can easily work in three documents at once with 3,440 pixel horizontal resolution.
+The colors for this unit are quite good out of the box, this is easily the best-looking monitor that I've owned.
+The OSD is intuitive and utilizes a joystick instead of the dreaded "row of horizontal buttons".
+In an age of garish hardware design, this monitor is very professional/chic looking.
+Nice height and tilt options.
+Excellent complement of ports (albeit with the USB ports awkwardly on the back of the unit).

Cons: -Despite its support for AMD's FreeSync gaming feature, this monitor is not really suitable for gaming. With a 60Hz maximum refresh rate, it feels distinctly inferior to the 144Hz monitor that I was coming from. If you're heavily into FPS or similar games, you'd be better off making tradeoffs for a 100+Hz unit.
-FreeSync works at 40Hz-60Hz without Low Frame Compensation (LFC), so frame rates under 40Hz are problematic for the technology. And at 3440x1440 resolution, graphically demanding games will spend a lot of time under 60hz (unless you're running a very strong GPU).
-21:9 video content is not readily available through streaming services or YouTube, so the monitor's full broad shape won't be fully utilized for video content.
-This stand does not allow you to turn the monitor to the left or the right; changing it's angle involves either dragging or picking up the unit.
-(Minor) The cable between this monitor and its power brick is rather short; you'll probably have to stick the power brick somewhere on your desk like I did.
-(Minor) The power LED on this monitor is not a good fit for a studio apartment (this can be turned off in the OSD settings).

Other Thoughts: Overall, this monitor is an amazing productivity peripheral. I picked this up on sale and am exceedingly impressed when working on it or viewing widescreen content - the colors and clarity are gorgeous and convenient. If you're a hardcore gamer I'd recommend other options that support higher refresh rates and run at lower resolutions. Otherwise, this is the monitor to get!

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Pros: This monitor is an absolutely gorgeous screen and offers the user tons of space to work on multiple documents.
+No dead pixels or visible backlight oddities.
+3440x1440 resolution with the size to display it all comfortably! As a power Excel user, having a giant bezel-free space to pull up a huge dataset or lay an Excel model next to its Word write up is invaluable; you can easily work in three documents at once with 3,440 pixel horizontal resolution.
+The colors for this unit are quite good out of the box, this is easily the best-looking monitor that I've owned.
+The OSD is intuitive and utilizes a joystick instead of the dreaded "row of horizontal buttons".
+In an age of garish hardware design, this monitor is very professional/chic looking.
+Nice height and tilt options.
+Excellent complement of ports (albeit with the USB ports awkwardly on the back of the unit).

Cons: -Despite its support for AMD's FreeSync gaming feature, this monitor is not really suitable for gaming. With a 60Hz maximum refresh rate, it feels distinctly inferior to the 144Hz monitor that I was coming from. If you're heavily into FPS or similar games, you'd be better off making tradeoffs for a 100+Hz unit.
-FreeSync works at 40Hz-60Hz without Low Frame Compensation (LFC), so frame rates under 40Hz are problematic for the technology. And at 3440x1440 resolution, graphically demanding games will spend a lot of time under 60hz (unless you're running a very strong GPU).
-21:9 video content is not readily available through streaming services or YouTube, so the monitor's full broad shape won't be fully utilized for video content.
-This stand does not allow you to turn the monitor to the left or the right; changing it's angle involves either dragging or picking up the unit.
-(Minor) The cable between this monitor and its power brick is rather short; you'll probably have to stick the power brick somewhere on your desk like I did.
-(Minor) The power LED on this monitor is not a good fit for a studio apartment (this can be turned off in the OSD settings).

Other Thoughts: Overall, this monitor is an amazing productivity peripheral. I picked this up on sale and am exceedingly impressed when working on it or viewing widescreen content - the colors and clarity are gorgeous and convenient. If you're a hardcore gamer I'd recommend other options that support higher refresh rates and run at lower resolutions. Otherwise, this is the monitor to get!

READ FULL REVIEW

Pros: This monitor is an absolutely gorgeous screen and offers the user tons of space to work on multiple documents.
+No dead pixels or visible backlight oddities.
+3440x1440 resolution with the size to display it all comfortably! As a power Excel user, having a giant bezel-free space to pull up a huge dataset or lay an Excel model next to its Word write up is invaluable; you can easily work in three documents at once with 3,440 pixel horizontal resolution.
+The colors for this unit are quite good out of the box, this is easily the best-looking monitor that I've owned.
+The OSD is intuitive and utilizes a joystick instead of the dreaded "row of horizontal buttons".
+In an age of garish hardware design, this monitor is very professional/chic looking.
+Nice height and tilt options.
+Excellent complement of ports (albeit with the USB ports awkwardly on the back of the unit).

Cons: -Despite its support for AMD's FreeSync gaming feature, this monitor is not really suitable for gaming. With a 60Hz maximum refresh rate, it feels distinctly inferior to the 144Hz monitor that I was coming from. If you're heavily into FPS or similar games, you'd be better off making tradeoffs for a 100+Hz unit.
-FreeSync works at 40Hz-60Hz without Low Frame Compensation (LFC), so frame rates under 40Hz are problematic for the technology. And at 3440x1440 resolution, graphically demanding games will spend a lot of time under 60hz (unless you're running a very strong GPU).
-21:9 video content is not readily available through streaming services or YouTube, so the monitor's full broad shape won't be fully utilized for video content.
-This stand does not allow you to turn the monitor to the left or the right; changing it's angle involves either dragging or picking up the unit.
-(Minor) The cable between this monitor and its power brick is rather short; you'll probably have to stick the power brick somewhere on your desk like I did.
-(Minor) The power LED on this monitor is not a good fit for a studio apartment (this can be turned off in the OSD settings).

Other Thoughts: Overall, this monitor is an amazing productivity peripheral. I picked this up on sale and am exceedingly impressed when working on it or viewing widescreen content - the colors and clarity are gorgeous and convenient. If you're a hardcore gamer I'd recommend other options that support higher refresh rates and run at lower resolutions. Otherwise, this is the monitor to get!

READ FULL REVIEW

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Display Name: Brent S.

Date Joined: 03/17/05

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 04/23/11
  • Last Review: 01/13/17
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