Solid color and grayscale performance
The Acer B296CL is a reasonably priced 29-inch Ultra-wide monitor offering a generous selection of ports, solid IPS color performance, and an ergonomic stand. Its issues - the panel loses some luminance when viewed from an extreme vertical angle, and the monitor does not have an auto-rotate feature - are few and minor.
Best gaming LCD I've seen
urchased this from B&HPhotoVideo store at $265 shipped, installed a few days ago and 144Hz works flawlessly with my 670 SLI! haven't tested most demanding games, but now surely I can finally turn off Vsync (even adaptive) completely in some games to eliminate any kind of lag (adaptive vsync) or tearing (e.g. vsync off on 60hz monitor).
I love the stand, it's very stable and allows for all direction adjustments, similar to my former most favorite Dell Ultrasharp kind.
Good colour reproduction, Tilt and roation adjustment
I think most of us will agree that a decent 120-144Hz screen is a rather desirable little gaming panel, minus forking out for an Nvidia 3D Vision bundle. Sure, Asus has got some impressive screen technology in its monitor range, but it needs to get a lot more competitive on the price front given the value on offer from both BenQ and Iiyama at the moment.
Matte screen surface offered good glare-reduction
ASUS are fairly unambiguous in their marketing of the VG248QE on their website, on their printed materials and on the base of the monitor itself. This is designed to be a gaming monitor that delivers a super-responsive experience in fast paced games. With its super-low input lag, very good pixel responsiveness (with configurable overdrive) and 144Hz refresh rate the monitor does deliver a superbly smooth gaming experience.
Fast response time
Looking at the features and user reviews, it looks like they made good job manufacturing this ASUS VG248QE. It's obviously made with gamers and movie & sports viewers on mind because of fast response and refresh rates. For professional image editing, it might not be optimal though. That said, for most uses the monitor is great.
Refresh rate of 144 Hz
The ASUS VG248QE is not perfect. There might be some color leakage at the back but this is the best quality gaming monitor you will get at this price. If gaming is your top priority then this monitor will complete your gaming setup to the fullest.
Nice build quality
The ASUS VG248QE 144hz monitor is an excellent screen for 3D gaming. In this regard it is a worthwhile purchase and will cost around £100 less than the bigger 27inch ASUS VG278HE 144hz which we reviewed back in October 2012.
While we can't find the VG248QE on sale yet in the United Kingdom, ASUS informed us that it will be priced around the £300-£320 mark, inc vat. At this price it does face stiff competition, especially from products already in the ASUS portfolio.
Mostly very happy -a keeper, indeed
I am very pleased with my new Envy 27: it looks and sounds great. I am upgrading from a 19" 720 display in a 2006 HP Touchsmart. I paid $408, which was $9 more than HP was charging on the day I checked last month -the Amazon account convenience and delivery-reliability was worth it. I am using a display port-to-display port connection and I didn't detect any difference when I tried a VGA connection using a DVI-I to VGA adaptor which came with my computer.
Very stylish looks, big display, glossy front
Checking the colour gamut coverage, sRGB reached 97%, Adobe RGB at 76% and NTSC at a lowly 71%. Brightness consistency was mostly satisfactory except for the right side which was much brighter - up to 16.3% difference at 100% brightness setting. Checking the screen on pure black there was clear light leak on that side too. Colour consistency across the display was fairly even, apart from the bottom centre third where it varied by Delta-E 4.4 at 100% Brightness.
Decent color accuracy and contrast
While the ViewSonic TD2340 is most definitely a niche product, the asking price is fair, and the quality of the hardware is a commendable step in the right direction.
A number of ways to connect to graphics card
I bought two of these monitors to run with a Mac Book Pro 15. The product details do not mention it, but they came with all the cables one could require to hook these up.
I used the Mini Display Port -> Display Port cables to the Thunderbot ports on my Mac.
The USB port on my Mac I connected to the closest monitor, and then connected the USB feed for the second monitor to the first. I ordered an Apple wired USB keyboard at the same time and connected that to one of the monitors.
Games are incredibly immersive
We really like the U2913WM, and we wish that the U2713HM had followed the same design. Sadly, it looks like the upcoming U2413 and U2713H are following with the old look.
What's rather spectacular about the U2913WM, though, is the price â?? at AU$599, it's enough that people will be asking if they want a 27-inch with the extra 360 vertical pixels, or if 21:9 is in their future.
Even better than it looks
This monitor is even nicer than it looks. I ordered it for my mom when her old monitor broke. She uses the computer for emails, web surfing, Skype, watching some online tv, etc. I love that this screen goes all the way to the edges with no bezel surrounding it. The actual picture display goes almost to the edge. Such a sleek looking monitor. HD movies look awesome. Very happy.
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